• 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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  • Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (right) drives on Hershey’s Drew Painter during Thursday’s playoff game in Ephrata. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Flat at the finish: Mounts struggle as hot Hershey closes door on season

    This season will certainly be looked upon as an outstanding one for the Ephrata boys basketball program. After hovering at or below mediocrity for the last decade or so, the Mounts have turned things around dramatically under...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr sizes up his opponent at the District Three Tournament held at the Giant Center in Hershey this past weekend. Gehr placed second at 106 pounds to clinch his second-straight State berth. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Silver linings: Gehr, Fromm denied gold but both qualify for States, Mounts’ trio falls short

    It was a bittersweet kind of weekend for local wrestlers competing at the District Three Wrestling Championships held for the first time at Giant Center in Hershey. Sure there were some highs, but there were also a...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Dilyn Becker (right) battles Lampeter-Strasburg’s Cameron Niemyer for the ball during Monday’s District playoff game at L-S. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Playoff heartbreak again

    L-S comes back to stun Mounts in District opener A week ago, Ephrata held a double-digit, second-half lead in the opening round of the L-L League Tournament at Lebanon, only to let it slip away. The game...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Katie Heck (14) drives down the lane during Tuesday’s District Three playoff game at L-S. Heck scored eight points in the loss. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Third time isn’t the charm for Cocalico

    L-S beats Lady Eagles again, bouncing them from Districts They say it’s hard to beat a team three times, especially one in which you’ve developed a healthy rivalry. But Lampeter-Strasburg did just that Tuesday night, knocking off...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Cam Terry (top) captured the 113-pound weight class with an exciting 7-6 decision over Twin Valley’s C.J. Morton in the finals. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Gehr, Terry claim sectional titles

    Five Eagles, three Mounts on to Districts Cocalico and Ephrata both sent three wrestlers to the newly revamped District Three Section One finals at Governor Mifflin Intermediate School Saturday in Shillington. The Eagles crowned the first champion...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Dilyn Becker goes in for two points in Friday’s 43-39 victory over Columbia. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Oh so close…Mounts’ bid to chop down Cedars falls just short

    As a sizable underdog, Ephrata’s second-year Coach Charlie Fisher would have taken the scenario that played out Monday in the L-L League quarterfinals nearly every time. Down two points at Section One champion Lebanon with a chance...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s newest member of the 100-Win Club, Austin Jones(center), is flanked by coaches (left to right) Chris Voshell, John Harple, head coach Josh Clair, and Cam Eisenhauer. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Jones joins ‘100-Win Club’

    Becomes eighth wrestler at EHS to reach Century Mark in wins Although it was a bit anticlimactic the way it played out, Ephrata wrestler Austin Jones became just the eighth wrestler in program history to earn 100...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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