• Ephrata’s Dagen Young dives for a ball during a recent game held at Reading’s First Energy Stadium. Young and the Chryslers will begin post-season play this week. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Chryslers clicking on all cylinders heading to playoffs

    Carry 11-game win streak into the post-season   After the District 10 American Legion League folded following last season, the Ephrata Chryslers were fortunate enough to join the Lebanon County League this year. And while there has...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will bowl on the PBA Tour.
    Vanderwende to take on the PBA

    Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will turn 20 years old in August. Before reaching that milestone, the former Mount will bowl in his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event at Colony Park North Lanes...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Zach Lefever and female champion Sam Shields get together following the race. Shields, from Lititz, is a teammate of Lefever’s at the University of Pittsburgh. Photos by Dick Wanner
    Can’t catch ‘Le-Fever’

    Ephrata grad breezes to second Firecracker title; Lititz’s Shields takes women’s crown     The last time Zach Lefever won the Ephrata Firecracker Run, which was his first title, the Ephrata High School graduate barely had enough...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Zac McGillan delivers a pitch against Downingtown Friday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata repeats as champions of the ‘Clash’

    After dropping a pair of one-run games in league play late last week, the Ephrata Chryslers American Legion team found its groove once again this past weekend. Hosting some of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic for...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Jack Martin earned four individual wins Saturday at the Lititz Springs Invitational, including the boys’ 9-10 25 butterfly shown above. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Waves place second at Lititz Invitational

    Denver earns fifth place The Ephrata Tidal Waves and Denver Sharks were among the eight swim teams to compete at the annual Lititz Springs Invitational held this past Saturday at Lititz Springs Pool. The Tidal Waves led...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • This photo is from a warm-up tournament played in New Jersey where Pennsylvania JV All-Stars defeated New York and Colorado to win the tournament. Pictured (from left to right): Berks HS Head Coach/PA JV All-State Head Coach Greg Stelluti, Aiden Pavlek, Zak Elgogari, James Stelluti, Oliver McQuade and Turk Baum. Missing from the picture Seth Kramlich, Jacob Humphrey, and Matt Fernandez.
    Three Cocalico HS players earn All-State Rugby honors

    Three Cocalico High School players are among eight local players to make the USA Rugby High School All American team. Three Cocalico High School incoming sophomores, Turk Baum, Aiden Pavlek and Jacob Humphrey made the Pennsylvania All-State...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • Only three weeks after winning State gold, Ephrata’s Tyler Shue took home the National championship in the 800-meter run last Saturday, turning in a personal-best time of 1:50.39 in Greensboro, N.C
    Shue shine: From State gold to National 800-meter champion

          Down the home stretch of the 800-meter run last Saturday, Tyler Shue had plenty of motivation. A rising senior at Ephrata, Shue was being chased for the lead by a pack of hungry competitors....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Jacob Breece (left) and Alejandro Echavarria battled for middle-of-the-pack bragging rights at the fifth annual Running the Rails event Saturday, June 8, which began at the Dick Winters Memorial on the Ephrata portion of the Warwick to Ephrata rail trail. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fifth annual Run the Rails draws 163 competitors to WERT

      John Connolly grew up in farm country in his native Ireland, which is one reason he and his wife, Carolyn, leave their Philadelphia home to visit Lancaster County. Another reason is the Warwick to Ephrata rail...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Cali Burkholder emerges from the water while competing in the breaststroke leg of the girls 9-10 year-old 100 I.M. last Saturday at the Woodridge Classic. She went on to place fourth in 1:34.51. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Tidal Waves place second at Woodridge Classic

      Kauri Parsons and Jack Martin each won two individual gold medals and the Ephrata swimmers took second place with 320 team points at last Saturday’s annual Woodridge Classic in Lititz. Skyline finished with 399 1/2 points...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Ephrata native Whitey Von Nieda in his Tri-Cities Blackhawks uniform. Photo courtesy of NBA Legends
    Eldest statesman: Ephrata’s Von Nieda now the NBA’s oldest alum

    Last week Ephrata native Stan “Whitey” Von Nieda, 97, became the oldest living alum of the National Basketball Association. With the passing of then eldest Billy Gabor, also 97, who died after a brief battle with pneumonia,...

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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