• 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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  • 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 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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  • Ephrata pitcher Hunter Johns mows down Twin Valley Saturday in the season opener at War Memorial Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ace deals in opener

    Johns pitches Mounts to win over Twin Valley With an old friend and EHS alum sitting in the other dugout, Ephrata baseball Coach Adrian Shelley ran his “new-look” lineup out Saturday for the first time in the...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Cocalico players watch the final moments of the season tick by last Thursday at Milton Hershey as the host Spartans defeated the Eagles, 63-45 in the consolation finals of the District Three 5A Tournament. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles’ road ends one win shy of States

    Milton Hershey earns final berth with 63-45 victory over Cocalico HERSHEY—Time and time again, particularly in the latter part of the season, Cocalico overcame various obstacles to remain alive. It became kind of a calling card. First...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Zach Sherk cruises along on his way to winning the gold medal in the 100 breaststroke Sat-urday at the District Three Championships at Cumberland Valley High School. Sherk also won gold in the 50 free and claimed four total medals at the meet. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Sherk delivers pair of District golds

    The weekend of Feb. 8-9 was a miserable time for Zach Sherk. Sherk was sick, so ill in fact that he was forced to miss the L-L League Championships. To make matters worse, while watching from the...

    • Posted March 6, 2019
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  • Cocalico Coach Seth Sigman (left) reacts after the Eagles held on to defeat New Oxford Monday. Above, the Eagles’ Brady Nuneville powers to the basket past New Oxford defender Abdul Janneh. Photos by Kirk Neidermyer
    Extended life: Eagles overcome 16-point deficit to stun New Oxford, need one win for State berth

    For most of the evening Monday at New Oxford, Brady Nuneville was having a frustrating night at the offensive end. The sturdy senior big man simply couldn’t get anything to drop. However, when it mattered most, in...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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