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MAHS grad Strohecker inducted into sports hall of fame

Posted 6/19/19

Middletown Area High School graduate Russ Strohecker was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg.

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MAHS grad Strohecker inducted into sports hall of fame

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Middletown Area High School graduate Russ Strohecker was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg.

Strohecker, the son of Irv and Bonnie Strohecker of Middletown, graduated from MAHS in 1991. He was an all-league guard and linebacker for the Blue Raiders and helped lead the team to an overall 8-3 record during his senior year.

The Raiders finished in a three-way tie for the Mid-Penn Division II championship. Strohecker led the team with 72 solo and 39 assisted tackles and 7.5 sacks.

A captain as a senior, he was picked as Defensive Player of the Year for Division II. He played in the Thanksgiving Day East-West Senior All-Star Football Game. He was also named as the winner of the Raider Club’s annual David H. Degler Jr. Memorial Award.

Strohecker continued at Bucknell University. He was a letter winner for the Bison all four years and, by the close of the 1994 season, set a career tackles record of 370 stops, a mark that still stands.

Strohecker graduated with a degree in biology and continued with a career in medical sales and technology. He lives in New Hampshire.