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Golf Team Wins Recognition October 18, 2017

The Susquehannock High School golf team was recently named York-Adams Interscholastic Athletic Association (YAIAA) Division II champions. The team also finished in second place in the league at the YAIAA Team Championship on Sept. 27.

The Warriors finished first in YAIAA Division II at Honey Run Golf Course in York, with a total score of 336. Dover High School, York Suburban High School, Eastern York High School, and West York Area High School rounded out the top five teams in the competition.

Only two golfers in the tournament broke 80. Dover High School's Logan Snyder scored a 70 and took first place. Susquehannock's Kendel Abrams scored a 78, earning the second lowest score. The Warriors finished their championship season 42-0.

The YAIAA Team Championship took place at Briarwood East Golf Course in York. The Warriors earned second place with a score of 337. Abrams, Spencer Beran, Andrew Roberts, Greyson Daviau, Brody Cain, and Tucker Stoll represented Susquehannock in the competition. Abrams tied for fourth place overall with a score of 78.

Abrams, Beran and Roberts qualified to compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District III Golf Championship. The tournament took place from Oct. 4 to 7 at Briarwood Golf Course.


Athletes Inducted Into Hall Of Fame October 13, 2017

Tracey Lynch, Katie Lynch, Meredith Chura Maher, and Jeremy Hess were inducted into the Lampeter-Strasburg Hall of Fame during ceremonies at Lampeter-Strasburg's 61-6 win over Ephrata on Sept. 29.

Tracey Lynch, a member of the Class of 2005, was a member of the varsity softball, basketball, and cheerleading teams and earned 10 varsity letters. She helped lead the softball team to back-to-back winning seasons and the team's first district playoff appearances in program history in 2004 and 2005. Tracey became the first Division I female athlete from L-S, playing softball at Liberty University. She is currently coaching at NC Greensboro.

Katie Lynch, a member of the Class of 2009, was a member of the varsity softball, basketball, and cheerleading teams. She earned eight varsity letters, was named softball MVP in both 2008 and 2009, and earned softball All-Section honors for four consecutive years, 2006 to 2009, and All-State honors for three years, 2007 to 2009.

Meredith Chura Maher, a member of the Class of 2006, earned 11 varsity letters as a member of the cross-country, basketball, and track teams. She earned MVP in cross-county in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and competed in districts all three years. She also joined the 1,000 club in basketball with 1,079 total points.

Jeremy Hess, a member of the Class of 2001, was a member of the football, wrestling, and baseball teams. He served as captain of those teams in 2001 and was named MVP for baseball. Jeremy earned nine varsity letters and advanced as a four-time sectional qualifier, four-time district qualifier, and one-time state qualifier in wrestling. He was also named an LL League All Star in baseball in 2000 and First Team All Section as a shortstop in 2001.


Wrestling Program Sets Parent Night October 12, 2017

The Hempfield Youth Wrestling Program will hold Parent Night on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Hempfield High School, 200 Stanley Ave., Landisville.

There is a registration fee for the program, and registration is now completely online at Readers with questions may contact Shane Mack at 717-982-0174.


Alumni Field Hockey Game Held October 4, 2017

The Susquehannock High School field hockey team recently hosted an alumni field hockey game. The game included 15 alumni as well as current players.

Team members Lauren Schefter and Madison Bateman came up with the idea for the alumni field hockey game and organized the project. The game was open to Susquehannock field hockey alumni as well as current high school, middle school, and elementary school players.

Through admission sales and concessions, the event raised $385 for Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (K-PETS).


College Athlete Recognized September 29, 2017

Central Penn College has honored Kyle Stauffer of Elizabethtown as the male Athlete of the Month for September. Stauffer, a sophomore, plays soccer as both a forward and center attacking midfielder. Stauffer was nominated for the honor by men's soccer coach Doug Fisher,

In the first match of the season, away against Patrick Henry, he recorded a goal and two assists. Away against Penn State Schuylkill, Stauffer again found himself on the scoresheet to help the Knights win 6-5.

Stauffer attended and played soccer at Elizabethtown Area High School. At Central Penn College, he maintains a 2.89 GPA in the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program.


