Sheffield Wolverines

New classifications, regions for Warren, Eisenhower in 2018

There’s some shake up on the county football scene as game week is finally upon us. Both Warren and Eisenhower are switching not only regions but classifications, while Sheffield is part of a new look District 9. Here’s a look at each as we continue the countdown to kickoff. – ...

County teams hit the road for preseason scrimmages

Warren County football teams will get their first opportunity to see how they measure up against an outside opponent today with all three teams traveling for a preseason scrimmage. Sheffield heads to Clarion-Limestone in Strattanville for a tri-scrimmage with C-L and Brookville. Warren is ...

IUP, WCU atop PSAC coaches poll

As the countdown to kickoff rapidly approaches zero, Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference teams are starting to get a feel for how they’ll perform this season. Based on the results of a poll released Friday, PSAC coaches expect to see the same teams sitting atop the East and West ...

Familiar names atop District 9 coaches poll

RIDGWAY, Pa. – There have been a slew of changes to District 9 football since the final whistle blew last season. Gone are the Allegheny Mountain League and Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference, in their place is the District 9 Football League. The league is separated into three divisions, ...

New football divisions lauded at District 9 media day

RIDGWAY, Pa. – District 9 made major headlines last October when it was announced that the Allegheny Mountain League and the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference would be dissolving in football, forming three new divisions – Large School, Small School North and Small School South. There ...

Leveling the playing field

Representatives from more than 150 public schools attended the PIAA Equity Summit Tuesday in State College, and they sent a strong message to the PIAA board of directors. They want separate playoffs for public/boundary and private/non-boundary schools, and they’re not going to wait much ...

Game On: Strong turnout paves the way for Wolverines to play in 2018

When Sheffield football coach Chris Korbar interviewed for the position, he told Warren County School District Director of District-Wide Athletics Rick Gignac that he wanted “one year to prove it.” Based on the showing the Wolverines had during their meeting with WCSD administrators ...

Play like a girl…even if no one’s watching

During Super Bowl XLIX, Always brought its #LikeAGirl campaign to the biggest stage in marketing. Super Bowl commericials have become the stuff of legend and one of the biggest makers of feminine care products stole the advertising spotlight. The 60-second spot began by asking a group of ...

Team camp at Gannon part of busy summer for Sheffield girls basketball program

While many athletes are wrapping up baseball and softball seasons, or preparing for their fall sports, 13 Sheffield girls have hoops on their mind. Those 13 traveled to Gannon University Friday and Saturday for a weekend team camp featuring tough competition from across Pennsylvania and Ohio. ...

What a year

I made my return to the Times Observer a little more than a year ago. I knew coming in the county had some high caliber athletes. Little did I understand just how good they are. Having arrived just after the end of the 2017 spring sports season, I was sure I’d have to wait until August ...

Sheffield’s Grubbs Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of 2018

Sheffield senior Mya Grubbs is one of those people you notice immediately when she walks in a room. Outgoing, fun, positive – those words could be used to describe her, but she is also an intense competitor both in the classroom, in the athletic arena and in the community. Those are traits ...

Albaugh an all-star

Sheffield’s Cale Albaugh has been selected to take part in the third annual Frank Varischetti All-Star game in Brockway June 29. The game pits teams consisting of graduated seniors from the Allegheny Mountain League and Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference, who were nominated and selected ...

Sheffield outlasts Eisenhower in extra innings

Just before Sheffield came to bat in the seventh inning Monday, senior shortstop Mya Grubbs gathered her teammates and asked them a single question. “How do you want this game to end?” The Wolverines, trailing by a run at the time, responded by tying the game in the seventh, before ...

Sheffield, Eisenhower softball fall

RIDGWAY, Pa. – For much of the 2018 softball season, Sheffield has hung with teams only to see a close game blown open by one big inning. Such was the case again Thursday in Ridgway as the Wolverines saw a 2-run game turn into a blowout as Johnsonburg scored nine runs in the third inning to ...

Sheffield drops high-scoring affair against Forest

Sheffield’s three runs in the bottom of the seventh weren’t enough to pull out a win over visiting Forest Area as the Wolverines lost 13-10. “We played a lot better,” Sheffield coach Mark Maines said. “We kept our heads up anyways. We had couple of nice plays, but unfortunate that ...

Sheffield, Ike fall in softball

Curwensville welcomed Sheffield softball for a doubleheader Tuesday and the hosts came away with a sweep. The Golden Tide won game 1, 25-5, and came away with a 16-1 decision in game 2. “We aren’t doing anything very well,” Sheffield coach Mark Maines said. “We’re hanging for a ...