Written by Larry Etter
Middletown Coach Brett Myers really appreciated the effort his team gave him in a road game against West Perry on Friday, Sept. 26. Bouncing back from a disappointing loss the previous week. the Blue Raiders – especially the linemen – answered a challenge Myers and his staff issued to the players during a week of practice that was filled with a lot of hard work and focus.
The result was a convincing 39-7 victory over the host Mustangs in Elliotsburg.
With a couple of starters on the injured list, the win was even sweeter.
“We had a patchwork group out there tonight and the kids worked hard and came through,” Myers said.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:31
Written by Jim Lewis
Lower Dauphin met the enemy, and it was them.
Cedar Cliff was as big as the Falcons and played just as physical a game when the two teams clashed on Friday, Sept. 26 at Hersheypark Stadium.
The Colts knocked high-flying Lower Dauphin from the ranks of the undefeated, as strong line play on offense and four touchdowns by running back Jayden Demmy handed the Falcons their first loss of the season, 27-7.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:30
Written by Noelle Barrett
For Steelton-Highspire’s seniors, a road game against Palmyra on Friday, Sept. 26 was about redemption.
The last time they played Palmyra was during their freshman year, and they were pummeled by the Cougars, 38-13 at Buck Swank Stadium.
But upon their return to Palmyra, the Roller seniors weren’t the only ones who wanted redemption. The Cougars have suffered a dry spell on their turf – they hadn't won at home since 2011. Until Steel-High came to town, that is.
Despite a last-ditch effort by Roller quarterback Jaki Bowman late in the fourth quarter, Steel-High fell to the Cougars, 22-14.
“I wasn’t very happy with our overall effort tonight because I felt we played a tough enough schedule that we should have come down here and played with a little bit more urgency,” said Roller Coach Andrew Erby.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 21:24
Written by Press And Journal Staff
Faced with back-to-back four-game weeks, the Middletown Area boys' soccer team turned a busy fortnight into a winning streak.
The Blue Raiders won seven of the eight games, including three of four last week, to boost their record to 8-4 (4-4 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:11
Written by Jim Lewis
Think soccer is a low-scoring defensive tug-of-war? Take a look at what Middletown soccer player Alexis Ulrich did: She scored 13 goals in one week.
In one week.
She scored five goals in a 6-1 Middletown victory over Shippensburg on Monday, Sept. 22 in Middletown. The next day, she scored two more in a 4-1 win over Camp Hill on the road, then added three more two days later in a 5-0 victory over Milton Hershey. Two days after that, she scored two more in a 3-0 win over West Perry in Elliottsburg.
"I guess you could say she was in the zone,'' said Coach Tim Neff.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:01