Dell’s column Jan 16, 2022 LLhoops live stream LLhoops produced several games last week. We had some technical difficulties on our first game (TWP @ Warwick Girls), but the rest of the games turned out well. Player of the game is a big hit! TWP/Warwick girls (no sound) TWP/Warwick Boys Columbia/Lancaster Mennonite Boys Mulenberg/ Governor […]
Happy New Year…to all players, coaches, fans. New Year’s resolution for players should always be to increase the FT % 🙂 Pick and Roll The new show ‘rolls’ out (couldn’t help myself- apologies) Jan 12th. The show will be produced by our Berks Beat guy, Bruce Badgley. We will include some talk about District 3 […]
Column Dec 19 So it begins….HS teams around the state tipped off this past week. The LL had games EVERY night from Dec 13th to the 18th. For the most part, schools did not have a mask mandated policy to enter the gyms. LL Wraps Andy Herr Warwick/Cocalico Palmyra/Donegal Central York/TWP McCaskey/Reading Ephrata/Conrad Weiser LS/Solanco […]
Hempfield 57 Governor Mifflin 51 (OT) Dec. 18, 2021 Experience…patience…stick to what got us here…Coach Danny Walck, well, walked the line as his Black Knights fought back from a 13 point deficit in the 4th quarter to tie the game and send it into OT. Late afternoon early/evening games can throw off the routines of […]
Lebanon 34 ELCO 29 Dec 11, 2021 Lebanon Tip off A battle of Lebanon Co champs provided us with some tense moments and a quality early season game. Lebanon was the LL champ last season. The Cedars are trying to plug in some key losses- Big man, Isaiah Rodriguez, and injured guard Luke Collins. The […]
Ed note: We lost some audio on posting so we will do quick wraps via Zoom. 🙂 Dell talks late night about the ACC/TWP first night game.
Column Nov. 21 2021-22..After a very strange season (masks, limited attendance, champs only for PIAA games), it looks like we will be back a full strength for a ‘normal’ year. Each school will be allowed its own masking requirement after Jan 17th. Most schools will be ‘open’ to all who want to attend. Pre-season […]
ed note: LLhoops is doing some research for information on past LL teams. Our local historian, David Burman, (@ross_burman) , provided us with this list. Check out 2003. Enjoy! PIAA undefeated Boys Teams- All classes 2021 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (“AA”), 24-0 2016 Aliquippa (“AA”) 33-0 2014 New Castle (“AAAA”) 31-0 2012 Chester […]
Ed note: Coach Leo Ward- Garden Spot- takes us back memory lane – the Blond Bombers and some Curtis Waltman stories! Enjoy. Press Break is presented to you by Spooky Nook Basketball. The leader for all your basketball needs. Everything from Tournaments/Leagues/Camps/ and Personal Training. Press Break is presented to you by Spooky Nook […]
Ed Note: Danny Walck, of Hempfield and a 24 year vet on the LL Varsity scene, joins LLhoops for a long awaited interview. “Athletes First”. Enjoy. Press Break is presented to you by Spooky Nook Basketball. The leader for all your basketball needs. Everything from Tournaments/Leagues/Camps/ and Personal Training.
Foreword written by Mike Drago of the Reading Eagle… Rahsool Diggins earned All-State recognition as both a sophomore and junior, but he changed his game for his senior season at Archbishop Wood. Knowing he’d be playing point guard at the University of Connecticut he prepared himself by playing that role for the Vikings. Diggins’ […]
Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP… Archbishop Ryan’s Aaron Lemon-Warren was leading the powerful Philadelphia Catholic League in scoring in the 2019-20 season when a broken foot shut him down for the year. Ryan started this season two weeks after everyone else in the PCL due to a COVID-19 shutdown, and the PCL […]
Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP… It was far from a normal boys’ basketball season for Neumann-Goretti, one of Pennsylvania’s most successful programs. The Saints, who have won nine state championships since 2009, went 4-6 with no postseason in 2020-21, thanks to a combination of pandemic-related issues and the use, acknowledged by the […]
Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP… “The only thing on my bucket list that I really want,’’ Loyalsock boys’ basketball coach Ron Insinger told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette last month, was a state championship. Insinger’s Lancers got him there a few days later, defeating Brookville 75-53 for the PIAA Class 3A championship and completing […]
Foreword written by Mike Gross of LNP…. No Pennsylvania high school basketball team had a better year than Class AA state champion Sacred Heart, a truth reflected in voting for the Pennsylvania Sportswriters’ all-state team. Jake DiMichele, a 6-3 junior swingman for the Chargers, is the AA player of the year, which goes to […]