• Ephrata’s Annie Slovak (right) tries to gain possession of the ball around the fallen Dallastown defender Tuesday night in the first round of Districts. Slovak scored a hat trick to lead Ephrata to a 6-0 win. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Dominant effort: Lady Mounts rip Dallastown to advance to District quarterfinals

    It isn’t often that an early defensive play can be a critical turning point in a 6-0 soccer game. But that was the case in the Ephrata girls soccer team’s District Three opener Tuesday night on their...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • With the help of linemen Brock Gingrich (54), Collin Hall (77) and Hunter Nash (51), Cocalico’s Garrett Longenecker (26) fights through heavy traffic for extra yardage during Friday’s game at Lampeter-Strasburg. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eagles ‘ground’ L-S

    The day after a football game, Roberta Barrow speaks the way any proud grandmother should. She’s subtle as she approaches her praise; first bringing up the weather, the cool chill in the air, then the score —...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Former Ephrata QB Gyree Durante takes a stand by taking a knee

    The moment Gyree Durante’s knee hit the ground when the National Anthem began to play before a football game against Delaware Valley on October 7, he knew his fate was sealed. But for Durante, who plays backup...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Minutes from L-L finals berth, Ephrata stunned by Blazers

    Excruciating. That’s the only way to describe Ephrata’s fortunes Tuesday in the L-L League semifinals vs. Lancaster Mennonite at Elden Rettew Field in Manheim. The Mounts, under constant pressure from the undefeated Blazers for most of the...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • CV snaps girls’ 18-game win streak, heads to finals with 1-0 victory

    Wes Deininger sighed as he walked across the turf Tuesday night at Manheim Central High School. In the first 40 minutes of Ephrata’s Lancaster-Lebanon League girls’ soccer semifinal match against CV, his Lady Mounts (18-2) had the...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Members of the Ephrata girls soccer team celebrate after defeating Manheim Central Saturday to clinch the Section Two title. Photo by Kirk Niedermyer
    Section Champs! Ephrata girls clinch title with win over Manheim Central

    The Manheim Central girls’ soccer team needed a win Saturday morning at Ephrata if their hopes of a Section Two championship were to stay alive. The Lady Barons (9-3 league, 10-5 overall) came into the match two...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Cocalico freshman Ammala Moua took sixth place at Districts and qualified for the East Regional Tournament. Photo by Todd Ruth
    Moua sixth at districts, qualifies for regionals

    Cocalico’s Ammala Moua didn’t know what to expect coming into her first freshman season as a member of the Eagle golf team. “I just wanted to go out and have fun and play the best that I...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Peter Kitchen (right), who scored a big goal Monday, makes a move on Cedar Crest defender Luke Hains in the game played at War Memorial Field.
    Pressure cooker: After gutting out OT win, Mounts, Bears to showdown for the section Wednesday

    Andrey Patrushev is a wizard with what he can do with his feet. But Monday night against Cedar Crest in a game played at War Memorial Field, a move he made with his hands may have been...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Deer Demo attendees shared the best bits of Rick Fetrow’s deer. The bbq experts at Meadow Creek cooked and served fresh tenderloin steak bites to those who joined the demonstration.
    Breaking down a deer

    Meadow Creek Barbecue’s Deer Demo features master butcher When it comes to deer processing, Rick Fetrow knows what he is talking about. Through his work as chairman of Hunters Sharing the Harvest and his day job as...

    • Posted October 5, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Austin Sensenig has qualified for the Obstacle Course Racing World Championship in Ontario, Canada
    Ephrata grad to represent USA at Obstacle Course Racing World Championship

    Austin Sensenig, a native of Ephrata, has qualified to represent the United States in the upcoming obstacle course racing world championship that will take place October 12-15 in Ontario, Canada. Sensenig is a 20-year-old junior who currently...

    • Posted October 4, 2017
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