• The Cocalico High School bowling team clinched its first Section Three championship in program history Monday with a 7-0 victory over L-S. The members of the team include (front row, left to right): Hunter Keller, KC Miller, Janelle Burd, Sarah Funk and Tyrus Current. (Middle, l-r): assistant coach Melissa Miller, Hayley Keller, Owen Hinks, Justin Burd, Drew Myers, Hope Messersmith, Eric Buckwalter and head coach Bryan Miller. (Back, l-r): Ben Weaver, Darin Youndt, Chris Muraco, Nate Buckwalter and Alec Roth. Missing from photo is assistant coach Sam Buck
    Eagles capture first-ever Section Three bowling title

    The Cocalico High School bowling team came into the season with a goal to finish with single-digit losses. The Eagles had never done that before, and certainly had never won a section title in the history of...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Max Martin (facing) tries to ward off a shot during a recent bout. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eagles fall to Cumberland Valley in District Three Team Tournament

    It was difficult to determine what was bringing the Cumberland Valley fan base — and the Eagles’ bench — more pleasure Thursday night in the District Three Class 3A Team wrestling championships at Spring Grove. Was it...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Xavian Rodriguez (21) drives the lane past Solanco defender Robbie McHugh in Tuesday’s Mount victory. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    :All knotted up

    Mounts clinch L-L berth, pull into first-place tie with MC Ephrata entered Tuesday’s home game vs. Solanco needing a win to clinch a spot in the upcoming L-L League playoffs. Turns out the Mounts got a lot...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (center) finishes a takedown of Ephrata’s Cam Terry during the L-L League Tournament finals at 113 pounds Satuday at Garden Spot. Gehr went on to defeat Terry by a 7-0 decision to capture his first League crown. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Gehr, Fromm claim L-L gold

    While the L-L League Wrestling Tournament doesn’t have much meaning as far as post season implications are concerned, it certainly matters from the individual wrestler’s point of view. “It’s all about seeing who is the best in...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Courtney Weaver comes up for air during last Thursday’s section-clinching win over L-S. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Ephrata girls swim to Section Two crown

    The Ephrata girls’ swim team is the Section Two champion. The Lady Mounts defeated Lampeter-Strasburg 95-75 last Thursday at the Ephrata Rec Center, completing the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two schedule with an undefeated 6-0 record. On the...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (center) dumps Central Dauphin’s Paul Daube during Saturday’s Denver Duals. Photo by Stan Hall
    A big week for Cocalico wrestling

    Despite being on the short end of an excruciating 34-33 decision against Conestoga Valley last Thursday, the Cocalico wrestling team still has its eyes on the Section One prize. While the Eagles’ hopes of an outright title...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Ephrata swim coach Mickey Molchany checks his sheet during a recent meet held at the Ephrata Rec Center. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Lady Mounts, Eagle boys closing in on swim titles

    The Ephrata girls swim team can finish no worse than in a tie for the Section two title after improving to 5-0 Tuesday night with a 90-80 win on the road at Elizabethtown. Ephrata knocked off the...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Brad DaBella of Ephrata (left) trails Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky on his way to the hoop Tuesday night in Denver. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts get defensive to stop Cocalico

    Ephrata was in need of a spark Tuesday night in its Section Two showdown at arch-rival Cocalico. Trailing 30-27 at the half and in danger of dropping their third-straight game, the Mounts came out in the third...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Fassnacht (right) shoots over Ephrata defender Maddie Root Tuesday in Ephrata. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico girls down Lady Mounts, keep pace with Pioneers

    The Cocalico girls held serve Tuesday night at Ephrata, besting the Lady Mounts, 57-37 to remain deadlocked with Lampeter-Strasburg at 9-1 atop Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. The Lady Eagles (9-1 section, 12-5 overall) led throughout...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Seth Fritz (top) puts the squeeze on Penn Manor’s Noah Rohrer in the first period of their bout at 106 pounds last Wednesday. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Eagles flex muscles, deck Penn Manor 52-18

    If the rest of Section One didn’t take notice when Cocalico thumped perennial contender Solanco, 47-24 in late December, this one certainly got their attention. Last Wednesday night at home in a battle for first place in...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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