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Evan Horn didn’t really do all that much last week. Maybe started preparing for playing football at New Hampshire University in the fall.

But Horn is being honored as Athlete of the Week anyway, for his career achievements at Cedar Crest High School. And what a career it was.

Horn’s spectacular athletic career as a Falcon recently came to an end on a long jump runway inside Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium, during the preliminary round of the PIAA Track and Field Championships’ Class AAA competition, Probably not the way he envisioned it. But Horn was never one to dwell on the end of his scholastic career, or over think things, anyway.

In four short years, with the help of the Falcons’ coaching staff, Horn transformed himself into a state-level track-and-field athlete, in both the long jump and the javelin.

On the basketball floor, Horn helped transform an also-ran Cedar Crest boys’ program into a District Three Class AAAA power and a two-time Lancaster-Lebanon League champion. When the ultra-competitive Horn was on the floor, the Falcons were something special to behold.

sportsbuzzIn football, Horn also helped lead a Falcon resurgence. Last season, Horn’s Falcons qualified for the District Three Class AAAA postseason for the first time in more than 20 years.

Because of his accomplishments, Horn has been nominated as one of the finalists for the ‘Pop’ Kelchner award, given annually by the Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for athletic excellence locally.

To say he will be missed in South Lebanon, well that would be a gross understatement.

– Jeff Falk

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