• Ephrata’s Annie Slovak (right) tries to gain possession of the ball around the fallen Dallastown defender Tuesday night in the first round of Districts. Slovak scored a hat trick to lead Ephrata to a 6-0 win. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Dominant effort: Lady Mounts rip Dallastown to advance to District quarterfinals

    It isn’t often that an early defensive play can be a critical turning point in a 6-0 soccer game. But that was the case in the Ephrata girls soccer team’s District Three opener Tuesday night on their...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Zamrin claims third-straight L-L gold while Foster, Kreider finish in top three

    Even though she was still 30 yards away from the finish line, a smile started to creep across the face of Cocalico senior Jamie Zamrin. She knew she was about to win her third-straight Lancaster-Lebanon League Girls’...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Survivor: Chamber’s featured speaker shares day of horror in Boston

    All 110 chairs were turned toward the stage as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory was introduced as the featured speaker at the biennial fall dinner of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce Oct. 5. Held at...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Members of the Ephrata girls soccer team celebrate after defeating Manheim Central Saturday to clinch the Section Two title. Photo by Kirk Niedermyer
    Section Champs! Ephrata girls clinch title with win over Manheim Central

    The Manheim Central girls’ soccer team needed a win Saturday morning at Ephrata if their hopes of a Section Two championship were to stay alive. The Lady Barons (9-3 league, 10-5 overall) came into the match two...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Annie Slovak (right) fends off a Garden Spot defender during Tuesday’s Lady Mount victory. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    EHS girls rolling on

    Lady Mounts knock off GS to remain unbeaten in section play The Ephrata girls soccer team continues to roll on. Five different Ephrata players scored goals in Tuesday night’s 5-0 win over Garden Spot on WellSpan Field...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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    Boston Marathon bombing survivor is chamber speaker

    Boston marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory will be the keynote speaker at the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce’s Biennial Fall Dinner Oct. 5. Gregory, now 30, is one of 17 leg amputees which resulted from the terrorist...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Harold “Bingy” Bingeman (center) with wife Nancy on right, is presented the Neale Bechtel award by a Reading Fightin Phils staff member on Saturday, August 26. Photos courtesy of Reading Fightin’ Phils
    Bingeman receives ‘well-deserved’ honor from Fightin’ Phils

    The Reading Fightin’ Phils surprised Ephrata Borough resident Harold (Bingy) Bingeman with the club’s fourth annual Neale Bechtel award before the Fightins’ game on Saturday, August 26. The award is presented each year to the game staff...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Nolan Hesko, seen here during action last season, leads the Eagles with an average of 79.3 strokes per round
    Eagle golfers remain unbeaten in section

    Tight fairways, slick greens and an unusual self-imposed penalty conspired to knock the Cocalico golf team from the ranks of the unbeaten Monday afternoon at Meadia Heights Golf Course in Lancaster. The Eagles did surrender a tie,...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • The Penn Legacy soccer team, which features local players Logan Bitner, Aaron Weitzel and Brandon Yang, poses for a photo on the pitch in Real Madrid’s Stadium in Spain during their recent trip.
    Three local soccer players, club team make trip to Spain

    While American Legion baseball players had their sights set on the World Series in Shelby, North Carolina, and Little Leaguers hoped to play in South Williamsport, three local teens made their “Holy Grail” trip to Madrid, Spain....

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  •  One final celebration for State champion legion squad

      Fourteen members of the State Champion Post 429 American Legion baseball team sat on the stage of the Ephrata American Legion ballroom at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. It was an opportunity for the players and...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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