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Blair, Lunger score Nightly Doubles at Stateline Speedway

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

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’

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 ...

Dragons, Wolverines, Knights hit the field for scrimmages

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 ...

A big hit

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

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 ...

Have game, will travel

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

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, ...

High school sports practices begin with high expectations

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

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 ...

Ace for Rohlin

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’

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, ...

ACS Men’s Golf Championship has banner day, capped by speaker Ed O’Neil

Every year, the American Cancer Society Men's Golf Championship in Warren raises money to help fund research and life-saving drugs, therapy and research against the dreaded disease. On Wednesday, Conewango Valley Country Club played host to the annual event, which was co-chaired by John ...

Have darts, will travel

A man walks into a bar. And he happens to be among the best dart players in the world. And he’s from Sheffield. Breck Fry doesn’t play darts as he’s drinking at a local establishment — as is the stereotype. Breck just returned from the Korean Summer Festival in Goyang, South ...

Donald Ross Society makes first trip to celebrated CVCC

Legendary golf course designer Donald Ross was an architect to 416 courses before his death in 1948, one of which is Warren’s very own Conewango Valley Country Club. On Friday, members of the Donald Ross Society, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting the preservation and ...

Heat acclimation

Warren’s Jarod Peterson takes a drink between drills, while Nick Penucci looks across the field, during the first day of heat acclimation at War Memorial Field, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. This mandatory week of practice in helmets and shoulder pads helps players get used to practicing in the heat ...

Column: Cowboys should call Zeke’s bluff

Enigmatic Cowboys’ running back Zeke Elliott continues to hold out in hopes of a big pay day. He still has two years left on his deal, and while I think it’s smart of him to do this now, I also know that Dallas doesn’t have to pay him. And they shouldn’t. He has off-field baggage ...

Pennsylvania, New York stars battle to tie in wild Big 30 game

BRADFORD, Pa. – Saturday’s 46th annual Big 30 All-Star Charities Classic featured all the pageantry that comes along with a contest steeped in tradition. It also had a number of top-notch plays, a frenetic fourth-quarter comeback and a whole bunch of penalty flags. What it didn’t have ...

Tango 2019

Competitors canoe in the seven-mile canoe portion of the 14th annual Kinzua County Tango on Saturday on the Allegheny Reservoir. The adventure race, sponsored by the Warren County YMCA, consists of running, biking, canoeing, swimming and orienteering.