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Three Blue Raiders qualify for district championship at cross country meets


shafferphoto9 17 14Justin Shaffer -- at left, during race at LD


Three Middletown runners qualified for the District 3 cross-country championships later this season in competitions last week.


Sophomore Rowan Sessa qualified for the championships with her finish in the Bloser Bulldog Invitational at Big Spring High School on Saturday, Sept. 13. Forty-eight high school teams competed in the invitational.


Freshman Justin Shaffer and senior Julia Trout qualified for the district championships in a cross country meet with Lower Dauphin and Red Land on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in Hummelstown.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:09

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Raiders fall to rival Panthers, Trinity


Middletown boys’ soccer team had a tough week, losing to division rivals East Pennsboro, 2-0, and Trinity, 4-2.

The Blue Raiders (1-3, 1-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division) left many good scoring opportunities at the doorstep in both of the contests.


Against East Pennsboro (5-2, 3-0), the Panthers’ Colin Grove converted a goal in the 38th minute to put East Penn up 1-0 at halftime on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in East Pennsboro Twp. The Panthers scored again in the 67th minute on a goal by Zach Winston to seal the victory.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:03

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Zeiders' three TDs lead falcons over Chambersburg

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Photo by John Diffenderfer

Adam Zeiders, Adam Zeiders, Adam Zeiders. It may take some time for Chambersburg to forget the name of Lower Dauphin's wide receiver and kick returner.

Zeiders scored three touchdowns – two on kickoff returns immediately after a Chambersburg TD and a Lower Dauphin safety – to lead the Falcons to a 50-10 drubbing of the Trojans on Friday, Sept. 12 in Chambersburg.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:17

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Photo by Phil Hrobak

Middletown goalkeeper Sidney LePlank makes a stick save during an 8-0 road loss to Susquehanna Twp. on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

The loss ended a two-game winning streak for the Blue Raiders (2-4, 0-4 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division).

Middletown won on the previous day, beating Bishop McDevitt, 7-0 on Monday, Sept. 8 in Middletown, and again on Saturday, Sept. 6, a 2-0 victory over Lebanon in Middletown. Lauren Eppley scored four goals for Middletown against Bishop McDevitt, and Emily Bendgen added two goals. Karlee Deibler scored both Middletown goals against Lebanon.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 16:31

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A PERFECT DAY: For Seven Sorrows, weather and effort are beautiful against Shippensburg

sorrowspic9 17 14                                                                                                                                                                                      It was a perfect fall day for the Seven Sorrows Eagles when they hosted the Shippensburg Greyhounds on Sunday, Sept. 14 in CFA Youth Football league action at Middletown Area Middle School.

Not only was the weather beautiful, but the Eagles won all three games.

The Eagles found the end zone early and often. Isaiah Shayter started the scoring with a long touchdown run. Lewis Dillard followed with a scoring dash of his own. Matthew Gilhool and Jack Geesey also reached the end zone for the Eagles.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:18

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