Dell’s Column


Dell’s Column: Jan 17

January 17, 2021 Dell Jackson

Column- Jan 18, 2021 Busy busy.. We had a full week of LL hoops – Jan 11-16. Recaps Andy’s Games Solanco/LS Big Spring/Donegal Lancaster Catholic./Northern Lebanon Exeter/TWP       Dell’s – clips/picts/audio Hempfield/Penn Manor Columbia/Lancaster Mennonite Cedar Crest / Hempfield Columbia/LMHS         Our friends from the NEast Beat (Jon K  @LLHoopsNEPbeat […]

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Dell’s column- Nov. 26th

November 26, 2020 Dell Jackson

Dell’s column Nov 26 Another year….LLhoops enters its 21st year of covering the LL. We are ready to roll and hoping the teams/players get to display various skills this season. The LL is suggesting a 17 game limit. The Mid Penn is going with 18 games and no playoffs. Last season…Lots to talk about here. […]

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Coach Charlie Fisher- Manheim Central via Zoom

November 18, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed Note: Coach Charlie Fisher is a story teller supreme. We ran out of time so we will get him back during the season. He talks about building his program, old war stories and his mentor (Coach Sherwood). Enjoy!       Coach Fisher interview    

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Coach Brad Conners- ELCO via Zoom

November 3, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: An election night special! Coach Conners talks about his program, where he voted, and asks Andy a question. Good info all around!                                                       Video link

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Coach Kerry Glover- Columbia via Zoom

October 27, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Coach Glover joins Andy and Dell for some in sights into the Columbia program, Coach Glover’s background, birthday talk,  and a chat about scheduling teams. Coach Glover is a good to guy for us to get scores and input. Enjoy!      

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Coach Scott Gaffey- Ephrata HS: interview

September 19, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Ephrata’s new leader is Coach Scott Gaffey. If the Gafffey name rings a bell, well, it should as he comes from a big-time hoops family tree. He gives us some of his thoughts as he starts his new gig.     1) Give our LLhoops followers your background.  I grew up in Palmyra […]

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Coach Jeff Wilson- East Stroudsburg via Zoom

September 10, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed Note: LLhoops thought it might be good to get a college coach (D2) on the zoom. Coach Jeff Wilson has roots in our area (Octorara grad and Hall of Fame there as well).  Coach has also recruited in our area (Ryan Smith -LS: special guest). He has had and continues to have excellent success […]

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Coach Tim Speraw of Lebanon High- via Zoom

August 11, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Coach Tim Speraw joins Dell for a chat about Lebanon High. Coach is a homegrown product thru and thru. He shares his background, how the Cedars are communicating during the summer, some memorable games and players, some Red Sox background….and a brief look at this coming year. FYI Coach Speraw has been the […]

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Coach Jason Coletti- AC via Zoom

July 28, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed Note: Coach Coletti has a bunch of experience in the LL- a player for the Cedars, a coach for the boys and girls, head jobs at Ephrata and Annville-Cleona. He shares his thoughts about how his team is working out, the old days, his ex coaches, and his expectations for the Dutchmen. aside: Dell […]

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Dave Burman- Flashback: Post game interview after Carlisle PIAA Game 1988

July 27, 2020 Dell Jackson

LLhoops loves history! Dave Burman  (@ross_burman) called the game for 102.3 WHYL Carlisle.  He found this in his archives. Post game interview featuring Tom Strickler MIddle Atlantic Sports News.            

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Coach Gene Lambert- Octorara via zoom

July 16, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Gene Lambert of Octorara joins Llhoops for a zoom interview. Winds up that Gene is a good listener and loves his school – no doubt about that at all. He is a great ambassador for high school hoops- coaches, players and fans all can be counted on as people that Gene has had […]

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Coach Matt Johns- TWP via zoom

July 7, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Coach Johns joins the llhoops crew for a chat about his team and safety of his players and school. Andy joins us from the beach- sea gulls and all. “Winning tonight’s game” mantra. Enjoy!   Coach Johns interview        

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Coach Jim Shipper- Etown College asst/Spooky Nook Basketball Director

June 23, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Coach Jim Shipper joins us to share his experiences with coaching and running the Nook boys basketball program. Coach Ship has touched a lot of folks in a lot of different areas, even clinic on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean..Spooky Nook’s work to keep the players safe during this summer. Although […]

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Rocky Parise- Ex Etown HS Head Coach- via zoom

June 17, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed Note: Coach Rocky shares his very honest views of coaching, his career, and his new business adventure (MyJersey). LLhoops is hoping to have Rocky help us in the future…Buster in the background!       Rocky interview!   Twitter- @MyJerseyDesigns  

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Coach Freddy Ramos- McCaskey interview via Zoom

June 10, 2020 Dell Jackson

Ed note: Coach Freddy Ramos enters his third year at McCaskey. He touches on various topics- Zoom meetings, PIAA, protests, and bleeding red 🙂 Coach Ramos has been very good to during his tenure. Enjoy his insights!     Coach Ramos interview!

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