• Ephrata goalie Jimmy Hickey (88) secures a ball in front of teammates
Nikita Patrushev (7) and Chritian Miles (far right).
    Mounts catching fire, earn third-straight win

    The Ephrata boys soccer team found its stride this week. It took a little while, but the Mounts now have played their way into position to strike in the second half of the season. Last Tuesday night,...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Cocalico lineman Dennis Boyer (52) gives quarterback Dante Haines time in the pocket to unleash a pass during last Thursday’s game at Cedar Cliff.
    Late Cedar Cliff rally helps Colts nip Cocalico

    Cocalico suffered its first loss of the season last Thursday night at Cedar Cliff in a 28-27 thriller. That was the bad news. The good news is the Eagles went toe-to-toe with one of the Mid-Penn heavyweights....

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Brittany Lutz (13) takes control from the Baron’s Cailty Howett during Tuesday’s game. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Manheim Central hands Ephrata girls first loss

    Behind a very skilled group of players, Ephrata had sprinted out to a 4-0 start this season. But Tuesday night in Section Two girls’ soccer action at Mountaineer Field, visiting Manheim Central slowed the Lady Mounts down...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Jake Keifer (67) makes the hit on Ephrata running back Mike Caraballo during Friday’s game in Denver. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    It’s Cocalico’s Cup again

    Perhaps one of Dave Gingrich’s biggest fears heading into this past Friday’s game with Ephrata was that his team would suffer a letdown. Afterall, it’s human nature. Cocalico was coming off a highly successful Week One game...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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    Fall Sports Preview 2014

    Teams set to usher in new season. Football, Boys Soccer Previews. Fall Teams Photos. L-L Football Schedules.

    • Posted September 9, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Meredith Fagan (left) dribbles past Cocalico defender Emily Steffey during Saturday’s game at Mountaineer Field. Fagan scored the lone goal of the game in the 1-0 Ephrata victory.
    Ephrata blanks Cocalico in field hockey opener

    Saturday’s 1-0 win over Cocalico was the type of victory that in year’s past would have resonated throughout the program. A year ago, some say when the Lady Mounts defeated Cocalico early in the season for the...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Cocalico freshman Alison Grobengieser (21) battles Manheim Central’s
Taylor Noll to wn the head ball during Tuesday’s game in Denver.
    Cocalico falls 1-0 again to Falcons

    High School rivalries do not usually exist between two teams in different divisions or sections. But sometimes, the circumstance can create the battleground and the extra incentive between the two. Two years ago, the Cocalico Lady Eagles...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Cocalico quarterback Dante Haines reads the defensive end to decide whether to keep or to hand off to fullback Matt Weinhold (right).
    Eagles get off on right foot, stomp Daniel Boone

    Cocalico opened a season of change with a familiar result as the Eagles defeated Daniel Boone 32-14 Friday night at home. The Eagles finished 11-2 in 2013 with a talented and senior heavy team. The 2014 team...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Ephrata receiver Alex Rummel (80) takes a hit from CV defender Jamaar Parker during Friday’s season opener in Witmer.
    CV hangs 70 on Ephrata, blanks Mounts in opener

    It was the perfect storm. Conestoga Valley entered Friday night’s season opener with Ephrata itching not only to debut its new turf field but to erase the memories of a 2-8 season a year ago. The veteran...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • The new coaching staff for the Cocalico field hockey team includes (left to right): Lindsay Ehrat, Head Coach Brynn Adams and Carrie Rupp. (Photo by Denise Mitchell)
    Cocalico field hockey geared up for start of season

    It certainly didn’t take first-year Cocalico field hockey coach Brynn Adams long to become immersed into the Cocalico-Ephrata rivalry, even if the former Warwick and West Chester star doesn’t quite understand it. Adams’ Lady Eagles actually open...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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