Sen. Yaw, Rep. Rowe Honor Lewisburg Boys Cross Country Champions

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) and state Rep. David Rowe (R-85) today honored the Lewisburg High School Boys Cross Country team upon winning the 2019 PIAA Class “AA” state title during the Cross Country Championships in Hershey on November 2.

The team members in attendance, along with Coach Ron Hess and Athletic Director Mark Temple, were presented with congratulatory citations sponsored by the legislators.

“It is so encouraging to see what these young men have accomplished,” Sen. Yaw said. “They showed us all that persistence and hard-work pays off and I’m very excited to see what the future holds for those who will remain on this team, as well as for the seniors who are looking to participate at the collegiate level.”

The Green Dragons beat out York Suburban High School to bring home the team title with 82 total points. While both Lewisburg and York Suburban finished with 82 points, it was the Green Dragons’ sixth runner, Thomas Hess, who broke the tie by finishing before York’s sixth runner.

Under the guidance of Coach Hess, the team went undefeated last season, 18-0.  The team accomplishments also include winning the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference (PHAC) Championship, as well as the District 4 PIAA title.

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State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) and Representative David Rowe (R-85) honored the Lewisburg High School Boys Cross Country Team on February 5th, 2020 during a ceremony at the State Capitol. The team was presented with congratulatory Senate/House Citations. 

Thomas Hess, Jacob Hess, Noah Shabahang, State Sen. Gene Yaw, Peter Lantz, Coach Ron Hess, Calvin Bailey, Connor Murray, Gianluca Perrone and Bryce Ryder.

Front Row (L to R): Mark Temple, C.A.A., Lewisburg Area School District Athletic Director; State Sen. Gene Yaw; Bryce Ryder; Connor Murray; Jacob Hess; Thomas Hess; Coach Ron Hess; State Rep. David Rowe. Back Row (L to R): Gianluca Perrone; Noah Shabahang; Calvin Bailey and Peter Lantz. 

Front Row (L to R): Bryce Ryder, Connor Murray, State Sen. Gene Yaw, Coach Ron Hess, Jacob Hess, Thomas Hess. Back Row (L to R): Gianluca Perrone; Noah Shabahang; Calvin Bailey and Peter Lantz.