MIDDLETOWN BLUE RAIDERS

Weekly Athletic Department Newsletter 12.14.20

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NEWS AND HEADLINES

PIAA advises diligence in following Gov. Wolf’s mitigation efforts after winter sports season temporarily suspended

The PIAA is advising its member schools and athletes to follow the mitigation efforts of the governor following the temporary suspension of winter sports.

In a statement released Friday afternoon by the PIAA, the governing body for high school sports in the state said that it hoped the temporary suspension would “assist in flattening the curve and reducing the number of cases statewide,” and that “we all collectively must be diligent in following mitigation efforts in order for a successful return to the season.”


(Read more on the link below)

Meet the Mid-Penn’s top uncommitted college football prospects as signing day nears

Brock Welsh


School: Middletown

Position: G

HT/WT: 6-3, 250


The Welsh File: Welsh is a strong, mauler up front who isn’t afraid to get physical. He played tackle for Middletown but should be a next-level guard. Added value here: he has a whole highlight reel of him long-snapping.


Twitter: @Brock_Welsh74

HUDL FILM

Blue Raiders with a tough week on the lanes

The Middletown Blue Raiders lost both their matches on Thursday Dec. 4 and Thursday Dec.11. Roman Cipolla rolled games of 225 and 233 to raise his average to 204 and Cameron Wegert had high games of 235 and 278 to up his average for the season from 199 to 205. Due to Covid restrictions there will be no further matches until Jan 7.

HUDL Breakthrough Summit

What is BreakThrough Summit?

BreakThrough Summit is a free, digital leadership summit designed to develop and celebrate women in sports. Tune in to hear from the top industry leaders in sports and network virtually with your peers.

At Hudl, we don’t just “stick to sports”. Fighting against systemic racism, injustice and gender inequality is everyone’s responsibility, including ours. The work WeCOACH is doing to make sure the number of women in coaching increases isimportant and we're honored to partner with them for the BreakThrough Summit.

Sports Recruiters announces nominations opening for the eleventh annual Mr. Pennsylvania Football awards program

Greetings, PA High School Football Fans! There have been many outstanding team and individual performances thus far across the state. Now it is time to start nominating the best football players in the Keystone state! SportsRecruiters.com has announced they will sponsor the eleventh annual Mr. Pennsylvania football awards program after the immense success of previous years. Nominations for the 2020 Mr. PA Football Awards will open on December 4, 2020. A student-athlete must have participated in the 2020 football season in order to be eligible for a 2020 Mr. PA Football Nomination. The nominations deadline is set for January 8, 2021, but subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mr. PA Football Awards will be presented in March to the best high school football players in Pennsylvania. There will be two awards presented; one for the Small School Mr. Football which will consist of class 1A, 2A, and 3A players, and one for the Big School Mr. Football which will consist of class 4A, 5A, and 6A players. The players will be chosen by football fans, sportswriters/ sportscasters, and coaches from around the state. Fans will be able to nominate and vote for their favorite players, and the media panel from major media markets as well as coaches from across the state will be nominating and voting for the outstanding players. The fans, the media, and the coaches will each represent 1/3 of the vote.

Again, new classifications have been established by the PIAA in 2016 and as a result Mr. PA Football will continue to classify the Small School Award as 1A-3A, and the Big School Award as 4A-6A. Also, in addition to the Mr. PA Football Award this year, there will again be a separate category of nominations for the Mr. PA Football Lineman Awards. The nomination list for the Lineman Awards will be acquired from the nominations for Mr. PA Football. The Lineman Awards will use the same classifications as Mr. PA Football. The voting for each round and the winners will be chosen by a selection panel. The selection panel is comprised of media members as well as coaches. The Mr. PA Football Lineman Award winners will be announced on February 21, 2021.

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.

Weekly Schedule:

All events paused until after January 4th


NFHS Network


^Scrimmage

^^Spectators asked to limit two per student

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

**No Spectators permitted

$Admission Fee

Blue Raiders Scoreboard:

SCOREBOARD
Coming Soon

Girls Basketball:

Varsity Record

Junior Varsity Record
Junior High Varsity Record

Junior High JV Record


Boys Basketball:

Varsity Record

Junior Varsity Record

Junior High Varsity Record

Junior High JV Record


Wrestling:

Varsity Record

Junior High Record

INFORMATIONAL LINKS

Middletown Teammates of the Week

Week of November 29, 2020


Mason Dudash, Junior High Boys Basketball, 8th – Perseverance
“Mason came out for the team last year as a 7th grader, and unfortunately didn't make the team. Instead of being upset about it, he used it as motivation to get better, worked on his game, and came out this year and had one of the best overall tryouts easily making this year's team. We look for him to have a successful year, and continuing to persevere throughout the season.” ~ 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