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POWER OUTAGE: Palmyra plays lights-out defense, throttles Raiders, 31-7

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With 1:16 left in the third quarter of Middletown's football game against Palmyra on Friday, Oct. 17, the lights shut down at Palmyra’s Buck Swank Stadium, leaving the field in darkness for 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the lights also went out on Middletown’s offense, and the Cougars went on to post a 31-7 win over the Blue Raiders.

Trailing by just 7-0 at halftime, the Raiders (4-4, 2-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) came out in the second half with a quick scoring drive to tie the game 1:30 into the third quarter. But Palmyra (4-4, 3-2) went back on top less than a minute later, and the Cougar defense pitched a shutout the rest of the way to counter the efforts of the visiting Middletown squad.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:45

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Raider boys, girls fall in District 3 soccer playoffs

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Middletown Area High School's boys and girls soccer teams were eliminated in the District 3 soccer playoffs on Monday, Oct. 20.

The boys lost to West York, 2-0 in York County, while the girls lost on place kicks to Northern York after the two teams played to a 2-2 tie through overtime at War Memorial Field.

In the regular-season finale, Middletown graciously changed its schedule to accommodate Camp Hill's christening of its renovated home soccer field, Seibert Park Stadium, rearranging a game so that both the Lions' boys and girls teams could host their first games on the new turf.

It was senior recognition night for the Lions, and the student body cheering section was out in force for the games on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Camp Hill boys scored a goal late in the game to beat the Blue Raiders, 1-0. The Raider girls had graciously agreed to change their schedule so Camp Hill could host their game as well, then walloped the Lions, 5-0, on a hat trick by Braelyn Zavoda.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:35

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Falcons effective, but not perfect, in 21-0 victory over rival Hershey

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It was a victory over their geographic rivals. And a shutout, no less. On Homecoming weekend. Still, Lower Dauphin left Hersheypark Stadium after its 21-0 victory over neighboring Hershey on Friday, Oct. 17 a little unsatisfied, slightly disappointed in its performance.

The underdog Trojans proved to be tough on defense, and trailed LD by only a touchdown at the half.

The Falcons (7-1, 4-1 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division) pulled away late in the third quarter on a George Hatalowich 14-yard touchdown run, and put the game out of reach midway through the final quarter on a clutch 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tommy Klock to Adam Zeiders. Zeiders pulled the toss down in the end zone with two Hershey defenders on him, clinching a hard-earned victory over the Trojans (2-6, 0-4) that seemed too close for too long.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:27

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Steelton-Highspire's 1964 football co-champions honored

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Before the kickoff of Steelton-Highspire's Homecoming football game against Trinity on Friday, Oct. 17 at Cottage Hill, the Rollers honored the 1964 Roller football team that shared the Central Penn title on the squad's 50th anniversary of its accomplishment.

The 1964 Rollers compiled an 8-2 record to claim a piece of the title.

In the Homecoming game that followed, quarterback Jaki Bowman threw for two touchdowns and Shaheim Moody-Williams rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown as Steelton-Highspire held off Trinity, 21-16.

It was Steelton-Highspire's third consecutive victory.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 20:27

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Rollers beat Trinity, 21-16, win third straight game

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Quarterback Jaki Bowman threw for two touchdowns and Shaheim Moody-Williams rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown as Steelton-Highspire held off Trinity, 21-16 in the Rollers' Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 17 at Cottage Hill.

It was Steelton-Highspire's third consecutive victory.

Bowman's first touchdown pass, a 26-yard strike to Jaron Grayer, gave the Rollers (4-4, 3-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) a 7-3 lead in the second quarter. Bowman's 5-yard TD pass to Jayquan Williams increased Steel-High's lead to 14-3 late in the third quarter.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 16:19

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