• In wake of injuries, Cocalico to rely on its youngsters

    Cocalico was already down four starters to graduation from last year’s 14-10 playoff team when disaster struck in the pre-season. The top two returnees, senior point guard Sophie Benson and junior slasher Katie Heck both went down...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Samantha Heindel takes a shot during Monday’s match vs. Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata avenges State finals loss

    Knocks off Comets, 5-2 in season opener The last time the bowling teams from Ephrata and Penn Manor met on the hardwood at Dutch Lanes in Akron, they were the final two teams standing in the 2017...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky (right) is one of the top scoring threats in the L-L League.
    If things come together, Eagles could be darkhorse

    After saying good-bye to seven seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Tucker Lescoe, Cocalico was competitive on a lot of nights a year ago but struggled to put together wins. With a young and very...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Sam Cable (31) is one of several key players returning for the Mounts.
    With talent and experience, Mounts have eyes on the prize

    A year ago, Ephrata basketball got back on the map. After years of mediocrity, the Mounts turned in their first winning season since 2004-05, culminating with league and district playoff appearances. With so many faces set to...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Matt Fassnacht made a stop at Akron’s Roland Park recently as he trailered his No. 74 Mazda Miata to a track near his home in northern New Jersey. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fassnacht likes risk, on the job and on the track

    When Matt Fassnacht was growing up on Wolf Road in Akron, he and a few of his buddies cobbled together motorless go-karts from sets of wheels attached to scraps of lumber. They used ropes to steer. Over...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Robb wins Super Gas Eliminator at the Dodge NHRA Nationals

    Kevin Robb of Denver, landed on the national drag racing map when he outlasted 54 competitors in the Super Gas category. He raced through six rounds of competition to win the coveted Wally trophy. This victory will...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • 14-year-old Ephrata girl claims 11-pointer in initial hunting trip

    Lily Moore, age 14, of Ephrata went rifle hunting for the first time Monday. And boy did she make her initial trip to the fields count. While hunting with her dad, Matt, and grandfather, Willis Erb (formerly...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Seeing Stars: Local athletes earn accolades

        Photo by Kirk Neidermyer Ephrata soccer players Maddie Root and Andrey Patrushev, along with Cocalico senior runner Jamie Zamrin and Lady Eagle volleyball player Madi Flatt headline a list of local athletes who were recently...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  •  Zwiercan tabbed Regional Player of Year

    The accolades continued to come in for the Kutztown University women’s soccer team and star Emily Zwiercan, a Cocalico High School graduate. Zwiercan, along with teammates Morgan Staley and Maddie Mohr (Elizabethtown) were recently named to the...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • Barons hold off Eagles’ late charge

    MC denies Cocalico’s two-point try, then clinches 21-20 win to advance to District finals Cocalico was knocking on the door, looking to pull off a memorable comeback. As Conlan Kerschner hauled in a 36-yard reception for a...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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