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Warren girls roll past Corry

CORRY, Pa. – After a week off from game action and no practice on Wednesday, Warren coach Lisa LaVan was slightly concerned that her team may come out a little sluggish on the road against Corry on Thursday. Quite the opposite happened, as it turned out. Warren rattled off the first 20 ...

Warren honors past, present coaches, battles Cathedral Prep

On a night when the past was honored, Warren wrestlers channeled the spirit of that past and battled Erie Cathedral Prep to the end in the Joseph A. Massa Memorial Gymnasium Thursday. The Ramblers came away with a 51-22 win to clinch the Region 5 title, but the Dragons stayed within striking ...

Tidioute boys earn victory over Calvary

MEADVILLE, Pa. – The Tidioute Bulldogs took care of business on Thursday, grinding out a 48-35 win at Calvary Baptist. Patrick Shields had 15 points and 14 rebounds and Jared Veasey 12 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulldogs (9-5 overall) pulled away in the second half. “We knew it was ...

Ike girls put scare into Region 2 leader Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Eisenhower put a scare into Region 2 leader Cambridge Springs on Thursday. Now all the Lady Knights need to do is finish. Ike led for large stretches of the first half and trailed by just 3, 21-18 at halftime, before a 24-6 third-quarter surge lifted the Blue ...

Sweet revenge: Dragons make big plays late to take down Titusville in OT.

After letting their first meeting against Titusville slip away on the road, the Warren boys felt like they owed the Rockets. They were able to turn the tables this time around, outlasting their Region 6 counterparts in a 59-54 overtime victory at Joseph A. Massa Gymnasium on Tuesday. And ...

Eagles push Region 3 leader Cochranton to the brink

For 26 minutes Tuesday, Youngsville gave Region 3 leader Cochranton all it could handle and then some. Unfortunately for the Eagles, games last 32 minutes and those final six minutes belonged to the Cardinals as they came away with a 61-47 win over their hosts. “We can’t play for just ...

Setting a bad example

I’ve noticed a rather disturbing trend during the last 11 months or so. It started during the basketball playoffs last year with just two words. “You suck!” The words themselves aren’t overly antagonistic. I hear worse almost daily, and as a player I’m sure I said much worse to my ...

Letter to the Sports Editor

As the basketball rules interpreter for District 10, the following letter was sent to all state associations, including the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, from the National Federation of State High School Associations focusing on the shortages of high school basketball ...

Tidioute boys get historic win

Tuesday night featured a little bit of history for the Tidioute boys basketball team. Jared Veasey scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs picked up their first-ever Region 1 victory with a 40-34 win over Commodore Perry. “It’s good for the kids, they really ...

Lady Knights roll to victory

The Eisenhower girls methodically took care of business on Tuesday, beating Tidioute 59-34. Lydia Giannini had another double-double with 22 points and 18 rebounds, Emiley Wheeler had 14 points and Lilee Renninger 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals. “A win is a win, we’ll take ...

Dragon matmen drop close one to Titusville

Titusville wrestlers pinned their way out of an early deficit to defeat Warren, 43-34, in the Joseph A. Massa Memorial Gymnasium Monday. Four forfeits had the Dragons up 24-7 early, but the Rockets closed the match with four straight pins to get the win. “We were beat by the better ...

To those who constantly blame officials, be better

The non-call heard ‘round the world occurred late in the fourth quarter of a tie NFC Championship Game between the Rams and Saints on Sunday. You all know what happened, of course. Rams’ defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman hit Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball got there, ...

Nelson to receive HOF induction

STOW, OH. – The USA Karate Federation has unveiled its 2019 Hall of Fame Class, to be inducted at a black-tie ceremony on March 9, at the SYB Party Center 4157 Hudson Drive Stow, Ohio. Kimio Nelson of Warren, was nominated as an inductee into the Hall of Fame as an Athlete. Nelson is a 3-time ...

Lady Dragon swimmers beat Titusville

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – The Warren Area High School swim teams traveled to Titusville and earned a split with the Rockets, the girls winning 97-63 and the boys falling by a similar score, 96-72. Paige Johnson was one of a number of swimmers who turned in a big meet for the girls, winning the 200 ...

Eagles roll past Knights in Backyard Brawl

The Eisenhower boys have got the best of Youngsville in their Backyard Brawl rivalry in recent years. Friday was a much different story. Gage Hendrickson scored 17 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and the Eagles got a strong game from their bench en route to a 50-26 win. “It’s ...

Dragons fall victim to hot-shooting Corry in Region 6 battle

One of the old adages in sports is, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” The boys basketball game between Corry and Warren in the Joseph A. Massa Memorial Gymnasium Friday was about the start, and the finish. The Beavers started quickly and closed strongly, while the Dragons ...

Eisenhower girls beat Youngsville for second time

A rivalry was renewed on the hardwood at Eisenhower High School Friday night. The Lady Knights and Youngsville Lady Eagles battled for 32 minutes. In the end, the combination of Emiley Wheeler and Lydia Giannini proved too much as they led the Knights to a 44-27 win. Both players registered a ...

Tidioute falls to Jamestown

Tidioute ran into a buzzsaw on Friday, falling to Region 1 foe Jamestown (PA) 86-42. The Muskies used their height to their advantage, getting a monster game out of 6-3 senior Elliot Steadman, who poured in 30 points. “We got down four early, missed three easy ones in the paint, and it ...