Monday, May 17, 2010

Who is Tulpehocken?

When the Columbia girls' softball team plays its first ever District Three Class AA playoff game next Tuesday at Garrett Park in Willow Street, they will face a team that lost six of its last nine games.
Meet the Tulpehocken Lady Trojans.
Coach John Gilmer's team finished with an 8-5 record in Division IV of the Berks County League and are 9-7 overall.
The Trojans qualified for the Berks County League playoffs for the first time since 1989 with a second place finish in Division IV and promptly lost to Muhlenberg, 5-1 in the first round.
The loss was the third straight  by the Lady Trojans.
Tulpehocken startred the year hot, winning their first four gamews over Antieta (23-0), Holy Name (10-0), Reading Central Catholic (7-1 and Wyomissing (12-2). The team's first loss was a crushing 16-6 loss to Kutztown.
For the season, the Lady Trojans did not score a win over a team with a winning record.
Reading Central Catholic is the only common opponent for the Tide. The Trojans also scored an 11-0 win over RCC.
Gilmer is in his fifth year as Tulpehocken coach.
The team's top player and spark plug is shortstop and leadoff hitter Megan Schneck. Catcher Hilary Faust is a returning all league player.
The circle was shared this season by Jenna Daub and Justine Spatz, both of whom also play the outfield.
The thtird outfielder of note is Sarah Wise.
Here are their scores: (losses in bold)
Antietam, 23-0.
Holy Name, 10-0.
Reading Central Catholic, 7-1.
Wyomissing, 12-2.
Kutztown, 16-6
Blue Mountain, 7-6.
Schuylkill Haven, 6-1
Schuylkill Valley, 10-7
Oley Valley, 4-3
Hamburg, 3-1.
Holy Name, 16-5
Reading Central Catholic, 11-0.
Brandywine Heights, 12-0
Antietak, 17-0.
Kutztown, 12-0
Pottsville Nativity, 5-2
Muhlenberg, 5-1.

Tide gets Tulpehocken

The District Three Class AA playoff brackets have been posted.
Tulpehocken finished second in Division IV of the Berks County League with an 8-5 league record and they were 9-8 overall.
I will post more on Tulpehocken tomorrow.
Garrett Park is located in Willow Street.

Events at Columbia No. 1

The Columbia No. 1 Fire Department will host two upcoming events.
The Lewis and Clark Circus will present two shoes on Wednesday, June 2.
The shows will be at 5 and 7:30 p.m.
The circus will be held at the vacant lot at Second and Bridge streets.

On Saturday, June 19, the department will hold a chicken barbecue at its station, 137 South Front St.
The chickens will be sold starting at 11 a.m.
The cost is $8 for a dinner and $5 for a half chicken.
For tickets, call 475-6675.

District Three baseball brackets

Here is a link to the District Three baseball playoff brackets. Columbia won two games this year over Lebanon Catholic and Reading Central Catholic both qualified for the Class A playoffs.

More of Columbia's Most Wanted

The Columbia Police Department and Officer Austin Miller have added some profiles and names to their Most Wanted List. Check here:

Columbia Borough is recognized

Columbia Borough has been recognized for economic development.