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BY JEFF FALK Counselors agree that ‘keeping score’ could be a sign of dysfunction...


BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s always tricky sledding when one attempts to single...

  •  BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – Foul shot. Charity toss. Free throw. It is one of basketball’s most basic plays. It is the game’s easiest way to score. And perhaps one of its most difficult disciplines to master. On Saturday afternoon at Lou Sorrentino Gymnasium, the Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball team dropped a 60-59 decision [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS BY JEFF PITTENGER ANNVILLE – When you’re focused on the moment, you can lose track of time. But the Lebanon Valley College women’s basketball team seems to know exactly how late it is. On Saturday afternoon at Lou Sorrentino Gymnasium, the Flying Dutchmen began their push towards a postseason berth with [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Do you know the difference between nice people and good people? Conflict resolution. OK, do you know the difference between romantic love and true love? Positive affirmation, accountability and another kind of love we have come to know as ‘tough love’. Members of the Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team express [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – The Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team has got two major things going on right now. One of which the Falcons are willing to talk about, and another that they’re not. Well, there was this third thing. But last night they put it behind them so they could concentrate on [...]


Between The Lines ››

  • “He just missed it. There’s nothing you can do about that. But that wasn’t the game. That would’ve just sent it to overtime. They’re no fun to lose. Overall, I didn’t think we had control of the game. On offense, we didn’t show patience. There was too much one-on-one stuff.”

    - Lebanon Valley College Men’s Basketball Coach Brad McAlester
  • “We expect ourselves to be in the playoffs. We’re in the hunt. But everyone’s goal is to make it to the playoffs. I want to go to the playoffs because I want to go to the playoffs. But the playoffs are not going to make or break our season.”

    - Lebanon Valley College Women’s Basketball Coach Amy Sokaitis
  • “It’s just love. I think the kids love each other. I think they love us coaches. They don’t want to let us down, and in turn, we don’t want to let them down. That’s why we prepare so hard. It ain’t easy getting a group of girls to play to the point of exhaustion every

    - Northern Lebanon Girls’ Basketball Coach Ken Battistelli

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  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – From the outside looking in it may appear that somewhere along the way that the Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team gained a leader. But from within the parameters and confines of the team, the...

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – A point guard. And a post player. Miss Inside. And Miss Outside. For as much as Ariel Jones and Alyssa Austin are linked to Cedar Crest girls’ basketball, they will always be linked...

  •  BY JEFF FALK Eleven Mid-Penn division championships. Eleven District Three titles. Five state final four appearances. Two PIAA crowns. The Palmyra field hockey program has certainly enjoyed more than its share of success over the years. But the Cougars’...

  • BY JEFF FALK RED LION – No matter how many times a coach addresses his team during a season, the last one is always the most difficult. Jesse Shay pulled his off last night with a certain heart-felt flair,...

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