• 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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  • Cocalico’s Katrina Schmalzer (7) puts a shot over the net during Friday’s win vs. Conestoga Valley. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lady Eagles fall to Hempfield in L-L League Semifinals

    There is a lot of good girl’s volleyball played in the Lancaster-Lebanon League. That play translates into success in both the District Three and PIAA Tournaments. Unfortunately, Cocalico ran into arguably the best of the local lot...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    David Lauris, 65, former Cocalico teacher/coach

    David D. Lauris, 65, of Lititz, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Born in McKeesport to the late William J. and Martha A. Lauris, he was the loving husband of...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s RJ Barrett (44) fights for tough yardage vs. Columbia.
    Mounts score but Tide rolls

    Ephrata fell to 0-7 (0-3 in Section Three play) on the season this past Friday at Columbia as the host Tide rolled to a 35-7 decision over the Mounts. Mountaineer quarterback Jory Hagen completed 6-for-22 for 94...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Mario Murcia (10) takes control of the ball during Saturday’s L-L Quarterfinal game vs. Manheim
Township.
    Mounts’ season ends with loss in L-L playoffs

    As the temperature fell into the upper 40s, a foggy mist rose from the pitch at Comet Field in Millersville. The final Lancaster-Lebanon League Boy’s Soccer quarterfinal match between Ephrata and Manheim Township started an hour and...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Jenna Yarger (16) tries to win the head ball from the Hempfield player during Saturday’s L-L Quarterfinal game vs. Hempfield.
    Lady Mounts fall to Hempfield in L-L Quarters

    The outside speed and finishing ability of the Lady Knights of Hempfield were too much for Ephrata last Saturday in Round One of the Lancaster-Lebanon League girl’s soccer playoffs. The final score was 4-0 on the turf...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever, Rhett Hart and Chris Hershberger fight for positioning near the start of Tuesday’s
L-L Meet Tuesday at Ephrata Middle School.
    Ephrata girls, boys take third at L-Ls

    Both Ephrata teams scored third-place finishes at the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet on Tuesday at the Ephrata Middle School. Both squads were considered in the running for the title, as the girls finished tied for first with...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Taylor Moore (left) closely marks Paxton Steffy of Cocalico during Monday’s clash in Ephrata. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    Ephrata girls bounce Cocalico, earn L-L berth

    The deciding moment happened at the 20:13 mark of the first half on the pitch at Mountaineer Field on Monday night. Midway through the first half, Ephrata’s leading scorer Taylor Moore drove the ball past Cocalico goalie...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
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