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 BY JEFF FALK  If you lack the ability to shake your head and embrace...

 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  PALMYRA – Campbelltown didn’t set out to defend the honor of local summer baseball. It wasn’t a goal, or anything like that.  But quite uninentionally, by playing for itself, Campbelltown also represented Lebanon County very well.  On a steamy Monday night at In The Net Sports Complex, Campbelltown captured the championship of […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PALMYRA – Which is more important – more meaningful – an opportunity to play for a Lebanon County American Legion baseball league championship or a trip to the eight-team, double-elimination Region Four tournament? Let’s just say Campbelltown is going to have its cake and eat it too.  On a steamy Friday night […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK   NORTH LEBANON – Like a fine vintage. Bill Massar, Jr. gets better with age. OK, that might be a little bit of a stretch.  But Massar does continue to age gracefully.  On a warm Friday, at Pine Meadows Golf Course’s 5,734-yard, par-72 layout, Massar added another notch to his stellar career […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – Catch a couple breaks.   Gain a little confidence.   Start believing.   Pick up some momentum.  And anything can happen.  Fredericksburg is playing its best baseball of the summer. Post 915 has gotten hot at the right time.  On a humid Friday night at Annville-Cleona High School, Fredericksburg pummeled Annville […]


Between The Lines ››

  • “Who had the best record in the league this year? We did. We split with them in the regular season. It makes you better when you play good teams. A lot of coaches aren’t happy about it. I know Ephrata is a quality team, just like ours. They have good players. I’ll take it.”

    – Campbelltown Skipper Tim Morgan
  • “Right now, my game is almost as good as it ever was. I think I hit my driver now better than I ever have. I was a really good scrambler back then. When I started, I hit irons and greens, but I forgot how to chip.”

    – County Senior Amateur Champ Billy Massar, Jr.
  • ” We’ve not been out of many games. I think we’ve lost five games by one run. They’re better than they’ve played. They just have to believe. We’ve gotten a little more intensity from our top players. We still don’t have that leader. But that’s OK, because we play as a team.”

    – Fredericksburg Manager Tim Schaeffer

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  •  BY JEFF FALK  We all strive to achieve. Success plays an integral role in our psyches and self-esteem.   But all too often in our society, one’s success comes at another’s expense. Ultimately, our world would be a much better...

  •  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

    6 months ago
    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...

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