Field Hockey Team Raises Funds September 28, 2017

On Sept. 26, the Lampeter-Strasburg (L-S) field hockey team played a game to benefit the ALS Association.

The team played against Cocalico in a game where both teams purchased special warm-up shirts. Proceeds will go to the ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia chapter, including the team of Delaney Strong, which is named for the goalkeeper's aunt, who passed away from ALS in January.

This is the second year that L-S has played a game to benefit the ALS Association, which supports area patients and research to find a cure. The teams raised $728 for the cause.


Soccer League Plans Fundraiser September 28, 2017

For the first time, soccer teams from Conestoga Valley (CV) and the entire Lancaster-Lebanon League are joining forces to support cancer research. During the first week of October, all L-L League soccer games will be deemed Red Card Cancer games, and fans attending those games will have opportunities to donate to the cause.

The Red Card Cancer fundraising drive at CV began on Oct. 3 when CV boys' soccer took on Warwick at home. The event will continue when the girls' soccer team hosts McCaskey on Thursday, Oct. 5. The final Red Card Cancer CV home game will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, when the boys' team takes on Manheim Township. Attendees may place their donations in the Red Card Cancer donation buckets that will be located near the booster concession stand.

CV boys' soccer coach Dave Hartlaub organized the Red Card Cancer initiative for the past four seasons with the CV soccer programs, and this year, he decided to expand the initiative to the entire L-L Soccer League.

Proceeds from the campaign will benefit the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, which is working to transform cancer medicine to detect, manage and eradicate cancers before patients even know they have them.


Team To Hold Fundraiser September 27, 2017

Susquehannock High School's girls' volleyball team is raising money to increase breast cancer awareness through the team's Dig Pink Side-Out Foundation fundraising campaign. The team hosted a Southern York County School District luncheon and a car wash, and the team is selling Dig Pink T-shirts to raise money for the foundation. The team will host a Dig Pink volleyball game against Kennard-Dale High School on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. at Susquehannock High School, 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock.

The team has raised more than $1,835 so far during various fundraisers. The group will continue to sell the Dig Pink T-shirts until the volleyball game on Oct. 10 to add to its fundraising total.

The Side-Out Foundation's Dig Pink initiative encourages high schools and colleges across the nation to raise funds at their matches in October. The foundation supports health care professionals in their pursuit of practical solutions for women and men who are diagnosed with breast cancer, enabling them to regain control of their lives.

For more information or to order a T-shirt, readers may contact Darla Pennewill at


Bingo To Benefit Soccer Team September 27, 2017

The Garden Spot Boys' Soccer Booster Club will hold its second annual bingo fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 15, at New Holland Fire Hall, 339 E. Main St., New Holland. Doors will open at 3 p.m., and games will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Bingo prizes will be name-brand handbags. Additionally, there will be food and door prizes, with items donated by many local businesses.

Tickets are available for a fee, which will be discounted in advance and full price at the door. For more information, readers may contact booster club president Angela Bowman at 717-445-4478 or


CHS Alumni To Join Athletic Hall Of Fame September 14, 2017

The Columbia High School (CHS) Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three new members on Friday, Sept. 22, during the Crimson Tide's Section 3 opener home football game against Donegal. The school is located at 901 Ironville Pike, Columbia.

In addition to the induction ceremony honoring three former CHS athletes, the program will be dedicated to former Crimson Tide student-athlete Ronnie Smith, who recently passed away. Smith was a four-time state track champion.

The event will start with a social in the CHS cafeteria beginning at 5 p.m., which will include an informal induction of the inductees. Before attendees go to the football field for the game, the CHS Athletic Hall of Fame Wall of Fame will be unveiled in the lobby of the Elmer Kreiser Gym at 6:30 p.m.

The Wall of Fame will feature plaques of former inductees into the Hall of Fame. A fundraising effort to purchase the plaques for the inductees was spearheaded by former CHS coach, athletic director, teacher and assistant principal Steve Wisler.

The actual induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the football game.

