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BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – A steering wheel, four tires, an engine, a couple...

BY JEFF FALK Mike Givler was and is a career sports guy. When one...

BY JEFF FALK Most fans would die to be a fly on the wall...

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – From the outside looking in, things aren’t always what they appear to be. To the casual observer, it may seem like the Lebanon football squad will struggle to make up for the losses of graduated prolific seniors Mark Pyles, Jeremy De La Cruz and company. But what if this current [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – So what’s the word on the Elco football team for 2014? Well, actually there’s more than one. But they all begin with the prefix ‘re’. Rebuild. Reload. Retool. Redefine. Rediscover. Reinvest. Reinvent. Yes, the Raiders are facing a major ‘re’ campaign this fall. After graduating a huge class of 15 [...]

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is the eleventh installment of a summer-long series featuring Lebanon County’s recreational parks.) BY JEFF FALK CLEONA – Within the confines of any recreational park worth a darn, the hub of activity revolves around its playground. Cleona Community Park is worth a lot more than a ‘darn’. And not simply because [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF LVC ANNVILLE – It is unclear whether Lebanon Valley was looking for a way to honor the memory of Lou Sorrentino, or if the college needed a name for its indoor sports facility. But not only did the Flying Dutchmen pick off two birds with one stone, this sound [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I think they kind of feel people think we’re not going to be good because Mark (Pyles) graduated. They kind of look at it like, ‘Hey, we were a part of that deal. Now this is our senior year.’ I think they use that as a motivation. But they know they have to do it

    - Lebanon Football Coach Gerry Yonchiuk
  • “Our strength is team work. I like that. This is a group that wants to win, more than anything else. They’re self-sufficient. They’re led. I’d say our weakness is our tackling. Building that unity is tough. But staying healthy is the biggest concern.”

    - Elco Head Football Coach Bob Miller
  • “On paper, we have a lot of guys coming back. We have an abundance of experience. But we need to play like a veteran team. Veteran teams make plays when they need to be made. We have to overcome letdowns.”  

    - Northern Lebanon Head Football Coach Roy Wall

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  •  BY JEFF FALK Travis Thome is wise between his ears. Lyle Krall is young beyond his years. One could say that together they are a ‘grand’ coaching complement. There have been plenty of instances of fathers and sons coaching...

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is the sixth installment of a summer-long series featuring Lebanon County’s recreational parks.) BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – If I told you there was a place in the city of Lebanon where outdoors people could...

  •  BY JEFF FALK HUMMELSTOWN – Mark Pyles has a lot of friends around town. And now, he has a buddy from Lebanon. As part of the week-long festivities leading up to Saturday night’s Big 33 Classic football game, Pyles...

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Anyone can drive. But it takes guts, a steady hand and an unwavering spirit to ride. And to be a racer? Well that requires another, almost undefinable set of skills. At Sleepy Hollow Motocross...

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