• Eric Frees as he is today as an assistant coach at Ephrata.
    Whatever Happened To … Eric Frees

    This edition of “What Ever Happened To?” features one of the best football players to ever come out of Ephrata High school, Eric Frees. Frees, a 1988 graduate of Ephrata High School, played baseball and football while...

    • Posted June 11, 2014
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  • The Ephrata Firecracker Run has altered its course due to the upcoming turf field project at War Memorial Field.
    Field project alters Firecracker course

    The pending turf project at War Memorial Field not only has affected summer baseball played at the facility, but organizers of the Ephrata Firecracker Run have also been forced to make adjustments as the renovations are set...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Seth Griffith returns to deepen the pitching staff of the Ephrata Post 429 American Legion squad.
    Post 429 to play ‘all-road’ schedule

    The Ephrata American Legion Post 429 baseball team enters the 2014 season as the three-time defending District 10 league champions. They also are without a home. Due to the pending turf project at War Memorial Field, where...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Ephrata Board unanimously approves artificial turf field for War Memorial

    Members of the Ephrata Areas School District School Board found themselves on the same turf Monday night when they met in a special meeting to approve bids for the proposed new artificial turf field at Ephrata War...

    • Posted June 4, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Crystal Hartman tosses the javelin during the State Meet this past Friday. (Photo by Mike Shull)
    Hartman, Liebl earn State medals

    Senior Crystal Hartman and junior Kelly Liebl were two big reasons Ephrata was able to win its third-straight Section Two championship this year. And this past weekend at the State Meet held at Shippensburg University, that twosome...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Ephrata pitcher Austin Lowery fires against Exeter last Thursday in the District Quarterfinals at Fredericksburg. (Photo by Dwight Palm)
    Mounts blanked by Exeter, ousted from Districts

    The Ephrata High School baseball team made its living on solid pitching and defense and timely hitting in 2014. However, last Thursday in the District Three AAA Quarterfinals vs. Exeter at Wenger Field in Fredericksburg, at least...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Cocalico senior Jhet Janis unleashes the javelin at the State Meet this past Saturday. Janis claimed the State title with a winning throw of 203-11.
    Cocalico’s Janis caps career by winning State gold in javelin

    With two years of experience at the State Meet under his belt, Cocalico senior Jhet Janis knew how important it was to fire the first shot. Get one out there early, and make the rest of the...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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  • Ephrata’s Austin Sensenig (5) manuevers around a Manheim Township defender during last Thursday’s District game. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Streaks hold off Mounts in District quarterfinals

    The Ephrata boys needed some momentum. And when senior Koty Keefer connected with 3:12 left in the third quarter, cutting Manheim Township’s lead to 7-4, the Mounts were hoping that would be the spark they needed. Unfortunately,...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • Marissa Gingrich (left) and Spencer Moser were recently named the Outstanding Female and Male Athletes, respectively, at Cocalico High School.
    Gingrich, Moser named top CHS senior athletes

    The Cocalico High School Athletic Department recently held its annual Senior Athlete Recognition Night. Athletes receiving the E. Jerry Brooks Academic/Athletic Medal included: Tabitha Derr, Gina Glass, Jacob Grasser, Daniel Graybill, Kyle Horning, Emily Johnson, Ethan Miller,...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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  • In a photo finish, Ephrata’s Kelly Liebl (center) leans to nip South Western’s Lynne Mooradian (right) and Susquehanna Township’s Christina Johnson to capture the District gold medal in the 100. (Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Liebl wins gold in 100, Eagles’ Janis first in javelin

    Flashback to a week earlier at the L-L League Track Meet. Ephrata’s star sprinter/jumper Kelly Liebl had just false-started in the 100, and her chance at gold as well as crucial team points were lost. It was...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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