Monday, January 22, 2018
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Friends Fisher and Sherwood faceoff

It was around this time two years ago when Manheim Central boys basketball coach Chris Sherwood came to a realization about his assistant coach, Charlie Fisher.

“We were playing Lebanon in the first round of the league playoffs,” Sherwood recalled in an interview last month. “I was gonna go watch Lebanon play Hershey in a late-season game. He (Fisher) wanted Cedar Crest. He said ‘Let me have an opportunity to go scout Cedar Crest. I’ll do the whole thing.’ ”

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Lady Mounts sink Cocalico

Ephrata senior swimmer Sydney Dundon couldn’t contain her excitement on the pool deck at the Ephrata Recreation Center. After all, it had been four years coming.

She and the Mountaineer girls team had finally defeated neighbor Cocalico, ending a five-year run for the Eagles in the annual Lancaster-Lebanon League rivalry meet.

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Palmyra Tops Ephrata

Folks might look at Wednesday’s final score of the Ephrata Holiday Tournament championship game and think Palmyra handily thumped the host Mounts in a 6344 victory. But the game was much closer than the score suggests.

Turning point: Following a first quarter that featured five lead changes, Palmyra (9-1) switched from a man-to-man defense to a 1-3-1 zone in the opening six minutes of the second quarter.

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Mounts Charge to Win

Charlie Fisher has been waiting all season for his team to play its best game.

Tuesday night, that wait ended when the Ephrata boys basketball team outlasted visiting Lampeter- Strasburg, 61-49, in a pivotal Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two showdown.

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Ephrata Boys Off to Hot Start

Like many sophomores might experience in their first minutes at this level of boys basketball, Ephrata point guard Dilyn Becker had trouble handling the pace of a varsity game around this time a year ago.

“I remember the first time I played varsity, I’m like, ‘There’s so many people here and so many things going on at once — I need to calm down,’” Becker said.

He didn’t know it at the time, but the man from whom Becker was taking instruction, then first-year head coach Charlie Fisher, felt about the same.

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