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BY JEFF FALK QUENTIN – Success hasn’t spoiled Derek Fisher. In fact, it has...

BY JEFF FALK LEWISBURG – One should never rain on another’s parade, squash someone...

BY JEFF FALK Palmyra’s overall athletic program is among the finest – if not...

  •  BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – Pressuring balls, contesting shots. Getting in passing lanes, boxing out. Moving feet, helping teammates. The Palmyra girls’ basketball team fully understands the importance of playing defense throughout – and especially at the beginning of games, and halves. On Tuesday night, the Cougars used a pair of devastating defensive runs to [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It was a competitive game. It was an interesting game. It was an intense game. It was vintage Cedar Crest-Lebanon. But it wasn’t one for the purists. On Saturday night at Lebanon High School, Cedar Crest captured the championship of the Cedars’ annual tip-off tournament by knocking off the host [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Elco was happy, but not satisfied. It wasn’t exactly a swagger, but there was a noticeable spring in the Raiders’ step. It was a leap forward in what will be a season-long process. On Saturday evening, in the consolation contest of the Lebanon Booster Club Tip-Off Tournament, the youthful Raiders [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s more than just a little bit ritualistic. Every year the Cedar faithful turn out for the tip-off tournament for their first assessment of the latest edition of the Lebanon boys’ basketball team – how they play, how much individual talent they have, how they stack up to memorable teams [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “Every night is important. Every game is important. We’ve got four of them this week. We prepare for each game equally. On to Hempfield. I’m happy to win, but I don’t want to read too much into it.”  

    - Palmyra Girls’ Basketball Coach Mary Manlove
  • “I can’t find fault with the effort. It was definitely there. We talked about it, and things were better. We’re still searching for which lineups work best, which combinations have the best chemistry. I think we found something with our defense. We put some pressure on the ball, and we were a lot better with

    - Elco Boys’ Basketball Coach Brad Conners
  • “It was a fun game. It was a game for the fans. But it wasn’t a good game. As far as execution goes, we didn’t play well. A win’s a win. I’m happy with it. It’s one to grow on. We’ll get better. A win at Lebanon, we’ll take it.”

    - Cedar Crest Boys’ Basketball Coach Tom Smith

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Basketball in Lebanon? For Sweep The Streets it’s a front, a hook, a vehicle. On the surface, Sweep The Streets is a very positive community event. Not only does it get kids – young...

  • BY JEFF FALK PHILADELPHIA – He possesses the background – the blood lines – if you will. He possesses experience from the other end, as a player. He possesses the people skills, the communication skills. And he continues to...

  • BY JEFF FALK It exhibited most of the traits of all the great success stories. It was rooted in failure. It took on a life of its own. And it displayed heavy overtones of self-actualization. But ultimately, it became...

  • BY JEFF FALK PHILADELPHIA – Not sure if Derek Fisher has arrived officially – if he’s ‘made it’, just yet. But he is living the dream. And it’s not just his dream, it’s also everyone’s who’s grown up around...

The Final Say ››

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