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Gossard no-hitter, Marion home run lead Raiders to win


Pitcher Sarah Gossard threw a no-hitter and Halle Marion hit a solo home run as Middletown defeated Susquehanna Twp., 10-0 on Saturday, April 12.tinyflyball4 16 14Photo by Phil Hrobak - Middletown’s Cynthia Decker, left, grabs a fly ball for an out at first base during a game against Bishop McDevitt.


The victory improved the Blue Raiders’ record to 5-2, 1-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division.


Marion’s home run, which she hit in the second inning, staked the Raiders to a 4-0 lead.


It was the first division loss of the season for Susquehanna Twp. (3-3, 1-1).


Marion hit a grand slam and Gossard added a solo home run in the Raiders’ 11-6 victory over visiting Hershey on Thursday, April 10.


Marion’s slam capped Middletown’s 6-run third inning that increased the Raiders’ lead to 9-2. Gossard’s homer extended the lead to 11-4 in the sixth inning.


The Raiders began the week with an 8-5 loss to Bishop McDevitt on Tuesday, April 8 at Bishop McDevitt. Middletown committed five errors in the loss to the Crusaders (5-3, 2-3).


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ON A ROLL: Raiders beat Hershey, McDevitt; drop extra-inning thriller to Indians

There is a character on one of television’s reality shows who talks about the “Wow Factor.” The Middletown varsity baseball team experienced its own wow factor last week in victories over Hershey and Bishop McDevitt.tinyslide4 16 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown baserunner Eddie Arnold steals second against Hershey.

And although the Blue Raiders lost at Susquehanna Twp. on Saturday, that game, too, had its ‘’wow’’ moments.

With spring rains disrupting the flow of regularly-scheduled games early in the week, the Raiders had to play three straight contests on Thursday, April 10; Friday, April 11; and Saturday, April 12 in an attempt to catch up.  But what a three-game stretch it turned out to be.

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Raiders wallop Spartans, 5-0

The Middletown boys’ tennis team shut out Harrisburg Academy 5-0 in a match on Wednesday, April 2 in Middletown.

tinyericpic4 9 14 Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Eric Belles bears down on the ball during his 6-1, 6-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy’s Michael Wang.

The win improved the Blue Raiders’ record to 5-1.


Middletown currently is in second place in the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division with a 4-1 record, a game and a half behind division-leading Camp Hill (6-0).


Against Harrisburg Academy, the Raiders won all but one set in its convincing victory.


Middletown’s No. 1 singles player, Harry Kapenstein, defeated C.J. Porterfield, 6-0, 6-0, while No. 2 singles player, Eric Belles, defeated the Spartans’ Michael Wang, 6-1, 6-0.


The Raiders’ No. 3 singles player, D.J. Brinton, defeated Jeremy Duarte 6-0, 6-0.


In doubles, the Middletown No. 1 team of Alex Mosher and Travis Patry defeated the Spartans’ David May and Austin Dean, 6-0, 6-0, while the No. 2 doubles team of Garrett Deyle and Ivan Hernandez defeated the Spartans’ Lee Mowery and Benny Lu, 6-0, 6-0.


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Raiders top West Perry

The Middletown boys’ and girls’ track and field team swept West Perry in a meet on Tuesday, April 1 in Middletown.

tinydylanrun4 9 14 Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Dylan Danilowicz, runs a leg of a relay against West Perry.

The boys defeated the Mustangs, 88-61, while the girls won, 89-61.


It was the first meet of the season for Middletown, whose boys’ and girls’ records are an identical 1-0 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division.


For the West Perry boys, the loss dropped the Mustangs to 2-2, 0-1 in the division; for the girls, it was the first division defeat, and third loss in four tries.


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Raiders top Palmyra, CD East; suffer first loss in Wildcat comeback


Middletown notched two big victories and suffered its first loss of the season last week thanks to a late-inning meltdown against Mechanicsburg, a rival in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division.tinysoftballslide4 9 14Photo by Don Graham - Middletown’s Gabby Krupilis, slides into home plate to score a run against Central Dauphin East. The Blue Raiders outlasted CD East, 18-9.


The Blue Raiders (3-1, 1-1 in the division) subdued Palmyra, 10-2, with starting pitcher Sarah Gossard holding the Cougars to just four hits, and walloped Central Dauphin East, 18-9, in a game rescheduled because of inclement weather.


Middletown held  6-0 lead against powerful Mechanicsburg in its only home game of the week, then watched as the Wildcats came from behind with 16 runs in the final two innings for the victory.

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