• Ephrata’s Darren Schlemm comes up for air during the Lititz Springs Invitational this past Saturday. (Photo by Cathy Chapis)
    Tidal Waves third, Denver fifth at Lititz Springs Invitational

    The Ephrata Tidal Waves earned a third-place finish at the Lititz Springs Invitational to lead all local teams that participated. Ephrata finished with 1,190 points to place third behind only champion Lititz Springs (1,566½) and runner-up Skyline...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Ryan Bromirski delivers the pitch. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Dragons eliminated in LNP Qualifying Series

    The Ephrata Dragons’ U-12 team pushed the Strasburg-Willow Street Cardinals to the brink Tuesday evening at Ephrata Township Field. The Cards needed a two out, two-run double from third baseman Braden Adams in the top of the...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Pitcher Austin Lowery and his Ephrata Chrysler teammates will be looking to win their fifth District 10 title in six years. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Ephrata gains top seed as playoffs begin Thursday

    The Ephrata Chryslers Post 429 American Legion team has clinched the top seed in the upcoming District 10 Playoffs. The Chryslers, who were scheduled to close out the regular season Tuesday night at home vs. Conestoga Valley,...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Adam Harriger (front) begins to pull away from three-time champ Daryl Weaver as he makes the turn onto the Ephrata Rail Trail. Harriger went on to win his first Firecracker title Monday with a winning time of 27:00.1, Photo by Stan Hall.
    Harriger, Wirfel claim first ‘Cracker crowns

    Adam Harriger is an accomplished runner with Ephrata ties. However, until Monday, he had never competed in the Ephrata Firecracker Run. Well, the 22-year-old Chambersburg native certainly made the most of his initial appearance in the race....

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • 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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