• 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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  • Pat and Joe Ward estimate they’ve played the Foxchase golf course at least 250 times apiece. (Photo by Dick Wanner)
     Golf marathon benefits Fight On Foundation

      Dennis and Betty Ward raised an unusual set of twins. Unusual, because they were born 10 years apart. Joe, who’s a little bit grayer and, at 5-foot-5, half-an-inch taller than his younger-by-a-decade self, is a 1991...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Ephrata Merlins’ starting pitcher Trent Wolf prepares to fire a pitch to Manheim Township in the first inning of Monday night’s playoff game. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Merlins fall to Township in LCYB 10U playoffs

      Ephrata drops into loser’s bracket The Ephrata Merlins dropped out of the winner’s bracket Monday night in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball’s 10U Section One double-elimination playoffs at Froelich Park in Mountville. The third-seeded Merlins (14-4...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Brandon Miller made his first professional start in the Seattle Mariners system last Sunday, taking the loss for the Everett AquaSox in a 7-3 defeat to the Tri-City Dust Devils. (Photo courtesy of the Everett AquaSox)
     Miller suffers loss in first start with AquaSox

      In many ways, Brandon Miller’s first professional start last Sunday night was like just any other. Making his pitching debut for the Everett AquaSox, the Class A Short Season affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, the Ephrata...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Ephrata swimmer Cole Freeman completes the butterfly leg in the 100-meter Individual Medley last Saturday at the Woodridge Swim Classic. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
     Tidal Waves finish third at Woodridge Classic

      The Ephrata Tidal Waves earned a third-place finish at the Woodridge Swim Classic with 225 points, not far behind runner-up New Holland, which finished with 259 points. Overlook crowned four individual champions and won the team...

    • 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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