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BY JEFF FALK The Lebanon community doesn’t always accept those who are different than...

BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Some say that basketball is the ultimate team sport....

BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – The Elco boys’ basketball team may or may not...

  • BY JEFF FALK Photos Submitted They both require unrelenting practice. They both demand a degree of focus and performance. And the players cannot shun the spotlight. But baseball and music are more dissimilar than they are alike. For Lucas Gienow, the difference may lie in turning the verb ‘pitch’ into a noun. Once an accomplished […]

  • BY JEFF FALK Competitive and loyal and accountable. Jim Donmoyer is an old-school coach. Perhaps, old-school is going out of style. On Monday, March 16, the Cornwall-Lebanon School District accepted Donmoyer’s letter of resignation as the head coach of the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball program. Donmoyer acknowledges penning the letter, but only doing so after […]

  • BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – Friendly, hard-working people. A climate that features a true change of seasons. The perfect combination of urban and rural living. A passionate and knowlegeable fan base. Lots of things to see and do. A close proximity to major metropolitan areas. Hershey is a great place to play hockey. And for […]

  • BY JEFF FALK SHAMOKIN – Take away the first step, defensively. Box out on rebounds. Get the ball into Zara Zerman’s hands and allow her to create offense. The Northern Lebanon girls know only one way to play basketball – with their feet, with their heads and with their hearts. When the Vikings are playing […]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “I can certainly relate the two to what I’m doing now. When you’re a pitcher, you practice your mechanics – arm angle, steps, where to land – over and over. Then when you get on the mound on game day, you’ve got to leave it all go. Performing music is a lot of the same

    – Former Northern Lebanon Pitcher Lucas Gienow
  • “I resigned after they basically decided to open the position. They told me, ‘You can re-apply if you want.’ All coaches are rehired on a yearly basis. For the eight years prior, they never asked me to re-apply for the position. For eight years, I didn’t have any issues. I believe it was political. “

    – Former Cedar Crest Girls’ Basketball Coach Jim Donmoyer
  • “The Hershey area has the sense of a small community. I was in the middle of it when I played for the Bears. It’s not too busy, not too hectic, but you can find anything you need here. Plus, I really like the proximity to big cities – Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh. And compared

    – Former Hershey Goaltender Freddy Cassivi

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RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK Photos Courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth Unversity They say those who can’t play, coach. Well, Mike Rhoades can coach, and he could certainly play. In some ways, it seems that everything Rhoades has ever done has led...

  • BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – It’s not for everyone. It requires a certain mindset, a specific skill set, a certain lifestyle. As always, experience helps, and being around it from a young age might be the greatest experience of...

  • BY JEFF FALK ASSUMPTION HILL – Family values. A pursuit of excellence. Nurturing tendencies. Whether it be by nature or nurture, Becky Kleinfelter and Patti Hower share the same things that all daughters and mothers do. But now they...

  • BY JEFF FALK NEWARK, DELAWARE – The New Hampshire football coaching staff should be commended for putting him in a position to succeed, to make plays. Evan Horn has repaid the Wildcats with his versatility, an immeasurable competitive spirit...

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