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Octorara to join Lancaster-Lebanon League

The Lancaster-Lebanon League is set to welcome a new member.

The L-L voted 22-2 on Thursday to admit the Octorara Area School District, located in Atglen, Chester County, and near Lancaster County, as a permanent member beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

Octorara's impending arrival will increase the number of L-L schools to 25 and add another competitor in the following sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Northern Lebanon and Lebanon were the two schools voting against bringing Octorara into the league. No decision has been made yet on which of the L-L's three sections Octorara, nicknamed the Braves, will join but it seems likely that they will compete in Section 3 for football, according to Elco athletic director Doug Bohannon.

The L-L is set to meet on Nov. 17 to discuss its next two-year realignment proposal.

Ebenezer Youth Football In The Pink

The Ebenezer Youth Football players and cheerleaders will be presenting their 7th annual “Players in Pink” program, benefiting cancer patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. at the Cedar Crest High School Stadium, Ebenezer football players and cheerleaders will be selling various “pink” items as well as T-shirts that honor those who have been affected by cancer in any form. All donations and proceeds made will be given to Good Samaritan Hospital cancer patients as well as local families stricken with cancer. Last year’s event raised over $12,000, with the accumulation of the past six years totaling just over $43,000. This year's goal is an impressive $14,000. For more information on this event, please contact Shawn Rambler of ColdTree at 717-228-1426 or email Shawn at