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 BY JEFF FALK The Lebanon Catholic girls’ basketball team recently enjoyed one of the...

 BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS BY ALEX BIERENS DE HAAN, HOUSTON ASTROS It’s a process,...

 BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHICAGO STEEL Why would a teenager move hundreds...

  • BY JEFF FALK The wisdom shoppe is located at the intersection of Experience Street and Knowledge Avenue. But in a bit of an ironic twist, when we finally get there, our outlets become more and more limited. You don’t run across too many 72-year-old rookie head coaches. But then again, you don’t run across many [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK ANNVILLE – There’s not much difference between the Annville-Cleona and Elco baseball teams. Both are built on pitching and defense. Both are good clubs enjoying successful seasons. And both believe if given a playoff opportunity, they can make some noise. On a cloudy Friday evening at Annville-Cleona High School, the difference between [...]

  • BY JEFF FALK FREDERICKSBURG – Gotta like the grit. Gotta love the heart. Gotta admire the determination. But in many ways, the Northern Lebanon baseball team is battling itself. On an overcast Wednesday evening at Northern Lebanon High School, try as they may, the Vikings couldn’t overcome themselves, in a wild 13-11 setback at the [...]

  •  BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – Palmyra has a lot of the pieces, many of the components. But for whatever reason, things just haven’t clicked and fallen into place. It may be that the Cougars’ best baseball is ahead of them. On a sunny Tuesday afternoon at Palmyra High School, the Cougars flashed glimpses of what [...]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “I haven’t hit the wall yet. I don’t know when the end will come. As long as I enjoy it and the athletic director doesn’t get tired of me, I’ll continue. Who knows? There’s a girl who’s going to come on to the team next year, and I coached her grandfather. Age is a number.”

    - Northern Lebanon Softball Coach Ed Spittle
  • “As far as I’m concerned, both teams are pretty evenly matched. The score reflects that. In the 19 years I’ve been coaching, there’s never not been an intense battle with Annville-Cleona. It’s good for Lebanon County baseball. It was a great high school baseball game.”

    - Elco Baseball Coach Chris Weidner
  • “We’ve got to stop giving away four or five outs an inning, which leads to three or four runs, which ends up being the difference in the game. We need to stop that. We need to sharpen things. I think it’s as easy as that. Those runs are going to come back to haunt you.”

    - Northern Lebanon Baseball Coach Daryl Hess

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – It’s always tricky sledding when one attempts to single out individuals in team sports – especially one as chemistry-oriented as basketball. There’s no denying that Luis Aquino-Rios has made great strides as a basketball...

  • BY JEFF FALK ASSUMPTION HILL – It is the school’s most successful athletic program, and maybe its most powerful marketing tool. Because associating with a winner makes us all feel better about ourselves. While every other sports team continues...

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – Some aren’t basketball first. Some are other sports first. Some aren’t any sport first. Others don’t even pick up a basketball out of season. But do you know where they are first? They’re athletic...

  • BY JEFF FALK PALMYRA – There are really only two ways to go with goal-setting in highly competitive team sports – pursuing internal goals or pursuing external goals. This season, the Palmyra boys’ basketball team has chosen to focus...

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