MIDDLETOWN BLUE RAIDERS

Weekly Athletic Department Newsletter 1.18.21

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Weekly Schedule:

Tuesday:

JV/V Boys Basketball @ Steelton (6:00/7:30pm)**

JH/V Wrestling @ Camp Hill (6:00/7:00pm)**

V Girls Basketball v. Steelton - postponed


Wednesday:

JV/V Boys Basketball v. East Pennsboro - postponed

JV/V Girls Basketball @ East Pennsboro - postponed


Thursday:
V Wrestling v. Bishop McDevitt (6:00pm)**

JH JV/V Boys Basketball v. CD East (3:45/5:00pm)**
JH JV/V Girls Basketball @ CD East (3:45/5:00pm)**

JV/V Girls Basketball @ Pequea Valley - postponed 1.25.21


Friday:

JV/V Girls Basketball v. Trinity (6:00/7:30pm)**
JV/V Boys Basketball @ Trinity (6:00/7:30pm)**


Saturday:

V Wrestling @ Cedar Cliff (Quad Meet) 10:00am**


ONLINE STREAMING


Tuesday:

Wrestling @ Camp Hill (NFHS Network)

Boys Basketball @ Steelton (YouTube)


Thursday:

Wrestling v. Bishop McDevitt (NFHS Network)

JH Boys Basketball v. CD East (Middletown YouTube)

JH Girls Basketball @ CD East (no stream)


Friday:

Girls Basketball v. Trinity (NFHS Network)

Boys Basketball @ Trinity (Trinity)


Saturday:

Wrestling @ Cedar Cliff (NFHS Network)


Spectator Policy Revisited Bi-Weekly (1.19.21)

^Scrimmage

^^Spectators asked to limit two per student

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

**No Spectators permitted

Blue Raiders Scoreboard:

SCOREBOARD

Girls Basketball:

Varsity Record (0-3)

1/11 v. York Suburban (L 62-33)

1/15 @ Camp Hill (L 61-42)

1/16 @ Columbia (L 62-30)


Junior Varsity Record (1-1)

1/11 v. York Suburban (L 25-11)

1/15 @ Camp Hill (W 30-24)


Junior High Varsity Record (1-0)

1/11 @ Central Dauphin (W 53-28)

1/13 v. Hershey - postponed

1/14 @ Palmyra - postponed


Junior High JV Record (0-0)

1/11 @ Central Dauphin - cancelled

1/13 v. Hershey - postponed

1/14 @ Palmyra - postponed


Boys Basketball:

Varsity Record (2-1)

1/11 @ York Suburban (L 61-56 OT)

1/15 v. Camp Hill (W 64-62)

1/16 v. Columbia (W 58-52)


Junior Varsity Record (2-1)

1/11 @ York Suburban (W 43-25)

1/15 v. Camp Hill (W 50-35)

1/16 v. Columbia (L 58-33)


Junior High Varsity Record (1-0)

1/11 v. Central Dauphin (W 31-23)

1/13 @ Hershey - postponed

1/14 v. Palmyra - postponed


Junior High JV Record (0-1)

1/11 v. Central Dauphin (L 39-5)

1/13 @ Hershey - postponed

1/14 v. Palmyra - postponed


Wrestling:

Varsity Record (1-0)

1/12 v. Harrisburg - postponed 2.13.21

1/14 v. Susquehanna (W 60-6)


Junior High Record (0-0)

1/16 @ Cedar Cliff

NEWS AND HEADLINES

Mid-Penn Capital Division 2020-’21 wrestling preview, predictions and preseason wrestler of the year

Middletown


Head coach: Daniel Riggs. 2019-’20 record: 12-5. Key returning wrestlers: So. Isaac Lupp (145/152), Jr. Vincent Corradi (160), So. Sebastian Dash (215/285). Key losses: Luke Fegley (126/132/138), Zach Malay (113/120/126), Joey Spear (138/145/152), Arthur Dash (195/220), Quincy Reinnagel (220/285). Newcomers to watch: Caden Paul (126/132/138), Canden Brown (172), Tillman Artell (106), Chance Sweeney (113), Dominic Singh (172).


