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Blue Raiders ready to kick off football season, repeat success of last three seasons

In the fall of 2016, the Middletown varsity football team swept through the regular season, winning the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division championship. As the Blue Raiders rolled into the …

Iezzi ready for new chapter at Thaddeus Stevens, but years as MAHS football coach remain vivid

Talking to Dennis Iezzi, he doesn’t sound like someone who has been gone from Middletown for more than 15 years. The memories flow back quickly and easily for the former Blue Raider football …

‘Meet the Falcons’ scheduled; Raiders will not have event

Lower Dauphin High School’s “Meet the Falcons” night for fall sports will take place at Lower Dauphin Middle School’s Falcon Fields at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. …

Athletes need to have completed PIAA sports physical packets

In order to participate in Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association athletics at Middletown Area High School and Middle School, athletes must have a completed PIAA sports physical packet, …

Free hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation night planned

Sen. John DiSanto will host a free hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation information night on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission headquarters in Harrisburg. The …

MAHS football kicks off with heat acclimatization

The Middletown football team started its preseason heat-acclimatization activities Monday at Middletown Area High School. The Blue Raiders have played in three straight Pennsylvania 3A state …

Sunset gets greener, on and off golf course: healthier menu options, recycling, native plants

It might be hard to see Sunset Golf Course as anything but green. But Londonderry Township and golf course staff are working to make the course even greener. In May, township MS4 Coordinator …

Badecki picked as new men’s golf coach at Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg has named Jason Badecki its new men’s golf head coach. “He’s had great success at a number of NCAA Division III institutions, and he’s sure to be a …

With bears, too close for comfort, times 2: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Several years ago in August, I decided to take a hike near my cabin. It was a typical hot August day. I wanted to make a loop behind and around my cabin in Lycoming County that involved a …

MAHS cheerleaders excel at NCA event; five get All-American honors, team earns trip to Houston

The Middletown Area High School cheerleading squad has been rebuilding over the past couple of years, according to head coach Jessica Welsh. When she started, there were only nine cheerleaders on …