District 10 high school soccer and volleyball playoffs games have been postponed/rescheduled as a result of impending weather, including Warren's boys soccer playoff game originally scheduled for Wednesday.
Warren was to play the winner of the Conneaut vs. General McLane play-in match scheduled for Monday at Franklin High School. That match was rescheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin High School. Warren will now play the winner in the Class AA semifinals on Thursday at a site and time to be determined.
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The Warren County Youth Football League — for third-through-sixth-graders — recognizes students-athletes for “grades over touchdowns” with annual Top Gun awards for having grade point averages above 90 percent. Seventy percent of this year’s players were awarded certificates for grade point averages at 90 percent or above. Top Guns with league’s highest grade point averages include, from left, in front, Owen Trumbull (99.28 percent), Zane Alexander (99), Will Strassburg (99), Jared Martone (98.57), Aidan Farrell (98.1), Aidan Morrison (99.2) and Caleb Ei (99.6) with their coaches, from left, in back, Mark Trumbull, Pat Hamilton, Randy Eadie, Matt Madigan and Tony Smead.
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On the ball
Sheffield's Morgan Leichtenberger returns an Eisenhower serve during Monday night's junior varsity game at Sheffield Area High School. Results of the varsity and junior varsity matches were not available by press time.
Times Observer photo by Ben Oviatt
Eisenhower's Aysia Peters bumps the ball over the net during Monday's J.V. game against the Sheffield Wolverines at Sheffield Area High School. Peters and the Knights defeated the Wolverines two sets to one, 25-15, 21-25, and 15-9.
The updated District 10 boys and girls soccer playoff brackets are published on page B-3 of today's Times Observer.
The District 10 volleyball play-in match between Iroquois and Corry on Monday was also postponed. Corry School District called for an early dismissal on Monday, according to the Times-News. Per school policy, the volleyball team could not compete. Corry and Iroquois will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Cochranton High School. The winner would then head to Meadville High School to take on Conneaut at 8 p.m. later that night in the D-10 Class AA quarterfinals. The entire volleyball schedule Tuesday was moved to Wednesday.
Warren County does not have a team in the volleyball playoffs.
Warren Area High School graduate Casey Moyer, a junior on the Pitt-Bradford men's golf team, was named to the all-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) second-team on Friday.
Moyer, named to the all-conference team for the first time, led the Panthers with an 82.8 strokes per round average, and had a pair of top-five finishes in 2012. He finished tied for ninth at the AMCC Championships after firing a two-day score of 162 (+20), his best-ever finish as a Panther.
The Warren-native was third at both the Hilbert and LaRoche tournaments during the regular season and posted the lowest score in a team-high five tournaments.
Russell's Dana Beyeler, 61, finished 334th out of 23,523 total runners (male and female) - or in the 81.1 percentile (National Class) - in this weekend's Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va. Beyeler's time of three hours, 10 minutes and 39 seconds (chip time) placed him first in his age division out of 394 runners.
He finished the 26.2-mile marathon in 304th place out of a total of 13,523 male runners.
The Mercyhurst Prep girls tennis team, which plays in Warren's District 10 Region 2, recently won the PIAA Class AA team tennis title - the first from District 10 to win a PIAA title.
The Lakers completed an 18-0 season by defeating Moravian Academy 4-0 in Saturday's championship final at the Hershey Racquet Club.
BUSTI, N.Y. - Sugar Grove was the top team this week in the Penn-York Winter Trap League at Busti Trap Club.
There were 159 shooters in attendance. John Shelton, Ethan Black, Dean Spiridon and Brian Whalen had perfect scores.
Ethan Black and John Shelton were the high juniors and Brian Whalen was the high vet. Dalton Becker was the high sub junior, Cindy Cable was the high lady, Jack Kostkas the high senior vet, and Bill Dallas was the high super senior vet.
Next week's shoot will be at the Brokenstraw Fish and Game Club.
Sugar Grove (340): John Shelton 50, Ethan Black 50, Rick Espin 49, Dave Sena 49, Scott Gustafson 48, Scott Currie 47, Colton Black 47
Pine Grove (336):Dean Spiridon 50, Bob Faga 48, Rick Gianinni 48, Brian Ecelberger 48, Spear Proukou 48, Cindy Cable 47, Eric Cecco 47
Celoron (333):Brian Whalen 50, Dave Kingsley 48, Vern Brown 48, Jerry Lewis 47, Don Foster 47, Dalton Becker 47, Rich Foster 46
Kalbfus (328):Jack Kostkas 49, Duane Schmaeder 49, Denny Joy 49, John Foster 46, Jim Nowacki 45, Dennis Corey 45, John Pearson 45
Brokenstraw (324):Robbin Weaver 49, Noah Carlson 48, Zack Bush 46, Curt Hollabaugh 46, Lane Morrison 46, Rusty Luther 45, Ron Gustafson 44
Randolph (322):Kim Milford 49, Andrew Hvizdzak 47, Rex Slocum 47, Rob Simcick 47, Paul Hvizdzak 44, DJ Bifaro 44, Bill Congdon 44
Busti (319):Pete Eckman 47, Dick Starks 47, Hod Edgreen 46, Tage Grant 46, Kirk Decker 45, Dave Straight 44, Brian Westerdahl 44
Kane (315):Ricky Grundstrom 47, Ed Pennington 47, Robert Krieg 46, Ed Wurst 46, Marshall Wurst 45, Reid Thompson 42, Carmen Dragone 42
Sheffield (299):Ralph Challingsworth 48, Joe Leichtenberger 47, Lee Heeter 46, Jake Grove 44, Daniel Pierson 40, Rich Pierson 38, Marty Grove 36
Carroll (298):Marty Nelson 49, Paul Prentice 45, Dakota Peterson 43, Adam Prentice 41, Travis Winans 41, Marion Beutler 40, Mike Peterson 39
Kimio Nelson, owner and head instructor of the Fighting Tigers Martial Arts Club, has been chosen to serve as a head referee in the traditional divisions of the upcoming 2012 National Black Belt League's World Games scheduled for Dec. 26-31 in Buffalo, N.Y. The World Games are one of the largest international martial arts tournaments held in the United States, hosting competitors from several countries. Nelson holds a 6th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate and ranking in four other martial arts styles. He has been training in the martial arts since 1973 under several known Japanese and American instructors. He is a member of the US Ju-Jitsu Federation and a past PA State Representative for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USA Karate Federation (USAKF). Nelson has also served as a National Tournament Referee for the USA Karate Federation and AAU Karate and is currently preparing to be certified by the World Karate Federation. Nelson is a world and national competitor and is a three-time USAKF national champion and All-American and holds numerous regional and state titles in forms, weapons and fighting. Nelson is also a two-time Hall of Fame Inductee as 2008 Instructor of the Year and 2009 Martial Artist of the Year, honoring his achievements and contributions to the Martial Arts.