INSIDE THE BOX : By Jonathan Schwab The Quiet Before the Fall The pop of the mitt rang out at The Watkins Field. Mike Anthony’s strikeout wrapped up Lock Haven baseball’s Senior Day doubleheader sweep of eventual Division II national champion West Chester. That punchout also put a bow on our 2016-2017 broadcast schedule. The leap from May 6th to the be- ginning of 2017-2018 has been a remarkably short one. In a matter of days, preseason camps will get underway, and the games are just around the corner. Fall 2017 holds an air of potential on the fields, courts, and courses. LHU football, women’s soccer, and men’s soccer are all coming off seasons in which they increased their win totals. While the football program will have to replace four-year starting quarterback Caleb Wal- ton, quarterback attacker Kevin Chapple, and All-American wide receiver Shawn Seif among others, the depth of the program is greater than at any time in recent history. Lock Haven’s perennially successful cross country programs will be hosting the Atlantic Regional meet this year at their West Branch course. Both field hockey and women’s volleyball welcome an infusion of youth as they get rolling. As the teams continue to evolve in preparation for 2017-2018, so do we. By the time you read this, we’ll be settled into our new Bear Country Sports Network headquarters in Avis. While we will continue our coverage of Lock Haven University athletics, we’ll also be increasing our focus on Jersey Shore football as we expand our coverage of the Bulldogs to all 10 regular season games. That’s all on the horizon. For now, though, a few more days of quiet. Away from the spotlight, the ath- letes keep working, grinding out one more repetition before it’s measured on a scoreboard for all to see. Talk to you soon. 570-494-8425 www.oxymagiccentralpa.com Carpet Cleaning S P E C I A L S: 6 ROOMS & A HALL - $239 -- GUARANTEED PRICE OVER THE PHONE -- - ONE HOUR AVERAGE DRY TIME - • Deeper Cleaning than Steam or Chem • Carpet Dries Soft, Not Hard or Crunchy • Environmentally Green Certified Products • TILE & GROUT FLOOR CLEANING - 10% OFF! 3 ROOMS & A HALL - $129 UPHOLSTERY CLEANING SPECIALS: Sofa - $74 Loveseat - $64 Armchair or Recliner - $34 10 “Good News” -- August -- www.bearcountrygoodnews.com WOOL ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING - $79 (8’x10’) - P riced according to size . - cleaned in home . prices good through 12/31/17.