• Adamstown’s Zach Sherk swims the breaststroke at the Division One Swim Championships this past Saturday. (Photo by Cathy Chapis)
    Adamstown claims Division One crown

    A year ago, Adamstown swim team earned a first for the program when the Gators captured the Lancaster Summer League title. This past Saturday, Adamstown earned another first when the Gators edged fellow heavyweight Woodridge, 725-716½ in...

    • Posted July 23, 2014
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  • Ephrata pitcher Nate Fassnacht stares in for his sign during the Pride’s New Era semifinal game vs. Hempfield at Clipper Magazine Stadium. (Photo by Dwight Palm)
    Pride fall just short in New Era semifinals

    Two baseball players could play on the same field on different nights and have the exact opposite perspective on the field itself. Case in point, Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster, home of the Atlantic League’s Barnstormers. All...

    • Posted July 23, 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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  • Emily Cherrie of Adamstown swims to one of her two victories on the day at the Manheim Fast & Furious Meet.
    Adamstown, Ephrata finish one-two at Fast & Furious Meet

    Adamstown and Ephrata finished first and second respectively at the Manheim Fast & Furious Invitational held this past Saturday held at Veteran’s Memorial Park Pool in Manheim. The Gators captured the title with 565 points while the...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Pictured are the charter members of the new Ephrata Gridiron Club, which was formed to help restore pride to the Mounts’ football program both on the field and in the Ephrata community. The members include (seated, left to right): Dan Burkholder, Jansen Honberger, Dane Burkholder and Mike “Ivy” Boyer. (Back, l-r): Andy Fasnacht, Ephrata varsity Head Coach Scott Shelley, Dave Weidman, Dave Albright, Shane Mentzer, Dean Hoover and John Summers. Missing from photo are: Jeremy McCracken, Adrian Shelley and Matt Stradling.
    Ephrata football announces formation of Gridiron Club

    Although John Summers and Dane Burkholder are nearly 20 years apart in age, they are brothers, and although their day-to-day lives might be different, they think of themselves as family. What binds them together is simple –...

    • Posted July 16, 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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  • Mark Amway after his Firecracker win in 1991.
    What ever happened to … Mark Amway

    For this edition of “What Ever Happened To?” we travel outside the Ephrata area just a little when we feature Mark Amway, who is the all-time record holder for most wins (seven) in the 37-year history of...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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  • Runners
come down Main St. toward
the Ephrata Review building during the 37th Firecracker Run Friday. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Complete results from 37th Ephrata Firecracker Run

    EPHRATA FIRECRACKER RUN (Complete list of finishers) 1. Daryl Weaver            26:31.7 2. Samue l Wolde  26:57.4 3. Josh Pardoe            27:14.1 4. Harrison Schettler            27:16.5 5. Andrew Friesema            27:20.7 6. Nathaniel Pardoe27:26.4 7. Andrew Yoder  27:49.4 8. Ryan...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • Cocalico’s Seamus Finnegan (11) flips to teammate Brock Gingrich (32) against Warwick in the opening round of the New Era Tournament Monday at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Late SWS surge eliminates Eagles

    The Cocalico Eagles 12U team made a late valiant effort Tuesday in an elimination game in the New Era Tournament against SWS at Kunkle Field. Trailing 8-3 heading to the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles came...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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