Local Sports

Public vs Private

State legislators are set to discuss the issue of separate public and private championships during a public hearing Monday in Harrisburg. According to a press release, state Representative Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks), chairman of the PIAA Legislative Oversight Committee, will “hold a public ...

NCAA making positive strides with new rules

On Wednesday, the NCAA announced two important rule changes in regards to transferring and redshirting. The transfer rule eliminates the permission-to-contact process, meaning student-athletes in any sport can transfer and receive a scholarship without asking their school for permission, ...

NAHL team announces relocation to Jamestown

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the Philadelphia Rebels have relocated their membership to Jamestown, New York, where they will continue to play in the NAHL’s East Division during the 2018-19 season. “With now having a nice balance of six teams in our East ...

Post 135 Junior Legion falls to Wesleyville, 6-2

Wesleyville scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach on its way to a 6-2 Junior Legion win over Post 135 at Legion Field Tuesday. Post 135 committed a trio of errors in the inning that allowed all three runs to come across. Wesleyville came into the ...

Rocky Grove beats North Catholic, advances to PIAA title game

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Eisenhower has some company. By virtue of its 2-1 win over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Monday in the Class 2A semifinals, Rocky Grove becomes the first District 10 baseball team since the Knights in 2015 to advance to a PIAA final. The Orioles are looking to make ...

Erie Steelheads win tourney title; Mid-Atlantic Red Sox go 4-0

A number of Warren County players are continuing their baseball and softball seasons in summer travel ball. This section will provide a weekly roundup of those players, as information is available. – – – Erie Steelheads 16U (Micah Passmore, Ryan Rafalski, Mitch ...

What a year

I made my return to the Times Observer a little more than a year ago. I knew coming in the county had some high caliber athletes. Little did I understand just how good they are. Having arrived just after the end of the 2017 spring sports season, I was sure I’d have to wait until August ...

Rocky Grove, Meadville to play in state semi-finals at Slippery Rock Monday

There will be a District 10 doubleheader during the PIAA state baseball semi-finals Monday at Slippery Rock. Rocky Grove and Meadville will be playing for a trip to the state championship game. The Orioles will take the field at Critchfield Park first when they take on District 7’s ...

Tony Stewart returns to race at Stateline Saturday

DUNDEE, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is returning to upstate New York to race for the first time in nearly four years. Stewart and his All Star Circuit of Champions are scheduled to compete at three tracks, starting at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee near Watkins Glen on ...

Irwin a Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of Year

Warren’s Adam Irwin is certainly closing out his high school career — academically and athletically — in grandiose fashion. He was his class salutatorian, and was recently named the District 10 Region 6 Pitcher of the Year. Now he’ll add Times Observer Scholar-Athlete award winner to ...

Sheffield’s Grubbs Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of 2018

Sheffield senior Mya Grubbs is one of those people you notice immediately when she walks in a room. Outgoing, fun, positive – those words could be used to describe her, but she is also an intense competitor both in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in the community. Those are traits ...

Brains & braun

The following students were nominated by their schools for the 2018 Times Observer Scholar-Athlete Award: Paige Mineweaser-Youngsville Paige is the vice president and secretary of the Youngsville Student Council and National Honor Society. She’s been a member of Students Against ...

Post 135 Jr. Legion earns win over Corry

Warren Post 135 broke a 1-1 tie with a 5-run sixth en route to a 9-1 at Corry in Junior Legion action Thursday. Ben Berdine and Bryce Blair led the offensive attack with two RBI each. Tyler Gustafson hit a leadoff double to start the sixth and James Swanson followed with a single. Berdine ...

Meadville baseball advances to PIAA  semifinals

DUBOIS, Pa.– The Meadville Bulldogs just might be a team of destiny. Nick Frantz’s RBI single brought in Zach Wilson as the Bulldogs (15-5) walked-off against Bellefonte 4-3, advancing to the PIAA Class 4A semifinals. It was another comeback win for Meadville, which has won all of its ...

Post 135 teams earn a pair of victories

A four run fifth inning put Warren Post 135 up for good as it rallied to be Corry Northwest Savings Bank, 8-6, in Senior Legion action at Columbus Field Wednesday. Braidy Blair had a RBI double in the inning to pace Post. Blair finished 1-3 with two RBI. Derek Knapp went five innings for ...

Franklin native Guth drafted by Braves

Former Franklin High School standout Zach Guth was selected in the 26th round of the 2018 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Guth, a left-handed pitcher who attends Harford Community College in Bel Air, MD, went 10-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 11 starts for the Fighting Owls this season. ...

Fix This: PIAA pitch count ruling creates unnecessary controversy

Leading 3-2 with two outs in the seventh inning last Wednesday, State College pitcher Kevin Karstetter got McDowell’s Jackson Hower to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the game. Instead of celebrating a berth in the first round of the PIAA class 6A baseball tournament, the Little ...