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Berks Catholic Battles Back To Beat Wyomissing 42-40

January 2, 2020 Bruce Badgley

(Reading) Just throw out season records. It does not matter what sport or where they play. When Wyomissing and Berks Catholic meet up  it is intense action from start to finish. Thursday night was no different when the Spartans made the short drive to BC in a Berks Two Hoops  clash.  The Saints (2-0, 4-2) […]

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Muhlenberg Now 6-0, 86-43 Over Ephrata

December 23, 2019 Bruce Badgley

(Temple) The Muhlenberg Mules are the definition of “ big mo” this basketball season. The Mules have not had any problems scoring  in there first five wins.  A winless Ephrata squad came calling to the Mules home court Monday night. Ephrata hung tough for the first half, but Muhlenberg overwhelmed Ephrata in the second half. […]

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Wilson Pulls Away From Reading High 57-34

December 20, 2019 Bruce Badgley

(Reading) It did not feel like a league opener  Friday Night when Wilson and Reading High met at the Geigle Complex. A packed house. A gym filled with current and former Berks County Athletes. A game that had the feel of a post season win or go home tilt. It was an intense atmosphere to […]

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Governor Mifflin Goes To 6-0, 55-39 Over Exeter Twp.

December 19, 2019 Bruce Badgley

(Shillington) Being undefeated this late in the season has not been the norm for Governor Mifflin basketball. In fact,  you can count the seasons this century on one hand the Mustangs have been 5-0 to start a season. A (5-0) Exeter Twp squad came across town Thursday night in the league opener for both teams. […]

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Gov. Mifflin Bests Lebanon 60-53

December 10, 2019 Bruce Badgley

(Shillington) The opening season Inter-league play between the Berks and Lancaster Lebanon League has its share of marquee matchups. But the Gov Mifflin – Lebanon game would have a lot to say on what other teams we should expect to make some noise this post season. In a game played mostly in the paint, Governor […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC RACES PAST VALLEY VIEW 56-36

March 14, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Well we are way past big speech time for most coaches with teams still playing in the PIAA tournament.  For Valley View and Berks Catholic both came into the PIAA 4A matchup Tuesday from entirely different directions.  BC highly favored struggled in their first round matchup. Valley View came in following an impressive win.  Legendary […]

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McDEVITT HAS IT’S WAY WITH KUTZTOWN 59-42

March 10, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Coming up from the Philadelphia Catholic League the Lancers of Bishop McDevitt.  And from Berks Country the District Three 3A runner up Kutztown Cougars.  Despite being the higher seeded team, the clear favorite coming in were the battle tested Lancers.   McDevitt ran out to a quick lead  and coasted home win a 59-42 win. […]

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READING HIGH ELIMINATES BENSALEM 63-38

March 10, 2018 Bruce Badgley

The beauty about PIAA post season basketball is the mystery surrounding the inter sectional opening round games.  Many of these teams and many of these leagues have very few points of reference to judge performances.  So  Saturday afternoon the Bensalem Owls and Reading Red Knights  faced off at the GMIS in an opening round PIAA […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC ESCAPES FROM JOHN BARTRUM 47-43

March 9, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Around this time of year you just never know. Opening round PIAA tourney games can be well, unpredictable? John Bartrum a relatively unknown .500 Philadelphia public league school, vs Berks Catholic, the well oiled machine from Berks County. A long and traffic delayed drive to almost a home game for the Saints. No chance for […]

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READING HIGH GRINDS OUT THE DISTRICT THREE 6A TITLE

March 4, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Reading High marched through Dallastown and Manheim Township to make it to the District Three 6A title game. In there way stood a solid, veteran, battle tested Chambersburg Trojan squad. Chambersburg led the game after one. Reading High turned up the defensive pressure, pulled out to a lead and had to hang on to a […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC CLAIMS ANOTHER DISTRICT THREE HOOPS TITLE

March 4, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Back in November in Hershey the Berks Catholic boys faced off with the Bishop McDevitt Crusaders in football.  The Saints put forth a dominating performance and came away with a District Three title.  Fast forward to March, and it was Deja vu all over again.   Berks Catholic met Bishop McDevitt for the District Three […]

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Powerful Second Half Performance Propels Reading Past Manheim Township Into District 3-6A Title Game

February 28, 2018 Andy Herr

In sports, or really just in life in general, there truly is only one way to go about attacking a giant challenge set forth in front of you. Metaphorically speaking here of course, you can’t exactly tippy-toe into the lion’s den. Instead, you have to go in full-steam ahead, throwing caution to the wind, all […]

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BERKS CATHOLIC ADVANCES TO THE DISTRICT THREE 4A FINAL

February 26, 2018 Bruce Badgley

Turning back the clock one year ago, the Berks Catholic Saints were dejected following a District Three Semi Final loss at the hands of the Middletown Raiders.  Don’t ever think that those thoughts of defeat ever left the Saints minds.  Berks Catholic maybe came out a bit to emotional in a rematch with Middletown Monday […]

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Hempfield Secures Sweet Return To Chocolatetown As Black Knights Upend Wilson In District 3-6A Quarterfinal Victory

February 24, 2018 Andy Herr

The good thing about playoff basketball is that it can you give matchups like L-S and Hempfield as was the case last Wednesday when the Pioneers and Black Knights squared off in the most-anticipated game of the season for the right to advance to the L-L title game opposite of Lancaster Catholic. The bad thing […]

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READING HIGH TURNS AWAY DALLASTOWN 83-71

February 23, 2018 Bruce Badgley

The reward for the Dallastown Wildcats coming back from an 18 point deficit to win Wednesday night over Central York, a trip to the Geigle to face Reading High.  Clearly the Wildcats and their fans were not intimidated at all facing the defending 6A State Champs on their home floor .  Despite falling behind by […]

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Lebanon 58 E-Town 61
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