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Middletown softball team closes its season on a winning note

The Blue Raiders softball team posted an 8-5 victory over Susquehanna Township on Monday to close out the season. Middletown ended with a record of 5-14, 3-8 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital …

Trinity loss hurts postseason chances for MAHS baseball team

The Middletown varsity baseball team beat Steelton-Highspire at home May 8 but suffered a tough loss to Trinity, putting a huge dent in their hopes for the postseason. The Blue Raiders stand at …

Give respect to the river; it can turn deadly: Woods & Waters by Tom Shank

Several years ago, I wrote about a horrifying situation I found myself in while on the Susquehanna River during frigid temperatures. I believe my story needs to be told again and again. Cold water …

Hall of Fame banquet is June 9 for Bright, Bitting, Martin, Umberger

Three people with strong ties to Lower Dauphin High School and Middletown wrestling legend Earl Bright III will be among the 10 inductees into the 52nd annual Hall of Fame class for the Capital Area …

Middletown Area High School wrestling team celebrates season

The Middletown Area High School held its wrestling banquet Saturday, April 7, at the school. Recognized were the Blue Raiders’ Mid-Penn Capital Division All-Stars: First team: Devin …

2 big wins for MAHS baseball, but 2 losses, too

Despite a pair of humbling losses last week, the Middletown varsity baseball team picked up two big wins as well to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Blue Raiders stand at 9-8 and hold the …

Middletown’s Hughes named second-team all-state

Middletown senior Ryan Hughes recently was selected for the Class 4A Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball Team. Hughes, a 6-foot-4 senior, averaged 21.6 points per game. He was …

'Blue-collar race car driver': Mrakovich makes his way on NASCAR Xfinity Series

If you walk into Street Stores Hardware store in Middletown, odds are you might see Tony Mrakovich, the owner’s son, running the forklift or working in the warehouse or, on one recent occasion, …

Middletown boys tennis competes at Mid-Penns

The Middletown Area High School boys tennis team took part in the Mid-Penn Conference tournament on April 26. In No. 1 singles, Jacob Spear lost to Ehi Jatto of Susquehanna Township, 7-5, 6-3. In …