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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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Gossard no-hitter, Marion home run lead Raiders to win


Pitcher Sarah Gossard threw a no-hitter and Halle Marion hit a solo home run as Middletown defeated Susquehanna Twp., 10-0 on Saturday, April 12.tinyflyball4 16 14Photo by Phil Hrobak - Middletown’s Cynthia Decker, left, grabs a fly ball for an out at first base during a game against Bishop McDevitt.


The victory improved the Blue Raiders’ record to 5-2, 1-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division.


Marion’s home run, which she hit in the second inning, staked the Raiders to a 4-0 lead.


It was the first division loss of the season for Susquehanna Twp. (3-3, 1-1).


Marion hit a grand slam and Gossard added a solo home run in the Raiders’ 11-6 victory over visiting Hershey on Thursday, April 10.


Marion’s slam capped Middletown’s 6-run third inning that increased the Raiders’ lead to 9-2. Gossard’s homer extended the lead to 11-4 in the sixth inning.


The Raiders began the week with an 8-5 loss to Bishop McDevitt on Tuesday, April 8 at Bishop McDevitt. Middletown committed five errors in the loss to the Crusaders (5-3, 2-3).


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ON A ROLL: Raiders beat Hershey, McDevitt; drop extra-inning thriller to Indians

There is a character on one of television’s reality shows who talks about the “Wow Factor.” The Middletown varsity baseball team experienced its own wow factor last week in victories over Hershey and Bishop McDevitt.tinyslide4 16 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown baserunner Eddie Arnold steals second against Hershey.

And although the Blue Raiders lost at Susquehanna Twp. on Saturday, that game, too, had its ‘’wow’’ moments.

With spring rains disrupting the flow of regularly-scheduled games early in the week, the Raiders had to play three straight contests on Thursday, April 10; Friday, April 11; and Saturday, April 12 in an attempt to catch up.  But what a three-game stretch it turned out to be.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 18:36

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Raiders wallop Spartans, 5-0

The Middletown boys’ tennis team shut out Harrisburg Academy 5-0 in a match on Wednesday, April 2 in Middletown.

tinyericpic4 9 14 Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Eric Belles bears down on the ball during his 6-1, 6-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy’s Michael Wang.

The win improved the Blue Raiders’ record to 5-1.


Middletown currently is in second place in the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division with a 4-1 record, a game and a half behind division-leading Camp Hill (6-0).


Against Harrisburg Academy, the Raiders won all but one set in its convincing victory.


Middletown’s No. 1 singles player, Harry Kapenstein, defeated C.J. Porterfield, 6-0, 6-0, while No. 2 singles player, Eric Belles, defeated the Spartans’ Michael Wang, 6-1, 6-0.


The Raiders’ No. 3 singles player, D.J. Brinton, defeated Jeremy Duarte 6-0, 6-0.


In doubles, the Middletown No. 1 team of Alex Mosher and Travis Patry defeated the Spartans’ David May and Austin Dean, 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 2 doubles team of Garrett Deyle and Ivan Hernandez defeated the Spartans’ Lee Mowery and Benny Lu, 6-0, 6-0.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:18

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