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  • BY JEFF FALK He has been playing the sport all of his life. He started when he was seven, with the Friendship Chiefs in the Lebanon Valley Midget League. He competed in the junior high and varsity programs in the Lebanon school district. He then went on to play on the Division One level at [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK NEW HOLLAND – The Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team has its sights firmly focused on the prize. The Beavers want to win their second straight state championship, in the worst way. That’s the competitive side of things. But on a more emotional, more personal note, the Beavers truly care about each other [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ALTOONA  – All basketball teams can really ask for at the beginning of seasons is to win some games, document personal growth, have individuals learn their roles, come together as a unit, experience enough improvement – and maybe extend the year. For the Palmyra girls, 2017-18 was a success on all of [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – Not sure how many people know this, but the Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball program has a bag of tricks. Last night the Beavers reached into it, pulled out and dusted off an old 2-2-1 full-court defense. The idea was to jump start Lebanon Catholic’s game. But what it did was [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I’ve been playing football for 15 years. And I’ve been working up to this all my life. It’s been a long process. I’ve had to work with what I’ve got. Football is something I never want to lose touch with, whether it’s playing, being an active fan or perhaps coaching some day.”  

    - Former Lebanon High Star Mark Pyles
  • “I think we’ve improved. Everybody has upped their games a little bit. The goal is to make it to that state final. Win or lose (when the end comes), I’m going to cry, This is a great group of kids. They’re a pleasure to work with. It’ll (the end) be a high and low.”

    - Lebanon Catholic Girls’ Basketball Coach Patti Hower
  • “Oh my gosh yes, it was a success. Credit goes to these kids for being resilient, and not throwing the towel in. They fought all year. We have a lone senior (Hannah McLucas). We have this entire group coming back. This team will come back experienced.”

    - Palmyra Girls’ Basketball Coach Mary Manlove

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  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – A lot are teachers. Many are specifically physical education teachers. But not all local coaches work full-time within the school district in which they are employed. Over the years, salesmen, realtors and even...

  • BY JEFF FALK QUENTIN – Success hasn’t spoiled Derek Fisher. In fact, it has had just the opposite effect on him. Success has helped Derek Fisher mature, to become a better person, to become the man he was meant...

  • BY JEFF FALK LEWISBURG – One should never rain on another’s parade, squash someone else’s dreams. Sure it seems like an especially long shot. But if there’s one person you should never ever count out – never tell he...

  • BY JEFF FALK Palmyra’s overall athletic program is among the finest – if not The Finest – in Lebanon County. And the Cougar sports teams have always been well support by the Palmyra community. So it would seem that...

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