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Blair, Lunger score Nightly Doubles at Stateline Speedway

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Blair, Lunger score “Nightly Doubles” at Stateline Max Blair upped his 2019 Stateline feature total to eight and Dennis Lunger upped his to eleven feature wins Saturday night at Stateline Speedway. Jason Black got his second feature win of the season and Rick Feely finally broke into the ...

Warren tennis falls to Mercyhurst Prep in opener

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The 2019 fall sports season officially got underway in Warren County Monday as the Warren girls tennis team hosted Mercyhurst Prep. In what Warren coach John Parroccini called a “good early season test,” the Lakers came away with a 5-0 win over the Dragons in front of a large crowd at ...

‘One more hurrah’

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The Terry F. Ristau Memorial Industrial Softball Tournament has its share of winning and losing teams. Of course, it does. But there have been tons of stories over the years that slant toward the wins, no matter what happens. Renee Chiaravalloti Anthony is a perfect example. And it ...

Local champs win big at Franklin ‘ducks and drakes’ tournament

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By BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com For the past eight years or so, the Ferry family has made an annual pilgrimage to the holy land of Pennsylvania stone skipping — Franklin. We have known a great deal of success. Alex won the youth event something like four times, won the amateur ...

Hot doggin’

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You might think it would be far-fetched to expect a municipal pool to set aside the rules of etiquette and allow jumping, splashing, dunking and sticks in the water. But on Sunday there was a “paws” of the rules as furry swimmers did all that and maybe even occasionally emptied their ...

Dragons, Wolverines, Knights hit the field for scrimmages

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It's so close now you can feel it. High School football officially kicks off this Friday, and on Saturday, teams across Pennsylvania, including Warren, Sheffield, and Eisenhower took to the field in scrimmage action. While it may not have been an indicator of everything you'll see when ...

History of the Tionesta Valley Railroad lives on

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Believe it or not, there was a time when the people of this country were physically connected to one another in ways that would be nearly impossible to imagine in this day and age. Long before cell phones, internet, and even the landline telephone, the United States railroad industry was ...

A big hit

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Times Observer photos by Brian Hagberg Bentley Rugg celebrates on first base after getting a hit for the Warren County Special Olympics team in its game against the Blair-a-cudas during the 40th Annual Terry F. Ristau Memorial Industrial Slowpitch Softball Tournament at Betts Park, Friday. At ...

Dragon golf 5th at first match

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ERIE, Pa. – Play officially opened for the fall sports season Thursday as the Warren golf team traveled to Erie for the first Region 6 megamatch of 2019. The Dragons, as they did in nearly every match in 2018, finished fifth at the Beechwood Golf Course with a score of 367. Erie Cathedral ...

Ceremony marks completion of Chapman rehab project

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The rehabilitation of the dam at Chapman State Park is complete. Park officials and employees, volunteers and visitors, and state-level officials attended a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon. “We’re very excited at DCNR (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural ...

Have game, will travel

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Emma Ruhlman surmises she slept in her own bed four days in the month of July. Her mother, Lisa LaVan, offers a slight correction, saying it was actually three. Such is the life of an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball player competing on the Under Armour Association circuit. This ...

Wolverines at work

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Tori Childress receives the serve while Annabel Sheldon awaits a pass in a speed ball drill during Sheffield volleyball practice at Sheffield High School, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. The Wolverines return a lot of talent from a young team that went through its share of growing pains last season, ...

PennDOT crews to restrict four Warren County roads

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Lanes on four Warren County roadways may be restricted as PennDOT crews work to preserve four metal pipe culverts in the county. PennDOT said on Tuesday that work started on Monday at Miller Hill Road just north of 957 in Farmington Township. One additional culvert – on Rt. 957 near ...

High school sports practices begin with high expectations

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The 2018-19 athletic season officially got underway on Monday with the start of fall practices. There’s no shortage of interesting stories to follow as teams across the county opened their respective camps. The first event of the season is scheduled for Thursday, with Warren golf ...

Barr approved as Athletic Coordinator at Youngsville

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The Warren County School District approved several athletic supplemental contracts on Monday while accepting the resignation of two coaches. Most notable was the approval of Mike Barr as the new Athletic Coordinator at Youngsville High School. Barr takes over for Corey Copley, who assumed ...

Bovine pie contest benefits Crime Stoppers at the Warren County Fair

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Eight winners experienced the thrill of victory in a recent event at Warren County Fair featuring bovine defecation. A total of 750 patty placement prognosticators entered the Warren County Crime Stoppers Steer Dump. Technically, they didn’t select drop zones. Rather, they paid $5 for ...

Ace for Rohlin

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Zach Rohlin, 16, got a hole in one at Blueberry Hill Golf Course Sunday evening. Rohlin aced hole No. 4, 136 yards using a 9-iron. The shot was witnessed by his father, Rick Rohlin, as well as Terry Gray and Teagan Gray.

‘Fantastic experience’

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Summer vacation has often been romanticized in movies and television for creating lasting memories in the lives of adolescents and young adults. Forever friends, summer loves and unforgettable experiences, all against the backdrop of sandy beaches or rustic log cabins. For most athletes, ...