• Cocalico sophomore Olivia Sensenig comes in for a landing in the girls’ long jump. She won three medals Saturday, including gold in the long jump. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Sensenig & Gingrich claim first L-L titles

    Olivia Sensenig picked the right time to come up with the biggest two jumps of her young high school career. Saturday at the L-L League Meet at Hempfield, the sophomore broke her personal record in the long...

    • Posted May 16, 2019
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  • 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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  • Ephrata’s Caden Keefer (6) tries to control the ball in front of the Hempfield defender during Tuesday’s L-L semifinal at Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer 
    Mounts battle Black Knights but fall 13-9 in semifinals

    The Ephrata boys’ lacrosse team was the home team on the scoreboard Tuesday afternoon at Comet Field in Millersville. They earned that designation by capturing the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two title. The Mounts were matched against Section...

    • 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 Kyle Raudenbush splits the Lampeter-Strasburg defenders during an offensive rush Tuesday night. The Mounts were victorious 14-2 to clinch the Section Two title. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata rips Pioneers, clinches Section Two title

    Before the 2019 season began, the Ephrata boys lacrosse team set some lofty goals, the first of which was capturing the regular season Section Two title and berth in the upcoming Lancaster-Lebanon League tournament. Tuesday evening at...

    • Posted May 1, 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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  • Ephrata’s Taj London (9) fights off a check from Warwick’s Justin Gerhart during Saturday’s Ream Cup game at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Warwick holds off Mounts’ comeback to win Ream Cup

      Chris Schaffer was a senior at Warwick in 2010 when the Ream Cup was introduced. And even now, as a first-year coach for the Warrior boys lacrosse team, the rivalry with Ephrata still ranks among his...

    • Posted April 24, 2019
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  • How ironic it was that in their 50th anniversary of their APBA League, Randy Walker (center), who is suffer-ing from ALS, won the league championship for the first time. Seated with Walker is his wife Lisa. League members (left to right) include John Steffy, John Trego, Carmen Muckle, Dave Leid, Darrell May and Tom Snader. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    ‘APBA’ of their eyes

    Despite illnesses, turnover, local baseball league still going strong at 50   It is a love story. It’s a tale of two friends, a devoted wife and a baseball game that has gone on for 50 years....

    • Posted April 24, 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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