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BLUE RAIDERS, FALCONS PREPARE FOR SOCCER PLAYOFFS

 

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All four local high school soccer teams have reached the District 3 playoffs and will play second-round games this week.

The Middletown boys' soccer team (12-6), the No. 11 seed in Class AA, will play No. 6 West York at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 at West York Middle School. Three teams from District 3 will advance to the PIAA championships. Lancaster Mennonite is the top seed in District 3.

The Middletown girls' soccer team (14-4), the No. 6 seed in Class AA, will host No. 11 Northern York at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 at War Memorial Field. Three teams from District 3 will advance to the PIAA championships.
Manheim Central is the top seed in District 3.

The Lower Dauphin boys' soccer team (13-4-1), the No. 12 seed in Class AAA, will play No. 5 Elizabethtown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Elizabethtown Area High School. Four teams from District 3 will advance to the PIAA championships.
Central York is the top seed in District 3.

The Lower Dauphin girls' soccer team (15-2), the No. 2 seed in Class AAA, will play the winner of a first-round game between No. 15 Waynesboro and No. 18 Cocalico at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Falcon Fields Complex. Four teams from District 3 will advance to the PIAA championships.
Cumberland Valley is the top seed in District 3.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:50

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Lower Dauphin to defend its back-to-back state titles

 

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Reigning state champion Lower Dauphin will defend its back-to-back state titles when the District 3 Class AAA field hockey playoffs begin on Saturday, Oct. 18.

The Falcons (18-1) are the top seed in Class AAA, a position they will keep regardless of the outcome of their Mid-Penn Conference championship game against Cumberland Valley at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at West Shore Stadium. Lower Dauphin defeated Boiling Springs, 1-0 to get to the final.

The Falcons will meet the winner of a first-round District 3 playoff game between 16th-seeded Cedar Crest and 17th-seeded Daniel Boone at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Milton Hershey School.

Rounding out the top four in the district: No. 2 Palmyra, No. 3 Cumberland Valley and No. 4 Penn Manor.

The district championship game will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Milton Hershey School.

The top four teams in the District 3 playoffs advance to the PIAA championships.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:10

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Power outages force McDevitt to change football showdown with Lower Dauphin

Lower Dauphin's looming title showdown with unbeaten Bishop McDevitt has been moved from Friday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov. 1 because of power outages at McDevitt's new stadium.

The game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 31, will be played at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, a move made after outages plagued the school's year-old Rocco Ortenzio Stadium.

Power went out at the stadium, which opened in 2013, during Bishop McDevitt's game against Cedar Cliff on Friday, Oct. 10 – the Crusaders' Homecoming game, no less.

The stadium was struck by a couple temporary power outages during a game Sept. 12 against Cumberland Valley.

Lower Dauphin (6-1) is 3-1 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division, a game behind Bishop McDevitt (7-0, 4-0 in the division).

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 13:29

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SHAMROCKED: Raiders' first-half blitz too much for Trinity, 36-8

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Asked what his week was like leading up to Middletown's Capital Division clash with visiting Trinity on Friday, Oct. 10, Blue Raider Coach Brett Myers answered with a telling reply: “It was a week following a loss.”

Myers was referring, of course, to his team’s setback against Milton Hershey the previous week, a game in which the Raiders saw their chances for an upset fade away in the second half. So Myers and his staff had to again challenge their team to step up its level of play in preparation of its meeting with Trinity.

And the hard work and determination the staff got from the players paid huge dividends. The Raiders absorbed an early shot by the Shamrocks before staging a dominating comeback and posting an impressive 36-8 victory under the lights at War Memorial Field.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 16:26

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GOT 'ER DONE: Strong second half leads LD over Wildcats, 38-21

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After a half filled with highs and lows, missed opportunities in the red zone and a missed defensive assignment that led to the opponent's first touchdown, Lower Dauphin Coach Rob Klock issued this halftime message to his team in the locker room: I am feeling frustrated.

Frustrated that offensive drives stall and scoring opportunities slip away. Frustrated that each defensive mistake seems to result in the ultimate football punishment: A touchdown by the opposition. Frustrated that his Falcons only led Mechanicsburg by three points, 17-14, at the half.

"I thought we were better than three points better than that team,'' Klock said. "We really should have had two more touchdowns. We need to wake up and find some consistency.''

The Falcons did awaken in the second half, scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter by mixing an effective passing attack with a strong running game to subdue the Wildcats, 38-21 on Friday, Oct. 10 in Mechanicsburg.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 16:21

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