• 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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  • Former assistant Eric Bensing (center) is shown on the sidelines during
an Ephrata lacrosse game this past spring. Bensing was recently named to succeed Kevin Pletz as the Mounts’ new head coach.
    Bensing named EHS boys lax coach

    Ephrata has found a coaching replacement for its highly-successful boys lacrosse program. And, as it turns out, the Mounts didn’t have very far to look. Eric Bensing will become the third head coach in Ephrata boys lacrosse...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Nathan Zimmerman (right) converts a lay-up in front of Garden Spot defender Brendan Bradley during Friday’s 44-43 Mountaineer victory. Zimmerman led the Mounts with 20 points in the contest.
    One for the win column

    Mounts hold off GS Ephrata’s first five opponents on the schedule were like a “Who’s who” of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. It featured three of the top teams in the League in Manheim Central, Cedar Crest and McCaskey,...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Emily White (33) splits Elco defenders Andria Harpold (3) and Paige Shaak (14) during Friday’s game in Denver.
    Lady Eagles breeze to fifth-straight win

    The Cocalico girl’s basketball team finally had the opportunity to face a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three team on Friday night in Denver, leading from the opening tip and cruising to a 56-26 win over Elco. The Emily’s...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Abdul Saad (right) puts the clamps on Garden Spot’s Devon Lewis during the Eagles’ big victory
over the Spartans last Thursday.
    Eagle matmen knock off Garden Spot, 45-24

    Garden Spot has put together one of the better wrestling programs in Section Two over the last decade. So, needles to say, some eyes were opened last Thursday when upstart Cocalico pulled off a convincing 45-24 victory...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Nicole Buitrago (right) of Ephrata poses with teammate Hannah Appel at the National Championships held in Houston, Texas.
    EHS senior wins national title in Taekwon-Do

    On December 7, 17-year old Nicole Buitrago flew home from Houston, Texas as a Junior Female 120-pound National Champion in Taekwon-Do (TKD). The diminutive five-foot tall Ephrata High School senior captured the top prize in the Patterns,...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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  • Savannah Graybill
    Graybill fifth in WC event

    Cocalico graduate Savannah Graybill reached the podium in her first World Cup race of her skeleton career this past Friday at the first World Cup event of the season held in Lake Placid, NY. Graybill, who recently...

    • Posted December 17, 2014
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