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The 10th annual charity golf outing 

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Spring-Ford graduate gets ready for sophomore campaign at Grandview 

Community with a "K"
Keller Williams again sets the bar for local commitment
By Dave Conard  Tri County Sentinel

UPPER PROVIDENCE--What passes as enough to be considered “involved in your community” these days?

Sure, we all remember the “Brady Bunch” days of the PTA, 4-H club, Boy or Girl scouts along with the occasional baking the new family on your street a cake to say, “welcome to the neighborhood”.  

ASK ANG! More than just words


Two words have never told such an all encompassing story, yet anyone in the Tri County area that has anything to do with real estate, building or just generally being involved in the community knows just how profound those two simple words are. 

Ask Ang!


Time to play ball!
Little league and Ripken baseball gets into the swing of spring

SKIPPACK-Sometimes in today's world of social media and constantly being bombarded by posts from friends and even strangers, . 


Bill Haley Jr. and the Comets headline first Golden Apple Gala benefiting senior center.

LIMERICK—Organizing a fund raising event for the first time is always a daunting task, add in the fact that a good portion the community may not be aware of the importance of said even and that elevates the level of difficulty into the “monumental” category.


HANGING with the Boys!  

Rams and Vikings begin a          new chapter in rivalry 

GRATERFORD—Thursday after noon, on the sun drenched field of Perkiomen Valley High School, area baseball fans were witness to a renewal of a storied and long standing rivalry and a glimpse into the future of Pac-10 baseball, when the Spring-ford Rams opened the season as guests of the Middle School East Vikings.

Above- David McCurry closes out the Vikings in opening day 10- Spring-Ford win. Below Vikings starting pitcher David Smith gets it cranked up for the hosts in their season debut.  Photos by Dave Conard click image for entire gallery.
Nationals rally in softball action!  

SKIPPACK—Oh, the fun of getting the little league season going.

Be it t-ball, softball or playing baseball in the spotlight of the major league field, there is something special about running out between those baselines for the first time.


GRATERFORD—Dan McLaughlin is a high school softball for a couple of reasons, one he loves the game and two he loves to coach kids and see them reach their full potential, a job that is usually more easily said than done.

Haley- Mackerel!         That girl can hit!

Above- Haley Streeper crushes a two-out double to drive in two of her game high 4RBI, as Perkiomen Valley defeated Boyertown 8-3.  ​ Below- Kelsey Impink turns a crucial 6-3 unassisted double play to turn back a Lady bears threat, Bottom- Perk Valley catcher Noelle McCoulough who is a calming force behind the plate, clutches a third strike foul tip to end and inning.  ​ Photos by Dave Conard click image for entire gallery.
Central Perkiomen win District 2 Cal Ripken Baseball championship and qualifies for the State championship tournament
Voice of "THUNDER" comes to Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE—It’s never easy stepping into the shoes of a legend, but in the wake of the recent and planned departure of television icons like Jay Leno, David Letterman and Barbara Walters........

Vipers bats prove deadly for Stars
Four run inning erases Skippack's early lead 
SKIPPACK—Have you ever wondered what those “travel ball” kids, that spend there entire summer trekking all over the Tri County area, dragging mom and dad and more often that not a sibling or two in tow to tournament after showcase, do over Easter break.


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Taking the GREEN flag of life

by Dave Conard on 06/03/14

Epic week in store for Phoenixville Raceway alum / 
Pope John Paul II senior Ryan Lilick

UPPER PROVIDENCE—To say that that this is a BIG week for Pope John Paul II senior Ryan Lilick is an understatement along the lines of saying that “the pacific ocean is a large body of water”, this week started on a grand scale and will culminate in full Epic mode as Lilick will participate in commencement on Wednesday night.

Pope John Paul II High School in its brief history has already established itself in athletics with its boys basketball team reaching district and state notoriety, as well as the baseball team and girls volleyball squad enjoying great success, but Lilick is involved with an entirely different sport that doesn’t get talked about as much at the local Applebees, which so many of the Golden Panthers students frequent

FUN IN THE SUN! Fun days highlight season

by Dave Conard on 06/03/14

Highlight of Knee Hi season as Fund Days roar on

BOYERTOWN—There are always a few special days marked on the calendars of every kid that plays in Boyertown Midget Baseball League, the first practice, first game and opening day.

For the teams that battle weekly in the Knee Hi division, which utilizes fields throughout the Boyertown area for league games, there is one date that shines above the rest, FUN DAYS.

Like to stay and chat but must dash

by Dave Conard on 06/03/14

Mazzerle "Dashes" to back to back wins

?PHOENIXVILLE—If there is one thing that Mother Nature has proven this spring, it is that she is just not much of race fan, as the weather has wreaked havoc on local dirt track schedules like Grandview, forcing two rain outs and even disrupted the TV driven Sprint Cup series.

After two weeks of dodging the rain drops at Phoenixville Raceway, it looked all day Wednesday as though she had decided it wasn’t to be, and again the Montgomery County Quarter Midget Club would be packing their cars into the haulers early again.

Above- The Cards mob Max Knittle after his home run

BOYERTOWN—There is something about opening day, that again sets baseball apart from any other sport played in America, especially at the Little league level.

Saturday, Boyertown Midget League officially opened the 2014 season in typical “Boyertown Baseball” fashion with a parade that featured every team and all 600 kids that will be battling each other at all season long at Mackey, Lobaugh and Rohrbach fields.

OUT AT HOME! Kind of?

Errant call can not diminish the quality of a great game

By Dave Conard Editor, Tri County Sentinel for

BOYERTOWN—The job of selecting a catcher for a little league coach can be an arduous task sometimes, as the role of “team back stopper” can often be a thankless overlooked position, that few volunteer to take on for the season.


Rams freshman building a legend at PHOENIX Speedway

By Dave Conard Editor,

PHOENIXVILLE—It’s no secret that Spring-Ford High School has permanently cemented it’s place in Pennsylvania athletics landscape making history in last few years.



Highlight of Knee Hi season as Fund Days roar on

By Dave Conard Editor, Tri County Sentinel for

BOYERTOWN—There are always a few special days marked on the calendars of every kid that plays in Boyertown Midget Baseball League, the first practice, first game and opening day.


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All in the Family!
For Todd Smith racing is "family affair"

By Dave Conard   Editor,

BECHTELSVILLE--How many times have you heard a driver giving and interview whether it be after a drag race, Nascar Sprint cup event or at one of many dirt tracks on any given weekend say that "Racing is a family sport"?