• Ephrata’s bowlers pose with their hardware after placing second at States. The members of the team include (left to right): Coach Sean Molchany, Samantha Heindel, Lee Enck, Cameron Zwally, Gavin Dissinger, Jared Bigley, Nick Vanderwende, Logan Molchany and Coach Bryan Dissinger
    Mounts capture silver at State Team Bowling

    The Ephrata boys bowling team made the most of their first trip in school history to the State Team Tournament on Saturday. The Mounts carried the number one seed into the afternoon stepladder finals at 222 Dutch...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s 400 free relay team of (left to right) Jake Musselman, Hunter Keck, Michael White and Colin Higinbotham pose on the medal stand after earning seventh place.
    Eagles’ relay caps year with State medal

    The Cocalico boys saved their best effort for last this past Friday at the State AA Swim Championships held at Bucknell University. After going without winning a medal through their first five events, the Eagles’ entered the...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s “sixth man” Jerry Stoner (left) puts up a shot during the 1977 State championship season.
    Forty years ago, Cocalico won it all, Eagles’ run to a State title

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cocalico’s magical run to the 1977 State Class AA Boys Basketball Championship. That team went 31-4 and won section, league and district titles before capturing the State crown. This piece...

    • Posted March 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Colin Higinbotham increases the Eagles’ lead in the third leg of the District 3 AA 400 Freestyle relay event held two weeks ago. Higinbotham and his Cocalico teammates are seeded sixth heading into the State Swimming Championships set for later this week at Bucknell University. Photo by Mike Shull
    State swim slate revised due to storm

    The winter storm that was slated to pummel the eastern part of the State Tuesday put the freeze on several PIAA championship events this week, including the State Swimming Championships scheduled for Bucknell University Wednesday through Saturday....

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (left) ties up with Eli Grape of Upper St. Clair in Saturday’s seventh-place bout at Giant Center in Hershey. Photo by Mike Shull
    Fromm claims State medal

    Becomes first Eagle medalist since Steve Fittery in 2006 Wrestlers can certainly ride a roller coaster of emotions throughout the three-day State Tournament. That’s just the nature of the beast. And it was certainly the case for...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Below, right, Samantha Rodgers and Kristen Perez geth their skate on.
    Dutchland Rollers open season March 18

    On Saturday, March 18, the Dutchland All-Stars and Blitz will take on two rosters from State College Area Roller Derby (SCAR) from State College. For the first match up of the evening, the All-Stars will take on...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Zach Sherk (foreground) and Cocalico teammate Hunter Keck took on the best District 3 2A Boys 100 yard Breaststroke swimmers and came away with 4th and 3rd place medals, respectively. Photo by Mike Shull
    Making a huge splash

    Cocalico boys win two golds, earn second-place team finish in AA Sometimes a simple little tweak can make a world of difference. That certainly was the case for the Cocalico boys’ 400 free relay team Saturday at...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • The Ephrata bowling team captured second place at the Eastern PA Regional Team Tournament this past Saturday. The members of the team, pictured with their awards following the competition, include (left to right): head coach Bryan Dissinger, Logan Molchany, Cameron Zwally, Gavin Dissinger, Lee Enck, Samantha Heindel, Nick Vanderwende, Jared Bigley and assistant coach Sean Molchany.
    Bowling them over

    Mounts place second at Regionals, qualify for State Championships When the Ephrata boy’s bowling team walks into Dutch Lanes on March 18, it certainly won’t be a new experience. The Mounts call the Akron alley home for...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (top) will make his second-straight appearance at the State Tournament this weekend. Photo by Mike Shull
    Cocalico tandem eyes State medals this weekend in Hershey

    Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr and Ben Fromm will represent the local area at the PIAA State Wrestling Championships which are set for this Thursday through Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey. Gehr is making his second-straight appearance after...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • Ephrata senior Zach Lefever (far right) leads the pack early in the 3,000 meter run at the Indoor State championships this past weekend at Penn State University.
    Lefever earns bronze at Indoor State Meet

    Ephrata senior Zach Lefever made his last 15 laps as an Ephrata High School winter track athlete count. In what turned out to be a historic race at Penn State University this past Saturday, Lefever laid it...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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