• Brian McDermott of Ephrata cruises along during Monday’s Boston Marathon. Submitted photo.
    Issue with prosthetic leg forces McDermott to pull out of Boston Marathon

    It was all falling into place for Brian McDermott Monday as he set out to live out a dream and run the Boston Marathon. The Ephrata resident, who lost his lower left leg in 2013 when he...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Josh Martin (13) goes for the kill in front of Ephrata blockers Elias Long (1) and Zach Farlow (12) during Tuesday’s match. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    All Eagles in this one

    Cocalico sweeps Ephrata 3-0 in key Section Two match It’s hard to imagine a much better start for Peyton Stetter and his Cocalico volleyball teammates. Stetter dropped a kill and two blocks as the Eagles scored the...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s top player Danny Engle hits a return during a match earlier this season. Engle suffered his first singles loss of the season Tuesday in the Eagles’ 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Barons halt streak, forge tie with Eagles

    The last time the Cocalico boys’ tennis team lost a regular season match, it was March of 2017. That streak of 30 ended Tuesday afternoon in Manheim with a 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. In addition to...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Bound for Beantown: Undeterred by loss of limb, McDermott’s next challenge is to conquer Boston Marathon

      For Brian McDermott, everything was going as planned. He was an outstanding football player for West Chester University and was coaching in Ohio and life was good. Then on May 26, 2013, he was walking along...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricky Bromirski (right) bobbles the ball as E-town baserunner Tyler Souders heads toward home plate Tuesday at War Memorial. Bromirski eventually secured the ball and tagged the runner out at the plate. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Mounts win sixth-straight, knock off E-town, 6-1

    There comes a time in every game where it can turn in either direction. A play made or one that is not can sway the momentum to a particular side. That moment occurred in the top of...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Tyler Eberly (54) and Josh Martin (13) go up for the block against Lancaster Mennonite’s Graham Brubaker Tuesday. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Eagles knock off LMH

    Despite the fact that Cocalico boys volleyball saw its sizable lead disappear in a first-set loss to Lancaster Mennonite, coach Dwayne Kieffer and the players were not concerned. The Eagles had plenty of confidence to come back....

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Adeline Landis (left) goes on the attack in front of Ephrata defender Meg McCracken during Monday’s game at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cocalico girls down Ephrata to stay unbeaten

    Led by senior Katie Heck’s five goals, the Cocalico girls’ lacrosse team dominated Ephrata, 23-4 on Monday evening at Wellspan Mountaineer Field. The victory kept the Eagles (3-0 league, 5-0 overall) tied at the top of the...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Photo by Missi MortimerEphrata’s Andrew Foster captured a pair of distance wins in Mon-day’s 81-68 victory over Cocalico.
    A clean sweep for Ephrata

      It was a battle of strengths, particularly on the boys’ side, Monday afternoon when Ephrata hosted Cocalico in their annual Section Two track and field battle behind the Ephrata Middle School. As expected, the Eagles shined...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Photo by Missi Mortimer Ephrata’s Caden Keefer (right) fends off Cocalico’s Sam Stewart during boys’ lacrosse action Monday night at Talon Field.
    Mounts get offensive against Cocalico

      After struggling offensively for the first time Saturday in a 7-5 victory over Cedar Crest, the Ephrata offense got back on track Monday night in a big Section Two match at Cocalico. Tied 2-2 midway through...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Bryson Rhee (20) fights off a pair of Governor Mifflin defenders in the offensive zone Saturday in the season opener at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Strong out of the gates

    Ephrata boys lax off to impressive 2-0 start It’s always a plus to start a season off with a win. It’s even better, when it’s a dominant performance against a quality opponent. That certainly was the case...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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