• Ephrata’s J.T. Truskey (right) and Carson Brenize of Manheim Central battle for the ball in the open field Monday. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Mounts survive Barons scare

    Two goals in five-minute span keys Ephrata win As the current top-ranked AAAA boys soccer team in the District and one of the few unbeaten squads remaining, Ephrata is going to get the other team’s best shot...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Angel Wratto puts the hit on Warwick’s Trey Glass during Friday’s game at War Memorial. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    The Male stays at Warwick

    Off the field, Carter Forney isn’t very loud. But his play between the white lines? That’s a different story. “One of the reasons he was selected as a captain was for that very reason,” Warwick coach Bob...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Devon Fichtorn (right) raises the ball after blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown in the first quarter of Friday’s game vs.Upper Perkiomen. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles blank Upper Perk in final non-league tune-up

    Cocalico’s defense spent a lot of time on the field in the first half of Friday’s non-league game at home vs. Upper Perkiomen. True, the Indians did put together a few time-consuming first-half drives which didn’t result...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Brandon Walton fights off the tackle of Lebanon’s Josh Kauffman (9) during Friday’s 28-21 Cedar win. Photo by Dwight Palm
    Oh so close… Mounts battle back but fall 28-21 to Cedars

    Ephrata made a valiant effort to halt its 42-game losing streak Friday night on the road at Lebanon. But in the end, it wasn’t meant to be. The Mounts, who fell behind 21-0 and 28-7 before battling...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico quarterback Noah Palm (left) looks on as fullback Brandon Brubaker (25) stiff arms Chase Yoder of Governor Mifflin during Friday’s big 42-21 Eagle win. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Statement victory: Eagles double up Mifflin, 42-21 to improve to 2-0

    Cocalico Coach Dave Gingrich has certainly been part of a lot of wins in his days in Denver. One hundred of them to be exact. But the tone of his voice and twinkle in his eye led...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Sydney Costanza (right) is trailed by the Ephrata defender as she carries up the field during Monday’s game at Talon Field. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Cocalico edges Ephrata in OT

    Cocalico senior Skyra Heckman was in the right place at the right time Monday night vs. Ephrata at Talon Field. As the clock trickled down to the final seconds of overtime, Ephrata keeper Lexi Jones denied an...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Elie Basenga (85) puts the hit on CV’s Jose Barbon in front of teammate Mason Sensenig during Friday’s season opener at War Memorial. Photos by Missi Mortimer
    Bucks Take Advantage

    Early mistakes prove costly as Mounts fall big to CV Practices and even scrimmages are one thing, but when you get under the lights on a Friday night it’s just a different animal. Tensions are tenfold, and...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Harold “Bingy” Bingeman (center) with wife Nancy on right, is presented the Neale Bechtel award by a Reading Fightin Phils staff member on Saturday, August 26. Photos courtesy of Reading Fightin’ Phils
    Bingeman receives ‘well-deserved’ honor from Fightin’ Phils

    The Reading Fightin’ Phils surprised Ephrata Borough resident Harold (Bingy) Bingeman with the club’s fourth annual Neale Bechtel award before the Fightins’ game on Saturday, August 26. The award is presented each year to the game staff...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Cocalico Head Coach Dave Gingrich (center) celebrates his 100th career win with friends and family following the Eagles’ 69-7 victory on the road at Red Land.
    Gingrich earns 100th win as Eagles thrash Red Land

    The Cocalico High School football team made a big statement Friday in the season opener at Red Land. The Eagles, picked by many to be one of the top challengers in Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Nolan Hesko, seen here during action last season, leads the Eagles with an average of 79.3 strokes per round
    Eagle golfers remain unbeaten in section

    Tight fairways, slick greens and an unusual self-imposed penalty conspired to knock the Cocalico golf team from the ranks of the unbeaten Monday afternoon at Meadia Heights Golf Course in Lancaster. The Eagles did surrender a tie,...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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