• Cocalico bowler Hunter Keller gets set to roll a shot during last Thursday’s big match vs. Garden Spot. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles bowlers roll into first place; Knock off Spartans in battle of unbeatens

    The top two Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three bowling teams toed the line last Thursday at 222 Dutch Lanes Center in Akron. Two-time defending champion Cocalico came into the match with a points record of 19-2 over three...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Carter Nuneville (4), whose late free throws would seal the victory, looks to dish to a teammate in front of Lancaster Catholic’s Devin Atkinson. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cocalico boys knock off Catholic in fantastic finish

    Nuneville’s free throws give Eagles 59-58 victory The Cocalico and Lancaster Catholic boys’ basketball teams left it all on the floor last Wednesday in Denver. The Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three/Four crossover game featured 11 lead changes (three...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Reagan McCarty drives to the hoop during Friday’s game vs. Solanco. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Momentum builder: Lady Mounts start strong, hold on to down Comets

    Monday night looked like it would be an easy night for the Ephrata girls basketball team. The Lady Mounts jumped out to a big 27-12 half-time lead and appeared to be in cruise control at home vs....

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Karbe (right) is closely guarded by Elco’s Braden Bohannon Friday night in Denver/ Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Eagles can’t close the deal

    Pair of tight losses leave them winless in league play For the third-straight time Monday, the Cocalico boys basketball team struggled to close out a game. After winning their first two games of the season on their...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Hanah Greenly (5) brings the ball up the court during Monday’s game vs. Northern Lebanon. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Beaten at the buzzer

    Cocalico stunned by Vikings on last-second shot With the score tied at 35, Northern Lebanon girls’ basketball head coach Ken Battistelli called time out with 9.7 seconds left on the clock. Whatever he drew up seemed to...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Stevens resident and 1996 Ephrata High School graduate Bridgett (Heckman) Wealand will compete for Team USA in the 2019 World Masters Hockey Indoor World Cup in China.
    Wealand to pack her bags for China: Stevens resident to compete in World Masters Hockey Indoor World Cup

    In eight weeks, the residents of this area will be either shoveling snow or complaining of cabin fever. But one, 1996 Ephrata graduate Bridgett (Heckman) Wealand, will be hurtling through the air on an airplane bound for...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Lyle Kopp (right) pulls down a rebound in front of Garden Spot’s Andrew Zentner during Tuesday’s game in New Holland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Fast start lifts Spartans past winless Mounts

    Garden Spot jumped on Ephrata early Tuesday night in New Holland, and the Mounts simply never could recover. With the game knotted at 4-4 midway through the first quarter, the Spartans ended the period on a 13-2...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Eagles sink host CV to win tourney title

    The Cocalico boys’ basketball team topped reigning District Three finalist Kutztown 56-50 on Friday evening. The Eagles also outlasted host Conestoga Valley 49-42 Saturday night. The two wins gave Cocalico the Buckskins’ Tip-off Championship. Long-range shooting and...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • Gingrich & Palm named ‘Outstanding’ in Section Two

    Cocalico juniors Noah Palm and Brock Gingrich were two of the most decorated Section Two players coming out of the L-L League Awards Banquet held Nov. 28 at the Timbers Restaurant in Mt. Gretna. Palm earned three...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • After heavy graduation hit, Mounts look to reload

    A year ago, coming off a solid 16-10 season the year before with most of the key players from that squad returning, hopes were sky high that Ephrata had a chance to do great things. However, those...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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