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    Colts hold off Cocalico

      Trailing by one point in the dwindling seconds, the Cocalico girls basketball team had multiple options against Cedar Cliff on their final play. Sophomore guard Emily Fassnacht was the first option and she got a good...

    • Posted February 18, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino glides through the water in the 100 back on her way to one of her four gold medals Tuesday at the L-L Meet. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Cocalico makes big splash

     Lady Eagles finish second, bring home six gold medals The Cocalico girls took their best shot at Manheim Township on Tuesday night in the L-L League Swimming Championships. They split up their relays to try to collect as...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Christian Miles (left) battles Warwick’s Kyle Weaver for the loose ball during Friday’s game in Ephrata. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Warriors overcome Zimmerman’s 25-point night to beat the Mounts

    As a young team, the Ephrata boys are well aware of their vulnerability late in games. Last Friday, Warwick knew it too. “We don’t have a lot of depth,” Mounts’ coach Jason Coletti said. “I’ve got to...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Nate Zimmerman (right) pulls down a rebound in front of Manheim Central’s Ryan Carlino during Monday’s season-opener.
    Walsh, Barons spoil Mounts’ season debut

    The odds weren’t good for the Ephrata boys. The fact that their opening-night opponent Manheim Central had all its starters back from the team that advanced to the District Three Triple-A championship game last year was one...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Patrick Griffith (right) gets set to hit Warwick running back Ryan Deibler during Friday’s game in Lititz.
    Warwick wins 9th straight Male Trophy from Ephrata

    Chris Borg had already left his mark on the offensive side of the ball. The Warwick senior wide receiver hauled in two 49-yard touchdown passes from QB Colin Gibble in the first half, helping his team take...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Seamus Finnegan (11) flips to teammate Brock Gingrich (32) against Warwick in the opening round of the New Era Tournament Monday at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Late SWS surge eliminates Eagles

    The Cocalico Eagles 12U team made a late valiant effort Tuesday in an elimination game in the New Era Tournament against SWS at Kunkle Field. Trailing 8-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles came...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Logan Usner (left) of the Ephrata Dragons tags out Brody Price of
the Warwick Phillies during Friday’s playoff game at Ephrata Twp.
Park. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Ephrata Dragons ousted from New Era Tourney

    The goal of the Ephrata Dragons was to take at least one game from the Warwick Phillies in their best-of-three first-round series in the New Era Midget-Midget Tournament. Last Friday night, they were threatening to do just...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • In a close play at the plate, Manheim VFW catcher Mason Weaver lays the tag on Ephrata base runner Ryan Bromirski in the fourth inning of Monday night's 10U Section One game in Manheim. Ephrata coach Brad Crills looks on in the background.
    Merlins prepare for playoffs with 8-4 win over Manheim

    For the Ephrata Merlins and Manheim VFW 10U baseball teams, Monday’s battle meant more than just playing out the final game of the regular season. There was playoff seeding at stake. And there was the matter of...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Austin Sensenig (5) manuevers around a Manheim Township defender during last Thursday’s District game. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Streaks hold off Mounts in District quarterfinals

    The Ephrata boys needed some momentum. And when senior Koty Keefer connected with 3:12 left in the third quarter, cutting Manheim Township’s lead to 7-4, the Mounts were hoping that would be the spark they needed. Unfortunately,...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • In a tight race to the finish last Saturday, in the L-L League girls 4x100, Ephrata's Kelly  Liebl (right) edges out Cocalico anchor Emly Fassnacht (left) at the tape for the gold medal. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata athletes capture three L-L League golds

    Though it didn’t rival the excitement of the Ephrata girls championship Saturday of a year ago, Ephrata still fared pretty well this past weekend at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield. The defending champion Lady Mounts finished...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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