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Sheffield battles against experienced St. Marys

With each time the Sheffield volleyball team takes the court, there is a sense of optimism. Tuesday against visiting St. Marys, the young Lady Wolverines showed marked improvement. They did lose in three sets, but all of them were very competitive (22-25, 18-25, 20-25) against the Class ...

Lady Lions too much for CCSI

WCCS varsity volleyball played an away match at CCSI and won the match easily in three sets, 25-11, 25-6, and 25-10. CCSI has essentially a new team this year, only two returning players from last year, a young team that has a lot of potential, but their lack of experience was quickly ...

Eisenhower goes four sets with Saegertown

Eisenhower just continues to get better. After beating Youngsville on Thursday, the Lady Knights took the first game from a strong Saegertown team before bowing 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 17-25, 13-25) in a match that showed just how far EHS has come since last year. “I’m very pleased,” ...

Lady Knights dominate over final 40 minutes in shutout win over Maplewood

Lydia Giannini’s two second half goals broke open what had been a 1-goal game at the half and powered Eisenhower to a Region 3 win over visiting Maplewood Monday. Madison Mohney and Caroline Smelko also scored in the Knights’ 4-0 victory, and the defense held the Tigers without a shot on ...

Lady Dragons roll past Franklin

FRANKLIN, Pa. – The Warren Lady Dragons entered their region game against Franklin with a few question marks. Some because Franklin is a new program playing their first season in region play. Other questions were if the team could take the lessons from last week and improve as they head ...

Cover 2: District 10 News and notes

The landscape of District 10 is starting to take shape. While some preseason favorites (Mercyhurst Prep, Farrell, Grove City) have been taking care of business, the district has also seen its share of upsets and disappointing performances. With a third of the season in the books, a few ...

Cover 2: District 9 News and notes

It’s three weeks into the District 9 football season, and we’re starting to see some separation at the top. There were also some incredible performances from Week 3. Let’s check in. – – – Three teams at 3-0 in large school division Clarion, Brockway and Ridgway are all ...

YHS falls at Ridgway

RIDGWAY, Pa. – The Youngsville volleyball team traveled to Ridgway for a non-region match on Monday and fell in three sets, 13-25, 14-25, 11-25. Andrea Sveda had a strong match with 2 kills, 2 blocks, 5 digs and a strong serve-receive effort. Also helping the Lady Eagles were Amber Evans ...

Knights race at Red Devil Invite

BEMUS POINT, NY – Ethan Kellogg ran to a 26h place finish with a time of 18:23.49, helping Eisenhower to an 11th place finish at the Red Devil Invitational at Bemus Point on Saturday. Sydney Welker finished 67th, tops among the girls, with a time of 23:58.22. Madison Cathcart led a ...

Knights battle down to the wire again, but come up just short vs. Mercer

It’s only a matter of time before Eisenhower’s luck starts to change. For the second time in as many games, the Knights went down to the final whistle against an opponent. But for the second time, they once again came up just short, this time 19-13 against Mercer at the Pasture of Pain ...

Dragons sputter in first road game of the season at DuBois

DUBOIS, Pa. -Warren put together a complete game in its season opening win against Fairview. In a week 2 loss to Fort LeBoeuf, the defense struggled and the Dragons were outgunned. Friday night at DuBois, it was the offense’s turn to have trouble getting things going as Warren dropped a ...

Tidioute volleyball earns 3-0 win

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Tidioute volleyball picked up a win on Friday over Forest Area, 3-0 (25-5, 25-7, 25-8). Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs were Greysen Fors with 2 aces, 1 kill, 8 assists; Ariel Meece 1 ace, 1 dig; Brooke Martin 5 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs; Kelsey Nuttall 1 ace, 2 digs; ...

OT winner: Wotorson lifts Warren to 1-0 victory over Erie

There she goes again. For the second time in as many seasons, Warren’s Kyra Wotorson delivered a dramatic game-winning goal against Erie. This time, the sophomore broke a 0-0 tie in overtime off an assist from Kyleigh Wilson at the 6:33 mark of extra time. “I’m not sure they are ...

Backyard statement: Eisenhower battles to 3-1 win over Youngsville

Leading 25-24 and tied at 1-set apiece with county rival Youngsville, Eisenhower’s Currie Hultman delivered big time. With one swing, she sent the Lady Knights to a 26-24 win and gave her team all the momentum in what was a 3-1 (25-21, 15-25, 26-24, 25-10) win in the Backyard Brawl – ...

Dragons looking to bounce back against DuBois

Which Warren Dragons team will show up tonight against DuBois? Will it be the one that looked near-perfect in a season-opening 31-7 win over Fairview, or the one that surrendered 59 points in a shootout loss to Fort LeBoeuf? That question will be answered as the Dragons hit the road for the ...

Knights seek first win, hosting Mercer

It would have been easy for Eisenhower to lick its wounds from a tough season-opener at West Middlesex and come out flat in the home-opener against Union City last week. Instead, the Knights came out firing on all cylinders and marched down the field for a touchdown on the game’s first ...

High School Football Predictions: Week 3

CLOSE'S PICKS Last Week (25-7; Overall 45-20) Warren County Warren 42, DuBois 31 Eisenhower 28, Mercer 14 Coudersport 42, Sheffield 0 District 10 Conneaut 49, Lakeview 7 Western Reserve 28, Cambridge Springs 20 West Middlesex 27, Maplewood 20 St. Edwards 27, Cathedral Prep ...

District 10 Game of the Week: West Middlesex at Maplewood

As part of our annual high school football coverage, the Times Observer has provided weekly previews for all the Warren County teams. We’re expanding on that a bit this year. We’ll still offer in-depth weekly preview stories for Eisenhower, Sheffield and Warren, but we’re also going to ...

District 9 Game of the Week: Elk County Catholic at Redbank Valley

There certainly has been no shortage of surprise results in District 9 through the first two weeks of the season. Just last week, Smethport upended Clarion-Limestone in the Times Observer D-9 Game of the Week, 28-18 over Clarion-Limestone. This week’s game features a pair of D-9 Small ...

Sheffield travels to Coudersport

It’s been a tough start to the season for the Sheffield Wolverines, and things don’t get any easier tonight when they travel to Coudersport to take on a 2-0 Falcons squad that has outscored its opponents 99-6 through two games. The Wolverines have been hit hard by the injury bug, with ...