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Hatred of losing helps drive MAHS grad Ocker to be drafted by the Cleveland Indians

Nathan Ocker has strong feelings about losing – even more so than most people. “I hate it. Can’t stand it,” he said. “Even in games around the house (growing up), …

Middletown American Legion baseball splits first two games

Middletown’s Post 594 American Legion baseball team went 1-1 to start the new season following a pair of rainouts in the first week. On May 31, Post 594 made a short trip to Susquehanna …

Cleveland Indians pick MAHS grad Ocker in Major League Baseball Draft, a 'dream come true,' he says

Nathan Ocker, a 2015 Middletown Area High School graduate who pitched four seasons at the College of Charleston, was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball …

Golf outing at Sunset raises $3,500 for multiple groups

Sunset Golf Course was the venue for the eighth annual Leroy Lucas Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge 12. The event, held on May 24, saw 120 …

Raider athletes announce college choices

MASD mini-stadium nears final approval, could be completed by August 2020

The Middletown Area School District is edging closer to construction of a synthetic turf stadium project with a final completion date tentatively scheduled. Last week, the Middletown Area School …

PSU Hbg athlete makes history

Penn State Harrisburg senior Cameron Yon became the first student-athlete in school history to win a national championship when he secured gold in the discus throw at the NCAA Division III Outdoor …

Turkey hunting still a passion at age 87: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Harvesting a spring gobbler is a true trophy in Penns Woods. They are an elusive quarry. Eyesight that is remarkable and hearing that can detect the slightest sound make a mature wild turkey the …

MAHS grad wins four events at Slippery Rock bodybuilding competition

Jarred Rife, a 2016 graduate of Middletown Area High School, is a junior majoring in criminal justice at Slippery Rock University. He has ambitions of becoming a Pennsylvania State Police …

2 losses end season for baseball Raiders

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Middletown Blue Raiders had a chance to earn enough points to qualify for postseason play. Win one of the two and the hopes stayed alive. Win …