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Dragons set to battle LeBoeuf in first round

The Warren Dragons boys soccer program has a history of success, both in the regular season and the postseason. That being said, they begin the march to try and bring home the first District 10 championship since 2014 when they travel to Dollinger Field, on the campus of the Prep-Villa ...

Sheffield beats Brockway in thrilling finale

Following Thursday’s match against Elk County Catholic, Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said she knew if her team played that way against Brockway Monday, the Wolverines would send their seniors off with a win. It looked bleak early, but Sheffield fought back and gave seniors Selena Foster ...

Eisenhower girls ready for playoff battle

A year ago, the Eisenhower girls soccer team went into the postseason riding a huge wave of momentum. The Lady Knights had turned a 5-11-1 team into one with a 14-4 record and were scoring goals at a torrid pace. They walked onto the field at Greenville High School somewhat nervous, but ...

Eisenhower, Tidioute volleyball set for playoffs

This season has been somewhat of a revelation for the Eisenhower volleyball program. They took a huge step forward, finishing the regular season with a 7-7 record, and will enter the District 10 Class A volleyball playoffs when they travel to take on Commodore Perry today (7 p.m.). A strong ...

JV battle: Dragons get hard-fought win over Knights

Warren and Eisenhower battled in JV football action on Monday at War Memorial Field, with the Dragons coming out with a hard-fought 30-20 victory in their season finale. Warren’s (4-4) Ethan Benedict and Micah Passmore, as well as Eisenhower’s Cael Black were all over 100 yards on the ...

Zaffino teams up for his 29th regional PBA title

N. CANTON, OHIO — The number started at 1. Then it became 5. Then 10... 15. After Warren’s Jeff Zaffino joined Sammy Ventura to win the PBA50/PBA60 Doubles Park Centre Lanes Central Open earlier this month in Canton, Ohio, the number is now 30. Because Zaffino recently earned his 29th ...

Perfection: Lady Dragons beat DuBois to cap unbeaten regular season

DUBOIS, Pa. – Simply perfect. The Warren Lady Dragons’ volleyball squad put the finishing touches on a remarkable regular season on Saturday afternoon against a very good DuBois team with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-20) win. It’s the first unbeaten regular season in program history, and ...

Cross country competes at Northwest PA Invite

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – All three county cross country programs competed at the Northwest Pennsylvania Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, the final tune-up before the District 10 Championships this coming weekend at Sharon’s Buhl Park. Warren’s Graham Carr led all county finishers with a ...

Lady Lions finish second at NPCC tourney

OIL CITY, Pa. – Warren County Christian School wrapped up a terrific season with a second place finish at the New Penn Christian Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Lions beat Erie Bethel 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-23) in the semifinals on Friday and fell to Meadville Calvary Baptist ...

Let’s show our support

One of the things I love about living in Warren County is how tight-knit much of the community is. We know our neighbors, lend each other a helping hand and are there to support each other through good times and bad. I’ve witnessed it so many times I can’t even count, and it never ...

Sheffield drops season finale to O-E

Otto-Eldred’s Cole Sebastian threw for four touchdowns and ran for another in a 47-8 win over Sheffield on Saturday. The Wolverines also gave up a 30-yard interception return for a score and a 70-yard second half kickoff return for one as well. Sebastian completed 7-of-13 passes for 205 ...

Total domination: Dragons roll past Franklin for biggest win since 2012

The battle of the top two passing offenses in District 10 between Warren and Franklin never materialized, with Knights quarterback Ian Haynes ruled out due to injury. What did transpire Friday night at War Memorial Field was the most dominant performance by a Dragon team in six years. The ...

Fireworks show: Knights fall in shootout to Cochranton

COCHRANTON, Pa. - A game that began as a defensive slugfest quickly turned into an offensive fireworks show in the fourth quarter. In the end, Cochranton was able to outlast visiting Eisenhower, 50-34, to clinch third place in Region 2 and a date with West Middlesex in the postseason. ...

Superstar Seniors: Warren volleyball sweeps McDowell in home finale

It was a fitting home finale for a group of seniors that have etched their name into the Warren volleyball history books. And they are far from done. The group of Lydia Latimer, Celia Chase, Julia Lobdell, Ellie Lobdell, Trinity Wennberg and Kadee Merenick sent their home careers out in ...

D-10’s two best passing offenses meet when Warren, Franklin battle

Two games remain on the schedule for the Warren Dragons football team this season, beginning tonight when they host Franklin at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Field. It promises to be an entertaining game, featuring the high-flying aerial attack of Franklin against Warren’s vast array of weapons. ...

Knights hit the road to take on Cochranton

With a 30-8 setback at Maplewood last week, Eisenhower’s playoff hopes were dashed. A win would have given the Knights a chance to finish as one of the top teams in Region 2, and potentially a .500 record in region play. Both scenarios that coach Jim Penley could use to justify his team’s ...

District 10 Game of the Week: Sharpsville at West Middlesex

For the second straight week, Sharpsville will be one half of the Times Observer’s District 10 Game of the Week. The Blue Devils are certainly hoping for a better outcome this time around. Last week, Wilmington showed why it’s one of the top 2A teams in the state when the Greyhounds ...

District 9 Game of the Week: Smethport at Coudersport

This is how the North will be won. It’s Smethport and Coudersport for the first District 9 Small School North Division crown. It’s a Hubbers (8-0 Overall, 4-0 North) team that calls to past some of the dominant teams of the early to mid 1990s squads. This group is carving out its ...

High School Football Predictions

CLOSE'S PICKS Warren County Warren 49, Franklin 35 Eisenhower 28, Cochranton 7 Otto-Eldred 42, Sheffield 8 – – – District 10 Farrell 49, Greenville 7 Mercer 35, Lakeview 0 Reynolds 21, Northwestern 14 Union City 35, Cambridge Springs 8 Maplewood 42, Saegertown ...

TCCS wins thriller; Sheffield battles Elk County Catholic

A night after dropping a 5-set thriller, Tidioute Community Charter School came right back to reverse their fortunes with a 5-set win over visiting Union Thursday. The Bulldogs won 25-22, 16-25, 25-23, 22-25 and 16-14. Greysen Fors had a pair of aces, three kills, eight digs and 17 assists, ...