The Middletown High School’s boys basketball team is copy to read. I believe that of the 351 Division I college basketball teams, only a few have the characteristics that the Middletown team has. Middletown’s great season developed because of work, which is something that they did every day; character, which is something that many teams do not have; attitude, which will help these young people get altitude; teamwork, which all great teams that are successful have; outstanding coaches who push the team in a great way; and perhaps the most important one would be great parents, for their support.

Middletown obviously was sad to lose the game, but it was as close as a step, a few seconds, or a ball not going in the basket. How many other schools in Maryland have been lucky enough to be in this situation, to have a victory or loss decided in a few seconds?

The Middletown basketball team is an example of how sports help develop habits that students need to enter into the next phase of their lives.

Roy Sigler


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They were an excellent team, Roy. Great team play that made an okay team great. It was after the double overtime victory over Tuscorora that is became obvious how good the Middletown Knights boys basketball team was. I say was as much of the talent will be graduating, which is the bad news. The good news is we have some very good juniors on this years team and some excellent JV team members coming up. We may or may not be this good next year, but we will be good over the next three years.

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