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 BY JEFF FALK   Can an athletic director make a school district’s overall athletic...

 BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS SUBMITTED  Charlie Middleton didn’t seek the spotlight. But that doesn’t...

 BY JEFF FALK  COLLEGE PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY   He didn’t always...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – There are a number of intriguing subplots currently playing out in the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League. There always are.  But the most compelling story line is the battle being waged for second place in the West Division.  On a sticky Tuesday night at Annville-Cleona High School, Annville got […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PALMYRA – Depth. It’s what separates Campbelltown from many of the other entries in the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball circuit.  For C-town, ‘Next man up’ isn’t some worn-out slogan. It’s a team approach to the game of baseball.  On a warm Monday night at Palmyra High School, Campbelltown’s team depth was […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – Yesterday was the longest day of the year.   For Richland, it seemed even longer. But Fifth Ward enjoyed every minute of it.  On a moderate Friday night at Fifth Ward Athletic Club, the home team was both aggressive and opportunistic during a 9-2 Lebanon County American Legion Baseball beat […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PALMYRA – Most teams don’t care how they do it.   Campbelltown wants to win them all. But Post 831 wants to do it with pitching and defense.  On an overcast Tuesday night at Palmyra High School, Campbelltown turned sharp pitching, stingy defense and a little small ball into a 1-0 victory […]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “They’re there with us. Other than Campbelltown, Ephrata and Myerstown, we’re all bunched. It can go any way. We’ve got seven games left. We have to win them all. Can we do it? I don’t know. But we’re going to try. Right now, we have our destiny in our hands. We win, we’re in. “

    – Annville Manager Ken Sauley
  •  “Pitching and defense have been the keys to our success. We’ve got a great staff and a great defensive team. We’ve also been getting those timely hits. We trust everybody. Everyone’s ready to play.”

    – Campbelltown Pitcher Braeden Drescher
  • “I don’t go into any game thinking we can’t win. But you’ve got to get the games you really think you can win. The playoffs are always my goal. Right now, we’re sitting there with three wins. We’re all bunched there together. We lost 2-1. We lost 3-0. Hopefully we can carry this over.”

    – Fifth Ward Baseball Coach Greg Kreiser

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RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  •  BY JEFF FALK  Mike Givler has a face for television, a head for journalism and a voice for radio. He also has a heart for sports.  The Lebanon Daily News’ loss has been WLBR/WQIC’s gain.  Givler is one of...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  Before he was hired for his current job, he was a football player, a minister and a public speaker.   While it might be difficult to identify his true calling, each one...

  • Cedars Take a Timeout

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    Cedars Take a Timeout

     BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – They’re a great many things, to a great many people.  At their most fundamental, timeouts are breaks in the action, chances to reset the play. For us spectators, they’re an opportunity to seek liquid...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  MOST PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALT MIDDLETON, WM PHOTOGRAPHY  They’re not like you and me. Place-kickers are a special breed, a different breed.  Imagine Chad Ryland’s surprise when one day he woke up to discover that he...

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