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Athlete of the Week Voting: January 22 – January 28


Presented in coordination with Froggy Valley 100.1/WiLBuR 99.7 & 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 Wednesday 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, celebrate their accomplishment, and then go vote who you feel is most deserving of this week’s honor. 


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Female Nominees

Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Basketball: The junior led the team in scoring in two Annville wins. Cooper scored 22 points against Lancaster Mennonite. She followed it up with 15 points against Lancaster Country Day.

Kaila Francis (Cedar Crest / So.) – Basketball: In three games, the sophomore totaled 31 points. This included a fantastic performance against Lebanon when she led Crest with 15 points. In addition to her scoring, her aggressiveness put multiple Cedars into foul trouble as the Falcons charged back and nearly pulled off an upset. 

Miracle Hershey (New Covenant / Jr.) – Basketball: The ultimate role-player, the junior helped the Flames earn two wins last week, doing much of the work necessary to open up the floor for her teammates. Hershey totaled 12 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals in the two victories.

Morgan Lantz (Palmyra / Sr.) – Swimming: The senior was instrumental in helping Palmyra defeat Lower Dauphin. She won the 200-yard and the 500-yard freestyle events while also serving as a member of two winning relays. Then, in a loss to Hershey, Lantz won the 100-yard freestyle and placed 2nd in the 200-yard freestyle.

Joby Long (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Wrestling: The sophomore competed at the Lancaster Lebanon League Girls Wrestling Championships. She went 2-2 on her way to winning a 4th place medal in the 118-pound weight class.

Isabella Poole Martinez (Lebanon / Fr.) – Wrestling: The freshman was one of three Cedars to earn medals at the Lancaster Lebanon League Girls Wrestling Championships. She finished 3rd, going 2-1 in the 100-pound weight class.

Maddie Stout (ELCO / So.) – Basketball: The sophomore led the Raiders with 16 points in Tuesday’s win over Donegal. Stout finished the week with 28 points in three games while hitting seven three-pointers.

Female Athlete of the Week: Olivia Shutter (Week Ending January 21, 2024)

Male Nominees

Sam Gladysz (Palmyra / So.) – Swimming: In the dual meet win over Lower Dauphin, the sophomore won the 100 and 200 yd freestyle events. He was also on two winning relays. He followed it up by winning the 50-yard free and the 100-yard fly, and a relay in a loss to Hershey.

Colson Hess (New Covenant / Sr.) – Basketball: In the 57-46 road win over Covenant Christian, Hess scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. He also added 16 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks in a loss to Mount Cavalry.

Kyle Miller (ELCO / Jr.) – Wrestling: The junior won his first three matches at the Lancaster Lebanon League Champions before losing a 3-1 decision in the 215-pound finals. With his silver medal-winning performance, Miller improved his record to 28-7 on the season.

Sam Wolford (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Wrestling: Competing at 107-pounds at the Lancaster Lebanon League Championships, the sophomore tore through his three opponents to win gold. In the finals, Wolford earned a 16-0 tech fall in just 2:29. The win helped Northern Lebanon finish 2nd as a team. He improved his season record to 28-4.

Toby Zombro (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Bowling: Against Ephrata, the senior rolled a 705 series. His high game was a 267, followed by a 205 and 233. Zombro’s recent performances like this have made him a contender to win this year’s league title.


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