MIDDLETOWN BLUE RAIDERS

Weekly Athletic Department Newsletter 9.13.20

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Weekly Schedule:

Monday:

Golf Match @ Sunset Golf Course 1:30pm

Girls Tennis @ Susquehanna 4:00pm


Tuesday:

Girls Tennis v. Harrisburg Academy 4:00pm


Wednesday:

Girls Tennis v. Camp Hill 4:00pm


Thursday:

Golf Match @ Armitage Golf Course 2:00pm

Girls Tennis @ East Pennsboro 4:00pm

Boys Soccer v. Boiling Springs (V - 4:00/ JV - 5:30pm) Scrimmages*


Friday:

Girls Tennis v. Trinity 4:00pm


Saturday:

Football (HS) @ Central Dauphin 10:00am**


*Spectator Policy (Parents Only with pre-approved tickets)

**No Spectators permitted

Blue Raiders Scoreboard:

Golf:

9/9 Golf @ Harrisburg Country Club (W 3 / L 3)


Football:

n/a


Girls Soccer:

n/a


Boys Soccer:

n/a


Girls Tennis:

n/a


Field Hockey:

n/a


Volleyball:
n/a


Cross Country:

n/a

NEWS AND HEADLINES

Blue Raiders Golf Tee Off to Start the Fall Season

Our Blue Raiders Golf team starts off the season with good results at the Country Club of Harrisburg.

(Read more on link below)

10 Mid-Penn Conference girls soccer players to watch in 2020

Amanda Lee, Middletown

Position: Goalie

Class: Senior

Buzz: Mid-Penn coaches waved goodbye to a solid group of keepers following the ’19 season. A handful are now applying their trade at NCAA programs. Middletown skipper Tim Neff has the luxury of welcoming back one of the rising keepers in the conference, with Lee establishing her game in a tough MPC division. The senior returns after making 142 saves and landing a spot on the division all-star squad.

Soccer Spectators for this Week's Scrimmage

Parents of Boys Soccer Players:


We will be issuing two tickets to all players via our Ticket Spicket platform for the scrimmage. Please check your email one day prior to the event for these online tickets to gain entry to the scrimmage this Thursday.

Along with the tickets, we will be issuing guidelines for soccer spectators at War Memorial Field prior to the scrimmage.

In the meantime, we ask all to navigate the Ticket Spicket platform as well as our NFHS Network. Directions to these items can be found on our latest fall sports update announcement.

2020 Preview: Middletown Blue Raiders

A pair of games on the calendar won’t even count in the win-loss column, but they were added to the slate by Middletown coach Brett Myers with a purpose. The Blue Raiders, primed to make another run at a state title, picked up a pair of scrimmages against 6A powerhouse Central Dauphin and 5A Governor Mifflin. Myers wanted his team to face an early test as they prepare for an abbreviated 2020 campaign. Fueled by a pair of high-end running backs, a junior quarterback just beginning to find his groove and a tough physical defense, the Blue Raiders should be the favorites to claim another Capital Division title.

(Read more on link below)

Official practice begins, another sign that 2020 Mid-Penn fall sports season is real

“The toughest thing has been, I would say, the natural instincts of sports are to be together as a group. The thing you have to do now is sort of legislate against that,” Middletown boys soccer coach Brian Keyser said.

“It’s sometimes difficult to try and get these guys to remember what they need to be doing but also making sure they enjoy the game and the experience.”

As Keyser noted, making sure coaches put in place all of the school district’s health and safety guidelines was merely half the battle.

(Read more on link below)

PIAA urges schools to follow Gov. Wolf’s spectator limits

As Pennsylvania state legislators fight to increase the spectator limit at high school fall sporting events, PIAA Executive Director Bob Lombardi is urging schools to be patient and comply with Gov. Wolf’s guidance.

An email sent from Lombardi to the PIAA Board of Directors asked PIAA executives to make sure schools are following the limits for attendance at fall sports, which is 25 for indoor events and 250 for outdoors. The Pa. House and Senate both passed a bill that would allow schools to decide the spectator limits, though Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated he plans to veto the bill.

(Read more on link below)

Event information

We are extremely excited for our student athletes to be able to compete this fall. There has been a tremendous amount of thought and work into providing an opportunity for all to support our student athletes in various ways this year. Due to the ever-changing landscape of spectator restrictions, we are moving forward with the following procedures in collaboration with the Mid-Penn Conference, District III, PIAA and Governor’s mandates:

(Read more on link below)

FUNDRAISERS

Wrestling Fundraiser

Wrestling is selling masks and gaiters. Below is the store link. The store will be open until September 23rd, and the delivery date is October 8th. ~ Coach Riggs

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

COVID Spectator Advisory


September 14, 2020


Spectators:

· All must adhere to Middletown Area School District’s Health and Safety Plan which includes wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

