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AN 'A' FOR EFFORT: Seniors impress in Raiders’ first scrimmage, coach says

 

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They didn’t keep score in Middletown’s first scrimmage of the football season, a get-together with Boyertown on Saturday, Aug. 16 at War Memorial Field – but Blue Raider Coach Brett Myers said he learned a little about his senior players.

 

The seniors “as a whole’’ showed leadership in the scrimmage, as the Raiders made a difficult transition from hard practices to game scenarios against opposing foes, Myers said.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:19

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DAWN OF A NEW SEASON

 

football8 20 14Photo by Jodi Ocker: Quarterbacks practice taking snaps during a drill of the Middletown Area High School Blue Raiders.

 

Race car driver Bobby Unser, who won the Indianapolis 500 in three different decades, once observed, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.’’      

 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:05

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Two Middletown players shine on baseball field in Keystone State Games

 

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Two Middletown Area High School baseball players almost won bronze medals at the Keystone State Games on Sunday, Aug. 3.

But their team, the Capital Region, lost the third-place game in the junior division – teams with players who will be sophomores and freshmen this fall – to Lehigh Valley on Sunday, at Susquehanna Twp.’s Veterans Park.

Jimmy Fitzpatrick, a pitcher, catcher and infielder, and Noah Zimmerman, an outfielder, contributed to Capital’s run for a medal. Fitzpatrick pitched Capital into the bronze-medal game, getting out of a bases-loaded jam with no one out in the first inning of a game against Delaware Valley to secure the victory and give Capital a chance at third place.

Fitzpatrick, who won a bronze medal last year with Capital’s baseball team, added an RBI in the six games.

 

Zimmerman drove in two runs in Capital’s first game, a victory over Nittany. He also drove in a run in a victory over Pocono.

Two other Middletown Blue Raiders, Zack Sims and Jordan Flowers, won gold medals when their team, Capital Region, won the scholastic division – seniors and juniors – by beating Lehigh Valley 4-3 in the championship game final of the Keystone State Games.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:21

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Mudcats celebrate another tournament season

 

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Think of the Middletown Mudcats as a training program for Middletown Area High School’s baseball team.

Youngsters age 8 to 11 join the Mudcats’ four traveling all-star teams each summer to play in tournaments that pit them against quality competition and hone their baseball skills.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:10

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STRIKE FORCE: Two Middletown bowlers win gold at Keystone State Games

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Two Middletown Area High School bowlers won gold medals at the Keystone State Games on Saturday, July 19 at ABC East Lanes, Swatara Twp.
Eric Belles won the gold in the 16-to-20-year-old male scratch bracket, while Mitch Carson won the gold in the 12-to-15-year-old male handicap bracket . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:34

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