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All Section LLhoops.com Teams: 2021-22

April 15, 2022 Andy Herr

Ed note: Welcome to the 2021-22 All LLhoops.com teams. Between Dell and Andy, we saw each player at least once. We continue with our 6 player teams- more awards for more deserving players. Names appear in alphabetical order.  Enjoy!   Section One First Team Ethan Benne (Penn Manor) Sebastian Henson (Manheim Township) Fernando Marquez (Cedar Crest) […]

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2022 Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Stars Score, Keep Scoring, Then Score Some More As Departing Senior Class Explodes For 242 Combined Points In Annual Showcase Game

April 6, 2022 Andy Herr

No matter how you may try and slice it, you’d be hard-pressed to argue that this most recent season of Lancaster-Lebanon League boys’ basketball was anything but a success story. Simply put, while the teams that reside in the L-L as a whole not only made a case for moving the conference upwards into the […]

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Musings And Takeaways From State Finals Weekend At Giant Center (2022 Edition)

March 28, 2022 Andy Herr

Well, the three-day, hour-long drive that yours truly took from Denver to Hershey on Route 322 this past weekend has since come and gone. Candidly, it’s always a bittersweet moment to walk out of Giant Center late on a Saturday night (usually in gale force winds too for whatever the reason) in knowing and acknowledging […]

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Old Forge Pulls Out All The Stops (And Scores) As Blue Devils Get Past Lancaster Mennonite For Second Consecutive Season To Reach The PIAA-2A State Semifinals

March 17, 2022 Andy Herr

The following are simply cold-hard facts. The state of Pennsylvania ranks as the fifth-most populous state in all the Union. With such a distinction, it’s easy to reconcile that fact once you consider that the state is home to some roughly 13-million people and change. Not only that, but the state’s governing scholastic sports body, […]

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Fourth Quarter Lull Proves Costly As Devon Prep Surges Past Columbia, Reaches Quarterfinal Round Of PIAA-3A Tournament As Crimson Tide ‘Goes Down Swinging’

March 14, 2022 Andy Herr

  Remember the year 2020? Yeah, I know we all do in our own unique ways. Remember March 2020 more specifically? Certainly, right? After all, that’s right when everyone’s collective world turned completely upside down around the globe. Of course, if you’re more so of the PIAA boys’ basketball crowd specifically, you will probably remember […]

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Nativity Starts Fast, Rises Past Lancaster Country Day As Hilltoppers Set Their Sights On Quarterfinal Round of PIAA-1A Tournament

March 12, 2022 Andy Herr

In a lot of ways, it’s one of the worst kept secrets known to man. Well, maybe not to ALL of mankind I suppose, but certainly for those who operate and reside within the high school basketball community that is. And of course, that “secret” being that the further and further you advance in the […]

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Neumann-Goretti Looks The Part As Saints Oust ELCO In PIAA-4A First Round, Move One Step Closer To Ninth State Championship

March 9, 2022 Andy Herr

Over the span of its entire history, the ELCO Raiders boys’ basketball team has made it to the PIAA state tournament two times. On Tuesday night, it that number would get bumped up to three once the group from Myerstown set sail for Cardinal O’Hara High School, just on the western outskirts of Philadelphia. However, […]

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Red Knights Remain The Gold Standard As Reading Wins Consecutive District 3-6A Crowns, Fends Off Feisty Warwick Effort For Program’s 23rd Title

March 6, 2022 Andy Herr

You know, it’s somewhat funny in a way. By most assumptions, by the time you reach the championship round of the District 3 playoffs that ultimately concludes at the Giant Center, there largely figures to be a few names that you can expect to find there waiting for your viewing pleasure, but particularly in the […]

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Lancaster Mennonite Staves Off Persistent Mounts’ Advances As Blazers Top Antietam For Second Consecutive Season To Claim District 3-2A Gold

March 6, 2022 Andy Herr

Quick question here for the audience, but how many of you would like to pretend that the last couple of years, last year in particular, never took place at all? A fair amount? Yeah, kinda figured as much. Okay, but I see not everyone in the crowd has their hand raised here. Who’s that abstaining? […]

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Lampeter-Strasburg Passes Another Test As Pioneers Add A New Trophy, District 3-5A Gold, Following Victory Over Shippensburg En Route To 27-0 Record

March 4, 2022 Andy Herr

When the fine folks at the District 3 office got together earlier in the year and ultimately rolled out the schedule and slate of championship games that were going to be held inside the Giant Center in the early portion of the month of March, you can best believe that every boys’ basketball program from […]

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Lampeter-Strasburg Is The Last To Blink As Pioneers Stare Down Hershey, Prevail In Wild Triple Overtime Thriller To Advance To District 3-5A Title Game

March 1, 2022 Andy Herr

There was a time not all that long ago – just a few years ago to be exact – that Monday’s District 3-5A semifinal game between Hershey and Lampeter-Strasburg would’ve held up at Giant Center. And sure, while change can sometimes present itself in a manner akin to that of an welcomed house guest, it […]

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Warwick Takes A Punch, Responds With A Knockout As Warriors Topple Cumberland Valley To Advance To District 3-6A Final Four

February 26, 2022 Andy Herr

No matter how you slice it, whether you consider that the circumstances regarding the considerable shrinkage of the PIAA basketball bracket last March in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic to be a necessary move or not, there most figured to be winners and losers because of such a decision. The good news? Well, the fact […]

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Columbia Earns Sweet Reward As Crimson Tide Weathers The Storm, Vanquishes Lancaster Catholic To Advance To Hershey’s Giant Center For District 3-3A Title Game Next Saturday Afternoon

February 25, 2022 Andy Herr

For all the many rivalries housed within the Lancaster-Lebanon League, there are simply some that rise above all others. You know, those special few series’ that are truly generational? Well, try as they might in terms of splitting both Columbia and Lancaster Catholic up from another over the last couple of years by putting the […]

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Landis Leads The Way, Reaches 1,000-Point Milestone As Lancaster Country Day Takes Care Of New Covenant Christian To Roll Into District 3-1A Semifinal Round And State Playoff Field

February 22, 2022 Andy Herr

Admittedly, prior to Lancaster Country Day coming into the Lancaster-Lebanon League, not many fans who associate themselves with the L-L basketball landscape likely had paid much if any attention whatsoever to the goings on taking place with the 1A classification system. Okay, while that may be true, since the small private school that is situated […]

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Three-Point Plays –Both Old School And Conventional — Spur Lampeter-Strasburg To Lancaster-Lebanon League Title As Pioneers Prevail Against Hempfield, Keep Perfect Record Alive In Absolute Thriller

February 19, 2022 Andy Herr

It’s a hard ask in a lot of ways. You know, having a championship game live up to all its anticipated billing and then some. Fair enough, but if there were two Lancaster-Lebanon League squads that figured to put on the best show of all in this year’s boys’ basketball title fight, it was presumed […]

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