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Athlete of the Week Voting: Week of October 30th

Help us decide which male and female athlete should be honored for their outstanding efforts during last week’s local high school sports action.  While you may have a favorite school or athlete already, we still encourage you to read through the lists below and then click on the link to vote.  The winners will be announced later this week.

We have also included Team of the Week vote to honor the collective efforts of some of the top squads in the county.

Voting will remain open until Wednesday at 7 pm.  Only one vote per email address will be allowed.

While athletes can be nominated multiple weeks, the winners will be removed and updates will be provided as the season progresses.

While this may be a vote and emotions can run high, this is intended to bring attention to some of the best performances from our local student-athletes.

Nominations, which are made working with the schools, are listed below in alphabetical order.

Please read about each nominee and then go vote who you feel is most deserving.


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Female Nominees

Mallory Hudson (Palmyra / Jr.) – Field Hockey: The junior scored in Palmyra’s 2-0 win over Manheim Central in the District 3 Semifinals.  In the District 3 Championship game, Hudson set-up Jovie Weaver on the game winner in the 1-0 victory over Northern.

Aeryn Marks (ELCO / Jr.) – Field Hockey: The junior goalie stopped 6 of 7 Annville-Cleona shots, as ELCO prevailed to claim the last District 3 spot in the PIAA Tournament. This State Playoff berth for ELCO breaks a 21-year drought.

Mackenzie Stellmach (Annville-Cleona / So.) – Cross Country: At the PIAA State Championship Meet, Stellmach finished 38th in the AA race.  Her time of 20:27 was the top time among the competitors from LebCo.

Male Nominees

Landon Hostetter (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Cross Country: Placed 11th in the A race at the PIAA Championship Meet.  His run lasted 16:57 and helped to pace the Dutchmen to the State Championship.

Brady Stoops (ELCO / Jr.) – Football: Playing defensive end, Stoops was a major reason that Big Spring’s rushing attack was contained on the way to the Raiders winning 34-7 in the 1st round of the District 3 Playoffs.  Big Spring, who had two running backs with over 1,000 yards, was held to just 60 yards rushing in the game.

Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon / Sr.) – Cross Country: At the PIAA State Championship Meet, Urena Batista ran a 16:46.0, which placed him 38th in the AAA race.  This was the highest finish for a runner from Lebanon since 2000.  His time was also the fastest of all LebCo runners at the meet.


Team Nominee

Annville-Cleona Boys Cross Country: Won the 1A PIAA State Championship with a dominant performance.  This marked the 4th title for the program and the 1st since 1977. Special Note: There will be a parade on Wednesday evening to honor the team (details here).

*While the accomplishments of Palmyra & ELCO Field Hockey were worthy of consideration, they have already won.  Therefore, we are using our discretion in putting them forth as the only nominee.  Plus, they just won a State Championship!


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Past Winners

Week of 9/4: Reece Woelfling (ELCO) & Jake Williams (ELCO)

Week of 9/11: Hannah Menicheschi (Cedar Crest), Fernando Marquez (Cedar Crest), Kody Boyer (ELCO), & ELCO Field Hockey

Week of 9/18: Addie Weiler (ELCO), Riley Messinger (Northern Lebanon), & Palmyra Girls Volleyball

Week of 9/25: Madison Brewer (Northern Lebanon), Rowan Ulrich (Annville-Cleona), Luke Shaffer (Northern Lebanon), & Palmyra Field Hockey

Week of 10/2: Kailen Hibshman (ELCO), Reagan Flynn (Annville-Cleona), Elliott Kreider (ELCO), & ELCO Boys Soccer

Week of 10/9: Cara Figueroa (Cedar Crest). Dylan Worley (New Covenant), Camden Marquette (ELCO), & Annville-Cleona Field Hockey

Week of 10/16: Eliana Schneider (Cedar Crest), Myles Watson (Northern Lebanon), & ELCO Football

Week of 10/23: Keely Bowers (Palmyra), Cael Harter (Annville-Cleona), Owen Chernich (Cedar Crest), & Northern Lebanon Boys Cross Country

Last Week’s Nominations

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