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  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Sometimes less is more. And sometimes, more is more. If more means ‘more difficult’ than the Northern Lebanon football team is facing a daunting task. But if we’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s never count out the Vikings, and never, ever underestimate them. Perhaps the best way to [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – Accountability is a people skill. It is not an essential element for team sports, but it is an important detail for success. It is the obligation of being responsible for one’s actions and making others responsible for their actions. Not just for certain people, accountability is for everyone. What it [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – It’s always been about the accumulation of things for the Palmyra football program. The Cougars’ whole has always been greater than the sum of their parts – both action-wise and individual-wise. When everything matters, it’s much easier to build upon. As Palmyra prepares for the upcoming 2018 scholastic campaign, their [...]

  • (Editor’s Note: This feature on Gingrich Memorial Pool pool first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2015. It was announced recently that the pool will not open for the 2018 swimming season.) BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s easy-on-the-wallet pricing. Its diversified clientele. Its design and configuration. Its storied past. Gingrich Memorial Pool. Coleman Park [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “I told our guys, ‘We’re the reigning section champions until somebody beats us. It’s still your championship.’ Ephrata doesn’t care how many players we have to replace. Annville-Cleona doesn’t care. Elco doesn’t care. Lebanon doesn’t care. They see Northern Lebanon as the defending section champs, and they want it.”        

    - Northern Lebanon Football Coach Roy Wall
  • “What I say to the kids is ‘Did you make Palmyra football better today?’. I always come back to that. That’s what it’s going to take. If they can say that, we’ve taken a step in the right direction. We want to keep on getting better. You have to keep on improving, and it’s got

    - Palmyra Football Coach Chris Pope
  • ” I think there’s kids giving others too many free passes. When I was growing up, when we saw somebody not working, we would say something. I believe that if you take it easy on your buddies you’re not really friends. If they can’t make each other better, they’re not going to get better.”

    - Annville-Cleona Football Coach Matt Gingrich

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  • BY JEFF FALK Matt Knox has a background in sports, but he has roots in teaching. So what better way to stay connected to the game and honor his roots than to coach baseball? And what better place to...

  • (Editor’s Note: This piece on Keith Evans and Lebanon Valley College baseball first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in March of 2014. Evans recently stepped away after 15 seasons as the Flying Dutchmen’s head coach.) BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE...

  • BY JEFF FALK Matriculating is a process. A student-athlete doesn’t just wake up one day and find himself matriculated. The outstanding – sometimes spectacular – three-sport scholastic career of Michigan Daub is winding down. For the most part, Daub...

  • BY JEFF FALK SOME PHOTOS COURTESY OF UK ATHLETICS AND THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS It’s called ‘the circle of life’. Others might refer to it as ‘the human condition’. We all have our shares of ups and downs. We...

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