• 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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  • Ephrata’s Kandice Liebl set her PR en route to winning the javelin Monday vs. E-town. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Ephrata girls clinch fifth section title in six years

    After watching their string of four-straight Section Two championships snapped a year ago, the Ephrata’s girls track team had one big, obvious goal entering this year. Get it back. But without many standouts, the Lady Mounts had...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Bryce Shaffer (17) shakes off a Hempfield defender during Tuesday’s L-L semifinals played at Warwick. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Hempfield sinks Cocalico in L-L League semifinals

    Possession is one of the keys to success in the game of lacrosse. The more you have it, the less chances the opposition has to score. It’s a pretty simple formula, and Hempfield executed it to a...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Hannah Palm (center) clears the final hurdle on her way to winning the high hurdles in a time of 16.9 Monday vs. Garden Spot. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico track splits with Spartans on Senior Night

    The athletes fought the flag-straightening wind as the Cocalico boys and the Garden Spot girls captured track and field wins Monday afternoon on senior recognition day in Denver. In the boys competition the Eagles (4-2 league) outdistanced...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Ephrata senior Aubrey Zimmerman (center) gets a photo with her parents, Amy and Ned Zimmerman, after scoring her 200th career goal Monday. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Zimmerman sets EHS mark with 200th career goal

    To get 200 of anything is a pretty big deal. So when Ephrata girls lacrosse player Aubrey Zimmerman notched her 200th career goal Monday night in a 19-10 non-league victory over Schuylkill Valley, she was pretty excited....

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Mounts ‘aced’ again

    L-S blanks Ephrata Behind Pirozzi Perhaps the only unfortunate part of winning a District title, as Ephrata did a year ago, is the fact that everyone seems to be pulling out all of the stops to beat...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Kyra Horst (left) clears the hurdle ahead of Manheim’s Kierra Wells during Monday’s meet. Photo by Alan Johnson
    Depth key as Lady Mounts hand Barons their first loss

    While the Ephrata girls’ track team certainly had its share of wins Monday at Manheim Central, it was the Lady Mounts’ depth that proved to be the key in their 95-55 victory over the previously undefeated Barons....

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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