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ROAD WARRIORS: Raiders' travels rewarded with victories

It was a very busy week for the Middletown Area Blue Raiders' boys' soccer team – four matches, three of which were long header9 24 14road trips.

Middletown (5-3, 1-3 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) won all four, allowing only 3 goals with two shutouts mixed in the middle.

The week started in Newville against Big Spring.

Middletown's Blake Gill got things going with a goal in the second minute on an assist by Brendan Dintiman – then he did it again just seven minutes later to stake the Blue Raiders to a quick 2-0 lead.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:27

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State champ LD roars to victory over Raiders in field hockey

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Middletown goalkeeper Sidonie LaPlante made 24 saves in an attempt to stop an offensive onslaught by two-time defending Class AAA state champion Lower Dauphin – but the Falcons prevailed, 8-0 in a field hockey game on Monday, Sept. 15 at Hummelstown.

Lower Dauphin's Maddie O'Neill scored three goals – two in the first half – and Gini Bramley added two second-half goals for the Falcons (8-0, 6-0 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division). Falcon goalkeeper Katie Lammando shut out the Blue Raiders (2-7, 0-6).

The Raiders lost another division game to rival Red Land, 1-0 on Friday, Sept,. 19 in Middletown. Carina Potteiger's first-half goal proved to be the game-winner.

The Raiders also lost a close 1-0 game to Big Spring on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Middletown.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 15:13

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Zavoda's late goal boosts Raiders over Crusaders, 1-0

Braelyn Zavoda scored a late goal to give Middletown a 1-0 victory over Lancaster Catholic in girls' soccer on Saturday, Sept. 20 at War Memorial Field and end the Blue Raiders' losing streak at three games.

Zavoda's goal in the 77th minute, on an assist from Bianca Jasper, thwarted a shutout bid by Lancaster Catholic goalkeeper Claire Matillo, who made 16 saves to keep the Crusaders (3-7) in the game.

Goalkeeper Brooke Myers made five saves to earn the shutout for Middletown (5-3, 3-2 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division).

The Raiders had lost their previous three games to division rival Northern York (a 4-1 defeat), Elco (1-0) and Trinity (1-0).

Against Northern York, Katie Kennedy scored a goal just before halftime to bring the Raiders within 2-1. Abby Pendergrist scored three goals for the Polar Bears (5-4, 5-1).

Middletown played well against Elco, which owns a 7-2 record, but lost a tight game on a goal by Kiyana Rodriguez in the 47th minute.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 19:14

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A STATEMENT GAME?: Rollers fight off Newport in OT, 40-34

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A hand-off, a dash and a spin for the win. It was a moment full of glory for Steelton-Highspire as Shaheim Moody-Williams ran the ball 7 yards for a touchdown in overtime, nabbing the Rollers’ first victory of the season on their home turf, 40-34 against Newport on Friday, Sept. 12.


The final play took just four seconds in a nail-biting, suspenseful game at War Veterans Memorial Field.


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TWO IN A ROW: Raiders subdue Elizabethtown, 36-14


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What a difference a couple weeks make. Following a season-opening loss to Lower Dauphin, the Middletown Area Blue Raiders have now won two straight football games, the latest coming in a convincing 36-14 triumph over visiting Elizabethtown on Friday, Sept. 12.


With a vocal crowd on hand at War Memorial Field, the Raiders again used a mix of solid defense, big plays on offense and mostly-good special team play to subdue the Bears on a beautiful evening in a nonleague contest.  


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