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BY JEFF FALK MYE$RSTOWN  – There exists a thin line – one between good...

BY JEFF FALK VILLANOVA – If you know anything about Evan Horn, you know...

BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS COURTESY OF LVC There exists a school of thought that...

  •  BY JEFF FALK  EMMAUS – There’s a lot of great things about playing in state championship games. But perhaps the best thing is that it’s the perfect place to realize awesome potential.  On a cold Tuesday evening at Emmaus High School’s Memorial Field, the Palmyra field hockey team turned potential into reality with a 3-1 […]

  • BY JEFF FALK ELVERSON – OK, so which is more impressive, an overtime walk-off or a state-playoff upset? Well one is more specific and the other is kind of a big-picture item. But combine the two, and you’ve got the stuff field hockey lore is made of. On a chilly Saturday afternoon at Twin Valley […]

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – It was a horrible, cruel, devastating conclusion to a fabulous, rewarding, historic season. If one couldn’t have scripted a better season, then neither could’ve anyone imagined a worse ending. On a misty Tuesday evening at Cedar Crest High School’s Ed and Jeannie Arnold Field at Earl Boltz Stadium, the […]

  • BY JEFF FALK HERSHEY – Sometimes its OK to just get through to the next day. Sometimes good is alright. Sometimes one goal is enough. On a moist Tuesday evening at Milton Hershey School’s Henry Hershey Field, a battle-tested Palmyra field hockey squad grinded out a 1-0 victory over Mount Saint Joseph’s Academy, in the […]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “We knew from Day One how talented this team was. If you look at our roster, we can be perceived as young. But there’s senior leadership and there’s junior leadership. I think the optimum goal is to win the state championship. I also think it’s a tremendous accomplishment to reach the state championship game.”  

    – Palmyra Field Hockey Coach Kent Harshman
  • “To me, we’ve got to finish our chances. I definitely thought we were the better team, but we couldn’t put anything in the back of the net. In soccer, sometimes the best team doesn’t win. It’s tough to end your season that was. Being 20-0-1 and having it come down to that, it’s difficult.”  

    – Elco Girls’ Soccer Coach Derek Fulk
  • “It’s nice that people think that way. But soccer is a team sport. It’s not one person. As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter. I’d rather win than score. Who cares who scores? I think that approach helps our team chemistry.”  

    – Elco Senior Midfielder Ryelle Shuey

Game Time ››

RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  •  BY JEFF FALK  PHOTOS SUBMITTED To the Lebanon County athletic community, he was an underated athlete, one of the best baseball players that the locale has ever produced, one of the early influencers of the Elco soccer tradition and...

  • (Editor’s Note: What follows is a feature story on the Reading Fightin Phils, which first appeared on Lebanon Sports Buzz in 2016) BY JEFF FALK READING – A storied past. A promising future. An exciting present. But those are...

  • The Girls of Summer

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    The Girls of Summer

    BY JEFF FALK PHOTOS SUBMITTED I’ve never been big on the idea of awarding trophies for participation. But ultimately participation leads to competition. And it’s competition that produces the trophies. The plight and story of the Lebanon County Girls’...

  •  BY JEFF FALK We as a society, we as a community talk about the importance of getting kids out and involved in activities. We talk about about particpation, and how it seems kids aren’t as invested as their parents’...

The Final Say ››