MIDDLETOWN BLUE RAIDERS
Weekly Athletic Department Newsletter 11.22.20
High School Basketball - November 20th
Junior High Basketball - November 23rd
High School Wrestling - November 23rd
Junior High Wrestling - November 23rd
Cheerleading - December 1st
Blue Raiders Scoreboard:
Final Fall Records:
Varsity Record (18-18)
Varsity Record (4-2)
Junior Varsity Record (1-0)
Freshman Record (0-4)
Varsity Record (9-3)
Junior Varsity Record (2-1)
Varsity Record (7-4-1)
Junior Varsity Record (1-7-2)
Varsity Record (6-8)
Junior High Varsity Record (3-5-1)
Junior High JV Record (0-1-1)
Varsity Record (9-4)
Junior Varsity Record (10-2)
NEWS AND HEADLINES
BROWN SIGNS WITH NEW HAVEN
William “Will” Brown, son of Chris and Becky Jo Brown, will be running all the way to Connecticut to continue his passion for cross country at the University of New Haven. Brown was accepted into the Forensic Science Program and was awarded the $24,000 Presidential Scholarship which is the university’s highest academic scholarship. Brown signed a Letter of Intent to run Cross Country and Track for the New Haven Chargers. Brown was joined by his family, coaches and the MASD Athletic Directors to celebrate his commitment to the University of New Haven.
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FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS IN TITLE GAME LOSS
By Larry Etter
Middletown’s quest for a District III championship came up empty last Friday night at home. Visiting Wyomissing, the team that also defeated the Blue Raiders in the 2019 title game showed the district watchers how good it is in dealing the home team a convincing 38-16 setback in front of a limited crowd on a perfect night for football.
The Spartans brought an unbeaten 6-0 record into the game and used a staunch defense and solid offense to retain their district crown, denying the undermanned Blue Raiders a chance at redemption. Defensively, with a big, strong line up front and good linebacking play, the Spartans held Middletown’s running game in check throughout the contest while limiting power running senior back Tymir Jackson to just 42 yards and no scores on the ground. “They are a good team.
They have worked hard and it shows. Hard working teams win,” Middletown coach Brett Myers said of the Spartans. “But our kids worked hard, too, and just to make it to the championship game was a great accomplishment,” he added.
With well over 50 players on its roster and a lot of veterans returning from last year’s successful squad, the Spartans simply proved to be too big, too deep and too talented for the Raiders to overcome. “They are very well coached, too,” Myers said.
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National Signing Day 2020: Meet central Pa.’s college-bound athletes
Many high school athletes across central Pa. will sign National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
The NCAA early signing period for basketball and regular signing period for all other Division I and II sports begins Wednesday. The early signing period for football begins next month.
Below is a list of college-bound athletes from Mid-Penn and Lancaster-Lebanon League schools that are committed to college programs and could choose to sign early.
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Mid-Penn Conference football defensive leaders through 11/11/20
PennLive will publish Mid-Penn defensive leaders in tackles, TFLs, sacks and interceptions every week through the regular season. Statistics are based on numbers reported to and compiled by PennLive.
Coaches are encouraged to submit updated statistics to email@example.com by 6 p.m. Monday each week. Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg, Shippensburg, Susquehanna Township, Steel-High, James Buchanan and Susquenita did not submit updated statistics and are not included in leaders.
Mid-Penn Conference football offensive leaders through 11/11/20
With four weeks of the Mid-Penn season in the books, PennLive has put together its list of offensive stat leaders in the conference.
After each week, PennLive will publish leaders in rushing, passing and receiving on Thursday throughout the regular season. Statistics are based on stats reported to and compiled by PennLive.
Coaches are encouraged to submit updated offensive statistics to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 p.m. Monday each week.
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Pennsylvania’s top college football prospects in the Class of 2021: Ranked (Updated)
Kyle McCord and Nolan Rucci aren’t the only big names in Pennsylvania for the Class of 2021, and because of that the group could produce some special college players.
But nothing has been normal, too, in this year of COVID-19, and, so, with just less than a month to go before the early signing period – Dec. 16 — there’s still plenty of uncommitted, and, in some cases, unoffered talent out there.
