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Athlete of the Week Voting: April 8 – April 14


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

Miracle Hershey (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Track & Field: In Annville’s win over Octorara, the speedy junior won the 100m (13.13) and the 200m (27.76). She was also a member of the 4x100m team that ran a 50.14, just .04 shy of setting a new school record.

Addison Hollenbach (Northern Lebanon / So.) – Softball: Over the course of four games, Hollenbach racked up five hits, 4 RBI, and three steals. The highlight came in the 20-5 win against Pequea Valley when she went 2-5 with a walk and 2 RBI, while also pitching a complete game, going 7 IP with 13 Ks while giving up three earned runs.

Natalie Smith (Cedar Crest / Jr.) – Softball: While the Falcons have had growing pains as a young team scoring, the junior outfielder has been standing tall. Last week, she went 2-4 with three walks and an RBI.

Maddy Waldron (Palmyra / Fr.) – Track & Field: Against Cedar Cliff on Tuesday, the young speedster ran the 100m in 12.3 on her way to setting a new Palmyra record. At the same meet, she also ran a 26.3 to win the 200m, then served as a leg of the winning 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams. She also won the 100m against Mechanicsburg on Thursday. Waldron went on to take 5th in the 200m at the Pan-Ram Invite, along with serving as a leg of the 4x100m team that placed 6th.

Zariyah Whigham (Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the Black Knight Invitational, Whigham won the Triple Jump with a 39’1.25”. That measurement not only won the event by 4’, but it broke the Lebanon record and was the #3 all-time in the Lancaster Lebanon League. She also won the Long Jump with a leap of 17’11.5” to finish the meet with two gold medals.

Reece Woelfling (ELCO / Jr.) – Track & Field: At Lancaster Catholic, Woelfling won the 100m with a time of 13.32 before serving as a key leg of the 4x100m team that ran 51.36 to set an ELCO school record. She also took 2nd in the 200m and the Long Jump as the Raiders improved their record to 3-1.


LebCo Female Athletes of the Week: Abby Palkovic (Week Ending April 7, 2024)


Male Nominees

Tanner Feagley (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the Sterling Hoffman Invite, Feagley won the Javelin with a heave of 161’10”. He not only won the event by 10’, but he set a new meet record in the process. The senior also placed 6th in the Shot Put (40’4.5”) and helped the Vikings to a 2nd place team finish.

Zac Frentz (Annville-Cleona / So.) – Baseball: In Annville’s win over Pequea Valley, Frentz hit two home runs and drove in four runs. He finished the week going 5-9 at the plate, with an on-base percentage of .500. Against Lancaster Mennonite, the sophomore added three stolen bases.

Jalik Hill (Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the Black Knight Invitational, Hill took silver in the 400m with a time of 52.58. He then picked up a second medal when he placed 5th in the 200m (22.78).

Luke Macchione (ELCO / Sr.) – Track & Field: At Lancaster Catholic, the senior won the 110m High Hurdles (16.62) and 300m IM Hurdles (41.73). He also served as a leg on the 4x400m relay as the Raiders improved their record to 4-0.

Nate Osteen (Palmyra / Jr.) – Baseball: The Cougars went 4-0 last week, with Osteen going 5-10 with two doubles and a triple. The third baseman’s timely hitting led to 5 RBI. The speedy junior also stole five bases.

Ben Sheffield (Cedar Crest / Sr.) – Tennis: The senior’s outstanding play was instrumental as Cedar Crest went 4-0 last week. Playing at the #3 Singles spot, Sheffield went 3-0 and added another victory playing doubles. Having just been accepted to the University of Pennsylvania, Sheffield’s play has Cedar Crest enjoying a 10-1 record that has them as the #2-ranked team in District 3.

LebCo Male Athletes of the Week: Tyler Burgess & Andrew Via (Week Ending April 7, 2024)

Winter Athletes of the Week (2023-2024)

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