Written by Larry Etter
Middletown’s freshman football team closed out its stellar season with yet another big victory on Thursday, Oct. 30 and, in the process, finished the year with a perfect 8-0 record.
The final win came under the lights of War Memorial Field in an impressive 40-8 triumph over visiting Exeter Twp.. The closing win came after the young Blue Raiders had soundly defeated Susquehannock 37-7 in an away game in York County the previous week.
Games were not always easy to find for the team, which resulted in playing teams such as Susquehannock and Exeter, which are outside the Mid-Penn Conference. “We wanted to play schools that were equal to our size,” said Coach Scott Pettis, adding, “some of the schools in the league have dropped their freshman programs.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 November 2014 14:48
The Middletown Blue Raiders boys’ soccer team started off the 2014 season on the right foot with a strong 6-2 win over Milton Hershey on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Middletown.
Middletown’s Bubba Finsterbush had a hat trick in the victory, the first of his career.
The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-1 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division) led at halftime 2-1, then tacked on another goal to take a 3-1 lead early in the second half . . .
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:10
Written by Jim Lewis
The Middletown girls basketball team squeezed into the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season, claiming the 20th and final playoff spot.
This season, the young Blue Raiders will depend on freshmen and a sophomore to return to the playoffs.
Sophomores Jey Rivera and Halle Marion are the only starters returning on the nine-member Raider team, which depends heavily on young players.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 02:20
Written by Jim Lewis
Tyquan Walker ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Steelton-Highspire eliminated Millersburg, 21-0, in a PIAA District 3 Class A semifinal playoff game on Friday, Nov. 16 at Cottage Hill in Steelton.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:23
Whether a defending state champion or a one-win squad, no football team wants its season to end the way Lower Dauphin’s did on Friday, Nov. 9. The offense struggled to get going and the usually sturdy defense had an off-night in the Falcons’ 42-10 loss to Manheim Twp. at Hersheypark Stadium in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:05