•  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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  • Jon Gehr assembles wind locks for drywall. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Autism Unit at EARS sees growth and changes

    Two years after opening Lancaster County’s first adult services unit, specifically for consumers diagnosed with autism, Ephrata Area Rehab Services (EARS) finds itself at a crossroads. The program has doubled in size from 13 to 26 clients...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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  • Ephrata's Ryan Bromirski (right) looks back after crossing the plate in the first inning of Friday’s final. Penn Manor catcher Hunter Sipel is at left. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Dragons hoist 12U LNP trophy

    Edge Penn Manor 3-2 in finals to win County title The Chinese Zodiac Calendar doesn’t call for the year of the Dragon until 2024. But the Ephrata 12U baseball players were a little impatient for that traditional...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Ephrata edges Lititz in legion baseball, awaits league playoffs

    Lititz Post 56 coach Glen Martin was forced into the high-risk, high-reward decision to draw in his infielders with hopes of getting a force out at the plate. The score was deadlocked at 3-3 with first place...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • The Ephrata High School bowling team competed at Nationals this past weekend. The members of the team include (front row, left to right): Coach Bryan Dissinger and Coach Sean Molchany. (Middle, l-r): Samantha Heindel, Jared Bigley and Logan Molchany. (Back, l-r): Lee Enck, Cameron Zwally, Nick Vanderwende and Davin Dissinger.
    Ephrata closes H.S. bowling season with trip to Nationals

    Bowling teams from Ephrata and Penn Manor plus individuals from Warwick and Elizabethtown represented Lancaster County and Pennsylvania extremely well this past weekend in Smyrna, Tennessee. The teams competed Saturday, while all individuals toed the lanes on...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • Photo by Missi Mortimer Ephrata’s Adam Schwartz (right) tries to avoid the tag from the Hopewell catcher at home plate in the championship game of the “Clash of the Titans” Tournament Sunday at War Memorial. Schwartz was ruled out on the play as Hopewell captured the title with a 2-0 victory over the Chryslers.
    Post 429 falls to Hopewell in finals of ‘Clash’ Tourney

    When a baseball championship is on the line, the difference between winning and losing can often come down to mistakes and capitalizing on opportunities. That was the case Sunday evening when the host Ephrata American Legion team...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • Ephrata legion pitcher Adam Schwartz (left) delivers against Lititz last Thursday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata legion squad putting it together early

    Knock off PM to improve to 5-1 in league play The Ephrata Post 429 American Legion baseball team is off and running in its quest to represent District 10 (Lancaster County) for the seventh consecutive year in...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Matt Woods (left) gives a high five to his swimmers after clinching the Section Two title last season. Woods recently stepped down after a successful run as head swimming coach at Cocalico
    Woods resigns after nine years of success

    When Matt Woods graduated from Cocalico High School in 2003, he played football, basketball and volleyball. Naturally, he was hired five years later to be a head coach……of the swim team. Actually, 2008 was not his first...

    • Posted June 7, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Bryce Shaffer fends off the BeBerks Catholic defender during Tuesday’s District playoff opener in Den Photo by Preston Whitcraftver.
    Survive and advance: Last-second goal paves way for Cocalico victory

      Cocalico captured a first-ever playoff win Tuesday night in a first round District Three Boys’ lacrosse game with Berks Catholic in Denver. If it is possible, the 8-7 final score was a bigger margin than it...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Cocalico’s Hannah Palm (center) clears the final hurdle on her way to winning the high hurdles in a time of 16.9 Monday vs. Garden Spot. Photo by Preston Whitcraft
    Cocalico track splits with Spartans on Senior Night

    The athletes fought the flag-straightening wind as the Cocalico boys and the Garden Spot girls captured track and field wins Monday afternoon on senior recognition day in Denver. In the boys competition the Eagles (4-2 league) outdistanced...

    • Posted May 3, 2017
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