Replay:Late-Game Heroics Help Lift Cocalico Past Manheim Central As Eagles Pick Up ‘Enormous’ Section Three Rivalry Victory

April 15, 2020 Andy Herr

Ed note: We continue with our replays of some the best covered games by LLhoops.com.  Andy brings us Cocalico/Man. Central. No matter how you try and slice it, there is simply nothing that can match, nor surpass the intensity of an excitement of a rivalry game. Okay, sure. But once you add in a healthy […]

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Replay: Kutztown Staves Off Valiant Lancaster Country Day Comeback Bid, Grinds Out First Win In Overtime Thriller

April 5, 2020 Andy Herr

Ed note: We continue with our replays of “Andy’s greatest games 2019-20”. Picts provided by Ke’Shauna Damore of various LCDay games.   Around this time a year ago, there was most certainly still a general sense of “newness” around the inner circle of Lancaster-Lebanon League high school basketball considering it marked the official introduction of […]

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Replay: Warriors Refuse To Flinch As Warwick Turns Away Late Columbia Rally, Advances To League Semifinals Against Lancaster Catholic

March 29, 2020 Andy Herr

  When teams get set to enter the postseason, toying with lineups and determining how game minutes should be distributed is likely a point of discussion that is found somewhere near the absolute back-corner of the stove. Well, for most every team that is. On the night of the Warwick Warriors’ regular season home finale […]

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Raiders Flex Their Muscle As Archbishop Ryan Advances Past E-Town To Head Into Quarterfinal Round of PIAA-5A Playoffs

March 11, 2020 Andy Herr

Let’s face it. Now, given the world in which we all find ourselves living in, we’re all guilty in some form or fashion of falling victim to it. That being the struggle to find patience. In fact, while the saying itself hasn’t actually gone anywhere, the premise of, “There’s beauty in the struggle,” may not […]

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ELCO Meets Its Match As Raiders’ Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short, Sends Imhotep Into Second Round Of PIAA-4A Playoffs

March 8, 2020 Andy Herr

Typically, making the state basketball tournament is an achievement that is so celebrated and cherished that it generally shouldn’t come with a prevailing sense of “Groundhog Day.” However, when speaking about the ELCO Raiders and their fans most specifically, that certainly had to be the overarching sentiment in their camp heading into their opening round […]

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Firebirds Exert Their Will As School Of The Future Employs Staunch Defensive Effort, Bounces Columbia From PIAA-3A Bracket

March 8, 2020 Andy Herr

Without a shadow of a doubt, the PIAA state basketball tournament never ceases to fail in providing with its fair share of tantalizing and attractive matchups. That said, perhaps no other round within the dozen boys’ and girls’ statewide brackets comes with more appeal than that of the opening round of the two-week march onward […]

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Crusaders Return To Gold Standard As Kamwanga’s Last-Second Shot Vaults Lancaster Catholic Past Bishop McDevitt In District 3-4A Title Game

February 29, 2020 Andy Herr

Perhaps the one aspect of a bracket-format playoff scenario that always seems to endear itself to the masses is the “win and go home” facet to it all. Certainly, in just a one game situation and no “best of” series, there’s no reason to think that anything that can’t, nor won’t happen. For it is […]

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Eastern York Sinks Octorara With Three-Point Barrage As Golden Knights Lock Up State Tournament Bid In Emotional District 3-4A Fifth-Place Triumph

February 26, 2020 Andy Herr

When most people think of the postseason and the ever-popular idea of brackets, odds are that those same individuals envision the “survive and advance” model of thinking that always takes the country by storm in the month of March each and every year like clockwork. However, not all brackets are necessarily created equal. In the […]

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Wilson Turns To Its Roots As Bulldogs Stave Off Frantic Cedar Crest Charge To Advance To District 3-6A Championship Game

February 26, 2020 Andy Herr

Let’s talk for a second about preseason goals and aspirations, shall we? In the world of high school basketball, most teams likely have the same basic parameters listed on their whiteboards prior to the start of every season. Generally, the list looks a little something like this: Compete and win your win division, make the […]

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Bulldogs Use Age-Old Formula As Wilson Gets Defensive, Stymies High-Powered McCaskey To March Into District 3-6A Semifinal Round

February 22, 2020 Andy Herr

Chances are that whenever a Lancaster-Lebanon League audience is asked to think about the Wilson Bulldogs, odds are they almost always resort to envisioning football. And to be honest, how could they not? After all, it certainly doesn’t hurt matters that Wilson is the last remaining Berks County school left standing as a gridiron-only member […]

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McCaskey Remains Firm, Holds Off Persistent Chambersburg Counterpunches As Red Tornado Advance Into Quarterfinal Round Of District 3-6A Playoffs To Meet Top-Seeded Wilson

February 19, 2020 Andy Herr

Candidly, one of the most fun and interesting aspects that develops and takes shape following the release of the initial District 3 playoff brackets is most definitely the nonconference matchups and high stakes that only the postseason can offer. And if you’re a true high school hoops junkie in every sense of the word, there […]

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Shamrocks’ Second Quarter Blitz Proves Lethal As Trinity Races Past Annville-Cleona In District 3-3A Opening Round Playoff Win

February 17, 2020 Andy Herr

In sports, the saying seems to go a little something like this. “If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.” In that regard, rest assured that Annville-Cleona’s assignment on Monday night in the opening round of the District 3-3A tournament would ring true rather loudly with that very statement in […]

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Falcons Ascend Back To Lancaster-Lebanon League’s Top Perch As Cedar Crest Outduels Warwick To Claim Fourth League Crown

February 15, 2020 Andy Herr

  In a sense, really no tournament is ever truly complete without their inclusion. You know, the “Cinderella’s” of the dance. Okay, fair enough. But while Friday night’s Lancaster-Lebanon League boys’ basketball championship game would indeed feature a Cinderella of its own, you’d certainly be hard-pressed to call them that just a few short weeks […]

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Cedar Crest Gets Defensive, Locks Down Lampeter-Strasburg As Falcons Head Back To L-L League Championship Game

February 13, 2020 Andy Herr

If someone were tasked with going into a laboratory and concocting the perfect Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinal round matchup in the year 2020, you probably couldn’t have possibly done much better than the first game that tipped off a double-header night of league semifinal play held on Wednesday night at Hempfield. Over the course of the […]

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E-Town Stands Tall, Fends Off Late ELCO Charge As Bears Prevail In Instant-Classic To Advance To L-L Quarterfinal Round

February 8, 2020 Andy Herr

Way back when in a land that is now far and away a distant long ago memory to some, if someone were to have stopped you on the street just a few months ago prior to the start of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys’ Basketball season and say that the E-Town Bears and ELCO Raiders would […]

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