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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK: Bennett finishes third in Pan-Ram shot put

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Middletown's Brianna Bennett finished in third place in the shot put in the Pan-Ram Invitational on Saturday, April 11 at Central Dauphin High School's Landis Field.

Bennett took third with a throw of 35 feet, 3 inches, an inch shorter than second-place finisher Keyairah Pinkney of Harrisburg. Shanna Sweigart of Cedar Crest won with a throw of 39 feet, 8 inches.

Seven Lower Dauphin athletes placed in their competitions, including two first-place finishes.

In other meets last week, the Middletown boys' and girls' track and field teams lost to division rival Camp Hill on Tuesday, April 7 in Middletown.

The Blue Raider girls (0-2, 0-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) lost to the unbeaten Lions (5-0, 4-0), 99-51, while the boys (0-2, 0-2) lost to the undefeated Lion boys (5-0, 4-0), 119.3-30.7.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:52

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BOYS' TENNIS: Dominant Raiders shut down Harrisburg Academy, 5-0

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Rain washed out Middletown's important boys' tennis match with East Pennsboro – a clash that was scheduled on Wednesday, April 8 between the third-place Blue Raiders and second-place Panthers in the Mid-Penn Conference's Colonial Division.

The weather also forced the cancellation of a match between the Raiders (7-3, 4-3 in the division) and last-place Bishop McDevitt.

But Middletown did get to play one match – a 5-0 victory over Harrisburg Academy on Thursday, April 9.

The Raiders easily cruised to a shutout of the Spartans (1-3), winning 67 of the 89 games in the match.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:49

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SOFTBALL: Raiders fall to Panthers, Palmyra

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East Pennsboro pounded Middletown with 10 hits and jumped to an early 7-0 lead to beat the Blue Raiders, 12-4 on Thursday, April 9 in Middletown.

The Panthers (2-6) broke the game open with a five-run second inning to defeat the Raiders (1-4, 1-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division).

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Middletown 5

Palmyra jumped on Middletown for five runs in the first inning to defeat the Raiders on Friday, April 10 in Palmyra.

The Cougars (3-3, 3-2) increased their lead to 7-0 after two innings before Middletown scored four runs in the third to close within 7-4. That was as close as the Raiders got.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 16:40

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BASEBALL: Raiders struggle at plate against LD, Wildcats; can't stop Hershey bats

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Trying to catch up on games previously postponed by weather, the Middletown Blue Raiders squeezed three games into last week heading into the Easter weekend.

In the first two games, the Middletown nine had trouble getting hits and scoring runs. That was not so much the case on Thursday, April 2 when the Raiders collected eight runs after getting just a single tally in the previous two. However, the defense gave up 13 runs in that same outing and Middletown came away without a win in all three contests.  

As a result, the team slipped to 1-3 on the season (0-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division). Coach Steve Shuleski is still trying to get a handle on his current squad as the season progresses.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 19:16

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BOYS' TENNIS: Raiders drop 3-2 decision to Palmyra, edge Camp Hill

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Two close contests marked the week for the Middletown boys' tennis team. Both matches ended 3-2, one in the Blue Raiders' favor and one in the opponent's favor.

The first was a rematch against Palmyra, which remained undefeated and on top of the Mid-Penn Conference's Colonial Division with a victory over Middletown (6-3, 4-3 in the division) on Thursday, March 30 in Middletown.

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Camp Hill 2

The Raiders faced Camp Hill at the Lions' new courts in Siebert Park on Wednesday, April 1. Again it came down to one match to win it for the team – the No. 1 doubles match this time.


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