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BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – A lot are teachers. Many are specifically physical...

BY JEFF FALK QUENTIN – Success hasn’t spoiled Derek Fisher. In fact, it has...

BY JEFF FALK LEWISBURG – One should never rain on another’s parade, squash someone...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE Sam Light came to Lebanon Valley College to get an education, play in front of the hometown fans and to win a championship. As he has approached those goals, Light has discovered something totally unexpected about himself, the teammates who became his friends and the game [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – Three technical fouls produced three points for the opponents- the exact same number of points the Falcons scored during the entire first period. While it may have blurred the line between cause and effect, it was painted with frustration. And those points sure would’ve come in handy down the [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Can we be too competitive? Are there limits to what we can ask of our student-athletes? Every time the Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team steps on the court it explores the boundaries of competitiveness. Last night we discovered that there are limits’ to the usefulness of that competitiveness. On Wednesday [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – They shot the ball very well, AND they got the rolls. They played extremely well, AND things went their way. Sometimes improving teams create their own good fortune. On Tuesday night, the improving Elco boys’ basketball squad registered its most impressive victory to date, an 84-48 home blow-out of Columbia. [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “I know it’s going to happen, but I’m not worried about it. It’s just a phase in life. It’s not something that defines me as a person. But I love basketball. I have more games in than 85 to 90 percent of the population. So it’s like a blessing.”

    - Lebanon Valley College Senior Guard Sam Light
  • “The whole game was frustrating, start to finish. It was emotional. I want them to have a fair shake. When a kid has the ball and she goes flying out of bounds, it’s a foul. But we lost because we didn’t come ready to play. Offensively, we couldn’t throw it in the ocean.”  

    - Cedar Crest Girls’ Basketball Coach Jim Donmoyer
  • “Can you push too hard. I think you can. I think there’s probably been some times when I have. I definitely don’t clam to have all the answers. I try to be honest and listen. If you think they can do more, you’re probably right. If they think they can do more, they’re probably right.”

    - Northern Lebanon Girls’ Basketball Coach Ken Battistelli

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – They aren’t concerned with money, power or prestige. Real men measure success by how many lives they’ve touched. In that case, Frank  Hetrick is the most successful man you know. Coach ‘Het’ has achieved...

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Basketball in Lebanon? For Sweep The Streets it’s a front, a hook, a vehicle. On the surface, Sweep The Streets is a very positive community event. Not only does it get kids – young...

  • BY JEFF FALK PHILADELPHIA – He possesses the background – the blood lines – if you will. He possesses experience from the other end, as a player. He possesses the people skills, the communication skills. And he continues to...

  • BY JEFF FALK It exhibited most of the traits of all the great success stories. It was rooted in failure. It took on a life of its own. And it displayed heavy overtones of self-actualization. But ultimately, it became...

The Final Say ››

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