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Multiple Teams · Varsity football preview for Oct. 28, Middletown vs. Princeton


Game 10 Middies vs. Princeton Gameday

Who: Princeton (5-4) at Middletown (0-9)

When: Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: None.

Series history: Middletown and Princeton meet on the gridiron for the 49th time this Friday. Princeton holds a commanding 37-11 series lead over the Middies which began in 1967. This week, the Vikings look to recover from a 28-7 Week 9 setback at Mason, while the Middies look to avoid their first winless season is school history. The Middies have defeated the Vikings during their last two meetings (2015, 36-13, 2014, 35-7).

Elmo Lingrel (1923-44) has logged the most wins (149) of any Middletown football head coach in history. However, W. M. Jones (1918) boasts the highest winning percentage (.833). Jones only coached one season, and led the Middies to a 5-1 record that season. Neither of these head coach’s ever faced Princeton.

Chris Wells (2014-15) defeated Princeton twice, while Jason Krause (2008-10) and Troy Everhart (2011-13) boast 2-1 records against Princeton.

Legendary Princeton head coach Pat Mancuso (1959-96) led the Vikings for 37 years. Mancuso won three state championships and never logged a losing season during his historic run. Mancuso’s record against the Middies was an amazing 28-3, which also included 10 shutouts and one playoff win (1990).

Coaches: Lance Engleka (6-23 Overall, 0-9 at Middletown) is the 22nd head coach in Middletown history. Engleka is enjoying his second coaching stint with the Middies. He was the Middies’ offensive coordinator from 2011-12 prior to taking over the head coaching post in 2016.

Pat McLaughlin (5-4) is also in his first season as head coach at Princeton. McLaughlin spent the previous two seasons as the head coach at Reading, where he led the Blue Devils to a 9-2 record and the school’s first playoff appearance since 2006.

Next game: Week 1 of 2017 the Middies host Lima Sr. for the final scheduled game of the non-conference series.

Statistical nuggets: The Middletown Middies first took the field in 1912. This season’s team is No. 104. The Middies overall record is 645-330-38 (.636). Also, the Middies have played in 12 OHSAA playoff games in six postseason’s (1987, ‘89, ‘90, ‘09, ‘10, and ‘11). Their record in 6-6 in the postseason.

Middletown is a founding member of the Greater Miami Conference (1966-67), and has claimed five football championships (1973, ‘87, ‘89, ‘90, and ’10). The Middies have claimed the All-Sports Trophy twice (1967-68, 1975-76).

Princeton is also a founding member of the GMC, and have a league-leading 26 football championships to their credit. Colerain follows in second with 18, and finally the Middies are in third with five.

Senior Night: We congratulate and thank the following 17 Middies senior’s for their dedication and commitment to the program over the course of their prep career: Cam Winding (2), Jaevan Wright (4), Gage Truss (6), Elijah Johnson (10), Will Thomas (11), D’Juan Rice (13), SA Collins (17), Keandai Shields (21), JJ Fuller (22), Za’quan Lee (25), Marquise Petty (33), Keith Wayne (34), Cole Smith (37), Nolin Jackson (50), Nick Howard (51) Gary Beatty (56) and Darien Johnson (62).

Week 9 recap: Both the Middies and Hamilton were held scoreless during the opening quarter last week. Hamilton’s Zach Reese broke the game’s silence as he ripped-off a 77-yard score just a minute into the second quarter. Middletown senior kicker Cole Smith logged a 27-yard FG with just 0:50 remaining in the half, and the Middies crept within a 7-3 score at halftime.

Just two minutes into the third quarter Middletown junior RB Diondre Cooper scored on a 10-yard run to put the Middies up 10-7. This was their first lead since Shandon Morris’ 59-yard TD catch put the Middies ahead 7-0 in the first quarter over Lima Sr. in Week 1.

Following the Cooper score, Hamilton reeled-off 27 unanswered points in just over a quarter’s time. Hamilton defeated the Middies 34-10, and the Big Blue tightened the all-time series record to 36-29-3 (in favor of Middletown).

Collegiate commitments: Middletown senior kicker/punter Cole Smith is currently the only Middie verbally committed to continue his football career at the college level. Smith looks to kick for the University of Cincinnati next fall. Middletown will host Signing Day in February 2017. Please check www.middletownmiddies.com for the most up-to-date signing information.

Princeton scouting report: In Week 9, Princeton (5-4, 2-4) fell to Mason 28-7 on the Comets’ Senior Night.

The night belonged to the Comets as they scored the game’s first 28 points, and appeared to have a shutout in the books. However, with just 0:07 remaining Princeton senior QB Solomon Reed found junior WR Rafael Floyd for a 29-yard scoring strike to avoid the goose egg.

