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Athlete of the Week Voting: January 2 – January 7



Presented in coordination with Froggy Valley 100.1/WLBR 1270 & Lebanon Federal Credit Union, 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 at the end of the week. Linked below are the articles about our most recent winners of the award.

Voting will remain open until Thursday at 7 pm.  Only one vote per email address, per day 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

Olive Brandt (Lebanon / So.) – Basketball: Playing guard alongside Kailah Correa, the sophomore scored 8 points in the Cedars’ win over Cedar Crest. Of those points, seven came in a hard-fought 1st half. She has been a key piece of Lebanon’s current seven-game winning streak.

Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona / Jr.)  – Basketball: Cooper was Annville’s leading scorer on the way to the Dutchmen, going 2-0. Against Octorara, the junior scored 21 points. Later in the week, she scored 17 against Lancaster Country Day. 

Qynne Demler (New Covenant / Fr.) – Basketball: In Friday’s win over Dayspring Christian, the freshman recorded 22 points and 7 offensive rebounds. She also had 2 assists.

Megan Donley (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Basketball: In Friday’s loss to Lebanon, Donley stepped up in the matchup. She scored 7 points and was credited with 6 assists.

Addi Salus (Palmyra / So.) – Basketball: Palmyra went 2-0 last week, with Salus leading the way on the offensive end of the floor in two very different games. In a defensive slog versus Cedar Cliff, the sophomore scored 8 points. In the win over Lower Dauphin, with the offense clicking for Palmyra, Salus scored 19 points, including two three-pointers, and went 5-6 from the free throw line in the 4th quarter.

Kasey Weimer (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Basketball: The Vikings went 2-0 during the week, with Weimer playing a key role in both wins. Most notably, the sophomore led Northern Lebanon with 16 points in Saturday’s victory over Fleetwood.

Female Athletes of the Week: Kailah Correa & Kylee Trostle (Week Ending December 30, 2023)

Male Nominees

Mason Bender (Lebanon / Sr.) – Bowling: Against Manheim Township, the 2023 PIAA State Champions, the senior led Lebanon, totaling more in the match’s first game. This result became the first points Lebanon tallied in a match since 2020. Bender’s ended the day with a 647 series, a career-best, as he bowled 223-212-212.

Mason Bucks (Palmyra / Sr.) – Wrestling: In Palmyra’s win over Mechanicsburg, Bucks pinned his opponent in thirty-one seconds. The win moved his season record to 13-4.

Grant Canakis (New Covenant / So.) – Basketball: In the Flames’ win over Harrisburg Academy, the sophomore led the way with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 assists.

Riley Clinger (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Basketball: Trailing at the half by 11 in Saturday’s game against Upper Dauphin, Clinger scored 14 points in the 2nd half.  This included scoring 7 points in the final 1:20 of the game and a three-pointer with :20 remain to force overtime. It took Northern Lebanon some extra time, but they would eventually win the game. Clinger also had 3 assists and 2 steals in the game.

Kyle Miller (ELCO / Jr.) – Wrestling: The junior heavyweight went 5-0 for the week, including two pins. With a 22-6 record this season, Miller has been a large part of ELCO’s current 10-2 record in dual matches.

Anthony Pena (Annville-Cleona / Jr.)  – Basketball: Pena’s emergence as a scoring threat has aided Annville this season. In Friday’s loss to Lancaster Country Day, the junior recorded 17 points and 8 rebounds. Most of his points came from his outside shooting, as he nailed five three-pointers.

Aiden Schomp (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Basketball: In Thursday’s win over Lebanon, the senior big man had 14 points, 6 rebounds, and a block.


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LebCo Male Athletes of the Week: Ashton Kriss & Daryan Rodriguez (Week Ending December 30, 2023)

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