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Happy campers: Youngsters learn during summer hoops at MAHS

Middletown varsity and junior varsity basketball players returned to the gym last week to help teach kids the basics  of the game they love. Middletown Area High School teacher Chris …

Lured by love of the Rebel Humpback: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Back in the 1960s, a strange-looking fishing lure came into existence. It was made out of plastic, not like the many wooded ones of that era. Instead of being a normal minnow length bait, it was …

Chris Sattele’s farewell letter to coaching the Blue Raiders boys basketball team

Blue Raider family: For the past 10 years, it has been my distinct privilege and honor to be the head boys basketball coach at the Middletown Area High School, which is also the school district I …

Middletown Legion struggles to score, team stands at 5-11 on the season

Try as they might, the players on the Middletown American Legion baseball team just can’t break out of the hitting slump that has plagued them all season. And, while the Post 594 …

Penn State Harrisburg leaving CAC in athletics to return to its former conference

Penn State Harrisburg athletics will return to the North East Athletic Conference starting in the 2019-2020 season, after six years in the Capital Athletic Conference.  Penn State Harrisburg …

Sattele steps down as Middletown Blue Raiders boys hoops coach

After 10 years, Chris Sattele is going out on a high note as head coach of the varsity boys basketball team at Middletown Area High School. He will continue in his full-time position with the …

Learning the basics of baseball: Blue Raiders coaches hold camp for dozens of players

Stealing bases, bunting, fielding — 34 campers gathered in Middletown Area High School’s fields to hone their baseball skills last week. The baseball camp was led by the Blue Raiders …

Baseball's Williams, track and field's Lehman are PSU Harrisburg Student-Athletes of Year

Penn State Harrisburg baseball standout sophomore outfielder Bret Williams and women’s track & field All-American Sarah Lehman are the school’s 2017-2018 Male and Female …

Company makes pitch for 'mini-stadium'; MAHS field hockey, soccer would have synthetic turf

    Middletown Area School District may spend $382,300 to hire the firm Architerra to oversee the design and construction of a synthetic turf “mini-stadium.” David …

Rough week drops Middletown American Legion baseball to 3-6

The Middletown American Legion baseball team was dealt four straight losses last week and fell under .500 with a disappointing 3-6 record in summer diamond action. After falling to Dauphin, 7-2; …