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CAPTURE THE FLAG: MAHS's senior and junior girls battle in a fund-raising football game

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It's a tradition that turns Friday Night Lights on its gender-specific head.

Senior and junior girls at Middletown Area High School staged their annual Powder Puff football game on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at War Memorial Field, battling in a flag football showdown while senior and junior boys served as cheerleaders – as well as coaches.

The seniors beat the juniors, 32-18.

Proceeds from the game benefitted the school's cheerleading squad.

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For more photos of the game, check out the printed edition and the e-Edition of the Press And Journal.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 November 2015 16:36

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Students, teachers honor vets at Veterans Day ceremony

jordannah11 25 15WEBPhotos by Nancy Walter -- Student Jordanah Wells attends with her grandfather, Joe Schmidt.

Students and teachers at Middletown’s Seven Sorrows School honored military veterans and active military personnel at a breakfast and ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – at the school.

The vets were members of the school community and Seven Sorrows BVM Church community.

Eighth-graders served breakfast to the vets before honoring them during the ceremony in the gym.



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23 Years Ago: 11/25/2015


11 25 1523 YEARS AGO - Budding Journalists Say Goodbye To Pushing Pencils – Using Middletown Area High School’s recently acquired computer-writing lab are, left to right: Margaret Laszczak, Carine Charlett (a French foreign exchange student), Christine Poligone and English/journalism instructor Patricia Williams.


From the Wednesday,
November 25, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Borough Accepts Bid
To Paint Water Tanks

 Borough Council voted unanimously at its regular meeting last Thursday night to accept a bid from I.K. Stoltzfus & Sons, Inc., of Lancaster, in the amount of $112,774 to completely repaint the Borough’s two water reservoir tanks.

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Out & About: Middletown Area High School Fall Play


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The fall play at Middletown Area High School, “Just Another High School Play,’’ is a high school play about a high school play that almost isn’t performed. The drama teacher ditches the cast on opening night because the students have not shown up for rehearsals.

So the students put on a play of their own.

There was improvisation, Shakespeare, audience participation, a rubber chicken, a bottle of soap bubbles – and more.
The playwright, Bryan Starchman, wrote from experience – he’s worked as a drama teacher at the high school in Mariposa, Calif., from which he graduated.

Performances were at the Middletown Area Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 14. Ryan Boyles directed.
                                                         The Players

Sammi Altland, Zoey Bright,
Brian Carrera, Mitch Carson,
Marie Chambers, Kelsey Dworchak, Sarah Fluke, Owen Haederer,
John Hursh, Lydia Hursh,
Terrance Jeffereson, Jared Knaub, Ceajay Lawrence, John McDevitt,
Daron Ranck, Amir Simmons  here
and Victoria Spangler

For more of this week's Out & About photos by Jodi Ocker, see our print edition or click here to subscribe to our E-edition.




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23 Years Ago 11/18/2015

11 18 15WEB23 YEARS AGO - Leaders Of The Pack – 9-year-old Ty Kerr (center) may suffer from painful Rheumatoid Arthritis, but he can still hit the gridiron with friends from the Middletown Boys Club football team. He’s flanked by teammates Jose Ortiz on the left and Shawn Cooper and Brad Barnoski on the right.


From The Wednesday, November 18, 1992 Edition Of The Press And Journal

Boy Out-Runs Pain, Dreams Of Future As Football Player

Imagine a child who lives with constant pain, pain so intense, it often jolts him from sleep during the night. And then imaging this same child having enough strength and determination to play a rough-and-tumble sport like football.

This is the situation of Ty Kerr of Londonderry Township, who recently celebrated his ninth birthday. Although the young Lark Street resident and his mother, Lynn, display a positive attitude, they have dealt with a great deal of hardship since Ty’s birth.

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