• 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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  • Shooting down cancer

    Pair of teenagers create unique basketball tourney to honor friend’s mom Eleven to 14-year-old boys may not have worn any shoes the last two months (your parents are jealous), but it’s time to lace them up for...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Ephrata pitcher Nate Fassnacht stares in for his sign during the Pride’s New Era semifinal game vs. Hempfield at Clipper Magazine Stadium. (Photo by Dwight Palm)
    Pride fall just short in New Era semifinals

    Two baseball players could play on the same field on different nights and have the exact opposite perspective on the field itself. Case in point, Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, home of the Atlantic League’s Barnstormers. All...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Colin Albright (left to right), Coach Derek Sipe, Jarred Martin and Chase Weik of Ephrata look on during a recent District 10 League game. Ephrata clinched the top seed in the upcoming league tournament with a doubleheader sweep Monday at Penn Manor. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Post 429ers earn top seed with walk-off win

    It came down to the last day of the season Monday night to determine that the Ephrata Post 429 legion baseball team would be the 2014 regular season champions. Ephrata came into the night needing just one...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Ephrata third baseman Brady Sipe (left) applies the tag to Lititz runner Derek Acaley on an attempted pick
off during Sunday’s game in Lititz. Acaley was ruled safe. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Post 429ers fall to Lititz

    So, how did the Lititz Legion baseball squad come out on top 5-2 Sunday evening in a game played at Warwick High School? 1. Sometimes it helps to be in the right place at the right time....

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • Ephrata pitcher Austin Lowery focuses on throwing a strike as he goes into his windup during recent District 10 American Legion action.
    Ephrata Legion improves to 7-0

    The Ephrata Post 429ers battled through a rough patch in Tuesday night’s game in Columbia, but came away with a 7-4 victory to improve their District 10 American Legion record to 7-0. The win puts Ephrata two...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata's Zach Musser puts the tag on a Manheim Township base runner trying to advance to third during Monday's 10U Section One League playoff action.
    Township outduels Merlins in League playoffs

    Ephrata to face Cocalico/Mountville winner in loser’s bracket In a well played pitching and defense-dominated contest, the Ephrata Merlins (10-7-2) fell 3-0 to top-seeded Manheim Township (18-1) in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL) 10U Section...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Ephrata Legion players Jake Terry (right) and Colin Albright talk things over with Coach Derek Sipe (right) during Tuesday's District 10 game at Penn Manor.
    No decision in Legion battle

    Ephrata and Penn Manor, the two finalists in last year’s American Legion District 10 final, took the field against each other for the first time in 2014 in Millersville on Tuesday night. The Post 429 squad from...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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