• Kameron Andes, Rylee Capwell, Averie Paparo, Jania Weist, Mallory Kline, Ali Zimmerman, Jordan Cilento and Macy Neff. (Back, l-r): Coach Sean Molchany, Allysa Weaver, Chloe Harting, Adrienne Maier, Coach Eric Zimmerman, Sydney Molchany, Maddie Fritz and Coach Randy Groff. Missing from photo were Hailie Dawson and Maddie Willis.
    Heartbreaking Defeat: Ephrata edged by PV in finals

    Proving the point that all you have to do is put the ball in play to have success, Pequea Valley’s Trinity Garver hit a ground ball to first base. She was forced at first, but turned in...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • Ephrata’s Nick Lucky (7) rounds third and scores during Sunday’s Clash of the Titans Tournament final vs. Hopewell, N.J. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Chryslers’ engine stalls in finals.

    Hopewell, NJ captures Clash The Ephrata Chryslers reached Sunday’s final in the second annual “Clash of the Titans” American Legion Baseball Tournament they hosted at the War Memorial Field. The host team fell 7-3 to Hopewell, New...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • 18 during a ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey. Surrounding Kauffman (second from left) in photo were (left to right): Chad Brubaker, who presented his former head coach with his award; Dave Gingrich, current Cocalico head coach; and Chris Laudenslager, a Cocalico assistant and another former player under Kauffman.
    Kauffman get call to PSFCA Hall

    It’s been more than 12 years since Phil Kauffman has been on the sideline as a head football coach. But on Saturday, June 18, the former Cocalico boss got a chance to re-acquaint himself with some of...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • 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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