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Harbor Creek hands Warren 2nd loss of season in triple-OT marathon

HARBORCREEK, Pa. – The Warren Lady Dragons were sky-high following Monday night’s upset of Villa Maria, and they went to Harbor Creek Thursday with a chance to clinch a share of the Region 6 title. Playing in front of a raucus crowd on Senior Night, the Huskies made sure the Dragons ...

Herzog, Smethport girls earn hard-fought victory over Sheffield

Both Sheffield and Smethport entered Thursday night’s game in search of their third victory. The Lady Hubbers, thanks in large part to the stellar play of Erin Herzog, got it. Herzog scored all 14 Smethport points in the first half and had 20 for the game in a 37-26 win for the ...

Kupchella signs with Robert Morris

Warren Area High School senior Jake Kupchella signs his National Letter of Intent with Robert Morris University on Wednesday night at the WAHS library. Seated next to him are his mother, Pam, and his father, Brian. Kupchella had a decorated career for the Dragons as a quarterback, including ...

Dragons earn win over Corry

aclose@timesobserver.com The Warren Dragon wrestlers put on an impressive show Wednesday on Senior Night, earning a 43-24 victory over a solid Corry squad. It was the second home match in as many nights, and it gave them a chance to get right back on the mat after a tough loss to ...

Sheffield matmen pin Eagles

Sheffield wrestlers sent their lone senior out in style with a 57-12 win over Youngsville Wednesday. The Wolverines held Senior Night festivities prior to the match to recognize Nick Knowles. The 285-pounder is the team’s only senior, though Sheffield also honored Abraxas wrestlers Joe Hawk ...

‘Big win’: Eisenhower matmen defeat rival Warren

Eisenhower wrestlers bounced back in a big way after a tough loss to Titusville in the District 10 Team Dual Championships Saturday. In the Joseph A. Massa Memorial Gymnasium Tuesday, the Knights won nine of the 14 weight classes-five via pinfall-en route to a 44-21 win over the Warren ...

Tidioute rolls to Senior Night win over Forest

Tidioute didn’t mess around on Senior Night against visiting Forest Area. Jared Veasey poured in a game-high 24 points as the Bulldogs got out to a 23-5 lead and cruised to a 66-57 win over the Fires that wasn’t as close as the final score indicated. “We started out very strong,” ...

Youngsville falls to talented Union City squad

Youngsville knew they had a challenge in front of them on Tuesday against a talented Union City squad. After hanging with the Bears early, UC was able to pull away in the second half for a 77-50 victory at Youngsville High School. “We mixed up defenses a lot with the idea they’re a ...

A special team, a special young woman

What does it take to be a great player? The truth is, there is a lot that goes into the DNA of the great ones. Natural ability? Sure. A work ethic and competitive drive bordering on obsession? Absolutely. Those are obvious. But a great player to me, more than anything else, is a great ...

Warren boys fall at Ridgway

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Warren went toe-to-toe on the road with one of District 9’s premier programs on Monday, but Ridgway had just a little too much in a 53-43 win over the Dragons. Warren led 11-8 after the first quarter, but the Elkers, an honorable mention team in Pennsylvania in Class 2A, ...

Eisenhower battles Cochranton; Y’ville, Tidioute, Sheffield fall

Jaidan Martinec led the Cardinals with 19 points and Lexi Moore had 15. The duo combined to drain five of Cochranton’s six 3-pointers on the night. “We knew from the past that Martinec was a good 3-point shooter, and Moore is leading the team in 3-pointers this year,” Logue said. “We ...

WAHS swimming falls at Prep/Villa

ERIE – Prep/Villa swimmers won all but three events in a sweep over visiting Warren Monday. Cathedral Prep defeated the Warren boys, 133-47, while Villa Maria topped the girls, 122-55. Cara Anderson won the 100 butterfly, Katie Beyer the 100 freestyle and Paige Johnson the 200 IM for the ...

Warren picks up huge win over General McLane

EDINBORO, Pa. – This one meant a lot. Behind 27 points from Margo Loutzenhiser and a career-high 26 from freshman Riley Childress, the Warren Lady Dragons went on the road and picked up a huge Region 6 win, 64-58 over General McLane. The win for Warren (16-1 overall, 6-1 Region 6) all ...

Knights fall in quarterfinals at D-10 duals

SHARON, Pa. – Eisenhower’s dreams of making it to the PIAA team duals were derailed by Titusville on Saturday morning, 35-31 at Sharon High School. The match was nip-and-tuck the whole way through, with the Rockets ultimately winning on Zach Rodgers’ pin at 106 to close out the match. ...

Eagles beat Wolverines under the bright lights

ERIE, Pa. – The Youngsville and Sheffield boys got a unique experience Saturday, getting to play under the bright lights of Erie Insurance Arena. Gage Hendrickson’s star shined the brightest, as the Eagle junior poured in 23 points to lead his team to a 58-34 victory. Hendrickson and ...

Ike boys pick up 2nd win

Saturday was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the Eisenhower boys basketball team. Drew Williams led three Knights over 20 points with 24 as they rallied from a 4-point halftime deficit to beat Abraxas, 73-67 for their second win of the season. Marcus Griffin led Abraxas with 24 ...

Fresh off 2nd place at districts, Dragons dominate Cambridge Springs

Fresh off a second place finish at the District 10 Class 3A Team Dual Championships Wednesday, Warren wrestlers came out firing in front of their home fans and rolled past Cambridge Springs with a 51-24 win Friday. The Dragons won five matches via pinfall, with an injury default and two ...

Warren boys’ rally falls short at Oil City

OIL CITY, Pa. – Try as they might, the Warren Dragons couldn’t quite rally from a double-digit deficit in a 76-71 Region 6 loss at Oil City on Friday. The Dragons put four players in double figures, led by Griffin Suppa’s 18 points. Oil City did the same, however, led by Hunter ...

Bulldogs play tough in loss to Jamestown; Eisenhower falls

The final score – Jamestown 76, Tidioute 47, doesn’t even begin to tell the story of Friday’s Region 1 battle. After a big win by Jametown on its home floor in the first meeting, the two teams were tied at halftime, 28-28, and the Muskies (9-8 overall, 3-0 Region 1) led by just seven ...