• Shooting stars: McGillan, Mounts out-gun Cedar Crest, face Catholic in Wednesday’s semifinals

    Through no fault of his own, Zack McGillan sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. Playing for an Ephrata squad packed with a bunch of senior veterans and a budding star in junior post player Xavian Rodriguez, McGillan...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Sherk sets L-L Meet record, wins gold

    As a freshman a year ago, Cocalico’s Zach Sherk could only dream of what it would be like to post a time of 58 seconds in the 100 breaststroke. Friday night in the L-L League Boys Swimming...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Xavian Rodriguez (right) drives past Manheim Central defender Jake Novak during Tuesday’s Section Two finale in Manheim. Rodriguez scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Mounts to their sixth-straight victory. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Late surge carries Mounts past Barons

    For the first 28 minutes Tuesday, upstart Manheim Central gave Ephrata all it could handle. Defensively, the Barons, who have just two seniors on their roster, made things difficult while at the other end, they were converting....

    • Posted February 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Maddie Root (13) drives past Solanco’s Kara McClune during Tuesday’s key Section Two contest. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Night-‘Mare’: Solanco hands Ephrata girls fourth-straight loss

    Just two short weeks ago, the Ephrata girls basketball team was sitting pretty. With a 6-2 Section Two record at the time (10-6 overall), the Lady Mounts were alone in second place and appeared destined to be...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (top) tries to turn Cade Zeamer of Manheim Central during the finals at 120 pounds. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Fromm & Gehr successfully defend L-L wrestling titles

    While the L-L League Tournament generally features the individual, Ben Fromm’s decision to bump up from 195 to 220 pounds had everything to do with his Cocalico team. With Fromm at 220, it enabled the Eagles to...

    • Posted January 31, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Connor Mack (10) guards Sam Cable of Ephrata during Tuesday’s contest. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fast start carries Ephrata past Eagles

    Ephrata got off to a sizzling start Tuesday night at home in a critical Section Two match-up vs. Cocalico. The Mounts sprinted out to a 16-2 lead before the Eagles knew what hit them. And Cocalico spent...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Brian Neff
    Neff selected to play in professional lacrosse league

    Brian Neff had pretty much moved on from competitive lacrosse. A former standout goalie at Division Three Ursinus College, Neff entered his name in the Major League Lacrosse draft following his senior season for the Bears back...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • Savannah Graybill competes in a World Cup skeleton race in Whistler, British Columbia, last year.
    Graybill denied Olympic berth or the 23rd Winter Olympic Games

    Monday was supposed to be the day Cocalico graduate Savannah Graybill dreamed of ever since she began her journey seven years ago to become an Olympian in 2018. Instead, Monday was pretty much a nightmare for the...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Mounts spoil Fisher’s return to Ephrata

    There was an extra buzz in the building Friday night when Ephrata welcomed back former Coach Charlie Fisher and his up-and-coming Manheim Central squad. But while Fisher’s return was the main topic of conversation, the bigger deal...

    • Posted January 17, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (top) controls Lance Allen of Manheim Central during their bout at 126 pounds Saturday night in Denver. Gehr went on to record a fall but the Barons earned an eventual 38-24 victory. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Barons ride early momentum to 38-24 win over Eagles

    Manheim Central used early momentum to seize control Saturday night at Cocalico in a non-league battle between the Section One leading Eagles and Barons, who currently sit atop Section Two. First, Cade Zeamer held on for a...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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