The CHS Class of 2017 consists of Dennis Bachman, Class of 1962; Thomas Smith, Class of 1964; and Michael Seibert, Class of 2008. Also to be honored are members of the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 who were unable to be inducted a year ago because the induction night football game was canceled. Those inductees are Jim Leddy, Kelly McCarty Brommer, Renee Groft Aston, Dave Mountz, the late Andy Swingler and the 1956 boys' basketball team.

Bachman was a three-year letterman in football and a member of the 1960 Conference of Roses co-championship team, which finished with an 8-2 record. He won the 1961 Offensive Lineman Award and was Defensive Player of the Year, averaging 16.7 tackles a game. That year, he had 167 tackles for the year with a season-high of 27 tackles against Elizabethtown.

He participated in the Wheatland Sertoma All-Star game and served as captain of the 1962 wrestling team and had a record of 8-4-2.

Bachman was voted Best Linebacker in 1998 for the 100th anniversary of CHS football and served as an assistant coach for the 2011 CHS football team that won the District Three Class A championship.

Smith is a five-time varsity letter winner, three times in track and two in basketball. He was captain of the 1963-64 basketball team and 1964 track tram. The 1963 Crimson Tide basketball team won the county championship. Smith was a member of the CHS basketball team that went to the District Three finals in 1962-63 and 1963-64.

Smith was a member of the 1963 mile relay team that won a state title and a gold medal at the Penn Relays. Smith was also a member of the 1962, 1963, and 1964 mile relay team that won the county championship and also won the mile relay at the Hanover and Shippensburg relays.

Seibert was a two-time captain of the football and basketball teams and also was captain of the baseball team in 2008. He received an Honorable Mention All-State in football, was honored three times as the Quarterback Club's Player of the Week, and twice was selected as Player of the Week by a local newspaper.

In basketball, he was an All-Section, All-League and All-State selection, as well as a First Team All-District selection in 2008. He also received the Danny Monk Memorial Award.

In baseball, Seibert was a First Team All-League selection in 2007 and 2008.

The public is invited to attend the social as well as the Wall of Fame unveiling and the halftime induction ceremony.

Jim Smith is chairman of the Hall of Fame committee. Other members are Karen Kuhn, Jeff Deascenti, Mark Wisler, Jack Yohe, Donald Arndt, Brandi Gambler, Mike Burke, Abby Smith, Charles Reinhart and Barry Ford.


Elementary Basketball Signups Posted September 14, 2017

The Manheim Central elementary basketball program will hold signups on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at H.C. Burgard Elementary School, 111 S. Penn St., Manheim, in the cafeteria. All third- through sixth-grade boys and girls in Manheim Central School District are invited to participate.

For more information, email Jason Bosch at


Athletic Hall Of Fame Honorees Named September 13, 2017

The Conestoga Valley (CV) Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome five new members on Friday, Sept. 22. The Class of 2017 will consists of Nick Beisker, Robert Harker, David Hornberger, Doug Myer, and Harry "Kip" Zechman. The new inductees will be honored in a ceremony in the high school auditorium beginning at 4:30 p.m. and then introduced to the CV community at halftime of the football game.

Beisker is a 1998 graduate who earned six varsity letters in the sports of basketball and football. During his senior year, he was co-captain of the football team. In 1997, he was selected to play in the War of Roses Game and was named to the Section II Second team as a defensive back and wide receiver. Also during his senior year, Beisker was named co-captain of the Bucks basketball team. At the end of his senior season, he was selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon First All-Star team and received CV's Most Valuable Player Award for the second year. After high school, Beisker continued his athletic career at East Stroudsburg, where he earned three varsity letters in football, led the team in interceptions, was named to the PSAC's First Team as a defensive back, received the ESU Redshirt Award, and ended his collegiate career by being named a Verizon Academic All-American.

Harker was a coach and math teacher at CV from 1968 to 2003. While he served as the head junior high football coach, his teams recorded four undefeated seasons and five section titles. When he was the Bucks head junior high basketball coach, his team claimed seven section titles. Harker had a winning percentage of .805 and an overall record of 128-31. Harker also assisted with the junior high wrestling program, the track team, and the baseball team.

