• Ephrata goalie Jimmy Hickey (88) secures a ball in front of teammates
Nikita Patrushev (7) and Chritian Miles (far right).
    Mounts catching fire, earn third-straight win

    The Ephrata boys soccer team found its stride this week. It took a little while, but the Mounts now have played their way into position to strike in the second half of the season. Last Tuesday night,...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Cocalico lineman Dennis Boyer (52) gives quarterback Dante Haines time in the pocket to unleash a pass during last Thursday’s game at Cedar Cliff.
    Late Cedar Cliff rally helps Colts nip Cocalico

    Cocalico suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday night at Cedar Cliff in a 28-27 thriller. That was the bad news. The good news is the Eagles went toe-to-toe with one of the Mid-Penn heavyweights....

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Brittany Lutz (13) takes control from the Baron’s Cailty Howett during Tuesday’s game. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Manheim Central hands Ephrata girls first loss

    Behind a very skilled group of players, Ephrata had sprinted out to a 4-0 start this season. But Tuesday night in Section Two girls’ soccer action at Mountaineer Field, visiting Manheim Central slowed the Lady Mounts down...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Jake Keifer (67) makes the hit on Ephrata running back Mike Caraballo during Friday’s game in Denver. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    It’s Cocalico’s Cup again

    Perhaps one of Dave Gingrich’s biggest fears heading into this past Friday’s game with Ephrata was that his team would suffer a letdown. Afterall, it’s human nature. Cocalico was coming off a highly successful Week One game...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Meredith Fagan (left) dribbles past Cocalico defender Emily Steffey during Saturday’s game at Mountaineer Field. Fagan scored the lone goal of the game in the 1-0 Ephrata victory.
    Ephrata blanks Cocalico in field hockey opener

    Saturday’s 1-0 win over Cocalico was the type of victory that in year’s past would have resonated throughout the program. A year ago, some say when the Lady Mounts defeated Cocalico early in the season for the...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata receiver Alex Rummel (80) takes a hit from CV defender Jamaar Parker during Friday’s season opener in Witmer.
    CV hangs 70 on Ephrata, blanks Mounts in opener

    It was the perfect storm. Conestoga Valley entered Friday night’s season opener with Ephrata itching not only to debut its new turf field but to erase the memories of a 2-8 season a year ago. The veteran...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The new coaching staff for the Cocalico field hockey team includes (left to right): Lindsay Ehrat, Head Coach Brynn Adams and Carrie Rupp. (Photo by Denise Mitchell)
    Cocalico field hockey geared up for start of season

    It certainly didn’t take first-year Cocalico field hockey coach Brynn Adams long to become immersed into the Cocalico-Ephrata rivalry, even if the former Warwick and West Chester star doesn’t quite understand it. Adams’ Lady Eagles actually open...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nitch Hatch chips onto the green during last week’s match at Conestoga.
    Mount golfers go 2-4 in first Section match

    A year ago, the Ephrata golf team made the transition from Section Two to talent-rich Section One, and many felt the Mounts would have a difficult time adjusting to the change. However, to their credit, that certainly...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Dr. Lee Lausch (left) presents his friend and former colleague Tracy Ross with a Mickey Shuler signed Penn State jersey. Ross, a former coach and trainer at Cocalico, retired last year after 35 years at the school. Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Connected at the hip

    Tracy Ross and Dr. Lee Lausch have had a special relationship ever since Lausch’s days as a Jr. High football player at Cocalico in the late 70s. Ross, who in those days coached both football and track...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Members of the Ephrata contingent at L-L Football Media Day Tuesday included (left to right): Ryan Borchert, Evan Frees, Coach Scott Shelley, Randy Barrettt and Cordell Moyer.
    Positive signs at Ephrata for Year Three under Shelley?

    After going 2-18 the past two years, it’s easy to say that there is nowhere to go but up in Ephrata. But after listening to the Mountaineer contingent on hand at the annual L-L Media Day Tuesday...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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