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

BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s not whether you win or lose, but how...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS BY KYLE MAZABOB There are no sugar-plum fairies, unicorns or sparkling rainbows in his world. But Derek Fisher is living the dream. And like most dreams, Fisher’s is more about hard work, determination and persistence than fantasy. Growing up in Rexmont, Fisher had the same dream that many young boys entertain [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – The margins for error for the Elco and Lebanon baseball teams are running down. Truth be told, both’s might have been a little small to begin with. On Monday afternoon, during a meeting of two teams facing similar struggles to reach the postseason, the Raiders edged the Cedars 1-0, in [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It may be surprising to learn that a student-athlete who has only been competing in the sport for only a few years was named the Outstanding Male Athlete at the County meet. But if you know anything about Evan Horn, well…what else would you expect? On Saturday at Lebanon High [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – What do you call continued excellence over a significant period of time? Greatness. But at the Lebanon County Track and Field Championships, it goes by a different name – Reagan Hess. On Saturday at Lebanon High School, during the annual running of the County meet, Hess continued to explore the [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “He’s got that speed-power combo you’re looking for in a player. He is a fun athlete to watch.He’s developing his skills right now. All players need to continue to refine their games, He just needs game reps. He’s got good baseball skills. It’s about having it all to become a complete player.”

    - Houston Astros Director of Minor League Baseball Operations Allen Rowin, on Derek Fisher
  • “We have nine wins, and a couple of years ago we had 13 and didn’t get into districts. We’ve got six games left, and in my mind, we’ve got to win five of those games. Every inning and every game, from here on out means something. What else can you ask for?”

    - Elco Baseball Coach Chris Weidner
  • “As a freshman, he was just starting to pick things up. I’m not sure how much he enjoyed track and field then. But he has stuck with it. And I’m glad he did. Any other normal human being would come here after competing at the Penn Relays, and have a letdown.”

    - Cedar Crest Track and Field Coach Rob Bare

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  • 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,...

  •  BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF HERSHEY BEARS The Hershey Bears Hockey Club has two major, yet conflicting objectives: To develop talent for the parent Washington Capitals, and to win. So exactly how does a team win when its...

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