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Cedar Crest's Seyfert honored with Mini Max award

Tate Seyfert had an excellent senior football season for Cedar Crest this fall. And if anyone doubted that, the Maxwell Club eliminated all of it on Thursday.

The Falcons' standout wide receiver/defensive was honored Thursday as one of 62 winners from across Pennsylvania of the 2016 Mini Max High School Award, given annually to football players from District 1, 3, 11 and 12 in the eastern half of the state. Players are nominated by their coaches and selected for the honor based on criteria that includes football performance, academics and community service.

Seyfert is now eligible for the Maxwell Club's Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year award, which will be announced on Jan. 8. All of the Mini Max honorees will be recognized at a dinner on Jan. 12 at the Drexelbrook Catering Ballroom in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. The awards dinner is open to the public and tickets are available at beginning on Friday.

Palmyra gymnast Bixler commits to Oklahoma: Fourteen-year old Palmyra gymnast Cael Bixler already has a handle on her college plans. And a bright future to go with it.

Bixler, an Elite level gymnast who trains at Prestige Gymnastics in Lancaster, recently gave an early verbal commitment to continue her gymnastics career at the University of Oklahoma beginning in 2020.

Bixler, who has trained with famed gymnastics coach Valeri Liuken, also considered and visited Auburn, Alabama, UCLA, Utah, Oklahoma, Penn State and Michigan before committing to the Sooners, the defending national champions. Bixler also has aspirations for the 2020 Olympics, to be held in Tokyo.