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 BY JEFF FALK  Mike Givler has a face for television, a head for journalism...

 BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  Before he was hired for his...

 BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – They’re a great many things, to a great many...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  SHIREMANSTOWN – Winning is important. Extremely important.  But it isn’t the only thing in scholastic athletics.  There are other things, like working together, doing one’s best and reaching goals. The fact that those things aren’t winning doesn’t make them any less important.  On Monday night at Trinity High School, the Annville-Cleona boys’ […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  NEFFSVILLE – In many ways, it’s been a cinderella ride. They’ve been able to accomplish things that other teams haven’t, and things they weren’t sure they could do.  But this task was difficult like no other. Still the Elco girls’ basketball team had to give it a go.  On Friday night at […]

  •   BY JEFF FALK  WITMER – It’s important to take a step down and smell the coffee.  All that glitters is not silver.  The sun will come up on Sunday.  Or something like that. Well, you know what we mean.  On Thursday night at Conestoga Valley, a bit of consolation and perspective seemed to be in […]

  •  BY JEFF FALK  LEBANON – There were definite underdog/favorite overtones. It had drama, intrigue, big plays, atmosphere, rivalry, suspense, defense and strategy.  It had everything – and more.  Forget all that ‘instant classic’ horse hockey, this contest will live on in the memories of those who were there for years. But most importantly, it was […]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “We were trying to keep our heads above water all season long, and then make a run at the end. It was a huge confidence builder. They became more consistent as the season went along and that comes from experience. The importance of qualifying for districts is so they know what hard work is about.”

    – Annville-Cleona Boys’ Basketball Coach Jason Coletti
  •  “It’s unbelievable when you think of it. They’re soccer players. The majority of our kids are soccer-first. We’ve got a couple who are basketball players. We have 17 girls on the roster and three of them play basketball outside of basketball season. This is a group who plays basketball from November to whenever it’s over.

    – Elco Girls’ Basketball Coach Ashli Shay
  • “When the season’s over, there’s time to reflect on that. I love these kids. You grow in your relationships. My job is to drive them and have them reach their potentials. It’s satisfying, after the season. Now it’s day-to-day. There’s no time to take a step back and reflect on what we’ve accomplished.”

    – Cedar Crest Boys’ Basketball Coach Tom Smith

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RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK MYE$RSTOWN  – There exists a thin line – one between good and great, between team and individual, between fact and conjecture – that Ryelle Shuey and the Elco girls’ soccer team blurs every time they step...

  • BY JEFF FALK VILLANOVA – If you know anything about Evan Horn, you know how competitive he is. Yet it’s not an individual thing with Horn, it’s a team thing. That’s not to say that he doesn’t take losing...

  • BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF LVC There exists a school of thought that says the proliferation of video games has cut into the participation of traditional sports. Lebanon Valley College subscribes to a different school of thought –...

  • BY JEFF FALK SOME PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PHILADELPHIA – It was a good return. It was a positive return. But it wasn’t a triumphant return. There are no moral victories in the NFL, only victories. It’s a...

The Final Say ››