Mason dominated the line-of-scrimmage as the Comets churned out 269 rushing yards on 42 attempts. Comet senior RB Michael Kopaygorodsky had a game-high 14 carries for 131 yards and 2 TDs.

Senior RB  Matt Sora added 17 rushes for 87 yards.

Princeton senior RB RaQuon Robinson rushed 17 times for 53 yards against Mason. Solomon Reed added 13 carries for 9 yards, and completed 15-of-28 passing attempts for 171 yards and 1 TD.

Princeton senior WR Raymond Kozlowski led the Vikings with eight receptions for 95 yards against the Comets. Senior CJ Henderson and junior Rafael Floyd both had two catches, and the lone Viking TD.

Overall, Viking senior QB Solomon Reed presents the most versatile offensive threat the Middies will focus on Friday night. Reed currently ranks second overall in the GMC passing yards (1647).

The senior WR duo Henderson and Kozlowski are tied for third in the conference with 530 receiving yards. Henderson also resides in eighth in the GMC with 856 all-purpose yards.

The defense is led by Kozlowski and senior Terrance Smith who have both registered 3 INTs this season. Junior LB Quincy Dawson has logged 2.5 sacks for the Vikings.


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Multiple Teams · Boys Cross Country advances to regional meet in Troy


CEDARVILLE – The Middletown High School boys cross country team has advanced into the southwest regional championship of the Ohio High School Athletic Association boys D-I cross country postseason.

The Middies had a banner day on Saturday during district competition held at Cedarville University. To continue into Round 2, the top eight teams and those individuals that finish in the top 32 advance to the regional tournament at Troy.

Middletown was led by sophomore Conant Smith. Smith finished in first place with a time of 15:57:84. Senior Chris Parsons was the second Middie to cross the line in 31st position at 17:06:40.

The following Middies also scored: Sophomore Kavontae Fuller placed 42nd at 17:30.32. Junior Jarek Bargeron placed 81st at 18:37.87. Sophomore Jermaine Richards placed 93rd at 18:46.89. Junior Dylan Dreckman-Bro placed 106th at 19:10.86, and sophomore Blake McCormick placed 107th at 19:11.11.

Overall, the Middies placed seventh as a team and all runners will advance into the regional round. Centerville claimed the district title, followed by Lebanon and Beavercreek.

The Troy regional tournament is hosted on the banks of the Great Miami River in downtown Troy. Parking is available at Hobart Arena, located at 255 Adams Street, 45373.

Races are slated to start at 11 a.m., and admission is $7 for ages 6 and older.

For complete district results please visit: http://www.baumspage.com/cc/dist/sw/dayton/2016/b1.htm

For complete regional information please visit: http://www.baumspage.com/cc/reg/troy/2016/2016%20Troy%20Regional%20Meet%20Information.pdf

 

 

 


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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 24 – October 30


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Middletown High School, October 24 – October 30

MONDAY

October 24, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 25, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 26, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 27, 2016

5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Princeton High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Freshman Football
vs. Princeton High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 28, 2016

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Princeton High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 29, 2016

TBA Coed Varsity Cross Country
Regional @ Troy
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 30, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 17 – October 23


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Middletown High School, October 17 – October 23

MONDAY

October 17, 2016

No events happening

TUESDAY

October 18, 2016

No events happening

WEDNESDAY

October 19, 2016

No events happening

THURSDAY

October 20, 2016

5:30 PM Boys Freshman Football
vs. Hamilton High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 21, 2016

8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
State
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Hamilton High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 22, 2016

TBA Coed Varsity Cross Country
District @ Cederville College
SCHEDULE
8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
State
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs. Hamilton High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 23, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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News · The student-athlete and college recruiting seminar offered


MIDDLETOWN – On Tuesday, November 1 the Middletown Athletic Department will welcome former professional athlete Darnell Dinkins to the MHS campus to present Rick Wire’s seminar Guiding the College-Bound Athlete.

The seminar with take place in the Middletown High School-Manchester Annex Building Media Center, and is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

A wide array of topics will be covered including: the recruiting process, scholarship information, school visits, and information pertaining to the NCAA/NAIA.

Below are attachments and related information. Please reach out to the MHS Athletic Office with any questions.

MHS Guiding the College-Bound Athlete Seminar 11-1-16 Advertising Script (1)

Coaches Staff Development Meeting Info for Guiding the College-Bound Athlete 11-1-16

Darnell Dinkins Bio


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Multiple Teams · Varsity football preview for Oct. 14, Middletown vs. Lakota West


Game 8 Middies vs. Lakota West Gameday

Who: Lakota West (1-6) at Middletown (0-7)

When: Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: None.

