• Reamstown Reds second baseman Randy Martin settles in at the plate during recent action. (Photo by Prestn Whitcraft)
    Reamstown AA Reds advance to second week of playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds began play in the championship tournament of the Berks County Senior Baseball League over the weekend with two wins and a loss to advance to the second week of the double-elimination playoffs....

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Dr. Lee Lausch (left) presents his friend and former colleague Tracy Ross with a Mickey Shuler signed Penn State jersey. Ross, a former coach and trainer at Cocalico, retired last year after 35 years at the school. Photo by Preston Whitcraft)
    Connected at the hip

    Tracy Ross and Dr. Lee Lausch have had a special relationship ever since Lausch’s days as a Jr. High football player at Cocalico in the late 70s. Ross, who in those days coached both football and track...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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  • Reamstown Reds’ shortstop Rodney Martzall (left) stretches to get the force out at second during Sunday’s
match-up vs. the Dodgers.
    Reamstown AA Reds finish third overall

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds of the Berks County Senior Baseball League completed their regular season schedule on Saturday with a 7-6 loss to the Savage 61 Dodgers. Despite the loss, the Reds ended up at 10-6...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • New Grid Club has several ‘irons’ in the fire

    The newly-formed Ephrata Gridiron Club, a group of Ephrata area community and business leaders, alumni, and former players whose purpose is to promote and develop community pride in support of the Ephrata Scholastic Football Program, announces several...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Shooting down cancer

    Pair of teenagers create unique basketball tourney to honor friend’s mom Eleven to 14-year-old boys may not have worn any shoes the last two months (your parents are jealous), but it’s time to lace them up for...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Ephrata Tidal Wave swimmers Joey Myer (left) and Avery Bitner both won a pair of individual gold medals at the League Championships
July 25-26. Bitner added a third gold medal as part of the first place 8-and-under free relay squad.
    ‘Wave’ of accomplishments

    The 2014 summer swimming season has come to an end and the Ephrata Rec Center Tidal Waves have splashed its way to a season full of great accomplishments. The Tidal Waves, who won the Division Two conference...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Members of the Ephrata contingent at L-L Football Media Day Tuesday included (left to right): Ryan Borchert, Evan Frees, Coach Scott Shelley, Randy Barrettt and Cordell Moyer.
    Positive signs at Ephrata for Year Three under Shelley?

    After going 2-18 the past two years, it’s easy to say that there is nowhere to go but up in Ephrata. But after listening to the Mountaineer contingent on hand at the annual L-L Media Day Tuesday...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Cocalico players pose with Head Coach Dave Gingrich (back) during Tuesday’s L-L Football Media Day. They include (left to right): Jake Keifer, John Fry and Devon Delpiano.
    Eagle seniors seek to carve out own niche

    In regard to Cocalico, if there is anything to be taken away from Tuesday’s L-L Football Media Day, it is that this year Eagle seniors are determined to carve their own niche. Fresh off an 11-2 season...

    • Posted August 6, 2014
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  • Madeline Fritz of Ephrata set a 10-U New Holland Dolphins team record of 17.61 in the 25-meter butterfly. (Photo by Pat Burns)
    Not bugged out

    Madeline Fritz of Ephrata was not at all bugged by swarm of insects that descended on the Millersville pool as the home swimmers dueled New Holland July 8 in a section two meet. Fritz, 10, who swims...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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  • Dane Burkholder (left) of Ephrata is greeted by his wife Jamie after completing the IRONMAN Lake Placid this past weekend.
    He is IRONMAN: Ephrata man conquers Lake Placid triathlon

    Imagine waking up early, swimming the Cocalico Creek from Ephrata to Denver, hopping on a bike to Philadelphia and back before completing your day by running to Columbia. Sound like fun? Well for one Ephrata man, it...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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