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LD Falcons reboot after championship season

 

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How do you top a championship season, a surprising, historic football campaign like the one Lower Dauphin had in 2013?

The Falcons won the District 3 Class AAAA championship last year, their first district title since 2003, shared the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division crown and shut out six opponents. With several stars from that time gone because of graduation, and a tough division schedule awaiting this fall, how do to tackle a new campaign? 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:55

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Will success breed success for Blue Raiders?

 

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On the first official day of preseason football camp, Middletown Coach Brett Myers considered the expectations placed on his Blue Raiders this year. “New uniforms, new paint scheme on the helmets and a new practice field. Expectations are high,” he quipped.

Following last year’s surprise 6-4 record during Myers’ first season as the head of the Raiders’ football program, expectations for a repeat or better performance will be swirling among Middletown fans. With some big shoes to fill due to the graduation of a solid number of key seniors in June, Myers and his capable staff of assistant coaches have their work cut out for them . . .

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:57

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AN 'A' FOR EFFORT: Seniors impress in Raiders’ first scrimmage, coach says

 

defense8 20 14Photo by Bill Darrah: The Blue Raider defense pressured Boyertown’s quarterback frequently.

 

They didn’t keep score in Middletown’s first scrimmage of the football season, a get-together with Boyertown on Saturday, Aug. 16 at War Memorial Field – but Blue Raider Coach Brett Myers said he learned a little about his senior players.

 

The seniors “as a whole’’ showed leadership in the scrimmage, as the Raiders made a difficult transition from hard practices to game scenarios against opposing foes, Myers said.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:19

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DAWN OF A NEW SEASON

 

football8 20 14Photo by Jodi Ocker: Quarterbacks practice taking snaps during a drill of the Middletown Area High School Blue Raiders.

 

Race car driver Bobby Unser, who won the Indianapolis 500 in three different decades, once observed, “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.’’      

 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:05

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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.

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