• Members of the 1990 Ephrata Elks team and brother Austin look on as Kierstin Deamer throws out the first pitch during Saturday night’s Region Four game between Ephrata and Northeastern. Aus¬tin’s and Kierstin’s father Nate was a member of the ‘90 team who tragically passed away. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    25 years later, ‘90 Elks squad still the best

    It started Friday evening with an alumni game and reunion dinner. The Ephrata Elks American Legion baseball team from 1990, the only Lancaster County team to ever play in the National Legion Tournament, had gathered to play,...

    • Posted July 22, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Coy Schwanger (center) signals the “safe” sign, and the umpire agrees during last Wednes¬day’s semifinals vs. Lititz. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Merlins fall to Manheim in U-10 title game

      Manheim VFW remained unbeaten last Wednesday night in league tournament play at Manetas Field in Denver to capture the U-10 Section One title in a battle of the regular season’s top two teams. Manheim (23-5) broke...

    • Posted July 8, 2015
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  • Ryan Bromirski of the Ephrata Merlins scores a run in the U-10 playoffs
vs. Manheim Township last Wednesday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Merlins down Mountville, advance in U-10 Tourney

      R egular season Division Champions Ephrata and Mountville squared off Monday evening at Manetas Field in Denver in the loser’s bracket semi-final of the Lancaster County Youth Baseball U-10 Playoff Tournament. When the dust settled, the...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Jess Gockley, a lung cancer survivor, has become a successful ultra-marathoner.
    In biggest race of her life, Gockley laces up running shoes

      Jessica Gockley lined up with 40 competitors to take on the 64-mile trail course at Trail’s End State Park near Williamsport on May 30. Running and climbing on grassy trails, fire roads, rocks and logged trails,...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Members of the Ephrata 10U softball team which captured the Lancaster County Girls Softball League playoff crown included (front row, left to right) Makenna Gehman, Cassidy Buckwalter, Kaliana Auchey, Juliana Mead, and Mallory Kline; (middle, l-r) Arianna Gehman, Shayla Boyer, Mady Willis, Adrienne Maier, Kamryn Andes, Alyssa Weaver, Kailey Byers, and coach Tanya Weaver; (back, l-r) coaches Brent Andes and Eric Weaver.
     Gold plus purple equals league champions

      Girls from the two Ephrata 10U teams combined on June 6 at Ambucs Field in Lititz to win the Lancaster County Girls’ Softball League end-of-season double elimination tournament. Nine of the players came from the Ephrata...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Veteran modified softball player Skip Buohl follows through while delivering a third inning pitch for his Ephrata team at Willow Street’s Garrett Field. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Still winning after all these years

    The fact that the Good’s Disposal softball team in the Lanco Senior Modified League defeated Elizabethtown for its first win of the season May 26 wasn’t necessarily a big news story. How they achieved that feat, however,...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Cocalico players react to losing a key point during Saturday’s State Quarterfinal match-up with Saegertown. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Eagles’ State run comes to a close

    WINGATE&tstr;For the first time in 25 years, the Cocalico boy’s volleyball team reached the rarified air of the PIAA State Quarterfinals Saturday at Bald Eagle High School in Wingate. Unfortunately, the successful run came to an end...

    • Posted June 3, 2015
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    Scholarship strikes gold

    In 50th year, Hibshman fund has given EHS students more than $23 million Ephrata National Bank President Aaron Groff was the final presenter at last Wednesday’s Awards Ceremony. The seniors, along with family and friends, had gathered...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s Dylan Sattazhan (40) puts the Eagles ahead 11-9 in a see-saw battle for control of the third game in Districts against Brandywine Heights at the Hempfield gymnasium on Monday night. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Eagles top the Bullets to earn PIAA berth

      The Cocalico boys volleyball team is on its way to States. With their 3-0 win (25-16, 25-16, 25-19) over Brandywine Heights on Monday night in the District Three Double-A quarterfinals at Hempfield High School in Landisville,...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • Cocalico’s John Waskowicz spikes the ball past a Hempfield blocker in the L-L finals last Thursday. (Photo by Denise Mitchell)
     Eagles fall to Hempfield in L-L League title match

      The Cocalico Boys’ volleyball team ran into perennial power Hempfield in the Lancaster-Lebanon League championship match last Wednesday and fell 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-23) at Manheim Township High School. The Eagles were making their first appearance...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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