• Ephrata’s Mario Murcia (10) takes control of the ball during Saturday’s L-L Quarterfinal game vs. Manheim
    Mounts’ season ends with loss in L-L playoffs

    As the temperature fell into the upper 40s, a foggy mist rose from the pitch at Comet Field in Millersville. The final Lancaster-Lebanon League Boy’s Soccer quarterfinal match between Ephrata and Manheim Township started an hour and...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Jenna Yarger (16) tries to win the head ball from the Hempfield player during Saturday’s L-L Quarterfinal game vs. Hempfield.
    Lady Mounts fall to Hempfield in L-L Quarters

    The outside speed and finishing ability of the Lady Knights of Hempfield were too much for Ephrata last Saturday in Round One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League girl’s soccer playoffs. The final score was 4-0 on the turf...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever, Rhett Hart and Chris Hershberger fight for positioning near the start of Tuesday’s
L-L Meet Tuesday at Ephrata Middle School.
    Ephrata girls, boys take third at L-Ls

    Both Ephrata teams scored third-place finishes at the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet on Tuesday at the Ephrata Middle School. Both squads were considered in the running for the title, as the girls finished tied for first with...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Taylor Moore (left) closely marks Paxton Steffy of Cocalico during Monday’s clash in Ephrata. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Ephrata girls bounce Cocalico, earn L-L berth

    The deciding moment happened at the 20:13 mark of the first half on the pitch at Mountaineer Field on Monday night. Midway through the first half, Ephrata’s leading scorer Taylor Moore drove the ball past Cocalico goalie...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Memories bring them back

    If you grew up experiencing the Ephrata Fair, you developed a connection. Picture a bungee chord or a boomerang. If you left the area, you felt it tug on you in September. You knew you’d come back,...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Shannon Glover returns a backhand during a recent match. Glover and the rest of her teammates
have their sights set on a successful post-season, which begins Thurday with the L-L League Tournament.
    Second season set for high school tennis

    Districts ahead for Cocalico girls? A five o’clock wake-up call is waiting for some of the members of the Cocalico girl’s tennis team on Thursday. This will be Day One of the Lancaster-Lebanon flight championships in both...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Ephrata runners Nate Becker (left to right), Zach Lefever and Rhett Hart finished one-two-three in the boys race Tuesday. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Dual Threats: EHS boys, girls enjoy 4-0 day

    What starts out looking like mass confusion, ends up with the most organized result in high school sports. Five cross country teams from across both Lancaster and Lebanon counties descended on Ephrata Middle School Tuesday afternoon for...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Cocalico freshman Alison Grobengieser (21) battles Manheim Central’s
Taylor Noll to wn the head ball during Tuesday’s game in Denver.
    Cocalico falls 1-0 again to Falcons

    High School rivalries do not usually exist between two teams in different divisions or sections. But sometimes, the circumstance can create the battleground and the extra incentive between the two. Two years ago, the Cocalico Lady Eagles...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata tennis player Catherine Vargas in action during Monday’s home match vs. Annville-Cleona. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Extremely low numbers point to tough season ahead for Ephrata

    Mike Garman’s seventh year as head coach of the Ephrata girl’s tennis team may be the most challenging yet. If you subtract the top seven players from last year’s team, and ask the Lady Mounts to compete...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Ephrata runners (left to right) Spenser Linton, Maddy Fox, Andrea Castillo, Jeremy Reiff, Kyle Lindberg and Sarah Gehman run together in practice.
    Off and running

    ‘Purple Pack’ aims for gold For the past two years, the Ephrata girls cross country team finished third in both the regular season and the season-ending Lancaster-Lebanon League run. The Lady Mounts leave no doubt as to their...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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