• Ephrata winter track opens season at Ursinus Holiday Open

    The Ephrata Indoor track & field team traveled to Ursinus College on Saturday December 23 to open their 2017/2018 season. With a large field of competitors along with some quality competition, the local team from Ephrata did...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Addie Landis (left) makes a pass around Ephrata defender Amanda Gauthier during last Wednesday’s game in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Eagles stun Ephrata for first win of the season

    Shaking off a 9-3 first quarter deficit, the Cocalico girls’ basketball team rallied for a stunning 34-17 win over backyard rival Ephrata last Wednesday for their first win of the 2017-18 season. The win completed the evening’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Spartans deal Mounts first Section Two loss

    Ephrata was dealt a tough blow Monday night. And it actually happened before the ball was even tipped in their Section Two showdown vs. visiting Garden Spot. During pre-game warm-up, junior forward Xavian Rodriguez, who was coming...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Cocalico girls give Solanco a scare

    If you just look at the records and the experience level, the Cocalico girls basketball team (0-6 overall, 0-2 league) didn’t have much of a chance Monday night when they hosted Solanco (4-1, 1-0) in Denver. Graduation...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • Fromm defends title at Penn Manor Tournament

    Twenty-eight teams from around the eastern half of the state braved snowy, icy and sometimes gridlocked highways Friday afternoon on their way to the 31st annual Penn Manor Holiday Wrestling Tournament in Millersville. When the six mats...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • In wake of injuries, Cocalico to rely on its youngsters

    Cocalico was already down four starters to graduation from last year’s 14-10 playoff team when disaster struck in the pre-season. The top two returnees, senior point guard Sophie Benson and junior slasher Katie Heck both went down...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Samantha Heindel takes a shot during Monday’s match vs. Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata avenges State finals loss

    Knocks off Comets, 5-2 in season opener The last time the bowling teams from Ephrata and Penn Manor met on the hardwood at Dutch Lanes in Akron, they were the final two teams standing in the 2017...

    • Posted December 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky (right) is one of the top scoring threats in the L-L League.
    If things come together, Eagles could be darkhorse

    After saying good-bye to seven seniors, including the school’s all-time leading scorer in Tucker Lescoe, Cocalico was competitive on a lot of nights a year ago but struggled to put together wins. With a young and very...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Sam Cable (31) is one of several key players returning for the Mounts.
    With talent and experience, Mounts have eyes on the prize

    A year ago, Ephrata basketball got back on the map. After years of mediocrity, the Mounts turned in their first winning season since 2004-05, culminating with league and district playoff appearances. With so many faces set to...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Matt Fassnacht made a stop at Akron’s Roland Park recently as he trailered his No. 74 Mazda Miata to a track near his home in northern New Jersey. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fassnacht likes risk, on the job and on the track

    When Matt Fassnacht was growing up on Wolf Road in Akron, he and a few of his buddies cobbled together motorless go-karts from sets of wheels attached to scraps of lumber. They used ropes to steer. Over...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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