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Zaffino finishes fourth in PBA50 National event

Warren’s Jeff Zaffino bested a pair of PBA Hall of Famers, and nearly toppled a third, on his way to a fourth place finish at the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic in Anderson, Indiana, July 29-Aug. 1. Zaffino earned a spot in the “show money” standings by defeating Walter ...

News and notes from around District 10

A few items of note came from the most recent District 10 committee meeting, held Aug. 9 at the Avalon Country Club in Hermitage. The first and perhaps most important rule change came from the PIAA in baseball regarding pitch count. The governing body of high school athletics in Pennsylvania ...

Twins release Morrison

The Minnesota Twins have parted ways with former Warren Area High School standout Hank Morrison. Morrison, a 2016 22nd round draft pick, played this season for Class A Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League, hitting .217 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. He also had a 13-game hitting streak that ...

Kosinski Wins Super Sportsman Special at Stateline Speedway

On a night for the fans, they were greeted with perfect weather, and a great night of racing. There were many “firsts” for the drivers as well. Ryan Scott picked up his first ever Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro Mod feature win as Darrell Bossard picked up his first win of 2017 in the Overhead Door of ...

Scott collects win in Jim Byerly Memorial at Bradford Speedway

REW – The First “Battle at the Bullring” at Bradford Speedway attracted 17 of the best Super Late Models in the area for a 40-lap, $3000 to win contest. Boom Briggs set fast time in time trials and was awarded a case of oil donated by Rod’s Trophies of Eldred, PA. After the field was ...

Sidon, Dragons dominate Bergreen

OLEAN, NY – Joey Sidon from the Blueberry Hill Golf Club and a Warren High School junior won the Bergreen Junior Match Play Championship at the Bartlett Country Club on Saturday. In the morning semifinal he defeated Sam Hyman from Holland Hills Country Club 6&5. In the afternoon ...

WAHS softball standouts Wortman, Nyquist earn all-state honors

There might have been some delay in getting the All-State softball teams out this season, but for two Warren Area High School players, it was worth the wait. Senior catcher Megan Wortman and freshman shortstop Alexis Nyquist were both voted Second Team Class 4A All-State selections by the ...

Will Dobbs offer Steelers a glimpse of the future?

Josh Dobbs is a quick study. The aerospace engineering graduate from the University of Tennessee who completed a five-year degree in four could have gone a number of different routes post-college, but his gifts as a quarterback allowed him to be drafted in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh ...

Shea slated to be honored later this month

To listen to Joe Wozneak and Tim Juliano talk about Toby Shea, you feel like you were right there with them in every practice and game. They respect him just as much, if not more so now then when he guided them to an 11-0 season in 1976. It’s just one of the many reasons they decided to ...

New requirements announced for PIAA coaches

Starting next school year, a Pennsylvania law will require all coaches, including volunteers, to undergo some new training. Coaches at all PIAA member schools will have to meet certification requirements for a number of courses related to coaching and first aid. “All coaches and ...

Pennsylvania rallies for 48-30 win in Big 30

BRADFORD – Eleven recent Warren County high school graduates got to strap on the pads one more time at the high school level. Eisenhower’ Spencer Gray, John Hummell, Hunter McNutt and Adam Pascuzzi, Warren’s Joey Carlson, Brendon Mattson and Hayden Salapek, Sheffield’s Mason Albaugh, ...

Morelli optimistic, but hoping for bigger numbers for Dragons

With the official start of football season right around the corner, first-year Warren coach Mark Morelli, his staff and players in attendance for most of their summer sessions have been working hard to get the Dragons back on track following a 1-9 campaign in 2016. “We did not have a bad ...

WCCBI taking on annual Terry F. Ristau Industrial Tournament

A Warren County staple will have a little bit of a change this year. Most people may not notice, because not much is going to change, but the Warren County Chamber of Industry has taken on the annual Terry F. Ristau Industrial Memorial Softball Tournament, slated for Aug. 18-20. According ...

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Post 135 Junior Legion caps historic season by finishing third in the state

HOMER CITY – Post 135 did Warren proud. Despite an 11-1 setback to Plymouth-Whitemarsh in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Junior Legion State Championship Tournament, they accomplished something that can never be taken away from them. A Western Regional championship and a third place ...

Kane looks to maintain dominance in AML

RIDGWAY – The final two weeks of the season will likely tell the story in the Allegheny Mountain League South in 2017. Kane has been the division’s kingpin for the last two years. This year, the Wolves end their season with a home matchup against the reigning District 9 champs, Ridgway, ...

Final Four

By ANDY CLOSE aclose@timesobserver.com HOMER CITY – Warren Post 135 hasn’t trailed often during its postseason run, but they knew just what to do when the situation presented itself in Monday’s elimination game against Perk Valley in the Pennsylvania Junior Legion State Championship ...

Post 135 beats North Parkland, clinches top 3 spot at state finals

HOMER CITY – Micah Passmore's RBI double in the top of the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner as Post 135 beat North Parkland 7-5 in the Pennsylvania Junior Legion State Championship tournament on Tuesday at First Commonwealth Field. The win means that Post 135 will finish no worse ...