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March 20, 1991 | By John Roach, Special to The Inquirer
In front of a crowd of 3,400, Pottstown guard Aaron Beasley made the first of two foul shots with four seconds left last night to give the Trojans a 72-71 victory over York in the Class AAA state semifinal game at Reading High. Pottstown, which snapped York's 57-game consecutive winning streak, advances to play Perry (a 75-68 winner over Blackhawk last night) in the state championship game Friday. The Trojans (29-2) scored the game's final three points after York took its only lead of the game - at 71-69 with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining.
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January 14, 1991 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
Great Valley finished the first half of its Pioneer Athletic Conference schedule in fine style Saturday night with an 85-43 dismantling of visiting Pottsgrove. Now, Patriots coach Paul Girone hopes his team can continue its strong play in Tuesday night's visit by league powerhouse Pottstown. "It's a good time for us to play Pottstown," Girone said. "I think we're playing our best basketball right now. There's no excuses. But Pottstown is a great team. " The Patriots (11-1 overall, 8-1 league)
NEWS
December 23, 1991 | By Joe Ferry, Special to The Inquirer
John Leslie would have preferred doing this year's Christmas shopping in downtown Pottstown - strolling down High Street, looking in windows, browsing through the specialty shops. But the 68-year-old retired businessman-turned-impressionist painter and designer doesn't like the cold weather much. So, instead, he drove to the nearby Coventry Mall and shopped in the heated comfort of the sprawling complex. The experience left him wanting. "Malls are nothing but glass fronts and neon signs," said Leslie, of Sanatoga, Montgomery County.
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March 30, 2001 | By Ira Josephs INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Amy Koons works the field harder than a farmer at harvest, and she's just as neighborly. It has always been that way for the Pottstown senior, who squeezes every last ounce of ability from her 5-foot-1 body and wrings every minute from every day. Whether she's playing lacrosse or field hockey, hitting the books or the weights, or enjoying her friends and family, it's likely Koons is smiling. Why shouldn't she? A midfielder and captain for the defending Pioneer Athletic Conference champion girls' lacrosse team, Koons is also ranked in the top 1 percent of her senior class and has an 80 percent scholarship lined up at LaSalle University.
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January 29, 2008 | By Nancy Petersen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The afternoon sun streaming into a showroom window at Lastick's Furniture store in downtown Pottstown spotlighted a black leather ottoman on top of which lay a fake martini glass with a $34 price tag. Water-damaged ceiling tiles covered everything. Inside, the stench of acrid smoke lingered in the air. But to co-owner Marsha Petnick, the smell was nothing compared with what it had been on Sunday after a fire the previous afternoon ravaged part of her store and several others on the 200 block of High Street.
SPORTS
January 22, 2001 | By Shannon Ryan, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The last time the Phoenixville girls' basketball team met Pottstown, the Phantoms had a few things missing. Personnel-wise, Ashley MacLelland. The team's leading scorer was out with a sprained ankle, watching from the bench. Mechanically, the Phantoms had trouble rebounding, scoring points, and keeping up the pressure in the 49-36 loss on Dec. 19. Phoenixville hopes things change on Thursday, when the Phantoms play Pottstown at home. Pottstown is still undefeated and in first place in the Pioneer Athletic Conference.
NEWS
October 1, 2012 | By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A two-alarm fire in Pottstown Saturday night displaced 26 people, officials said. Firefighters responded to the blaze at the Yorkshire Apartments on the 500 block of North York Street shortly before 8 p.m. The fire was placed under control around 8:27 p.m., a Montgomery County dispatcher said. The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania said of the 26 who were displaced, only four didn't have a place to stay Saturday night. The Red Cross said it intended to provide them with lodging over the weekend and would follow up on Monday to make sure that all impacted residents had housing, food and clothes.
NEWS
March 29, 1987 | By Vanessa Herron, Inquirer Staff Writer
News flash: Huey Lewis has backed out of a big San Francisco concert celebrating the 50th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge, and he's being replaced by a hot new act - the Pottstown Senior High School Marching Band. Concert promoter Bill Graham last week walked out of the May 24 celebration, taking headliners Tony Bennett, Huey Lewis and the Grateful Dead with him. Word had it, the only act left would be the Pottstown marching band, which was invited in January because the town had produced most of the steel for the massive bridge.
NEWS
December 11, 1990 | By Brian Miller, Special to The Inquirer
The season was only one game old, but Great Valley coach Paul Girone already had a weary smile on his face. "I couldn't study any more film of Pottstown," Girone said. "I mean, we know everything they do. We know what to expect. " Great Valley beat Haverford High, 67-58, Saturday night. But the Patriots had little time to enjoy their nonleague opening win. The Pioneer Athletic Conference opens tonight, and the Pats must face the colossus, Pottstown, right at the start. Many think Pottstown will run away with this season, and even Girone allows that his team isn't ready to handle the Trojans.