Series history: Middletown and Lakota High School first played in 1980. From 1980-1996 Middletown led the series 12-4. In 1997, LHS divided into Lakota East and Lakota West. Lakota West leads the current series 6-9. Lakota East holds an 8-7 edge over the Middies. Middletown holds a 25-21 all-time edge over Lakota as a district.

In Week 6 of 2015, West defeated the Middies 42-0. The Firebirds have won three straight over the Middies. Middletown last defeated West 47-7 in Week 6 of 2011.

Coaches: Lance Engleka (6-21 Overall, 0-7 at Middletown) is in his first season as the head coach at Middletown.

Larry Cox (124-100 Overall, 111-93 at West) is in his 20th season as head coach at Lakota West. Cox is the school’s only head coach since its inception in 1997. Cox is 6-9 against the Middies, and has taken the Firebirds to the postseason five times (2004, ‘06 ’09, ’13, and ’14).  Prior to his tenure at West, Cox was the head coach at Bellbrook High School (13-7) from 1995-96.

Next game: 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, Middletown travels to Hamilton (4-3), and Lakota West hosts Colerain (7-0).

Statistical nuggets: The Middletown Middies first took the field in 1912. This season’s team is No. 104. The Middies overall record is 645-322-39 (.642). Also, the Middies have played in 12 OHSAA playoff games in six postseason’s (1987, ‘89, ‘90, ‘09, ‘10, and ‘11). Their record is 6-6 in the postseason.

Middletown is a founding member of the Greater Miami Conference (1966) and has claimed five football championships (1973, ‘87, ‘89, ‘90, and ’10).

This season, in a Week 3 home opener against Trotwood-Madison, the Middies played their 1000th game in program history. This was the first-ever meeting between the schools, and the Rams prevailed 42-0.

Quotable: Senior WR Will Thomas on the Colerain game (by Thomas Pasch). “We knew Colerain was going to be a tough team,” Thomas said. “We were trying to stay up and stay focused. With tonight being homecoming, we had to try to block all of that out and stay focused on the game.”

Thomas was often targeted by Middie QB Zach Maloney, but was held to three catches for 44 yards along with a TD reception for against the Cardinals.

Maloney passed for 173 yards, completing 9 of 14 attempts for 130 yards. He also added the 11-yard TD toss to Thomas.

“Its been a tough season for our team,” Thomas said. “We’ve been trying to fix our mental mistakes and come out here an get a ‘W.’ We need to cut down on the mistakes and come together stronger as a team.”

High praise: “When you play a team as athletic as Middletown is, they’re a dangerous team if you let them hang around,” said Colerain head coach Tom Bolden. The Middies will not only look to hang around with Lakota West, they’ll work to minimize mental lapses while utilizing their athleticism to get their first win.

Measuring stick: “West has been historically a playoff-contending team,” said Middletown head coach Lance Engleka. “This year they’re not, but we know they’ll be a tough opponent. They’re going to be a good measuring stick to see where we’re at.”

Lakota West scouting report: (Some summary contributions from Bob Ashley, westfirebirds.com)

In Week 6, Lakota West (1-6) knocked off visiting Oak Hills 49-21 dropping the Highlanders to 3-4.

The Firebirds introduced a new look on offense against the Highlanders and it paid off.

Former RB Zelwyn Robinson slid into a new role at QB, and Brian Gillis moved into Robinson’s vacated RB position. The result, Robinson rushed 26 times for 291 yards (11.2 avg.) resulting in six rushing TDs, which is a new Lakota district record. Gillis added 100 yards on 20 carries (5.0 avg.) and a TD.

Robinson got the Firebirds on the scoreboard on just the second play from scrimmage. The senior RB found daylight and ran the ball 75-yards for a TD. Later in the quarter, Gillis received a hand-off from Robinson and added the game’s second TD from 28-yards out.

Robinson’s six scoring runs were from 75, 13, 5, 38, 37, and 47-yards.  This brought Robinson’s career TD total to 44, and topped the previous mark of 40 set by the Firebirds’ Mike Lovell in 2001.

Senior Marcos Aull added his third interception of the season against Oak Hills.  Marcos currently resides in second in the GMC, which also raised his Lakota West career-leading INT total to 10.

Other standout defensive performances were turned in by Xavier Peters, Tayvion Ware, and Steven Faucheux. Each Firebird recorded seven tackles in Week 6. Also, Oak Hills junior QB Jacon Woycke was sacked six times. three of those sacks credited to Faucheux.

