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Middletown football standout Sykes announces his college choice

Standout Middletown running back Richie Sykes announced over the weekend that he will play football at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. “I would like to thank my mom, my …

Middletown Area School District honors dozens of fall sports student-athletes

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Student-athletes and coaches from the Middletown Area School District fall 2018-19 sports season were recognized during the Jan. 8 school board …

Raiders close but can’t seal the deal; boys basketball loses 13th in a row

  They did not win again last week, but the young Middletown boys took some steps forward in basketball action in spite of the losses. Proof of that came first, in a hard-fought 69-58 …

Middletown girls split pair of games, are 6-8 on season

The Middletown girls basketball team split a pair of games last week and stand at 6-8 on the season. The Raiders lost at home to Steelton-Highspire on Jan. 15, 64-43, but bounced back with a 57-40 …

Raider wrestlers have great week, burn midnight oil at New Oxford tournament

The Middletown wrestling team went 2-0 last week, including success at a marathon-style New Oxford tournament that lasted well past midnight on Friday. That put the Raiders’ dual meet record …

Fitzpatrick reaches 1,000 points as Blue Raiders roll over Milton Hershey

Junior standout Katie Fitzpatrick scored her 1,000th career point Friday in a huge win for the Raiders at Milton Hershey. Needing 16 points to reach the milestone, Fitzpatrick scored on a …

Burton-Jones still sits atop all-time Raider girls scoring list

If Katie Fitzpatrick keeps up this year’s scoring average of 21.9 points per game, she will challenge the all-time scoring record in Middletown Area High School girls basketball history in her …

Raider wrestlers go 4-3; Berstler wins 100th varsity match

The Blue Raider wrestlers are battling through a gauntlet of tough matches in hopes of reaching the PIAA District 3 AA tournament. The Raider wrestling squad was 4-3 on the week after hosting …

Raider boys basketball's losing streak reaches 11

Chris Bradford’s young varsity basketball team is still looking to break out of its long winless streak following another pair of losses last week that ran their losing streak to 11 games. …

Four Raiders picked as all-state football

Four Middletown Blue Raiders football players recently were named to the Pa. Football Writers’ All-State team for Class 3A. Junior running back Jose Lopez, already Middletown’s …