ALL LL team

Ed note: To do something of this magnitude is impoosible. My intentions here are historical and to give some of you the opportunity to email me and tell me who I missed.I talked to ex-coaches, current coaches, sportswriters, long time fans, ex-players, and even refs….Everyone had their favorites. Here is the critera for the LLHoops all LL. 1) a Dominate player, one who could take his team to another level. 2) Must have at least a 2 yr. LL career (No one yr. wonders on this team) 3) The players team should have been very good during their career.This list will never be complete, but I got an email about why don’t you have an all 90’s team and let’s try an all LL team for the year 2000. Some guys were automatic- Sam Bowie, Jack Hurd, Mike Wissler, Johnny Miller, and even Will Lasky…After that there, was a LOT of discussion and debate. Some weight was given to what the player did after the HS time but it did not knock a player out (Wes McFadden). I take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped with the process – most did not want to be mentioned by name…hmmmmm. I am sure that I “forgot” someone. However, I tried to interview lots of folks and take what they gave me and weigh it appropriately. The most difficult time was the early LL and the early 80’s. OK….here it is!


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 1st Team ALL LL

Lead Lebanon to state final game. All American @ Kentucky.Played Pro ball. xx Sam Bowie xx Lebanon- 70’s
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Double headed monster that lead the Eagles in the early 70’s to district title and PIAA berths.   Kevin Crouse/ Carl Unruh   Cocalico- 70’s
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Played for Syracuse U.   Bruce DeBord   McCaskey – 70’s
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State Championship team. Played at Millersville U. Excellent career at Millersville U   Phil Fasnacht   Cocalico – 70’s
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All Stater – Played at LaSalle. Warwick’s all time scoring leader.   Jack Hurd   Warwick – 80’s
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Earned scholarship to Penn State   Steve Kuhn   Cedar Crest – 70’s
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2000 point scorer. All American at F& M Lead AC to a PIAA berth.   Will Lasky   AC – 80’s
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“Most dominate guard of his era”   Mike Matto   Ephrata- 70’s
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Holds LL single game scoring record. Played at Temple and Clemson.   Johnny Miller   Solanco- 90’s
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2000 plus pts. scorer. Played at Drexel. All stater.   Mike Wissler   Columbia- 80’s

 

2nd team – if there is something like that with these guys!

Lead Lebanon to three LL titles in a row. Plays at Princeton U. xx Mike Bechtold xx Lebanon
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Lead LMHS to District 3 title. Plays at Bloomsburg U.   Seth Buckwalter   Lancaster Mennonite
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Helped Hemp to unbeaten reg season. Boston U. bound Should become Hemp. leading scorer.   Ryan Butt   Hempfield
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Leading PM scorer- over 1700 pts. Lead PM to a PIAA berth Played at Millersville U.   Aaron Dread   Penn Manor
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Lead Warriors to district title.   Brian Johnson   Warwick
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Played at SanDiego St. & Etown College.   Gary Kline   Lebanon
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“I would pick him to play for me today!” An all everythuing type of player.   Wes McFadden   McCaskey
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All stater. LL title.   Gary Ressel   McCaskey
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Lead Hemp to LL title. Div. 1 player @ UNC Greeensboro   Justin Stewart   Hempfield
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1700 pts plus scorer. All American at Etown College   Steve Swope   Donegal
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1300 pts plus. Played at Shippensburg U.   Bobby Young   Hempfield

 

 

Very Honorable Mention: Tom Herr Hempfield, Rob Bard TWP, John Kleinfelter Leb, Tom Bennitch Lan Cath., James Brown McCaskey, Bobby Dean McCaskey, Dan Miller CV, Ed Plackans TWP, Mike Sarbaugh Don, Chris Erb CV, Rich Dyer Hempfield, Dave Knaub Solanco, Tim Eberly War, Brian Brewer War, Aaaron Fitzgerald McCaskey, Mickey Lopez McCaskey, Mark Tacelosky Solanco, Mike Beard Leb, Brian Crouse Cocalico, Nate Webber Cocalico, Terry Parks Man Central, Johnny Knier Warwick, Jim Yohn Warwick, Tom Blefko Lancaster Cath., Jim Kirchner Lancaster Cath., Cliff Batz N. Lebanon,Will Patton Col., Kurt Axe Eph, Art Mann McCaskey, Brad Myers McCaskey, Dennis Cabry TWP, Travis Ludwig N. Leb, Jay Butt Hempfield, GJ Lower PM, Kenny Wright McCaskey, Troy Krall Lebanon, Mike Mitten, Lancaster Catholic

 

The best player who never played in the LL : Wally Walker Penn Manor

The best player who only played for one year in the LL: Jeff Hawkins McCaskey, a senior the first yr. of the LL

The best player who played three sports in the LL: Tom Herr Hempfield

 

LLHoops all time LL coaches: Pete Horn McCaskey (Most LL championships, PIAA berths, unbeaten regular season, numerous Section titles, most LL career wins) & Dave Althouse Warwick (District Championship, PIAA berths, number one seeded team – AAAA, Numerous Section titles, numerous coach of the year awards)