• In a photo finish, Ephrata’s Kelly Liebl (center) leans to nip South Western’s Lynne Mooradian (right) and Susquehanna Township’s Christina Johnson to capture the District gold medal in the 100. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Liebl wins gold in 100, Eagles’ Janis first in javelin

    Flashback to a week earlier at the L-L League Track Meet. Ephrata’s star sprinter/jumper Kelly Liebl had just false-started in the 100, and her chance at gold as well as crucial team points were lost. It was...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Ephrata shortstop Nate Fassnacht fires to first to try to complete a double play Monday in the opening round of Districts vs. Central York. (Photo by Dwight Palm)
    Mounts rally past Central York, face Exeter in Thursday’s quarterfinals

    Come playoff time, the teams that generally advance are the ones that lean on the experiences they had gained throughout the regular season to carry them through. Ephrata certainly did that in its District Three playoff opener...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Ephrata goalie Justin Mease finished with 13 saves on Tuesday night to help the Mounts defeat Dallastown 10-6 in their District Three opener.  (Review file photo)
    Ephrata advances in Districts

      The Ephrata boys lacrosse team is moving on in the District Three playoffs. Thanks to a gritty come-from-behind effort, a fourth-quarter go-ahead goal from Koty Keefer and a solid defensive effort, including 13 saves from goal-keeper...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • While being guarded closely by two Manheim Township defenders, Cocalico's Katie Costanza fires a shot at the Blue Streak net during the L-L League championship game last Thursday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
      Lady Eagles fall in title game

    How important are the first five minutes of the Lancaster-Lebanon League championship game in girls lacrosse when you are playing Manheim Township, the undefeated Section One champs? “We are normally a slow starting team,” Cocalico coach Mary...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Cocalico senior Jhet Janis, a University of Oregon recruit, uncorked a throw of 190 feet, 8 inches last Friday to win the L-L League gold medal in the javelin. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Janis, Wahl stake claim to L-L gold

    Jhet Janis can check off L-L League gold from his bucket list, and now he’ll set his sights on doing the same at Districts and then States. Janis, the Cocalico senior javelin thrower who is committed to...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • In a tight race to the finish last Saturday, in the L-L League girls 4x100, Ephrata's Kelly  Liebl (right) edges out Cocalico anchor Emly Fassnacht (left) at the tape for the gold medal. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata athletes capture three L-L League golds

    Though it didn’t rival the excitement of the Ephrata girls championship Saturday of a year ago, Ephrata still fared pretty well this past weekend at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield. The defending champion Lady Mounts finished...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Safe or out during Ephrata Mounts L-L playoff semifinal against Hempfield.
    Turning the tides

    The thing about baseball is, one day you can find the magic and the next day, you may not, and ultimately the shoe can be on the other foot. Monday night in the completion of the opening...

    • Posted May 14, 2014
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  • Ephrata shortstop Nate Fassnacht (left) looks on as Brock Rutt of Cocalico rounds the bag Tuesday. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Mounts sink Eagles in regular-season finale

    The Ephrata baseball team primed itself for the upcoming L-L League playoffs Tuesday afternoon in Denver, earning a 9-2 victory over host Cocalico in the regular-season finale. With the score tied at 2-2, the Mounts went ahead...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Lady Mounts look to repeat

    When the Ephrata girls track team enters the Hempfield Stadium Friday, they’ll do so as the defending L-L League champions. A year ago, the Lady Mounts blew away the rest of the field in the 1600 relay,...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Sam Marino (7) rushes in to congratulate Katie Costanza who scored the game winning goal in overtime Tuesday to lift the Lady Eagles into the L-L League finals. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Costanza OT goal lifts Lady Eagles into L-L finals

    Last week it was written that every game was a “must win” for the Cocalico Lady Eagles lacrosse team. Coach Mary Beth Cardin talked about the pressure wins they had already experienced and how that could help...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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