Reviving a Once Storied Program

The newly-renovated mat room off the Hershey High School gym is more than just a place where the wrestlers meet and practice. It has become something of a symbol depicting the rebirth of the school’s wrestling program. In addition to new workout equipment and mats, the room also captures the 84-year-old history of the Trojan wrestling program. It houses team […]

Ready to Contend

Lower Dauphin girls’ basketball should be a contender in the tough Mid-Penn Keystone Division this season behind veteran post players Lauren Wahlers (6-foot) and Shannon Angerer (6-1). Wahlers led the Falcons in scoring and rebounding the past two years and looks to add to her career totals. LD doesn’t always score a lot of points. Defense is its game. While […]

Hershey Bears Wrap

The Hershey Bears fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-2 at the Hockey Fights Cancer Night at at Giant Center on Nov. 20. Joining the efforts of the National Hockey League, Hockey Fights Cancer Night unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families. The Bears players wore Hockey Fights Cancer jerseys that were auctioned off post […]

‘A Wakeup Call’

Lower Dauphin learned the hard way that you cannot take shifts off against another quality hockey team. Central Dauphin erased a two-goal deficit with three goals in a 1:10 span of the second period Monday night to kick-start a 7-5 victory over the previously-unbeaten Falcons, in CPIHL action at Twin Ponds. CD, the two-time defending Bears Cup champions, trailed LD […]

‘Confidence and Ability’

Palmyra girls’ basketball returns a number of starters from last year, including Kaylee Brown, Keely Bowers and Maddie Henry. The Cougars graduated Zoe Smith, who was their main ball handler and heart and soul of their team, and starting forward Mallory Margut. Smith was the lone holdover from their glory year of 2019, when they won the District 3 5A […]

Foot Notes

Local Running Results

Give Thanks for Lebanon 5 MilerSaturday, Nov. 19, in LebanonRunners: 34Winner: Luis Miranda, Lebanon, 33:01; Top Female: Keely Verna,36:48Sun Country FinishersElizabethtown: Brian Ogle (3rd in 36:13)Palmyra: Jennifer Mills (44:42, 2nd in 50-59 AG) Give Thanks for Lebanon 5KSaturday, Nov. 19, in LebanonRunners: 61Winner: Jackson Tweet, Hummelstown, 21:34; Top Female: MariahBrubacker, Richland, 24:11Sun Country FinishersPalmyra: Grace Chesney (25:55, 1st in 11-19 […]

It’s All New

Almost everything is new with the Hershey girls’ basketball team this year, including first-year coach Chris Ruff. Ruff stepped in this summer to take over a program that graduated most of its players. Others chose to concentrate on other sports, with seniors Kadia Stover and Liv Ober being two of the six holdovers. The Trojans will face a multitude of […]

Athlete of The Month

Hershey boys’ soccer player Stefan Verbeek was named the Travel Champs Athlete of the Month for October. Verbeek, a junior, helped lead a Trojans’ squad, which won their first state championship in school history. Verbeek is pictured with Travel Champs president Joe Sgrignioli and Hershey High School athletic director Michael Montedoro. Photo: Drew Weidman

Foot Notes: Local Race Results


Tuckahoe 25K Saturday, Nov. 19, in Queen Anne, Md. Runners: 241 Winner: Nick Cruz, Greenwood, Del., 1:42:19; Top Female: Maria Miller, Tyaskin, Md., 2:00:46 Sun Country Finishers Elizabethtown: Mardiny Ung (2:36:06) JFK 50 Mile Saturday, Nov. 19, in Boonsboro, Md. Runners: 966 Winner: Garrett Corcoran, Baltimore, Md., 5:29:46; Top Female: Sarah Biehl, Columbus, Ohio, 6:05:41 Sun Country Finishers Elizabethtown: Linda Dunbar (11:17:01, 3rd in 60-69 AG), Andrew Houck (11:28:14) Philadelphia […]

Foot Notes: Running Through the Storm


I don’t know how the seasonal depression hit me so hard and suddenly, but I can pinpoint when. I was driving the back roads of Perry County from one of my last landscaping jobs of the season and could just feel a chill run through my body. The cold seems to sting more with each passing year, and this time, […]

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