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BASEBALL: Raiders' season ends with loss: "they did all we asked,'' coach says

fitzpatrickphoto5 25 16Middletown's Jimmy Fitzpatrick, a relief pitcher for the Blue Raiders, held Bishop McDevitt in check in the Raiders' season finale.

 

 

The Middletown varsity baseball team closed the books on its 2016 season early last week. The season turned out to be one of rebuilding, with a lot of new faces in starting positions, and one of few rewards as far as victories go. But it was a season that showed progress as the year went on.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:32

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Four Raider athletes sign with colleges

websignees5 25 16Middletown Area High School student-athletes who signed letters of intent to colleges are, from left, Andrew Yeich, who will play soccer at Juniata College, Huntingdon County; Alexis Ulrich, who will play soccer at Juniata College; Madalyn Jorich, who will play soccer at Penn State-Altoona; and Michael Osayi, who will play football at Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre.

Four Middletown Area High School student-athletes signed letters of intent with colleges on Thursday, May 12, earning more than $280,000 in academic scholarships.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:26

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SOFTBALL: Raiders drop season finale; LD wins league title

webseniors5 25 16Middletown's three senior players, who saw their last game as Blue Raiders, are, from left, Cheyanne Frayre, Maddy Jorich and Rachel Applegate. (Don Graham photo)

Playoff-bound Bishop McDevitt broke open a close game with five runs in the third inning to defeat Middletown, 12-1 in softball in the Blue Raiders’ season finale on Monday, May 16 in Middletown.

Three Raider seniors played their final game as Middletown ended the season with a 5-15 record (5-11 in the Mid-Penn Conference’s Keystone Division). Bishop McDevitt improved to 13-7 and moved on to the District 3 Class AAA playoffs against East Pennsboro (14-3).

Lower Dauphin 6
Chambersburg 3

Lower Dauphin pitching ace Ava Bottiglia gave up just two runs on six hits and struck out seven batters, and four Falcons drove in runs in as LD won the Mid-Penn Conference championship with a victory over Chambersburg on Thursday, May 16 in Newville.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:15

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BOYS' VOLLEYBALL: Falcons fall to Red Lion in District 3 playoffs

Lower Dauphin bowed out of the District 3 Class AAA playoffs in boys’ volleyball, but the Falcons didn’t leave quietly.

The Falcons were eliminated in the first round by Red Lion, 3-0, losing three close sets, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22 on Tuesday, May 19 in Dallastown.

Justin McIntyre had 6 kills, 2 aces and 1 block for Lower Dauphin, while teammate Jefferson Water had 5 kills, 1 ace and 5 blocks.

The Falcons saw a number of players contribute in the tough loss. Joshua Helfrich had 4 kills; Ivan Amato had 3 kills and 7 blocks; Kyle Korcyzski had 2 kills; John Davis had 1 kill and 1 block; Chase Mader had 15 digs; Logan Baker had 12 assists; and Daniel Beaver had 3 blocks.

The Falcons (10-6) rode a late-season winning streak into the playoffs. Red Lion improved its record to 14-3.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 18:02

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