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Kennedy Catholic players, from left, Marcin Wiszomirsky, Drew Magestro, Mohamed Konate, Clay O'Dell and Alex Hartwig celebrate after defeating Girard College in the 2017 PIAA, class 1A boys' basketball state championship game at the Giant Center, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Hershey, Pa. (Mark Pynes/PennLive.com via AP)

Kennedy Catholic boys win state title; Villa Maria falls

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HERSHEY — Kennedy Catholic won its second state championship in as many years with a 73-56 victory over Girard College in the Class 1A final Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. The Golden Eagles have now won a record-tying eight titles and are second in PIAA history with 96 postseason ...

Strong Vincent to play for state title

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SLIPPERY ROCK – A 24-11 third quarter surge lifted Strong Vincent past Quaker Valley 73-64 and into the Class 4A state championship game on Tuesday at Slippery Rock University. David Morris once again led the way with 25 points, including a 3-pointer at the end of the first half to tie the ...

What will be this year’s big story?

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Well that was a fun couple of days, wasn’t it? After much complaint about the lack of upsets in the first round of the tournament, the second round certainly didn’t disappoint. Bam! Down goes No. 1 and defending champ Villanova on Saturday, then No. 2 Louisville on Sunday afternoon and ...

Noah VanHouten

VanHoutens, Anderson off to strong starts for SRU track

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The Slippery Rock University track and field teams got their outdoor seasons underway with appearances at two meets in North Carolina on back-to-back weekends. Eisenhower’s Jacob VanHouten and Warren’s Sabrina Anderson picked up where they left off last year with a pair of strong early ...

Armoni Foster

Meadville punches ticket to state championship game

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ALTOONA – Meadville is heading to the PIAA Class 5A state championship game. The Bulldogs overcame early foul trouble, getting 20 points from Lashon Lindsay to beat Northeastern 56-49 in the PIAA semifinals on Monday at Altoona High School. Armoni Foster scored 18 points and Strong ...

Lydia Latimer

Lady Dragons end season at PIAA championships

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LEWISBURG – A terrific season for Lydia Latimer, Paige McCullough, Gabby Hahn and Cara Anderson came to an end at the PIAA Class 3A swimming championships at Bucknell University on Saturday and Sunday. Action got underway on Saturday, with that quartet taking 22nd in the 200 medley realy ...

Morris leads Vincent into PIAA semifinals

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The legend of Strong Vincent senior guard David Morris just keeps growing. Morris scored 28 points, 22 of which came in the second half to lead the Colonels to a rout of New Castle, 68-43 in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals Saturday. Vincent (26-3) was dominant from start to finish, ...

Warren grads Wilson, Bupp finding success on college diamond

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Paige Wilson continued her impressive freshman season for the Cal U Lady Vulcans with 13 hits at the PFX Spring Games held this week in Clermont, Florida. After a few strong games early in the week, Wilson added a 2-for-3 day against Philadelphia U and went 2-for-4 against Nova Southeastern. ...

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Unusual things

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How do you know what you saw is what you saw? There are some animals that everyone just seems to know, such as robins, Blue Jays and Raccoons. But what defines the essential “raccoon-ness” of a raccoon? Would you recognize one if it was completely or partially white? Would you know for sure ...

OUTDOORS

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First-time PA hunters, trappers need training

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First-time hunters and trappers need to go through some safety training before the Pennsylvania Game Commission will approve their licenses. “The training is designed to produce safe, responsible, knowledgeable and involved participants,” according to the commission’s website. The ...

Lady Dragons embark on state meet

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The Lady Dragons will have a chance to compete against the best this weekend at Bucknell University. Four Warren swimmers — Lydia Latimer, Paige McCullough, Cara Anderson and Gabby Hahn — will be in action at the PIAA Class 3A Swimming Championships held Saturday and Sunday at the Kinney ...

Fehlman’s run ends at NCAA Championships

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — D.J. Fehlman’s stellar season on the mat came to an end at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Thursday night in St. Louis. Fehlman entered the tournament unseeded in the 133-pound bracket and dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 11 Bryan Lantry of the University of ...

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Marino off to fast start, Vincent gets first win

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Several college baseball and softball programs wrapped up trips south this weekend, including Thiel College’s eight-game stint at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. Jake Marino is off to a fast start for the Tomcats, recording a hit in all seven games he’s started. Marino is ...

For love of the game

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To the football players, cheerleaders and band members of Youngsville High School, It’s been a crazy couple of months, hasn’t it? I know many of you are disappointed, upset, angry and confused – and you have every right to be. This hasn’t been easy for you. You have represented taking ...

Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski (24) cuts down the net after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game during the championship of the West Coast Conference tournament, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Las Vegas. Gonzaga won 74-56. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A fool’s errand: Breaking down the 2017 NCAA Tournament

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We have arrived at the biggest gambling event of the year – the NCAA Tournament. Oh yeah, there’s going to be some pretty good basketball as well. I think this year’s field is incredibly top heavy, and the utter lack of complaint among ‘bubble’ teams that didn’t get in, along ...

Youngsville football to co-op with Warren

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Monday night, the Warren County School District board of school directors voted 5-4 to approve a football co-op between Youngsville and Warren. Students-athletes from Youngsville who wish to compete will do so with Warren and Youngsville's program will be discontinued. For complete details, ...

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D.J. Hahn (15) and the Lady Vulcans defeated Glenville State 88-86 in their Division II Tournament opener on Friday.

Cal women move on to Atlantic semifinals

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CALIFORNIA, Pa. — Cal U avoided an upset in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, beating Glenville State by a final score of 88-86 at Hamer Hall. The Lady Vulcans trailed by one at the half before taking the lead with a 26-19 third quarter. ...

California University of Pennsylvania freshman basketball player D.J. Hahn, a 2016 Warren Area High School graduate and her Vulcan teammates are the top seed in the NCAA Division II Women's Tournament Atlantic Region and will take on Glenville State on Friday.

Hahn, Cal women battle Glenville State in NCAA opener

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It’s tournament time for D.J. Hahn and the California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team. The Lady Vulcans are set to square off against Glenville State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Friday at Hamer Hall. Cal earned the right to host yet ...