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Wilson named First Team All-State

Paige Wilson's scholastic softball career is officially in the books with one final honor and it's a big one.The senior catcher was named First Team Class AAA All-State by the Pennsylvania High School Softball Association. The selection marks the second consecutive year that Wilson has been ...

Warren Boys Minors earn dramatic 8-7 win over Kane

A wild pitch was a fitting way to end a wild Boys Minors All-Star game between Warren and Kane Tuesday at Betts Jackson.With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Braylon Barnes took off from third after ball four to teammate Johnny Palmieri skipped away from the backstop to give Warren ...

Post 135 brings the lumber in win over Corry

Post 135 pounded out 18 hits, including four each from Seth Baldensperger and Mark Reiff en route to 16-3 win over Corry Northwest Savings Bank Tuesday at Old Legion Field.After a tough 1-run loss to Blair a night earlier, there would be little drama on Tuesday.On the mound, Adam Munksgard gave ...

Rolling along: Blair tops Post 135 again, stays unbeaten

What began as a pitcher's duel between Blair and Post 135 quickly turned into a battle of bats and defense - or lack thereof - Monday at Old Legion Field.In a game that saw 11 combined errors, Blair held on for a 9-8 win over Post 135 in the third meeting between the two teams this year. Blair ...

Warren Girls Majors fall to Punxsy

The Warren Major Girls All-Star team was looking to break through on Friday against Punxsutawney. Instead it was the visitors that did just that.Hannah McCombs went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, while Bella Martino was 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored as Punxsy earned a 13-0, ...

Is the NHL a good fit in Vegas? Part II

Mr. Close, we'll have to agree to disagree.You came in the newroom after the NHL announced that expansion to Sin City was happening, seemingly beyond thrilled with the proposition.I, on the other hand, had been kicking and screaming for months.Vegas, it's not you, it's the league. You've ...

Morrison notches hit in pro baseball debut with Elizabethton

KINGSPORT, TN Hank Morrison's professional baseball career got off to a strong start on Thursday for the Twins' Class A Appalachian League affiliate Elizabethton in its season opener.The Warren native and 22nd round pick of the Twins out of Mercyhurst, playing right field and batting seventh, ...

Blair stays unbeaten with win over Post 658

Blair remained undefeated in Warren County Senior American Legion Baseball League play with an 11-1 win over Youngsville Post 658 in six innings Thursday at Old Legion Field.Derek Reagle went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three runs batted in at the plate in addition to working five innings ...

Is the NHL a good fit in Vegas? Part I

Earlier this week, the NHL officially announced that Las Vegas would be the site for its expansion team, beginning in the 2017-18 season.I'm here to tell you why it's a great idea.The NHL needs a shot in the arm. In terms of numbers, they are no longer one of the 'Big 4' pro sports league in ...

Warren Girls Majors fall in All-Star action; Jr. Legion earns 4-1 win

ST. MARYS The Warren Major Girls All-Stars fell to St. Marys by a score of 13-3 on Wednesday.Riley Childress had a triple for Warren, while Jayna Baldensperger, Alex Lytle and Meredith Morgan all had singles. Baldensperger, Ellee Irwin and Alex Lytle scored the three runs.Warren will next be ...

Vincent named Region 4 Player of the Year

It's not uncommon for there to be some disagreement between region coaches when it comes time to hand out postseason awards.That didn't seem to be the case in Region 4.Eisenhower's Casey Vincent was a first-team all-star at both pitcher and shortstop, and was named Region 4 Player of the Year ...

Wilson tabbed Region 6 POY

Warren and General McLane dominated the regular season in Region 6, so it should come as no surprise that the two teams claimed a large portion of the postseason awards.Lady Dragon senior Paige Wilson was named Region 6 Player of the Year and five other Warren players received spots on the ...

A celebration 52 years in the making

It was about 11 p.m. on Sunday night as we walked by the Winking Lizard, one of Cleveland's favorite local watering holes, when there it was.It was a man, I would probably say in his 40s, sobbing with joy after the Cavs beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. He wasn't the only ...

Blair stays hot with win over Post 135

Six up, six down.Blair improved to 6-0 to start the Senior American Legion Baseball League season with a 9-2 win over Post 135 Monday at Old Legion Field in North Warren. Austyn Cummings led the way with three hits at the plate and Matt Leonard gave Blair five strong innings to earn the win on ...

Post 658 comes up short against Corry

Despite a solid outing on the mound from Wyatt Rugar and a good team effort on defense, Youngsville Post 658 came out on the losing end of a 3-0 final score against Corry Northwest Savings Bank on Monday.Rugar worked all seven innings and shut the Corry bats down in the last five after the ...

Eisenhower’s VanHouten, Talasky earn Co-Region 4 Athlete of the Year

After a successful track and field season that culminated in a trip to states for some, several Warren County athletes were rewarded with a spot on the Region All-Star teams that were released this week.Both the Eisenhower boys and girls had a Region 4 Co-Athlete of the Year with senior hurdler ...

Blair keeps flawless Legion record intact

Blair scored in every inning of Friday's Senior American Legion baseball game against Corry, going on to win by a final score of 12-5 at the Ballpark in Columbus.Austyn Cummings, Bryce Cummings and Mitch Dorunda all finished with three hits and two runs batted in for Blair, which remains ...

Post 135 battles past Post 658

Threatening skies didn't stop Post 135 and Youngsville Post 658 from getting their game in Thursday. It did cut it just a little short, however.Behind a strong pitching performance by Adam Irwin and some timely hitting, Post 135 earned its first win of the season, 7-4 in six innings.Post 135, ...

Honoring a friend: Don Mineweaser Memorial shoot to be held on June 26

Don Mineweaser loved to archery hunt and, by extension, loved archery shoots.So when the time came to do something to honor his memory, an archery shoot was a no-brainer.Mineweaser, who passed away after a long battle with Melanoma in March, will have his passion live on, as his friends have ...

Strong Vincent hoops coach Pullium takes Mercyhurst-NE job

Mercyhurst North East hired Shannon Pullium as its new men's basketball coach on Wednesday.Pullium, an Erie native, has spent the past 17 years as the head boys basketball coach for Strong Vincent High School."We are extremely excited to have Shannon join our athletics staff," says MNE Athletic ...