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 BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – There is a struggle going on in our society...

 BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – Is Mac Plummer a soccer player playing football? Or...

 BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – Adam and Andrew Long aren’t multi-sport athletes. They’re balanced,...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PALMYRA – The psyche of maturing student-athletes is fascinating.  For instance, can insecurities lead to over confidence? Perhaps.  What we know is that the correct level of confidence can produce consistency.  On a rainy Saturday morning at the In The Net Sports Complex, the Palmyra girls’ soccer team’s confidence did not meet […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  FREDERICKSBRG – Everybody wants to win. Everybody wants to compete. Everybody wants to lead with their best foot.  But if you’re opponent is going to get better, then you better make darn sure you’re getting better too.  On a warm Friday night at Fred Gahres Stadium, Annville-Cleona bested Northern Lebanon 49-20 in […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – Annville-Cleona has methodically, systematically constructed a strong field hockey program. The Little Dutchmen are consistent contenders, they have high expectations and they feature a seemingly revolving door of talented players.  But do you know what the Little Dutchmen are also good at? Prevailing when they aren’t necessarily at their best. […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  MYERSTOWN – It’s way too early to draw conclusions, so we won’t read too much into this.  But over the last few falls, there has existed this informal round-robin field hockey tournament involving Northern Lebanon, Elco and Annville-Cleona. And not only has the winner earned a degree of local bragging rights, more […]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I’m not pleased with our progress. We are not paying enough attention to details. We do not have the attention it takes to win a section. It’s got to get better. We’re still not playing for us. Tonight was better. We were playing more for each other.”

    – Annville-Cleona Football Coach Matt Gingrich
  •   “When we have games like this, the goal becomes to bounce back. We talk about the ‘next play’ mentality. They were feeling over-confident. Coming into today, they felt like they were on top of the world.  The girls are excited about where they’re at, but they want more. We really wanted this win today.”

    – Palmyra Girls’ Soccer Coach Tim Grinstead
  • “We’re getting there. You’re definitely starting to see girls coming up. This freshman class came from the year we started the youth league. Our junior high program is getting better and our numbers are getting bigger. We’d love to have a tradition like Palmyra’s or Hershey’s. Teams know who you are.

    – Annville-Cleona Field Hockey Coach Carrie Gingrich

Game Time ››


  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS SUBMITTED  Charlie Middleton didn’t seek the spotlight. But that doesn’t mean he didn’t like people.  Or that he wasn’t a good coach. Or that he didn’t touch lives. Or that he didn’t make an impact....

  •  BY JEFF FALK  COLLEGE PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY   He didn’t always have one, but at some point Khalique Washington developed a plan. It was calculated, well thought out and realistic.  Yeah, there was some execution required. ...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS SUBMITTED  Sometimes we pick a path in life, and sometimes a path picks us. Just like some people are born to greatness, and some people have greatness thrust upon them.  Joshua Aguirre is perfectly suited...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  SOME PHOTOS SUBMITTED  PALMYRA – Teams are more than just a collection of individuals. To reap success, members must work together, foster chemistry and be accountable to one another.  But it sure doesn’t hurt when the...

The Final Say ››