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BY JEFF FALK Counselors agree that ‘keeping score’ could be a sign of dysfunction...


BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s always tricky sledding when one attempts to single...

  •  BY JEFF FALK NEFFSVILLE – They all hurt. Some more than others. And the ones that hurt the worst have the power to make us stronger. Because kids are resilient. But what was especially distressing about this one for the Lebanon boys’ basketball team was that it afforded it a glimpse of how it might [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK NEFFSVILLE – Not sure if anyone associated with the current edition of the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team is familiar with names like Ernie Firestone, Carla Munnion, Jen Nelson, Alyse Hoover or Aubrey Dellinger, or if they even care. But whether they know it or not, what these Falcons are accomplishing puts [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Next man up! Dante Vargas didn’t do anything special last night. He just took his turn. It’s what teammates do. It’s what teams do. It’s what champions do. On Wednesday night at Cedar Crest High School, Vargas and Lebanon showed exactly what kind of a boys’ basketball team they are, [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – If you’ve got a great team over there, and I’ve got a great team over here, don’t we have to play? Especially, if we’re not all that far away. To be the best, you want to play the best – you want to beat the best. But it goes beyond [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I told the guys, ‘It’s going to hurt,. You put in a certain amount of time and energy, and you’re just two points short. You’ve got to let it hurt. You’ve got to see it as making you stronger. There’s no consolation. We don’t have moral victories. We lost the game. “

    - Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Coach Tim Speraw
  • “We’re 25-0, that says a lot about us. Coach says no one’s been 25-0. We care because we want to go down as the best team in (school) history. It’s always nice to be remembered.”  

    - Cedar Crest Junior Guard Rachel Witherite
  • “It just takes one person to step up and do his job. We have a lot of guys who can do a lot of things. If I’m not playing well, Shaaky is playing well. And if Shaaky’s not playing, I’m playing well. But the most important thing for our shooters is Khalique, because he draws

    - Lebanon Senior Guard Dante Vargas

Game Time ››


  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – From the outside looking in it may appear that somewhere along the way that the Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team gained a leader. But from within the parameters and confines of the team, the...

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – A point guard. And a post player. Miss Inside. And Miss Outside. For as much as Ariel Jones and Alyssa Austin are linked to Cedar Crest girls’ basketball, they will always be linked...

  •  BY JEFF FALK Eleven Mid-Penn division championships. Eleven District Three titles. Five state final four appearances. Two PIAA crowns. The Palmyra field hockey program has certainly enjoyed more than its share of success over the years. But the Cougars’...

  • BY JEFF FALK RED LION – No matter how many times a coach addresses his team during a season, the last one is always the most difficult. Jesse Shay pulled his off last night with a certain heart-felt flair,...

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