• Kay Liebl of Ephrata drives the lane against Manheim Township Monday night. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Lady Mounts edge Streaks, pull into first-place tie

    With first-place Lebanon losing Monday night at home vs. Hempfield, Ephrata had a chance to pull even with the Cedars if the Lady Mounts could knock off Manheim Township at home. Mission accomplished. With the score tied...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Tucker Lescoe (right) surveys the court as Manheim Central’s Colin Brubaker approaches. Lescoe’s teammate John Waskowicz is in background.
    Barons hold on late to edge Cocalico

    For large stretches of Tuesday night’s Section Three showdown, Cocalico went toe-to-toe with host Manheim Central and matched the Barons point for point, shot for shot. However, twice, the Barons were able to put together mini-runs, first...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • This & that

    Two of the more talented local basketball players have an excellent shot at reaching 1,000 career points before the current high school season is complete. Ephrata girls senior Kelly Liebl and Cocalico boys junior Tucker Lescoe are...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White (right) drives past Donegal’s Rachel Robinson
during Friday’s clash in Denver.
    Lady Eagles snap losing skid, crush Barons

    After suffering through its first three-game losing streak of the season, Cocalico took out its frustrations Tuesday against visiting Manheim Central. Behind a smothering defense and a smooth-flowing offense, Cocalico held Manheim scoreless in the first quarter...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Morgan Haines swims to victory in the girls 200 free Tuesday vs. Ephrata.
    Cocalico swimmers earn sweep against Ephrata

    The Cocalico swim team earned local bragging rights Tuesday at Ephrata Rec Center Pool, cruising to a boys/girls sweep over host Ephrata. In girls action, Morgan Haines and Sophie Guthridge both won four events to pace the...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Justin Moyer (top) is shown during a recent bout.
    Eagles place fourth at Damascus Tourney

    Cocalico’s annual trek to the Damascus (Md.) Holiday Wrestling Tournament was a success. Individually, the Eagles had eight place winners, led by Ben Fromm’s second place finish at 195 pounds. As a team, the Eagles finished a...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Nate Zimmeman (left) drives past Ben Kerkeslager of Oley Valley during Monday’s first-round game of the Ephrata Tournament. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Mounts hold off Oley Valley

    Confidence breeds success. And the Ephrata boys basketball team is beaming with it right about now. Monday night, in the first round of the Ephrata Holiday tournament, the Mounts raced out to a big lead and then...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Caroline Stauffer (right) and Tori Schultz of Lampeter-Strasburg battle for the loose ball during Monday’s first-round game of the Ephrata Tournament. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Late rally lifts Ephrata girls

    After playing a near-perfect first quarter Monday, Ephrata pulled a 180 in a dreadful second stanza in which the Lady Mounts saw what was an 11-point lead on Lampeter-Strasburg turn into a 30-22 half-time deficit. But just...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Mark Njenga leaps to a school record long jump of 21 feet 2 inches on Saturday at Lehigh University.
    Njenga Soars at Christmas City

    The Ephrata Track & Field teams traveled to the Christmas City this past weekend and took the Lehigh University sports campus by storm. Mark Njenga, who had a nice start to his junior indoor season just eight...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Katie Hammaker (80) makes a save during a game vs. Cocalico this past season. Hammaker was recently named to the All-State First Team in Class AAA.
    Hammaker earns All-State nod

    Ephrata senior field hockey goalkeeper Katie Hammaker was selected to the Pennsylvania High School Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State First Team, it was announced recently. The four-year starter who recently verbally committed to Brown University, was one...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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