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Athlete of the Week Voting: January 29 – February 4


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

Due to the number of nominees this week, you choose to vote for two  females.


Perla Chavez (Lebanon / Jr.) – Wrestling: The junior won the 235-pound weight class of the Upper Dauphin Girls Wrestling Tournament, helping Lebanon to a 2nd place finish. She won the championship match with a 4-1 decision.

Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Basketball: The junior has continued to lead the Dutchmen in scoring. In Monday’s win over Susquenita, Cooper scored 25 points. She then scored 10 points in the 1st half of a blowout win against Octorara.

Makenna Haas (ELCO / Jr.) – Indoor Track & Field: At Alvernia on Sunday, the junior competed in the LL PAL Challenge. She won the Triple Jump with a 35’1.5”, setting a new ELCO indoor record. She also took 5th in the Long Jump with a 15’5”.

Riley Hatzfeld (Our Lady of the Cross / Jr.) – Basketball: In three games last week, the junior scored 95 points, an average of 31.7 points per game. Her highest total was 35 on Friday night against New Covenant. For the season, Hatzfeld is now averaging 31.8, along with 6.4 rebounds and 5.7 steals.

Kaddell Howard (Cedar Crest / So.) – Indoor Track: At the LL PAL Challenge, the reigning 400m State Champion won her marquee event with a 56.94. She also won the 200m with a 25.49.

Miracle Hershey (New Covenant / Jr.) – Basketball: The junior has done whatever it takes for the Flames. Last week, she stepped up offensively, scoring 19 against York Christian and 16 points in the win over Our Lady of the Cross. She also serves as the core of the defense, making it challenging for other teams to score. In the three games played last week, Hershey recorded 13 blocks.

Hayley Sheroky (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Basketball: The sophomore scored 13 points over the course of two Northern Lebanon wins last week. Her effort within the team’s defensive scheme helped to hold Donegal and Hershey both scoreless in the 1st quarter.

Riley Zettlemoyer (Palmyra / So.) – Wrestling: At the Upper Dauphin Girls Wrestling Tournament, the junior took 1st place in the 112-pound weight class. She achieved the victory by pinning two opponents and earning a 7-5 decision.

Female Athletes of the Week: Morgan Lantz & Maddie Stout (Week Ending January 28, 2024)

Male Nominees

Jason Foutz (Palmyra / Jr.) – Wrestling: At the Cedar Crest Falcon Wrestling Tournament, the junior won the 107-pound weight class. On his way to the championship, Foutz pinned two opponents and then won a 9-0 major decision.

Camden Marquette (ELCO / Sr.) – Basketball: The senior helped to lead the Raiders in two big wins over Lancaster Catholic and Annville-Cleona. In the wins, Marquette scored 21 and 19, respectively.

Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon / Sr.) – Indoor Track: At the LL PAL Invitational, the senior won the 800m by nearly three seconds, finishing with a 1:58.57. His time is currently 25th best in the State this season. He then served as a key leg on the 4x400m relay team that finished 4th and set a new Lebanon indoor record with a 3:43.13.

Andrew Via (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Basketball: The sophomore has emerged as a top-scoring option for the Vikings. This past week, Via showed that again, averaging 12.5 points over Northern Lebanon’s two games.

RJ Young (Cedar Crest / Jr.) – Basketball: The 6’7” junior led the scoring effort in the Falcon’s two wins last week. Against Manheim Township, Young scored 19 points as Crest won the Section 1 title. He followed it up with an 18 point performance against Conrad Weiser.


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LebCo Male Athlete of the Week: Sam Wolford (Week Ending January 28, 2024)

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