Hornberger is a 1982 graduate who earned seven varsity letters in the sports of football, track, baseball, and volleyball. As CV's quarterback, Hornberger set eight school records during his senior year and helped CV win a section title. He accumulated a career 3,847 total yards on offense, completed 60 percent of his passes, had the least interceptions of a quarterback in a three-year span, recorded 260 passing yards in a half, kicked seven extra points in a single game and 34 extra points in a season, and was named Player of Week by the Lancaster-Lebanon League six times. Hornberger's other gridiron honors include being named senior co-captain, being selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star team as a quarterback two years in a row, receiving the Bill Frantz Award for best back in Section II, and receiving Lancaster-Lebanon's Player of the Year Award. As a member of CV's track team, Hornberger placed second in the shot put and discus throw in the Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet, which qualified him for District III competition. After graduating high school, Hornberger attended Juniata College, where he earned seven varsity letters in football and track. His collegiate honors include being named to the MAC and ECAC conferences's First Team and receiving Division III All-American honors. To cap his senior year at Juniata, Hornberger received the Founder's Award, which is given to a student-athlete who excels in academics and athletics and demonstrates strong leadership skills.

Myer is a 1993 graduate who earned five varsity letters in the sports of football, wrestling, and track. In 1990, his performance on the football field earned him recognition as CV's Special Teams Player of the Year, and he was named a Lancaster-Lebanon Section II All Star as a defensive end. In 1991, he was again honored by the Lancaster-Lebanon League, being selected to the Section II All-Star Team. The UPI named Myer to its First Team as an All-State defensive end, and his teammates elected him their Defensive Player of the Year. In 1992 as a Bucks captain, Myer set six school records as a defensive player. His postseason honors included being named Lineman of the Year, being selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon Section II All-Star Team as a defensive end and tight end, and being named Defensive Player of the Year in Section II. At the conclusion of his senior year, Myer received CV's Outstanding Male Athlete Award.

Zechman is a 2009 graduate who earned eight varsity letters in the sports of soccer and tennis.

Zechman was co-captain of the Bucks soccer team in his junior and senior years. In 2008, his efforts on the pitch helped CV win a Section 2 Championship. Zechman was CV's all-time leader in assists; had the most assists in a season; is third on the all-time goals list; was selected a Lancaster-Lebanon All-Star in 2006, 2007, and 2008; was elected to the All-League team in 2008; and capped his senior year by being named Section 2 Player of the Year. In 2009, Zechman received CV's Outstanding Male Athletic Award. After graduation, he attended Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where he received an athletic and academic scholarship to play soccer and study chemistry. While at VMI, he was a four-year starter, was named team captain in his senior year, and finished his career as a Keydete fourth in assists and seventh for overall goal points.


Field Hockey Clinics Planned September 7, 2017

The Manheim Central High School girls' field hockey team will host youth development clinics on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the field at Doe Run Elementary School, 281 Doe Run Road, Manheim, and Thursday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the stadium at the high school, 400 Adele Ave., Manheim.

There will be a youth game at halftime during the Manheim Central game against Garden Spot on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.

The cost includes a Manheim Central field hockey T-shirt. All players should bring equipment, though some will be available to borrow if needed. Mouthguards will not be provided, and players should bring their own.

For more information and guidance on selecting equipment, email


CV Soccer Alumni Game Supports Scholarship August 31, 2017

Gearing up for a new season, the Conestoga Valley (CV) boys' soccer team dedicated an evening of friendly competition to honor past players and promote the future of its young athletes. On Aug. 26, head coach Dave Hartlaub organized and hosted the annual Buckskin alumni game, an event he has been heading up since 2002.

Kicking off the event at 6 p.m., Buckskin alumni were invited to take the field to reminisce on days gone by. Eighteen alumni, along with their families and friends, traveled from around the state, some coming from as far as New York, to take part in the good-natured contest. This year, the alumnus holding the distinction of oldest participant was a graduate of the Class of 1990.

"We had another successful alumni game this weekend," said Hartlaub, who has held the position of head coach at CV since 2000. "It is a great night of CV soccer, and we have loved the tradition for many years."

