• Cocalico’s Josiah Gehr (center) dumps Central Dauphin’s Paul Daube during Saturday’s Denver Duals. Photo by Stan Hall
    A big week for Cocalico wrestling

    Despite being on the short end of an excruciating 34-33 decision against Conestoga Valley last Thursday, the Cocalico wrestling team still has its eyes on the Section One prize. While the Eagles’ hopes of an outright title...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Ephrata swim coach Mickey Molchany checks his sheet during a recent meet held at the Ephrata Rec Center. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Lady Mounts, Eagle boys closing in on swim titles

    The Ephrata girls swim team can finish no worse than in a tie for the Section two title after improving to 5-0 Tuesday night with a 90-80 win on the road at Elizabethtown. Ephrata knocked off the...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Brad DaBella of Ephrata (left) trails Cocalico’s Aidan Trynosky on his way to the hoop Tuesday night in Denver. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts get defensive to stop Cocalico

    Ephrata was in need of a spark Tuesday night in its Section Two showdown at arch-rival Cocalico. Trailing 30-27 at the half and in danger of dropping their third-straight game, the Mounts came out in the third...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Fassnacht (right) shoots over Ephrata defender Maddie Root Tuesday in Ephrata. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico girls down Lady Mounts, keep pace with Pioneers

    The Cocalico girls held serve Tuesday night at Ephrata, besting the Lady Mounts, 57-37 to remain deadlocked with Lampeter-Strasburg at 9-1 atop Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League. The Lady Eagles (9-1 section, 12-5 overall) led throughout...

    • Posted January 25, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Seth Fritz (top) puts the squeeze on Penn Manor’s Noah Rohrer in the first period of their bout at 106 pounds last Wednesday. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Eagles flex muscles, deck Penn Manor 52-18

    If the rest of Section One didn’t take notice when Cocalico thumped perennial contender Solanco, 47-24 in late December, this one certainly got their attention. Last Wednesday night at home in a battle for first place in...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Maddie Bock (left) drives the baseline past L-S defender Emma Gochnauer (12) during Friday’s game in Denver. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Knotted again: Lady Eagles fall to L-S, but back in first with Tuesday win and Pioneer loss to Indians

    When Katie Heck drilled a shot with 2:39 to go in the third to put her team up by nine, Cocalico appeared to be in pretty good shape vs. L-S Friday in their Section Two first place...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Sydney Dundon swims to one of her individual wins in the last Thursday’s victory over Cocalico. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    One streak ends, another continues

    The Ephrata girl swimmers out-pointed their competition from Cocalico for the first time since 2011 while the Eagle boys continued their winning ways against the Mounts that started the same year. Each team calls the Ephrata Rec...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Guarded closely by Ephrata guard/forward Brad DaBella, Manheim Central senior Taylor Funk (left) looks inside for an open teammate. Photo by Steve Heydt
    Barons spoil Fisher’s return, pull into first-place tie

    Mounts rebound Tuesday vs. E-town Manheim Central’s Kody Kegarise could barely hear his teammates from just two feet away. “I was screaming, ‘What (defense) are we in?,’” the Barons’ senior guard said. The fact he had to...

    • Posted January 18, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Dilyn Becker (left) executes a quick move to the basket for two points in Ephrata’s 61-49 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg.
    Signature Win: Mounts knock off L-S, sit all alone in first with Barons’ loss

    A year ago, Ephrata lost 11 games by nine points or less on its way to a 3-19 season. This season, the Mounts have discovered the formula to winning those games, and it’s a beautiful thing to...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Max Martin (top) scores during a recent match with Solanco. Martin and the Eagles face Penn Manor Wednesday night in a huge Section one showdown. Photos by Denise Mitchell
    Eagles set to battle Comets for first place

    After winning its first Section Two title under Coach Matt Fittery a year ago, the Cocalico wrestling team elected to move up to Section One in order to face the bigger schools and consistently better competition. Most...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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