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 BY JEFF FALK  SOUTH LEBANON – There are certain things in this life that...

 BY JEFF FALK    Cover Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images  What...

BY JEFF FALK MYE$RSTOWN  – There exists a thin line – one between good...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – Every year –  year-in, year-out – the Lebanon boys’ basketball progam’s goals are to win a section championship, win a league championship, qualify for districts and possibly make it to states.  Please consider the possibility that these Cedars are doing the best they can.  On Monday night, Lebanon High was […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  ROBESONIA – The season is at the top of the stretch, and the Northern Lebanon boys’ basketball team’s playoff life hangs in the balance. The Vikings may or may not qualify for the postseason.  Adding to that ambiguity is the question of whether or not prolonging the season will define its success. […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  MYERSTOWN – It’s extra cool when success leads to new opportunities. Sometimes, that’s all that teams can really ask for in athletics.  But the Elco girls’ basketball team wasn’t content to simply measure its progress or find out where it stands. The Raiders wanted to seize the opportunity.  On Friday night, the […]

  •  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 was one of them. But the way it has turned out, Ryland’s revelation helped define the […]


Between The Lines ››

  •   “I don’t know that, at Lebanon, you can say you didn’t make the playoffs and you had a good season. That’s not how it is in my mind. We feel like we should be in the postseason every year. If you don’t meet your goals, you can’t say you had success.”

    – Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Coach Tim Speraw
  •  “Our approach was that this was a great opportunity. We’ve been playing with confidence and winning close games. They have shown so much resiliency. We wanted to see where we stand against one of the top teams in the state. It was like, ‘Let’s go out there and play our guts out and see what

    – Elco Girls’ Basketball Coach Ashli Shay
  •   “When you focus on the finish line, you forget about the next step. We’ve been letting our eyes drop a little bit and getting tripped up a little bit. We’ve got seven more games, and it’s a great chance for the kids to play hard and play better.”

    – Northern Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Coach Chris George

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  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – We all have stories to tell. And none of our stories are more important than any others. Some of our stories are unique. Some of our stories are similar. But understanding them can provide...

  • (Editor’s Note: This feature on the Harrisburg Senators first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2016) BY JEFF FALK HARRISBURG – You work hard. You value your time with your family. You’re emotionally invested to your well-earned money. But...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS SUBMITTED To the Lebanon County athletic community, he was an underated athlete, one of the best baseball players that the locale has ever produced, one of the early influencers of the Elco soccer tradition and...

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is a feature story on the Reading Fightin Phils, which first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2016) BY JEFF FALK READING – A storied past. A promising future. An exciting present. But those are...

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