• Ephrata’s Sydney Dundon swims to one of her individual wins in the last Thursday’s victory over Cocalico. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    One streak ends, another continues

    The Ephrata girl swimmers out-pointed their competition from Cocalico for the first time since 2011 while the Eagle boys continued their winning ways against the Mounts that started the same year. Each team calls the Ephrata Rec...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Lyndsay Engle lines up a free throw Tuesday vs. Lebanon. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Cocalico drops Lebanon to set up Friday’s showdown

    After Tuesday night’s victories, Cocalico and Lampeter-Strasburg sit at 6-0 atop Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League in girls’ basketball. The two teams go face-to-face for the first time Friday night in Denver for the first clear...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Photo by Steve Heydt Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky (right) drives past Kody Kegarise of Manheim Central during Tuesday’s game in Denver. Kegarise’s teammate Connor Hostetter (22) looks on. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Barons hold off Cocalico

    The supporting cast stepped up for Manheim Central Tuesday evening in Denver, as the Barons (4-0 League, 7-0 overall) held off Cocalico (2-2, 2-7) 55-42 in Section Two play in the Lancaster-Lebanon League. The win vaults Manheim...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Fassnacht (right) drives past Madison Root of Ephrata.
    Engle’s career night leads Cocalico past Lady Mounts

    Senior posts 24 points, 13 boards in win The first of two Section Two girls’ basketball games between backyard rivals Ephrata and Cocalico went to the home team, as the Lady Eagles held off the Lady Mounts...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Cocalico junior Ben Fromm became the 195 pound champion at the 30th annual Penn Manor Holiday Tournament
    Fromm takes gold at PM Tourney

    The referee blew his whistle and slapped the mat 16 seconds into the second period. With that signal, Cocalico junior Ben Fromm became the 195 pound champion at the 30th annual Penn Manor Holiday Tournament. Fromm pinned...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Caroline Stauffer broke a career basketball record.
    Sweet Caroline: Stauffer eyes 1,000 after breaking three-point mark in win over GS

    As the final horn ended Monday night at the Ephrata Middle School, the strains of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” began over the public-address system in the gym. The Ephrata girls’ basketball team had just held off a...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s American Legion team hoists the District 10 League trophy last summer. Next summer, they will host the State Legion Tournament at War Memorial Field.
    It’s ‘go time’ for State Legion Tournament preparation

    As reported in this publication in July, the Ephrata Legion baseball team will host the 2017 State Legion Tournament next summer. Preparations for this tremendous undertaking have now begun for the July 25-29 competition and the Post...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • World War II veteran Dick Hershey is shown with Joey III, his shih-tzu. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    92-year-old veteran recalls WWII officer program

    For World War II Veteran Dick Hershey, Veterans Day and Washington’s birthday both have special meaning to him. The 92-year-old Hershey grew up in Manheim, but for the past year, has lived in Ephrata at Keystone Villa...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s A.J. Morales (14) controls the ball in front of teammate Aaron Cummings (10) during Saturday’s District Quarterfinal match vs. Hempfield. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts’ season ends in District Quarters

    Top-seeded Hempfield beats Ephrata for second time in two weeks Ephrata’s 15-win boys soccer season came to an end Saturday night on Kruis Field at Manheim Township High School in Neffsville. The ninth ranked Mounts (15-5-1) fell...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Morgan Dunn (13) reacts with the rest of her teammates react after clinching the Section Three title last Thursday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico torches Blazers, claims Section Three title

    For the second time in three years, the Cocalico girls’ volleyball team is the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three champion. The Lady Eagles (10-1 Section, 12-3 overall) broke a tie with Lancaster Mennonite (9-2, 11-6) by scores of...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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