• Ephrata Merlins’ starting pitcher Trent Wolf prepares to fire a pitch to Manheim Township in the first inning of Monday night’s playoff game. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Merlins fall to Township in LCYB 10U playoffs

      Ephrata drops into loser’s bracket The Ephrata Merlins dropped out of the winner’s bracket Monday night in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball’s 10U Section One double-elimination playoffs at Froelich Park in Mountville. The third-seeded Merlins (14-4...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s R.J. Crossgrove (left to right), Trey Farlow and Hunter Lehman go up for the block attempt on Warwick’s Bailey Garman during Friday’s L-L Quarterfinals match in Ephrata. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Penn Manor derails Mounts’ finals quest

    The top three teams in the PIAA District Three Boys’ volleyball power rankings were on the court Monday night in the Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinals at Garden Spot High School. Unfortunately for third-ranked Ephrata, the opponent was number...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Hunter Lehman drills a shot over the net Monday vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Steve Heydt.
    Mounts need win Wednesday to claim program’s first title

    The Ephrata Boys’ volleyball team controlled the final points in each of the three sets Monday night at Manheim Central, taking a 3-0 victory while clinching a tie for the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two Title. The Barons...

    • Posted May 11, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Auker (left) leaps onto the “dogpile” in celebration of the Mounts’ section-clinching victory over Lampeter-Strasburg Tuesday. The title is the program’s sixth in the last eight years.
    Crowning achievement: Mounts blank L-S to clinch section title

    It took two days, but strong pitching and defense paved the way for the Ephrata baseball team’s 2-0 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg on the turf at the War Memorial Field. The win, which started Monday night and was...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Ephrata blockers (left to right) Alex Modrzecki, Trey Farlow and Hunter Lehman try to stop the kill attempt by Cocalico’s Isaac Carpenter during Tuesday’s match. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts sweep season series with Cocalico

    The Ephrata boys volleyball team remained tied atop Section Two of Lancaster-Lebanon League play Tuesday night, besting backyard rival Cocalico 3-0 at the Ephrata Middle School. The Mounts (7-1 league, 10-1 overall) controlled the match throughout over...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Ephrata first baseman Lauren Shuke (left) goes to a full-out stretch to retire Cocalico runner Jackie Polverini during Friday’s game.
    Raezer sharp in 5-0 victory over Cocalico

    Sophomore Jenna Raezer tossed her first career varsity shutout in a 5-0 win over Cocalico in Denver on Friday afternoon. Ephrata added to a 1-0 lead with two outs in the final inning after a 10-minute rain...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Isaac Carpenter follows through on a kill attempt during Tuesday’s match vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Barons storm back to knock off Cocalico

    Manheim Central remained among the unbeaten in Lancaster-Lebanon League boys’ volleyball Tuesday night in Denver, roaring back from a two set deficit against Cocalico for a 3-2 hard fought victory. The Barons (2-0 league, 3-0 overall) lost...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky shoots over Wyomissing’s Ben Croft during Tuesday’s District game in Denver. Trynosky canned six treys in the game to score a game-high 22 points to lead his team to victoryofitability, “you’ve got to be willing to notch up your fertility budget,” O’Hara said.
    Eagles rip Wyomissing, headed to Chocolatetown

    The Cocalico Boys’ basketball team caught fire in the second half of Tuesday night’s District Three AAA opener, eliminating Wyomissing 66-41 in Denver. The Eagles (18-5) outscored the Spartans (17-8) 45-20 after the break as the two...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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    Lady Mounts dump Mares, clinch Section Two title

    For the third time in the last eight years, the Ephrata girls basketball team found a way to win Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. They did so Tuesday night in Quarryville, besting Solanco by a score...

    • Posted February 4, 2016
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