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BOYS' SOCCER: Raiders stop Trinity, fall to East Pennsboro

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The Middletown boys' soccer team played two hard-fought games last week – a 2-1 victory over Trinity on Monday, Sept. 14 in Shiremanstown and a 4-2 loss to East Pennsboro on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Middletown.

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Middletown (2-1 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Divison) started strong against Trinity (0-3 in the division), keeping the ball in Trinity territory for much of the first 10 minutes.
But the Shamrocks took control of the game for the next 30 minutes, peppering Middletown goalkeeper Andrew Yeich with several shots.

East Pennsboro 4
Middletown 2
The Raiders returned home against experienced East Pennsboro (3-0, 4-2 overall), and the Panthers dominated much of the first half with several quality chances.
Despite Yeich remaining strong in goal (8 saves), the Panthers scored two quick goals to take a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:43

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CROSS COUNTRY: Raiders' Shaffer earns spot in district title race

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Several good high school cross country teams signed up for the Big Spring Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19 to get a preview of the course that will host the District 3 championships later this year.

The sneak peek proved to be valuable to Middletown's Justin Shaffer.

Shaffer qualified for the District 3 championships by completing the Cumberland County course in 18:47. He'll see the Big Spring High School course again.

Middletown and Lower Dauphin were two of the 28 teams that competed in the invitational. Hempfield's boys' team and Chambersburg's girls' team won their respective divisions.

The Blue Raiders competed in a tri-meet against Lower Dauphin and Red Land on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Lower Dauphin beat both Middletown and Red Land in both the boys' and girls' competitions.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:35

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VOLLEYBALL: Raiders start strong, fall to Trinity, 3-1

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It was a strong start.

Middletown took the first game from Trinity in a Mid-Penn Conference girls' volleyball match, 28-26 on Thursday, Sept. 17 in Middletown.

But the Shamrocks eventually wore down the Blue Raiders, winning the second game, 25-17, then claiming the final two, 25-13 and 25-19, to take the triumph in the Colonial Division match.

Taylor Kolish had 15 digs and 7 kills for Middletown (1-4, 0-3 in the division). Kassidy Deibler had 7 kills, 4 aces and 4 blocks, while teammate Riley Zimmerman had 7 kills.

Kate Lindholm led Trinity (2-1, 2-1) with 15 kills and 4 aces, while teammate Hailey Donson had 8 kills and 4 aces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:27

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FIELD HOCKEY: Falcons shut down Raiders, 6-0

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Middletown goalkeeper Sidonie LaPlante played well, but Lower Dauphin still showed enough firepower to beat the Blue Raiders, 6-0, in field hockey on Friday, Sept. 18 in Middletown.

LaPlante made 31 saves, but the Raiders (1-6, 0-5 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Keystone Division) still fell behind 5-0 in the first half.

Lower Dauphin (7-0, 4-0) took the lead on two goals by Alli Bitting and goals by Katie Spanos, Rachel Yeager and Mary Kate Tarczynski. Yeager scored her goal on a penalty strike.

Taylin Lehman scored the lone goal in the second half on an assist by teammate Logan Gaughen.

Sydney Dreisigmeyer added an assist for the Falcons.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:24

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GOLF: Kautz shoots a 95, Raiders fall to foes at Sunset course

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Cole Kautz shot a 95 to finish 18th among golfers at lead Middletown in the six-team MId-Penn Conference Capital Division golf match on Monday, Sept. 14 at Sunset Golf Course.

East Pennsboro's Greg Waznik was the top scorer on the par-70 championship course, shooting a 74.
Middletown's Noah Zimmerman shot a 97, followed by teammates Trevor Fuller, who shot a 107, and Brandon Harper, who shot a 177.

Trinity won the match with a team score of 333. East Pennsboro finished second with a score of 358, followed by Boiling Springs (361), Camp Hill (365), Bishop McDevitt (386) and Middletown (416).

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:19

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