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Ulrich scores 13 goals in one week for streaking Raiders

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Think soccer is a low-scoring defensive tug-of-war? Take a look at what Middletown soccer player Alexis Ulrich did: She scored 13 goals in one week.

In one week.

She scored five goals in a 6-1 Middletown victory over Shippensburg on Monday, Sept. 22 in Middletown. The next day, she scored two more in a 4-1 win over Camp Hill on the road, then added three more two days later in a 5-0 victory over Milton Hershey. Two days after that, she scored two more in a 3-0 win over West Perry in Elliottsburg.

"I guess you could say she was in the zone,'' said Coach Tim Neff.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:01

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Raiders wallop Rollers, 3-0 in volleyball

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Taylor Kolish made seven aces and two kills and Rachel Applegate added seven aces and 1 kill as Middletown defeated Steelton-Highspire, 3-0 in a girls' volleyball match on Monday, Sept. 22 in Middletown.

Sydney Alexander made six aces and six kills in the victory.

The Blue Raiders (3-9, 3-6 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Colonial Division) won the first game easily, 25-7, then took the second game, 25-13. The Raiders clinched the match with a 25-14 victory in the third game. Steelton-Highspire (0-11, 0-9) remained winless on the season.

Middletown split four matches last week, beating Harrisburg 3-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and losing to Milton Hershey, 3-2 on Thursday, Sept. 25 and to Northern York, 3-0 on Saturday, Sept. 27.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:53

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Middletown blitzes Mustangs, 42-14 in junior high football

Tre Leach raced 79 yards for a touchdown on the Blue Raiders’ first offensive play of the game and Tyreer Mills added scoring runs of 28 and 15 yards as the Middletown Area junior high football team claimed a dominating 42-14 victory over West Perry on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Middletown.

Kyle Truesdale chipped in three extra point kicks, all in the first quarter, as the Middletown junior high football team raced to a 21-0 lead. The defense gave up minimal yards and zero first downs through the first two and a half quarters.   

Early in the second quarter, Leach broke loose for a 51-yard touchdown sprint to pad the Middletown lead to 28-0. Offensive linemen Gabe Wisniewski, Zac Souders, Joe Gusler, Logan Witmer and Brendan Douglass dominated up front in the first-half rush. On defense, Leach recovered a pair of Mustang fumbles while Mills and Logan Greenfield recorded pass interceptions that kept the visitors off the scoreboard in the first half.

Mills opened the second half with a 75-yard kickoff return for another Middletown score and, following a pass theft by Witmer, Devin Martin got into the scoring act with a 37-yard run with 5:28 left in the third quarter. Truesdale’s extra-point kick made it 42-0.

The Mustangs finally broke their scoreless drought with a long touchdown run against Middletown’s second defensive unit late in the third period and then added another score with just 1:40 left in the game.

In between those touchdowns, the Raiders could have added to their high point total when Mills picked up a Mustang fumble, but he intentionally took a knee instead.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 16:49

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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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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:10

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Bubblers burst Seven Sorrows’ hopes of sweep


After missing the opening weekend of the CFA season due to an opponent forfeit, the Seven Sorrows Eagles finally hit the field. They went on the road in Week 2 to face the Boiling Springs Bubblers.

The littlest Eagles hit the field running, finding the end zone twice. Matthew Gilhool and Jamar McKinney did the scoring, with Isaiah Shayter, Devon Reid and Lewis Dillard adding to the rushing attack. McKinney, Shayter and Gilhool also starred on defense, each with multiple tackles.  

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