• Ephrata’s Mason Hagen dribbles past an E-town defender during Friday’s Section Two contest. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cedars overcome gritty effort by Ephrata

    While it hasn’t really shown on the scoreboard, the Ephrata boys basketball team has made great strides throughout the season. With just two returning players who saw major minutes a year ago, the Mounts figured to be...

    • Posted January 23, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Peyton Stetter (1) goes up for a lay-up during last Thursday’s contest in Ephrata. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Pioneers keep rolling, snap Eagles’ five-game win streak

    Throughout its latest five-game winning streak, Cocalico got the job done at both ends of the floor. Defensively, for example, their last two opponents were held in the 30s, which will lead to a win on most...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Miles Heckstall (left) and teammate Alex Nelson (right) tie up Joey McCracken of Warwick during Tuesday’s Section Two contest. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Warwick withstands late rally to hold off Ephrata

    Leading 33-13 at the half Tuesday in Ephrata, Warwick’s boys appeared as though they’d have an easy rest of the night and coast to their sixth-straight league win. But the Mounts, looking for their first Section Two...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Carly Holochuck dribbles past a Red Land defender during Friday’s first round of the Lancaster Catholic Holiday Tournament. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Despite furious late rally, Ephrata comes up short

    The Ephrata girls gave a glimpse of what they could be in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s consolation game of the Lancaster Catholic Holiday Tournament. The Lady Mounts defended, scored in both the half-court and transition...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • 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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