The Middletown boys’ bowling team clinched the Harrisburg Area Interscholastic Bowling League championship, beating Cumberland Valley in a 10-game pin fall on Thursday, Feb. 6 at ABC East Lanes to claim the title.
The Blue Raiders beat Cumberland Valley, 2,032 to 1,665 to win the championship. Middletown won 29 points and lost just 4 points during the season.
Now the Raider boys, along with Brynne Schlicher, a member of the Raider girls’ team, qualify for the Eastern Pennsylvania Bowling Championships on Saturday, March 1 in Lancaster. The entire boys’ team qualified to compete for the team title, while Schlicher and four members of the boys’ team – Danny Geiger, Josh Alcock, Eric Belles and Cole Kautz – qualified to compete for the singles title.
The two remaining members of the boys’ team – freshmen Mitch Carson and Caleb Orner – will also bowl for Middletown in the team competition.
“I’m looking forward to it, and excited about it,’’ said Darryl Bower, the coach and advisor for the boys’ and girls’ teams, independent teams that compete against other independent and school district-sponsored squads. “The boys’ team is pretty well-rounded and bowls well together – if one bowler is off, another bowler picks it up.’’
The girls finished in third place, scoring 16.5 points and losing 16.5 points. Team members include Schlicher, Ashley Leister, Calie Dozier, Tori Spangler, Meaghan Nelson and Iang Tail.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:28
Written by Jim Lewis
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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
Written by Jim Lewis
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:23
Whether a defending state champion or a one-win squad, no football team wants its season to end the way Lower Dauphin’s did on Friday, Nov. 9. The offense struggled to get going and the usually sturdy defense had an off-night in the Falcons’ 42-10 loss to Manheim Twp. at Hersheypark Stadium in the first round of the PIAA District 3 Class AAAA playoffs.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:05