The evening's festivities also benefited an important cause as proceeds generated through the event supported the DiGamberdini/Papadopoulos Memorial Scholarship. The soccer scholarship was established in 2003 to honor the memory of two previous contributors to the Buckskin team, and since that time the memorial has been assisting Buckskin players as they pursue higher education.

Accompanying the athletic itinerary, a dinner was sponsored by the booster club. After the alumni had their fill of field time, the current Buckskin squad took a turn displaying its talents in a customary match that divided the players into teams led by the assistant and junior varsity coaches, with this year's friendly rivalry tipping 2-1 in favor of assistant coach Mike Seigfried's team.


Mules Sit Fourth In Section Two Golf August 25, 2017

Three matches into the 2017 season, Solanco's golfers sit in fourth place overall (11-7) behind undefeated Cocalico (18-0), Lampeter-Strasburg (13-5), and Manheim Central (12-6).

On Aug. 24 at Iron Valley, Jon Rush continued to lead the Mules in scoring with the second-lowest score of the day, just two strokes off Cocalico's leader, Nolan Hesko (75). Rush was the low man of the day in the Mules' first two outings, carding a 74 at Foxchase Golf Course and a 76 at the Par Line Course in Elizabethtown. The senior, averaging 75.67 to date, captured the Section Two scoring title last year.

"Jonathan is back to where he left off last year," said head coach Greg Minnich. "We dropped a one-point match to Manheim Central in the opener, which was disappointing. Then at Par Line we finished in front of them. I think we will battle them all year for third place," he continued. "Cocalico and L-S are very solid and should lead the section."

At Iron Valley, the Mules finished third overall with a 358 and followed Cocalico (332) and Manheim Central (348) but upended the Pioneers (367). Backing Rush was Tim Schmitt (90), Reid Balliet (95), and Evan Wagoner (96).

Rush, Schmitt, and Balliet contributed to a 28-14 record last year, which was good for third place. Joining them this season will be Wagoner, Isaac Nadu, Sheldon Peiffer, Jessie Spangler, and Eric Bowman.


Run/Walk Event To Support Scholarships August 3, 2017

Solanco cross-country teams will kick off the 2017 season on Saturday, Aug. 19, when they face off against Octorara and Oxford. The run at Solanco High School, 585 Solanco Road, Quarryville, will benefit the Coach Art Harrington Cross-Country and Track Scholarship and the Coach Lee Rhodes Cross-Country Scholarship.

The two-mile race/walk will begin at 5 p.m. with the boys' varsity scrimmage. The varsity girls will race at 5:30 p.m., with the alumni, family and friends race/walk beginning 6 p.m. Joggers and walkers are welcome to participate in the alumni, family and friends event. Preregistration is encouraged. The alumni, team, family and friends picnic will follow.

For more information, readers may visit or contact Coach Ausel at


Yoder Earns All-American Designation August 3, 2017

Solanco's Alana Yoder recently turned in two All-American track and field performances. Yoder, who will be a sophomore this fall, finished second in the 15 to 16 age division of the 800 meter run with a time of 2:17.78 at the USAFT Junior Olympic Nationals in Kansas on July 29. One day later, she clocked a 4:50.82 in the 1500-meter run and settled for eighth place overall. Fifty-one girls from across the country competed in each event. The top eight places are considered All-American performances.

Last year Yoder finished seventh in the nation in the 800 and did not run the 1500. She qualified for the national meet after winning the mid-Atlantic championship at Widener University in June and then, early in July, she won the regional championship held in Brockport, N.Y.


Hall Of Fame Nominees Sought August 2, 2017

The Lincoln University Athletics Department is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame Class.

Nominees must have served the university as an athlete, coach, or through meritorious service. Meritorious service is designated for those individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and well-being of student-athletes, the Department of Athletics, Lincoln University and the community.

Student-athletes must be out of competition for at least five years in order to be eligible, while a coach must have served as a head coach for a minimum of five years. The deadline to submit an application is Saturday, Aug. 19.

