• Ryan Bromirski of the Ephrata Merlins scores a run in the U-10 playoffs
vs. Manheim Township last Wednesday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Merlins down Mountville, advance in U-10 Tourney

      R egular season Division Champions Ephrata and Mountville squared off Monday evening at Manetas Field in Denver in the loser’s bracket semi-final of the Lancaster County Youth Baseball U-10 Playoff Tournament. When the dust settled, the...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Ephrata High School graduate Brandon Miller, who will be a junior
at Millersville University next fall, has impressed this summer in the
Cape Cod League. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Miller shining in Cape Cod League

    Brandon Miller and Jim McDade are making the most of an opportunity. What started as temporary contracts and a 10-day stay in the country’s most competitive and highly-regarded summer league may turn out to be a life-changing...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Ephrata’s Andre Good (right) scores a run against Daniel Boone Friday night during the Ephrata Tournament
held at War Memorial. (Photo by Stan Hall)
     Late HR dooms Ephrata in tournament semifinals

      Bordentown’s Jason Applegate was looking dead red when he came to the plate with one out in the top of the seventh of Sunday’s Ephrata Tournament semifinals. The Villanova-bound star got what he was looking for...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Brenden Molchany of the Ephra¬ta Dragons delivers vs. the War¬wick Phillies Friday night. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Warwick downs Ephrata in 2-1 duel

    A t the time it looked as if Friday’s 12U showdown in Lititz was going to be a precursor to what lies ahead. The game didn’t mean much as far as the standings were concerned. But with...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Avery Bitner of the Ephrata Tidal Waves helped her team to a third-place finish at the Ephrata Relays this past Saturday. (Photo by Mike Shull)
     Tidal Waves place third at own Relays

    Ephrata Tidal Wave swimmers accounted for seven golds and 1,628 combined points to place third overall at the annual Ephrata Relays held at Ephrata Community Pool Saturday. Lancaster League power Woodridge captured the overall team title with...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Dillon Good of the Ephrata Chrys¬lers rips a drive during a recent game. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Chryslers break out bats in three wins

      Despite it’s shiny record, the Ephrata Chryslers’ Post 429 legion team has been a little rusty at the plate this season. However, this past week, the Chryslers won three-straight games, mostly because of their bats. Last...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • Jess Gockley, a lung cancer survivor, has become a successful ultra-marathoner.
    In biggest race of her life, Gockley laces up running shoes

      Jessica Gockley lined up with 40 competitors to take on the 64-mile trail course at Trail’s End State Park near Williamsport on May 30. Running and climbing on grassy trails, fire roads, rocks and logged trails,...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  •  Merlins nail down top seed in the LCYBL 10U Tourney

      To secure the number one seed in the LCYBL 10U Tournament, the Ephrata Merlins needed to get past Manheim Township on Monday night. And the Merlins would not be denied. In a well-played game by both...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Members of the Ephrata 10U softball team which captured the Lancaster County Girls Softball League playoff crown included (front row, left to right) Makenna Gehman, Cassidy Buckwalter, Kaliana Auchey, Juliana Mead, and Mallory Kline; (middle, l-r) Arianna Gehman, Shayla Boyer, Mady Willis, Adrienne Maier, Kamryn Andes, Alyssa Weaver, Kailey Byers, and coach Tanya Weaver; (back, l-r) coaches Brent Andes and Eric Weaver.
     Gold plus purple equals league champions

      Girls from the two Ephrata 10U teams combined on June 6 at Ambucs Field in Lititz to win the Lancaster County Girls’ Softball League end-of-season double elimination tournament. Nine of the players came from the Ephrata...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Veteran modified softball player Skip Buohl follows through while delivering a third inning pitch for his Ephrata team at Willow Street’s Garrett Field. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Still winning after all these years

    The fact that the Good’s Disposal softball team in the Lanco Senior Modified League defeated Elizabethtown for its first win of the season May 26 wasn’t necessarily a big news story. How they achieved that feat, however,...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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