• Ephrata junior striker Abigail Wiest (right) battles through the physical play of Pennridge’s Ashley Groeber while trying to create a scoring opportunity for the Lady Mounts in Tuesday’s State playoff game. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Mounts’ journey ends in State semi-finals

    Among the strengths that Ephrata’s Jocelyn Umana brings to the soccer field is her ability to read the play. The junior goalkeeper was certainly doing plenty of that on Tuesday night. Facing a skilled, physical Pennridge team,...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Brock Gingrich celebrates with his teammates after returning a blocked punt 12 yards for a TD in the Eagles’ 36-0 win over Solanco in the District Three quarterfinals last Saturday night. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles blank Solanco in District quarterfinals

    Cocalico to host York in Friday’s semi-finals   Cocalico puts a lot of time and work into its special teams. Sometimes maybe a little too much, in the eyes of head coach Dave Gingrich. But when you...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Elijah Knowles releases a pass to one of his receivers in last Saturday’s 20-0 shutout of Conestoga Valley. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Mounts top CV, advance to Red Rose finals

    A ball control offense and a stifling defense keyed the Ephrata Midget A-Team to a 20-0 win Saturday night over Conestoga Valley on the Lancaster Catholic High School turf. The win vaults the Mounts into this Saturday...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Danny Engle (right), shown here during an L-L playoff game vs. Ephrata, was nominated for the All-State Team at the L-L League Banquet held Sunday at the Eden Resort. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles’ Engle receives All-State nomination

    Fresh off leading Cocalico to its greatest season in program history, several members of the Eagles’ soccer team reaped the awards at the 2018 L-L League All-Star banquet held at Eden Resort. Senior midfielder Danny Engle led...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Abbie Wiest (14) heads the ball in the direction of a teammate in the win over Wilson. The Lady Mounts advanced to States with the win, and went on to defeat District One champion Conestoga in Tuesday’s State playoff opener. Photo by Travis Boyd
    ‘Stating’ their case

    After beating Wilson to earn third place in District, Ephrata girls shock District One champ Conestoga 2-1 in first round District One, which covers the Philly suburbs, traditionally is one of the top soccer areas in the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Andrew Foster (top) displays his State medal after his final race Saturday in Hershey. Photo by Bruce Morgan
    Foster Closes Career with State Medal

    Lone local medalist places 19th After a runner-up finish a week ago at the District Three Cross Country Championships, Ephrata senior Andrew Foster felt as though a top-five finish at States held this past Saturday at the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Owen Morrongiello (9) makes the hit on Octorara’s Haydyn Wrigley during Friday’s game at War Memorial Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Mounts reach .500 mark

    Blast Octorara 42-6 to finish season at 5-5 There are certain times in games when one play or one call can set the tone for the rest of the night. That was the case for Ephrata Friday...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Andrew Foster (left) battles it out near the lead at the one-mile mark Saturday at the District Three Championships. At right, Ephrata’s Mary Campbell (left) and Alyssa Fedorshak run side by side during the girls’ AAA race at Big Spring. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Foster claims District silver

    Will be joined by Fedorshak, Campbell and Cocalico’s Kreider at States The weather at Saturday’s District Three Cross Country Championships at Big Spring High School was dreadful to most. Wind, rain and lots of mud made the...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Claire Schwartz (35) wins a headball during Tuesday’s District Semifinals vs. Central Dauphin at Hersheypark Stadium. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Rams edge Ephrata in District semis

    Lady Mounts to play for third place, State berth, Saturday While the field was tilted toward the Ephrata net for much of the second half Tuesday at Hersheypark Stadium in the District Three girls’ 4A Semifinals, top-seeded...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • Cocalico players hoist the L-L League championship trophy following their 3-0 championship game victory over Lancaster Mennonite last Thursday at Warwick. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Making history on the pitch: Cocalico claims first L-L soccer crown with 3-0 win over LMH in title match

    Cocalico boys’ soccer Coach Derek Sipe wasn’t expecting to get hit with an ice bath on a chilly evening last Thursday night at Warwick. But when he did, moments after watching his Eagles take down Lancaster Mennonite...

    • Posted October 24, 2018
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