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MIDDLETOWN BOYS' BASKETBALL: Raiders beat A-C, fall to Barons; Shippensburg thwarts upset hopes

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The Middletown boys' basketball team picked up its third victory of the season last week in the nightcap of the Blue Raiders’ own Holiday Tournament, beating Annville-Cleona on Monday, Dec. 29 to earn a berth in the championship game the following night.

Unfortunately, the Raiders had to face a good Manheim Central team (11-1) in the tourney title tilt and fell to the Barons on Tuesday, Dec. 30 in their last action of 2014.

The Raiders (3-9) started off the new year with a road trip to Shippensburg on Saturday, Jan. 3 and came home with another loss as the Greyhounds (8-3) turned aside the upset-minded Middletown squad.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:55

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MIDDLETOWN GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Hershey pulls away late, beats Raiders in tournament

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So close.

Middletown trailed Hershey by just one point after three quarters in the championship game of the Hershey Holiday Tournament. But the Blue Raiders couldn't stop the Trojans' Gabriela Blackburn – and couldn't get a wished-for Hershey miss at the free throw line.

Blackburn scored a career-high 26 points, including six 3-point baskets, and the Trojans sank 7-of-8 free throws in the fourth quarter to give Hershey the tournament title, 51-39 over the Raiders on Tuesday, Dec. 30 in Derry Twp.

Middletown (8-4) overcame a five-point halftime deficit to trail by only one point, 31-30, after three quarters. But the Trojans (5-4) rode Blackburn's big night to victory.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015 15:49

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MIDDLETOWN WRESTLING: Johnson reaches 160-pound finals at Governor Mifflin tournament

Two Middletown wrestlers finished in the top eight in their weigh class in the 22-team Governor Mifflin Holiday Tournament on Monday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Dec. 30 in Shillington.

Bobby Johnson, a senior on the young Blue Raider squad, finished in second place at 160 pounds, while Logan Stoltzfus finished in eighth place at 113 pounds.

The Raiders finished 16th among the 22 teams, earning 62.5 points to finish ahead of Dover, Wyomissing, Northeastern, Allentown Central Catholic, Pine Grove and Lake Norman, N.C.

Southern Regional, N.J., won the team title with 213 points, while Governor Mifflin (201.5 points) finished second and Upper Darby (164) finished third.


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Raiders throttle Spartans in season opener, 6-2

 

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The Middletown Blue Raiders boys’ soccer team started off the 2014 season on the right foot with a strong 6-2 win over Milton Hershey on Tuesday, Sept. 2 in Middletown.

Middletown’s Bubba Finsterbush had a hat trick in the victory, the first of his career.

The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-1 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division) led at halftime 2-1, then tacked on another goal to take a 3-1 lead early in the second half . . .

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Middletown girls are quick, but young

The Middletown girls basketball team squeezed into the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season, claiming the 20th and final playoff spot.

This season, the young Blue Raiders will depend on freshmen and a sophomore to return to the playoffs.
Sophomores Jey Rivera and Halle Marion are the only starters returning on the nine-member Raider team, which depends heavily on young players.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 December 2012 02:20

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