 


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News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 10 – October 16


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Middletown High School, October 10 – October 16

MONDAY

October 10, 2016

5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
@ Franklin Senior High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
@ Franklin Senior High School
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 11, 2016

8:00 AM Girls Varsity Golf
District
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 12, 2016

4:30 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs. West Carrollton High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. West Carrollton Schools
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. West Carrollton Schools
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 13, 2016

8:00 AM Boys Varsity Golf
Districts
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
@ Colerain High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Freshman Football
@ Lakota West High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Colerain High School
SCHEDULE
5:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs. Colerain High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs. Colerain High School
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer
@ Colerain High School
SCHEDULE
7:30 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Colerain High School
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 14, 2016

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
vs. Lakota West High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 15, 2016

9:00 AM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Fairmont High School
SCHEDULE
10:00 AM Boys Junior Varsity Football
@ Lakota West High School
SCHEDULE
11:00 AM Girls Varsity Soccer
vs. Fairmont High School
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Coed Varsity Cross Country
GMC Championship
SCHEDULE
1:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer
vs. Fairmont High School
SCHEDULE
3:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
vs. Fairmont High School
SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

October 16, 2016

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!


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Girls Junior Varsity Soccer, Girls Varsity Soccer · Girls soccer beats Princeton 4-2 on Senior Night


MIDDLETOWN – After years of coming up just short in Greater Miami Conference play, the Middletown Lady Middies (1-10-3) girls soccer team finally put some ghosts to rest.

It has been nearly five years since Middletown defeated a conference foe. In fact, it was Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The Lady Middies nipped Colerain 3-2.

The Lady Middies could not have picked a better opponent on a better night. Thursday evening they hosted Princeton for Senior Night.

Middletown senior forward Lindsay Chapman was the star of the first-half. Chapman found the goal during the 20th minute, and again during the 10th minute. The Middies and Vikings entered the intermission knotted at 2-2.

“It felt amazing getting our first win this season. I was exhilarated being able to add two goals and help our team,” said Chapman. “This rivalry win over Princeton gives us momentum heading into the Colerain game.”

The two-goal game for Chapman was a career-high.

The Middies entered the second-half with aggression, and actively attacked the Vikings’ goal. The Vikings frustration began to mount, and it led to a Middie penalty kick with 7:26 remaining in the game.

Middletown senior captain Kelsea Joseph was called upon to break the tie. Joseph lined the ball at the goal, and Princeton’s goalie deflected the ball toward the left beam. The ball had enough angle to remain fair and entered the goal.

The Middie lead stretched to 3-2.

Nearly seven minutes later with just 23 second remaining in the contest, freshman Samill Calhoun scored the game’s final goal. Calhoun’s goal gave the Middies enough cushion to begin the celebration.

The 4-2 win elevated the Middies to their first win of the season, and dropped the Vikings to 2-11-1 overall, and 0-8 in conference play.

The Lady Middies charged the field in celebration.

“What a great win for our senior’s at home on Senior Night against a rival,” exclaimed head coach Jeremy Hyman. “Tonight we executed. We’ve preached never giving up all season. We’ve continued to work hard, and not let adversity define us. This is a big win, and huge step forward for our program. We are going to enjoy this win tonight, however, we’ll get back to work tomorrow preparing for our final road trip to Colerain (5-7-1 overall, 1-7-1 GMC).

The Lady Middies next travel to Colerain on Thursday, Oct. 13. Their final regular season contest of the season is a non-conference match with Fairmont on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Barnitz Stadium. JV kickoff is slated for 9 a.m. and varsity follow at 11 a.m.

The Middie boys soccer team also host Fairmont on Saturday, Oct. 15. They will follow the girls at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Middies seniors participating in Senior Night were: Lindsay Thornton, Samantha Plummer, Makiah Packard, Meredith Owens, Teryne McVey, Maddie Muterspaw, Kelsea Joseph, Lauren Isenburg, Zayion Hyman, Brooke Dickson, Maddie Davis, and Lindsey Chapman.

Go Middies!

 

 

 


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Multiple Teams · What you need to know: Middies winter sport information


MIDDLETOWN – It’s hard to believe, but fall sports are currently winding down and winter activities are just around the corner.

Many potential Middies have basic questions, and the Athletic Department is here to help. We offer a number of winter sports, and look forward to your participation.

The attachment below contains basic sport information including: student-athlete paperwork, coaching contacts, and preseason meeting dates.

What You Need to Know and Do Winter Sports 2016 @ Middletown Updated 9-19-16

Finally, impact testing for winter sports is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 4 from 2:15-4:45 p.m. in the MHS Library.

All freshman, juniors, and transfer students must be tested. If a student-athlete was tested in the fall they do not need to retest prior to winter participation.


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Multiple Teams · Baseball to host golf scramble fundraiser Oct. 29


MIDDLETOWN – On Saturday, October 29, the Middletown baseball program will host a golf scramble fundraising event at Weatherwax Golf Course.

The tournament will have a shot-gun start at 10 a.m., and various prizes will be awarded at the event’s conclusion.

Tournament sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please visit the links below for additional information.

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Middies Golf Scramble