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  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSUBURG – After parity ruled the regular season, the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball postseason figured to be a shoot-out. It also seemed logical to assume that the club which would emerge with the trophy would be the one which stepped up. While it certainly was a process, the cream did eventually [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – Some people like the Lebanon County American Legion Basell League’s all-inclusive, six-team, double-elimination playoff format. Some don’t. But one would certainly be hard-pressed to argue against its effectiveness. The postseason format reflected and rewarded regular-season play, and made it relevant. And it weeded out and identified the circuit’s top two [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK QUENTIN – Eric Boltz doesn’t always play championship-caliber golf. But when he does, he can play with anyone. On a hot Friday afternoon at the par-71, 6,305-yard Fairview Golf Course, Boltz put it all together like he rarely had before and the result was his first major golf title, at the 31st [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Maybe it was everyone embracing their roles. Perhaps it was a little bit of pride kicking in. Or it could’ve been the new leadership taking hold. But somewhere around June 21st things began clicking for Fredericksburg. And Post 915 has never been more like itself since. On a toasty Thursday [...]


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  • “I think the league all-around has been much more competitive, especially with Fifth Ward and Annville. When we had all of our guys here, you could see what we can do. We played six games and won the championship. If we weren’t good enough to win the championship, we wouldn’t have gone 5-1.”  

    - Richland Head Coach Travis Thome
  • “I guess now I’m part of Lebanon County golf lore. It’s been a long time since I’ve won a trophy for anything. I should enjoy this more than I’m going to. I don’t usually play this well. I don’t get a chance to win too much. So I’m feeling pretty good about it.”  

    - County Senior Amateur Golf Champion Eric Boltz
  • “It’s a little bit of both (pride and leadership). I never counted on that. But some of these kids are using that. They’re really leading by example. That’s why I do this. I see all these kids come through. Every summer I have a new set of 17 to 18 boys. They’re your family for

    - Fredericksburg Skipper Tim Schaeffer

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Linda Reich (nee Fick) is a native of Lebanon and a graduate of Cedar Crest High School. Her husband, who just happens to be a football coach, is also from Lebanon...

  • BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS It’s been a unique, spiritual and sometimes surreal journey for Frank Reich. One that originated in Lebanon and that now has landed him in Indianapolis – with stops in Maryland, Buffalo,...

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