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    Wrestlers geared up for Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet

    After a week of rest, thanks to Mother Nature, wrestlers should be raring to go this weekend as they convene on Garden Spot High School for the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet. First-round action gets started Friday afternoon...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    NL sitting pretty after knocking off Cocalico

    The more he talked, the more red his face got. Tony DiMatteo, Cocalico’s normally mild-mannered girls basketball coach was boiling postgame Thursday, following his team’s first-place showdown with Northern Lebanon. DiMatteo couldn’t hide his frustration when asked...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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  • Ephrata Area School District superintendent Brian Troop (right) greets Kris Miller, who was approved as the school’s head football coach Tuesda
    Mounts Turn to Miller

    Former Viking assistant, CV grad named EHS football coach Ephrata High School has found its man. After a search that drew interest from 22 quality candidates, Kris Miller, an associate head coach at Northern Lebanon High School,...

    • Posted January 27, 2016
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    Miller hired as Ephrata football coach

    Ephrata High School has found it’s man. After a search that drew interest from 22 candidates, Kris Miller, an associate head coach at Northern Lebanon High School, stood out. And Tuesday night at the monthly Ephrata school...

    • Posted January 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Kay Liebl (right) dribbles past L-S defender Hannah Garber during Monday’s double overtime thriller in the Ephrata Holiday Tournament. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    L-S stuns Ephrata in double OT

     Lady Mounts to play McCaskey in consy game Thirty-two minutes of regulation time wasn’t enough. That might make sense when two teams get together with the same league and overall records. Ephrata fell to the Pioneers of...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Brendan Holbritter (4) and Matt McGillan (33) double team Oley Valley sharpshooter Sebastian Williamson during Monday’s Ephrata Tournament opener. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Mounts roll past Oley

    by TODD RUTH The tide has suddenly taken a turn for the better as far as the Ephrata boys basketball team is concerned. After dropping their first seven games to start the season, the Mounts finally gave...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Tucker Lescoe (left) and Carl Unruh share a moment on the court after Lescoe took over the all-time scoring mark from Unruh Monday night. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
    On a mission

     Lescoe scores 31 to become program’s all-time leader Tucker Lescoe is a great player not only because he can score the basketball, but because he will willingly share it for the betterment of the team. Anyone who...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White (top) reacts after scoring her 1,000th-career point last Wednesday at Donegal. Below is the actual shot she made to eclipse the mark. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    ‘White’ on target

     Cocalico Sr. reaches 1,000 After sleeping on 999 points for two nights, Cocalico’s Emily White wasted little time in securing her 1,000th-career point Wednesday night at Donegal. White ended the suspense just eight seconds in when she...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • LeSean McCoy meets Sunday with Kaitlyn Wells, a ninth-grader at Ephrata and one of McCoy's biggest fans. The two got together before the Buffalo Bills played the Eagles through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. PHOTO BY SHEILA HAGY.
    NFL star LeSean McCoy and Make-a-Wish Foundation fulfill Ephrata girl’s dream

    A former Philadelphia Eagles running back has made a dream come true for an ailing Ephrata girl. Buffalo Bills star LeSean “Shady” McCoy met with 15-year-old Kaitlin Wells, a ninth-grade Ephrata High School student, before the Bills...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Lee Enck is one of the top returnees for the Mounts.
    Ephrata bowlers look to defend title

    The Ephrata High School bowling team is one of the school’s two varsity section champions over the last year. And this year, the team may even be better. But it wasn’t always that way. Just two years...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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