• Ephrata defenders gang tackle Warwick running back Ryan Deibler during Friday’s game in Lititz. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts fall to Warwick for 11th-straight time

    The target for Warwick was there for the taking. With a victory over back-yard rival Ephrata last Friday night, the Warriors would carry a winning 2-1 record out of non-league play. They didn’t miss. And neither did...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Taylor Moore (14) is double-teamed by Manheim Central defenders during Monday’s 1-0 Lady Mount victory. Photo by Mike Shull
    Ephrata tops MC on Holochuck goal

    Ephrata was patiently looking for an opportunity. And while the one the Lady Mounts eventually got probably wasn’t exactly what they were looking for, the end result was definitely what they were ultimately seeking. In the 60th...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Mustangs stifle Cocalico in non-league showdown

    The first-half numbers for Cocalico were staggering Friday at Governor Mifflin, considering year in and year out the Eagles are one of the top rushing teams in the league. The Eagles gained just one first down and...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Megan Mahlandt (left) carries up the field past Cocalico defender Brei Powers during Monday’s game. Photo by Stan Hall
    Late Mahlandt goal lifts Lady Mounts

    Ephrata’s Megan Mahlandt knew exactly what she had to do. After Bre Keeney of Cocalico tied Monday’s game with a clutch blast from the top of the circle with 1:38 to go, Mahlandt controlled the ball soon...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • First-year Ephrata Coach Kris Miller (left) gives instructions to his troops during a timeout in Friday’s season opener at Conestoga Valley.
    CV explodes early, spoils Miller’s Ephrata debut

    Conestoga Valley graduate Kris Miller received a nice pre-game ovation Friday night by the CV faithful when he was introduced to the crowd as Ephrata’s new head coach. But the Buckskins were anything but hospitable hosts once...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Shane Wright
    High school reunion

    When Kris Miller makes his debut as Ephrata Coach Friday night at Conestoga Valley (7 p.m.), he’ll see a familiar face roaming the other sideline. Gerad Novak, who was Miller’s head coach at CV during his high...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Former Ephrata High School and legion pitcher Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish (facing) delivers a pitch during his senior season at EHS. Fogarty-Harnish recently announced he will pitch at Kutztown University this year.
    Fogarty-Harnish to play baseball at Kutztown University

    While he may not have taken a conventional route, Ephrata’s Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish has indeed found his college baseball home. The 2015 Ephrata High School graduate recently signed to play his college baseball at Kutztown University, where he...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Cocalico seniors (left to right) Brady Maxwell, Brady Sawyer and Mason Strunk pose with head coach Dave Gingrich at the L-L Football Media Day Friday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles eye return to the post season

    The 2015 season was one of missed opportunities for the Cocalico Eagles football team. Two years after making the District semifinals and one season removed from a finals appearance at Districts, Cocalico struggled to a 5-5 mark...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • First-year Ephrata head coach Kris Miller (left) stands with seniors Mason Klaus (left to right), Kyle Sadorf and Dustin Fisher at the L-L Football Media Day Friday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Under Miller, Ephrata starts with ‘clean slate’

    Eventhough Ephrata has that ugly 31-game losing streak on its back heading into the 2016 football season, the Mounts aren’t really even thinking about it. Sure, it’s there. But with the arrival of Kris Miller as head...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • In 1946, the first Jr. legion team in Ephrata was formed. The team, which was coached by Clarence Gock¬ley, included (front row, left to right): John Krouse, Glenn Zug, Don Howett, Spec Sweigart, John Orwig and Jack Saylor. (Middle, l-r): Henner Weaver, Jim Brill, Bouder (first name missing), Ted Badorf, Kenny Von Neida and Jack Wingenroth. (Back, l-r): Jim Loose, Butch Brubaker, Ron Levitan, Bob Hacker, Leroy Callihan and Galie Weidman.
    Baseball pioneers: The ‘46 Ephrata Jr. legion team had an amazing first year

    Ephrata High School and the summer American Legion program certainly has a great baseball history. And it all started in the late 1940s when a group of baseball pioneers got the program off and running. This summer...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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