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Dragons dominate Region 7 All-Star selections

The District 10 champion Warren Dragons had a season to remember, and they were rewarded with a slew of Region 7 All-Stars, six first-teamers and two second-teamers to be exact. Aidan Morrison (catcher), Micah Passmore (third base), Ryan Rafalski (shortstop), Lance Baldensperger (center ...

Steelies, Regulators wrap up busy weekend

DUBLIN, OH – The Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects went 1-1 on Saturday at the Worthington Wood Bat Tournament. Their opening game of the day saw them earn a 1-0 win over the Westerville A’s on the strength of a brilliant pitching performance by Matt Shepard. The McDowell product was ...

Steelies split; STR falls 3-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects team split a pair of games in the Worthington Wood Bat Tournament Friday. The Steelies opened the day with a 13-4 win over Premier Ohio Heckler 16u, then dropped a 4-2 decision to Southern Ohio Athletics. The Steelheads Prospects wasted ...

Steelies 17U Prospects roll in season opener

DUBLIN, OH – Behind a 6-run first inning, the Erie Steelheads 17U Prospects rolled to an 8-0 win over the Dublin Diamonds in their opening game of the summer season at the Worthington Wood Bat Tournament on Thursday. The team, consisting of players from Warren, McDowell, Harbor Creek, ...

Football in the air

Warren receiver Ryan Arnold tiptoes the sideline to make a catch during the Dragons’ Mercyhurst Camp at War Memorial Field, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Lakers quarterbacks coach Brandon Boylan went through through drills with skill position players as part of the camp.

Let the girls play, too

Major League Baseball has recently adopted “Let the kids play” as a marketing slogan to help draw in new fans. The saying, frequently a trending hashtag on Twitter, came in response to the number of “old school” fans and commentators who would decry players showing what they deemed as ...

Regulators earn walk-off win in home opener

JAMESTOWN, NY – Evan Pirtz (Fredonia) delivered a 2-run, walk-off triple to lift the Southern Tier Regulators to a 9-8 win over the Full Circuit Power in their home opener at Diethrick Park on Wednesday evening. The Regulators (4-1-1), led 7-3 going into the eighth inning, but the Power ...

Kinzua soccer action

Kinzua Soccer Club goalkeeper Will Nebinski dives for the ball while Frewsburg Soccer Club’s Noah Burch (7) tries to push the ball across the goalline during their match at the Warren State Hospital, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Nebinski made the save on this play, but Frewsburg went on to win 7-0.

Warren trio has impressive debut for Regulators

Fresh off a terrific high school season, 2019 Warren Area High School graduates Lance Baldensperger, Austyn Cummings and Aidan Morrison had a successful debut for the Southern Tier Regulators this weekend at the Darien Lake Tournament. The Regulators advanced to the semifinals with three ...

Thank you for an amazing year

Monday’s state playoff baseball game between Warren and New Castle marked the official end of the 2018-19 high school sports season. To say that it was one for the ages almost sells it short, if that’s possible. There were multiple team and individual district champions, a state ...

Ei named Region 2 tennis Player of the Year

Warren tennis dominated the 4-team Region 2 this season, and the postseason all-star teams reflected that. Caleb Ei was voted Region Player of the Year, and, along with teammates Tyler Howard and AJ Seyler, earned first team singles honors. Both of Warren’s doubles teams – Thomas ...

In a battle of aces, Dragons come up just short against New Castle

ERIE, Pa. – One run in the first inning was all it took to decide Monday’s PIAA 4A first round game between Warren and New Castle. Unfortunately for the Dragons, that run belonged to the Hurricanes. In a battle of sophomore aces, it was Rocco Bernadina and the Canes’ that edged Ben ...

Fresh off D-10 title, Dragons look to make run in state playoffs

A week removed from their District 10 championship, the Warren Dragons are set to take the field in the state playoffs today when they battle New Castle in the Class 4A first round (Ainsworth Field, 1 p.m.). It’s been well-documented that the Dragons (16-6) were a bit snakebit in close ...

New Castle defeats Warren

New Castle has defeated Warren, 1-0, in their PIAA Class 4A first-round playoff baseball game Monday afternoon at Ainsworth Field in Erie, thus eliminating the District 10 champion Dragons.

Former Titusville star Bleday likely to be high pick in MLB draft

If you’re watching the Major League Baseball amateur draft tonight, you might here a familiar name called very early. Former Titusville standout JJ Bleday, a star for the Vanderbilt Commodores, is not only a projected first round pick, but MLB.com’s latest mock has him going No. 4 overall ...

See us now: Local fans taking notice of outstanding teams

On Memorial Day 2018, I was walking through the parking lot at Penn State Behrend ahead of the District 10 Class 4A Softball championship game between Slippery Rock and Warren when I had a “last straw” moment. I had been contemplating writing a column about the lack of support for our ...

A ‘reinvigoration’ taking place for 42nd ACS golf tourney

No matter what walk of life you come from, chances are your life has been effected, either directly or indirectly, by cancer. Since its inception in 1978, the American Cancer Society Men’s Golf Championship in Warren County has raised over 1.4 million dollars, and this year’s 42nd ...