· Tickets are pre-approved for War Memorial Field*


FALL OUTDOOR/INDOOR VENUES

Facility:
War Memorial Field – venue capacity 250


Football
o No opponent spectators
o Pre-approved ticket sales only for parents of participants*
o Games streamed on NFHS Network


Soccer
o Pre-approved tickets sales only for parents of participants*
o Matches streamed on NFHS Network


Field Hockey (Track) – venue area 250

  • Opponents and Home spectators permitted not to exceed 250
  • Must remain off the track


Tennis Courts – venue area 250

  • Opponents and Home spectators permitted not to exceed 250
  • Must remain outside the tennis fencing


Cross Country – venue area 250

  • Opponents and Home spectators permitted not to exceed 250
  • Must remain outside designated course
  • Please be respectful of social distance requirements at the finish line


Golf – venue capacity is regulated with each Golf Course

  • Opponents and Home spectators permitted at Sunset Golf Course
  • Please be respectful of spectator guidelines and expectations for Golf


Volleyball (MAHS / MAMS) – venue capacity 25

  • No spectators
  • Matches streamed on NFHS Network


*Tickets allotments and allocations may vary week-to-week based upon our opponents, program recommendations and commonwealth mandates


NOTE: Spectator guidelines may change based upon the Governor’s mandates

Wednesday Transportation Survey - Plan to be released soon

Blue Raiders, we hope to have an announcement to those in need of transportation on Wednesday's this week. Please be patient as we navigate the logistics with our transportation vendor to provide a solution.

Register Online to Participate

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of online athletic registration through FamilyID (familyid.com). FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to minimize paper transactions, be more administratively efficient, and environmentally responsible. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple athletic programs.

Middletown Area School District COVID Waiver

Please submit the completed waiver to the respective Head Coach or the main office to be able to participate in athletics.

WWW.MTOWNATHLETICS.ORG

Blue Raiders, please continue to promote our official athletics website as all scores, schedules, team information, etc. will be posted on this site. It is the BEST way to house all of our information regarding our programs.

Schedule Alerts

As a fan of Middletown Area High School you can follow your favorite teams to receive game change & score alerts via email and/or text.

Watch our Blue Raiders on the NFHS Network

The NFHS Network is the leader in streaming Live and On Demand high school sports.
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.
All NFHS Network events are available to watch online at www.NFHSnetwork.com and through the NFHS Network Live App for iOS and Android. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Watching high school sports and events has never been easier.

Online Tickets via Ticket Spicket

Middletown will be offering Online Ticket services once we are able to permit spectators to our events. We look forward to having all of our fans back in our venues! Stay tuned for more information once the state changes the commonwealth mandates.

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)

@MWrestlin (Wrestling)

@M_TownGSoccer (Girls Soccer)

@MTownFBInfo (Football)

@MTownTennis (Tennis)

@MTownRaiderBall (Baseball)

@BlueRaiderCheer (Cheerleading)

@MTownHoops (Boys Basketball)

@middletownASD (MASD)


Please follow our accounts for the most updated news and alerts.

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.

(Submit Information)


GO RAIDERS!

Middletown Teammates of the Week

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

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A TEAMMATES NAME

EXAMPLES:

Xavier Engleton, Indoor Track, Grade 12 - Honor
“Xavier is a great mentor in the hurdles. He is always looking for places to give tips to the rest of us, using the knowledge he has gained from his own training. I wouldn't be where I am now without him.” ~ Jeff Bowerman

Johnny McGrain, Soccer, 10th - Courage
“Johnny is always encouraging everyone on the team to get better. Even when there are players that don't play as much he tries to encourage them to work hard and not give up on playing time as one of our captains.”
~ Owen Campbell

Erin Hill, Varsity Field Hockey, 12th – Perseverance
“Erin has worked hard each day to improve and it definitely shows every time she makes a huge defensive stop on the field. She embraces her role whether it's on the sideline cheering on her teammates or make great plays on the field. Erin has a lot of contagious spirit and it’s fun to see it spread to her teammates.” ~ Coach Slavin

Sports Seasons

Fall Sports:

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


Winter Sports:

Boys Basketball (Junior High / JV / Varsity) AAAA

Girls Basketball (Junior High / JV / Varsity ) AAAA
Bowling*
Cheerleading (JV / Varsity)

Wrestling (Freshman / Varsity) AA


Spring Sports:

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


*Club

**Co-Op with Bishop McDevitt

Booster Club Information

More Information Coming Soon!

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


NCAA Information

Coaches if you have any questions regarding collegiate athletics, please check the following site and or please feel free to ask the Director of Athletics for more information.

Technical Support Information & Department Apps

APPS:

HUDL

TeamBuildr

NFHS Network


Support:

FamilyID Tech Support (click here)

HUDL Tech Support (click here)

Mid Penn Conference

Official Athletic Site of the Mid-Penn Conference

District III

Official Athletic Site of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association District III

PIAA

The Official site for the PIAA