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Ebersole takes 18th place, leads Middletown runners in Hershey Half Marathon

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Timothy Ebersole finished in 18th place in the Hershey Half Marathon, the best of 12 Middletown area runners who finished in the top 1,000 in the 13.1 mile race on Sunday, Oct. 18 in Hershey.

There were 4,056 runners who finished the race.

Ebersole, 34, finished the course in 1:25:58, according to race results.

Middletown's Nathan Shufran, 34, finished in 80th place with a time of 1:34:56, while Sean Darrah, 26, finished in 164th place in 1:40:55, James Dibble, 31, finished in 171st place in 1:41:27 and Caleb Ocker, 16, a Middletown Area High School student and cross country runner, finished in 284th place in 1:45:58.

Middletown police Sgt. James Bennett, 44, finished in 645th place in 1:55:59.

Other Middletown finishers in the top 1,000 were Tyler Rushow, 28, 360th place; Justin Gilday, 36, 456th place; Chrissy Springer, 41, 582nd place; Laniel Vazquez, 34, 754th place; and Scott Buffington, 44, 977th place.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 14:53

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TWO TROPHIES: Middletown's Midget, Pony squads win CFA Super Bowl titles

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It doesn't get much better than this.

Two of the Middletown Youth Club's three CFA Football League teams won conference championships, rolling to victory in their Midget and Pony division Super Bowls on Sunday, Nov. 8 at Frederick Field in Mechanicsburg.

It marked the first championship for the club since 2006, when the PeeWee Division team won its conference title.

The Midget Blue Raiders beat Hershey, 34-6, as five different Middletown players scored touchdowns and everyone on the Middletown roster got to play. The Raiders finished with a perfect 12-0 record and outscored their opponents 395 to 80 this season.

The Pony Blue Raiders beat New Cumberland, 31-6, as quarterback Jules Nester threw two touchdown passes to receiver Odell Greene, ran for another TD and returned a punt for yet another. Every player on the roster got to play. The Pony squad also finished the season with a perfect 12-0 record and outscored their opponents 470 to 19 this season.

Though the club does not keep track, club officials believe the Midget team's championship was its first Midget division title in at least 30 years, said Chris Hughes, the club's president.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 15:39

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