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Local trap shooters shine at Pennsylvania State Shoot Four local shooters earned awards during the 126th Pennsylvania State Shoot in Elysburg, Pennsylvania last week. Laura Spiridon won the non resident Lady 1 runner-up Friday with a 95x100 in the Championship doubles event. She then broke ...

Football fever

All three Warren County high school football teams got a chance to see how spring conditioning programs improved their skill position players in the first of a series of 7-on-7 competitions at War Memorial Field Thursday. Warren, Sheffield and Eisenhower competed in a round robin style ...

Blair strikes back

In a game featuring two runs scored on errant throws to first base, a rundown ending in a double play and solid pitching, Chris White’s walk-off single gave Blair a 3-2 win over Post 135 at Legion Field Wednesday. It was a reversal of fortunes for the teams as Post earned the walk-off win ...

Thanks for another great year

It may have been a little later this year, but the 2016-17 school year officially came to a close on Friday with commencement ceremonies across the county. With that in mind, I want to take some time to do what I do every year, which is gush unapologetically about the amazing people who I ...

Barnyard questions

Preparations are underway for the annual Barnyard Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, June 24. However, any teams still wishing to register for the event should do so quickly, as extenuating circumstances have reduced the number of registered teams to the point ...

Blair’s offense erupts in win over Post 658

Blair batted around in every inning on its way to a 26-3 win over Youngsville Post 658 Wednesday. Blair sent 15 batters to the plate in the first, 10 in the second and 16 in the third. Each hitter scored at least one run and had at least one RBI. Blair scored 10 in the first inning. Aidan ...

Peterson leads contingent of D-9, 10 players taken in MLB draft

Wednesday was a big day for former District 9 and 10 standouts, with five of them hearing their names called on Day 3 of the 2017 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Prominent among those was St. Bonaventure shortstop Cole Peterson, a 13th round selection (395th overall) of the Detroit ...

Cummings earns Co-Player of the Year honors in Region 6 as 6 Dragons honored

In a season that saw them go 17-5 and share the Region 6 title with Harbor Creek and advance to the District 10 Class 4A semifinals, the Warren Dragons were well-represented on the Region 6 all-star team. Sophomore outfielder Austyn Cummings shared Region 6 Player of the Year honors with ...

Learning to Lose

“You lost today kid, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it.” – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade I hate losing. Hate it with every fiber of my being. I have pushed myself much further than I thought possible (or probably should have, given the circumstances at times. Hello church ...

Bickling named to All-District 10 team

Warren’s Mackenzie Bickling had a stellar sophomore season on the soccer field, and she reeled in another award with the school year coming to a close. The junior-to-be was one of 18 female soccer players named to the All-District 10 teams, garnering second team honors. Bickling earned ...

Ike’s Talasky earns top honors in Region 4

It was another banner year for junior TerryLee Talasky and the Eisenhower girls track and field program and they were rewarded when the District 10 all-region teams were officially released on Sunday. Talasky, who earned fifth place in the 400 at the PIAA championships, was named Region 4 ...

In first meeting of season, Post 135 comes back to beat Blair

Drake Gens’ walkoff single capped Post 135’s 4-run rally as they came from behind to defeat Blair, 7-6, at Legion Field Monday. Post entered the inning trailing 6-3. Jameson Douvlos and Derek Knapp drew back-to-back, one out walks before Owen Balas blasted a triple to left. Lance ...

Dragons have strong contingent of Region 3 all-stars

Region 3 boys track and field featured a young man who broke a state record, and yet it was a different team that won the team championship, speaking to just how competitive it was. Journey Brown was the athlete, as the Meadville senior and Penn State football commit broke the state record ...

Sports Briefly…

Golf results Mike Davis was low net at 37 on the front nine while Skete Williams and Tim Watkins shared low gross on the back nine – also at 37 – during Jackson Valley men’s league play. Low net of 33 on the front nine was shared by Dennis Finnerty, John Larson, Marty Mineo and Mark ...

Pirates have a ‘Cutch conundrum’

I don’t envy Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington. Not because the Pirates’ season isn’t, to this point, shaping up they way the team and its fans hoped. More so because Huntington is facing a number of roster decisions with no real answers. Tony Watson and Juan Nicasio, both set ...