• Ephrata junior striker Abigail Wiest (right) battles through the physical play of Pennridge’s Ashley Groeber while trying to create a scoring opportunity for the Lady Mounts in Tuesday’s State playoff game. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Mounts’ journey ends in State semi-finals

    Among the strengths that Ephrata’s Jocelyn Umana brings to the soccer field is her ability to read the play. The junior goalkeeper was certainly doing plenty of that on Tuesday night. Facing a skilled, physical Pennridge team,...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico QB Noah Palm (10) launches a pass down the field during Friday’s game vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Barons’ ground game paves way in 41-23 win over Cocalico

    Manheim Central’s Tyler Flick and his offensive line have a kinship with one another. Like brothers, they look out for each other. “They say they’ve always got my back and I’ve got their back,” the Barons’ senior...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Taj London (4) and Dylan Coen (14) lay the hit on Warwick receiver Trey Glass during first quarter action of Friday’s season opener at War Memorial.
    Mounts fall 63-6 to Warwick in season opener

    Trailing just 7-0 early in the first quarter last Friday night, Ephrata got a ray of hope. Thanks to a big fourth-down stop against Warwick, the Mounts took over with excellent field position at the Warriors’ 40-yard...

    • Posted August 29, 2018
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  • Lefty pitcher Nate Young, a member of Ephrata’s Class of 2018 who helped lead the Mounts to the Section Two, L-L League and District Three 5A titles this spring, will continue his career at George Mason
    George Mason bound

    At QB, Young strengthens arm in fall, then lights up radar gun in the spring Last fall, Nate Young made a decision which now looks like a big step in his baseball career. As a senior, the...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Nick Lucky (20) is greeted by his teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of Monday’s 6-0 victory over Manheim Central. Photo by Alan Johnson
    Lucky, Rhoads shine as playoff-bound Eagles blank MC

    There’s something about Manheim Central that brings out the best in Cocalico’s Kyle Rhoads. The Eagles’ senior pitcher pitched six strong innings and got the decision in a 6-3 win over the Barons on April 11. On...

    • Posted May 9, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Bryson Rhee (20) eludes Warwick midfielder Carter Davis during Friday’s game. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Warriors keep Ream Cup for fourth straight year

    Carter Davis is still only a freshman, but yet, he doesn’t seem fazed by the pressure of overtime. Last Friday night, for the second time in seven days, the young midfielder stepped up with a game on...

    • Posted May 2, 2018
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  • Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Famer Tony Perez autographs a baseball bat for a fan during the Ephrata Card Show last Saturday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Big Red Machine star is a big hit at Card Show

    Tony Perez still speaks with a thick Cuban accent. But beneath that native tongue, the former Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman is quick-witted and charming with his sense of humor and sharp recall. Just a month and a...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Kyla McKim sizes up Manheim Central defender Serena Conde during Tuesday’s Section Two contest in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS girls fall to MC for sixth-straight loss

    With post-season berths up for grabs, the Manheim Central and Ephrata girls were both hungry for a victory Tuesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Lady Barons are still in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoff...

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Photo by Preston Whitcraft Cocalico’s Tyler Keppley (12) makes a move on the Barons’ Carson Brenize during Tuesday’s game in Manheim.
    Fourth-quarter run helps Barons overtake Cocalico

    Manheim Central’s Jake Novak does a lot of the little things that don’t show up in a box score. Need a steal? Done. How ‘bout a rebound? No problem. That’s what the senior guard provided for the...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Barons hold off Eagles’ late charge

    MC denies Cocalico’s two-point try, then clinches 21-20 win to advance to District finals Cocalico was knocking on the door, looking to pull off a memorable comeback. As Conlan Kerschner hauled in a 36-yard reception for a...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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