• 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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  • Lefty pitcher Nate Young, a member of Ephrata’s Class of 2018 who helped lead the Mounts to the Section Two, L-L League and District Three 5A titles this spring, will continue his career at George Mason
    George Mason bound

    At QB, Young strengthens arm in fall, then lights up radar gun in the spring Last fall, Nate Young made a decision which now looks like a big step in his baseball career. As a senior, the...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Ephrata’s Max Kunkittrids prepares to field the ball in the Merlins’ playoff win over the Mountville Cubs Tuesday night. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Merlins outduel Mountville in Section One 10U playoffs

    The Ephrata Merlins came away with the upper hand in a 2-1 victory over the Mountville Cubs Tuesday evening in a pitcher’s duel at Snyder Park in Clay Township. With their win in the opening round of...

    • 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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  • Photo by Dick Wanner There were 170 runners in the starting pack for the fourth annual Running on the Rails race Saturday.
    Fourth annual Running on the Rails draws its biggest field yet

    If you’ve ever dreamed of running a race with no hills, long stretches of shade with now-and-then patches of sunlight, a thermometer stuck in the 70s and humidity at just over 50 percent…well, then your dream race...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Photo by Kirk Neidermyer Ephrata’s Ricky Bromirski slides safely into third base during last Thursday’s legion game at Lititz.
    Ephrata tops Lititz in legion pitchers’ duel

    The ink was barely dry on the 2018 high school baseball postseason before last week’s opening of the summer American Legion competition. Lititz Post 56 hosted 2017 District and State Legion champion Ephrata Post 429. A classic...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Rail trail mile markers ready to go; still need a bridge

    Just months from now you’ll be able to hike or bike the entire eight miles of the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail, (WERT) without leaving the trail to cross the Cocalico Creek. You’ll also be able to...

    • Posted June 7, 2018
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  • Cocalico players compete in national tournament

    The Cocalico girls lacrosse team would like to congratulate Katlyn Heck, Hannah Custer and Jameson Kernaghan for being selected for the US Lacrosse Central PA women’s lacrosse team. The Central PA womens lacrosse team consists of high...

    • Posted June 6, 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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  • Diamond Kings: Ephrata knocks off Cedar Cliff to claim District Three crown

    FREDERICKSBURG — Throughout its 17-game winning streak that began April 20, and continued through its amazing single-elimination post-season run, Ephrata’s approach in each game was pretty simple. “If you think about it, you are 0-0, and you...

    • Posted June 6, 2018
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