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BY JEFF FALK LEHIGHTON – Justin Nicarry made a wish upon a star. But...

BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – Evan Horn’s headed down a path. It’s a...

  •  BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY Mark Pyles doesn’t really want to hear anything about being ahead of schedule. Such rhetoric suggests limitations, preconceived notions and time constraints. All of which are the furthest things from what Pyles stands for. By most people’s standards, Pyles is ahead of schedule. Not only is he [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – There’s this unspoken belief in athletics that claims a group of athletes will perform better if they’re more motivated. Now, not sure that this claim has any real validity, but the Lebanon Valley College football team sure did make an argument for it. With its preseason goals at stake on [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – The Elco and Annville-Cleona football teams created an instant memory last night. It’s one that the Raiders will always remember. And one the Little Dutchmen won’t ever be able to forget. Quarterback Jeff Martin’s 14-yard strike to Andrew Olson, just inside the right pylon of the end zone – on [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK If I called you a ‘beast’, you might be taken aback, insulted or hurt. Call Matt Vines a ‘beast’, and it puts a huge smile on his face. Vines is a beast in the most figurative sense of the word. But off the gridiron, Vines is the furthest thing from the most [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “On a college football team, there is a sense of seniority. But no matter what age you are, you can be a leader. People respect hard work. I just need to be a little more vocal. I don’t think it matters about age. I speak up as much as I always have.”  

    - Bucknell University Linebacker Mark Pyles
  • “It was a pivotal game for both teams. We can build on what we did. It’s a great one to win, and a tough one to lose. We fought the whole way. We never quit. We made big plays to win the game.”

    - Lebanon Valley Football Coach Jim Monos
  • “One of the kids I have in history class asked me what our record was, and I  said ’1-0′. Now we’re 2-0. That 0-3 was a lack of character. It was a case of not being men off the field and not being football players on it. They’re coming together.”

    - Elco Football Coach Bob Miller

Game Time ››


  • BY JEFF FALK So what happens when a very good golfer gets on a roll, catches fire and then his stars align? He goes low, a course yields to his will and history is made. I think what intrigues...

  • BY JEFF FALK The tragic death of fast-pitch softball, at one time one of Lebanon County’s greatest summer time activities, has been well documented. And recently the struggles of local legion baseball – not to mention teener-aged ball –...

  • BY JEFF FALK They have become as much a part of the game as uniforms, bats and gloves. They’re also an oral fixation, a pastime within America’s Pastime and a healthy alternative. And they’re delicious. They’re sunflower seeds. Or...

  • BY JEFF FALK LICKDALE – Did you know that Pennsylvania’s park system is regarded as one of the finest in the country? But here’s the real beauty of it, no matter where one goes in the state, he or...

The Final Say ››

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