• Ephrata’s J.T. Truskey (right) and Carson Brenize of Manheim Central battle for the ball in the open field Monday. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Mounts survive Barons scare

    Two goals in five-minute span keys Ephrata win As the current top-ranked AAAA boys soccer team in the District and one of the few unbeaten squads remaining, Ephrata is going to get the other team’s best shot...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Devon Fichtorn (right) raises the ball after blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown in the first quarter of Friday’s game vs.Upper Perkiomen. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles blank Upper Perk in final non-league tune-up

    Cocalico’s defense spent a lot of time on the field in the first half of Friday’s non-league game at home vs. Upper Perkiomen. True, the Indians did put together a few time-consuming first-half drives which didn’t result...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Brandon Walton fights off the tackle of Lebanon’s Josh Kauffman (9) during Friday’s 28-21 Cedar win. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Oh so close… Mounts battle back but fall 28-21 to Cedars

    Ephrata made a valiant effort to halt its 42-game losing streak Friday night on the road at Lebanon. But in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. The Mounts, who fell behind 21-0 and 28-7 before battling...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico quarterback Noah Palm (left) looks on as fullback Brandon Brubaker (25) stiff arms Chase Yoder of Governor Mifflin during Friday’s big 42-21 Eagle win. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Statement victory: Eagles double up Mifflin, 42-21 to improve to 2-0

    Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich has certainly been part of a lot of wins in his days in Denver. One hundred of them to be exact. But the tone of his voice and twinkle in his eye led...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Sydney Costanza (right) is trailed by the Ephrata defender as she carries up the field during Monday’s game at Talon Field. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Cocalico edges Ephrata in OT

    Cocalico senior Skyra Heckman was in the right place at the right time Monday night vs. Ephrata at Talon Field. As the clock trickled down to the final seconds of overtime, Ephrata keeper Lexi Jones denied an...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Elie Basenga (85) puts the hit on CV’s Jose Barbon in front of teammate Mason Sensenig during Friday’s season opener at War Memorial. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Bucks Take Advantage

    Early mistakes prove costly as Mounts fall big to CV Practices and even scrimmages are one thing, but when you get under the lights on a Friday night it’s just a different animal. Tensions are tenfold, and...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Former Ephrata Coach Charlie Fisher (center) talks to his team during a timeout in a game last season. The popular second-year coach recently resigned from Ephrata to take over the Manheim Central program
    Fisher leaves Ephrata to take over at MC

    The decision was admittedly agonizing. But when Charlie Fisher weighed all the pros and cons of becoming the head basketball coach at Manheim Central, or remaining in the same post at Ephrata, there was little doubt which...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Ephrata players dog pile in celebration after winning Lancaster County’s first State Legion title Saturday at War Memorial Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Chryslers become first Lancaster County team to claim State title, join ‘90 Elks as second to qualify for Regional Tournament

    As his team sprinted toward first base to join in the celebratory dog pile Saturday afternoon, Ephrata Legion Coach Derek Sipe and Assistant Ryan Crowther stood together along the third baseline at War Memorial Field and just...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Dillon Good, who did not allow a hit in five-plus innings, delivers a pitch during his outstanding performance.
    Chryslers get off to ‘Good’ start

    Dominant pitching, solid hitting lead to 9-4 win in State opener There seemed to be only one thing in doubt Tuesday night in Ephrata’s opener of the State Tournament vs. Beech Creek at War Memorial Field. Ephrata...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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  • Brandon Miller
    Seattle deals EHS grad, three other prospects for David Phelps

    Ephrata High School grad Brandon Miller was enjoying his breakfast last Thursday morning when his phone rang. On the other end was Andy McKay, the director of player development for the Mariners, who had some important news...

    • Posted July 26, 2017
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