The cycle starts anew for Middletown and coach Daniel Riggs following the losses of longtime anchors Luke Fegley, Zach Malay, Joey Spear, Arthur Dash and Quincy Reinnagel from a team that qualified for the District 3 team tournament a year ago. The Blue Raiders will start a new youth movement that has the same look and feel as it did when that group of seniors first made their way through the system.


This season is full of new challenges and Middletown is lighter on numbers because of COVID-related losses, but Riggs said he’s excited to work with kids who bring a new energy to the room. The expectation is to carry about 18 wrestlers through the first week of the year with experience in the middle and top of the lineup and young talent at the bottom.


“We’re going to be very young with a lot of freshmen and sophomores this year,” Riggs said. “I’m excited about it. The coaching staff is excited with the new faces and new energy on the team. It kind of reminds me of when last year’s team started out as freshmen. Guys are hungry and working hard in the room.”


Middletown sent seven wrestlers to the District 3 tournament last season and finished eighth in the team standings there behind the veteran group that just departed. Those losses are going to show up in the lineup that Riggs puts together in the unprecedented situation of the 2020 season, but the focus will be on developing his young team.


The Blue Raiders will usher in a youth movement behind guys like Caden Paul (126/132/138), Canden Brown (172), Tillman Artell (106), Chance Sweeney (113) and Dominic Singh (172). Early in the process, they’ve shown Riggs that they are ready to work, compete and develop in much the same way that Fegley, Spear and last year’s senior class did.


“We’re young, but I think we have talent,” Riggs said.


(Read more on link below)

Mid-Penn Capital Division girls basketball:

Middletown

Coach: LaSonda Dixon

2019-20 record: 5-16, 4-8 division

Key players: Mikayla Clagget, jr. PG; Amanda Lee, sr. SG; Christine Miller, so. G; Peyton Attivo, fr. F.

Buzz: So it’s time for the post-Fitzpatrick era to begin at Middletown. Yes, it will be a tall task to replace Kate Fitzpatrick’s production on a nightly basis, but while the program’s all-time leading scorer is off to college, Dixon begins her run as head coach with a small class of veterans and promising rookies. Clagget banked 72 steals and snared 90 rebounds a season ago while Lee pitched in 85 boards. Attivo and Miller, meanwhile, enter with big expectations at both ends of the court.


(Read more on link below)

Mid-Penn Capital Division boys basketball:

Middletown

Coach: Chris Bradford

2019-20 record: 7-14

Key players: Taj Broadie, jr. F; Tony Powell, jr. F; Ty’mir Jackson, sr. G; TJ Daniels, sr. G; Tate Leach, jr. G; Brock Welsh, sr. F; Derek Wall, sr. F; Julio Rodriguez, sr. G/F; Tyson Leach, fr. G; Bamm Appleby, so. G/F

Buzz: It wasn’t the season the Blue Raiders were hoping for last year, but they’re coming into the 2021 campaign loaded up with experience now. The team graduated just two players last year and will come back with largely the same group that started in the 2019-20 season. That five will be led by the imposing forward tandem of juniors Taj Broadie, standing 6-foot-5, and Tony Powell, standing 6-foot-4, who will be matchup nightmares for most opponents. The team will also be boosted by experience at the guard positions with seniors Ty’mir Jackson and TJ Daniels joining junior Tate Leach in the starting five for the team.


(Read more on the link below)

ONLINE STORE

RAIDERVILLE

Purchase your favorite Blue Raider attire from the convenience of home at Raiderville's online platform. Visit the link below to see which sport specific stores are open. Portions of all proceeds are donated to Middletown Area School District.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Middletown Teammates of the Week

Week of January 17, 2021


Landon Cochran, JH Boys Basketball, 8th – Respect
“Landon exhibits respect both on and off the court. He works hard, is respectful to his teammates, and thanks coaches after each and every practice. He has also worked through injuries this season in order to get better and help his team out. He has shown Raider pride since the beginning of the season and will continue to work hard.” ~ Coach Vaughn


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

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.

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 to all spectators that are permitted to attend home events at War Memorial Field and MAHS Gym. All tickets will be sent via their registered email address.


Season passes will not be available for use at this time.

Share your Photos

Raider fans, please share your favorite photos with everyone by uploading them to our website.


Captured the action!? You can upload those amazing game photos directly to your team so that moment can be immortalized for all time!

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.

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GO RAIDERS!

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