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2021 Garden Spot West Reading Summer League Schedule

June 2, 2021 Andy Herr

(Games played at West Reading Playground)   Tuesday June 29 Garden Spot vs Berks Catholic: 7:15 pm Garden Spot vs Exeter: 8:20pm   Thursday July 1 Garden Spot vs Warwick: 6:20pm  Garden Spot vs Governor Mifflin: 7:15pm   Tuesday July 6 Garden Spot vs Cedar Crest: 6:20pm (Court 1) Garden Spot vs Berks Catholic: 7:15pm […]

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2021 Warwick West Reading Summer League Schedule

June 2, 2021 Andy Herr

(Games played at West Reading Playground)   Wednesday June 30 Warwick vs Cedar Crest: 7:15pm  Warwick vs Wilson: 8:10pm   Thursday July 1 Warwick vs Exeter: 5:25pm  Warwick vs Garden Spot: 6:20pm   Tuesday July 13 Warwick vs Wilson: 6:20pm (Court 1) Warwick vs Berks Catholic: 7:15pm (Court 1)   Wednesday July 14 Warwick vs […]

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2021 Cedar Crest West Reading Summer League Schedule

June 2, 2021 Andy Herr

(Games played at West Reading Playground)   Wednesday June 23 Cedar Crest vs Wilson: 7:15pm Cedar Crest vs Exeter: 8:10pm   Wednesday June 30 Cedar Crest vs Berks Catholic: 6:20pm Cedar Crest vs Warwick: 7:15pm   Tuesday July 6 Cedar Crest vs Governor Mifflin: 5:25pm (Court 1) Cedar Crest vs Garden Spot: 6:20pm (Court 1) […]

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2021 Ephrata West Reading Summer League Schedule

June 2, 2021 Andy Herr

(Games played at West Reading Playground)   Monday June 21 Ephrata vs Oley Valley: 7:15pm Ephrata vs Tulpehocken: 8:10pm   Thursday July 8 Ephrata vs Daniel Boone: 6:20pm (Court 2) Ephrata vs Conrad Weiser: 7:15pm (Court 2)   Wednesday July 14 Ephrata vs Wyomissing: 6:20pm (Court 2) Ephrata vs Twin Valley: 7:15pm (Court 2)   […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (6A Classification)

May 1, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle…   Rahsool Diggins earned All-State recognition as both a sophomore and junior, but he changed his game for his senior season at Archbishop Wood. Knowing he’d be playing point guard at the University of Connecticut he prepared himself by playing that role for the Vikings. Diggins’ […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportwriters’ All-State Team (5A Classification)

April 30, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP…   Archbishop Ryan’s Aaron Lemon-Warren was leading the powerful Philadelphia Catholic League in scoring in the 2019-20 season when a broken foot shut him down for the year. Ryan started this season two weeks after everyone else in the PCL due to a COVID-19 shutdown, and the PCL […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (4A Classification)

April 29, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP…   It was far from a normal boys’ basketball season for Neumann-Goretti, one of Pennsylvania’s most successful programs. The Saints, who have won nine state championships since 2009, went 4-6 with no postseason in 2020-21, thanks to a combination of pandemic-related issues and the use, acknowledged by the […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (3A Classification)

April 28, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP…   “The only thing on my bucket list that I really want,’’ Loyalsock boys’ basketball coach Ron Insinger told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette last month, was a state championship. Insinger’s Lancers got him there a few days later, defeating Brookville 75-53 for the PIAA Class 3A championship and completing […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (2A Classification)

April 27, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP….   No Pennsylvania high school basketball team had a better year than Class AA state champion Sacred Heart, a truth reflected in voting for the Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ all-state team. Jake DiMichele, a 6-3 junior swingman for the Chargers, is the AA player of the year, which goes to […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (1A Classification)

April 26, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP….   Berlin Brothersvalley, a small public high school in Somerset County, accomplished about all it could in boys’ basketball the past two years without winning a state championship. The Mountaineers went a combined 55-3, and were stopped short of the big prize by COVID-19 halting the PIAA tournament […]

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2020-21 Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ All-State Team (Non-PIAA)

April 25, 2021 Andy Herr

Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP…   High honors have gotten routine and redundant for Germantown Academy basketball star Jordan Longino. Longino, a 6-4 senior guard bound for Villanova, is the Non-PIAA Player of the Year, which goes to the leading vote-getter for the Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ Non-PIAA all-state team, announced Sunday. Longino was Class […]

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Cipalla, Lancaster-Lebanon League Seniors Put On Memorable Final Show In Annual All-Star Game

April 21, 2021 Andy Herr

For as strange of a year that the 2020-21 Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys’ high school basketball season was, any semblance of normalcy—no matter how brief it may have been—was always a welcomed sign. From players suiting up in masks, to teams literally having to live by the mantra of “taking one day at a time” in […]

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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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