Nisine Poplar’s Buzzer-Beating Trifecta Sinks Lancaster Catholic, Moves Math Civics And Sciences Into State Semifinals As Crusaders’ Incredible Journey Ends In PIAA-3A Quarterfinal Round

March 20, 2021 Andy Herr

Like anything else in life, the further and further you advance in any given situation where the ramifications are raised exponentially with each passing level, the challenges only grow steeper and steeper. In Lancaster Catholic’s case, that was something the Crusaders were about to find out first-hand on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal O’Hara High School […]

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Cardiac Crusaders Strike Again As Nevin Roman’s Last-Second Triple Pushes Lancaster Catholic Past Riverside, Into PIAA-3A Quarterfinal Round

March 18, 2021 Andy Herr

Lancaster Catholic 50 Riverside 47 First Round of PIAA 3A Boys March 17, 2021 For most teams, just making the postseason is an accomplishment worthy of celebrating. Fair enough. Then again, not everyone is exactly Lancaster Catholic either. Long established as one of the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s premier franchises, seeing the Crusaders succeed on the hardwood […]

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Historic Cocalico Postseason Run Ends In Heart-Wrenching Fashion As Eagles Fall In Final Seconds To Lower Dauphin In District 3-5A Title Game

March 12, 2021 Andy Herr

Typically, when we think of the month of March, we generally think of two things. Ironically, they just so happen to go hand in hand. First and foremost, we think of the game of basketball. After all, “March Madness” is a phrase that has become so popular that it has worked its way into the […]

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Cardiac Crusaders Remain Alive And Kicking As Lancaster Catholic Tops Columbia, Nabs Second Consecutive District 3 Crown

March 10, 2021 Andy Herr

In some ways, it was almost unfair that Columbia and Lancaster Catholic were forced to play one another again on Tuesday night. After all, what could they possibly do for an encore after playing one of the best games that the Lancaster-Lebanon League has seen in quite some time when the Crusaders were able to […]

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Central Dauphin Flexes Its Muscle As Rams Move On To District 3-6A Semifinal Round, Knock Out ‘Special Group’ From Warwick

March 6, 2021 Andy Herr

For the Warwick Warriors, the 2020-21 season figured to be one of more memorable years that the town of Lititz had seen from their boys on the hardwood for quite some time. After all, if there was a team in the Lancaster-Lebanon League that was built to withstand the total loss of an off-season thanks […]

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Hempfield Turns The Tables, Avenges League Title Loss As Black Knights Eliminate Lebanon In Nail-Biting District 3-6A Opener

March 4, 2021 Andy Herr

In some ways, when Hempfield and Lebanon matched up with one another in the opening round of the District 3-6A playoffs on Wednesday night, both the Black Knights and Cedars were in a no-win situation of sorts. After all, how in the world could they possibly top what was one of the best Lancaster-Lebanon League […]

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Columbia Overcomes Sluggish Start, Shoots Past Pequea Valley As Crimson Tide Advance To Semifinal Round Of District 3-3A Playoffs

March 3, 2021 Andy Herr

Losing is difficult. Losing a game in overtime is agonizing. Losing against a rival is painful. Losing in the playoffs is excruciating. Now, try and imagine if you had to wrap up all of those aspects into one. Suffice to say, that’s a hard chore to try and put just one singular word on that. […]

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Cedars Stand Tall As Lebanon Holds Off Hempfield To Claim Lancaster-Lebanon League Title In Nail-Biting Finale

February 28, 2021 Andy Herr

            Lebanon 41 Hempfield 40 LL Boys Final @ TWP Feb 27, 2021 To be perfectly honest, we didn’t know who would end up making it to Manheim Township this year to compete for the Lancaster-Lebanon League championship. Shoot, we didn’t know if anyone would be able to make it […]

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Fourth Quarter Surge Helps Vault Hempfield Into League Championship Game As Black Knights Eliminate Lancaster Catholic

February 26, 2021 Andy Herr

In many ways, seeing Hempfield and Lancaster Catholic matched up against one another in Thursday night’s Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinal tilt could best be summed up by using just two words: Dramatic and ironic. First, for the word dramatic. In Hempfield’s case, the Black Knights needed to beat McCaskey on Tuesday night in order to play […]

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Lancaster Catholic Outduels Columbia As Crusaders Prevail, Move On To League Semifinals In Four Overtime Thriller

February 24, 2021 Andy Herr

In Lancaster-Lebanon League circles, there are few rivalries that can compare to the high intensity, drama, and let’s just say “feelings” toward one another than that of Columbia and Lancaster Catholic. Yet for all the heroes, champions, and yes, even state champions, who have donned the uniform for both the Crusaders and Crimson Tide over […]

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Strong Second Half Fuels Lebanon As Cedars Power Past Columbia In Thrilling Interdivisional Clash

February 21, 2021 Andy Herr

          The final stretch of regular season play is often a peculiar time. On one hand, you have teams that are just going through the final motions of a long and arduous road. On another, you have those teams that are fighting to scratch their claw their way into the postseason, […]

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ELCO Outslugs Annville-Cleona As Raiders Claim County Bragging Rights In Saturday Afternoon Affair

February 14, 2021 Andy Herr

In its truest form, high school sports are a cyclical beast. Hamstrung, yet rooted in its most fundamental principle of a four-year maximum of eligibility, no team is ever truly immune from the wild swings of graduation losses and holdovers and impact that may have on a program on an ever-evolving year-to-year basis. And aside […]

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Pequea Valley Hangs Tough, Rallies Past Annville-Cleona As Braves Complete Season Sweep

February 12, 2021 Andy Herr

Every year right around this time in the world of Lancaster-Lebanon League basketball, most everyone’s attention is fully focused on the impending section title races along with the hunt for those elusive District 3 playoff berths as well. It’s certainly understandable of course. After all, who wouldn’t be intrigued by those nip and tuck divisional […]

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Lancaster Country Day Handles Business, Rides Strong Second Half Performance To Second Straight League Victory As Cougars Best Annville-Cleona On Senior Night

February 10, 2021 Andy Herr

Even though Lancaster Country Day has only been a full-fledged member of the Lancaster-Lebanon League for just three years now, the overarching outlook of the Cougars’ basketball season seems to consistently take on the same narrative perennially. First and foremast, scratch and flaw to get somewhere within the first two slots of the L-L Section […]

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Lebanon Uses Suffocating Effort To Stymie Warwick, Ascend To Top Of Section Two Standings As Cedars Notch Key Divisional Win

February 6, 2021 Andy Herr

When trying to concoct the ideal high school basketball game, there are usually the same key elements at play that help make up the perfect potion. First, make sure that the two competing teams are either rivals or divisional foes. Check. Second, if possible, make sure that it is either the first or only meeting […]

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