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BOYS' TENNIS: Raiders win three of four, near playoff spot

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Middletown won three of four matches – two against division rival Trinity – last week to climb close to a District 3 playoff spot in Class AA.

The Blue Raiders (10-4) defeated Trinity by identical 3-2 scores, and downed James Buchanan, 3-2 to move into 10th place in the District 3 Class AA power ratings.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:50

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Bennett finishes third in Pan-Ram shot put

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Middletown's Brianna Bennett finished in third place in the shot put in the Pan-Ram Invitational on Saturday, April 11 at Central Dauphin High School's Landis Field.

Bennett took third with a throw of 35 feet, 3 inches, an inch shorter than second-place finisher Keyairah Pinkney of Harrisburg. Shanna Sweigart of Cedar Crest won with a throw of 39 feet, 8 inches.

Seven Lower Dauphin athletes placed in their competitions, including two first-place finishes.

In other meets last week, the Middletown boys' and girls' track and field teams lost to division rival Camp Hill on Tuesday, April 7 in Middletown.

The Blue Raider girls (0-2, 0-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) lost to the unbeaten Lions (5-0, 4-0), 99-51, while the boys (0-2, 0-2) lost to the undefeated Lion boys (5-0, 4-0), 119.3-30.7.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:52

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BOYS' TENNIS: Dominant Raiders shut down Harrisburg Academy, 5-0

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Rain washed out Middletown's important boys' tennis match with East Pennsboro – a clash that was scheduled on Wednesday, April 8 between the third-place Blue Raiders and second-place Panthers in the Mid-Penn Conference's Colonial Division.

The weather also forced the cancellation of a match between the Raiders (7-3, 4-3 in the division) and last-place Bishop McDevitt.

But Middletown did get to play one match – a 5-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy on Thursday, April 9.

The Raiders easily cruised to a shutout of the Spartans (1-3), winning 67 of the 89 games in the match.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:49

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SOFTBALL: Raiders fall to Panthers, Palmyra

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East Pennsboro pounded Middletown with 10 hits and jumped to an early 7-0 lead to beat the Blue Raiders, 12-4 on Thursday, April 9 in Middletown.

The Panthers (2-6) broke the game open with a five-run second inning to defeat the Raiders (1-4, 1-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division).

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Palmyra jumped on Middletown for five runs in the first inning to defeat the Raiders on Friday, April 10 in Palmyra.

The Cougars (3-3, 3-2) increased their lead to 7-0 after two innings before Middletown scored four runs in the third to close within 7-4. That was as close as the Raiders got.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:40

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Raiders throttle Spartans in season opener, 6-2

 

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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 . . .

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