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Player of the Year

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Ben Smith, sr., West Perry — Consistently atop leaderboards as he competed in different Mid-Penn division matches by himself — the Mustangs do not field a full team — Smith built on his 2017 campaign and shot an impressive 152 to tie for 12th in the PIAA Class 3A championships. A 72 tied him for fifth at the PIAA Regional tournament, and he preceded that with a 147 (6th) at the District 3 championships. 2017 All-Sentinel First Team.

Co-Coaches of the Year

Erik Novak, Cumberland Valley — Novak's Eagles didn't have the top-end talent of some prior years, but he did have a very deep roster that extended the program's Mid-Penn Commonwealth win streak at least four years. 

Mick Farlling, Trinity — Farlling gets the nod like Novak for guiding a deep team to yet another division title. The Shamrocks were the only team to qualify for the District 3 playoffs locally this year.

First Team

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John Peters, so., Carlisle

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John Peters, so., Carlisle — Peters has been the heavyweight for the Thundering Herd ever since his debut in 2017, shooting low scores nearly every round for a team that isn't deep compared to its Mid-Penn Commonwealth peers. He finished t-9 in District 3 with a 150, t-2 at regionals with a 71 and then t-22 in the PIAA championships with a 159. 2017 All-Sentinel Honorable Mention.

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James Ulsh, fr., Trinity

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James Ulsh, fr., Trinity — One way to continue winning Mid-Penn Capital championships is to constantly turn out new, young talent. Ulsh looks like the next wave for the Shamrocks, winning the District 3 Class 2A championship in his rookie year with a 151. He tied for fifth (77) at regionals and then slid at states with a 180 to settle for 34th, but there's a lot to like about his future.

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Jack Pennwell, jr., Trinity

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Jack Pennwell, jr., Trinity — And Ulsh will have Pennwell's company for one more year, giving the Shamrocks more reason to believe they can extend their division title streak. Pennwell's 178 at states was one place better than his teammate, and he shot an 82 (tied 13th) at regionals following his fifth-place 158 at districts. 2017 All-Sentinel Honorable Mention.

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Paige Richter, fr., Camp Hill

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Paige Richter, fr., Camp Hill — Came onto the varsity scene strong in her rookie year, out-shooting some of the more seasoned vets on this list at times. Richter had the best postseason run of all local girls, finishing second in the District 3 Class 2A tournament (160), fifth at PIAA regionals (87) and 13th at states (182).

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Olivia Maddux, so., Trinity

Maddux

Olivia Maddux, so., Trinity — Maddux was right behind Richter during the postseason, finishing third (171) at districts, seventh (97) at regionals, and 16th (187) at states. Part of a trio of talented underclassmen girls on the local scene, she should be right in the thick of things as a junior. 2017 All-Sentinel Honorable Mention.

McKylie Boreman, jr., Red Land — Boreman's postseason didn't quite live up to expectations (two-day total of 168, 12th in District 3) she built during the regular season, but her year was still impressive. She routinely led the Patriots in division matches and could be found near the top of individual leaderboards quite often. 2017 All-Sentinel Honorable Mention.

Honorable Mention

Caleb Motter, so., Big Spring; Lindsay Seeley, so., Cumberland Valley; Grady Clarke, sr., Cumberland Valley; Connor Kirkwood, sr., Cumberland Valley; Junior Robison, sr., Cumberland Valley; Reese Watson, jr., Cumberland Valley; Nick Tomasko, sr., Mechanicsburg; Aiden Hlaiky, Northern; T.J. Meanor, sr., Red Land; Edie Myhre, so., Red Land; Mike Brown, sr., Trinity; Luke Stoey, sr., Trinity.

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Sports editor at The Sentinel.