• Ephrata’s Bryson Rhee (20) makes a move around a Cumberland Valley defender during Tuesday’s Dis-trict playoff game at Mountaineer Field. Rhee scored six goals and added two assist to lead the Mounts in the loss. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    CV overcomes early Ephrata lead to eliminate Mounts

      Ephrata got the start it wanted Tuesday night vs. Cumberland Valley in the district Class 3A playoff opener at Mountaineer Field. The Mounts jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead and looked as though they would...

    • Posted May 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Shue crosses the finish line in front of Manheim Township’s Evan Dorenkamp and Leba-non’s Riley Klick to win the gold in the 800 Saturday at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Golden Shue: Junior wins 800, sets school record in 1600

    Tyler Shue had a big decision to make. The reigning L-L League and District champ as well as State runner-up in the 800 trailed Lebanon’s Riley Klick by a good 30 meters heading into the second to...

    • Posted May 16, 2019
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  • Cocalico sophomore Olivia Sensenig comes in for a landing in the girls’ long jump. She won three medals Saturday, including gold in the long jump. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Sensenig & Gingrich claim first L-L titles

    Olivia Sensenig picked the right time to come up with the biggest two jumps of her young high school career. Saturday at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield, the sophomore broke her personal record in the long...

    • Posted May 16, 2019
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  • Faith Hershberger, shown here competing in the triple jump, cap-tured two individual events Monday as the Ephrata girls clinched their seventh Section Two crown in eight years. Photo by Tom Sheaffer 
    Champs, times two

    EHS boys, girls clinch section titles with wins over Solanco   While highly-successful individually, the Ephrata boys track team has played second fiddle to the girls in recent years. Coming into this season, the girls’ program had...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Jameson Kernaghan (right) fends off the Hempfield player during Tuesday’s L-L semifinals at Conestoga Valley. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Hempfield turns back strong Cocalico effort

    After giving Hempfield all it could handle earlier this year, the Cocalico girls lacrosse team was a confident one heading into Tuesday’s L-L Semifinal showdown with the Black Knights at Conestoga Valley. In that first contest, Cocalico...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Mary Campbell (left) and Alyssa Fedorshak finished one-two in the 1600 Monday vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata girls clinch share but boys fall to Barons

      The Ephrata boys were in position to win its first Section Two track and field title. But Monday at home, visiting Manheim Central threw a wrench into those plans. Behind a four-win day by Will Rivers,...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Ephrata first baseman Ryan Jantzen (26) awaits the throw as Lampeter-Strasburg’s Dylan Byler slides back safely into first during Tuesday’s game at War Memorial. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Despite loss Tuesday, Mounts still have a path to L-Ls

    Must beat Solanco Wednesday, E-town Friday For the first three innings Tuesday, Ephrata hung step-for-step with Lampeter-Strasburg. However, sitting at 2-2 in the top of the fourth, the Mounts couldn’t hold the potent Pioneer attack down any...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Gerald DeBalko slides back safely into first base during Tuesday’s Section Three showdown at Garden Spot. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles taking flight

    Down Spartans, 5-1 for fifth-straight victory When Austin Ruzika-Porter’s first inning blast sailed over the scoreboard in left-center field Tuesday, keying a three-run Cocalico first, more than anything it allowed the Eagles to relax. Starting pitcher Tristen...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • Brian McDermott of Ephrata cruises along during Monday’s Boston Marathon. Submitted photo.
    Issue with prosthetic leg forces McDermott to pull out of Boston Marathon

    It was all falling into place for Brian McDermott Monday as he set out to live out a dream and run the Boston Marathon. The Ephrata resident, who lost his lower left leg in 2013 when he...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricky Bromirski (right) bobbles the ball as E-town baserunner Tyler Souders heads toward home plate Tuesday at War Memorial. Bromirski eventually secured the ball and tagged the runner out at the plate. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Mounts win sixth-straight, knock off E-town, 6-1

    There comes a time in every game where it can turn in either direction. A play made or one that is not can sway the momentum to a particular side. That moment occurred in the top of...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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