Nominations may be submitted at More information about Lincoln's Athletic Hall of Fame is available at


Abrams Takes Part In Golf Academy July 26, 2017

Susquehannock golfer Kendel Abrams recently participated in the John Deere Drive Your Future Academy in Atlanta through The First Tee of Greater Baltimore.

The Drive Your Future Academy is a new all-girls' program that focuses on leadership development, volunteerism, teamwork, and the value of being active in golf. A total of 24 girls were selected from across the United States to participate in this year's academy. To be chosen to participate, athletes were required to submit an essay and an activities list as well as a First Tee chapter letter of recommendation.

Abrams said one of the biggest lessons she learned during the program was to be adaptable. Her favorite part was teaching residents at an Atlanta retirement home how to play golf.

The program also motivated Abrams to help girls through her own nonprofit organization. She noted that she has been inspired to teach girls the fundamentals of golf, the benefits of networking, and the importance of scholarships and internships as they further their education.

Abrams is a starter on Susquehannock's varsity golf team and a 2016 GameTime Pennsylvania Golf All-Star. In 2016, she placed sixth during the District 3 Class 3A championships and finished second at the YAIAA individual championships.


Farwell Earns First Place In National Bowling Championship June 30, 2017

The members of the Elizabethtown Area High School (EAHS) girls' bowling team have been bowling nearly nonstop since preseason practices began in October, and all of that hard work and commitment paid off at the 2017 United States High School Bowling National Championship on June 24 and 25 in Smyrna, Tenn.

Led by coach Frank Telenko Jr., teammates Elizabeth Vuxta, Olivia Farwell, Bryanna Young, Nicole Lee, Katelyn Garman, and Abigail Chaffins spent the weekend competing against 30 high school bowling teams from throughout the country. A series of regular games and baker games whittled things down to the top eight teams, with EAHS in sixth place. The team played another three baker games and ultimately finished in seventh place for the team competition.

In the singles tournament, 230 girls participated in the qualifying round. Olivia took second place, and Telenko said that through another series of regular and baker games, the playing field went down to 115 girls, then 55, 28, 14, eight, and the final four.

Mary Orf, of O'Fallon High School in O'Fallon, Ill., earned an automatic bye into the two-player championship round since she was in first place for the final four, and Olivia shot a 245 to win against the other two girls and earn her spot in the championship round. In the final match, Olivia scored 235 to beat Mary's 211 and claim the title of 2017 Girls' National Champion.

"I was there until 3 a.m.," Olivia said. "All of my teammates were there watching, so doing it for them kept me motivated and awake."

Olivia, the daughter of EJ and Lisa Farwell of Elizabethtown, said she has been bowling with her family since as soon as she started walking. Practice is the key to success, she said, adding, "I like the person I am when I bowl. I'm more focused and patient."

In addition to the national championship, Olivia earned the district, regional, and state titles this year as a senior. As a team, EAHS claimed the regional and sectional titles for the 2016-17 season.

According to Telenko, this was the second year for the national high school bowling competition. The local team held fundraisers to make the trip more affordable, and Telenko noted that the Elizabethtown community stepped up to offer generous support through donations as well. "One lady I bowl with came to me and said, 'I'd like to sponsor two of your girls (to go to nationals),'" Telenko recalled.

The players had a blast supporting one another all season long and especially during their memorable weekend in Smyrna. They credit their coach, whom they affectionately call "T," with a lot of their success. "T is always right," said Nicole.

"T wears the same outfit whenever we win at a tournament," Bryanna noted. Telenko admitted that he does indeed get superstitious about winning and does not want to risk switching outfits in case it could affect future wins.

Telenko, who teaches math at EAHS, has coached the coed EAHS bowling team since it was established in 2005. The team is coed during the regular season; however, depending on the number of players each year, the team often splits into boys' and girls' divisions for postseason competition.

The team will lead its second annual bowling training camp on Monday to Friday, July 10 to 14, at Clearview Lanes, 1990 W. Main St., Mount Joy. The program is open to students entering grades four through nine and will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. each day. There is a cost, and interested individuals may register by contacting Telenko at 717-475-7473 or

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