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Ex-Middletown athletic director King leaves district altogether for job in Ephrata

First Jeremy King left his position as Middletown Area School District athletic director to become a teacher at the high school. Now he has left the district altogether, before the school year …

Smith brings baseball background to Middletown athletic director job

H. Clifford “Cliff” Smith is no stranger to sports. He’s a former professional athlete, baseball coach and assistant athletic director at Elizabethtown College, and now he’ll be using …

Middletown Area High School boys and girls cross country ready to run, individually and as team

The Middletown Area High School cross country teams began their first official practice of the season on Monday, Aug. 14, and with the start of a new season, comes new expectations. After …

What will the Blue Raiders football team do for an encore in 2017? Team tries to look forward

Competition has been the theme so far for the Middletown Area High School football squad as players and coaches prepare for the 2017 season. That mantra is a good one to have as Middletown …

Keystone Assault seeks women to play football

Central Pennsylvania’s only women’s tackle football team has released details about upcoming tryouts. The Keystone Assault will conduct tryouts at Seventh and Radnor Park in Harrisburg from 9 …

Hall of Fame membership dinner set for Aug. 23

The Capital Area Chapter Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame membership dinner meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Penbrook American Legion Post 730. The featured guest speaker will be Gorden …

New athletic director and new principal at Reid Elementary approved by Middletown Area School Board

H. Clifford Smith is the new athletic director of Middletown Area School District. The school board during its Aug. 8 meeting unanimously approved hiring Smith as athletic director to replace …

Hungry for power: Trio makes a strong statement, each in their own way

Blood, sweat and tears led to a world record, a statewide competition title, and a mark good enough to qualify for a state competition in the field of weightlifting for three home-grown …

Bower is king of the lanes again, winning 7th state title; he competed against bowlers half his age

It had been awhile since Darryl Bower won a Pennsylvania State Bowling Association state singles title — 25 years to be exact. But the 847 series he rolled in mid-April at Hiester Lanes in …

113 PSU Harrisburg athletes make all-Capital Athletic Conference academics team

A record 1,499 student-athletes were named to the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference All-Academic Team last week, including a number of Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes. The Lions placed 113 …