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Students of the Month: Middletown Area High School for January 2015

 

Bailee Nicole Koncar and Zachary Sims have been named Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for January.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:04

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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Third-quarter woes send Raiders to defeat against Trinity, Milton Hershey

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The road for the Middletown boys' basketball team keeps getting rougher, as the youthful Blue Raiders suffered a pair of crushing defeats in last week’s games in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division.

The first setback came at Trinity on Tuesday, Jan. 13, where the Raiders dropped a 61-37 decision to the Shamrocks. The second one came at home on Friday, Jan. 16 when Milton Hershey beat the Raiders, 64-38.

The losses kept the Raiders (4-12, 1-7 in the division) near the bottom of the division and with just four overall victories to show for their efforts.  

In both games last week, Middletown watched any chances of pulling off upset wins slip away as it struggled following the halftime breaks.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:27

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Raiders rally twice, but fall to Trinity

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When Middletown's defense runs at full-throttle, it's dangerous. What seems like a swarm of quick guards swat away the basketball from opposing dribblers and steal hurried passes.

When the Blue Raiders buzzed on defense, they tormented Trinity in a Mid-Penn Conference girls' basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 13 in Middletown. They stepped on the gas pedal to bounce back from two large deficits, turning Shamrock turnovers into fast breaks and claiming the lead late in each of the game's two halves.

But Trinity survived, escaping with a 50-46 victory in which Middletown's leading scorer, Ja'lynn Burton-Jones, scored her 1,000th career point.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:19

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Two Middletown players named CPIHL all-stars

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Two Middletown players were selected to play in the CPIHL's All-Star Game at 715 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Klick Lewis Arena in Annville.

Forwards Nick Maneval, a senior at Middletown Area High School, and Noah Zimmerman, a sophomore at MAHS, were among the players chosen from the league's 23 teams during an NHL-style draft held on Sunday, Jan. 11 at Central Dauphin East Middle School.

Maneval leads Middletown in goals, with 20, and is 10th overall in points in the league's Tier 3. He also plays for the Hershey Junior Bears 18A traveling team.

It is the second time Maneval was chosen to play in the All-Star Game.

Zimmerman leads Middletown in points, with 14 goals and 15 assists, and is eighth overall in points in Tier 3. He is one of only 11 sophomores chosen for the All-Star Game.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:56

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Raiders upset unbeaten West Perry, 39-31

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The Middletown girls' basketball team made the most of a big opportunity by posting the major upset against a previously-unbeaten West Perry squad.

Ranked in the top 10 in Class AAA in the state, the Mustangs were decidedly the favorites to win this key clash in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division. But with a solid record of their own to rely on, and a determination to play well against their division rivals, the Blue Raiders turned in an excellent defensive game designed by Coach Ron Stetler Jr. to win, 39-31 on Tuesday, Jan. 6 in Middletown.

With regular starter Halle Marion sidelined for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, Middletown (10-4, 3-3 in the division) had to face their adversaries a bit shorthanded. But her teammates played well in her absence thanks to the defensive strategy.

Middletown 55, Steelton-Highspire 51

Coming off their big victory over West Perry, Middletown was the favorite to beat the Rollers, who were winless in the division.

But the Raiders got off to a bit of a shaky start against Steelton-Highspire (3-9, 0-6) on Saturday, Jan. 9 in Steelton, and trailed on the scoreboard by three points, 15-12, at the end of the opening period.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:51

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