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July 2, 2015
A story Wednesday about a volleyball tournament in Pottstown misspelled the name of cafe owner Ashraf Khalil. A story Wednesday about the killing of a woman in East Mount Airy misstated her name, Regina Brunner Holmes.
NEWS
July 2, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Volleyball is often associated with sand and surf. So why is one of the sport's biggest annual tournaments held in a Philadelphia exurb, 100 miles from the nearest shore? "We never bother to make a big deal out of it. We just kept putting on a great event, and more people kept coming to it," said Seth Kaas, one of about a dozen local players responsible for the Pottstown Rumble. His father, Ken Kaas, and some friends started the Rumble 24 years ago as a small regional tournament.
SPORTS
June 7, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Summer racing in the Philadelphia area is usually limited to two things: 5Ks or races that take place near the beach, or both. The Pottstown Half Marathon is bucking that trend with its first year race set for July 11. Chris Bayless, who is the head of the Sly Fox Track Club (which is not affiliated with the brewery of the same name in the same town but often co-hosts events with track club), started thinking about putting on a half marathon because people asked him to. "July is about halfway between the spring marathon season and the fall marathon season," he said.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
They went by the artful nicknames of "Pudge," "Cream," and "Pizza," but law enforcement officials said they were nothing but "thugs" connected to two homegrown, violent street gangs, intent on dominance, that terrorized a community for months. On Thursday, officials announced the arrests of 34 people connected with the gangs Straight Cash Money Gang and Brothas From Anotha, which operated in Pottstown, Montgomery County, and whose tentacles reached into Berks County and Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 16, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two people have been arrested in the fatal shooting of man in Pottstown last month following a falling out over money, officials announced Tuesday. Richard Collins and Mariah Walton are to be charged with killing Artie Bradley, 38, of Pottstown, said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Police learned after Bradley was found dead in Pottstown on March 20 that he had had a relationship with Collins, 37, of Philadelphia, and Walton, 22, of Pottstown. Collins and Bradley had a falling out in the months leading up to his murder, Ferman said in a press release announcing the arrests.
NEWS
March 25, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
Authorities are looking for information about the killing of a Pottstown man. Artie Bradley, 38, was found dead in Pottstown on Friday morning, according to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. An autopsy found that he died of gunshot wounds. Pottstown police reported to the scene, at Washington and Beech Streets, after receiving a report of an unresponsive person. Bradley was pronounced dead at the scene. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide. The District Attorney's Office and the Pottstown Police Department said Monday that they were investigating the death.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Abraham Weitzenkorn opened his family clothing store in Pottstown, Abraham Lincoln was president, and stovepipe hats were the new black. Weitzenkorn, a German immigrant who had peddled his wares from a covered wagon, had saved enough to open a clothing shop, marketing his brand of overalls and work boots to farmers in the area. Over a century later, Weitzenkorn's family still owns a men's clothing store on a main street of the Montgomery County borough. Weitzenkorn's, now offering everything from black tie to beachwear, is celebrating its 150th anniversary, still standing after a shifting retail landscape and a decline of Pottstown's manufacturing base squashed other small businesses.
NEWS
October 28, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Stanley M. Nowacki, 104, a longtime doctor in Pottstown who received a Bronze Star for his work saving blood during World War II, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Lexington, Va., of renal failure. Born to Polish immigrants in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia on Dec. 20, 1909, Dr. Nowacki graduated from Germantown High School in 1926 and then became an Owl twice over, graduating from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in 1930 and his M.D. in 1935. The next year, Dr. Nowacki married Ellen Siek, who years before had caught his eye at a parish dance.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A volunteer equipment coach at a Montgomery County high school was one of two men found shot dead Friday morning inside a parked vehicle in Berks County, authorities said. Steven E. Mixon, 27, of Pottstown, volunteered with the Pottsgrove High School football team and was a 2006 graduate. The other man was identified as Joseph E. McCullough, 20, also of Pottstown. "The initial stages of this investigation indicate that there are no other persons involved in this crime and therefore there are no concerns for public safety," Pennsylvania state police said in a brief report.
NEWS
September 28, 2014
SOCCER INTER-AC LEAGUE Agnes Irwin 3, Penn Charter 1: Kristen Burnetta scored twice for the visiting Owls, ranked No. 9 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. Kendall Shein made nine saves. PUBLIC LEAGUE Freire Charter 3, Olney 0: Josephine Chukwuani stopped two penalty kicks among her six saves to secure the shutout at Olney. Tahira Thurmond scored twice. Essence Robinson netted a goal. NONLEAGUE Garnet Valley 3, West Chester Henderson 2: In the 77th minute, Brittany Dragoni scored the winner at home, off an assist from Morgan Morrisroe.
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