• Ephrata’s Nick Farlow (right) drills a shot during the District Tournament vs. Governor Mifflin. Last Wednesday, Farlow closed out his EHS career as the Mounts were eliminated by Penn Trafford in the first round of States. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts’ amazing run comes to an end in State opener

    The greatest season in Ephrata boys volleyball history came to an end last Wednesday in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament at Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe. Facing District Seven champion Penn Trafford...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata players congratulate Dillon Good (without hat) after his home run to deep left in the third inning of Thursday’s 7-4 win over Governor Mifflin in the District finals at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    History in the making: Mounts down Mifflin to earn first District crown

    Ephrata High School graduated its senior class last Thursday night at War Memorial Field. A few hours before that, a group of nine of them along with the rest of their Mountaineer teammates, first made a little...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Hunter Lehman (right) goes for the kill as teammates Alex Modrzecki (11) and Tou Vang (2) look on during the Mounts’ District third-place match vs. Red Lion Friday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Mounts to face District 7 top seed in State first round

      Ephrata will hit the road Wednesday to embark on its first-ever State Volleyball playoff appearance. The Mounts, who finished as the fourth seed in District Three, will travel to the western side of the state to...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the State 3,200 meter run Saturday at Shippensburg University. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lefever claims sixth place in State 3,200

    By Todd Ruth Admittedly, Ephrata’s Zach Lefever was feeling huge nerves heading into his debut in the 3,200 at the State Track Meet Saturday in Shippensburg. But in the end, he looked like a seasoned vet. The...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer heaves the shot put during her gold medal performance at States. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Golden finale

     Stauffer completes career by winning State shot put title Emily Stauffer has finally reached the top of the mountain. The Cocalico senior who has been among the top throwers in the state for her entire high school career,...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the District 3,200 meter run on Friday. Lefever broke the school record on his way to a silver-medal performance. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Lefever, Njenga come on strong

    Lead EHS contingent of seven to qualify for States Ephrata athletes saved their best for last at the District Three Track Meet at Shippensburg University on Day One Friday. Senior jumper Mark Njenga, on his final attempt...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Patrick Gallagher (right) slides into home safely as Lower Dauphin catcher Matt Kephart bobbles the ball. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Mounts impress in first round win over LD

    Advance to face Muhlenberg in Thursday’s Quarterfinals While Ephrata finds itself with one of the best records in all of District Three, the Mounts really have been a sporadic club offensively all season long. For the Mounts...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer stands on the medal stand after winning the District shot put gold Friday. Stauffer added a gold in the discus on Saturday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Golden moments: Stauffer wins shot and discus; four others claim District medals

    Emily Stauffer’s signature event is the shot put. The University of Missouri bound star has vaulted herself into one of the nation’s elite in that event. The discus, meanwhile, is still kind of a work in progress...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s R.J. Crossgrove (left to right), Trey Farlow and Hunter Lehman go up for the block attempt on Warwick’s Bailey Garman during Friday’s L-L Quarterfinals match in Ephrata. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Penn Manor derails Mounts’ finals quest

    The top three teams in the PIAA District Three Boys’ volleyball power rankings were on the court Monday night in the Lancaster-Lebanon League semifinals at Garden Spot High School. Unfortunately for third-ranked Ephrata, the opponent was number...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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