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Crespo Hits Career Milestone As Manheim Township Regains Its Mojo In Saturday Afternoon Victory Over Governor Mifflin

January 28, 2018 Andy Herr

The last time that the Manheim Township Blue Streaks and Governor Mifflin Mustangs hooked up on the basketball court, the result had seismic-like repercussions. On the late Saturday afternoon of January 28th last year, the Blue Streaks trekked northward to tangle with the then #1 ranked team in District 3 6A. It was a game […]

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E-Town Is Able To Stave Off Solanco In Tight Battle Between Two Up And Coming Programs

January 27, 2018 Andy Herr

Let’s face it. As a true competitor, there is simply nothing better than the thrill of victory. Perhaps the only thing that could make a win even sweeter would be emerging triumphant to break a long and frustrating losing streak. And ironically for both the E-Town Bears and Solanco Golden Mules, Thursday night provided the […]

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Northern Lebanon Shows Grit, Outslugs Manheim Central In Intersectional Thriller

January 26, 2018 Andy Herr

(Northern Lebanon’s Thomas Folmer Dribbles Up The Court Against Lancaster Catholic Earlier This Season) For most high school hoops fans, there is simply is nothing that matches the excitement and intensity of playoff basketball. And while some may feel like they will have to continue waiting patiently until the night of February 9th when the […]

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Total Team Effort Allows Lancaster Catholic To Hold Back Annville Cleona In Battle Between Two Former State Champions

January 24, 2018 Andy Herr

A league championship and a district championship. For most programs, those two accomplishments rarely ever come together as a package deal. But sure enough, they did last year for Lancaster Catholic. In fact, the Crusaders have seemed to make a habit of literally putting the two together considering Catholic was able to capture both L-L […]

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Colyer, Pequea Valley Stand Tall As Braves Tame Beavers

January 23, 2018 Andy Herr

Every night in the L-L League has it’s fair share of big games. To most, one would assume that these are the type of games that pit section leaders against those near the top of the standings as they battle it out down the final furlong for division supremacy. Sure, those games are “big” on […]

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Wilson Powers Past Garden Spot As Bulldogs Knock Off Red Hot Spartans In Key Nonconference Battle

January 20, 2018 Andy Herr

The old adage is that you want to be playing your best brand of basketball heading into the home stretch. Well in the case of the Garden Spot Spartans, that phrase was more than just wishful thinking. It had become a stone cold fact. Coming into their Saturday afternoon game against perennial District 3 stalwart […]

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Cedar Crest Shows Its Mettle As Falcons Squash Warwick Upset Bid

January 20, 2018 Andy Herr

  Ask any coach in any sport at any level and they’re bound to tell you that there are certain places where they just don’t like to play. Talk to the head men patrolling the sidelines in Lancaster Lebanon Section 1 Boys’ Basketball and there’s one answer you may get back that could catch you […]

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Three Point Barrage Helps ELCO Surge Past Solanco In Saturday Afternoon Thriller

January 14, 2018 Andy Herr

Sometimes all you really need is a spark. In the case of the ELCO Raiders Boys’ Basketball team, any sort of momentum that could be generated following a 2017 calendar year which saw the Raiders post a sub 500 record both overall and in the section would likely do wonders for this young crop of […]

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Suffocating Second Half Defense Helps Manheim Central Pass Another Test As Barons Nip Garden Spot

January 10, 2018 Andy Herr

On Saturday afternoon the Garden Spot Boys Basketball team boarded the bus in New Holland and set their sights on Manheim Central where the Spartans would venture to play a basketball game. But no, the Spartans wouldn’t be matching up with the hometown Barons on this day. Instead, Garden Spot looked across at the other […]

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Reading Outlasts McCaskey As Red Knights Author Latest Chapter In Historic Rivalry

January 7, 2018 Andy Herr

When talking about the Reading Red Knight Boys’ Basketball program, there may never be a night quite as sweet as the one on March 25, 2017. By now, you’re probably well aware of the story. That after all, was the night where the entire city of Reading descended upon the Giant Center to watch their […]

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Last Second Kortright Bucket Ends Chaotic Final Minute As Lebanon Upends Conestoga Valley

January 6, 2018 Andy Herr

This week, every L-L basketball team was preparing for the same opponent. Mother Nature. Turn on the news or venture outside and it’s easy to see why. As this week’s nor’easter traversed up the eastern seaboard, leaving a dumping of snowfall and sub-artic temperatures behind in it’s wake, odds were high that several high school […]

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Smith, Lampeter-Strasburg Stand Tall Amid Late Lancaster Mennonite Surge

January 3, 2018 Andy Herr

The playoffs. One simple phrase that can pack quite the punch. For some, offseason aspirations of playing in the postseason have already been squelched, if not already in serious jeopardy for others. And while we have to wait until mid-February to formally kickoff the postseason in L-L Boys Basketball, Wednesday night at Lancaster Mennonite promised […]

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Stifling Defensive Effort Allows Manheim Central To Remain Atop Section 2 As Barons Tame Cocalico In Key Division Clash

January 3, 2018 Andy Herr

There’s no denying it. There’s just something different about rivalry games. Practices leading up are more intense, players and coaches are a little more dialed in, and the fans are a little more rabid. For both Manheim Central and Cocalico, all those elements and more came together on Tuesday night in Manheim as the Barons […]

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Dramatic Fourth Quarter Comeback Propels Bishop McDevitt To Claim Allen Restorations Tournament Title Over E-Town

December 30, 2017 Andy Herr

When people typically think of the word “championship,” chances are they’re harkening back to those titles that are achieved during postseason play. And while those certainly may be the ones that garner the most attention and prestige, they should not take away from those that are won during the regular season. Without a doubt, even […]

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Lebanon Catholic Battles But Falls Short To Faith Christian Of West Virginia In Opening Round Of Mount Calvary Holiday Tournament

December 30, 2017 Andy Herr

Every year during the quiet time between Christmas and New Year’s, many will often look back and reflect on the year that was, hoping that the upcoming year on the horizon will serve as the best one yet to date. For the Lebanon Catholic Beavers, that same promise of optimism and good fortune likely cannot […]

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