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BY JEFF FALK Photos Submitted Linda and Frank Reich are out to change the...

BY JEFF FALK  Courageous. Noble. Heroic.  What Logan Tice did was not only self-less,...

BY JEFF FALK Photos Submitted  The world of sports is wide and diverse. Within...

  • BY JEFF FALK  MYERSTOWN – Roles. Playing time. Rotations.  If you can have too much of a good thing, then the Elco girls’ basketball team has got a big problem. But as far as problems go, it’s a really nice one to have.  And when the Raiders do figure them out, those problems will turn […]

  • BY JEFF FALK LEBANON – Often, we associate winning with playing well – and vice versa. But there’s no rule that the two must always go hand-in-hand. If the Lebanon boys haven’t played their best basketball yet, just imagine what might happen when they do. On Monday night at Lebanon High School, the Cedars didn’t […]

  • BY JEFF FALK MYERSTOWN – It’s still extremely early, and the Elco boys’ basketball team continues to learn. About the standard stuff, things like roles, situational inflections and work habits. But Elco is also discovering that not only is this year different, it’s unlike any one that’s ever come before. Yet perhaps most importantly, the […]

  • BY JEFF FALK SOUTH LEBANON – Not sure it was normal. Or even the new normal. But it felt familiar enough. And that’s going to have to suffice for right now. On Friday night at ‘The Cage’, the Cedar Crest girls’ basketball team opened a COVID-19 shortened and Coronavirus-delayed season with a 36-23 victory over […]

YOUR'S TRULY, JEFF FALK ››

Between The Lines ››

  • “It’s never a bad problem to have. We have some depth. We have some size. We have kids who come in who are comfortable in their roles. Tonight, it was really everybody. It’s nice to have all of that. If someone isn’t having a great night, there’s always someone to step up.”

    – Elco Girls’ Basketball Coach Ashli Shay
  • “We did not play real well, to be honest. It was just some of the same issues we keep working through in practice, like limiting turnovers and making free throws. If we don’t improve, we’re not going to win a lot more games.”

    – Lebanon Boys’ Basketball Coach Tim Speraw
  • “You learned early not to take things for granted. We talk about it daily, ‘Let’s make sure every day counts’. Just appreciate the opportunity to compete, whether it’s in practice or a game. I think what it’s done for us is narrowed our focus to the more immediacy.”

    – Elco Boys’ Basketball Coach Brad Conners

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RESPECTFULLY, Jeff Falk ››

  • BY JEFF FALK From the outside looking in, Gwyneth Young has got it altogether, she’s got it going on. She’s bright, respectful, athletic and social. But one should be careful when judging a book by its cover, because looks...

  • BY JEFF FALK  Because of the ever-changing challenges related to dealing with adolescents, coaching requires adaptability, compassion and creativity.  For first-year coaches, the importance placed on those three skills increases exponentially. Now try to imagine the challenges a coach...

  • BY JEFF FALK BETHEL – Not sure if they’re meeting a need or creating one. But they certainly are taking an active role in the proliferation process. Mike Dunkle and Charlie Greco really don’t care. They just love disc...

  • BY JEFF FALK Some Photos Submitted MYERSTOWN – Sara Miller is a girl making her way in a boys’ world. But do you know who else she is? She’s her father’s daughter. Miller is not the first female to...

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