• Ephrata Elks host Summer Music Fest July 27

    The Ephrata Elks Lodge sits a short distance away from downtown Ephrata. The Lodge on Akron Road is nestled among a normally quiet, green lot of 17 acres where pet owners walk dogs, kids play and families...

    • Posted July 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Sammy Knowles celebrates his late touchdown which put his team up by seven points in Friday’s 27-20 victory over Donegal. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Statement win: Mounts gut out 27-20 comeback victory over Donegal

    Richard Greer wants everyone to know the Mountaineers have changed. Following their victory over Donegal Friday, he sprinted from one celebration to another and proclaimed loudly, “This is the new Ephrata!” The sophomore running back and linebacker...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Tucker Parmer is brought down by two Annville-Cleona defenders during Friday night’s wild game in Annville. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Disaster in Dutchtown

    A-C scores on game’s final play to edge Ephrata Ephrata and host Annville-Cleona played a football game Friday that was destined to go to the last possession. Unfortunately, it was the Dutchmen, not the Mounts, who possessed...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Cocalico running back Austin Landers (20) looks for a hole behind the blocking of tackle Josh Hoover (65) during Friday’s win over Cedar Cliff. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Palm powers Cocalico past Cedar Cliff, 31-21

    On a night when rain fell in insane proportions throughout Lancaster County, it seemed appropriate that a QB named Noah led Cocalico to victory. Noah Palm helped engineer a 31-21 win over Cedar Cliff Friday in Denver...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • Sophomore running back Colton Goodman (5) maintains his balance behind the blocking of Brad Heck.
    Pioneers extend Mounts’ skid

    Doom, gloom and gallows humor may pervade the stands at War Memorial Field while the Mounts endure an epic losing streak, which they extended to 36 games in Friday night’s 56-14 loss; however, senior wide receiver Alex...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Cocalico running back Colton Goodman (5) hits the open field on his way to a big gainer Friday vs. Red Land. The sophomore rushed for 170 yards and a pair of scores in his first varsity game.
    Miscues cost Cocalico late in loss to Red Land

    Cocalico came up just short in its season opener Friday, dropping a 29-22 decision to visiting Red Land. Colton Goodman scored two touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 170 yards. He also contributed kick returns of 24,...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Amber and Gregg Stief enjoying a moment on the Legion dance floor recently.
    Couple dances to save puppies

    And a first-hand look at Legion ballroom lessons Like many couples, Gregg and Amber Stief of Ephrata managed to bring separate interests to their marriage. Gregg brought ballroom dancing into Amber’s life, while she introduced him to...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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  • Seibel helps Jr. Flyers win title

    Alex Seibel is a young man of few words. When asked to describe his emotions when his 19-and-under (19U) Junior Flyers team clinched the Foster Cup on Sunday, March 20, emblematic of the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League’s...

    • Posted May 4, 2016
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  • Eagles sink Catholic but miss playoffs

      It was a bittersweet Friday for the Cocalico Eagles. Cocalico closed out the regular football season with a convincing 35-7 win over Lancaster Catholic to set their final record at 5-5 overall and 4-3 in Section...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • Eagles thump Cedars in Section Two opener

      Coach Dave Gingrich walked off the field following Cocalico’s 50-6 win over Lebanon Friday in the Section Two opener and listed the things that the Eagles needed to improve. “I don’t think we’re at the stage...

    • Posted September 30, 2015
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