• Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (4) and Matt McGillan (33) double team Oley Valley sharpshooter Sebastian Williamson during Monday’s Ephrata Tournament opener. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Mounts roll past Oley

    by TODD RUTH The tide has suddenly taken a turn for the better as far as the Ephrata boys basketball team is concerned. After dropping their first seven games to start the season, the Mounts finally gave...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Tucker Lescoe (left) and Carl Unruh share a moment on the court after Lescoe took over the all-time scoring mark from Unruh Monday night. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    On a mission

     Lescoe scores 31 to become program’s all-time leader Tucker Lescoe is a great player not only because he can score the basketball, but because he will willingly share it for the betterment of the team. Anyone who...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White (top) reacts after scoring her 1,000th-career point last Wednesday at Donegal. Below is the actual shot she made to eclipse the mark. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    ‘White’ on target

     Cocalico Sr. reaches 1,000 After sleeping on 999 points for two nights, Cocalico’s Emily White wasted little time in securing her 1,000th-career point Wednesday night at Donegal. White ended the suspense just eight seconds in when she...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • LeSean McCoy meets Sunday with Kaitlyn Wells, a ninth-grader at Ephrata and one of McCoy's biggest fans. The two got together before the Buffalo Bills played the Eagles through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. PHOTO BY SHEILA HAGY.
    NFL star LeSean McCoy and Make-a-Wish Foundation fulfill Ephrata girl’s dream

    A former Philadelphia Eagles running back has made a dream come true for an ailing Ephrata girl. Buffalo Bills star LeSean “Shady” McCoy met with 15-year-old Kaitlin Wells, a ninth-grade Ephrata High School student, before the Bills...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Lee Enck is one of the top returnees for the Mounts.
    Ephrata bowlers look to defend title

    The Ephrata High School bowling team is one of the school’s two varsity section champions over the last year. And this year, the team may even be better. But it wasn’t always that way. Just two years...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Caroline Stauffer is the top returning scorer for the Lady Mounts.
    Ephrata looks to again join Lebanon in two-horse race

      Ephrata heads into the 2015-16 girls high school basketball season with a bit of uncertainty. Sure, the individual talent is there with junior guard Caroline Stauffer and senior post player Kenzie Horst both returning for their...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White returns to lead the Lady Eagles.
     Veteran Cocalico to challenge Donegal for top spot

    Cocalico performed quite well in its first season in Section Three a year ago. The Lady Eagles compiled a 17-8 overall record, finished second only to Donegal in Section Three, won an L-L League playoff game and...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Fromm puts the finishing touches on Governor Mifflin’s Eric Hoffman at 220 pounds to seal the 36-31 team victory for the Eagles Tuesday night. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Cocalico knocks off defending Berks champs

    Fromm pins for the win! Down by one point going into the last bout, Cocalico’s 220-pounder Ben Fromm took to the mat Tuesday night in Denver with the entire team match on the line. The Eagle sophomore...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Megan Gingrich (14) powers to the basket between Warwick defenders Samantha Earle (43) and Jamie Kolp during Monday’s season-opening win in Lititz. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Cocalico holds off Warwick

      Cocalico girls basketball coach Tony DiMatteo knew it was only a matter of time. Eventually, Warwick was going to start hitting shots in its home opener. No way they could keep the same pace they did...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Micah Krauter (22), Sam Cable (31) and Jory Hagen (30) battle Manheim Central’s Tyler Lyons for a loose ball during Monday’s 41-37 Baron victory. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Barons Spoil Fisher’s Debut

     MC erases 23-point hole to nip Mounts Manheim Central Coach Chris Sherwood couldn’t hide his emotions Monday night following his team’s stunning come-from-behind 41-37 victory over Ephrata. The flow came not only as a result of his...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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