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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Raiders' hopes for rousing final bow take hit with two losses

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Heading into the home stretch of the 2014-15 basketball season, Middletown Coach Chris Sattele had one main goal in mind for his Blue Raiders: With six games left on the schedule, he wanted his team to win three and finish the season on a positive note.

Those plans took a major hit, however, as the Raiders lost the first two of the six remaining contests.  

It was no real surprise that the Raiders came up short at Camp Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The Lions are sitting right near the top of the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division and are seeded in the top tier of the District 3 Class AA rankings. 

Waynesboro was a bit of an unknown, and Sattele and the Middletown faithful were hoping the non-divisional matchup on Thursday, Jan. 22 could be a winnable game for the Raiders. But that did not happen as the visiting Indians got off to an unbelievable start on their way to a big win in Middletown.  

“I hate to talk about next year, but, really, that’s what we are working towards,” Sattele said following the Camp Hill game.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:55

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Raiders roll over Elco, 60-33

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Jey Rivera scored 19 points and Ja'lynn Burton-Jones added 15 as Middletown rolled past Elco, 60-33 on Saturday, Jan. 24 in Middletown.

The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Blue Raiders (11-7, 3-6 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division.
Chandelle Keller led Elco (7-11) with 14 points.

Bianca Jasper scored 14 points for the Raiders in the win.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:50

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WRESTLING: Big Spring weathers rally, beats Raiders, 43-14

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Big Spring won five straight bouts – two by forfeit – to break open a close wrestling match and defeat Middletown, 43-14 on Friday, Jan. 23 on Seniors Night in Middletown.

The Blue Raiders had closed within 12-11 on Will Botterbusch's 5-2 decision over Chance Rayhart at 170 pounds. But the Bulldogs claimed forfeits at 182 and 195 pounds to take a 28-11 lead and won at 285 and 113 pounds – there was no contest at 106 pounds – to charge to a 37-11 lead.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 15:47

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Students of the Month: Middletown Area High School for January 2015

 

Bailee Nicole Koncar and Zachary Sims have been named Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for January.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 21:04

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BOYS' BASKETBALL: Third-quarter woes send Raiders to defeat against Trinity, Milton Hershey

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The road for the Middletown boys' basketball team keeps getting rougher, as the youthful Blue Raiders suffered a pair of crushing defeats in last week’s games in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division.

The first setback came at Trinity on Tuesday, Jan. 13, where the Raiders dropped a 61-37 decision to the Shamrocks. The second one came at home on Friday, Jan. 16 when Milton Hershey beat the Raiders, 64-38.

The losses kept the Raiders (4-12, 1-7 in the division) near the bottom of the division and with just four overall victories to show for their efforts.  

In both games last week, Middletown watched any chances of pulling off upset wins slip away as it struggled following the halftime breaks.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:27

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