• Only three weeks after winning State gold, Ephrata’s Tyler Shue took home the National championship in the 800-meter run last Saturday, turning in a personal-best time of 1:50.39 in Greensboro, N.C
    Shue shine: From State gold to National 800-meter champion

          Down the home stretch of the 800-meter run last Saturday, Tyler Shue had plenty of motivation. A rising senior at Ephrata, Shue was being chased for the lead by a pack of hungry competitors....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Taj London (9) fights off a check from Warwick’s Justin Gerhart during Saturday’s Ream Cup game at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Warwick holds off Mounts’ comeback to win Ream Cup

      Chris Schaffer was a senior at Warwick in 2010 when the Ream Cup was introduced. And even now, as a first-year coach for the Warrior boys lacrosse team, the rivalry with Ephrata still ranks among his...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Cocalico junior Zach Sherk broke the 58-second barrier for the first time, and shattered his own school record, while winning bronze in the PIAA State Double-A boys 100 breaststroke at Bucknell University last Thursday. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    School-record time lifts Sherk to PIAA bronze

    Zach Sherk was true to his word. Having advanced to the State finals in the Double-A boys 100 breaststroke, only to see that his heat wouldn’t be held until close to 10 p.m. last Thursday night, the...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Ephrata grad Nate Fassnacht, a junior shortstop at George Washing-ton University, is batting .443 for the Colonials. Photo courtesy of GW Athletics
    Fassnacht Day? No, Fassnacht Month

    Former Ephrata star named A-10’s top player for three straight weeks Even the best hitters in baseball fail to get on base six or seven times out of 10 at-bats. It’s just the nature of the game....

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Jake Digman battles in the lane during Tuesday’s game vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles boost District hopes with 51-43 win over Barons

      Monday’s results had lasting effects for the Cocalico and Manheim Central boys hoops teams. That was good news for the Eagles, who rode the momentum from a 75-54 victory over Solanco into a hot start Tuesday...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Katherine Sola (left) drives past Jess Williamson of Warwick during Tuesday’s contest in Lititz. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Ephrata girls hang on to beat Warwick, 38-37

    The Ephrata girls can’t change the fact that they’ve had a tough start out of the blocks. Truth is, the Lady Mounts won just one of their first four league games. And it didn’t figure to get...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • 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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