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Athlete of the Week Voting: April 22 – April 28


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

Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Track & Field: Named the Most Outstanding Female Athlete at the Lebanon County Championships, the junior won the 100m (12.64) and 200m (26.10)/ She was then on the winning 4x100m that set the Annville record with a time of 49.54 before joining the 4x400m in a silver medal-winning performance that also set a school record with a time of 4:10.26.

Alivia Kline (ELCO / Fr.) – Unified Sports: Known as a great teammate who encourages everyone involved with ELCO’s Unified Sports program, Kline ran a PR of 23.95 in the 100m against Penn Manor.

Lynsie Mauser (Northern Lebanon / Jr.) – Softball: In two games last week, Mauser went 3-7 with a home run and 4 RBI. She threw a three-inning no-hitter on the mound against Pequea Valley while collecting 6 Ks and walking just one batter. The Vikings improved to 13-3.

Eliana Schneider (Cedar Crest / So.) – Track & Field: On Thursday at the Penn Relays, the sophomore ran a leg of the 4x800m that finished 14th among large schools. She then took bronze in the Javelin with a throw of 146’11”, with only athletes from the Bahamas and Nebraska coming up with further throws. At Friday’s LebCo Championships, Schneider won the 800m (2:17.93) and High Jump (4’10”).

Jenna Seyfert (Lebanon / Jr.) – Softball: The junior had a big week offensively for the Cedars, leading them to their first victory of the season, a 20-0 win over Hanover. In the game, she went 2-2 with 5 RBI and a grand slam that made her Lebanon’s all-time home run leader. Over the course of four games, Seyfert was 4-8 with an on-base percentage of .600.

Maddy Waldron (Palmyra / Fr.) – Track & Field: At the Lebanon County Championships, the freshman again showed off her speed in taking silver in the 100m (12.73) before finishing 2nd in the 200m with a time of 26.23 to set a new Palmyra record. Waldron also ran on the winning 4x400m (4:08.76) and the 4x100m that finished 3rd.

LebCo Female Athletes of the Week: Abby Berarducci & Gabby Smith (Week Ending April 21, 2024)


Male Nominees

Mason Bucks (Palmyra / Sr.) – Track & Field: On Friday morning, Bucks flew high to 5th in the Pole Vault at the Penn Relays, clearing the bar at 15’2.25”. In the evening, Bucks appeared at the Lebanon County Championships, where he went 15’ to break the meet record that had been in place since 1979 (Daryl Miller, Northern Lebanon – 14’9.5”) 

 Dylan Groff (Cedar Crest / Jr.) – Track & Field: At the LebCo Championships, the junior won the Javelin with a massive heave of 186’3″. Groff then doubled it up with a victory in the Triple Jump (40’11.25″).

Chad Keller (ELCO / Jr.) – Track & Field: At the Lebanon County Championships, the junior won the 1600m with a time of 4:35.81. Keller then ran on the winning 4×400, where the Raiders combined to run a 3:32.57. 

Jon Shay (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Track & Field: At the Lebanon County Championships, Shay took 2nd in the Discus after entering the meet at the 7th seed. His throw of 130’8” was 9’ better than his previous best.

Tyler Shunk (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the Lebanon County Championships, the senior distance runner won the 3200m with a time of 9:47.84. His winning time set a new Northern Lebanon record. 

Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the LebCo Championships, the senior won the 800m with a time of 1:57.31. He also led the Cedars to a win in the 4x800m (8:11.08) and a near-win in the 4x400m. On Monday against Manheim Township, Urena Batista ran the 400m in 51.9. 

LebCo Male Athlete of the Week: Gavin Bicher (Week Ending April 21, 2024)

Winter Athletes of the Week (2023-2024)

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