• Ephrata receiver Alex Rummel (80) takes a hit from CV defender Jamaar Parker during Friday’s season opener in Witmer.
    CV hangs 70 on Ephrata, blanks Mounts in opener

    It was the perfect storm. Conestoga Valley entered Friday night’s season opener with Ephrata itching not only to debut its new turf field but to erase the memories of a 2-8 season a year ago. The veteran...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The new coaching staff for the Cocalico field hockey team includes (left to right): Lindsay Ehrat, Head Coach Brynn Adams and Carrie Rupp. (Photo by Denise Mitchell)
    Cocalico field hockey geared up for start of season

    It certainly didn’t take first-year Cocalico field hockey coach Brynn Adams long to become immersed into the Cocalico-Ephrata rivalry, even if the former Warwick and West Chester star doesn’t quite understand it. Adams’ Lady Eagles actually open...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Ephrata tennis player Catherine Vargas in action during Monday’s home match vs. Annville-Cleona. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Extremely low numbers point to tough season ahead for Ephrata

    Mike Garman’s seventh year as head coach of the Ephrata girl’s tennis team may be the most challenging yet. If you subtract the top seven players from last year’s team, and ask the Lady Mounts to compete...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Cocalico running back Matt Weinhold
    Lower the Boone

    One of the better Week One games, on paper at least, takes place in Denver Friday night (7 p.m.) as host Cocalico entertains Berks County up-and-comer Daniel Boone in a non-league match-up. A year ago in Birdsboro,...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Ephrata Coach Scott Shelley anticipates Friday’s season-opening showdown with CV
    Passing the Bucks

    A lot has happened since the last time CV and Ephrata met on the football field. Not only did both teams have new turf surfaces installed on their respective home fields, but both moved out of Section...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Shown here is the Cocalico varsity cheerleading squad at NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College.
    Cocalico cheerleaders win awards at NCA Camp

    The Cocalico varsity cheerleading team returned from NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College with many awards including Top Team in the Performance Division, and an award for technical excellence in stunts. The team also earned...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Reamstown AA Reds finish third in Senior Playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds’ season ended on Saturday with an 8-2 loss to the Blue Jays in the losers’ bracket final of the Berks County Senior Baseball League championship tournament at Cocalico High School. The Reds...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata runners (left to right) Spenser Linton, Maddy Fox, Andrea Castillo, Jeremy Reiff, Kyle Lindberg and Sarah Gehman run together in practice.
    Off and running

    ‘Purple Pack’ aims for gold For the past two years, the Ephrata girls cross country team finished third in both the regular season and the season-ending Lancaster-Lebanon League run. The Lady Mounts leave no doubt as to their...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nitch Hatch chips onto the green during last week’s match at Conestoga.
    Mount golfers go 2-4 in first Section match

    A year ago, the Ephrata golf team made the transition from Section Two to talent-rich Section One, and many felt the Mounts would have a difficult time adjusting to the change. However, to their credit, that certainly...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Reamstown Reds second baseman Randy Martin settles in at the plate during recent action. (Photo by Prestn Whitcraft)
    Reamstown AA Reds advance to second week of playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds began play in the championship tournament of the Berks County Senior Baseball League over the weekend with two wins and a loss to advance to the second week of the double-elimination playoffs....

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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