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Eagles split with UC

Youngsville’s track and field teams opened the 2018 season by earning a split with visiting Union City Thursday. The boys came away with a 93-47 win, while the girls dropped a tough 75-65 decision. “The coaching staff is very proud of the efforts of these athletes today,” Youngsville ...

Devils blank Knights

Cambridge Springs scored multiple runs in four out of five innings as the Blue Devils rolled to a 16-0 win over Eisenhower at Werner Park Friday. The Blue Devils had 12 runs through three innings and, after being shutout in the fourth, put the game away with a 4-run fifth. Defensively, ...

Late rally leads Kane to rout of Sheffield

A 7-run fifth inning broke a close game wide open as Kane defeated visiting Sheffield 16-5 Friday. The Wolves held an 8-5 advantage going into what would prove to be the final inning. “It’s a disappointing outcome because there is no reason we couldn’t play with them,” Sheffield ...

College Corner

WAHS grad inducted into Grove City Athletic HOF Allison (Atwood) Madigan, a Warren Area High School graduate, excelled in both tennis and softball at Grove City College from 2000 to 2004, where she was recently inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Feb. 10, 2018. In tennis, she capped ...

Dragon Sweep: Warren blanks Meadville to earn second win

The Warren Dragons boys tennis team picked up their second win of the season with a 5-0 decision over Meadville at Betts Park on Thursday. At first singles, Alex Fincher defeated Jason Sun 6-0, 7-5. At second singles, Cade Poston defeated Logan Swick 6-3, 6-2. At third singles, Bryce ...

Ike girls sweep Smethport, DCC to open season

SMETHPORT – The Eisenhower girls track and field team started the season off strong, earning a pair of dominating non-region wins over Smethport (109-40) and DuBois Central Catholic (113-38). The boys, meanwhile, beat DCC 101.5-39.5 and fell to Smethport 93-57. TerryLee Talasky and ...

Ike drops home opener to Maplewood

Eisenhower hit the field for its home opener Thursday, falling to a tough Maplewood squad 16-0 in six innings. Maplewood pitcher Angie King was on top of her game, striking out 16 and allowing just two hits. Phoebe Tower and Maddie Fetzeck had the two hits for the Lady Knights, with ...

Dragons stifled by McDowell ace Manzcka

Warren baseball coach Rick Eaton knew his team would need to score early if they were going to continue their hot start to the season with a win against McDowell. Instead, Trojan ace Matt Manzcka kept the Dragons guessing all game long as the junior tossed six shutout innings of three-hit ...

Knights drop high-scoring opener at Maplewood

GUYS MILLS – Eisenhower opened up its 2018 baseball season against Maplewood, falling to the Tigers by a score of 17-12. Maplewood jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, as conditions were awful, played in a rain/snow mix. The Tigers scored four runs in the first inning without the benefit of a ...

Statement Win: Dragons’ offense erupts against Cathedral Prep

ERIE – It might only be two games into the season, but the Warren Dragons are already flexing their collective muscles. On Tuesday, the Dragon offense pounded out 11 hits and scored 10 runs in the final three innings en route to an 11-3 win over Cathedral Prep at Ainsworth Field. The ...

Warren boys open with win over Corry

The Warren track and field team hosted the first of two home meets at War Memorial Field Tuesday and earned a split with Corry. The boys defeated the Beavers 77-64, while the girls dropped a 78-62 decision. “It was not an ideal day for anyone to compete at their best. It was pretty cold ...

Sheffield begins campaign against Coudersport

Despite a chill in the air, the Sheffield boys and girls track teams welcomed Coudersport to Wolverine Mountain Tuesday. The welcome was likely a bit warmer than the Wolverines would have liked as the Falcons swept Sheffield. The boys won 99-41, while the girls came away with a 96-13 ...

Weather not an issue as Dragons blank Franklin in opener

After nearly two full weeks of postponements and cancellations, the Warren Dragons were finally able to take the field for their 2018 home and season opener. The wait was worth it for Warren as Matt Leonard and Colby Johnson combined to throw a three-hit shutout and Derek Knapp and Nate Betts ...

Youngsville grad Ishman, RMU strike gold at Occoquan Sprints

FAIRFAX STATION, VA. – The Robert Morris University rowing team opened its 2018 spring season March 25 by taking part in the Occoquan Sprints in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Highlighting the meet for the Colonials was the Novice 8+, which claimed gold with a time of 8:18.39. RMU finished ...

Winter hanging around, putting spring sports on hold

The winter weather continues to hang on in Northwest Pennsylvania, and with it, the high school spring sports season is having a tough time getting going. Another round of snow flurries, coupled with frigid temperatures had wiped out what would have been the first full week of the season. ...

Moving seasons not the answer

From a fan, player, coach and sports writer perspective, this last week has pretty much sucked. Our extended winter has canceled all but one spring sports event so far and with more rain expected over the next couple of weeks, it looks like the spring schedule will continue to change ...

Warren, Sheffield open trap season with wins

Week one of the high school trap season kicked off on Tuesday evening, with 222 shooters participating. Warren, Sheffield and Corry were the winners, with Warren besting Eisenhower 154-148, Sheffield topping Tidioute 144-140 and Corry defeating Youngsville 172-152. Perfect scores were ...

A great time to be a sports fan

It’s a great week to be a sports fan, arguably one of the best of the year. Actually, I could extend that and go the entire month. And if you don’t believe me, just hear me out. There’s something for everyone. And if you still disagree, well, not sure what to tell you. The week ...

Basketball’s small-ball trend is here to stay

Not long after Villanova made a Final Four record 18 3’s in a 95-79 win over Kansas, Dick Vitale appeared on ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter, and made a plea for the NCAA to move back the 3-point line. The longtime college basketball personality said that the 3-ball is ‘taking away ...