MIDDLETOWN BLUE RAIDERS

Weekly Athletic Department Newsletter 9.20.20

Weekly Schedule:

Monday:

Golf Match @ West Shore Country Club 1:30pm

Varsity Girls Volleyball v. Mt. Calvary Christian School 4:00pm^**


Tuesday:

Golf Match @ Mayapple Golf Club 2:00pm

Girls Tennis @ Harrisburg Academy 4:00pm
V/JV Girls Soccer @ Boiling Springs (4:00/5:30pm)*


Wednesday:

Golf Match @ Colonial Country Club 1:30pm

Girls Tennis v. James Buchanan 4:00pm


Thursday:

Girls Tennis v. Bishop McDevitt 4:00pm
Freshman Football @ Camp Hill 4:00pm**

JV/V Girls Volleyball @ Conestoga Valley (4:00/4:00pm)^**


Friday:

Girls Tennis v. Susquehanna 4:00pm

Varsity Football v. Juniata 6:00pm (Spectator Policy TBD)

V/JV Girls Soccer @ CD East (3:45/5:30pm)*


^Scrimmage

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

**No Spectators permitted

Blue Raiders Scoreboard:

Golf:

Varsity Record (6-6)

9/14 Golf @ Sunset Golf Course (W 3 / L 3)

9/17 Golf @ Armitage Golf Course (TBA)


Football:

Varsity Record (0-0)

9/12 Football v. Governor Mifflin (Scrimmage)

9/19 Football @ Central Dauphin (Scrimmage)


Junior Varsity Record (0-0)


Freshman Record (0-0)


Girls Soccer:

Varsity Record (0-0)

9/17 Girls Soccer @ Elizabethtown (Scrimmage)


Junior Varsity Record (0-0)


Boys Soccer:

Varsity Record (0-0)

9/17 Boys Soccer v. Boiling Springs (Scrimmage)


Junior Varsity Record (0-0)

9/17 Boys Soccer v. Boiling Springs (Scrimmage)


Girls Tennis:

Varsity Record (2-3)

9/14 Tennis @ Susquehanna (W 4-1)

9/15 Tennis v. Harrisburg Academy (W 5-0)

9/16 Tennis v. Camp Hill (L 4-1)

9/17 Tennis @ East Pennsboro (L 4-1)

9/18 Tennis v. Trinity (L 5-0)


Field Hockey:

Junior High Varsity Record (0-0)


Junior High JV Record (0-0)


Volleyball:
Varsity Record (0-0)


Junior Varsity Record (0-0)


Cross Country:

Meet Results

Live Stream Weekly Lineup:

Watch our Blue Raiders on Live Stream:


Monday
Volleyball v. Mount Calvary (NFHS Network)


Friday
Football v. Juniata (NFHS Network)


*When we are notified of away streaming links, we will post them on this weekly schedule as well as on our twitter feed


ALL Home Events can be viewed On-Demand too!

NEWS AND HEADLINES

Middletown Blue Raiders Tennis off to a Great Start!

MIDDLETOWN GIRLS TENNIS

Sydney Garza (MIDD) def Kayla Greiner (HA) 6-0, 6-0

Lavi Balliet (MIDD) Hangrui Tiam (HA) 6-2, 6-0

Lena Emigh (MIDD) def Paige Caldwell (HA) 6-2, 6-0

Maddie White (MIDD) def Feeney Lan (HA) 6-1, 6-0

Sydney Garza/Lavi Balliet (MIDD) def Kayla Greiner/Paige Caldwell (HA) 8-5

Katie Yoder/Lucia Carreti (MIDD) def Feeney Lan/Hangrui Tiam (HA) 6-2


(Read more on link below)

Mid-Penn Capital Division girls soccer: Predicted order of finish, key players, MVP

Middletown


Coach: Tim Neff


Last year: 8-10, 5-9 division


Key Players: Amanda Lee, sr. goalie; Morgan Klingeman, sr. defender; Micaela Gallagher, sr. defender; Sarah Miscevech, jr. midfielder; Julia Hughes, so. forward; Marly Fox, jr. forward; Abbey Leister, jr, forward; Faith Matter, jr. midfielder


Outlook: Middletown just missed the 2019 District 3 playoffs, so it was a tough pill to swallow knowing that just a few more goals or a few more saves was the difference. Well, Lee stopped 142 shots a season ago and by the caliber of teammates returning in front of the all-star keeper, a better finish is expected. Miscevech, also a second-team pick, and Hughes (12 goals) will help propel the offense. Klingeman and Gallagher are tough defenders.

