The Hamburg boys soccer team had a breakthrough year in 2012. The run came to an end in the district tournament to Tulpehocken, a loss that has motivated the Hawks in the offseason.

Hamburg fell in penalty kicks to the Trojans. The loss has lingered and the Hawks couldn't be more eager for the season to begin.

The team has core pieces back that should help it contend with Fleetwood and Twin Valley within Berks II.

Hamburg eyes a return to the county tournament. They qualified last season for the first time in 20 years.