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Athlete of the Week Voting: May 13 – May 19


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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Looking for write-ups on last week’s winners? They will soon be published.

Female Nominees

Kendall Cooper (Annville-Cleona / Jr.) – Track & Field: In the District 3 Championships (2A), the junior sprinter won gold in the 100m (12.42) and added a silver in the 200m (26.29). She was also joined by Miracle Hershey, Jada Morales, and Sophia Caporaletti as the foursome won gold in the 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.

Makenna Haas (ELCO / Jr.) – Track & Field: At the PIAA District 3 Track & Field Championship Meet, Haas placed 4th in the Triple Jump after measuring a top jump of 36’9.5”. With her finish, she qualified for the PIAA State Championship Meet.

Sofie Price (Palmyra / Jr.) – Track & Field: The junior finished 3rd in the Javelin (3A) at the District 3 Championship Meet and has qualified for the PIAA State Championships. Price’s top throw was 119’9”.

Eliana Schneider (Cedar Crest / So.) – Track & Field: The sophomore won two District 3 (3A) gold medals, taking the Javelin by nearly thirty feet with a throw of 149’11” and also serving as a key leg on Cedar Crest’s winning 4x800m team. Schneider also placed 4th in the High Jump. She will compete in all three events at States and will enter the meet as the #2 seed in the Javelin, while the relay has the #3 seed.  


Male Nominees

Mason Bucks (Palmyra / Sr.) – Track & Field: The senior Pole Vaulter raised the bar (literally) in clearing a top height of 16’3” at the District 3 Championships (3A). Bucks will now enter States as the top seed after finishing 2023 as the #2 vaulter in Pennsylvania.

Tanner Feagley (Northern Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: After finishing 4th at the Lancaster Lebanon League Meet, the senior Javelin thrower used his strong arm to place 15th at the District 3 Championship Meet (3A). His top throw measured 159’10”.

Dallas George (ELCO / Sr.) – Baseball: George provided solid play at shortstop and had a two-hit, four RBI day when the Raiders District 3 – 4A Baseball Championship Tournament win over Kennard-Dale last Friday.

Dylan Groff (Cedar Crest / Jr.) – Track & Field: The Lancaster Lebanon League champion threw the Javelin an impressive 174’1″ at the District 3 Championship Meet. His 5th place finish in the 3A competition qualified him to compete at the PIAA State Championships.

David Moran (Annville-Cleona / So.) – Track & Field: The sophomore won the 800m (2A) race with a time of 1:57.31. He then split a 1:54.71 as the Annville 4x800m team crossed the finish line to claim 1st place. In the relay, Moran was joined by teammates Landon Hostetter, Oliver Funck, and Matt Clemson.

Ramon Urena Batista (Lebanon / Sr.) – Track & Field: At the District 3 Championship Meet (3A), the senior ran a 4:17.18 in the 1600m to finish 7th and qualify for the PIAA State Championship Meet. Urena Batista’s time also broke his own school record, which he had set a week prior. At Districts, he also ran the 800m (1:57.49) 


Notable Updates

Tyler Burgess (Palmyra): At the District 3 Championships, Burgess won the 110m High Hurdles and the 300m IM Hurdles. His time in the 110m (13.88) set a new school record, while his time of 36.82 in the 300m broke the District 3 Meet record that had stood since 1980.

Tyler Shunk (Northern Lebanon): The senior again broke his own 3200m school record, lowering the mark to 9:34.72 on his way to finishing 10th at Districts.

Zariyah Whigham (Lebanon): Over the weekend, she became only the 3rd female in the history of the school’s Track & Field program to win District gold. She won the Triple Jump and added a bronze in the Long Jump.


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