Andy’s Take


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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Cocalico Topples Garden Spot, Locks Up League Playoff Berth As Eagles Claim Section Three Title Outright

February 23, 2021 Dell Jackson

        Just when you thought that the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t possibly wreak any more havoc, try this on for size. Imagine if you will that you are a team that beat an opponent from within your own division in both of your head-to-head meetings during the season. Now, assume that both you […]

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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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Octorara Erases Early Deficit, Storms Past Northern Lebanon As Braves Complete Series Sweep

February 5, 2021 Andy Herr

We all knew heading into the 2020-21 high school basketball season that things were inevitably going to be different. Truth is however, I don’t think we really understood what exactly that really meant. For the Lancaster-Lebanon League, the conference’s tournament is without a shadow of a doubt the best league tournament going in all of […]

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Central York Hangs On, Withstands Hard-Charging McCaskey As Panthers Pick Up Key Nonconference Triumph

February 4, 2021 Andy Herr

Let’s face it. There’s just something special about seeing two iconic franchises square off against one another. In terms of District 3 basketball most specifically, you’d be hard-pressed to find two programs that have been better flagbearers for their respective leagues –and their own counties for that matter– than Central York and McCaskey respectively over […]

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Garden Spot Makes A Statement, Upends Cocalico In Latest Edition Of Section Three Chaos

January 29, 2021 Andy Herr

Over the course of a long and winding high school basketball season, no team is truly to immune the many ebbs and flows in terms of momentum, or lack thereof, that comes attached at the hip for such a long duration of time. In fact, for as much natural God-given talent that one team may […]

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