• Deb DeHaven of Ephrata poses with her medals at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of World Masters Athletics Champion-ships in Toronto, Canada July 18-21.
    No Sign of Slowing Down

    DeHaven enjoying competing, setting records on the world’s stage By day, Deborah DeHaven is a para-educator, providing learning support for children with special needs in the Ephrata School District. She also teaches seasonal classes at the Ephrata...

    • Posted August 22, 2019
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  • Like father, like son: Steven and Taylor Courtney

    Manheim’s Steven Courtney, 58, and his son Taylor, 29, make their living in the music industry — Steven is a well-known independent singer, songwriter, producer and performer and Taylor is a popular, in-demand, local wedding DJ who...

    • Posted August 21, 2019
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  • Representing Cocalico at the L-L Football Media Day were (left to right): Noah Palm, head coach Dave Gingrich, Brock Gingrich and Cody Shay. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Eagles look ahead to coming season

    The Lancaster-Lebanon League held its annual Football Media Day Friday, Aug. 9 at Enck’s Catering in Manheim. Staff writer Todd Ruth caught up with the contingent from Cocalico, which included senior quarterback Noah Palm, senior two-way lineman...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Annie Slovak in action during her junior season a year ago. Slovak will take her talents to Division One Liberty University next fall.
    Ephrata’s Slovak to play soccer at D-One Liberty

    Ephrata junior Annie Slovak missed most of the 2018 girls’ soccer run to the PIAA State Semifinals with a broken leg. At the time of the injury, she was the team’s leading goal scorer, catching the attention...

    • Posted August 15, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Nathan Kimmel finishes his run at the Lititz Rec Triathlon. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Kimmel wins age group at Lititz Rec triathlon

    For the second-straight year, Ephrata’s Nathan Kimmel was an age group winner at the fifth annual Lititz Rec Center Triathlon held Sunday in Lititz. Kimmel, 16, captured the men’s under-19 age group with a total time of...

    • Posted August 7, 2019
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  • Reamstown Reds shortstop Aaron Pannebecker takes the throw from catcher Mike Sensenig to nab a base stealer during a recent game. The Reds kept their playoff hopes alive this past weekend with a win over the Yankees. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Reamstown Reds advance in Berks MSBL Playoffs

    The Reamstown Athletic Association Reds lost their first game but won their second to advance to week two of the double elimination Berks Senior Baseball League championship tournament. On Saturday, the fourth-seeded Reds traveled to Birdsboro to...

    • Posted August 7, 2019
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  • Taking college basketball recruiting to the next level

      In 1891, a physical education instructor  — Dr. James Naismith  — invented the game of basketball for students to play inside during the cold, winter months at the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield (Mass.) College....

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Gators lock down seventh-straight Lancaster Summer swimming title

    Set eight meet records, 10 pool marks The Adamstown Gators swim team earned its seventh-straight Lancaster County Summer Swim League title this past Saturday at Leola Pool. The Gators, who captured the Division One title a week...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • State legion tourney to return to the War

    The Pennsylvania State American Legion Baseball Tournament, as well as the Region Four Tourney, are headed back to Ephrata’s War Memorial Field. Local Post 429 made the following announcement Monday morning on Twitter: “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!! We...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • Chad Jones of Ephrata comes up for air during the 50 breaststroke event Saturday at the Division Two Meet. Jones led Ephrata with three individual golds on the day. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Waves place second, finish with 14 golds at Division Two meet

    The two-time Division Two Swimming Champion Ephrata Tidal Waves were denied a three-peat this past weekend at the D-Two Meet held at Ephrata Community Pool. Despite claiming a total of 14 gold medals, Ephrata finished with 941.5...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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