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Hempfield Grinds Past Penn Manor In Triple Overtime Classic

January 24, 2019 Andy Herr

The last time they saw one another, Penn Manor and Hempfield waged an unforgettable war. After starting off in an early hole, thanks in large part to the efforts of Hempfield’s dynamic senior point guard Eli Washington, Penn Manor kept chiseling away at the Black Knights’ lead throughout the remainder of the contest that early […]

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Lampeter-Strasburg Handles Garden Spot As Pioneers Remain Perfect In League Play

January 19, 2019 Andy Herr

Okay, before we begin, let’s make one thing perfectly clear right off the bat here. Nobody in the Lancaster-Lebanon League has had a better start to the season this year than Lampeter-Strasburg. End of discussion. On the surface, the Pioneers’ start to the 2018-19 campaign would be remarkable in its own right. But when you […]

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Second Half Drought Proves Fatal As ELCO Falls To Wyomissing In Nonleague Scrap

January 16, 2019 Andy Herr

When trying to handicap Section 4 of the Lancaster-Lebanon League before the start of the season, the ELCO Raiders figured to play a significant role in the outcome of events that would take place throughout the three months of the regular season. And up until this point, they certainly have not disappointed. Coming into their […]

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Third Quarter Flurry Helps Push Octorara Past Northern Lebanon In Section Four Tussle

January 16, 2019 Andy Herr

When the Octorara School District was formally instated for full-time membership status into the Lancaster-Lebanon League now nearly three years ago, it was only natural for L-L fans both far and wide to plug the village of Atglen, Pennsylvania into their GPS systems to see where exactly this new destination would take them. But perhaps […]

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Cougars Regain Their Mojo As Lancaster Country Day Outduels Tulpehocken In Defensive Battle

January 13, 2019 Andy Herr

When Lancaster Country Day was welcomed into the Lancaster-Lebanon League with full-time membership status this season, chances are that nearly everyone around the league was particularly curious to see how the Cougars would measure up in their first season playing against some of the league’s heavyweights that have routinely established themselves as some of central […]

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Cocalico Continues Torrid Stretch As Eagles Knock Off Solanco For Fifth Straight Victory

January 12, 2019 Andy Herr

For any team, the goal of peaking at just the right time takes on the upmost of importance throughout the long journey of a high school basketball campaign. If you were to sit down and pick the brain of any coach regardless of the level or of sport, chances are that they would tell you […]

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E-Town Leaves No Doubt As Bears Blitz Twin Valley In Nonleague Affair

January 9, 2019 Andy Herr

As hard it may be to believe, we’ve officially reached the midway point of the regular season. But perhaps what’s even harder to believe? The fact that races for playoff spots are only just now heating up. For some teams, the halfway mark of the season serves as the perfect opportunity to look back and […]

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Annville-Cleona Continues To Sizzle As Hot-Shooting Dutchmen Topple Columbia In Key Section Five Clash

January 9, 2019 Andy Herr

When trying to assess the enormity of a conference that is as large in scope such as the Lancaster-Lebanon League is, sometimes it’s quite possible to miss some of the better storylines that are constantly developing. After all, it’s very easy and downright understandable to get caught up in all the glitz and glamour that […]

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Manheim Township Shows Resolve, Picks Up Crucial Win Over Central York In War Of The Roses Showcase

January 5, 2019 Andy Herr

Preseason expectations. While most will say that they would love to have lofty goals and expectations placed upon them before the season begins in full, often serving as an indication that big things are expected for the season ahead, it’s not exactly a characteristic that is designed the faint of heart either. After all, sometimes […]

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Lampeter-Strasburg Continues Stellar Play With Workmanlike Road Win At Manheim Central

January 5, 2019 Andy Herr

They say that getting to the top is hard. They also say that staying at the mountaintop is even harder. Well, “they” clearly were not referring the 2018-19 Lampeter-Strasburg Pioneers in their case study. By now, you probably already know the story here, but it’s so good that it bears repeating anyway. Last season, the […]

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Penn Manor Makes A Statement As Roldan’s Heroics Lift Comets Past Hempfield In Section One Thriller

January 4, 2019 Andy Herr

In sports, there are fast starts and then there are truly fast starts. For the Penn Manor Comets, the beginning of the 2018-19 campaign has been one for the ages. Literally. When one thinks of Lancaster-Lebanon League Section 1 basketball throughout the last handful of years, chances are that the same few teams typically come […]

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Cedar Crest Holds Off Lebanon In Overtime Thriller, Completes Season Sweep In Holiday Tournament Finale

December 30, 2018 Andy Herr

The saying goes that absence makes the heart grow fonder. The only thing is, whoever uttered that phrase clearly hasn’t been to Lebanon County in quite a while. After all, don’t bother mentioning something like that to either Cedar Crest or Lebanon. They’re simply not having any of it. Aside from being one of the […]

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Cedar Cliff Outlasts Donegal In Opening Round Of East Pennsboro Holiday Tournament

December 29, 2018 Andy Herr

For some of us, the start of a new year brings with it the hopeful promise of those age-old resolutions that are used as a means of self-motivation to help better ourselves over the course of the upcoming 365 days. And while those lists generally start off in some form the following manner, whether it […]

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Second Half Surge Pushes Lancaster Catholic To Third-Place Finish In Lititz Flooring Holiday Tournament

December 28, 2018 Andy Herr

In basketball, much like in life, sometimes things don’t exactly go according to plan. Take this year’s Warwick holiday tournament as a prime example. Coming into the week, the likelihood appeared to be strong that Warwick and Lancaster Catholic would end up playing against each other on the tourney’s final evening. The only thing was, […]

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Garden Spot Remains Hot As Spartans Grind Past Warwick, Advance To Lititz Flooring Tournament Championship

December 27, 2018 Andy Herr

Truth be told, it’s not very often that history happens to be on the line when it comes to yearly holiday basketball tournaments. On the contrary however when talking about this year’s Warwick Christmas tourney as presented by Lititz Flooring. After all, capturing their own Christmas tournament crown is an achievement that has eluded Warwick since […]

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