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Dragon netters earn hard-fought win over Mercyhurst Prep

ERIE — The Warren Dragons boys tennis team traveled to the Pennbriar Athletic Club on Monday to open their season against Mercyhurst Prep. The Dragons came away with a hard-fought 3-2 victory. In first singles, junior Lionel Eason fell to Neil Chen 6-0, 6-1. “Neil is new to Mercyhurst ...

Seven Warren County basketball players named to all-region teams

Warren County was well-represented as District 10-region all-star basketball teams were released on Sunday. For the girls, Warren sophomore guard Margo Loutzenhiser (Region 6) and Eisenhower senior forward Kirsten Baran (Region 3) were first team choices as voted on by region coaches. ...

Vincent has best start of season for Bonnies

Casey Vincent helped the St. Bonaventure baseball team pick up a win over Saint Louis last week, starting on the mound in a 6-5 Atlantic 10 victory. Vincent wasn’t credited with the win, but scattered six hits and two earned runs over seven innings of work. He struck out five batters and ...

McCullough a national qualifier

One of the long-standing programs of the Warren County YMCA within its 150 years is the Y’s outstanding swimming program. The swim program teaches youth to adults how to swim. In return, this program turns out excellent athletes like Paige McCullough, a member of the Warren Dolphins swim ...

Value substance over style

Last Friday, Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics. In the locker room after the game it was a celebratory mood, as teammates surrounded Booker, who held up the number ‘70’ much like Wilt Chamberlain did after his 100-point game. Flash forward a ...

Dragons impressive in opening win over Meadville

A fourth-inning rally helped Warren begin the season on a high note with a 6-2 win over Meadville in non-region action Wednesday at Old Legion Field. After falling behind 2-0 early in the game, the Dragon bats broke out on the second trip through the lineup. Warren plated five runs in the ...

Spargo inducted into RMU Hall of Fame

Former Warren softball standout Jill Spargo was recently inducted into the Robert Morris Atheltic Hall of Fame. The turning point in Spargo’s softball career occurred in the eighth grade. That’s when her father said it was time for a switch. So, this Warren native went from batting ...

Warren-Eisenhower battle in softball scrimmage

Warren and Eisenhower got together for a scrimmage on Wednesday at the Old Legion Field complex in North Warren. The scrimmage served as a tune-up for both teams as they prepare for their regular season openers – Warren on Friday at Meadville and Eisenhower at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Kane.

First-year WAHS football coach Morelli intent on building a winner

Spend any time around new Warren Area High School head football coach Mark Morelli and you can tell that he’s old school. You can hear it in his voice, but more importantly it’s in his actions. That was on display Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Field where a group of 75 young men got ...

Meadville falls to Archbishop Wood in Class 5A title game

HERSHEY — History was going to be made regardless of the outcome of Friday’s PIAA Class 5A boys final. Meadville and Archbishop Wood both entered the game in search of the first state championship in program history — when the dust settled, it was Wood celebrating a 73-40 win over the ...

Local trio helps Thiel sweep doubleheader

A trio of Warren County products helped the Thiel College baseball team sweep a double-header against Medaille on Thursday, as the Tomcats went on to win 7-6 and 8-7. Warren Area High School graduate Matt Hultquist collected five hits on the day, including a home run in Game 2 that gave Thiel ...

Kennedy Catholic boys win state title; Villa Maria falls

HERSHEY — Kennedy Catholic won its second state championship in as many years with a 73-56 victory over Girard College in the Class 1A final Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. The Golden Eagles have now won a record-tying eight titles and are second in PIAA history with 96 postseason ...

Strong Vincent to play for state title

SLIPPERY ROCK – A 24-11 third quarter surge lifted Strong Vincent past Quaker Valley 73-64 and into the Class 4A state championship game on Tuesday at Slippery Rock University. David Morris once again led the way with 25 points, including a 3-pointer at the end of the first half to tie the ...

What will be this year’s big story?

Well that was a fun couple of days, wasn’t it? After much complaint about the lack of upsets in the first round of the tournament, the second round certainly didn’t disappoint. Bam! Down goes No. 1 and defending champ Villanova on Saturday, then No. 2 Louisville on Sunday afternoon and ...

VanHoutens, Anderson off to strong starts for SRU track

The Slippery Rock University track and field teams got their outdoor seasons underway with appearances at two meets in North Carolina on back-to-back weekends. Eisenhower’s Jacob VanHouten and Warren’s Sabrina Anderson picked up where they left off last year with a pair of strong early ...

Meadville punches ticket to state championship game

ALTOONA – Meadville is heading to the PIAA Class 5A state championship game. The Bulldogs overcame early foul trouble, getting 20 points from Lashon Lindsay to beat Northeastern 56-49 in the PIAA semifinals on Monday at Altoona High School. Armoni Foster scored 18 points and Strong ...

Lady Dragons end season at PIAA championships

LEWISBURG – A terrific season for Lydia Latimer, Paige McCullough, Gabby Hahn and Cara Anderson came to an end at the PIAA Class 3A swimming championships at Bucknell University on Saturday and Sunday. Action got underway on Saturday, with that quartet taking 22nd in the 200 medley realy ...

Morris leads Vincent into PIAA semifinals

The legend of Strong Vincent senior guard David Morris just keeps growing. Morris scored 28 points, 22 of which came in the second half to lead the Colonels to a rout of New Castle, 68-43 in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals Saturday. Vincent (26-3) was dominant from start to finish, ...

Warren grads Wilson, Bupp finding success on college diamond

Paige Wilson continued her impressive freshman season for the Cal U Lady Vulcans with 13 hits at the PFX Spring Games held this week in Clermont, Florida. After a few strong games early in the week, Wilson added a 2-for-3 day against Philadelphia U and went 2-for-4 against Nova Southeastern. ...

Lady Dragons embark on state meet

The Lady Dragons will have a chance to compete against the best this weekend at Bucknell University. Four Warren swimmers — Lydia Latimer, Paige McCullough, Cara Anderson and Gabby Hahn — will be in action at the PIAA Class 3A Swimming Championships held Saturday and Sunday at the Kinney ...