• 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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  • Cocalico players pose with Head Coach Dave Gingrich (back) during Tuesday’s L-L Football Media Day. They include (left to right): Jake Keifer, John Fry and Devon Delpiano.
    Eagle seniors seek to carve out own niche

    In regard to Cocalico, if there is anything to be taken away from Tuesday’s L-L Football Media Day, it is that this year Eagle seniors are determined to carve their own niche. Fresh off an 11-2 season...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Dane Burkholder (left) of Ephrata is greeted by his wife Jamie after completing the IRONMAN Lake Placid this past weekend.
    He is IRONMAN: Ephrata man conquers Lake Placid triathlon

    Imagine waking up early, swimming the Cocalico Creek from Ephrata to Denver, hopping on a bike to Philadelphia and back before completing your day by running to Columbia. Sound like fun? Well for one Ephrata man, it...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Adamstown team members examine the hardware after winning the 2014 Lancaster County Swimming Championships Saturday at Manheim Pool. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Adamstown repeats as summer swim champs

    It’s hard to do something so spectacular as winning a league title once, and it’s even tougher to follow up and repeat that feat. A year ago, Adamstown climbed to the top of the Lancaster County mountain...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Pitcher Seth Griffith (left) and Brady Sipe celebrate with their trophy moments after the Post 429ers clinched their fourth-straight District 10 League title last Thursday at Penn Manor. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Post 429 sweeps Penn Manor to win fourth-straight league title

    Ephrata legion Coach Derek Sipe said it best when he was asked to describe the feat his team pulled off over the final 24 hours of the District 10 American Legion playoffs last Thursday night at Penn...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ethan Sipe (18) dusts himself off after swiping second base during the Region Four American Legion Tournament against Glen Rock Sunday night in Fredericksburg. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata bows out of Regionals

    Ephrata didn’t have an answer for Red Land Monday in an elimination game at the Region Four American Legion Tournament at Fredericksburg. Offensively, the Ephrata bats were stifled by Red Land pitcher Kyle Searfoss, who struck out...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata's Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish delivers the pitch during Saturday's 5-3 opening-round victory over Lancaster.
    Blame it on the rain …

      The District 10 American Legion Tournament has turned into a bit of a quagmire, both figuratively and literally. With rain and wet fields washing out action on Monday and Tuesday in Ephrata, and a champion needing...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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