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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
June 19, 2019

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            In December of 1959, after learning from his sister – who was teaching sixth

grade at Pennsburg Elementary School – that Upper Perkiomen High School was searching for new head football coach, Dick Werkheiser contacted his friend Bill Keeny in Missouri. The next time they spoke, Keeny, who took the job, offered Werkheiser the job as coach of the freshman team. A biology teacher at a Berks County high school, Werkheiser didn't hesitate in accept the offer, which shorted his daily commute.

            "I figured it was going to be a good situation," said Werkheiser, who was living in Allentown when he applied for the job.

            Nearly 60 years later, the school celebrated the life of William L. Keeny, 84, who passed away April 14. On Saturday, members of his family, friends, former colleagues and players gathered in the school's auditorium to remember his character, accomplishments and his contributions to the ...



Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
June 19, 2019

            Runs in the Perkiomen Valley Twilight League can be scarce, according Elias Gabel-Tripp, manager of the Upper Perk Chiefs. He said the outcome is usually

The Chiefs Josh Fell tries to slide into home as the Gab-

elsville catcher prepares to tag him out in the first inning.

determined by who plays better defense.

            Two errors by the Chiefs in the top of the seventh inning helped Gablesville rally for a 4-0 victory on Tuesday night at Mechlerly Field.

            The Owls took advantage of two errors to rally for four runs, three of which were unearned, off Bryan Pijanowksi, during the inning. Their defense made all the plays behind Mitch Renninger, who allowed just four hits. Elias Gabel-Tripp described him as an above average pitcher in the league.

            "I definitely think we could be playing better," said shortstop Trey Livingstone. "I think we could swing the bats a little better, too."

            Upper Perk's best scoring opportunity came on the bottom of the ...



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