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SHE REACHED FOR THE STARS

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For Middletown’s Halle Marion, hard work is rewarded with all-star honors and a softball scholarship

Halle Marion learned that Pennsylvania high school softball coaches had named her to a statewide all-star softball team while she was – where else? – on a softball field, helping conduct a softball camp for young girls.

The text from Mike Thomas, her coach at Middletown Area High School, was a happy surprise, and a goal she had eyed before the Blue Raiders’ successful 2014 season began . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:28

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GOING FOR GOLD: Four Middletown baseball players will compete in the Keystone State Games

PITCHERSSLIDEPhotos by Phil Hrobak and Bridget Fitzpatrick

 

 

Four Middletown baseball players will compete for gold medals in the Keystone State Games when the baseball competition begins on Thursday, July 31 at local diamonds.

Two sophomores, Noah Zimmerman and Jimmy Fitzpatrick, will play for the Capital junior division team, while upperclassmen Zack Simms and Jordan Flowers will play for the Capital scholastic division team – players who will be seniors or juniors in high school this fall. . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 19:26

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Athletics survive long day to win Sunset Park tournament

champspic7 23 14The Suburban Athletics 10-and-under softball team endured a long day in the recent Amateur Softball Association State Championship tournament at Sunset Park in Londonderry Twp. They played seven consecutive games, waited out two rain delays and changed fields twice. The day began at 9 a.m. and ended with a championship game appearance underneath the lights. What made the day even more fun: The Athletics won the championship, defeating Cedar Cliff for the gold medal. The team included local players.

The Suburban Athletics 10-and-under softball team endured a long day in the recent Amateur Softball Association State Championship tournament at Sunset Park in Londonderry Twp.

They played seven consecutive games, waited out two rain delays and changed fields twice.

The day began at 9 a.m. and ended with a championship game appearance underneath the lights.


What made the day even more fun: The Athletics won the championship, defeating Cedar Cliff for the gold medal.

The team included local players.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:05

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Simms, Flowers chosen for Capital baseball team in Keystone State Games


flowersphoto7 23 14111Middletown pitcher/outfielder Jordan Flowers on the mound for the Blue Raiders in a March game against East Pennsboro.  simsphoto7 23 14111Photos by Jodi Ocker Middletown pitcher/third baseman Zack Simms on the mound for the Blue Raiders in an April game against Palmyra.

Two Middletown baseball players will play for the Capital baseball team in this summer’s Keystone State Games.

Pitcher/third baseman Zack Simms and pitcher/outfielder Jordan Flowers, both seniors this upcoming school year, were chosen to play for Capitol after tryouts for the team.

The baseball competition begins on Thursday, July 31 at several baseball fields in the Harrisburg region and ends on Sunday, Aug. 3 with a championship game.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 20:01

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Middletown’s Ocker shuts down Maryland in Pennsylvania’s sweep of the Big 26 Classic

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Middletown pitcher Nathan Ocker shut out Maryland in four innings of work, helping Pennsylvania go undefeated in the three-game Big 26 Classic at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 19:32

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