• Ephrata Coach Scott Shelley anticipates Friday’s season-opening showdown with CV
    Passing the Bucks

    A lot has happened since the last time CV and Ephrata met on the football field. Not only did both teams have new turf surfaces installed on their respective home fields, but both moved out of Section...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • Shown here is the Cocalico varsity cheerleading squad at NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College.
    Cocalico cheerleaders win awards at NCA Camp

    The Cocalico varsity cheerleading team returned from NCA (National Cheerleaders Association) camp at Elizabethtown College with many awards including Top Team in the Performance Division, and an award for technical excellence in stunts. The team also earned...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Reamstown AA Reds finish third in Senior Playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds’ season ended on Saturday with an 8-2 loss to the Blue Jays in the losers’ bracket final of the Berks County Senior Baseball League championship tournament at Cocalico High School. The Reds...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata runners (left to right) Spenser Linton, Maddy Fox, Andrea Castillo, Jeremy Reiff, Kyle Lindberg and Sarah Gehman run together in practice.
    Off and running

    ‘Purple Pack’ aims for gold For the past two years, the Ephrata girls cross country team finished third in both the regular season and the season-ending Lancaster-Lebanon League run. The Lady Mounts leave no doubt as to their...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nitch Hatch chips onto the green during last week’s match at Conestoga.
    Mount golfers go 2-4 in first Section match

    A year ago, the Ephrata golf team made the transition from Section Two to talent-rich Section One, and many felt the Mounts would have a difficult time adjusting to the change. However, to their credit, that certainly...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Reamstown Reds second baseman Randy Martin settles in at the plate during recent action. (Photo by Prestn Whitcraft)
    Reamstown AA Reds advance to second week of playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds began play in the championship tournament of the Berks County Senior Baseball League over the weekend with two wins and a loss to advance to the second week of the double-elimination playoffs....

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Dr. Lee Lausch (left) presents his friend and former colleague Tracy Ross with a Mickey Shuler signed Penn State jersey. Ross, a former coach and trainer at Cocalico, retired last year after 35 years at the school. Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Connected at the hip

    Tracy Ross and Dr. Lee Lausch have had a special relationship ever since Lausch’s days as a Jr. High football player at Cocalico in the late 70s. Ross, who in those days coached both football and track...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Reamstown Reds’ shortstop Rodney Martzall (left) stretches to get the force out at second during Sunday’s
match-up vs. the Dodgers.
    Reamstown AA Reds finish third overall

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds of the Berks County Senior Baseball League completed their regular season schedule on Saturday with a 7-6 loss to the Savage 61 Dodgers. Despite the loss, the Reds ended up at 10-6...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • New Grid Club has several ‘irons’ in the fire

    The newly-formed Ephrata Gridiron Club, a group of Ephrata area community and business leaders, alumni, and former players whose purpose is to promote and develop community pride in support of the Ephrata Scholastic Football Program, announces several...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Shooting down cancer

    Pair of teenagers create unique basketball tourney to honor friend’s mom Eleven to 14-year-old boys may not have worn any shoes the last two months (your parents are jealous), but it’s time to lace them up for...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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