• Cocalico’s 400 free relay team of (left to right) Jake Musselman, Hunter Keck, Michael White and Colin Higinbotham pose on the medal stand after earning seventh place.
    Eagles’ relay caps year with State medal

    The Cocalico boys saved their best effort for last this past Friday at the State AA Swim Championships held at Bucknell University. After going without winning a medal through their first five events, the Eagles’ entered the...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s “sixth man” Jerry Stoner (left) puts up a shot during the 1977 State championship season.
    Forty years ago, Cocalico won it all, Eagles’ run to a State title

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cocalico’s magical run to the 1977 State Class AA Boys Basketball Championship. That team went 31-4 and won section, league and district titles before capturing the State crown. This piece...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (left) ties up with Eli Grape of Upper St. Clair in Saturday’s seventh-place bout at Giant Center in Hershey. Photo by Mike Shull
    Fromm claims State medal

    Becomes first Eagle medalist since Steve Fittery in 2006 Wrestlers can certainly ride a roller coaster of emotions throughout the three-day State Tournament. That’s just the nature of the beast. And it was certainly the case for...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Zach Sherk (foreground) and Cocalico teammate Hunter Keck took on the best District 3 2A Boys 100 yard Breaststroke swimmers and came away with 4th and 3rd place medals, respectively. Photo by Mike Shull
    Making a huge splash

    Cocalico boys win two golds, earn second-place team finish in AA Sometimes a simple little tweak can make a world of difference. That certainly was the case for the Cocalico boys’ 400 free relay team Saturday at...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (top) will make his second-straight appearance at the State Tournament this weekend. Photo by Mike Shull
    Cocalico tandem eyes State medals this weekend in Hershey

    Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr and Ben Fromm will represent the local area at the PIAA State Wrestling Championships which are set for this Thursday through Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey. Gehr is making his second-straight appearance after...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (right) drives on Hershey’s Drew Painter during Thursday’s playoff game in Ephrata. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Flat at the finish: Mounts struggle as hot Hershey closes door on season

    This season will certainly be looked upon as an outstanding one for the Ephrata boys basketball program. After hovering at or below mediocrity for the last decade or so, the Mounts have turned things around dramatically under...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr sizes up his opponent at the District Three Tournament held at the Giant Center in Hershey this past weekend. Gehr placed second at 106 pounds to clinch his second-straight State berth. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Silver linings: Gehr, Fromm denied gold but both qualify for States, Mounts’ trio falls short

    It was a bittersweet kind of weekend for local wrestlers competing at the District Three Wrestling Championships held for the first time at Giant Center in Hershey. Sure there were some highs, but there were also a...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Dilyn Becker (right) battles Lampeter-Strasburg’s Cameron Niemyer for the ball during Monday’s District playoff game at L-S. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Playoff heartbreak again

    L-S comes back to stun Mounts in District opener A week ago, Ephrata held a double-digit, second-half lead in the opening round of the L-L League Tournament at Lebanon, only to let it slip away. The game...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Katie Heck (14) drives down the lane during Tuesday’s District Three playoff game at L-S. Heck scored eight points in the loss. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Third time isn’t the charm for Cocalico

    L-S beats Lady Eagles again, bouncing them from Districts They say it’s hard to beat a team three times, especially one in which you’ve developed a healthy rivalry. But Lampeter-Strasburg did just that Tuesday night, knocking off...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Dilyn Becker goes in for two points in Friday’s 43-39 victory over Columbia. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Oh so close…Mounts’ bid to chop down Cedars falls just short

    As a sizable underdog, Ephrata’s second-year Coach Charlie Fisher would have taken the scenario that played out Monday in the L-L League quarterfinals nearly every time. Down two points at Section One champion Lebanon with a chance...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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