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Dragons surpass century mark in win over VisionQuest

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FRANKLIN – Jeff Berdine is in his 15th season as head coach of the Warren basketball program, and never before has his team scored 100 points in a game. That all changed on Saturday, however, as the Dragons scorched the nets for 65 points in the first half en route to a 104-73 win over ...

Lady Dragons drop hard-fought battle with Orchard Park

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The Warren Lady Dragons got exactly what they needed, but not what they wanted on Saturday against Orchard Park. Seeking early season tests, the Lady Dragons battled won of the top big schools in Western New York, a competition level that they desire. The result, however was a 62-53 setback ...

Eisenhower girls rally for win over Sheffield in Tip-Off Classic

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It might only be two games into the season, but the Eisenhower Lady Knights are certainly showing they have the ability to come from behind. Trailing 9-2 after the first quarter against host Sheffield on Saturday, the Lady Knights rallied to tie the game at halftime and ultimately win 38-32 ...

Sheffield boys, Youngsville girls drop games

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bhagberg@timesobserver.com For three quarters Saturday evening, Sheffield’s boys basketball team was able to contain Jamestown’s low post duo of Austin Smith and Darian Keyser. The pair took over the fourth quarter; however, as they combined for 19 points in the final stanza to lead ...

Eisenhower falls to Harbor Creek

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FAIRVIEW – The Eisenhower Knights left the Fairview Tip-Off Tournament 0-2 after a 42-37 setback to Harbor Creek in the consolation game on Saturday, but nevertheless saw a lot of progress against some really good competition. Senior Jaydon Hayes, after exiting Friday’s game against ...

Lady Dragons race past Moniteau in opener

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Between it being the first game of the season and opening up the newly renovated Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium, the Warren Lady Dragons were plenty fired up, maybe even too much in the early going against Moniteau. Once they settled in, however, it was smooth sailing, as Margo Loutzenhiser led ...

Sheffield, Port boys highlight busy first day of tip-off

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Sheffield’s boys basketball team was a fingertip away from holding home court in its annual Tip-Off Tournament Friday. Cale Albaugh hit a 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds to play to get the Wolverines within one point of Port Allegany. They fouled Jordan Card on the subsequent inbounds pass and ...

Cambridge’s size too much for Dragons

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FRANKLIN – Try as they might, Warren couldn’t overcome Cambridge Springs’ 6-8 tandem of Turner Kurt and Reese Eakin in a 65-47 setback in their season opener at the Franklin Tip-Off Tournament on Friday. Kurt scored 21 points and Eakin 13, with 27 of those points coming in the first ...

Tidioute girls drop opening games

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TIONESTA – The Tidioute Lady Bulldogs dropped their opening two games of the season on Friday at the Forest Tip-Off Classic. TCCS dropped its first game, 63-24, despite a monster effort from Nakiesha Krouse that saw her pour in 25 points. Krouse also played strong in the second contest, ...

Be safe out there

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I like to hike on Sundays, but on this first Sunday of December, I will not hike. I stare out the kitchen window while my second cup of coffee drips through. It is a cloudless day with the subtle brightness of late fall. Lanky shadows, disproportionately long, crisscross the lawn. A diligent ...

Ike’s Venman earns all-region honors

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Eisenhower’s Ross Venman, was part of the Region 3 All-Star boys soccer team, released last week by District 10. Despite a tough season overall for the Knights, Venman a senior midfielder, had a fantastic campaign overall, as he led the team in combined points and assists. Venman served ...

Warren’s Latimer earns all-state volleyball honors

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For the second consecutive season, Warren’s Lydia Latimer was recognized as one of the top volleyball players in Pennsylvania. Latimer, a junior middle hitter, was named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 3A All-State team for the second consecutive season. She led ...

Tip-off tournaments get winter sports season started

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Winter is coming. But the winter sports season is already upon us as almost every county basketball team tips off their season this weekend in one tournament/classic or another. Some of those teams (Warren’s boys and girls, Eisenhower’s boys) are looking to reach new heights after ...

Warren football moving to 5A

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The Warren football team will have a new crop of potential playoff opponents for at least the next two years. The PIAA annouced what schools decided to move up a classification Thursday and the Dragons joined Franklin, General McLane, Meadville and Oil City in moving up from 4A to 5A. ...

Prep rolls to second straight state title

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HERSHEY – Back-to-back. The Cathedral Prep Ramblers knocked off Imhotep Charter 38-28 for their second consecutive state title and fourth in program history on Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium. This was the rubber match between the two programs, with Imhotep winning over Prep in 2015 and ...

Competition, not realignment is the real answer for Big Ten

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There has been much talk bandied about in the wake of the Big Ten being left out of the College Football Playoff for the first time this season. Most of that talk has centered around the West division and how Wisconsin’s annual cake walk to the conference championship game is damaging the ...

Six Dragons earn all-region honors

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A strong season for the Warren Dragons resulted in three players being named Region 5 All-Stars and three more garnering second team status when the teams were released on Sunday. Seniors Connor Guiffre, Seth Harrington and Tanner Kays were first team selections, while seniors Bryce ...

Local athletes continue to excel in college

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Youth was served for the Edinboro women’s cross country team Saturday, as the young Fighting Scots finished 19th at the Division II national championships. Edinboro’s top four finishers were freshmen, led by Youngsville graduate Brooke Messinger, who finished the 6K ...