• 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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  • Ephrata pitcher Tanner McCracken delivers against Manheim in the LNP Tournament held at Kunkle Field in Mt. Joy. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer 
    Ephrata 14Us drops two in LNP Tourney

    The Ephrata 14U baseball team earned one of four spots in the 74th LNP (formerly New Era) Tournament last week at Kunkle Field in Mount Joy. Ephrata joined the Manheim Lions, Mountville Angels and Lititz VFW, with...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata catcher Ricky Bromirski desperately tries to lay down the tag on Paxton runner Ryan Murphy, who scored what turned out to be the game-winning run in Tuesday’s region for championship at War Memorial.
    Oh so Close….Paxton rallies for two runs in sixth to upend Chryslers and capture Region Four title

    With Ephrata pitcher Hunter Johns and his Paxton counterpart Reilly Shafer dealing as they were, it was obvious fairly early Tuesday night at War Memorial that the team that would find a way to take advantage of...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Dagen Young dives for a ball during a recent game held at Reading’s First Energy Stadium. Young and the Chryslers will begin post-season play this week. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Chryslers clicking on all cylinders heading to playoffs

    Carry 11-game win streak into the post-season   After the District 10 American Legion League folded following last season, the Ephrata Chryslers were fortunate enough to join the Lebanon County League this year. And while there has...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will bowl on the PBA Tour.
    Vanderwende to take on the PBA

    Nick Vanderwende, a 2017 Ephrata High School graduate, will turn 20 years old in August. Before reaching that milestone, the former Mount will bowl in his first Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event at Colony Park North Lanes...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Zach Lefever and female champion Sam Shields get together following the race. Shields, from Lititz, is a teammate of Lefever’s at the University of Pittsburgh. Photos by Dick Wanner
    Can’t catch ‘Le-Fever’

    Ephrata grad breezes to second Firecracker title; Lititz’s Shields takes women’s crown     The last time Zach Lefever won the Ephrata Firecracker Run, which was his first title, the Ephrata High School graduate barely had enough...

    • Posted July 10, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Zac McGillan delivers a pitch against Downingtown Friday. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Ephrata repeats as champions of the ‘Clash’

    After dropping a pair of one-run games in league play late last week, the Ephrata Chryslers American Legion team found its groove once again this past weekend. Hosting some of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic for...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • Ephrata’s Jack Martin earned four individual wins Saturday at the Lititz Springs Invitational, including the boys’ 9-10 25 butterfly shown above. Photo by Travis Boyd
    Waves place second at Lititz Invitational

    Denver earns fifth place The Ephrata Tidal Waves and Denver Sharks were among the eight swim teams to compete at the annual Lititz Springs Invitational held this past Saturday at Lititz Springs Pool. The Tidal Waves led...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • This photo is from a warm-up tournament played in New Jersey where Pennsylvania JV All-Stars defeated New York and Colorado to win the tournament. Pictured (from left to right): Berks HS Head Coach/PA JV All-State Head Coach Greg Stelluti, Aiden Pavlek, Zak Elgogari, James Stelluti, Oliver McQuade and Turk Baum. Missing from the picture Seth Kramlich, Jacob Humphrey, and Matt Fernandez.
    Three Cocalico HS players earn All-State Rugby honors

    Three Cocalico High School players are among eight local players to make the USA Rugby High School All American team. Three Cocalico High School incoming sophomores, Turk Baum, Aiden Pavlek and Jacob Humphrey made the Pennsylvania All-State...

    • Posted July 3, 2019
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  • Only three weeks after winning State gold, Ephrata’s Tyler Shue took home the National championship in the 800-meter run last Saturday, turning in a personal-best time of 1:50.39 in Greensboro, N.C
    Shue shine: From State gold to National 800-meter champion

          Down the home stretch of the 800-meter run last Saturday, Tyler Shue had plenty of motivation. A rising senior at Ephrata, Shue was being chased for the lead by a pack of hungry competitors....

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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