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It was business as usual for the boys’ and girls’ track team at the Lebanon County Track and Field Championships Saturday at Lebanon High School.

The boys picked up their 22nd straight county title and the girls won their fourth in a row.

Senior Jepel Gibs and junior Shayla Bonzelet were named Outstanding Athlete winners.

Bonzelet raced to wins in the 100, 200, 400 and anchored the winning 4 X 400 relay team.

“It felt really great...

photo by Sully Minnick

The last time the boys’ tennis won a section championship, coach Mike Rohrbach was on the team. That was 25 years ago.

“It feels great because it’s a feat that no other Cedar Crest tennis team has done in 25 years, but I know there are bigger things in store for our team,” said senior number one singles’ player and captain Jack Muraika.

Muraika was correct in his prediction as the Falcons captured the Lanca...

photo by Alivia Serenita

With two boys ranked consistently at the top of the ladder, the boys’ tennis team is expecting nothing but success this spring season.

Senior Jackson Muraika is ranked first in singles, for the third year in a row, while junior Dylan Tull has been ranked second for the past three year. Muraika was also ranked second in his freshman year.

Tull is overcoming an injury from last spring where he broke his wri...

Breaking school records and placing at states are two dreams every athlete strives for. Senior Krysta Weik and freshman Logan Smith were able to achieve both within one season.

Weik and Smith competed at the state swim meet March 15-16 at Bucknell University.

Smith placed 13th overall in the 100 breaststroke.

“[Placing at states] was a very humbling and unique experience,” said Smith. “I wouldn’t have been able to be where I am w...

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Taking photos for the Duke Men’s Basketball team would be a slam dunk for senior Jackson Muraika.

Next fall he will be attending Duke University in North Carolina and is planning to major in Economics. He chose Duke for its immense opportunities and great mix of size and flexibility.

“I don’t want to go to a school so crowded it felt overwhelming,” said Muraika.

In college he also plans to conti...

photo provided by Jen Wagner

What a weekend it was for the school’s bowlers as they captured three state championships.

The Falcons captured the boys’ team, boys’ individual and girls’ individual titles last week at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships at Dutch Lanes, Ephrata.

It is the first time in state history the same school had the boys’ and girls’ champion.

“I knew we definitely had the talent to do it,...

photo by Sully Minnick

With spring sports in full swing, all teams are preparing in different ways for the season ahead of them. The track & field team is starting their season with an even stronger urge to succeed.

The track team has decided to dedicate its season specifically to head coach Rob Bare’s wife, Tiffany Bare. Over the past 15 years, Bare has been battling cancer.

“We are competing for something that is larger than ou...

Making it far in the post season is every athlete’s goal and junior wrestler TJ Moore took his wrestling season all the way to states.

Moore competed in the PIAA state wrestling tournament March 7-9 at the Giant Center.

“It felt like it was really cool to be competing there and it was a really cool experience,” said Moore.

According to coach Chris Voshell, the PIAA state tournament is one of the toughest tournaments in the countr...

Some athletes struggle with injuries, dying to get back into the game, but senior football and lacrosse player Gage Ebersole has overcome three major injuries throughout his high school career and is ready to return to the field.

This past fall Ebersole tore his labrum in his left shoulder in the second football game of the season. He then had to get surgery, missed the remainder of the football season, and then got cleared fou...

After a hard fought season the girls’ basketball team has pushed forward to meet their goal of making it to states.

The team will be advancing to the first round of the state championship against Garnet Valley on March 8. The away game will begin at 6.

“It’s really awesome and we feel really accomplished,” said senior captain Hannah Woelfling. “No matter what the outcome, it’s just an awesome experience to be in.”

The last time t...

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