Monday, January 22, 2018
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Section Champs!


With so much to gain, some things, Hannah Reimel admitted, got lost.
 
"Both teams fought really hard and we both wanted it really bad," Ephrata's senior guard said of Friday night's playoff for the L-L League Section Two girls' basketball title against backyard rival Cocalico.
 

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Ephrata vs Cocalico for Title


The Lancaster-Lebanon League regular season ended in girls' basketball Tuesday night, but one thing is still unsettled.
 
The Section Two title.
 
Entering the night tied for the section lead, Cocalico (13-3 L-L, 17-4 overall) and Ephrata (13-3, 17-5) both won to force a one-game, winner-takes-all playoff for the Section Two crown Friday at 7 p.m. at Garden Spot.
 

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Flexible Cocalico outmaneuvers Ephrata


Flexibility is a huge asset for swimmers.
 
Not just in their physical makeup, but in their ability to master more than one stroke.
 
The Cocalico girls' team is blessed with a quartet of standouts, and head coach Matt Woods deployed them perfectly in Tuesday's 97-73 triumph over rival Ephrata in a Section Two swim meet at the Ephrata Rec Center.
 

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Ephrata Earns Cheers in Win over Cocalico


It was by far the biggest crowd Sarah Haddon and her teammates had ever had at one of their girls' basketball games.
 
Problem was ...
 
"It was mostly (Cocalico's) crowd," Ephrata's senior forward said Friday night. "It was mostly their student section. So we all said, 'Let's just go out there and pretend they're cheering for us.' "
 

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Ephrata tops Elizabethtown


The last time Ephrata's girls' basketball team walked off the court, morale was anything but high -- the Mountaineers having been manhandled by Lampeter-Strasburg, 59-36, in the championship game of their own holiday tournament last Friday.
 
Wednesday was about making amends.
 

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