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 BY JEFF FALK Do something well enough long enough and eventually you create excellence...

BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – For Jared Odrick, football, acting and performing have always...

BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS Jared Odrick may or may not...

  • BY JEFF FALK SHIPPENSBURG – The track and field season is a three-month grind – longer if an athlete competes in the winter indoor season. It involves training, nutrition, proper rest, technique, repetition and trial and error. Sure everyone wants to peak the end. But there are limits as to how much competitors can improve [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK EPHRATA – Some say the best thing about baseball is that the next game is starting any minute now. And even when a season is complete, a new one is just around the corner. In that way, the game imitates the circle of life. On an overcast Thursday evening at Ephrata’s War [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARMING CREEK FARM ROBESONIA – They say a dog is a man’s best friend. But when it comes to sports and competition, over the years no animal has had a closer relationship with humans than the horse. So, are horses athletes? Tess Vedilago has been working with the equine [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Playing a home playoff game could’ve been an opportunity for the Northern Lebanon softball team. Instead, it turned out to be just a reward. On a seasonal Tuesday afternoon at Northern Lebanon High School, the Vikings’ first trip to the postseason in recent memory turned out to be not quite [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “It is a good feeling. You can only ask for so much. I’m so grateful. It’s kind of bittersweet. I ran through the pain. I wanted to finish my last race. I felt it in every jump and every race. Now I get to rest, but I’m going to miss everything.”

    - Annville-Cleona Senior Sprinter Reagan Hess
  • ” There’s no sense in talking about what didn’t go our way. This game is tough. You’re actually there with these guys every day. And then boom, it’s over. And I miss them. There have been other teams where the mix hasn’t been as good. It’s tough when it comes to an end.”  

    - Annville-Cleona Baseball Coach Scott Shyda
  • “We all have different roles. On the race track, the trainer calls all the shots. Here it’s the driver. The driver has to be thinking about the horses. Everybody else is behind the scenes.”

    - Combined Driving Navigator Tess Vedilago

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RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  •  BY JEFF FALK The Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team recently enjoyed one of the most exciting and rewarding seasons in school history. But for one member of the Beavers’ family, the historic campaign was met with mixed emotions. At...

  •  BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS BY ALEX BIERENS DE HAAN, HOUSTON ASTROS It’s a process, one whose steps become bigger the closer they get to the goal. Derek Fisher has taken his biggest step so far. He is getting close,...

  •  BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHICAGO STEEL Why would a teenager move hundreds of miles away, leave his parents, family and friends far behind and live on his own in an unfamiliar environment? To pursue a dream. It...

  •  BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – Lebanon County has certainly held its own in girls’ basketball, over the years. The locale has produced more than its share of great teams, and great players who have gone on to compete...

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