• Faith Hershberger, shown here competing in the triple jump, cap-tured two individual events Monday as the Ephrata girls clinched their seventh Section Two crown in eight years. Photo by Tom Sheaffer 
    Champs, times two

    EHS boys, girls clinch section titles with wins over Solanco   While highly-successful individually, the Ephrata boys track team has played second fiddle to the girls in recent years. Coming into this season, the girls’ program had...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Jameson Kernaghan (right) fends off the Hempfield player during Tuesday’s L-L semifinals at Conestoga Valley. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Hempfield turns back strong Cocalico effort

    After giving Hempfield all it could handle earlier this year, the Cocalico girls lacrosse team was a confident one heading into Tuesday’s L-L Semifinal showdown with the Black Knights at Conestoga Valley. In that first contest, Cocalico...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Mary Campbell (left) and Alyssa Fedorshak finished one-two in the 1600 Monday vs. Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata girls clinch share but boys fall to Barons

      The Ephrata boys were in position to win its first Section Two track and field title. But Monday at home, visiting Manheim Central threw a wrench into those plans. Behind a four-win day by Will Rivers,...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Ephrata first baseman Ryan Jantzen (26) awaits the throw as Lampeter-Strasburg’s Dylan Byler slides back safely into first during Tuesday’s game at War Memorial. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Despite loss Tuesday, Mounts still have a path to L-Ls

    Must beat Solanco Wednesday, E-town Friday For the first three innings Tuesday, Ephrata hung step-for-step with Lampeter-Strasburg. However, sitting at 2-2 in the top of the fourth, the Mounts couldn’t hold the potent Pioneer attack down any...

    • Posted May 1, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Gerald DeBalko slides back safely into first base during Tuesday’s Section Three showdown at Garden Spot. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Eagles taking flight

    Down Spartans, 5-1 for fifth-straight victory When Austin Ruzika-Porter’s first inning blast sailed over the scoreboard in left-center field Tuesday, keying a three-run Cocalico first, more than anything it allowed the Eagles to relax. Starting pitcher Tristen...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • 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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