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(Editor’s Note: This feature story on the Lancaster Barnstormers first appeared on Lebanon Sports...

BY JEFF FALK Matt Knox has a background in sports, but he has roots...

(Editor’s Note: This piece on Keith Evans and Lebanon Valley College baseball first appeared...

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Sometimes you have to fail before you can succeed. Sometimes you have to stumble before you can walk the walk. Sometimes  you have to take your lumps before you can score a knockout. Tyler Massar is the newest Lebanon County amateur champion. Good for him! But do you know who [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – If the 60th annual Lebanon County Amateur golf tournament was a horse race, a talented field consisting of varying experience levels and pedigrees would be bunched at the top of the stretch. Currently, John DiGiacomo has a nose in front. But as the competitors head for home, it should be [...]

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is the second installment of a summer long series examining Lebanon County’s community pools, which first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2015.) BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Everybody knows it can tone muscles, burn calories and improve one’s cardio. But did you also know that it can lower cholesterol, loosen [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – It wasn’t easy. But it really was needed. Fredericksburg certainly isn’t going to ‘balk’ about the result. On a warm Thursday evening at Annville-Cleona High School, Fredericksburg used a balk to score the winning run in the top of the eighth inning and shade Annville 6-5, in an edge-of-your-seat, back-and-forth [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “Last year at a tournament I was playing with Dan Brown and he told me, ‘You had a chance to win, but you have to be agressive. ‘That stuck with me. I’ve been aggressive since then. I’ve learned how to win. But first I had to lose. I always have confidence at Blue Mountain.”  

    - County Amateur Golf Champion Tyler Massar
  • “The history of this event is cool, but I feel like I’ve done it before. I don’t feel like I have to do it again. There’s no pressure. If I didn’t have the title, I’d feel differently. I guess it would make me feel like I was as good as I was in high school.”

    - County Amateur First-Round Leader John DiGiacomo
  • “Heck yeah we’ll take it. But it was stressful. We got through it. We are playing a little better. The last four games have been a little better. It was a roller coaster. If I had finger nails, I would’ve chewed them.”  

    - Fredericksburg Manager Tim Schaeffer

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • (Editor’s Note: This feature on Gingrich Memorial Pool pool first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2015. It was announced recently that the pool will not open for the 2018 swimming season.) BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s easy-on-the-wallet...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Linda Reich (nee Fick) is a native of Lebanon and a graduate of Cedar Crest High School. Her husband, who just happens to be a football coach, is also from Lebanon...

  • (Editor’s Note: This story on the Lebanon Catholic baseball program first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in April of 2016. This week, the LCS administration decided to temporarily suspend its varsity baseball program in favor of a junior-varsity-only schedule.)...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS It’s been a unique, spiritual and sometimes surreal journey for Frank Reich. One that originated in Lebanon and that now has landed him in Indianapolis – with stops in Maryland, Buffalo,...

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