Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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Spring Sports

Grabbing a Gold One


Mary Witmer set the gold standard for the Ephrata girls' track and field program.
 
And Saturday afternoon, she took it one step farther when Witmer became the first Mountaineer girl to win a state championship.
 
"When someone works for something -- and we certainly work her hard -- it's nice to see them get the ultimate reward,'' Ephrata coach John Keller said. "And she did it.''
 

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Witmer Focused on the Summit


It's an annual rite of passage for high school graduates: Senior week at the beach.
 
Well, most high school grads head to the beach.
 
There are a few, and count Ephrata's Mary Witmer among them, that follow a different path.
 

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Carlisle ends Mounts Season


A year ago, Ephrata ended Carlisle’s dreams of a District Three title when the Mounts defeated the Thundering Herd, 8-5, in the championship game at Hersheypark Stadium.
 
Tuesday night, in the first round of Districts at Carlisle, the second-seeded Thundering Herd returned the favor with a 14-4 victory over the Mounts.
 

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Chambersburg clips Mounts


Looking at Andrew Shreiner after he helped the Chambersburg baseball team to a win Monday evening, you might have thought somebody had dumped a cooler of Gatorade on him.
 
No, it was just sweat that had soaked through his T-shirt and uniform.
 
It was a good sweat, though. Shreiner fired a four-hitter and went 2-for-3 to lead the Trojans to a 5-2 victory over Ephrata in the first round of the District 3 Class AAAA tournament.
 

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Central stuns Mounts


For Manheim Central's baseball team, it was a case of late-innings lightning.
 
Central, 16-5 and the Section Three runner-up, scored seven runs over its final two at-bats to stun Section Two champion Ephrata, 7-2, in the first game of a doubleheader at Township.
 

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