• Ephrata’s Lyle Kopp (right) pulls down a rebound in front of Garden Spot’s Andrew Zentner during Tuesday’s game in New Holland. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Fast start lifts Spartans past winless Mounts

    Garden Spot jumped on Ephrata early Tuesday night in New Holland, and the Mounts simply never could recover. With the game knotted at 4-4 midway through the first quarter, the Spartans ended the period on a 13-2...

    • Posted December 12, 2018
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  • After heavy graduation hit, Mounts look to reload

    A year ago, coming off a solid 16-10 season the year before with most of the key players from that squad returning, hopes were sky high that Ephrata had a chance to do great things. However, those...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Winning the close ones could be key for Cocalico

    Cocalico has made a living playing in close, tight knit games the last few years. And if the Eagles figure out how to pull just some of those games out, they’ll be in position to do some...

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • Ephrata track & field coach John Keller recently resigned after spending 15 years at the helm.
    Keller resigns as EHS track coach

    The coach of one of the most successful athletic programs at Ephrata High School has called it quits. John Keller, who was head coach of the Ephrata High School track and field teams for the last 15...

    • Posted November 28, 2018
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  • Heading to the finals

    Cocalico rips York, will face defending champion Barons in 5A District title game Cocalico entered the 2018 season with more questions than not, after graduating 17 seniors from last year’s 10-2 squad. And facing a Murderer’s Row...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • Ephrata junior striker Abigail Wiest (right) battles through the physical play of Pennridge’s Ashley Groeber while trying to create a scoring opportunity for the Lady Mounts in Tuesday’s State playoff game. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Mounts’ journey ends in State semi-finals

    Among the strengths that Ephrata’s Jocelyn Umana brings to the soccer field is her ability to read the play. The junior goalkeeper was certainly doing plenty of that on Tuesday night. Facing a skilled, physical Pennridge team,...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Brock Gingrich celebrates with his teammates after returning a blocked punt 12 yards for a TD in the Eagles’ 36-0 win over Solanco in the District Three quarterfinals last Saturday night. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles blank Solanco in District quarterfinals

    Cocalico to host York in Friday’s semi-finals   Cocalico puts a lot of time and work into its special teams. Sometimes maybe a little too much, in the eyes of head coach Dave Gingrich. But when you...

    • Posted November 14, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Danny Engle (right), shown here during an L-L playoff game vs. Ephrata, was nominated for the All-State Team at the L-L League Banquet held Sunday at the Eden Resort. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles’ Engle receives All-State nomination

    Fresh off leading Cocalico to its greatest season in program history, several members of the Eagles’ soccer team reaped the awards at the 2018 L-L League All-Star banquet held at Eden Resort. Senior midfielder Danny Engle led...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Abbie Wiest (14) heads the ball in the direction of a teammate in the win over Wilson. The Lady Mounts advanced to States with the win, and went on to defeat District One champion Conestoga in Tuesday’s State playoff opener. Photo by Travis Boyd
    ‘Stating’ their case

    After beating Wilson to earn third place in District, Ephrata girls shock District One champ Conestoga 2-1 in first round District One, which covers the Philly suburbs, traditionally is one of the top soccer areas in the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Andrew Foster (top) displays his State medal after his final race Saturday in Hershey. Photo by Bruce Morgan
    Foster Closes Career with State Medal

    Lone local medalist places 19th After a runner-up finish a week ago at the District Three Cross Country Championships, Ephrata senior Andrew Foster felt as though a top-five finish at States held this past Saturday at the...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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