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After 17 years, the emotions are real

Like the Buffalo Bills did after their 22-16 win over Miami, I watched with interest the end of the Cincinnati-Baltimore game. When teams need help in end-of-year playoff scenarios, they and their fan base often become fans of a certain team, if only briefly. I’ve never seen anything quite ...

Eisenhower falls to Corry in holiday title game

CORRY – Corry outscored Eisenhower 19-4 in the fourth quarter to earn a 58-41 win over the Knights in the Corry Holiday Tournament title game on Saturday night. Jaydon Hayes, coming off a 40-point performance in an overtime win over Titusville on Friday, scored a game-high 22 points. ...

Hayes explodes for 40 points in Eisenhower OT win

CORRY – Sometimes on the basketball court, the best player simply just takes over. That was the case on Friday, as Eisenhower’s Jaydon Hayes exploded for a career-high 40 points as the Knights earned a 72-67 overtime win over a talented Titusville squad in the opening round of the Corry ...

Dragons rout VisionQuest in consolation game

OIL CITY – Warren bounced back from a close loss to Rocky Grove with an easy 78-30 win over VisionQuest in the consolation game of the Oil City Blue & White Holiday Tournament. Jake Kupchella scored a game-high 22 points as the Dragons (4-4) knocked off VQ for the second time this ...

Warren suffers close loss to defending W.Va. state champ Fairmont

CALIFORNIA – Warren might be the best 1-win team in the state going into the new year. And while it’s not something they would have signed up for at the start of the season, they nevertheless have a lot to build on following a 48-43 setback to defending West Virginia state champion ...

Dragons fall to Huskies on the mat

The Warren Dragons suffered a tough loss to the Harbor Creek Huskies at Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium on Friday, 62-9. “I thought we would win a lot more of these matches, but we did not and that’s okay,” said Warren coach Dean Johnson. The Dragons’ varsity line-up contains four freshmen, ...

Dragons fall in tight battle with Rocky Grove

OIL CITY – Warren played one really good half against Rocky Grove in the Oil City Blue & White Holiday Tournament, but a poor third quarter proved to be too much to overcome in a 71-64 setback. Rocky Grove (7-1), currently listed as ‘Others to Watch’ in the Class 2A state rankings, ...

Lady Dragons drop game to WPIAL power Canon-McMillan

CALIFORNIA – Warren has faced its fare share of challenges in the early season, and that continued on Thursday at the Cal U. Holiday Classic against Canon-McMillan. Despite 15 points and four assists from junior guard Margo Loutzenhiser, the Lady Dragons fell to one of the top 6A teams in ...

Overtime Blues

Sheffield’s boys basketball team opened its season with a heartbreaking loss to Port Allegany in the opening game of the Sheffield Tip-Off Tournament. The Wolverines again found themselves hosting a tournament Wednesday, this time the Sheffield Holiday Tournament. Different tournament, ...

Eisenhower, Youngsville girls drop tourney games

KANE – The trio of Alexis Constantino, Wendy Beveridge and KK Girvan combined for 54 points as Clarion knocked off Eisenhower 62-33 in the opening round of the Kane Christmas Tournament. A 19-7 run in the second quarter put Clarion (2-4) up 16 at halftime, and they maintained control ...

Tourney time

The holiday week continues with some basketball, as many of our local teams are in action in the coming days. In Sheffield, the Wolverines will host the Sheffield Sports Boosters Christmas Tournament, looking to get in the win column before the calendar turns to 2018. They will play Union ...

Home away from home

ERIE – The Youngsville and Sheffield girls basketball teams got a chance to experience playing on a much larger stage than they’re typically used to when the cross-county rivals squared off Saturday. An offensive outburst in the second quarter helped the Eagles to a 58-33 win over the ...

Big fourth quarter lifts Dragons past Conneaut in Region 6 opener

Warren knows that protecting its home court in Region 6 play is vital. And while they might have taken an interesting route to get there, they did just that on Friday, beating Conneaut 70-55 at Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium. It was a game that saw the Dragons lead by 16 in the first half, ...

Knights top Cochranton for first win of season

Eisenhower closed out the most grueling part of its schedule with its most complete game to date this season. The result was a much-needed 50-44 win over visiting Cochranton Friday. “It’s good to get that win off our back,” Eisenhower coach Ryan Williams said. “We’ve got the tough ...

Lady Dragons drop Region 6 road contest at Harbor Creek

HARBOR CREEK – A grueling schedule continued for the Warren Lady Dragons on Friday, and they just ran out of steam on the road at Harbor Creek. Warren trailed just 23-22 early in the third quarter, but Harbor Creek rattled off 31 of the game’s final 33 points en route to a 54-24 Region 6 ...

Lady Dragons battle in close loss to Mercyhurst Prep

While they aren’t big on moral victories, the Warren Lady Dragons nevertheless have plenty to build on following a 55-46 loss to powerhouse Mercyhurst Prep on Thursday. Playing again without point guard Autumn Hultberg, they got 18 points from Margo Loutzenhiser as well as strong efforts ...

New proposed D-10 regions see several key changes

District 10 released its proposed regions for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, with several changes on tap for Warren County Schools. The first change comes in the fall for Warren football, which will now share Region 5 with Fort LeBoeuf, General McLane, Oil City, Meadville, Franklin and ...

Valiant effort: Eagles’ comeback bid comes up just short vs. Saegertown

Youngsville’s boys basketball nearly overcame a 13-point halftime deficit, but came up just short in a 46-42 loss to visiting Saegertown Wednesday. “The first half was some of the first varsity time for some of these guys,” Youngsville coach Jesse DeLoof said. “This was promising to ...