• Ephrata’s Sam Cable (31) is one of several key players returning for the Mounts.
    With talent and experience, Mounts have eyes on the prize

    A year ago, Ephrata basketball got back on the map. After years of mediocrity, the Mounts turned in their first winning season since 2004-05, culminating with league and district playoff appearances. With so many faces set to...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Matt Fassnacht made a stop at Akron’s Roland Park recently as he trailered his No. 74 Mazda Miata to a track near his home in northern New Jersey. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fassnacht likes risk, on the job and on the track

    When Matt Fassnacht was growing up on Wolf Road in Akron, he and a few of his buddies cobbled together motorless go-karts from sets of wheels attached to scraps of lumber. They used ropes to steer. Over...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Robb wins Super Gas Eliminator at the Dodge NHRA Nationals

    Kevin Robb of Denver, landed on the national drag racing map when he outlasted 54 competitors in the Super Gas category. He raced through six rounds of competition to win the coveted Wally trophy. This victory will...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • 14-year-old Ephrata girl claims 11-pointer in initial hunting trip

    Lily Moore, age 14, of Ephrata went rifle hunting for the first time Monday. And boy did she make her initial trip to the fields count. While hunting with her dad, Matt, and grandfather, Willis Erb (formerly...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  • Seeing Stars: Local athletes earn accolades

        Photo by Kirk Neidermyer Ephrata soccer players Maddie Root and Andrey Patrushev, along with Cocalico senior runner Jamie Zamrin and Lady Eagle volleyball player Madi Flatt headline a list of local athletes who were recently...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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  •  Zwiercan tabbed Regional Player of Year

    The accolades continued to come in for the Kutztown University women’s soccer team and star Emily Zwiercan, a Cocalico High School graduate. Zwiercan, along with teammates Morgan Staley and Maddie Mohr (Elizabethtown) were recently named to the...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • Barons hold off Eagles’ late charge

    MC denies Cocalico’s two-point try, then clinches 21-20 win to advance to District finals Cocalico was knocking on the door, looking to pull off a memorable comeback. As Conlan Kerschner hauled in a 36-yard reception for a...

    • Posted November 21, 2017
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  • Cocalico defenders Tyler Hertzog (left) and Noah Palm (right) take down Cedar Crest’s Kendell Shand during Friday’s playoff game. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles brush off Crest

    Set up semifinals showdown with Barons in Manheim Friday Cocalico had a chance to impose its will on Cedar Crest early Friday in the District Three Class 5-A quarterfinals in Denver. And the Eagles didn’t waste the...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Ephrata High School graduate Alex Smith (left) and his York College men’s cross country team have qualified for the national championship meet to be held Saturday in Illinois
    Smith, Spartans qualify for national meet

    The York College men’s cross country team put together a strong showing at the loaded NCAA Mideast Regional championship hosted by Dickinson College on Saturday in Carlisle. The Spartans matched their showing from last year as they...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Alex McCracken (5) blocks Cocalico’s Kendall Weaver (24) to spring teammate Carson Martin (7) during the “Backyard Brawl. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata edges Cocalico to win inaugural ‘Backyard Brawl’

    On Saturday November 4, Cocalico C team hosted the Ephrata D team (both schools 7 & 8 year old teams) in the first ever “Backyard Brawl” held at Eagle Stadium in Denver. Cocalico youth football play in...

    • Posted November 15, 2017
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