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Manheim Township Completes Late-Season Stretch Run As Impressive Second Half Performance Helps Push Blue Streaks Past Cedar Crest In Regular Season Finale

February 5, 2020 Andy Herr

When you think of the final night of the regular season, chances are that you might envision a team in the situation that Manheim Township found themselves in on Tuesday night. Backs against the wall, desperately trying to protect the very-last District 3 playoff spot, all while having everything come to a head on Senior […]

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Lancaster County Christian Holds Steady, Makes Winning Plays As Lions Hold Off Hard-Charging Lancaster Country Day In Nonconference Clash

February 4, 2020 Andy Herr

At the start of the last decade, the college sports world had its overall landscape rocked with the restructuring of conference realignment. Yes, with the presumption of some major, well-known conferences possibly going under when coupled with the prospect of some conferences expanding out to a possible 16-team “superconferences,” numerous universities were left scrambling for […]

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Twin Valley Hangs Tough, Staves Off Valiant Late-Game Ephrata Charge As Raiders Prevail In Nonleague Tussle

February 2, 2020 Andy Herr

Okay, here’s a simple truth that comes contained with the framework of any high school basketball season. Yes, while the season can be undeniably long, especially if you find yourself with a goose egg still hanging in the win column with the finish line of the regular season rapidly approaching in your windshield view, the […]

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Dominant Second Half Performance Catapults Lampeter-Strasburg Past Cocalico As Pioneers Keep Unblemished Section Three Record Intact

February 1, 2020 Andy Herr

With just one calendar week remaining in this year’s Lancaster-Lebanon League high school basketball regular season, it’s uncommon –almost rare as a matter of fact—to see the league tournament field already filled out and largely compiled heading into the final night of league-play this coming Tuesday. And in an ironic twist of fate, Section Three’s […]

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E-Town Leaves No Doubt, Continues Sprint Towards Postseason In Resounding Crossover Triumph Over Hempfield

January 31, 2020 Andy Herr

In sports, much like in show business, sometimes the sequels can be extremely difficult to surpass. Fitting then that the E-Town Bears, a team full of well-known stars, happened to find themselves in that very same position heading into their Thursday night Lancaster-Lebanon League crossover tilt against Hempfield. You see, just a few night ago […]

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Middletown Starts Fast, Explodes Past Pequea Valley As Blue Raiders Notch Late-Season Nonleague Road Win

January 30, 2020 Andy Herr

At this stage of the season, you’re likely playing somewhere within the scope of three main scenarios. First, the place where everyone desires to reside come late-January, is to be firmly and comfortably entrenched within some sort of playoff field, whether it be leagues or districts. The second, the type of situation that is far […]

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Young Barons Flash Fearlessness And Fortitude As Manheim Central Outduels Northern Lebanon In Overtime Classic

January 24, 2020 Andy Herr

No matter what the sport and no matter what the level of competition, there are always a few certain places that likely create a general feeling of queasiness when a team looks at their schedule at the beginning of the season before soon discovering that they must travel to one of the toughest places in […]

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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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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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