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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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Governor Mifflin Storms Back To Down Warwick 77-70

February 19, 2020 Bruce Badgley

The District Three Basketball Tournament is filled with regular season rematches. None was more lopsided than Warwick ‘s 64-36 win over Governor Mifflin in early January. Teams this time of year must have short term memories. In the case of the Mustangs, it must have only been a matter of minutes. Forgetting about the regular […]

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Lancaster Catholic Handles Manhiem Township 53-45

February 8, 2020 Bruce Badgley

It is not a stretch to think both Lancaster Catholic and Manhiem Township could be the Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls tournament champion. They faced off in a hotly contested energy charged quarterfinal game Saturday evening. When the dust settled on this physical, emotional game the Crusaders moved on 53-45 over the Blue Streaks.  Two girls performances […]

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Pequea Valley Girls Race Past Hempfied 48-42

February 8, 2020 Bruce Badgley

It was a quick turnaround for  Pequea Valley. The Braves coming off a close win over  Manhiem Central Thursday Night, met up with Hempfield on Saturday afternoon. A strong second half performance advanced Pequea Valley in the L-L Girls Tourney. The Braves moved on by beating Hempfield 48-42. Senior Abbey Leslie had a stellar all […]

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Northern Lebanon Hangs On 43-32 Over Warwick

February 6, 2020 Bruce Badgley

The post season is the time for redemption. Everything is new again in a win or go home post season game. Northern Lebanon and Warwick each came out playing loose And looking like there was nothing to lose. The Vikings went out strong and had to hang on for a 43-32 victory.  Vikings standout Senior […]

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Pequea Valley Late Rally Downs Manhiem Central 63-62

February 6, 2020 Bruce Badgley

Thursday Night Pequea Valley and Manheim Central girls faced off at Garden Spot for a chance to extend the season. The tempo of the game was fast paced throughout.  A late rally by the Braves propelled them forward in the L-L tournament with a 63-62 win over the Barons.   PV’s Bethany Bills led the […]

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Berks Catholic Battles Back To Beat Wyomissing 42-40

January 2, 2020 Bruce Badgley

(Reading) Just throw out season records. It does not matter what sport or where they play. When Wyomissing and Berks Catholic meet up  it is intense action from start to finish. Thursday night was no different when the Spartans made the short drive to BC in a Berks Two Hoops  clash.  The Saints (2-0, 4-2) […]

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