• 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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  • Brian McDermott of Ephrata cruises along during Monday’s Boston Marathon. Submitted photo.
    Issue with prosthetic leg forces McDermott to pull out of Boston Marathon

    It was all falling into place for Brian McDermott Monday as he set out to live out a dream and run the Boston Marathon. The Ephrata resident, who lost his lower left leg in 2013 when he...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Josh Martin (13) goes for the kill in front of Ephrata blockers Elias Long (1) and Zach Farlow (12) during Tuesday’s match. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    All Eagles in this one

    Cocalico sweeps Ephrata 3-0 in key Section Two match It’s hard to imagine a much better start for Peyton Stetter and his Cocalico volleyball teammates. Stetter dropped a kill and two blocks as the Eagles scored the...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s top player Danny Engle hits a return during a match earlier this season. Engle suffered his first singles loss of the season Tuesday in the Eagles’ 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Barons halt streak, forge tie with Eagles

    The last time the Cocalico boys’ tennis team lost a regular season match, it was March of 2017. That streak of 30 ended Tuesday afternoon in Manheim with a 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. In addition to...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Bound for Beantown: Undeterred by loss of limb, McDermott’s next challenge is to conquer Boston Marathon

      For Brian McDermott, everything was going as planned. He was an outstanding football player for West Chester University and was coaching in Ohio and life was good. Then on May 26, 2013, he was walking along...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricky Bromirski (right) bobbles the ball as E-town baserunner Tyler Souders heads toward home plate Tuesday at War Memorial. Bromirski eventually secured the ball and tagged the runner out at the plate. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Mounts win sixth-straight, knock off E-town, 6-1

    There comes a time in every game where it can turn in either direction. A play made or one that is not can sway the momentum to a particular side. That moment occurred in the top of...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Tyler Eberly (54) and Josh Martin (13) go up for the block against Lancaster Mennonite’s Graham Brubaker Tuesday. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Eagles knock off LMH

    Despite the fact that Cocalico boys volleyball saw its sizable lead disappear in a first-set loss to Lancaster Mennonite, coach Dwayne Kieffer and the players were not concerned. The Eagles had plenty of confidence to come back....

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s Adeline Landis (left) goes on the attack in front of Ephrata defender Meg McCracken during Monday’s game at Mountaineer Field. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Cocalico girls down Ephrata to stay unbeaten

    Led by senior Katie Heck’s five goals, the Cocalico girls’ lacrosse team dominated Ephrata, 23-4 on Monday evening at Wellspan Mountaineer Field. The victory kept the Eagles (3-0 league, 5-0 overall) tied at the top of the...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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