• Firecracker Course slightly altered to honor ‘Birch’

    While the Ephrata Firecracker Run course has endured many changes over the years, mostly due to construction activity in town, this year the course was altered for an entirely different reason. Those in charge of the 41st...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Cocalico shortstop Nick Lucky makes a throw during the Eagles’ L-L League playoff game at Ephrata on May 12. This past week, Lucky was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Despite being drafted by Sox, Lucky sticking with college

    Last Wednesday afternoon, Nick Lucky got the phone call he’s been waiting for ever since he picked up a baseball bat in his early childhood and fell in love with the sport. On the other line was...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Mars brings Mounts back down to earth

    Extra-inning loss at States ends streak & season RED LION—Down to the last strike of the game, Ephrata Coach Adrian Shelley did not allow himself to give up hope Monday in the first round of States vs....

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Brad Heck uncorks a throw in the javelin Saturday at the State Track Meet held at Shippensburg University. Heck went on to capture the sixth-place medal with a throw of 184-8. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Heck earns sixth place in State javelin

    SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — With so many quality throwers in the javelin field at the PIAA State Track Meet, Cocalico’s Brad Heck said their success helped him with his throws Saturday morning in Shippensburg. It certainly aided him...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Shue (left) takes the baton from teammate Tanyon Loose (center) during Saturday’s 4 X 800 relay final at the State Meet. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Ephrata athletes claim three medals

    Shue leads the way with individual silver, bronze in relay After an exhausting Saturday, there is a good chance Ephrata’s Tyler Shue spent the rest of the holiday weekend off his feet. That’s because he used up...

    • Posted May 30, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Mackenzie Hainley (center) is all smiles after receiving her gold medal following her win in the District javelin Saturday at Shippensburg. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Hainley claims District gold

    Four other CHS athletes earn medals SHIPPENSBURG—Mackenzie Hainley was in “attack-mode” entering her final District Three Meet of her career Saturday at Shippensburg University. And that aggressive approach paid off big time for the two-time L-L League...

    • Posted May 23, 2018
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  • Adam Schwartz and the rest of the Mounts hoist the trophy after winning the title with a 9-6 victory over the Pioneers. Photos by Travis Boyd
    Crowning Achievement: Mounts claim L-L title with 9-6 win over L-S

    When Ephrata fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first last Thursday at War Memorial in the L-L League finals vs. Lampeter-Strasburg, there certainly wasn’t any reason to panic. After all, the Mounts have trailed before,...

    • Posted May 23, 2018
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  • Big meet performers: Sparked by three golds, Mounts place third overall

      The Ephrata boys track squad has proven to be a “big meet” team, and that was never more evident than this past week on the biggest stage yet at the District Three Championships in Shippensburg. What...

    • Posted May 23, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Nate Young (left) and teammate Ricky Bromirski celebrate after Young’s RBI hit plated the winning run Tuesday night in the L-L semifinals vs. Warwick. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Walk Off to Finals

    Young’s bases-loaded hit gives Mounts 4-3 win over Warwick Ephrata is headed back to the L-L League baseball finals. Tuesday night at War Memorial, in a marathon five-hour game that featured a two-hour-plus weather delay, among other...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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  • Cocalico’s Jamie Zamrin (front) kicks to the finish ahead of Warwick’s Kate Dickow to win in a meet record time of 10:51.76. Photo by Denise Mitchell
    Record-Setting Weekend

    Local athletes win six total golds, Zamrin sets L-L mark Jamie Zamrin had no time to relax Friday in what turned out to be a historic 3200 race at the L-L League Track Meet at Hempfield. The...

    • Posted May 16, 2018
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