Just a reminder that the State Playoffs begin Saturday at 2:30 PM at Spring-Ford HS as the Aces take on Edison. If you have not already purchased your ticket, tickets ($6) will be available at the doors.
Directions to Spring-Ford (From 76): Take 76W to 202S Exit - Follow ramp to merge onto 422 W. Exit at the Royersford exit. Turn left at the light at the end of the ramp onto Township Line Road/Main Street. Continue to the light at Lewis Road and Main Street (car dealer will be on the left - pharmacy on the right). Turn left onto Lewis Road and go three blocks. Spring-Ford High School is on the left.
Saturday's game will be available via webcast. To listen, click here. Special thanks to LMHS '05 Landon Sears for taking a hiatus from his broadcasting studies at Syracuse University to lend his voice to the airwaves during our playoff run. Playoff basketball at LM wouldn't be the same without Landon's energy, enthusiasm and professionalism.
Aceshoops.com! We are proud to announce the official launch of aceshoops.com. We hope you enjoy the site and encourage you to email us with any feedback. A few areas are still under construction and we expect photos and videos to be posted in the coming days. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to LMHS 10th grader Ben Toll for making the site a reality - Ben has devoted hours of his time to designing our online home and we think he's done a great job.
A variety of sponsorship opportunities for the site are now available (and necessary to keep it up and running). To learn more, click on the "Contact" page to the left.
We always knew he was bigtime, but now it's confirmed. Our good friend and former LM assistant coach Jeremy Treatman is the subject of a feature article in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated! (Barry Bonds on cover). Jeremy is the President of Scholastic Play by Play Network, a pioneer in the development of showcase high school basketball events, sports broadcasting camps and radio/internet high school sports networks. SPBPN has produced events seen by hundreds of thousands of spectators, bringing positive exposure to future NBA players such as Lebron James and Sebastian Telfair. To learn more, visit www.scholastipbpnetwork.com
Congratulations! ..to our girls team, who defeated Lancaster McCaskey 42-33 on Friday night in their opening State Playoff game. This is the first time in Lower Merion history that the boys and girls teams have qualified for the State playoffs in two consecutive years.
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Following the Chester game, I made a brief trip to Orlando to cover the LMHS music program's trip to Disney. I was disappointed to be leaving the team for a few days, but it was a prior commitment and hey, there are worse places to be than Florida in March...What struck me immediately and helped ease the pain from the loss was the enthusiasm and talent of the kids on the trip and their passion for Aces basketball. On the concert stage, their ability and hard work showed - they were incredible. At the hotel and in the parks, our playoff run was a major topic of discussion, and organized chants of "Let's Go Aces!" echoed through Space Mountain, It's a Small World and numerous other hot spots in the Magic Kingdom. I overheard one member of the orchestra talking about rescheduling a planned trip to NYC this weekend so that he could be sure to take his usual seat in the Dawg Pound. The whole experience was another reminder that Aces fans come in all shapes, sizes and from varied backgrounds and interests. And when the Dawg Pounders are rocking the stands in the coming days, no doubt our awesome group of student musicians will ensure they find their rhythm.
Thanks, again for your continued support. Hope to see you in the stands on Saturday!