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BY JEFF FALK Photos Courtesy of Virginia Commonwealth Unversity They say those who can’t...

BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – It’s not for everyone. It requires a certain mindset,...

BY JEFF FALK ASSUMPTION HILL – Family values. A pursuit of excellence. Nurturing tendencies....

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON -If getting better is a daily focus, then playoffs are after-thoughts. Scholastic basketball teams improve with this time in mind. For the Cedar Crest boys, it’s all led up to this. On Wednesday night at ‘The Cage’, the Falcons tuned up for the upcoming stretch that will define their season […]

  • BY JEFF FALK LANCASTER – For the Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball team, a Lancaster-Lebanon Section Four championship is a reward, not a goal. The Vikings’ goal is to play well, always. A section championship is how they know they’ve played well. On Tuesday night at Lancaster Catholic High School, Northern Lebanon did not put its […]

  • BY JEFF FALK NEW HOLLAND – The more meaningful games it plays, the more meaningful games become. The Lebanon boys’ basketball team just wants to play meaningful games. Of course, if you ask the Cedars, they’ll tell you they’re all meaningful. On Monday night at Garden Spot High School, Lebanon assured itself of more meaningful […]

  • BY JEFF FALK Most Photos Submitted MYERSTOWN – The body can accomplish amazing things. But there’s really only one thing that can push it to function at its highest level, and that’s the mind.   Together, the things that the mind and body can accomplish are almost limitless.  Jody Schoffstall has explored the symbiotic relationship […]


Between The Lines ››

  •   “I don’t think we’ve peaked yet. I think our best basketball is in front of us. All of our section games are in front of us. We were in the same position last year and things didn’t turn out the way we would’ve liked. Hopefully we’ll learn from that. “

    – Cedar Crest Boys’ Basketball Coach Tom Smith
  •   “We want to be the best at some point. Ultimately, we want to be the best at the end. We don’t reflect and talk about things. When we talk, we won’t even talk about the section. We just want to win, game after game after game. It’s not any more complicated than that.”

    – Northern Lebanon Girls’ Basketball Coach Ken Battistelli
  • “I wouldn’t say that if we didn’t make the playoffs that the season wouldn’t be a success. Playoffs are goals. At the end of the day, we’re just trying to do the best we can to raise young men. If we can get them being good teammates and good people, that’s our success. But we’re

    – Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Coach Tim Speraw

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  •  BY JEFF FALK  ANNVILLE – Adam and Andrew Long aren’t multi-sport athletes. They’re balanced, well-rounded young men.  Adam and Andrew Long don’t live to work. They work to live.  Adam and Andrew Long don’t follow the herd. They milk...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS COURTESY OF INDIANAPOLIS COLTS  The Indianapolis Colts could take the next step in the process, improve and still not record as many wins as they did last year. That’s the nature of the business. That’s...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  If you lack the ability to shake your head and embrace the concept of ‘it is what it is’, then you’re not going to like the Lebanon County American Legion Baseball League. But all joking aside,...

  •  BY JEFF FALK   Can an athletic director make a school district’s overall athletic program better? That answer lies somewhere between a definitive ‘yes’ and a definitive ‘no’.   But if the past has taught us anything, clearly he...

The Final Say ››