Monday, January 22, 2018
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Eagles cruise past Mounts

They filled the purple bleachers at Ephrata Middle School on Wednesday evening, waves of white-clad Mountaineer Maniacs alongside dozens of fans and parents, ready to roar after the home team’s opening weekend.

But the Maniacs and fans waited and watched as visiting Cocalico to command in the first half, pulling away early for a 54-29 nonleague girls’ basketball victory.

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Lady Mounts take Fleetwood Tourney

Ephrata girls Coach Mike Garman has seen just about everything in his years on the sidelines.

However, Saturday’s Fleetwood Tournament title game between his Lady Mounts and the host Tigers may just take the cake for one of the more crazier finishes to one of his games.

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Mounts advance in CPIHL Playoffs

Trevor Seibel scored five goals, including the eventual game-winner at 7:31 of the third period, as Ephrata overcame a two-goal deficit and beat Lampeter-Strasburg, 6-5, in the CPIHL Tier 2 playoffs Wednesday night at Lancaster Ice Rink.
The No. 8 Mounts advance to face Red Land in the next round of the consolation bracket on Friday, while the fith-seeded Pioneers are eliminated. Red Land beat Palmyra 5-2 on Wednesday.
Joshua Buohl recorded a goal and three assists and Steven Zuziak had two assists for Ephrata. Nicholas Mummau and Kyle Martin each had a goal and an assist for L-S.
The Mounts play Red Land on Friday night at 7:00.

Tornado outlast Mounts

Facing the same situation, McCaskey coach Brian McCloud and Ephrata coach Mike Garman would likely tell you the same thing.
When it comes to coaching a young girls' basketball team, the thing that makes it exhilarating is, at times, the same thing that makes it exhausting.
"They're fun to coach," McCloud said of a Red Tornado roster littered with underclassmen. "But they can also give you a heart attack. You've just got to understand they're young and they make young-people mistakes."

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Elco outlasts Mounts

Ephrata's girls' basketball coach attributed it to post-championship hangover.
It caused the Mounts to struggle through three sluggish, offensively-challenged quarters and then a fourth-quarter collapse, as gutsy Elco eased to a 35-26 win in the Lancaster-Lebanon League quarterfinal playoffs at Ephrata Middle School Tuesday.

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