• Ephrata’s Elie Basenga (85) puts the hit on CV’s Jose Barbon in front of teammate Mason Sensenig during Friday’s season opener at War Memorial. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Bucks Take Advantage

    Early mistakes prove costly as Mounts fall big to CV Practices and even scrimmages are one thing, but when you get under the lights on a Friday night it’s just a different animal. Tensions are tenfold, and...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Harold “Bingy” Bingeman (center) with wife Nancy on right, is presented the Neale Bechtel award by a Reading Fightin Phils staff member on Saturday, August 26. Photos courtesy of Reading Fightin’ Phils
    Bingeman receives ‘well-deserved’ honor from Fightin’ Phils

    The Reading Fightin’ Phils surprised Ephrata Borough resident Harold (Bingy) Bingeman with the club’s fourth annual Neale Bechtel award before the Fightins’ game on Saturday, August 26. The award is presented each year to the game staff...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Cocalico Head Coach Dave Gingrich (center) celebrates his 100th career win with friends and family following the Eagles’ 69-7 victory on the road at Red Land.
    Gingrich earns 100th win as Eagles thrash Red Land

    The Cocalico High School football team made a big statement Friday in the season opener at Red Land. The Eagles, picked by many to be one of the top challengers in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Nolan Hesko, seen here during action last season, leads the Eagles with an average of 79.3 strokes per round
    Eagle golfers remain unbeaten in section

    Tight fairways, slick greens and an unusual self-imposed penalty conspired to knock the Cocalico golf team from the ranks of the unbeaten Monday afternoon at Meadia Heights Golf Course in Lancaster. The Eagles did surrender a tie,...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Former Ephrata Coach Charlie Fisher (center) talks to his team during a timeout in a game last season. The popular second-year coach recently resigned from Ephrata to take over the Manheim Central program
    Fisher leaves Ephrata to take over at MC

    The decision was admittedly agonizing. But when Charlie Fisher weighed all the pros and cons of becoming the head basketball coach at Manheim Central, or remaining in the same post at Ephrata, there was little doubt which...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Kandice Liebl hits a forehand return during Monday’s match vs. Hempfield. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata netters open with pair of losses

    The Ephrata girls tennis team started off it’s season last Wednesday with a tough 4-3 loss on the road at Manheim Central. The host Barons clinched the team victory by taking three out of four in singles...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Former Cocalico and Syracuse University field hockey standout Jordan Page recently was named an assistant coach at Shippensburg.
    Page named top assistant at Shippensburg University

    Shippensburg University Head Field Hockey Coach Tara Zollinger has announced the hiring of Syracuse University alumna Jordan Page as an assistant coach beginning with the 2017 season. Page will serve as Zollinger’s primary assistant. She joins the...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • The Penn Legacy soccer team, which features local players Logan Bitner, Aaron Weitzel and Brandon Yang, poses for a photo on the pitch in Real Madrid’s Stadium in Spain during their recent trip.
    Three local soccer players, club team make trip to Spain

    While American Legion baseball players had their sights set on the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, and Little Leaguers hoped to play in South Williamsport, three local teens made their “Holy Grail” trip to Madrid, Spain....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Andrew Myers of Ephrata Takes his shot during Friday’s season-opening Section Two match at Foxchase. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles open golf season with pair of Section Two sweeps

    The Cocalico High School golf team got the 2017 season off to an excellent start Friday as the Eagles and the rest of Section Two met for the first match of the season at Foxchase. While Ephrata...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  •  Cocalico brings back tons of experience in 2017

    The Lancaster-Lebanon League held its annual Media Day Friday, Aug. 11 at Enck’s Catering in Manheim. Staff writer Bruce Morgan caught up with the contigent from Cocalico, which included seniors Brandon Brubaker, Brad Heck and Joseph Bearinger...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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