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Step one complete: Dragons impressive in quarterfinal win over Grove City

WATERFORD, Pa. – While it looked like business as usual on the court for Warren volleyball Thursday, the Dragons sweep of Grove City carried some extra meaning. The match inside the gym at Fort LeBoeuf High School was the first step in Warren’s march back to the District 10 title game – ...

Eisenhower’s season comes to a close at hands of state-ranked Cochranton

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Eisenhower coach Scott Olson knew it would take a ‘monstrous’ effort to knock off Cochranton. On Thursday, the Lady Cardinals, who have spent the entire season in Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association top 10 in Class A, showed why they are a state title contender ...

Dragons look to finish season with a winning record

Tonight marks the end of the regular season for the Warren Dragons when they welcome St. Marys to War Memorial Field (7 p.m.). With a victory over the winless Dutch, they would finish 6-4, the program’s first winning mark since 2013. It would also mark as many victories as they have had in ...

Knights aim for a win against Seneca in season finale

A frustratingly tough luck season for Eisenhower will come to a close at home tonight when the Knights host Seneca for Senior Night. While Eisenhower currently sits with a record of 1-8, the Knights know they are a cumulative five yards from potentially being 4-5 (they were stopped inches ...

High School Football Predictions

CLOSE'S PICKS D-10 Playoffs Erie 28, McDowell 27 Maplewood 28, Reynolds 21 West Middlesex 35, Cochranton 0 – – – Regular Season Warren 49, St. Marys 7 Eisenhower 42, Seneca 21 Harbor Creek 28, Cambridge Springs 6 North East 21, Iroquois 8 Brokville 63, DuBois ...

Better together: Warren volleyball family set to embark on postseason journey

The Warren Lady Dragons, coming off the first undefeated regular season in program history, begin what could be a very special postseason run today when they travel to Fort LeBoeuf to take on Grove City in the District 10 Class 3A quarterfinals (5 p.m.). And while their play on the court ...

Yes they did! Lady Knights get signature playoff win in 5-set stunner

HADLEY, Pa. – It took Eisenhower senior Kiara Weber a moment to realize what had just happened. Her tip over the net found the floor, past the outstretched arms of several diving Commodore Perry players and lifted Eisenhower to a 15-8 win in the fifth set on the Lady Panthers’ home ...

Eisenhower girls bounced by Mercer

GREENVILLE, Pa. – A year ago, the Eisenhower and Mercer girls soccer teams met at Greenville High School for a District 10 1A quarterfinal playoff match. The Knights were able to overcome a slow start and hold off a late Mustangs rally to come away with a 2-1 win. When the two teams again ...

Strong season for TCCS comes to an end

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – Tidioute ran into a buzzsaw in the first round of the D-10 Class A volleyball playoffs, falling to host Jamestown in three sets, 25-12, 24-14, 25-17. The Lady Bulldogs, battled, however, in what has been their most successful season to date. Leading the way were Ariel ...

Dragons set to battle LeBoeuf in first round

The Warren Dragons boys soccer program has a history of success, both in the regular season and the postseason. That being said, they begin the march to try and bring home the first District 10 championship since 2014 when they travel to Dollinger Field, on the campus of the Prep-Villa ...

Sheffield beats Brockway in thrilling finale

Following Thursday’s match against Elk County Catholic, Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said she knew if her team played that way against Brockway Monday, the Wolverines would send their seniors off with a win. It looked bleak early, but Sheffield fought back and gave seniors Selena Foster ...

Eisenhower girls ready for playoff battle

A year ago, the Eisenhower girls soccer team went into the postseason riding a huge wave of momentum. The Lady Knights had turned a 5-11-1 team into one with a 14-4 record and were scoring goals at a torrid pace. They walked onto the field at Greenville High School somewhat nervous, but ...

Eisenhower, Tidioute volleyball set for playoffs

This season has been somewhat of a revelation for the Eisenhower volleyball program. They took a huge step forward, finishing the regular season with a 7-7 record, and will enter the District 10 Class A volleyball playoffs when they travel to take on Commodore Perry today (7 p.m.). A strong ...

JV battle: Dragons get hard-fought win over Knights

Warren and Eisenhower battled in JV football action on Monday at War Memorial Field, with the Dragons coming out with a hard-fought 30-20 victory in their season finale. Warren’s (4-4) Ethan Benedict and Micah Passmore, as well as Eisenhower’s Cael Black were all over 100 yards on the ...

Zaffino teams up for his 29th regional PBA title

N. CANTON, OHIO — The number started at 1. Then it became 5. Then 10... 15. After Warren’s Jeff Zaffino joined Sammy Ventura to win the PBA50/PBA60 Doubles Park Centre Lanes Central Open earlier this month in Canton, Ohio, the number is now 30. Because Zaffino recently earned his 29th ...

Perfection: Lady Dragons beat DuBois to cap unbeaten regular season

DUBOIS, Pa. – Simply perfect. The Warren Lady Dragons’ volleyball squad put the finishing touches on a remarkable regular season on Saturday afternoon against a very good DuBois team with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-20) win. It’s the first unbeaten regular season in program history, and ...

Cross country competes at Northwest PA Invite

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – All three county cross country programs competed at the Northwest Pennsylvania Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, the final tune-up before the District 10 Championships this coming weekend at Sharon’s Buhl Park. Warren’s Graham Carr led all county finishers with a ...

Lady Lions finish second at NPCC tourney

OIL CITY, Pa. – Warren County Christian School wrapped up a terrific season with a second place finish at the New Penn Christian Conference Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Lions beat Erie Bethel 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-23) in the semifinals on Friday and fell to Meadville Calvary Baptist ...

Let’s show our support

One of the things I love about living in Warren County is how tight-knit much of the community is. We know our neighbors, lend each other a helping hand and are there to support each other through good times and bad. I’ve witnessed it so many times I can’t even count, and it never ...