(Read more on link below)

Mid-Penn Capital Division Boys Soccer: Predicted order of finish, key players, MVP

Middletown

Coach: Brian Keyser

Last Year: 4-14-0 (3-13-0 Capital)

Key Players: Dagan Hughes, jr. midfielder; Gavin Guckavan, jr. defender; Robert Lian, jr. defender; Jaron Imler, so. defender

Outlook: A team that is a bit on the younger side in terms of age will always benefit from having a veteran group of defenders returning, and that’s the case for the Blue Raiders. Brian Keyser’s group is littered with underclassmen and new players, but it returns three defenders who are going to be stepping back into their roles last year in juniors Gavin Guckavan and Robert Lian, and sophomore Jaron Imler. Middletown is also excited to be getting another season out of second-team Capital Division all-star midfielder Dagan Hughes as he comes back for just his junior campaign already.

(Read more on link below)

Middletown’s Tajae Broadie picks up Big 12 offer

Middletown’s Tajae Broadie picked up his second offer of the week Tuesday.

Broadie tweeted that he added West Virginia to his list. It comes a day after he said Monday that Kent State offered him.

It’s the 11th offer for the junior whose list also includes Akron, Central Michigan, UConn, Cincinnati, Old Dominion, Bowling Green, Buffalo and Syracuse.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder was a first-team PennLive All-Star at defensive end last season after recording 53 tackles — 21 for loss — and six sacks. He’s a versatile player, however, and can also play tight end or fullback. He caught 32 passes for 438 yards and seven touchdowns and ran for 104 yards on eight carries.

(Read more on link below)

Pennsylvania high school football 2020 preseason rankings

CLASS 3A

‘19 RECORD PREVIOUS RANK

1. Central Valley (7) 13-22

2. Wyomissing (3) 12-14

3. Neumann-Goretti (12) 12-1HM

4. Clearfield (9) 9-3NR

5. Hickory (10) 7-4NR

6. Middletown (3)10-27

7. Scranton Prep (2) 9-3HM

8. Bedford (5) 10-39

9. Montoursville (4) 12-25

10. Saint Mary’s (9) 6-5NR

Circle these 10 Mid-Penn Conference football games to watch in 2020

Juniata at Middletown – September 25, 6 p.m.

It hasn’t been the easiest lead-up for District 3′s most successful Class 3A program over the last five years. The Middletown School District has endured a couple of stoppages due to positive COVID-19 tests, and the Blue Raiders have some big holes to fill on the field. Juniata is an unknown foe, one of seven new or returning members of the Mid-Penn Conference in 2020. Plus, junior QB Jacob Condo returns to pilot what should be an up-tempo, capable Indians' offense. Middletown remains the superior football team, but Juniata is eager to find out how it matches up with one of the 3A benchmarks.


Steel-High at Middletown – October 2, 6 p.m.

Due to proximity and a deep history of wild finishes, Steel-High vs. Middletown is among the best rivalries in the MPC. Lately, however, the Blue Raiders have owned the series, winning the last four meetings by an average of 18½ points. The Rollers could be equipped to stop that streak when this key Capital Division tilt goes down. A uptick defensively might hold the key. In Steel-High’s three losses a year ago, Andrew Erby’s club surrendered 137 points, including 49 to Middletown, which halted the Rollers' 4-0 start.


(Read more on link below)

Central Dauphin vs Middletown high school football scrimmage: Photos

Central Dauphin vs Middleown high school football scrimmage

Middleown's Julio Rodriguez throws against Central Dauphin in their high school football scrimmage. September 19, 2020 Sean Simmers |ssimmers@pennlive.com

HS Girls Tennis Highlights: Eva Lewis, East Pennsboro win opener; Cedar Cliff rebounds with win

Camp Hill squeeze out a tight 3-2 win over Middletown thanks to a pair of singles victories by Elainor Yale (6-2, 6-3) and Abigail Ebel (6-1, 6-1). The Doubles 2 pairing of Elizabeth Freed and Emma Trogner clinched it over Katie Yoder and Lucia Caretti 7-6 (2), 6-2.
(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 - Revisions

Blue Raiders, we are exploring a revised plan after analyzing last Wednesday's trips. Each head coach will communicate with all players, that are in need of transportation, the revised plan for the week.

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