Andy’s Take


Lancaster Mennonite Shows Fight, Succumbs To Neumann-Goretti In PIAA-3A Opening Round Matchup

March 10, 2019 Andy Herr

When thinking of the PIAA state playoffs, chances are that most of the matchups — especially those that take place in the first round — are games that feature two teams from various of pockets of the commonwealth against one another that often have no history whatsoever. But on Saturday afternoon at Father Judge High […]

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Sun Valley Shoots Past Garden Spot As Vanguards Advance To Second Round Of PIAA-5A Tournament

March 9, 2019 Andy Herr

When trying to assess and determine who the most impressive basketball programs have been inside the Lancaster-Lebanon League the past two seasons, it’s understandable for one to get caught up in the same familiar names. Names such as Cedar Crest, Hempfield, E-Town, Lampeter-Strasburg, Lancaster Mennonite, Lancaster Catholic and Manheim Township are often the ones that […]

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Lancaster Country Day Finds Sweet Redemption As Cougars Claw Past Halifax To Win District 3-1A Title

February 27, 2019 Andy Herr

It’s a beautiful and wondrous thing when a plan comes together so perfectly isn’t it? Sure, while that saying may be true when applying it to every-day life, it also just so happened to be applicable when talking about this year’s Lancaster Country Day squad as well. Rewind the clock back to this time a […]

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Lancaster Catholic Digs Deep, Perseveres Past Susquehanna Township En Route To District 3-4A Title Game

February 26, 2019 Andy Herr

Although they may not be called the Wildcats, Cougars, or anything else of the feline variety, it certainly would have been more than apropos for Lancaster Catholic to have such a nickname given the way in which they persevered past Littlestown on Thursday night, truly receiving at least a second life this season down in […]

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Harrisburg Fends Off Hard-Charging Cedar Crest As Falcons Drop To Consolation Bracket In District 3-6A Playoffs

February 23, 2019 Andy Herr

As unbelievable as it may seem in today’s day and age, there was a time not all that long ago when the prospect of witnessing a possible matchup between Harrisburg and Cedar Crest would have made even the most loyal of Falcons supporters squirm just ever so slightly in their seats. But unless you’ve been […]

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Lancaster Country Day Plays ‘Complete Game’ In District 3-1A Quarterfinal Win Over Lancaster County Christian

February 22, 2019 Andy Herr

When the District 3 playoff brackets were ultimately unveiled for the first time officially and released to the general public last week, there was one theme that became abundantly clear when trying to assess where the Lancaster-Lebanon League fell in relation to the overall scope of everything. That being the fact that nearly everyone from […]

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Pioneers Regain Their Swagger As Lampeter-Strasburg Halts Big Spring For Opening Round Victory In District 3-5A Playoffs

February 19, 2019 Andy Herr

Chances are that you’ve probably heard the postseason be referred to as the “second season.” Well, in the case of the Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers, a fresh start with a new lease on life was precisely what the doctor had ordered. And not a moment too soon either. Aside from a minor slip up to Central Dauphin […]

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Crespo, Manheim Township Seniors Make History As Blue Streaks Secure First Lancaster-Lebanon League Title In Win Over Warwick

February 17, 2019 Andy Herr

Without a shadow of a doubt, there is just something so inherently pure about rivalry games. But admittedly, when you raise the stakes and put a championship on the line, games such as Saturday’s Lancaster-Lebanon League title game between Manheim Township and Warwick can end up taking on a life of their own. As far […]

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Warwick Lights Up Cedar Crest As Warriors Advance To First L-L League Title Game Since 1990

February 15, 2019 Andy Herr

Let’s rewind for a moment back to 2007. George W. Bush was getting set to enter the final year of his two-term presidency, Facebook was quickly becoming the tidal wave of the social media future, and “Irreplaceable” by Beyoncé was blowing up the Billboard music charts. But if one happened to be in and around […]

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Garden Spot Advances To L-L Quarterfinal Round, Hold Off Columbia Young Guns In Triple Overtime Game For The Ages

February 9, 2019 Andy Herr

For any team, the goal of reaching the postseason is likely the one desired outcome that resides above all others before heading off on a season-long journey. And should a team be able to accomplish said goal and secure one of those precious bids into the playoffs, chances are that they want to be playing […]

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Warwick Cruises Past Solanco, Into Postseason With Resounding Performance In Regular Season Finale

February 6, 2019 Andy Herr

For many teams, Tuesday night around the Lancaster-Lebanon League signified the end of the road as far as the 2018-19 campaign was concerned. But perhaps no team in the entirety of the 26-team L-L landscape would have a more interesting Tuesday evening than the Solanco Golden Mules. As far as the group from Quarryville was […]

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Ephrata Exorcises Demons In Thrilling Senior Night Victory Over Conestoga Valley

February 2, 2019 Andy Herr

Believe it or not, Friday night around the Lancaster-Lebanon League signified the start of the final week of the regular season. And while some teams found themselves having the opportunity to improve upon or ultimately seize a playoff berth in the final few days of this season’s campaign, others unfortunately were not so lucky. But […]

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Eastern York Withstands High Tide, Knocks Off Columbia In Key Rivalry Test

January 29, 2019 Andy Herr

While there is no denying that the end of this year’s high school basketball season is now rapidly approaching, there are many teams around the Lancaster-Lebanon League that are currently eyeing up their chances of fulfilling a preseason goal of perhaps locking down a much-desired playoff berth. Yet even despite the fact that the final […]

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Lancaster Catholic Fends Off Octorara As Crusaders Remain Perfect In Section Four Play

January 26, 2019 Andy Herr

For Lancaster-Lebanon League high school basketball fans, a quick glance at the calendar shows us that we are currently within the final days of January. In other words, the time of year when those old, familiar programs typically begin hitting their stride with the playoffs quickly approaching. And wouldn’t you know it, perhaps the bluest […]

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Garden Spot Survives Furious Cocalico Rally As Spartans Score ‘Program Win’

January 25, 2019 Andy Herr

While Thursday night around the Lancaster-Lebanon League may not have produced the largest of schedules, that certainly did not mean that the abbreviated docket was not short in its ability to produce a fair share of intriguing storylines and matchups to help tantalize the palate. But perhaps the one that stood out above all the […]

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