With that in mind, we have updated our 2021 college prospect rankings for the state and expanded the list to 410 players who we feel can play college football at some level. This isn’t just a “good high school football player list”
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Scholarship Information: NIAAA Scholar Essay Application
Information on the 2020 NIAAA Scholarship is available at http://psada.org. Click on the Awards tab on the top menu bar. Please note, the deadline has been extended to November 30, 2020.
Register Online to Participate
Middletown Teammates of the Week
Week of November 8, 2020
Michael Keating, Freshman Football, 9th – Perseverance
“Michael “Tally” Keating was a faithful participant at summer workouts in preparation for the upcoming season. Tally demonstrated that sort of commitment for the past 5 months. Tally through grit, determination and a strong will to succeed, achieved steady progress and an important role on the team. Tally is a good student, popular with teammates and coaches and a Blue Raider legacy.” ~ Coach Pettis
Each week, Student-Athletes, Coaches and Faculty can nominate someone they feel is a great teammate for the past week.
The week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday at midnight. The list will be collected Monday of the next week and published to all the coaches and faculty members at Middletown area High School each Tuesday.
What makes a good teammate? Multiple reasons!
Here is a great quote by Kobe Bryant that can help sum it up:
"I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot."
The Blue Raiders instill the following leadership qualities P,R,I,D,E. When nominating a fellow Blue Raider, please list one of these qualities in your description.
P-erseverance, R-espect, I-ntegrity, D-iscipline, E-xcellence
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The NFHS Network covers 27 different regular season and postseason sports, as well as other high school activities, celebrating the accomplishments of students-athletes, student broadcasters, and high schools across the country.
Partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations, 44+ high school state athletic/activities associations, and PlayOn! Sports, the NFHS Network is a joint venture created to provide fans with the ability to stream high school sports on any device, from wherever they are.
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Blue Raider Twitter Accounts
Here are the following Twitter accounts for each team and program:
@BlueRaidersMASD (Athletic Department)
@MASDFieldHockey (Field Hockey)
@MAMS_BlueRaider (Middletown Area Middle School)
@MiddletownGirl1 (Girls Basketball)
@MtownBoysSoccer (Boys Soccer)
@AndMiddletown (Track & Field)
@M_TownGSoccer (Girls Soccer)
@MTownHoops (Boys Basketball)
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Blue Raiders Championships and Awards
Middletown Blue Raiders
Championships and Awards
The lists provided have been researched through the PIAA, District III and Mid-Penn Conference websites.
If you know of any missing accolades or have any corrections, please complete our form to be sent to our Director of Athletics, Mr. Richard Reed.
Boys & Girls Cross Country (Junior High / Varsity) AA
Cheerleading (Junior High / JV / Varsity)
Field Hockey (Junior High / JV) AA
Football (Freshman / JV / Varsity) AAA
Golf (Varsity) AA
Boys Soccer (JV / Varsity) AA
Girls Soccer (JV / Varsity) AA
Girls Tennis (Varsity) AA
Girls Volleyball (JV / Varsity) AAA
Boys Basketball (Junior High / JV / Varsity) AAAA
Girls Basketball (Junior High / JV / Varsity ) AAAA
Cheerleading (JV / Varsity)
Wrestling (Freshman / Varsity) AA
Baseball (JV / Varsity) AAAA
Boys Lacrosse** (Varsity)
Boys Soccer (Junior High)
Girls Soccer (Junior High)
Softball (JV / Varsity) AAAA
Boys Tennis (Varsity) AA
Boys Track & Field (Junior High / Varsity) AAA
Girls Track & Field (Junior High / Varsity) AAA
**Co-Op with Bishop McDevitt
Middletown Athletic Hall of Fame
The committee of the newly formed Middletown Athletic Hall of Fame has selected the inaugural class of inductees.
Congratulations to the following MAHS alumnae who have been inducted in the Class of 2020 Middletown Hall of Fame!
Earl Brown '74
Tony Colston '64
Dave Grabuloff '93
Ben Olsen '95
Missy Stewart '86
Dave Twardzik '68
Paula Wilkins '90
Coach Ed Brunner
Coach Dennis Iezzi
Coach John Rowan
1968 Boys Basketball Team