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Warren grad Sabrina Anderson to train with USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team

Sabrina Anderson, a 2013 graduate of Warren Area High School, is headed to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center to train with the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team as a skeleton athlete. Skeleton is a winter sliding sport in which a single athlete rides a small skeleton sled head-first down a ...

Lady Dragons roll past Hickory, return to D-10 title game

MEADVILLE, Pa. – The Warren volleyball team is exactly where it wants to be. Back in the District 10 Class 3A title game. The Dragons (17-0) earned that trip with a sweep over Hickory in the semifinals at the “House of Thrills” Thursday. “They’re ready for this,” Warren ...

Always team-first, Warren back where they deserve to be

The Warren Lady Dragons made no bones about where they were planning on being this season. Just moments after last year’s loss in the District 10 title game to General McLane, they vowed they would be back – and win it. They will now have the opportunity for that moment following a 3-0 ...

High School Football picks

CLOSE'S PICKS District 10 Oil City 24, General McLane 21 Cathedral Prep 49, Fort LeBoeuf 7 Grove City 56, Girard 8 Mercyhurst Prep 28, Conneaut 14 Sharon 35, Fairview 0 Slippery Rock 28, Harbor Creek 7 Wilmington 42, Greenville 6 Sharpsville 35, Northwestern 7 Farrell 49, ...

Dragon volleyball sendoff to D10

Hey fans... Help us cheer the Dragon volleyball players as their bus departs WAHS for Saturday’s District 10 championship match; line the sidewalks of 5th Ave. Saturday at 1:15 p.m if you can make it.

Lady Dragons battle Hickory for berth in D-10 championship

When the season ended last November, and the Warren volleyball team had accepted their silver medals after being beat by General McLane in the District 10 title game, the players had only one question on their minds. “We have open gym Monday, right?” they asked assistant coach Sue ...

End of the line

OIL CITY, Pa. – The Warren boys soccer team traveled to Oil City hoping to play the role of David against the soccer Goliath known as Erie Cathedral Prep. In this iteration, the mighty Goliath emerged victorious as the Ramblers eliminated the Dragons with a 5-0 win. “Our game plan ...

Uncharted territory

They’re here. After a 2-0 win over Meadville in the District 10 Class 3A semifinals, the Warren Lady Dragons aim for the first D-10 championship in program history when they take on Hickory today at 5 p.m. at Franklin High School. This is a moment this program has been building towards ...

Warren girls prove they belong on the big stage

Regular season success has come naturally for the Warren Lady Dragons soccer program. The playoffs, however, have been a different story. Until last night. Each of the last two years, Meadville has ended their run, preventing them from the ultimate goal of playing for a District 10 ...

Dragons set for semifinal battle with Prep

The Warren Dragons know the task that’s in front of them today. Awaiting them on the pitch at 5:30 p.m. in Oil City in the District 10 Class 3A semifinals are the Cathedral Prep Ramblers, a juggernaut that no one but Ohio powerhouse Walsh Jesuit has been able to beat this season. At ...

Gurley, Rams buck Vegas, fantasy football

Late in the Los Angeles Rams victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday, L.A. running back Todd Gurley broke free on what looked to be a sure touchdown run. Instead, Gurley slowed and allowed himself to be tackled at the 4. The Rams took a knee to close out the game with a 29-27 win. The ...

How to use the Tik a Tap app

By using the Tik a Tap app, you can purchase presale District 10 playoffs tickets for $6 plus fees, which comes out to about $6.60, a savings over the $8 spectators must pay at the gate. All tickets on the Tik a Tap app must be purchased by noon on the day of the event. To use the app, ...

Back to Hershey! Warren’s Hahn, Ristau qualify for states

SHARON, Pa. – They did it again! Warren juniors Naomi Hahn and Bri Ristau will be returning to the PIAA cross country championships following qualifying performances at the soggy District 10 championships on Saturday at Sharon’s Buhl Park. Hahn raced to a fourth place finish in the ...

Lady Dragons set to battle Meadville

The Warren girls soccer team has a very familiar opponent in the District 10 Class 3A semifinals. Meadville has knocked the Lady Dragons out of the playoffs each of the last two seasons, a trend they look to change today at Greenville High School (5:30 p.m.). The two teams split their ...

Perfect ending

Warren’s 39-0 season-ending victory over St. Marys on Friday at a cold and rainy War Memorial Field was filled with a number of records and milestones, but there’s one number that stood out above all else. Six. The Dragons finish the year 6-4, the first winning mark since 2013, and as ...

Knights close season with lopsided win over Seneca

Eisenhower coach Jim Penley said after last week’s game at Cochranton that he wanted to see his seniors “go out the right way” in the season finale. Senior running back Ethan Chambers scored three first half touchdowns and the senior-laden defense stymied Seneca all night in a 56-6 rout ...

Runners ready for D-10 cross country championships

aclose@timesobserver.com Cross country runners have prepared all season for this moment – the District 10 championships are upon us. Warren, Eisenhower and Youngsville will join their counterparts, with many looking to punch that elusive ticket to states. In 2016, the Warren girls ...

Step one complete: Dragons impressive in quarterfinal win over Grove City

WATERFORD, Pa. – While it looked like business as usual on the court for Warren volleyball Thursday, the Dragons sweep of Grove City carried some extra meaning. The match inside the gym at Fort LeBoeuf High School was the first step in Warren’s march back to the District 10 title game – ...