• 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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  • Ephrata’s Alex Rummel (80) hauls in the pass between two Northern Lebanon defenders Friday night in the Section Three opener at War Memorial. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Mounts drop section opener on new turf

    Ephrata ushered in a new era of home football this past Friday when the Mounts unveiled their brand new turf field as the Mounts entertained Northern Lebanon in the Section Three opener at War Memorial. Unfortunately, Ephrata...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • 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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