• Dane Burkholder (left) of Ephrata is greeted by his wife Jamie after completing the IRONMAN Lake Placid this past weekend.
    He is IRONMAN: Ephrata man conquers Lake Placid triathlon

    Imagine waking up early, swimming the Cocalico Creek from Ephrata to Denver, hopping on a bike to Philadelphia and back before completing your day by running to Columbia. Sound like fun? Well for one Ephrata man, it...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Adamstown team members examine the hardware after winning the 2014 Lancaster County Swimming Championships Saturday at Manheim Pool. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Adamstown repeats as summer swim champs

    It’s hard to do something so spectacular as winning a league title once, and it’s even tougher to follow up and repeat that feat. A year ago, Adamstown climbed to the top of the Lancaster County mountain...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Pitcher Seth Griffith (left) and Brady Sipe celebrate with their trophy moments after the Post 429ers clinched their fourth-straight District 10 League title last Thursday at Penn Manor. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Post 429 sweeps Penn Manor to win fourth-straight league title

    Ephrata legion Coach Derek Sipe said it best when he was asked to describe the feat his team pulled off over the final 24 hours of the District 10 American Legion playoffs last Thursday night at Penn...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ethan Sipe (18) dusts himself off after swiping second base during the Region Four American Legion Tournament against Glen Rock Sunday night in Fredericksburg. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Ephrata bows out of Regionals

    Ephrata didn’t have an answer for Red Land Monday in an elimination game at the Region Four American Legion Tournament at Fredericksburg. Offensively, the Ephrata bats were stifled by Red Land pitcher Kyle Searfoss, who struck out...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata's Gavilan Fogarty-Harnish delivers the pitch during Saturday's 5-3 opening-round victory over Lancaster.
    Blame it on the rain …

      The District 10 American Legion Tournament has turned into a bit of a quagmire, both figuratively and literally. With rain and wet fields washing out action on Monday and Tuesday in Ephrata, and a champion needing...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Pictured are Daryl Weaver (left) and Brooke Magni, the overall Male and Female champions of the Ephrata Firecracker Run. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Weaver, Magni earn Firecracker titles

    Daryl Weaver got off to the start he wanted Friday in the rain at the 37th annual Ephrata Firecracker Run. The 41-year-old Lititz resident jumped to the lead right from the gates, and built on it as...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Runners look to have a blast on new Firecracker course

    It certainly isn’t your father’s Firecracker, but there is plenty of excitement heading into this year’s 37th annual race, which for the first time, will start and end in Thomas Grater Park. The annual Fourth of July...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • This & That

    With construction set to begin any day now, thought it would be good to take a look at the football schedule for the fall. The first thing I noticed is Cocalico will help Ephrata break in its...

    • Posted June 18, 2014
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  • The Elite 98 soccer team will be competing in the National President's Cup to be held in Greenville, S.C. in July. The members of the team include (front row, left to right) Ellis Vogt, Daniel Bewersdorff, Ben Coryell, Ethan Price, Nigel Gillespie, Seth Truempy, Joe Stipe and Ethan Gingrich; (back, l-r) Scott Gillespie, Frank Bewersdorff, Gabe Sensenig, Angel Castillo, Shade Forman, Reed Rummel, Josh Myers, Jacob Beard, Alex Lalovic, Dylan Zerphey, Ryan Sheaffer, Tim Jefferson, Jeff Truempy and Dave Coryell.
    Local soccer team one of four vying for national title

    What started from a simple breakfast meeting just two short years ago now has a local soccer team on the brink of a possible national title. LYSC Elite 98, a U-15 boys soccer team comprised mostly of...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • Tyler Trettin (in blue) is surrounded by his wife Erin and friends who wore T-shirts to support him at the CrossFit Regionals competition.
    Trettin places 30th at CrossFit Regionals

    Owning your own gym has its advantages. And for Tyler Trettin, co-owner of Ephrata Fitness/CrossFit Ephrata, it enabled him to take his own workouts to a rather insane level. Recently, the former All-American football player from Bloomsburg...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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