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BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – No, winning isn’t everything. But associating oneself with winning...

  • BY JEFF FALK NEFFSVILLE – Would you rather play well and lose, or play poorly and win? Now what if a championship is on the line? It really all depends if you derive enjoyment from within, or if you’re stimulated by outside sources. On Thursday night at Manheim Township High School, the Cedar Crest boys’ [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK LITITZ – Four seasons. Four straight trips to the Lancaster-Lebanon League championship game. Each has come with a different group of players. Each has been its own separate journey. Each has unfolded in its own special way. But if there’s been one common denominator for the Cedar Crest boys’ basketball team, it’s [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK LITITZ – There is one universal truth about the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team: The Falcons need either Ariel Jones or Alyssa Austin on the floor, at all times. Cedar Crest isn’t Cedar Crest, without A.A. and Ariel. On Wednesday night at Warwick High School, during the semifinals of the Lancaster-Lebanon League [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Basketball is a game of runs, ebbs and flows, of momentum. But if a team doesn’t blink, never backs down and refuses to waver, well, that team becomes very difficult to beat. The Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team plays every game like it’s its last. On Monday night, in the [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I don’t think it was our best game, but we played well. It was the best game we played against McCaskey. It’s something to build on. We never like to lose. But at the end of the day, we grew up today We got better.”

    - Cedar Crest Boys’ Basketball Coach Tom Smith
  • “The fouls hurt. But I’m not going to complain about the fouls. It was tough with our two best players on the bench. What are you going to do? I wasn’t happy.”

    - Cedar Crest Girls’ Basketball Coach Jim Donmoyer
  • “The goal was Manheim Township. I’m trying, with every ounce I can muster, not to think about anything. We’re in the playoffs and that’s awesome. We think we can win it. You never know. We’d love to find ourselves in a game they call ‘championship’.”

    - Northern Lebanon Girls’ Basketball Coach Ken Battistelli

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  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Sports are a great many things to a great many people. That’s what gives them their charm, their universal appeal. Sports are therapeutic, they have the power to heal. Sports are social and relationship...

  • (Editor’s Note: This piece on Cedar Lanes first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz on April 22, 2014. After months of rumors, it was recently announced that Cedar Lanes will close in May of 2016.)  BY JEFF FALK LEBANON –...

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Sometimes life and sports intersect and interact. A person’s evolution as an athlete cane be directly traced to his or her maturation as a person. But for Jared Harnish, things are a little different....

  •  (Editor’s Note: This piece first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz on Nov. 14, 2014. Kiely Chaklos and the Lebanon Valley College women’s basketball team open their season 2015-16 season on Saturday.) BY JEFF FALK COVER PHOTO FROM BLUE CARDINAL...

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