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Short-handed Blue Raider wrestlers start season at Solanco Tournament

The Blue Raider wrestling team had an impressive showing at the Solanco Tournament on Dec. 8-9, despite only sending six wrestlers because of the football state championship game. The tournament …

Middletown girls basketball team starts off season with a win

The Middletown girls basketball team started its season Friday with a 51-26 win over Boiling Springs in the Middletown Tip-Off tournament. Saturday's game was canceled due to the weather.

Football success delays start of Middletown boys basketball season

The success of the Middletown Area High School football team has delayed the start of its boys basketball season. The Blue Raiders were scheduled to start their season Friday by visiting Mifflin …

Blue Raiders fall short for second straight year, lose state 3A championship game to Quaker Valley

Middletown head football coach Brett Myers placed the blame for Saturday's loss to Quaker Valley in the Pennsylvania 3A championship game squarely on his broad shoulders.  “We …

Longtime Blue Raiders fan gets special visit, team football after nasty fall at Scranton Prep game

After falling down the bleachers and going to the hospital, Paul Thompson was more banged up than the players following the Middletown Blue Raiders’ 35-0 win over Scranton Prep in Bethlehem on …

‘Raider Pride' is a sign of the times: Fans revel in football team’s second straight trip to title game

Judy Douglass can tell you the name and number of every player on the Middletown Area High School football team. She’s most proud of No. 70, her grandson Brendan Douglass. But she’s …

One more for the title: Blue Raiders crush Conwell-Egan, will play for state championship again

WEST CHESTER — The Blue Raiders won the coin toss and elected to take the ball first Saturday at the start of their state semifinal game. That decision turned out to be the right one as …

MAHS grad Bloes in Shippensburg Hall of Fame

Geoff Bloes, a Middletown Area High School graduate, was inducted into the Shippensburg University Athletics Hall of Fame in an on-campus ceremony Friday, Oct. 20. Bloes helped Middletown Area …

Free transportation to Blue Raiders game Saturday when buying pre-sale tickets

Saturday’s game is at 1 p.m. West Chester Rustin (Bayard Rustin) High School is at 1100 Shiloh Road, West Chester. Middletown will be the visiting team and will wear white jerseys. Home …

Another shutout for Middletown as the Blue Raiders advance to the state semifinals

With Jose Lopez sidelined with a knee injury, Middletown coach Brett Myers had to look for someone else to fill the void in the offensive backfield. But it is a characteristic of this 2017 …