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BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Basketball in Lebanon? For Sweep The Streets it’s a...

BY JEFF FALK PHILADELPHIA – He possesses the background – the blood lines –...

BY JEFF FALK It exhibited most of the traits of all the great success...

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – Preseason camps afford us an opportunity to take a step back, take stock of an athletic program and honestly assess exactly how it’s doing. So can we cast some judgments upon the Cedar Crest football program’s current progress or is three years too small of a sample size? The [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Following two highly successful campaigns, the Northern Lebanon football program took a step back last season. So was it an aberration, or the beginning of a downward trend? It is a question that only the Vikings’ class of 2018 will get a chance to answer. There is some pressure on [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Youth is curious. Youth is enthusiastic. Youth is innocent. Youth is trusting. Youth is energetic. Youth wants to be accepted. Youth is creative. Youth isn’t afraid to make mistakes. Youth is resilient. Youth is our future. And this year for the Elco football program, youth will be served. As we [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – The smaller the school, the more cyclical the athletic programs. So how does Annville-Cleona, the smallest football program in Lebanon County, combat inevitable downturns? Participation. Pro-active coaching. Peer leadership. Tradition. And community pride. The 50th football season for the Little Dutchmen should be an intriguing one, to say the least. [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “I think the program has made huge strides in four years. We are a team in our section that I don’t think anyone is looking past. We are not the team to beat. But we’re capable of beating anyone, and I think everyone knows that. We are in the mix.”

    - Cedar Crest Coach Rob Wildasin
  • “Once we get into competition, I’ll know what I’m looking at. I think we have an opportunity to be very, very good. Even though we had to rebuild from 2014 and 2015, we weren’t horrible last year. We beat the section champs at their place. We’re right there. Depth is a concern, but we have

    - Northern Lebanon Coach Roy Wall
  • “That just shows how young we are. They can expedite the process by watching film, taking on responsibility and practicing at game speed. I’ll go as fast as they can pick it up. I’m pleased with the effort we’re getting in practice. I’m pleased with the kids who are competing for reps.”

    - Elco Coach Bob Miller

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • Five Days in June

    60 days ago
    Five Days in June

    BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF HOUSTON ASTROS The coffee was a little less bitter. The air was just a little more clearer. That old spring in the step had somehow returned. Life was just a little better. Lebanon...

  • BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARMING CREEK FARM ROBESONIA – They say a dog is a man’s best friend. But when it comes to sports and competition, over the years no animal has had a closer relationship with...

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – For Jared Odrick, football, acting and performing have always been linked and intertwined. An extroverted people person by nature,  Odrick moves gracefully in the spotlight, is at home among crowds of strangers, and is...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Jared Odrick may or may not play professional football ever again. Not even he knows for sure – and that’s OK. Part of you should be sad for him. Part of...

The Final Say ››

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