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Raiders top Harrisburg; fall short against LD


Middletown jumped on Harrisburg for three runs in the first inning to subdue the Cougars, 7-2 on Saturday, April 19 in Middletown.


tinythirdbase4 23 14Photo by Don Graham - Photo by Don Graham Middletown’s Alexis McElwee (25) beats a throw to third base against Harrisburg.

The Blue Raiders (6-3, 2-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division) exploded for four runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding 7-1 lead over Harrisburg (3-5, 2-4).


The Raiders fell to Lower Dauphin, 8-7, when a late-inning rally fell just short on Thursday, April 17 in Hummelstown.


The Falcons (7-1, 7-0) took a 6-0 lead after five innings, then held off Middletown. The Raiders scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull within 6-4, then rallied for three runs in the seventh to make it close.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:10

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SHOWDOWN: Falcons beat Raiders in showdown of pitching aces, 4-0

Middletown’s Nathan Ocker and Lower Dauphin’s Blair Lewis faced off in an anticipated pitchers’ duel last Thursday, April 17 in a Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division matchup on the Blue Raiders’ home field, and both were impressive.  As it turned out, Lewis and his Falcon teammates had the better outing, as Lower Dauphin posted a 4-0 shutout victory over Middletown.tinyrunner4 23 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Lower Dauphin baserunner Kaylor Kulina, left, takes a lead before stealing a base as Middletown infielder Zach Sims watches.


Ocker recorded 9 strikeouts, issued just two walks and gave up 6 hits in his six innings of work on the mound, while Lewis struck out 10 and yielded just two hits and six free passes in the complete game win.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 19:08

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Raider Club hosts golf outing


The Raider Club Golf Outing, an annual event that raises money for the Middletown Area High School varsity and junior high football programs, will be held on Saturday, June 7 at Sunset Golf Course, Londonderry Twp.


The fee is $70 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart free, lunch, beverages, snacks, door prizes and awards.


Reservations and payments must be made by May 30.


For more information, or to make a reservation, readers may call 717-991-4003 or 717-725-5327 after 5 p.m.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:52

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Steelton-Highspire opens basketball coaching job

tinysteelcoach12 4 13HawthorneAfter three seasons as coach of the Steelton-Highspire boys’ basketball team, Tramayne Hawthorne will no longer lead the Rollers on the court.

The Steelton-Highspire School Board voted 7-1 on Monday, April 14 to open the boys’ varsity basketball head coach position instead of re-hiring Hawthorne. Board member Rosemary Tonkin was absent.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:48

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Polar Bears maul Raiders in boys’, girls’ track

It appeared as though the brutish, obnoxiously everlasting winter had finally disappeared in the rearview mirror for good.tinyjump4 16 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Josh Hurley soars through the air in the long jump.


Shimmering sapphire skies set to a temperate 70-degree climate provided quintessential conditions for the Middletown track and field team’s meet against Northern York on Thursday, April 10 in Middletown, a chance for the boys’ team to continue their two-meet winning streak.


Unfortunately, winter proved to still be in full swing for the Blue Raiders as the Polar Bears unleashed a blizzard-esque fury on the track, walloping the boys’ team, 100-50 and the girls’ team, 117-31.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:56

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