• Team USA’s Kevin Castillo takes a big rip during the team’s appearance at Steven’s Field Saturday. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Team USA swings through Stevens

    The Team USA mens softball team was on a plane Monday night from Newark, New Jersey to Prague in the Czech Republic, and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Tournament. They prepped for the WBSC stage...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Caden Keefer (6) tries to control the ball in front of the Hempfield defender during Tuesday’s L-L semifinal at Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer 
    Mounts battle Black Knights but fall 13-9 in semifinals

    The Ephrata boys’ lacrosse team was the home team on the scoreboard Tuesday afternoon at Comet Field in Millersville. They earned that designation by capturing the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two title. The Mounts were matched against Section...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s top player Danny Engle hits a return during a match earlier this season. Engle suffered his first singles loss of the season Tuesday in the Eagles’ 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Barons halt streak, forge tie with Eagles

    The last time the Cocalico boys’ tennis team lost a regular season match, it was March of 2017. That streak of 30 ended Tuesday afternoon in Manheim with a 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. In addition to...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Alyssa Fedorshak (center) competes against Elizabethtown Tuesday in the track opener. Photo by Melissa Rhoads
    Mounts hunt down Bears in dual meet sweep

        The 2018 Section Two girls’ track and field championship was decided when two undefeated teams (Ephrata and Elizabethtown) met on the last day of the regular season. The Lady Mounts prevailed 80-70 to capture their...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Cocalico athletes (left to right) Evan Kreider (Shippensburg), Rowan Lapi (Northwestern) and K.C. Miller (Wilmington) announced their college intentions during a ceremony at the high school Feb. 6. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Three Cocalico athletes make college commitments

    At 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, three Cocalico seniors put pen to paper, committing to further their education and athletic careers at an NCAA Division One or Two institution. More than 50 family, friends and Cocalico...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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  • Ephrata Coach Mickey Molchany (center) and members of his team react after the Lady Mounts clinched their third-straight Section Two title last Wednesday at Lampeter-Strasburg. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Ephrata girls capture third-straight Section title

    Coming into last Wednesday’s swim meet in Lampeter, the Ephrata girls and their opponents from Lampeter-Strasburg had competed against five common opponents. Ephrata had the better score in three meets, while L-S had higher numbers in two....

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Brooke Ludwig (left) drives against Elizabethtown Thursday night. Photo by Travis Boyd
    After loss to E-town, EHS girls bounce back

    The Elizabethtown girls’ basketball team proved that it is head and shoulders above the rest of Section Two in the Lancaster-Lebanon League last Thursday. But coming into the game, the Bears only had a one game lead...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Sarah Heberlig competes in the 200 IM vs. Cocalico. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata girls, Cocalico boys win pool duel

    The road to a third consecutive Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two swimming title definitely runs through the Ephrata Rec Center. The contenders for that milestone are the Ephrata girls and the Cocalico boys. The two schools (boys and...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Hannah Custer (left) drives on Ephrata defender Brooke Ludwig during Thursday’s game in Denver. Photo by Dick Wanner
    L-S holds off Cocalico girls

    Defending Section champ Lampeter-Strasburg looked like they were ready to repeat Tuesday night in Lampeter when they hosted Cocalico in girls’ basketball. The Pioneers (6-1 league, 11-3 overall) hit four consecutive three-pointers midway through the first quarter...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • VFW helps with soldier’s remains

    On Friday, Dec. 14, 75-year-old Barbara Dixon drove three hours from Middletown, Delaware to Ephrata. Her destination was VFW Post 3376, and her goal was to be reunited with her brother, Ronald, who had died and was...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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