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Rafalski fires no-hitter against LeBoeuf, Dragons triumph

ERIE, Pa. – Ryan Rafalski is putting it all together at the right time for the Warren Dragons. In a season full of solid pitching performances to date, the junior took it to another level against Fort LeBoeuf on Tuesday, hurling a no-hitter and striking out 11 in the process at Ainsworth ...

Warren softball clinches share of Region 7 title

Warren clinched at least a share of the Region 7 title with an 18-1 win over visiting Villa Maria on Tuesday. Six of Warren’s starters celebrated their Senior Day prior to the contest, and continued to celebrate with a seven-run first inning. Warren would score 11 more in the second ...

Sheffield falls to Elk County Catholic

Sheffield softball had early opportunities to catch visiting Elk County Catholic, but couldn’t get a hit with runners in scoring position in an 11-0, six inning loss Tuesday. The Crusaders scored four runs in the first inning, then gradually chipped away until they had a 10-run lead. ...

Young Eagles shine against Seneca

WATTSBURG, Pa. – It was time to shine for some of the youngest members of the Youngsville Eagles track and field teams on Tuesday. And while both squads fell short in the team results, there were a number of breakout performances. Sophomore Phoenix Lindell won the 400 and 200 for the ...

Four more Knights qualify for districts

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Titsuville’s track and field teams secured the Region 4 title with a sweep of visiting Eisenhower Tuesday. The Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Knights, 102-47, while the boys won 95-55. The sweep capped an undefeated season for both teams. Eisenhower had four more ...

Warren track teams earn sweep over visiting Franklin

On a perfect day for a meet, the Warren boys and girls rolled to victories over visiting Franklin – 103-38 for the girls and 76-65 for the boys. The girls took first in 15 events en route to the win, including all three relays. Lydia Latimer won the 200, 400 and high jump, clearing 5-3 ...

Dragons fall by 1 run to Harbor Creek for 2nd time

Warren fell into 4-0 and couldn’t come all the way back in a 4-3 Region 7 loss to visiting Harbor Creek Monday. The win clinched at least a share of the Region 7 title for the Huskies, their second straight region championship. All four of the Dragons’ losses this season have been by a ...

Warren softball rolls past Harbor Creek

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – The Warren Lady Dragons took advantage of six Harbor Creek errors and used a balanced offensive attack en route to a 9-1 victory. The win gave Warren (11-1 overall, 4-0 Region 7) a sweep of the regular-season series. Ellie Lobdell was brilliant once again, allowing just ...

Eisenhower powers past Iroquois

Eisenhower struck early, then closed the game with a flourish in an 11-1 Region 4 win over visiting Iroquois Monday. The Knights got another complete game win, this time from Tegan Gray, to pick up their second-straight victory. Zane Alexander had three hits and Zach Rohlin a pair of RBI to ...

Lady Knights earn win over District 9 foe Smethport

Eisenhower picked up its third win of the season, 9-6 over Smethport on Monday. Alexis Courtney belted three hits, while Lexi Head had a double and two RBI. Courtney was the winning pitcher, striking out seven. “I’m glad to see them finally playing like the strong team I know they ...

Sheffield falls to Johnsonburg

Emily Leichtenberger, Marissa Grubbs and Ashley Frederick all had monster days at the plate for Sheffield, but it wasn’t enough in an 18-4, 6-inning loss to Johnsonburg on Monday. Johnsonburg, one of top teams in District 9, scored multiple runs in each of the first three innings and six ...

Balanced Warren attack leads to 10th straight victory

Great pitching and timely hitting has been a recipe for success for Warren softball, and it was again on Saturday against Franklin. Kelsey Stuart, Lex Nyquist and Celia Chase all came up with key hits against Franklin ace Gracie Stryffeler, and Ellie Lobdell was once again brilliant on the ...

Dragon offense keeps rolling as win streak reaches six

There isn’t much slowing down the Warren offense these days. Jamestown (NY) was the latest victim, as the Dragons collected 13 hits and cruised to a 14-0, 5-inning win. The victory is the sixth straight for Warren, which has outscored its opponents 53-8 during their recent surge “We ...

Eisenhower impressive at Coudy Invite

Lydia Giannini, Caroline Smelko, Currie Hultman, Alexi Milburn, Cyrus Hazeltine, Carter Knapp and Nate Holt helped lead the Eisenhower Knights at the Coudersport Invitational on Friday. Giannini earned a pair of second-place finishes in the discus and shot put, while Hultman was second in the ...

Warren, Youngsville compete at Oil City Invitational

OIL CITY, Pa. – Naomi Swartzbaugh and Jake Hogg led the Youngsville Eagles at the Oil Country Invitational on Saturday. Warren competed as well, with some of their top athletes in action at the Altoona Invitational. Swartzbaugh won the 300 hurdles with a blistering time of 47.68 and she ...

Rafalski drives in 7, powers Dragons past Bradford

Tweaking his stance just a little bit proved to make a big difference for Warren's Ryan Rafalski. The Dragon junior got off to a slow start at the plate this season, but busted out in a big way on Friday, going 3-for-3 with a 3-run home run, two doubles and seven RBI, leading Warren to its ...

Trumbull, Eisenhower blank county rival Youngsville

Eisenhower pitcher Owen Trumbull gave up consecutive base hits to start the game at Youngsville Friday. He didn’t allow another runner to reach until the fifth inning as the sophomore threw a complete game shutout in the Knights 10-0 win over the Eagles. “I was locked in from the ...

Eagles, Knights softball split

The Youngsville and Eisenhower softball teams split at doubleheader at Youngsville Friday. The Eagles won the opening game, 13-5, for their first win of the season. The Knights came back to take game 2, 12-5, for the split. “The kids played hard,” Youngsville coach Scott Ishman said. ...

Sheffield rally falls short

TIONESTA, Pa. – Trailing by as many as nine runs, the Sheffield Lady Wolverines softball team never panicked, nearly pulling off a tremendous comeback. Sheffield went into the top of the seventh trailing 17-8, but scored six runs and had the tying run at the plate, but Forest pitcher ...

Second to none

SHARON, Pa. – Warren’s boys tennis team took second place in the annual Tri-County Tournament Wednesday in Sharon. The team of Thomas Lucks and Eli Korb won the tournament title at first doubles. Seth Conarro was a finalist at fourth singles and the doubles team of Max Harrison and Aidan ...