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Lebanon High Inducts New Class to Athletic Hall of Fame

On December 9, 2023, the Lebanon High School inducted its latest class of deserving recipients in the Lebanon Athletic Hall of Fame. This has been an annual tradition since 2000, as the Lebanon School District has inducted past athletes and coaches into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The event was split between two events: a ceremony held as a luncheon during the day and a separate ceremony held that evening during the Lebanon Tip-Off Tournament games. During the nighttime event, the newest inductees were presented their plaques by Mr. Carlos Sanchez, the Lebanon High School Director of Athletics and LHS Hall of Fame (Class of ’18).

Below is information on each of the members of the 2023 class. Congratulations to all who were honored.

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Mark Bartal (Class of ’02)

Bartal is a 2002 graduate of Lebanon. While attending high school, he played Football, Basketball, and Baseball before turning his attention to Track & Field. On the Football field, Bartal served as Lebanon’s quarterback. He passed for 663 yards during his senior year and rushed for 650. As a result of his rushing prowess, he took home LL League Section 2 Back of the Week honors. He was named 2nd Team All-County and voted Lebanon’s Most Improved Player. He was also a 1st Team All-County selection playing defensive back and accounted for over 200 tackles during his varsity career. On the Basketball court, he served as the team captain and was known as a solid player who was automatic from the free throw line. Regarding Track & Field, Bartal took up the jumps, qualifying for the District 3 Championship Meet in the High Jump and Triple Jump. After graduation, Bartal spent two years as a member of the Bloomsburg University Football team.


Randy Uhrich (Class of 1967)

Uhirch is a 1967 graduate of Lebanon High School. While wearing red and blue, Uhrich was a star player in Football and Baseball. Playing at Alumni Stadium during the fall, Uhrich served as the team’s quarterback, racking up 2,228 passing yards and 1,115 yards rushing in his career. Also serving as a defensive back, he was named to 1st Team All-Lebanon County in 1966 and picked up a nod as Honorable Mention on the All-Central Penn Team. On the Baseball diamond, Uhrich was a two-time 1st Team All-Central Penn League selection playing second base for the Cedars. In total, he earned three varsity letters in baseball and two more on the gridiron. After graduation, Uhrich went on to further his education at Muhlenberg College.


Sue Herb (Class of 1981)

A member of Lebanon’s Class of 1981, Herb was a three-sport star for the Cedars, playing Field Hockey, Basketball, and Softball. In Field Hockey, she was a three-year starter and was named to the Lancaster Lebanon League Section 2 All-Star Team during her senior year. When it came to Basketball, Herb was a two-year starter who picked up Section All-Star honors in both years. Herb was also a four-year varsity starter in Softball, picking up All-League honors in her junior and senior seasons for her play as the team’s catcher. During her senior season, she boasted an astounding .610 batting average. At the end of her high school athletic career, she was awarded the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Sports Hall Fame – Central Chapter. She was Lebanon’s nominee for the prestigious C.S. “Pop” Kelchner Award.


Sam Elias (Athletic Director)

Serving two tenures as Lebanon’s Athletic Director before retiring in 2022, Elias was instrumental in establishing the Lebanon High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000. After leaving his mark on Cedar Nation, Elias spent time at Hershey High School, where he earned a variety of prestigious awards, including the PIAA Athletic Director of the Year and the NAIAA National Athletic Director of the Year. His knowledge and experience left an indelible mark on the course of Lebanon’s athletic programs.


Cedar Spirit Award

The Cedar Spirit Award is given annually to individuals who have given of themselves to promote Lebanon Athletics. This year’s recipients were Jerry Lampkin and Jon Wilson, as the two were the faces of Lebanon’s Biddy Program, the developmental program that helped to ready the next generation of Cedar basketball players. Lampkin passed away in December 2020, but his family was on hand to accept the award on his behalf.

Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2022

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