Dell’s column: Dec 19, 2021

Written by: on Sunday, December 19th, 2021


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
Central York/TWP
Ephrata/Conrad Weiser
Manheim Central/Northern Lebanon

Allentown Central Cath/ TWP
Gov. Mifflin @ Hempfield

LLhoops live stream….we are using 2 different systems this season. We had some technical issues on a few games but plugging away. We welcome our Berks Beat friends, Bruce Badgley and James Hein, to the production crew. Bruce plans on doing some live streaming of LL girls games this season as well as some boys games. We will let everyone know in the beginning of the week as to our planned live streamed games. Also, Warren Goodling and Eric Thomas provide top notch coverage of LL boys games. Special thanks to Dessie Jackson for banner designs this season.

Manheim Central @ LS (sound issues in the first half)
Etown @ CV (Wifi/sound issues 2nd half)
McCaskey @ Penn Manor

Kehler on Hoops…David Kehler joins our staff. He provides some wraps from the S Eastern part of PA. He also said he would cover some Mid Penn games. His wraps can be found under his category “Kehler on Hoops”. David has also been sending us some information on tournaments and shootouts. Schedules can be found under the Tournaments category.

Northeast Beat
Jon K and Phil Thrash take care of the northeast part of PA. Wraps, schedules, and player of the week can be found under the North Eastern PA category.

Photo Galleries..
We had a few galleries last week. Sometimes all we do is ask..and we get some great picts from pros and amateurs alike.
Warwick/Etown. Hosh Posh
Manheim Central/Warwick, Hosh Posh
Manheim Central/LS – Logan Thompson LS news
Manheim Central/LS – Chuck Westerlund “just a parent taking picts” 🙂

Business time…Thanks to our major sponsors this season: H&L Sports, Circle W Sports, Hartz PT, Dan Taylor Law, Buzgon Davis Law, Stephen Grosh Legal, MyJersey, Steve Lewis Insurance Agency, Spooky Nook Basketball. We could NOT provide the services we do – free of charge- without their support. Please thank these companies and consider using their services. Dell knows all our sponsors personally and can vouch for their services. Let us know if anyone wants to join our lists 🙂

New-me…District 3 Hoops–“Pick and Roll”
Bruce Badgley produced a football show this past season on District 3 HS football, He pitched the idea for us to do a live re-cap show on HS hoops around District 3- boys and girls. So…we went pounding on doors and found one sponsor to get the show off the ground. Very special thanks to Bert’s Bottle Shop in Millersville for hosting the show. We plan on broadcasting the program live on Wed evenings from 7 to 8ish. We will go over power rankings around the district, do some recaps, and have some guest coaches from around the area. We will be starting in mid-January. 

LL finals
We are hoping to bring the finals via live stream again this season. Stay tuned. We will need sponsorship for the boys and girls finals in February.

Thanks to all who send us finals of LL games. We use Circle W Sports server space for updating standings and team pages. We will post when we can – depending on where we are at covering games. We will post the weekly schedule on Sundays. Scores can be found under the scores category. LL standings are under the standings section. We have a tab under the standings section that will allow you to check out the past 2 years as well.

Lebco Sports
Here is a new site dedicated to Lebanon Co. sports. Jeff Falk is their main writer. Billy Davidson provides some fun podcasts with various guests.

The number of years the LL has been in business. The first year was 72-73.
We thought it might be interesting to feature a year during the columns this season. Originally there were two Sections in the LL. The section line up morphed many times – from the 2 section setup to the current 5 section format…and next season we go back to 4 sections.

Here is some info on the first year of the LL.

1973 Final LL game standings  
Section 1    
  McCaskey 20-0
  Cedar Crest 17-3
  Man. TWP 13-7
  Columbia 12-8
  Hempfield 10-10
  Ephrata 9-11
  Conestoga Valley 8-12
  Warwick 8-12
  Lebanon 7-13
  Etown 6-14
  Penn Manor 0-20
Section 2    
  Cocalico 17-1
  Lampeter-Strasburg 14-4
  Man. Central 13-5
  Pequea Valley 11-7
  Annville-Cleona 9-9
  Garden Spot 9-9
  ELCO 8-10
  Solanco 6-12
  Donegal 3-15
  Northern Lebanon 0-18

LL Championship game- Feb 24, 1973
McCaskey 68 Cocalico 51
Top scorers-
McCaskey: Jess Roberson 19, Bruce DeBord 17
Cocalico: Kevin Crouse 15, Carl Unruh 15

LL history book…
We are working on getting some interviews of past players, coaches, standings etc. for a book.
We are hoping to have this ready sometime this summer. Stay tuned. 🙂

What a week!

Great to be back in the gym!

~Dell Jackson



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