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Dell’s column: Feb. 5, 2023

Dell’s column: Feb. 5, 2023

Written by: Dell Jackson on February 5, 2023


Dell’s column
Feb. 6, 2023

The week that was…

Donegal/N. Lebanon
Manheim Central/Solanco
Cumberland Valley/Manheim Central
Penn Manor/Lebanon

Cedar Crest/LS
Octorara/LS: LLhoops live stream
Lancaster Mennonite/LCDay: LLhoops live stream
        Girl/Boy DH

NEast Beat
Wilkes Barre/Hazelton Girls
Tunkhannock/Hazelton Boys
Wyoming/Nanicoke Boys

David Kehler
Roman Catholic/ Neumann-Goretti
George/Malvern Prep

50 Years of the L-L Boys’ Basketball
It’s finally released!

It only took us a year and 1/2. I have a new appreciation for independent authors.Last season, 2021-2022, marked the 50th year of the LL League. Dell asked Mike Gross, LNP, to help compile some information about the history of the league for boys hoops. had some of the information on the website, but we felt like there were many stories that needed to be told. The book features interviews, decade pieces, coaching records, LL standings, LL finals history and more.

Click HERE to order thru Amazon- Kindle, Paperback, Hardcover

BTW- It’s on sale for a brief period on time- maybe a week or so?






The last week of the LL regular schedule…
The week of Feb. 6-11 concludes the regular season of the LL. Most of the playoff slots are locked down with a few exceptions.

Section 1
Hempfield locked up the Section 1 crown. The second slot for the LL tournament will come down to a game between Cedar Crest @ McCaskey Tues.Feb. 7th.

Section 2
Manheim Central has a one game lead on Warwick. Both teams face-off on Thursday Feb. 9th at Central.

Section 3
LS took a one game lead over Octorara with a 61-52 W at LS last week (LLHoops live stream game). LS plays @ Northern Lebanon on Monday and @ Cocalico on Thursday Feb. 9th. ELCO and Conestoga travels to Octorara this week.

Section 4
Columbia is in the lead- by one game. The Tide travels to Lancaster Mennonite on Wed. Feb. 8th (llhoops live stream game).

LL tie breakersHERE

LL bracketsBOYS   and GIRLS

Districts – power points for LL Boys teams as of Feb. 5- District 3 BOYS link
1A- top 10, LCDay #6
2A- top 4, Lancaster Mennonite #1
3A – top 6, Columbia #1
4A – top 10, Octorara #5, ELCO #9, Lancaster Catholic #10
5A- top 14, Manhiem Central #1, Warwick #4, Donegal #13
6A – top 12, Hempfield #4, Cedar Crest #10, Ephrata #12…on the edge McCaskey #13

This and that….
Fingers crossed in that we have had no MAJOR schedule issues due to weather this season. The AD’s and LLhoops live stream has to enjoy a calm winter, so far. LL tournament starts the following week. LLhoops will live-steam both the girls and boys games – Feb. 16 and 17th…LLhoops all section teams will come out after the season is concluded. Our teams are selected by our staff (Dell and Andy). …Congrats to all our POG winners this season. T’s provided by LLhoops and SpookyNook Basketball. Really, its one of the best moments of any evening when we are covering games. We are out of gear for multiple winners: Miguel Pena (Hempfield) and Luke Hines (LS) 🙂

Luke Hines- LS

Ethan Benne- Penn Manor

LLhoops site…
We are averaging over 80,000 page views the last month. With varied content: NEast Beat, Andy’s, Dell’s, and David Kehler’s reporting, there is a little bit for everyone. Of course, the scores and standings continue to lead the counts both for the LL and Neast beat. Big thanks to Circle W Sports for keeping our site functioning.

LL Finals…
LLhoops will be live streaming both the girls and boys games on Feb. 16 and 17 at TWP. We will also be covering first round and semi-final games with our usual coverage- wraps and interviews.

LL sponsorship…
We can still get a logo and a promo read on our live stream games for the finals. Contact us at for rates.

Thanks to returning sponsor: Sabel McKinnie.

Enjoy the last week of regular LL games!

~Dell Jackson



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Fifty Years of Lancaster-Lebanon League Boys Basketball
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