• Ephrata’s Christian Miles (left) battles Warwick’s Kyle Weaver for the loose ball during Friday’s game in Ephrata. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Warriors overcome Zimmerman’s 25-point night to beat the Mounts

    As a young team, the Ephrata boys are well aware of their vulnerability late in games. Last Friday, Warwick knew it too. “We don’t have a lot of depth,” Mounts’ coach Jason Coletti said. “I’ve got to...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • In December, Ephrata’s Caroline Stauffer drive into Cocalico’s Emily Fassnacht. (Suzette Wenger photo)
    Ephrata wins pair to set up first-place showdown  

      Ephrata and Lebanon both held serve Tuesday evening in girls basketball, and will now meet on the court Thursday (7:30 p.m.) in Ephrata for sole possession of first place in Section Two. Tuesday night at Garden...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Tucker Lescoe (left) of Cocalico rises over Luke Darkes (33) of Elco for two of his game-high 25 points Tuesday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles upend Elco with big second half

    Cocalico was able to flip the switch Tuesday night in its critical Section Three match-up vs. Elco. After a lackluster first half in which the Eagles found themselves down six (28-22) at the break, Cocalico got it...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Vince Evans (back) puts the squeeze on his Red Lion opponent
during the Denver Duals this past Saturday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    L-L Tourney on tap this weekend

    All of the areas finest wrestlers will convene on Garden Spot High School this weekend for the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League Meet. First-round action gets started Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and will continue until approximately 10:30 p.m....

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Lyndsay Engle (right) drives in for a shot vs. Warwick Saturday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Catholic edges Cocalico in OT

    Lancaster Catholic is one of the toughest gyms in which to play. Always has and probably always will be. Yet, Monday night in a crossover battle between a pair of L-L League contenders, visiting Cocalico had the...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer (left) stands with Coach Scott Krall after her big throw Saturday at Lebanon Valley College.
    Stauffer’s big throw snaps 34-year mark

    The winter track season for high school athletes doesn’t attract much attention. If you polled 100 people, 90 might even say it doesn’t exist. But when Cocalico junior Emily Stauffer broke a 34-year old Lancaster County record...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Thomas Evans (top) tries to turn Lukas Lees of Cocalico during their bout at 132 pounds Tues¬day night. Evans went on to earn an 8-3 decision over the Eagle sophomore. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Forfeits key as Eagles hold off ‘stingy’ Ephrata

    Ephrata won the battle Tuesday night but in the end, Cocalico, by virtue of four forfeit wins, won the war. The visiting Eagles used those forfeits to jump out to a commanding 24-3 lead. As it turned...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • 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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