• Ephrata’s Bryan Downey (right) receives high-fives from Tim Beever (35) and another teammate after scoring in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament. Photos by Preston Whitcraft
    Sweet tournament for Ephrata

    Chryslers’ run ends in Mid-Atlantic finals Justin Carvell struggled to find the right words. Ephrata had just punched its ticket to the American Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament’s championship game with an 8-6 win over Leesburg on Sunday...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Cocalico pitcher Tyler Stricker works in the first inning against Manheim Central on Monday, May 8 in Denver.
    Barons blank Eagles behind Rohrer

    The stakes were pretty high on Monday. With first-place Manheim Central knocking on the door of back-to-back Section Three titles, and holding a slim one-game lead over Garden Spot, they couldn’t afford any letup. Enter Baron junior...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Former Baltimore Orioles great and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer signs a jersey for a fan Saturday at the Ephrata Lions Club Card Show and Auction held at the Rec Center. Lions Club member Jack Forney is at left assisting Palmer. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Jim Palmer pitches a gem at Lions Card Show

    Jim Palmer doesn’t look much different than he did more than three decades ago. Slim and fit, the Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame right-hander seems like he could still blow 90-plus mph fastballs past big-league hitters. His...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Guarded closely by Ephrata guard/forward Brad DaBella, Manheim Central senior Taylor Funk (left) looks inside for an open teammate. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Barons spoil Fisher’s return, pull into first-place tie

    Mounts rebound Tuesday vs. E-town Manheim Central’s Kody Kegarise could barely hear his teammates from just two feet away. “I was screaming, ‘What (defense) are we in?,’” the Barons’ senior guard said. The fact he had to...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • ocalico’s Noah Palm (10) tries to corral Manheim Central running back Jay Barreto as he heads around left end.
    End of the Road: Eagles’ run snapped by MC in District semi-finals

    As one of Manheim Central’s defensive QBs, senior linebacker Nick Brown just smiles at the mention of his offensive counterpart Kody Kegarise. “I’m primarily defense, and just being able to watch him make plays,” Brown said, “it...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Jamie Zamrin runs down the stretch of the District Three Championships Saturday at Big Spring. Photo by Matt Liphart
    Zamrin Claims Cocalico’s First District CC Title

    Lefever wins District bronze for Ephrata Cocalico’s Jamie Zamrin and Ephrata’s Zach Lefever hadn’t completely caught their breath yet. Sweat still streaked down their faces near the finish line at the District Three Triple-A Championships. But it...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Ephrata defenders gang tackle Warwick running back Ryan Deibler during Friday’s game in Lititz. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts fall to Warwick for 11th-straight time

    The target for Warwick was there for the taking. With a victory over back-yard rival Ephrata last Friday night, the Warriors would carry a winning 2-1 record out of non-league play. They didn’t miss. And neither did...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Ephrata sophomore Trevin Hertzog (36) and junior Peter Kitchen (back) prevent Manheim Central’s Sam tobias from taking a pass during the Mounts’ 4-1 victory Monday night. Photo by Mike Shull
    Patrushev, Sensenig lead Ephrata over the Barons

    Manheim Central boys soccer coach Rod Brenize could only tip his cap. After watching Ephrata’s Andrey Patrushev and Gabe Sensenig score two goals apiece and lead the first-place Mounts to a 4-1 Section Two victory over his...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Small world for Mummau, Miller

    L-L products help propel Everett Aquasox in playoff race As Ephrata’s Brandon Miller was preparing for this year’s Major League Baseball draft, he sought out several people to get an idea of what to expect. One of...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • 18 during a ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey. Surrounding Kauffman (second from left) in photo were (left to right): Chad Brubaker, who presented his former head coach with his award; Dave Gingrich, current Cocalico head coach; and Chris Laudenslager, a Cocalico assistant and another former player under Kauffman.
    Kauffman get call to PSFCA Hall

    It’s been more than 12 years since Phil Kauffman has been on the sideline as a head football coach. But on Saturday, June 18, the former Cocalico boss got a chance to re-acquaint himself with some of...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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