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Sports Shorts from Around the Valley: Week of January 2nd

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ELCO’s George Sets Assist Record

In Friday night’s game against Blue Mountain, Dallas George unofficially broke ELCO’s all-time career assists record. The record of 254 had previously been held by Shawn Rambler (’90). In addition to this year’s cast of scorers, George has had the privilege of playing John Stockton to teammates like Luke Williams, Braden Bohannon, Corey Attivo, Rheece Shuey, along with several others.

A four-year starter for the Raiders, George has had an impressive high school career, having also set the career steals record earlier this season.

(published 1/7, 9:00 am)


Two More Named All-State

Two more LebCo Football stars have been honored with statewide recognition! Northern Lebanon’s Luke Shaffer and ELCO’s Jake Williams have been named to the Pennsylvania Football News Coaches All-State Team. Shaffer, a senior linebacker for the Vikings, picked up the nod as a 1st Team Middle Linebacker. Williams, ELCO’s dynamic playmaker, made the star-studded list as a 2nd Team running back. They join Annville’s Darrian Holloway, who was named to the 2A team on Thursday (see below).

Of note here is that Shaffer & Williams are close friends, with both starting their schooling together as kindergarteners at Lebanon Catholic.

For the full list, click here.

(published 1/5, 11:45 am)


Wildasin Steps Down

Update (12:00 pm): Here is his statement.

Reports this morning are that after ten seasons, Rob Wildasin has stepped down as the head coach of Cedar Crest Football. If accurate, the decision comes after Wildasin’s Falcons completed an eight-win campaign that saw them back in the District 3 Playoffs for the first time since 2019. He also eclipsed the fifty win mark earlier this season. (published 1/5, 8:45 am)


Dutchman Makes Coaches All-State Team

Today, the Pennsylvania Football News Coaches All-State teams began being announced. Among the 2A selections was a familiar name as Annville-Cleona’s Darrian Holloway was a 2nd team selection at Offensive Tackle. The senior was instrumental in the Dutchmen rushing attack that won them a share of the Section 5 Championship.

The 4A team will be announced on Friday.

(published 1/4 @ 8 pm)


ELCO Stars Weigh College Choices

On Wednesday, ELCO three-sport star Kody Boyer announced on social media that he had committed to playing baseball at Delaware Valley College next year.

In other news on Wednesday, Jake Williams announced that he had received an offer from Bloomsburg University. This is the second PSAC school that has made a solid play to add the All-State running back to their roster. If he chooses to go to Bloom, he will join older brother Luke on the roster. (Posted 1/4, 5 am)



Coaches All-State Football Team to be Announced

On Thursday and Friday, PA Football News will release the All-State team as selected by the coaches. You might expect to see at least one familiar name on that list. We will update you with any news as soon as we are able to share it. (Posted 1/4, 5 am)



Rhoades Classic Match-ups Set

On Saturday, Lebanon Valley College will host the annual Rhoades Classic. Starting off the boys basketball triple header at 5 pm will be Hershey playing Governor Mifflin. Lebanon will play Lower Dauphin at 6:30. In the finale at 8 pm, Cedar Crest will play Palmyra for the second time in just over week.

The annual charity event is held in honor of the late State Senator James Rhoades, the father of LVC legend and current Penn State Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Rhoades. (Posted 1/4, 5 am)



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