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A STATEMENT GAME?: Rollers fight off Newport in OT, 40-34

steelrun9 17 14Photo by Noelle Barrett -- Steelton-Highspire running back Shaheim Moody-Williams (7) bulls through the Newport defense.

 

A hand-off, a dash and a spin for the win. It was a moment full of glory for Steelton-Highspire as Shaheim Moody-Williams ran the ball 7 yards for a touchdown in overtime, nabbing the Rollers’ first victory of the season on their home turf, 40-34 against Newport on Friday, Sept. 12.

 

The final play took just four seconds in a nail-biting, suspenseful game at War Veterans Memorial Field.

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:32

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TWO IN A ROW: Raiders subdue Elizabethtown, 36-14

 

thompsonrun9 17 14Photo by Jodi Ocker -- Middletown running back Jaelen Thompson (44) plunges over an Elizabethtown tackler for a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

 

What a difference a couple weeks make. Following a season-opening loss to Lower Dauphin, the Middletown Area Blue Raiders have now won two straight football games, the latest coming in a convincing 36-14 triumph over visiting Elizabethtown on Friday, Sept. 12.

 

With a vocal crowd on hand at War Memorial Field, the Raiders again used a mix of solid defense, big plays on offense and mostly-good special team play to subdue the Bears on a beautiful evening in a nonleague contest.  

 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:33

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Three Blue Raiders qualify for district championship at cross country meets

 

shafferphoto9 17 14Justin Shaffer -- at left, during race at LD

 

Three Middletown runners qualified for the District 3 cross-country championships later this season in competitions last week.

 

Sophomore Rowan Sessa qualified for the championships with her finish in the Bloser Bulldog Invitational at Big Spring High School on Saturday, Sept. 13. Forty-eight high school teams competed in the invitational.

 

Freshman Justin Shaffer and senior Julia Trout qualified for the district championships in a cross country meet with Lower Dauphin and Red Land on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Hummelstown.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:09

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Raiders fall to rival Panthers, Trinity

 

Middletown boys’ soccer team had a tough week, losing to division rivals East Pennsboro, 2-0, and Trinity, 4-2.

The Blue Raiders (1-3, 1-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division) left many good scoring opportunities at the doorstep in both of the contests.

 

Against East Pennsboro (5-2, 3-0), the Panthers’ Colin Grove converted a goal in the 38th minute to put East Penn up 1-0 at halftime on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in East Pennsboro Twp. The Panthers scored again in the 67th minute on a goal by Zach Winston to seal the victory.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:03

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Zeiders' three TDs lead falcons over Chambersburg

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Photo by John Diffenderfer

Adam Zeiders, Adam Zeiders, Adam Zeiders. It may take some time for Chambersburg to forget the name of Lower Dauphin's wide receiver and kick returner.

Zeiders scored three touchdowns – two on kickoff returns immediately after a Chambersburg TD and a Lower Dauphin safety – to lead the Falcons to a 50-10 drubbing of the Trojans on Friday, Sept. 12 in Chambersburg.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:17

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