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DE-FENCED: Rams stop LD running attack, oust Falcons from playoffs, 14-7

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Lower Dauphin's clash with Central Dauphin in the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs was a defensive battle. No, make that a Defensive Battle. Capital letters seem appropriate.

It was Central Dauphin's defense – a big, tough squad that choked Lower Dauphin's running attack – that gave the Rams a 14-7 victory in the district semifinals on Friday, Nov. 14 at Central Dauphin Middle School's George "Speed'' Ebersole Stadium.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:39

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Three Middletown student-athletes sign college letters of intent

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Three student-athletes from Middletown Area School District signed letters of intent to commit to their respective colleges and universities during National Letter of Intent Day on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Halle Marion, daughter of Ken and Traci Marion of Middletown, a standout in softball, will attend St. Francis University, Loretto, Cambria County, where she will play softball and major in physical therapy.

Nathan Ocker, son of Keith and Jodi Ocker of Middletown, a standout pitcher, will attend the College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C., where he will play baseball and major in exercise science.

Zachary Sims, son of Aimee Sims of Middletown, a standout pitcher, will play baseball for Shippensburg University, where he will play baseball and major in entrepreneurship, with the goal of owning his own business someday.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:34

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Ten Lower Dauphin student-athletes sign college letters of intent

Ten Lower Dauphin High School student athletes announced their college choices on National Letter of Intent Day on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the school cafeteria before parents, teachers and classmates.
Students who signed letters with colleges were:

Blair Lewis, son of Clifford and Susan Lewis, a member of the baseball team, who will play for the University of Pittsburgh.

Morgan Bitting, daughter of David and Tracey Bitting, a captain and four-year starter on the field hockey team, who will play for Duke.

Gini Bramley, daughter of Harry and Karen Bramley, a captain and four-year starter for the field hockey team, who will play for Penn State.

Ashley Ceschini, daughter of Donna Ceschini and Susie Seth, a captain of the field hockey team, who will play for East Stroudsburg University and major in nursing.

Joely Helder, daughter of Darren and Marianne Helder, a member of the field hockey team, who will play for St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia and major in sports marketing and food marketing.

Abby Julius, daughter of Larry and Patty Julius, a member of the field hockey team, who will play for the University of Louisville.

Aliza Mizak, daughter of Steve and Susan Mizak, a member of the field hockey team, who will play for Millersville University and major in special education.

Maddie O’Neill, daughter of Roy and Irene O’Neill, a member of the field hockey team, who will play for Michigan State and major in kinesiology.

Morgan Fridey, daughter of Dave and Kelly Fridey, who will compete in gymnastics for Ball State University and major in physical therapy.

Maggie Tamburro, daughter of Robert Tamburro and Patricia Gordon, who will compete in gymnastics at North Carolina State University and major in biomedical engineering.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 17:27

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REDEMPTION: Falcons corral Colts, 21-18

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Who needs fiery speeches to motivate an athlete? All Lower Dauphin football Coach Rob Klock needed was a dictionary and some paper.

Days before Lower Dauphin faced league rival Cedar Cliff, a team that thrashed them by 20 points in the regular season, in the first round of the District 3 Class AAAA playoffs, each Falcon player received a piece of paper with the definition of a single word written on it.

Redemption.

Atoning for a mistake or fault; deliverance.

The mistake? The Falcons' 27-7 loss to Cedar Cliff in late September, a game in which the Colts outmuscled Lower Dauphin. The atonement? A victory in the rematch – the first-round playoff game.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:27

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Penn Manor ends LD field hockey team's title streak, 1-0

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Penn Manor scored a goal late in the first half and held off a furious Lower Dauphin attack to eliminate the Falcons, 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the PIAA state championships on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Milton Hershey School.

The loss ended Lower Dauphin's string of Class AAA state titles. The Falcons had won two consecutive state championships.
Brionna Kline scored for Penn Manor with about 4:45 left in the first half to give the Comets the victory. The Falcons (24-2) pressed for the tying goal, earning 18 corners to just 5 for Penn Manor in the game, but could not get the equalizer.

Penn Manor moved on to face Central Bucks South in a semifinal game on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Lower Dauphin reached the quarterfinals with a 6-0 victory over Phoenixville in the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Milton Hershey School.

Maddie O'Neill scored three goals for the Falcons, while Abby Julius, Taylor Bracale and Joely Heider also scored goals. Lower Dauphin outshoot Phoenixville, 14-1.


 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:20

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