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Sports Shorts from Around the Valley: Week of January 22nd

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Lebanon County Legion Baseball Ends 95-year Run

Legion Baseball has been active in Lebanon County since 1929, but last week the seven head coaches that oversee Lebanon County’s seven teams voted unanimously to end their affiliation with American Legion Baseball. Many issues with Legion Baseball led to the decision, with one of the biggest being the use of costly wooden bats over much more preferable aluminum bats. The hope now is that they will join a new independent league consisting of teams from Lebanon, Berks, and Schuylkill counties. While there is hope that the whole LebCo contingent will join the new league, this is not a certainty. Cedar Crest left last year to join the Lancaster County Midget Baseball League, and there will not be much surprise if at least one other local baseball community joins them this summer. Lebanon’s 5th Ward will go down in history as the last champion of Lebanon County American Legion Baseball.

In August, we caught up with Cedar Crest about their decision to join the Lancaster County Midget Baseball League: Cedar Crest Building Foundation for Future



Two Local Football Products Commit to PSAC Schools

Over the past two days, two local football products have announced via social media that they are committed to continuing their athletic careers at NCAA Division II schools in the PSAC. On Monday, Northern Lebanon linebacker Luke Shaffer announced his commitment to play at Clarion University. Lebanon’s Josiah Wright followed up on Tuesday with an announcement that he had committed to Seton Hill University, where he plans to join former Cedar teammate Emmanuel “Eman” Mason. (published 1/23 @ 5 pm)



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