• Ephrata’s Miles Heckstall (right) shields the ball away from the Manheim Township defender. The Blue Streaks, with a big second-half surge, upended the Mounts 56-40 in the Section One-Two crossover contest. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Township pulls away from Ephrata; Second-half surge keys Streaks win

    For two quarters Friday, Ephrata matched Manheim Township, step for step, shot for shot, in the Section One-Two crossover game hosted by the Mounts. Offensively, the Mounts executed well behind seniors Zac McGillan and Xavian Rodriguez, as...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Reagan McCarty drives to the hoop during Friday’s game vs. Solanco. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Momentum builder: Lady Mounts start strong, hold on to down Comets

    Monday night looked like it would be an easy night for the Ephrata girls basketball team. The Lady Mounts jumped out to a big 27-12 half-time lead and appeared to be in cruise control at home vs....

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Ben Karbe (right) is closely guarded by Elco’s Braden Bohannon Friday night in Denver/ Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Eagles can’t close the deal

    Pair of tight losses leave them winless in league play For the third-straight time Monday, the Cocalico boys basketball team struggled to close out a game. After winning their first two games of the season on their...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • 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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