• Presenting the big birthday cake are two of the party’s organizers, Jim Brown of Ephrata National Bank (left) and Dave Boland of The Groves. Photo by Stan Hall
    Ephrata celebrates 125th with party downtown

    Happy birthday, Ephrata. Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen and Ephrata Borough Council President Sue Rowe blew out the candles and they were immediately joined by more than 200 men, women and children with the singing of “Happy Birthday,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever, shown here during his silver-medal performance at Districts last season, is one of the top-ranked runners in the State.
    Ephrata runners have look of contenders again

    When the boys and girls of the Ephrata cross country teams hear the starter’s pistol for their first meet at Penn Manor on September 6, the rest of the league will be watching. For the boys, much...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Ephrata grad Brandon Miller’s (right) first manager in professional ball is Manheim Central product Rob Mummau (left), skipper for the Short-Season Single-A Everett Aquasox in the Northwest League.
    Wahl competes in Australia, injures knee in process

    When 2016 Cocalico graduate Stephanie Wahl qualified for the PIAA Track and Field meet, she received an invitation for the 28th annual Down Under Sports Tournament at Griffith University in Australia. She’s been there before…16 times in...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricki Bromirski (left) lays down the tag to get the Bears Blue runner at the plate during Friday’s LNP quarterfinal game at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Late Bears’ rally dooms Ephrata in LNP Tourney

    Ephrata was two innings away from pulling off the upset in Friday night’s quarterfinal round of the 71st LNP (formerly New Era) Tournament for 16-and-under players at Lancaster Clipper Magazine Stadium. The seventh-seeded Lions (7-7 regular season)...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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  • Ephrata lands 2017 PA American Legion Tourney

    While the Ephrata legion baseball team came up short in its attempt to land a slot in the 2016 Pennsylvania State Legion Tournament, the Post 429 squad has already qualified for the 2017 Tourney….with a stroke of...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Ryan Bromirski delivers the pitch. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Dragons eliminated in LNP Qualifying Series

    The Ephrata Dragons’ U-12 team pushed the Strasburg-Willow Street Cardinals to the brink Tuesday evening at Ephrata Township Field. The Cards needed a two out, two-run double from third baseman Braden Adams in the top of the...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Kameron Andes, Rylee Capwell, Averie Paparo, Jania Weist, Mallory Kline, Ali Zimmerman, Jordan Cilento and Macy Neff. (Back, l-r): Coach Sean Molchany, Allysa Weaver, Chloe Harting, Adrienne Maier, Coach Eric Zimmerman, Sydney Molchany, Maddie Fritz and Coach Randy Groff. Missing from photo were Hailie Dawson and Maddie Willis.
    Heartbreaking Defeat: Ephrata edged by PV in finals

    Proving the point that all you have to do is put the ball in play to have success, Pequea Valley’s Trinity Garver hit a ground ball to first base. She was forced at first, but turned in...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Lucky (7) rounds third and scores during Sunday’s Clash of the Titans Tournament final vs. Hopewell, N.J. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Chryslers’ engine stalls in finals.

    Hopewell, NJ captures Clash The Ephrata Chryslers reached Sunday’s final in the second annual “Clash of the Titans” American Legion Baseball Tournament they hosted at the War Memorial Field. The host team fell 7-3 to Hopewell, New...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata Merlins’ starting pitcher Trent Wolf prepares to fire a pitch to Manheim Township in the first inning of Monday night’s playoff game. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Merlins fall to Township in LCYB 10U playoffs

      Ephrata drops into loser’s bracket The Ephrata Merlins dropped out of the winner’s bracket Monday night in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball’s 10U Section One double-elimination playoffs at Froelich Park in Mountville. The third-seeded Merlins (14-4...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s senior libero Larry Rupp (left) completes the dig with teammates Spencer Linton (22), Nick Farlow and Alex Modrzecki (11) preparing for action during Monday’s 3-1 victory over Governor Mifflin. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts down Mifflin, advance to District semis

    Also punch ticket to States for first time In a season of firsts, the Ephrata Mounts qualified for the PIAA State Volleyball Tournament for the first time in program history on Monday night at Garden Spot High...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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