• 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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  • Kayde Althouse (facing) works for the takedown during his opening round bout vs. Jared Bair of New Ox-ford. Althouse went on to win the sixth place medal. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Althouse medals but falls short of States

      There was a bittersweet tone in the voice of Sean Lees as he discussed the wrestling weekend following the action Saturday deep from within the bowels of Hersheypark Arena. Sweet because Ephrata junior Kayde Althouse came...

    • Posted February 27, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Connor Mack (10) dishes to a teammate during Monday’s District game at Lower Dauphin. Despite Mack’s 25-point effort, the Eagles fell 74-55 to the top-seeded Falcons. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Top-Seeded Falcons Speed Past Cocalico

    Do-or-die game Thursday at Shippensburg HUMMELSTOWN—The odds were certainly stacked against the Cocalico boys Monday night in the opening round of the District Three Class 5A playoffs. Not only were they playing on the road in a...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Katie Heck (left) drives the lane with Spring Grove’s Addyson Wagner in hot pursuit during Tuesday’s 5A District playoff game. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Spring Grove rockets past Cocalico girls

    There was going to come a point when Cocalico would have to say good-bye to its core of seven seniors. Coach Andrew Garrett was hoping that time would come some time down the road, perhaps after making...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Wyatt Gehman (top) escapes the shot attempt of Wilson’s Josh Harkless in the finals at 182 pounds Saturday at the Section One Tournament held at Governor Mifflin. Gehman eventually pinned Harkless to capture his first sectional title. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Gehman & Sola Claim Titles

    Three Eagles, two Mounts move on to Districts SHILLINGTON—As you walk down the hallway outside the gymnasium in Cocalico High School, there is a wall adorned with plaques, devoted to the feats and accomplishments of great athletes...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Photo by Kirk NeidermyerEphrata’s Hannah Plowmaker (24) squares up against Ryelle Shuey of Elco during last Thursday’s L-L Play-In game at Garden Spot.
    One and Done: Late Elco run puts Ephrata away, 61-44

    While it is always tough when the season comes to a close, at least the Ephrata girls basketball team could file out of Garden Spot High School with their heads held high last Thursday night. Facing Section...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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