• Ephrata National Bank is one of three local C. Emlen Urban designs featured in the upcoming tour of historic places. Photo courtesy of Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.
    Urban still has an impact in Ephrata

    Tour of historic places set for Oct. 2 When you drive through the Borough of Ephrata, you will see buildings that were designed by C. Emlen Urban. Three of those properties will be highlighted Saturday, Oct. 22,...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Madi Flatt (19) dinks the ball over the out-stretched hands of Blazer defender Heather Beiler (24) in tuesday’s match at Lancaster Mennonite. Photo by Mike Shull
    Blazers in a barnburner: LMH ties Lady Eagles for section lead with win

    The final run was only two points, but it was enough to close out the fifth set Tuesday as host Lancaster Mennonite nipped Cocalico 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, and 16-14) to pull into a tie for...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Faith Dalavai hits a return during a recent match. Photo by Stan Hall
    EHS girls earn fifth win, continue to grow

    Two years ago, the Ephrata girl’s tennis team had seven members (when healthy) and didn’t win a dual match all season. Last year’s one-win team didn’t look much better on paper, numbers-wise, but started to gain traction...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • McCaskey’s Nate Henderson (front left) and Zach Lefever (far right) of Ephrata lead the pack around a turn during Tuesday’s showdown at CV. Photo by Stan Hall
    Henderson claims Round One, Ephrata girls remain perfect

    The varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Ephrata, Hempfield, McCaskey and Conestoga Valley braved Tuesday afternoon’s 88 degree brilliant sunshine for three miles on the parched grass in Witmer. When the dust settled, the Ephrata...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Chris Muraco (17) wins the headball in front of the net during Tuesday’s 1-1 tie vs. Cedar Crest. Photo by Stan Hall
    Eagles, Cedar Crest settle for 1-1 draw

    Cocalico welcomed Cedar Crest to Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League for the first time Tuesday afternoon at Talon Field in Denver. The Eagles boys soccer team held the Falcons to a 1-1 tie on the sunny,...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Nick Lucky of Cocalico represented Ohio Valley at the USA Baseball 17-U National Identification Series held in Cary, North Carolina.
    Lucky and Good: Cocalico shortstop vies for National team

    Cocalico junior shortstop Nick Lucky was one of 256 baseball players competing for 12 spots on USA Baseball’s 17-and-under National team from August 18-21 in Cary, North Carolina. The 16-year-old Lucky now waits for the announcement, the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Presenting the big birthday cake are two of the party’s organizers, Jim Brown of Ephrata National Bank (left) and Dave Boland of The Groves. Photo by Stan Hall
    Ephrata celebrates 125th with party downtown

    Happy birthday, Ephrata. Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen and Ephrata Borough Council President Sue Rowe blew out the candles and they were immediately joined by more than 200 men, women and children with the singing of “Happy Birthday,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever, shown here during his silver-medal performance at Districts last season, is one of the top-ranked runners in the State.
    Ephrata runners have look of contenders again

    When the boys and girls of the Ephrata cross country teams hear the starter’s pistol for their first meet at Penn Manor on September 6, the rest of the league will be watching. For the boys, much...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Ephrata grad Brandon Miller’s (right) first manager in professional ball is Manheim Central product Rob Mummau (left), skipper for the Short-Season Single-A Everett Aquasox in the Northwest League.
    Wahl competes in Australia, injures knee in process

    When 2016 Cocalico graduate Stephanie Wahl qualified for the PIAA Track and Field meet, she received an invitation for the 28th annual Down Under Sports Tournament at Griffith University in Australia. She’s been there before…16 times in...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricki Bromirski (left) lays down the tag to get the Bears Blue runner at the plate during Friday’s LNP quarterfinal game at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Late Bears’ rally dooms Ephrata in LNP Tourney

    Ephrata was two innings away from pulling off the upset in Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the 71st LNP (formerly New Era) Tournament for 16-and-under players at Lancaster Clipper Magazine Stadium. The seventh-seeded Lions (7-7 regular season)...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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