• Cocalico players mob Joe Zimmerman (22) moments after the senior midfielder delivered the gamewin ner Tuesday to lift the Eagles to a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the Blue Streaks in the L-L semifinals played at Conestoga Valley. The win vaults the Eagles into Thursday’s L-L title game (7:30 p.m. at Warwick) where they’ll face fellow Section Three foe Lancaster Mennonite. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Making history

    Zimmerman’s goal in second OT clinches Eagles’ first trip to L-L title game The Cocalico boys soccer program has been in existence for close to 30 years. Never before have the Eagles had a season like the...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Seamus Finnigan (11) and Ben Sola (8) lay the hit on CV’s Booper Johnson
    Back in the Win Column

    Longenecker helps Eagles cruise past After doing a little bit of everything Friday night, Cocalico senior Garrett Longenecker admitted there was one thing he couldn’t do. “I don’t play quarterback. I really don’t know how I’d be...

    • Posted October 10, 2018
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  • MC hands Ephrata first loss

    Barons pull into first-place tie with EHS girls following 3-1 result After battling Berks county power Wilson for 80 tough minutes Monday, unbeaten Ephrata had to turn around and face Manheim Central 24 hours later. That certainly...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Brock Boyer (35) fights off an Elco defender with teammate Richard Greer (13) looking on. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Mounts can’t overcome mistakes in loss to Elco

      Throughout the process of rebuilding a program, there are going to be plenty of growing pains along the way. Unfortunately, Ephrata endured such a moment this past Friday at home vs. Elco. In what turned out...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Noah Palm (10) makes the hit on Manheim Township receiver Brett Benjamin during Friday’s game in Neffsville. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Big-play Blue Streaks hand Eagles first loss

    For the first time in five weeks, Cocalico showed a few cracks in its armor. Had it been against a lesser team, the Eagles may have been able to overcome some of the mistakes they made Friday...

    • Posted September 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Trevin Hertzog settles the ball during Saturday’s game vs. Warwick. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Mounts hang on, knock off E-town

    Take over sole possession of first place with Tuesday’s victory Leading 2-1 Tuesday in the latter stages of their Section Two showdown with visiting Elizabethtown, Ephrata was hanging on. The field was tilting heavily toward the Mountaineer...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Ephrata defenders Trent Martin (45), Parker Heinsey (52), Taj London (hidden) and Zach Dabella (76) bring down Lancaster Catholic quarterback Gavin Sullivan during Friday’s contest. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Big second quarter lifts Catholic past Ephrata

    Through most of the first quarter Friday night at War Memorial Field, Ephrata looked like a team that had turned the corner. Facing unbeaten Lancaster Catholic, Ephrata first stuffed the Crusaders on downs. Then one play later,...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Ronald Zahm (5) goes airborne as he tries to escape the clutches of the Governor Mifflin defenders Friday in Shillington. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles continue to soar

    Down Governor Mifflin to improve to 3-0 After graduating 17 seniors from last year’s 11-2 District semifinal squad, most felt the Eagles would endure some growing pains, at least in the early stages to the 2018 season....

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Maddie Tihansky (7) moves past a Cocalico defender during Monday’s contest at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Lady Mounts down Cocalico in another overtime thriller

    Whenever Ephrata and Cocalico meet on the field hockey pitch, it always seems to come down to the wire. It’s been that way for years, and a year ago in Denver, that was exactly the case when...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Members of the Ephrata football team celebrate with fellow EHS students after the Mounts defeated Northern Lebanon 61-14 to end their 52-game losing streak Saturday at War Memorial. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    The streak is history

    Mounts rout Northern Lebanon 61-14 to end 52-game losing skid The smiles were ear-to-ear, eyes were certainly moist and voices quivered. Those emotions were on full display in the aftermath Saturday at War Memorial Field as Ephrata...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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