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BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS BY KYLE MAZABOB There are no sugar-plum fairies, unicorns or...


BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – There are multiple personalities which reside within the...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS BY LORI MESSERSMITH SHIPPENSBURG – For some, it was the best they could do. For others, it was the best they could do under the circumstances. But because it is the biggest, that’s what the PIAA Track and Field Championships is really all about – saving your best for last. On [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK SHIPPENSBURG – Foot speed produces the forward inertia. The height results from pure jumping ability. The length? Well, if you’ve got speed and height, the distance sort of takes care of itself. On a steamy Friday afternoon, during the opening day of the annual PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University’s [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK KINZERS – The success of the Annville-Cleona softball season can be debated from here to the edge of eternity. But any and all discussions about it must include Pequea Valley. On Thursday evening at Pequea Valley High School, during the quarterfinal round of the District Three Class AA tournament, the Little Dutchmen [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – In a 16-team, single-elimination tournament, anything can happen on any given day. What it usually comes down to is which team performs best, after the first pitch is thrown. But clubs are more likely to perform well from consistency, than from inconsistency. On Tuesday afternoon, the Palmyra baseball team’s late [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I think the best part is getting the school record. I’m super excited. It was great getting the record and getting the P.R., and even the fourth-place medal was great. As a freshman, my P.R. was 4-8. In the first scrimmage this year, I got 5-2. From there, I just got better and better.”

    - Cedar Crest Junior Jumper Ariel Jones
  • “My right leg is really good. But my left leg has been killing me. I think it is over compensating, and it’s been through a lot. It just shoots up with pain sometimes.

    - Annville-Cleona Junior Sprinter Reagan Hess
  • “It’s basically like looking in a mirror. The games are always close. We’re very similar. That’s a good bunch of kids (his girls) there. That’s a good team. I don’t know if they know how good they are. I guess we couldn’t get it out of them this year.”

    - Annville-Cleona Softball Coach Dave Bentz

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  •  BY JEFF FALK The difference in the definitions of the words is so subtle that some might have a hard time distinguishing between the two. ‘Semantics’ others might contend. But one has come to suggest the presence of outside...

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – Paraphrasing the late great Yogi Berra here: ‘Ninety-nine percent of the sports enthusiasts in Lebanon County don’t know what the staff of the MAC does, and the other half doesn’t know where it’s office...

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – The Elco boys are enjoying arguably the best basketball season in program history. Colton Lawrence is arguably the best player in program history. Now, if you’d make some sort of connection between those two...

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Concussions and brain injuries might be the single most compelling issue that high school sports are currently facing. And if it is, then Tommy Black is the poster child for the injury locally. Black,...

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