• Chase Weik started in all 28 games for the Ephrata baseball team this spring, batting .271 with 15 RBI’s. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Weik to play baseball at Frostburg State

      Ephrata High School third baseman Chase Weik always knew what he wanted to play baseball in college. It was just a matter of finding a school that offered his major, “Wildlife and Fisheries,” and a chance...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nate Fassnacht (left) watches the ball sail off his bat during Tuesday’s District 10 legion game vs. Lancaster. Fassnacht circled the bases on the play for a two-run, inside-the-park home run. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Chryslers cruise past Lancaster in home opener

      With several of its recent graduates off at Senior Week, the Ephrata Post 429 American Legion team used a mixed-and-matched lineup Tuesday in its home opener vs. Lancaster. But it was business as usual for the...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  •  Firecracker course to remain same as last year

      According to Ephrata Firecracker Run Race Director Merv Witmer, the course for this year’s 39th edition will remain the same as last year’s. On Monday, July 4, beginning at 8 a.m., runners will convene on Thomas...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Brandon Miller, shown pitching for Millersville University this past season, was selected by Seattle in the sixth round of the MLB draft last Friday. (Photo courtesy of Millersville Athletics)
    Miller’s a Mariner

    Former EHS and ‘Ville pitcher selected in sixth round of MLB draft by Seattle Brandon Miller admittedly, was on pins and needles last Friday afternoon. After watching six of his Cape Cod League teammates from last summer...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Kay Liebl, shown here during the L-L League championships, capped off her high school career with an eighth-place medal at States in the long jump. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Liebl closes career on podium, placed eighth at States in long jump

    Face it, Kay Liebl had a successful high school athletic career at Ephrata. The recent EHS graduate helped her Ephrata girls soccer team make a run to States two years ago. This past winter, she helped lead...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Farlow (right) drills a shot during the District Tournament vs. Governor Mifflin. Last Wednesday, Farlow closed out his EHS career as the Mounts were eliminated by Penn Trafford in the first round of States. Photo by Mike Shull.
    Mounts’ amazing run comes to an end in State opener

    The greatest season in Ephrata boys volleyball history came to an end last Wednesday in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA Tournament at Greater Latrobe High School in Latrobe. Facing District Seven champion Penn Trafford...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata players congratulate Dillon Good (without hat) after his home run to deep left in the third inning of Thursday’s 7-4 win over Governor Mifflin in the District finals at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    History in the making: Mounts down Mifflin to earn first District crown

    Ephrata High School graduated its senior class last Thursday night at War Memorial Field. A few hours before that, a group of nine of them along with the rest of their Mountaineer teammates, first made a little...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the State 3,200 meter run Saturday at Shippensburg University. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Lefever claims sixth place in State 3,200

    By Todd Ruth Admittedly, Ephrata’s Zach Lefever was feeling huge nerves heading into his debut in the 3,200 at the State Track Meet Saturday in Shippensburg. But in the end, he looked like a seasoned vet. The...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Cocalico’s Emily Stauffer heaves the shot put during her gold medal performance at States. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Golden finale

     Stauffer completes career by winning State shot put title Emily Stauffer has finally reached the top of the mountain. The Cocalico senior who has been among the top throwers in the state for her entire high school career,...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Zach Lefever cruises along during the District 3,200 meter run on Friday. Lefever broke the school record on his way to a silver-medal performance. Photo by Preston Whitcraft.
    Lefever, Njenga come on strong

    Lead EHS contingent of seven to qualify for States Ephrata athletes saved their best for last at the District Three Track Meet at Shippensburg University on Day One Friday. Senior jumper Mark Njenga, on his final attempt...

    • Posted May 25, 2016
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