• Ephrata’s American Legion team hoists the District 10 League trophy last summer. Next summer, they will host the State Legion Tournament at War Memorial Field.
    It’s ‘go time’ for State Legion Tournament preparation

    As reported in this publication in July, the Ephrata Legion baseball team will host the 2017 State Legion Tournament next summer. Preparations for this tremendous undertaking have now begun for the July 25-29 competition and the Post...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • World War II veteran Dick Hershey is shown with Joey III, his shih-tzu. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    92-year-old veteran recalls WWII officer program

    For World War II Veteran Dick Hershey, Veterans Day and Washington’s birthday both have special meaning to him. The 92-year-old Hershey grew up in Manheim, but for the past year, has lived in Ephrata at Keystone Villa...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s A.J. Morales (14) controls the ball in front of teammate Aaron Cummings (10) during Saturday’s District Quarterfinal match vs. Hempfield. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Mounts’ season ends in District Quarters

    Top-seeded Hempfield beats Ephrata for second time in two weeks Ephrata’s 15-win boys soccer season came to an end Saturday night on Kruis Field at Manheim Township High School in Neffsville. The ninth ranked Mounts (15-5-1) fell...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Morgan Dunn (13) reacts with the rest of her teammates react after clinching the Section Three title last Thursday. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico torches Blazers, claims Section Three title

    For the second time in three years, the Cocalico girls’ volleyball team is the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Three champion. The Lady Eagles (10-1 Section, 12-3 overall) broke a tie with Lancaster Mennonite (9-2, 11-6) by scores of...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Ephrata National Bank is one of three local C. Emlen Urban designs featured in the upcoming tour of historic places. Photo courtesy of Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley.
    Urban still has an impact in Ephrata

    Tour of historic places set for Oct. 2 When you drive through the Borough of Ephrata, you will see buildings that were designed by C. Emlen Urban. Three of those properties will be highlighted Saturday, Oct. 22,...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Madi Flatt (19) dinks the ball over the out-stretched hands of Blazer defender Heather Beiler (24) in tuesday’s match at Lancaster Mennonite. Photo by Mike Shull
    Blazers in a barnburner: LMH ties Lady Eagles for section lead with win

    The final run was only two points, but it was enough to close out the fifth set Tuesday as host Lancaster Mennonite nipped Cocalico 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14, and 16-14) to pull into a tie for...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Faith Dalavai hits a return during a recent match. Photo by Stan Hall
    EHS girls earn fifth win, continue to grow

    Two years ago, the Ephrata girl’s tennis team had seven members (when healthy) and didn’t win a dual match all season. Last year’s one-win team didn’t look much better on paper, numbers-wise, but started to gain traction...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • McCaskey’s Nate Henderson (front left) and Zach Lefever (far right) of Ephrata lead the pack around a turn during Tuesday’s showdown at CV. Photo by Stan Hall
    Henderson claims Round One, Ephrata girls remain perfect

    The varsity boys and girls cross country teams from Ephrata, Hempfield, McCaskey and Conestoga Valley braved Tuesday afternoon’s 88 degree brilliant sunshine for three miles on the parched grass in Witmer. When the dust settled, the Ephrata...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Chris Muraco (17) wins the headball in front of the net during Tuesday’s 1-1 tie vs. Cedar Crest. Photo by Stan Hall
    Eagles, Cedar Crest settle for 1-1 draw

    Cocalico welcomed Cedar Crest to Section Two of the Lancaster-Lebanon League for the first time Tuesday afternoon at Talon Field in Denver. The Eagles boys soccer team held the Falcons to a 1-1 tie on the sunny,...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Nick Lucky of Cocalico represented Ohio Valley at the USA Baseball 17-U National Identification Series held in Cary, North Carolina.
    Lucky and Good: Cocalico shortstop vies for National team

    Cocalico junior shortstop Nick Lucky was one of 256 baseball players competing for 12 spots on USA Baseball’s 17-and-under National team from August 18-21 in Cary, North Carolina. The 16-year-old Lucky now waits for the announcement, the...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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