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Raiders top West Perry

The Middletown boys’ and girls’ track and field team swept West Perry in a meet on Tuesday, April 1 in Middletown.

tinydylanrun4 9 14 Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Dylan Danilowicz, runs a leg of a relay against West Perry.

The boys defeated the Mustangs, 88-61, while the girls won, 89-61.


It was the first meet of the season for Middletown, whose boys’ and girls’ records are an identical 1-0 in the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division.


For the West Perry boys, the loss dropped the Mustangs to 2-2, 0-1 in the division; for the girls, it was the first division defeat, and third loss in four tries.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 21:18

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Raiders top Palmyra, CD East; suffer first loss in Wildcat comeback


Middletown notched two big victories and suffered its first loss of the season last week thanks to a late-inning meltdown against Mechanicsburg, a rival in the Mid-Penn Conference Keystone Division.tinysoftballslide4 9 14Photo by Don Graham - Middletown’s Gabby Krupilis, slides into home plate to score a run against Central Dauphin East. The Blue Raiders outlasted CD East, 18-9.


The Blue Raiders (3-1, 1-1 in the division) subdued Palmyra, 10-2, with starting pitcher Sarah Gossard holding the Cougars to just four hits, and walloped Central Dauphin East, 18-9, in a game rescheduled because of inclement weather.


Middletown held  6-0 lead against powerful Mechanicsburg in its only home game of the week, then watched as the Wildcats came from behind with 16 runs in the final two innings for the victory.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:43

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'I LIKE WINNING': Raider coach praises team after two big division wins

A welcomed attitude adjustment within the Middletown baseball team’s ranks produced positive results last week, as the Blue Raiders got on the winning track with a pair of victories in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference.tinyslide4 9 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Brett Altland (3), above, is thrown out at home plate by Palmyra despite his slide. The Blue Raiders still won the game, 1-0.


The adjustment showed up on Tuesday, April 1 when the Raiders toughed out a 1-0 win over visiting Palmyra, and again on Thursday, April 3 in a big 8-0 triumph over Mechanicsburg.


The pair of wins evened the Middletown squad’s record at 2-2 and showed the real potential of this year’s squad.


Coach Steve Shuleski noted that in the Raiders’ two previous losses the players needed to start playing as a team – and the Raiders responded by pulling together last week.


By beating two quality programs like Palmyra and Mechanicsburg, the Raiders proved they can be legitimate contenders in 2014.  


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:39

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MAHS students complete course for nurse aides

nurseaidephoto4 9 14Three Middletown Area High School students graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College’s nurse aide training program during a ceremony on Friday, March 14 at Frey Village.
Students Allison Shipkowski, Jordan Flowers and Lindsay Truesdale completed HACC’s 120-hour program, offered to area high school students who wish to become a state certified nurse aide for elderly clients.

Upon successful completion of the course, students are prepared to take the Pennsylvania State Certification Exam for nurse aides.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 20:23

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Raiders fall to East Pennsboro on errors, walks

Middletown punched out nine hits but, once again, the Blue Raiders were hampered by errors and unearned runs in a 4-3 baseball loss to visiting East Pennsboro on Thursday, March 27.tinyhitterpic4 2 14Photo by Jodi Ocker - Middletown’s Cody Fox (5) takes a swing at an East Pennsboro pitch.


Although the Panthers produced just one hit against Middletown pitching, East Pennsboro took advantage of several walks and a couple fielding miscues to rally from an early 2-0 deficit for the win.  


And despite the high number of hits by the Middletown batters, the Raiders (0-2) let several scoring chances get away during the course of the non-divisional contest on a cold, windy afternoon. In all, nine runners were left on base.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 21:32

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