• Ephrata High School graduate Lauren Smith (left) poses with Kutztown Coach Rob Fisher after winning the PSAC championship Sunday at Hershey Country Club.
    Smith wins PSAC championship

    There’s old adage that goes, “it’s not how you start but how you finish.” That statement definitely held true for Ephrata High School graduate and Kutztown University senior golfer Lauren Smith, who persevered through an up-and-down year...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Ephrata teammates Kay Liebl (23) and Taylor Moore (14) congratulate Kelly Liebl after she scored the first goal of the game in Saturday’s 2-1 playoff win over Cedar Crest. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Lutz goal in double OT lifts Ephrata past Hempfield

    Brittany Lutz was as shocked as anybody when she saw her goal go into the net with 2:18 to play in double overtime of Tuesday’s District Three first round game at Hempfield. “Honestly, I didn’t think I...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s DJ Fabiani (left) and Brady Sawyer celebrate during the Eagles’ 26-24 victory over Manheim Central Friday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eagles crank up a beauty: Force three-way tie with win over MC

    Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich was faced with a big decision in the waning moments of Friday’s Section Two battle at Manheim Central. With the score tied 17-17 with four minutes to play, the Eagles were faced with...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Auker (31) battles Demetri Whitsett (10) for control of the ball during Monday’s game in Ephrata. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Mounts blank Eagles to gain inside track to L-Ls

    Ephrata had its sights set on one thing Monday night in the front end of the boys/girls doubleheader with Cocalico at Mountaineer Field. A win and the Mounts would control their own destiny heading into Wednesday’s regular...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Abdul Saad (right) takes down Garden Spot’s Daryl Hartman during Friday’s 45-13 Eagle victory in New Holland. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Eagles respond to hand Spartans first loss

    A sign of a good football team is how it responds when facing adversity. Cocalico clearly was there following last week’s rough 42-0 loss at home to Lampeter-Strasburg. And with undefeated Garden Spot staring the Eagles’ in...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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  • Cocalico quarterback Dante Haines looks for running room vs. L-S.
    Total shocker

    Eagles have no answers in 42-0 loss to L-S In summing up Friday’s stunning 42-0 loss to Lampeter-Strasburg, Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich said his team was beaten by the Pioneers in all facets. “They beat us offensively,...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • A pack of Ephrata girls are out in front Tuesday at E-town.
    EHS girls clinch share of title, boys remain in hunt

    Behind a record-setting performance from junior Nate Becker, and a blazing effort on the girls’ side led by junior Taylor Mahlandt, the Ephrata cross country teams were a combined 6-0 Tuesday at Elizabethtown to put both teams...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Two of Ephrata's all-time great running backs, Dennis Zimmerman and Steve Schaufert at the pre-game tailgate party
    Fans flock to check out new turf field

      If you build it, they will come. A throng of fans eagerly came out to War Memorial last Thursday as Ephrata unveiled its new turf field with a “kick off celebration” that was open to the...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Hatch chips out of trouble Monday at Pine Meadows. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Mounts place fifth, advance three at L-L Golf

    Ephrata made the best of some tough golf conditions Monday in the Lancaster-Lebanon League Tournament held at Pine Meadows in Lebanon County. The Mounts, who finished fifth this year in Section One competition, grabbed an impressive overall...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Cocalico fullback Matt Weinhold (20) fights for some tough yardage behind the blocking of Brady Maxwell during Friday’s game vs. Lebanon. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles roll over Lebanon

    On paper, Lebanon looked like a team that could possibly give Cocalico some problems Friday night in the Section Two opener in Denver. The Eagles, however, would have one of that. After losing its first game of...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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