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WCCS volleyball picks up second win of season

ERIE – Warren County Christian picked up its second win of the season on Tuesday, beating Erie First Christian in four sets, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20. Coach Mark Brenner noted the strong play of Emily Cox, who stepped into a starting role with Rachel Beatty out of the lineup due to ...

Cover 2: District 10 News and Notes

Two weeks are now complete in the high school football season, and there has certainly been no shortage of excitement. District 10 has provided plenty of that, and did so again both on and off the field this week. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories. – – – Upon ...

Cover 2: District 9 football news and notes

District 9 has seen a few surprised out of the gate this season, but some trends are also starting to emerge. Here’s a quick look at the week that was. – – – Smethport, Redbank Valley get statement wins In the top two D-9 Small School North/South crossover games, it was a team ...

Fast start: Lady Dragons roll past North East in opener

NORTH EAST, Pa. – New season, new region, same goals. The Warren Lady Dragons Soccer team opened up the 2018 season accomplishing a first for any of the players currently on the team – an opening day win. The 6-0 non-region win over North East Saturday was a great indicator that they are ...

Warren finishes third at LeBoeuf

Warren finished third in their season opening tournament Saturday at Fort LeBoeuf. In the morning pool, Warren went 3-0 defeating Meadville 25-18, Fairview 25-16, and Seneca 25-9 to earn a position in the A pool for the afternoon. There they split 1-1 with Cochranton 25-17, 24-25, beat ...

Dragons too much for North East

The Warren Area High School boys soccer team traveled to North East and came away with a convincing 6-0 win in their opener. “The other coaches and I were concerned the team might be lethargic after not being tested in the preseason matches. Concerns were quickly erased. Our intensity was ...

Youngsville begins campaign with win

OIL CITY, Pa. – Youngsville opened up its 2018 volleyball season with a thrilling win over Oil City in five sets, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 16-14. It was a total team effort, and as a team, the Lady Eagles have a totally different vibe about them. “They played really hard and I ...

Cross country opens at McDowell Invite

ERIE, Pa. – The high school cross country season got underway on Saturday, as Warren and Eisenhower competed in the McDowell Invitational at Brown’s Farm. Individually, the Warren girls trio of Naomi Hahn (fourth overall, 19:52.8), Kayla Gaimbrone (11th, 20:52.5) and Bri Ristau (31st, ...

WCCS picks up first win of young season

SENECA, Pa. – The Warren County Christian School volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night, topping Christian Life Academy in there sets, 25-22, 25-15 and 25-11. It was a total team effort for the Lady Lions, who got strong efforts from Rachel Beatty (17 ...

Wolverines blanked on the road by Union/ACV

The Wolverines were only able to put together 88 yards of offense and committed three turnovers as they were shut out, 47-0, Friday night by the Union/AC Valley Falcon Knights. “I’ll take the heat for the turnovers,” said Sheffield head coach Chris Korbar, whose Wolverines are 0-2. ...

Fast & Furious

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren receiver Ryan Arnold (1) celebrates a 32-yard touchdown catch with teammate Devin McMeans (8) in the first quarter of the Dragons’ game against visiting Fort LeBoeuf at War Memorial Field. The Bison would win in a shootout, 59-38, handing Warren ...

Instant Classic: Knights fall in overtime thriller to Union City

Labor Day isn’t typically know as a holiday for fireworks, but Eisenhower and Union City certainly provided plenty of them on the gridiron at Eisenhower High School Friday. The teams combined for 90 points, 773 totals yards and a plethora of big plays. In the end, the Bears came away with a ...

Dragons host LeBoeuf looking to go 2-0

Warren has a chance to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2013 when they welcome Fort LeBoeuf to War Memorial Field tonight in each team’s Region 6 opener. The two teams couldn’t have got off to more different starts, with the Dragons handling Fairview 31-7 in their opener, ...

Dragons finish fifth at Blueberry

Warren’s golf team competed in its third Region 6 mega match Thursday, and for the third time finished fifth in the team standings. Cathedral Prep again ran away with the team win, shooting a 306 and finished 26 strokes ahead of second-place Fort LeBoeuf at Blueberry Hill Golf Course. ...

High School Football Predictions

CLOSE'S PICKS (Week 1: 20-13) Warren County Warren 34, Fort LeBoeuf 14 Union City 21, Eisenhower 13 Union/ACV 28, Sheffield 6 District 10 Wilmington 24, Farrell 21 Sharon 28, Hickory 21 Sharpsville 42, Iroquois 6 Cambridge Springs 28, Saegertown 7 West Middlesex, 42 ...

Knights aiming to bounce back in home opener

Eisenhower entered the 2018 season hoping to get off to a fast start. To do that, coach Jim Penley knew his team would have to contain West Middlesex’s Clayton Parrish. The Knights bottled Parrish up in the first half last week, as they held him to just 31 yards. But the Big Reds came out ...

D-10 Game of the Week: Wilmington at Farrell

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 ...

Wolverines hit the road to Union/ACV

With everything that happened from the final minutes of the final game from the 2017 season right up to the opening kickoff of the 2018 campaign, Sheffield wanted to prove to the world it was going to be a different program moving forward. If the Wolverines are going to change the outside ...

D-9 Game of the Week: Clarion-Limestone at Smethport

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