• 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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  • Steve Fittery in his current roleas assistant coach at Lock Haven University. Courtesy of Lock Haven Athletics
    What ever happened to…?

    Steve Fittery Steve Fittery, a 2006 graduate of Cocalico and standout athlete at Shippensburg University and then at American University, is the featured star for this edition of “What ever happened to…?” Fittery, who holds the record...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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    No call was right call – Behind the Sports Desk

    With very limited space, I’ll get right to the point. It’s hard to get through what I witnessed last night and not come off as somewhat of a “Homer.” However, what happened to the Cocalico girls Tuesday...

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Abdul Saad (right) works for the takedown against Garden Spot’s Sam Mancuso during the preliminary round at 182 pounds Saturday at the Section four Wrestling Tournament. Photo by Stan Hall
    Slideshow – Athletes in Action

    • Posted February 19, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Marissa Gingrich (left) celebrates her 1,000-point milestone with teammates. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Gingrich reaches 1,000 last regular season game

    Probably the most impressive thing about Marissa Gingrich reaching the 1,000-point plateau Friday afternoon in Denver in a 72-48 victory over Solanco was the fact that she didn’t force things. It was all in the flow of...

    • Posted February 12, 2014
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