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Raiders pound East Pennsboro, 18-8


Middletown bombarded East Pennsboro with 14 hits and scored in every inning to beat the Panthers, 18-8 in its season-opener on Friday, March 21 at Middletown.tinypitching3 26 14Photo by Don Graham - Middletown pitcher Sarah Gossard delivers a pitch during her first victory of the new season.


The Blue Raiders (1-0) overcame an early 2-0 deficit with a three-run first inning, and pounded East Pennsboro (0-1) early and often.


The Raiders scored four more runs in the second, three in the third and four in the fourth, chasing Panther starting pitcher Jamie Bolig and taking a 14-5 lead into the fifth. East Pennsboro never recovered from Middletown’s offensive blitz. Bolig hit a solo homerun in the sixth inning, the only homer of the game, but it wasn’t enough to rally the Panthers.


Sarah Gossard pitched a complete game for Middletown.


The Raiders had 14 hits in the game, compared to 10 for East Pennsboro.


Middletown’s defense, a sore spot last season during a 10-10 campaign, committed eight errors against the Panthers, but Raider hitters more than made up for them at the plate.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 18:53

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The Seven Sorrows boys’ basketball team won the Harrisburg CYO Diocesan championship, beating St. Theresa’s in the title game on Sunday, March 9 to claim its first league crown since 1970.


It was the second league championship in team history.tinysorrowsbasketballpic3 19 14Submitted photo - The Seven Sorrows Eagles pose with their championship trophy and banner after winning the Harrisburg CYO Diocesan title on Sunday, March 9.


The Eagles now will play Sacred Heart of Allentown in the state CYO Diocesan playoffs at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 28 in Philadelphia.


Seven Sorrows were regular-season champions, league playoff champions and Bishop Daley tournament runner-up this season. The Eagles will take a 29-3 record into the state playoffs.


The Eagles only lost twice during the regular season – a 1-point loss in overtime at St. Theresa’s and a 2-point loss at Good Shepherd.


They moved onto the league playoffs, where they defeated St. Joseph from Mechanicsburg and St. Catherine’s in the semifinals. In the title game, the Eagles came back from 12 points down with 2:00 left in the third quarter to defeat St. Theresa’s by 7.


Next up for the Eagles was the Bishop Daley tournament where, after two victories, they found themselves in the championship game. They faced a very good St. Catherine’s team, which they played for the fourth time this season and ninth over the last two years. The Royals defeated the Eagles for the title. It was the first appearance in the finals in five years for the Eagles.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:29

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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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Rollers flatten Millersburg, 21-0, reach Class A district final

Tyquan Walker ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Steelton-Highspire eliminated Millersburg, 21-0, in a PIAA District 3 Class A semifinal playoff game on Friday, Nov. 16 at Cottage Hill in Steelton.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:23

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Lower Dauphin knocked out of playoffs by Manheim Twp.

By Tom Klemick

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

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