• Cocalico eighth-grader Hunter Leisey scored five goals and added seven assists for 12 points this season in his return to the school’s ice hockey team following a year-long battle against cancer.
    Inspiring comeback for Leisey

    Back on October 16, the Cocalico/Garden Spot Middle School ice hockey team was 10:11 into its first game of the Eastern Penn Scholastic Hockey League season when Owen Carpenter scored the game’s first goal against the Governor...

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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino makes a final sprint to the wall in the girls 100 backstroke at Districts last Saturday, placing fourth in 57.22 seconds. Photos by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico sends 3 to states

    Cocalico coach Matt Woods was careful not to jinx any of his swimmers last Saturday night. Only the top three place-finishers in each event at the District 3 Triple-A Championships at Cumberland Valley High School were granted...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Cameron Eisenhauer (front) tries to escape the grasp of Tommy Rayhart of Big Spring during the first round of the District Three Tournament Friday in Hershey. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Eisenhauer wins two, claims top eight position

    Cameron Eisenhauer’s first taste of Hershey was a bit bittersweet for the wrestler. Sweet because the Ephrata senior performed admirably, going 2-2 overall in his first District appearance and finishing in the top eight of his 195-pound...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Marino nabs top seed in District 200 free

    After turning in one of the top individual performances of the Lancaster-Lebanon Swim Meet, Cocalico junior Sam Marino has gone from the hunter to the huntee heading into this weekend’s District Three Championships. Marino, who won four...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Thurl McKeever, a 98-year-old bowler, recently rolled a 500 series in his Senior League held at Dutch Lanes. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Two years shy of 100, McKeever bowls a 500 series

    It’s hard to get Thurl McKeever too worked up about anything these days. In his mind, every day is a gift, and that’s the way he approaches everything, including his bowling. So when the 98-year-old recently rolled...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Quick hitters

    I was faced with a difficult challenge this week. Try putting thoughts together and writing complete sentences with a head cold that fights like Joe Frazier in a 15-round title bout. When your mind is on meds,...

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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    Slideshow – Athletes in Action

    Morgan Stauffer takes a swing during the Ephrata Wiffleball Tournament this past weekend. Photo by Stan Hall

    • Posted February 26, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White (33) drives on Maddie Rakow of Lebanon during Tuesday’s District game. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Crushing defeat

    Cedar free throw with no time left sends Lady Eagles home Tuesday’s District playoff opener at Lebanon between Cocalico and the host Cedars had overtime written all over it. After the teams went toe-to-toe the entire night...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Cameron Eisenhauer (right) squares off with Hempfield’s Tommy Bennett in the finals of the Section Three Tournament Saturday at Hempfield.
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    Heading to Hershey

    Eisenhauer takes silver, clinches District berth Ephrata senior Cameron Eisenhauer had beaten Griffin Schultz of Manheim Township in their two prior meetings this year. And it was Schultz who stood in his way of advancing to the...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino is shown during her gold medal winning swim in the 100 backstroke. Marino led Cocalico to a second place team finish by winning four gold medals on the evening. Photo by Mike Shull
    Making a splash

    Behind Marino’s four wins, Cocalico takes second place at league meet With eight girls on its entire roster, no one could have expected Cocalico to compete, let alone dominate most of the competition this season. Yet, the...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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