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 BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – The unfamiliar can make us feel anxious, uncomfortable, even...

 BY JEFF FALK FREEPORT MILLS – Edward Schock can see life where there is...

 BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – In football, everyone wants to run with the ball....

  •  BY JEFF FALK WITMER – Accentuate the positives, downplay the negatives, but never hide your head in the sand. It’s not a bad way to go through life – or a soccer season. The Cedar Crest girls’ soccer team gave a pretty good account of itself – especially in the first half – during it [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – The better team doesn’t always win. Just like the team that wants it more doesn’t always win. There’s an old playoff adage ‘survive and advance’ that glorifies the bottom line. But it is never not about the effort. On a blustery Monday night at Elco Stadium, the Raiders’ girls’ soccer [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK LEWISBURG – What do you do on Saturday afternoons? Spend some time with family? Tackle a few projects? Simply enjoy the fruits of your labor? Mark Pyles does all that and more – all while living his dream. Yesterday at Bucknell University’s Christy Matthewson Memorial Stadium was a pretty typical Saturday afternoon [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Elco has flashed signs of excellence this season. But the Raiders have struggled to put 48 minutes of football together, and of course, to finish. Funny how defense possesses the ability to complete an effort. On Friday night at Elco Stadium, the Raiders parlayed its best defensive effort of the [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I think this was the sixth straight season we qualified for districts. When you make it to the playoffs, the games are always tough. When you’ve done it that many times, sometimes people forget how hard it is. We stayed with it. We didn’t quit. I’m proud of them for that.”

    - Cedar Crest Girls’ Soccer Coach Jon Brubaker
  • “Part of it was the situation of the game. A 12-seed playing a five. It’s one of those situations where you give them momentum and it can go a long way. But how do you feel that way at this point of the season? There should’ve been plenty of motivation. “

    - Elco Girls’ Soccer Coach Derek Fulk
  • “My early memories are definitely of Friendship football. My earliest recollection was being a fullback and a linebacker. I remember my dad telling me I was going to be a good player one day. I wasn’t too good when I first started, but I guess I’ve evolved as a player a little bit.”

    - Bucknell Linebacker and Lebanon Product Mark Pyles

Game Time ››


  • BY JEFF FALK What it seems to have all boiled down to was a coaching record versus a mistake. Or perhaps more specifically, each side’s interpretation of the severity of that mistake. But in the final analysis, it may...

  • BY JEFF FALK HARRISBURG – You work hard. You value your time with your family. You’re emotionally invested to your well-earned money. But when you do want to spend your recreation time and income, you want to do it...

  • 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...

  • BY JEFF FALK SAN DIEGO PHOTOS BY MIKE NOWAK/SAN DIEGO Frank Reich has always been Lebanon County’s poster child for ‘local boy making good’. But no matter where he’s gone, or how far away he’s been, Reich’s hometown has...

The Final Say ››

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