• Anatomy of a transformation

    At 6 p.m. on Monday evening I drove on South State Street and on Main Street from Lincoln Avenue to Parkway in downtown Ephrata. The traffic and landscape was normal, but there were signs. Signs that something...

    • Posted September 25, 2019
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  • Deb DeHaven of Ephrata poses with her medals at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Champion-ships in Toronto, Canada July 18-21.
    No Sign of Slowing Down

    DeHaven enjoying competing, setting records on the world’s stage By day, Deborah DeHaven is a para-educator, providing learning support for children with special needs in the Ephrata School District. She also teaches seasonal classes at the Ephrata...

    • Posted August 22, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Annie Slovak in action during her junior season a year ago. Slovak will take her talents to Division One Liberty University next fall.
    Ephrata’s Slovak to play soccer at D-One Liberty

    Ephrata junior Annie Slovak missed most of the 2018 girls’ soccer run to the PIAA State Semifinals with a broken leg. At the time of the injury, she was the team’s leading goal scorer, catching the attention...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata pitcher Tanner McCracken delivers against Manheim in the LNP Tournament held at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer 
    Ephrata 14Us drops two in LNP Tourney

    The Ephrata 14U baseball team earned one of four spots in the 74th LNP (formerly New Era) Tournament last week at Kunkle Field in Mount Joy. Ephrata joined the Manheim Lions, Mountville Angels and Lititz VFW, with...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will bowl on the PBA Tour.
    Vanderwende to take on the PBA

    Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will turn 20 years old in August. Before reaching that milestone, the former Mount will bowl in his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event at Colony Park North Lanes...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Team USA’s Kevin Castillo takes a big rip during the team’s appearance at Steven’s Field Saturday. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Team USA swings through Stevens

    The Team USA mens softball team was on a plane Monday night from Newark, New Jersey to Prague in the Czech Republic, and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) World Tournament. They prepped for the WBSC stage...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Caden Keefer (6) tries to control the ball in front of the Hempfield defender during Tuesday’s L-L semifinal at Penn Manor. Photo by Missi Mortimer 
    Mounts battle Black Knights but fall 13-9 in semifinals

    The Ephrata boys’ lacrosse team was the home team on the scoreboard Tuesday afternoon at Comet Field in Millersville. They earned that designation by capturing the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two title. The Mounts were matched against Section...

    • Posted May 8, 2019
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  • Cocalico’s top player Danny Engle hits a return during a match earlier this season. Engle suffered his first singles loss of the season Tuesday in the Eagles’ 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Barons halt streak, forge tie with Eagles

    The last time the Cocalico boys’ tennis team lost a regular season match, it was March of 2017. That streak of 30 ended Tuesday afternoon in Manheim with a 5-2 loss to Manheim Central. In addition to...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Alyssa Fedorshak (center) competes against Elizabethtown Tuesday in the track opener. Photo by Melissa Rhoads
    Mounts hunt down Bears in dual meet sweep

        The 2018 Section Two girls’ track and field championship was decided when two undefeated teams (Ephrata and Elizabethtown) met on the last day of the regular season. The Lady Mounts prevailed 80-70 to capture their...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Cocalico athletes (left to right) Evan Kreider (Shippensburg), Rowan Lapi (Northwestern) and K.C. Miller (Wilmington) announced their college intentions during a ceremony at the high school Feb. 6. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Three Cocalico athletes make college commitments

    At 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, three Cocalico seniors put pen to paper, committing to further their education and athletic careers at an NCAA Division One or Two institution. More than 50 family, friends and Cocalico...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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