• Cocalico’s long jumper Demetri Whitsett brought home the fourth-place State AAA medal with this jump at the State Championship Meet on Saturday. Photo by Mike Shull
    Whitsett earns fourth place in long jump

    Cocalico’s Demetri Whitsett didn’t dwell on the fact that he missed out on making the finals in the 300 hurdles Friday at the State Track Meet in Shippensburg. With the boys AAA long jump still ahead, Saturday...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • After clearing 6-4, Ephrata high jumper Elie Basenga puts everything into this attempt at 6-6. Basenga earned the AAA bronze medal for his efforts at Shippensburg University on Saturday. Photo by Mike Shull
    Basenga takes bronze medal; Lefever claims sixth at States

    Elie Basenga could only shake his head Saturday when asked about his journey as a first-year track athlete who made it to the podium at States. Zach Lefever looked somewhat relieved and definitely exhausted after a wild...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Demetri Whitsett comes in for a landing in the boys long jump Saturday at the District Three Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University. Whitsett earned a silver medal in the event. Photo by Casey Kreider
    Cocalico claims five medals

    Eagles qualify for States in four events The District Three Track & Field Championships held this past Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University brought out the best in most of the Cocalico’s contingent. And when all of...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Hunter Johns, shown here from an earlier game, pitched a strong game Monday in the first round of Districts despite taking the loss. Photo by Kirk Niedermyer
    Northern rallies to eliminate Mounts

    DILLSBURG—Ephrata sophomore pitcher Hunter Johns certainly gave his team a chance Monday night in the District Three opener at Northern York. The young lefty spun a gem through the first four innings, keeping a solid Polar Bear...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever flashes his silver medal after taking second place in the 3,200 at Districts. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Another silver for Lefever

    Ephrata sends nine to States Ephrata’s Zach Lefever knew when he had to kick it into high gear during the running of the 3,200 at the District Three Track Meet Friday at Shippensburg University. Heading into the...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Demetri Whitsett (left) clears the hurdle during the L-L Meet this past Saturday. Whitsett went on to win four medals to pace the Eagles. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Whitsett earns four medals to pace Cocalico

    Demetri Whitsett enjoys staying busy. That’s why he chose, as he has in every single meet this season, to enter four events this past weekend at the rain-soaked L-L League Track Meet. “Staying busy keeps me warmed...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Sydney Morgan (left) takes the hand-off from teammate Mary Campbell for the final leg of the girls 4 X 800 relay. The Lady Mounts went on to set a school record and captured the gold. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Ephrata sweeps 4 X 8 relays, Basenga leaps to L-L gold

      Elie Basenga entered his first season of track and field with tons of raw ability but admittedly had little knowledge of the events he would be asked to do. “I didn’t know anything about high jump,”...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Bryce Shaffer fends off the BeBerks Catholic defender during Tuesday’s District playoff opener in Den Photo by Preston Whitcraftver.
    Survive and advance: Last-second goal paves way for Cocalico victory

      Cocalico captured a first-ever playoff win Tuesday night in a first round District Three Boys’ lacrosse game with Berks Catholic in Denver. If it is possible, the 8-7 final score was a bigger margin than it...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play

    Women’s Roller Derby sounds like a 1950s thing, and if you watch it on YouTube it’s pure entertainment with skaters on a high-bank track creating havoc with their opponents at breakneck speed. But don’t be fooled, roller...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Cocalico pitcher Tyler Stricker works in the first inning against Manheim Central on Monday, May 8 in Denver.
    Barons blank Eagles behind Rohrer

    The stakes were pretty high on Monday. With first-place Manheim Central knocking on the door of back-to-back Section Three titles, and holding a slim one-game lead over Garden Spot, they couldn’t afford any letup. Enter Baron junior...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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