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Muhlenberg Downs Cedar Cliff 70-44 in 6A District Three Quarterfinal

March 6, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Laureldale) When a basketball team is without two of its better players you expect it will effect the team.  In the case of Muhlenberg, it seemed to be a rallying cry for “next man up.”  Friday night The Mules used the first half of its District Quarterfinal game with Cedar Cliff to develop its new […]

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“BIG” Spring(s) Past Berks Catholic 38-33 In Girls 4A Quarterfinal

March 6, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Reading) The names sure fit Friday night for the Big Spring Bulldogs.  In so many critical moments of this 4A District Three Quarterfinal road matchup vs Berks Catholic players came up BIG time.  This group of girls displayed grit, toughness and determination throughout the game like a group of Bulldogs.   And a stellar fourth quarter […]

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Governor Mifflin Girls Bounce Ephrata 57-33, Mollica Tops 1,000 Career Points For The Mustangs

March 4, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Ephrata)  When you get this deep in a win or go home tournament things are supposed to get tense.  With so much on the line its easy to see how teams can buckle under the pressure.  Well if Governor Mifflin felt any pressure Thursday night heading to Ephrata for a District Three basketball game you […]

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Governor Mifflin Girls No Trouble With Dallastown 49-28 In District 3 Opener

March 2, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Shillington) “Connecting the dots” between the Governor Mifflin -Dallastown District opener  looked much closer than a 5 -12 seed matchup.  Both teams  had common opponents and faced tough in conference schedules.  Governor Mifflin started out like the higher seeded team and played that way the entire game.  Mifflin bolted out to a first quarter lead […]

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Berks Catholic Girls Top Wyomissing 55-45 For BCIAA Title

February 27, 2021 Bruce Badgley

Berks Catholic and Wyomissing did not face one another this regular season.  The BCIAA realignment and COVID issues made a regular season matchup impossible.  Now enter the post season.  Both teams advanced to the BCIAA final by downing arch rivals in close contests.  Wyomissing again started out with hot first quarter shooting.  Berks Catholic never […]

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Wilson Captures BCIAA Title 55-53 Over Reading High

February 27, 2021 Bruce Badgley

Berks League boys basketball allure the last two years has been the knock down, drag out, up and down, no holds barred emotionally charged three time a year slugfests  between Wilson and Reading High.  You would have been mistaken expecting anything less when these two rivals locked horns once again Friday night for the BCIAA […]

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Wyomissing Girls Drop Governor Mifflin 50-48 in OT BCIAA Semifinal

February 24, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Shillington) As  two time defending BCIAA  Tournament Champions Governor Mifflin came into this years tournament with a big target on their back.  Wyomissing entered Wednesday Nights action off a tight first round win.  The Spartans have been a tough out all season long.  Wyomissing Head Coach  Aaron Anders had his team in a stingy zone […]

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Governor Mifflin Turns Away Berks Catholic 44-40

February 17, 2021 Bruce Badgley

(Shillington) Every game matters for every team this late in the regular season.  Whether a team is trying to improve its post season seeding, or just trying to get into the post season, most late season matchups mean so very much.  In the case of Governor Mifflin and Berks Catholic both teams are coming down […]

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Central York Girls Impressive In 57-37 Win Over Governor Mifflin

February 13, 2021 Bruce Badgley

Similarly Central York and Governor Mifflin came into Saturday afternoons game off important Friday Night wins. Both teams came in with realistic chances to host a District 3 first round playoff game.  But in Saturdays game it was a tale of two different teams. Central York had a crisp, mistake free offensive flow coupled with […]

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Muhlenberg Runs Past Conrad Weiser 83-43

February 10, 2021 Bruce Badgley

“Let hem play” was the cry we heard all offseason for high school sports.  Well Muhlenberg is REALLY going to play.  Like five games in five days kind of play.  Due to snow days and other factors the Mules had to put together a difficult 5 in 5 stretch that included an afternoon tilt today […]

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Governor Mifflin Girls / Boys Sweep Exeter Twp. (Twitter Recap)

February 9, 2021 Bruce Badgley

The only good thing about snow days, is that occasionally we end up with girls  / boys basketball double headers.  Monday night in Shillington Governor Mifflin hosted Exeter Twp in one of those double dip matchups.  In the Girls tilt, the Berks 1 leading Mustangs dominated from the start.  Mifflin  moved to 9-0 in the […]

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5A Boys Coach of the Year: Tyrone Nesby, Muhlenberg – via zoom

May 1, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Bruce Badgley of LLhoops Berksbeat covered the run of Muhlenberg HS this season. He suggested we get Coach Ty Nesby on the LLhoops zoom. …so Coach sent out invites all over the place, and we had some interesting conversations “everybody has the green light“. …Lots of love to go around for sure- some […]

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Wilson – Reading High Rivalry Showcased In Bulldogs 6A Title Win

March 1, 2020 Bruce Badgley

Everyone knows Wilson and Reading High are bitter cross town rivals. The Bulldogs having one of the finest seasons in school history we’re looking to put some icing on the cake with a District title. Despite losing to Wilson three times this season Reading High came into the Title game brimming with confidence. A Wilson […]

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#8 Seed Muhlenberg Captures First District 3 Hoops Title In School History

February 29, 2020 Bruce Badgley

The seeds for the 2020 Muhlenberg basketball season were planted in the court in Hershey one year ago. A disappointing loss in the District title game became a driving force for the Muhlenberg Head Coach Ty Nesby , his team and a community. All the pent up emotions and skills of a team on a […]

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Muhlenberg Advances To 5A Final, 54-52 Over Northern

February 24, 2020 Bruce Badgley

Just one step away from Hershey. Muhlenberg and Northern both trying time fulfill season long goals of playing for a District Three title. It came down to the final quarter. It came down to the final shot. Freshman Ruben Rodriguez poured in a jumper as time expired sending Muhlenberg to Hershey 54-52 over Northern  Rodriguez […]

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