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ROCKED AND ROLLED: Rollers stun Bishop McDevitt, win District 3 title

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It was stunning. Nothing in sports is impossible, perhaps, but the outcome was unlikely. Very unlikely.

Simply because of the size of the schools, for one thing. Steelton-Highspire is a small school that moved up to Class AAA in boys' basketball to compete on a higher level – and that's where it found itself, playing private school power Bishop McDevitt for the District 3 Class AAA championship on Thursday, Feb. 26 on a basketball court inside the Giant Center.

And even if size doesn't dictate the amount of desire, history was another thing: The Rollers had lost twice to Bishop McDevitt earlier in the season, the last defeat a 65-45 thumping in early February in which the Crusaders (20-5) overpowered Steel-High with a tremendous second half.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:28

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BOWLING: Middletown boys qualify for regional championships

The Middletown boys' bowling team defeated Dauphin County Vo-Tech, 2,061 pins to 1,974, to win the Harrisburg Area Interscholastic Bowling League championship on Thursday, Feb. 19 at Red Crown Lanes and qualify for a shot at the state title.

The Blue Raiders will now compete in the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Bowling Championships on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 6 in Lancaster County. The top six teams in the 33-team field will qualify for the Pennsylvania State Bowling Championships later this month in Ephrata.

Four bowlers – team members Josh Alcock, Cole Kautz and Eric Belles and Victoria Spangler, who finished with the third-highest average among girls in the Harrisburg league – qualified to compete for the individual title at the regional championships.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 16:20

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DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS: Raiders eliminated, Rollers reach title game

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Middletown was eliminated from the District 3 Class AAA girls' basketball playoffs, falling to top-seeded and unbeaten West York, 81-43 in a first-round game on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at West York High School.

Steelton-Highspire reached the District 3 Class AAA boys' basketball championship game, upsetting top-seeded Susquehanna Twp., 64-59 on Monday, Feb. 23 in a semifinal game at the Giant Center.

The Rollers will face Bishop McDevitt, a 64-52 winner over Manheim Central in the other semifinal, in the title game at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Giant Center. Both teams have clinched a spot in the PIAA state championships.

Middletown (13-11), which eliminated Big Spring 57-48 in a preliminary round game. The 17th-seeded Blue Raiders fell behind the Bulldogs early – 25-11 after the first quarter – but pulled within 29-23 in the second stanza.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 February 2015 15:17

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SURVIVORS: Blue Raiders recover from star's injury, beat Big Spring in playoffs

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It looked ugly at first.

After a 30-some mile trip, Middletown arrived in Newville for a preliminary round game against Big Spring in the District 3 Class AAA girls' basketball tournament to find a big, loud crowd. Then Middletown's leading scorer suffers a leg injury in the first quarter and is pulled from the game – and the Blue Raiders already have lost two other starters to season-ending injuries, thinning out the bench.

Feeling lucky?

Middletown's bench glued the pieces back together on offense after teammate Ja'lynn Burton-Jones left in the opening quarter, with two subs in particular contributing greatly to the Blue Raider offense, and Middletown, the district's 17th seed, used a full-court press in the second half after Burton-Jones' return to collar the 16th-seeded Bulldogs, 57-48 on Friday, Feb. 13 and turn dire straits into success.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 18:32

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Seven local wrestlers compete in District 3 championships

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For seven local high school wrestlers, the dream of a state title is still alive.

The seven qualifiers will compete in the District 3 Class AAA Wrestling Championships on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at Hersheypark Arena.

Middletown will send sophomore Logan Stoltzfus, who compiled a 19-6 record against his opponents at 106 pounds. He will face Gov. Mifflin's Elijah Horst in a first-round match.

Lower Dauphin will send six wrestlers: Tyler Walters (106 pounds), Jordan Foreman (126), Joey Stoak (132), Lee Cassel (138), Bailey Shutt (160) and Evan Morrill (182).

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 18:26

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