Andy’s Take


West York Leaves No Doubt As Bulldogs Show Off Bark And Bite In Nonleague Win Over Donegal

January 20, 2020 Andy Herr

In the game of basketball, not all losses are created equal. Yes, while all are painful in their own unique way, whether you find yourself coming up shy by just one-point, or by as many as say 50-points, the feeling can be nonetheless painful no matter how big or how small. However, there is arguably […]

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Late-Game Heroics Help Lift Cocalico Past Manheim Central As Eagles Pick Up ‘Enormous’ Section Three Rivalry Victory

January 18, 2020 Andy Herr

No matter how you try and slice it, there is simply nothing that can match, nor surpass the intensity of an excitement of a rivalry game. Okay, sure. But once you add in a healthy dose of high stakes and great significance into an already explosive concoction, you’re left with a highly combustible compound that […]

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Octorara Finishes Strong, Silences Solanco As Braves Begin Playoff Push With Crossover Victory

January 17, 2020 Andy Herr

As crazy as it is to believe, just one look at the calendar likely causes more than a few teams in the Lancaster-Lebanon League to recognize that their season has now reached its bewitching hour. Not the least of which likely just so happened to be the Octorara Braves. For the Braves, a school in […]

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ELCO Continues Scintillating Stretch, Muscles Past Wyomissing As Raiders Notch Key Nonconference Victory

January 16, 2020 Andy Herr

If you were to ask any coach around, chances are that they’d tell you that would much rather prefer to be playing their best ball at the stretch run of the season. Well, that still may end up being the case for the ELCO Raiders and 10th year head coach Brad Conners, you’d be hard-pressed […]

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Lampeter-Strasburg Starts Fast, Handles Solanco In Section Three Rivalry Tilt As Pioneers Remain Perfect In League Play

January 14, 2020 Andy Herr

Sometimes in life, waiting can be the hardest part. Ironically enough, as it related to Lampeter-Strasburg and Solanco most specifically, that was indeed the case when it came to these two backyard rivals going up against one another on the hardwood for the first time this year. Last week if you recall, the Lancaster-Lebanon League […]

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Pequea Valley Overcomes Sluggish Start, Uses Homecourt Advantage To Score Key Divisional Win Over Lancaster Country Day

January 11, 2020 Andy Herr

Let’s be honest here for just a second. Yes, while the window of a high school basketball season may seem long given that the regular season creeps into the span of three calendar months, the season likely seems a whole heck of a lot longer when you find yourself coming up short more often than […]

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Lebanon Catholic Makes Quick Work Of Susquenita As Beavers Top Blackhawks, Proceed On Playoff Hunt

January 10, 2020 Andy Herr

As cliché and overused as the phrase may be, the fact of the matter is that each and every team does indeed have different narratives that shape and ultimately help define the overall success of their respective seasons. And when talking about Lancaster-Lebanon Boys’ Basketball most specifically, there is arguably no other ballclub that gives […]

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Crimson Tide Rides The Wave As Columbia Picks Up Emotional Win, Silences Antietam In Nonconference Clash

January 9, 2020 Andy Herr

No matter what the sport and no matter what the level of play, there are certain undeniable homefield advantages. That said, there are those, and then there are TRUE, undeniable homefield advantages. Sure enough, the Lancaster-Lebanon League is certainly no exception to the rule. While it may be small, Columbia’s “House on the Hill” packs […]

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Lebanon Stands Tall As Cedars Topple Manheim Township In Heavyweight Crossover Fight

January 7, 2020 Andy Herr

It’s been long-believed that taking a break and going far away — in some instances far, far away — can often be the best remedy in terms of clearing your mind and coming back stronger than you were before you left. Granted, while we’re not talking about taking a respite from the stuffy confines of […]

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Dallastown Turns Up The Pressure, Uses ‘Identity’ To Claim Key Nonconference Road Win At Penn Manor

January 5, 2020 Andy Herr

Without fail, the arrival of each and every season brings with it the ascension of several feel-good stories that can warm up even the coldest of nights during the bitter winter months. In terms of the Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys’ Basketball scene most specifically, perhaps the narrative that fits such a description this season was one […]

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Cedar Crest Withstands Conestoga Valley Upset Bid, Remains Unbeaten As Falcons Hold Off Buckskins In Crossover Contest

January 3, 2020 Andy Herr

Recently, the world at large just went through a major metamorphosis a couple days ago in the ushering in of a new year and with it, a brand-new decade as well. Yet while some are likely inspired about the prospect that both a literal and figurative fresh start can bring, there are sure to be […]

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ELCO Shoots Down Eastern York, Uses Offensive Barrage To Claim Eastern York Holiday Tournament Title

December 31, 2019 Andy Herr

If you’re at all familiar with the Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys’ Basketball scene, chances are rather high that you’re probably already well-aware that the Section Four race figures to be one that will be action-packed and will more than likely not be anywhere finalized until the final few nights of the regular season given the list […]

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Lancaster Mennonite Rebounds, Topples Lancaster Country Day In Impromptu Section Five Tussle As Blazers Claim Third-Place In Wyomissing Holiday Tournament

December 28, 2019 Andy Herr

As the crow flies, the campuses of Lancaster Mennonite and Lancaster Country Day are separated by roughly 10 miles. So, naturally, it would be expected that any and every time that the Blazers and Cougars happen to square off against one another that the setting would be situated somewhere on the outskirts of the Red […]

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Lower Merion Comes Up Aces, Silences Hempfield To Meet Central York In Hempfield Holiday Classic Championship

December 28, 2019 Andy Herr

In the world of Pennsylvania high school basketball, there are great programs, and then there is an altogether separate category. The category of royalty. And when you find yourself tasked with tabulating the best of the best that the state has to offer, any such list that fails to include the Lower Marion Aces is […]

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Warwick Snaps Back, Grounds Down Garden Spot For Opening Round Win In Lititz Flooring Company Holiday Tournament

December 26, 2019 Andy Herr

Without fail, one of the most fun, yet equally grueling aspects of being considered a member of the media is putting your prognosticator cap on prior to the start of the season and determining who you think will ultimately rise to the top and compete for a league championship. And if we’re talking about the […]

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