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A tip of the cap to our scholar athletes

Recently I was part of a panel that had the privilege of interviewing Eisenhower's Mallory Trumbull and Louie Head, Youngsville's Hannah Morris, Warren's Evan Suppa and Paige Wilson and Sheffield's Tanner Barr for the Times Observer Male and Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.As you will notice ...

Region 3 honors for Warren track and field

The Warren Dragons found themselves well represented on the Region 3 Track and Field All-Star list with six girls and six boys receiving honors in 12 different events.For the Lady Dragons, senior D.J. Hahn was a first-team all-star in the shot put and second team in the javelin, while fellow ...

A shot of Jameson for the Pirates

Yesterday the Pirates announced that top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon would make his big league debut on Wednesday against the New York Mets.It's been a long, hard road for the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, as he's missed the last two seasons following Tommy John surgery ...

Four District 10 teams moving on in state playoffs

It's on to the Round of 8 for four District 10 teams.In Class A baseball, Rocky Grove moved on to the state quarterfinals with a 7-1 win over Oswayo Valley Monday at Slippery Rock University. Up next for the Orioles will be WPIAL champion Serra Catholic, which earned a 4-3 win over Portage in ...

Offensive firepower: Reagle, Vincent power Blair past Post 658

Blair scored early and often in Tuesday's Senior Legion opener against Youngsville, going on to defeat Post 658 by a final score of 14-3 in five innings at Old Legion Field.Colby Johnson picked up the win on the mound for Blair after allowing three runs on four hits in four innings of work, and ...

District 10 to host eight PIAA state playoff games Monday

District 10's eight championship baseball and softball teams were rewarded with short trips to their PIAA first-round games on Monday.Ainsworth Field in Erie and Slippery Rock University's Jack Critchfield Park will host a pair of baseball games each while only one District 10 team - Class AA ...

Barr, Lemay selected for Varischetti All-Star Game

BROCKWAY Players from Smethport, Port Allegany, Otto-Eldred, Kane and Sheffield will be among those representing the Allegheny Mountain League in the inaugural Frank Varischetti All-Star Game in Brockway July 1.In addition, 12 seniors who received All-State football honors are among the ...

District 10 news and notes

Cathedral Prep and Fort LeBoeuf for the D-10 Class AAA baseball title was billed as a pitching showdown between the Ramblers' Carter Cross and the Bison's Josh Greggs.They were as advertised.In the end it was Cross and the Ramblers that earned a 1-0 win to advance to the PIAA playoffs. Cross, ...

Putting the finishing touches on a terrific year

That went fast.Eisenhower's 5-2 setback to Rocky Grove in the District 10 Class A baseball semifinals marked the end of the scholastic sports year for Warren County schools.There were so many great moments, it's hard to pick just one or two.There are the obvious one's that stick out Louie ...

Corry wins trap league title in shoot-off

When the pressure was on, Corry's shooters delivered in a big way.The Beavers busted 173 out of a possible 175 targets to win the Warren County High School Trap League title in a shoot-off with Warren Blue and Youngsville, which tied for second with matching scores of 165. Those three teams ...

End of a great ride

ERIE - Anything can happen in the game of baseball.Eisenhower was one pitch away from putting up a zero in the top of the first inning before Rocky Grove rallied to score three runs, then went on to defeat the Knights by a final score of 5-2 in Monday's District 10 Class A semifinal game at ...

VanHouten leaves PIAA meet with two medals

SHIPPENSBURG - Noah VanHouten had plenty of reason to smile after this weekend's PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University's Seth Grove Stadium.The Eisenhower High School senior left with a pair of medals after finishing third in the 300 hurdles and sixth in the 110 ...

Knights, Orioles set for Class A playoff rematch

At the beginning of the season, many would have picked Eisenhower and Rocky Grove as the two teams with the best chance of playing for the District 10 Class A Championship.As fate would have it, only one will.The Knights and Orioles will meet Monday at noon in the semifinal round at Erie's ...

SRU’s Anderson, VanHouten earn All-American honors

Not long ago, Sabrina Anderson and Jacob VanHouten were two of the best track and field athletes in Warren County.They are now two of Slippery Rock University's best and as of Friday night, they were among the best in the nation.Anderson and VanHouten each placed high enough in their respective ...

Ike pair advance to semis at state track

SHIPPENSBURG - Four of the five Warren County athletes competing in the PIAA Track and Field State Championships were in action Friday, and two are on to the next round in their events.Eisenhower's Noah VanHouten and TerryLee Talasky still have a chance to medal when action resumes Saturday at ...

End of a great run: Hickory spoils Warren’s chance at three-peat

MEADVILLE Warren was building its way toward a potential third-straight District 10 title. On Friday, however, Hickory was fashioning an upset.The Hornets got a couple of key hits and Sabrina Black limited the potent Warren lineup in a 4-2 victory for the Mercer County school that clinched ...

Ike baseball to face RG at Ainsworth in D-10 semifinal

Eisenhower baseball is Warren County's last remaining team on the diamond this season.Friday, the Knights found out where their District 10 Class A semifinal against Rocky Grove will be.Ike will be at Ainsworth Field on 24th and Washington Place in Erie at 12 p.m. on Monday.The other semifinal ...

Not their night: Errors prove costly for Dragons in loss to Bison

ERIE - Inexperience has been a thorn in Warren's side all season, and it was again Thursday in a 7-2 loss to Fort LeBoeuf in District 10 Class AAA playoff action at Ainsworth Field.The Dragons actually had eight hits to Fort LeBoeuf's seven, but couldn't overcome seven errors in the field as ...

VanHouten leads strong contingent at state track and field

Just making it the state Track and Field championships is a tremendous accomplishment.Now, five Warren County athletes seek to do more on the ultimate stage.Eisenhower's Noah VanHouten, Emily McJunkin and TerryLee Talasky, as well as Warren's Blake Ristau and Lydia Latimer will compete at ...

Warren softball faces Hickory in D-10 semis

Warren softball is going down a familiar road.Last season, the Lady Dragons beat Hickory 3-0 in the semifinal round en route to their second-straight D-10 Class AA title.Their opponent today at 10 a.m. at Allegheny College in Meadville in the semifinals? Hickory.While Warren (16-3) held off a ...