Warren Dragons

Joint practice: Dragons, Knights continue to prep for 2018 season

As summer turns to fall, the familiar sounds of coaches barking orders begin to fill the air. “C’mon guys, run the play!” “Line it up, let’s run it again.” “Alright, there ya go. That’s the way to run it!” Some of those familiar sayings were echoing across the Pasture of ...

WAHS Volleyball Alumni Game

Warren’s Lydia Latimer (left) and Grace Wortman (right) go for a block during the Warren Area High School volleyball alumni game Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Warren Area High School. The current high school team, which is coming off an appearance in the District 10 title game, bested their ...

Myers to hit the field one more time in Big 30 game

Following a phenomenal senior campaign, Warren running back Noah Myers has been selected to represent Pennsylvania in the annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Myers led the Dragons with 1,418 yards on 163 carries (8.7 yards per carry) with nine rushing touchdowns in 2017. He was named ...

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 ...

Warren, Eisenhower turn in strong showings at Corry 7-on-7 tournament

CORRY, Pa. – This Thursday, Warren and Eisenhower will meet for a joint practice as they inch closer to the first official date of heat acclimation on Aug. 6. Saturday at the Corry 7-on-7 Passing Tournament and Big Man Challenge, both got a chance to get some more work in against other ...

‘Icing on top of the cake’

Many athletes dream of the chance to represent their country in international competition. Only a select few get to fulfill that dream. Former Warren softball standout Alexa Bupp closed out her active playing career by representing the United States at the Blacktown Softball Challenge in ...

Rafalski pitches Steelheads past Beaver Valley

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. – Another dominant performance by a Warren baseball player helped the Erie Steelheads to a win in their opening game at the Mountaineer Cup Championship in West Virginia Friday. Ryan Rafalski allowed one run on four hits in five innings while adding a pair of RBI to lead ...

Warren quartet powers Steelheads to tournament final

ERIE – Warren’s Mitch Grosch was phenomenal for the Erie Steelheads 16U team during the Mercyhurst High School Tournament this weekend. The junior third baseman went 9-16 with two doubles, a homerun, five RBI and 10 runs scored through six games to help the Steelheads reach the tournament ...

On the road again

ATLANTA – The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox finished play at the Perfect Game WWBA National Championships in suburban Atlanta with a 4-2-1 record. In the first game of a doubleheader Monday, the Red Sox got a RBI single from William Bean in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 walk-off win over the ...

Record setter

Former Penn State Behrend softball shortstop and pitcher Alexa Bupp has been named the 2017-18 NCAA Division III statistical champion for saves. The former Warren Area High School standout made 28 appearances in the circle this season for the Lions (32-13) and recorded nine saves, breaking ...

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 ...

Black signs with Seton Hill

On Monday, Summer Black signed her NCAA National Letter of Intent to ride for the NCAA Division II Equestrian team at Seton Hill University. At Seton Hill, which is located in Greensburg, Pa., she will be under the guidance of head coach Beckie Bloom. Black, who received a generous ...

Player of the Year

Ellie Lobdell had a phenomenal year for the Warren Lady Dragons, and she was rewarded for it by earning Region 6 Player of the Year and Region 6 Pitcher of the Year, as voted on by the region coaches. Lobdell helped lead Warren to the Region 6 title and runner-up finish in District 10 Class ...

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 ...

Irwin a Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of Year

Warren’s Adam Irwin is certainly closing out his high school career — academically and athletically — in grandiose fashion. He was his class salutatorian, and was recently named the District 10 Region 6 Pitcher of the Year. Now he’ll add Times Observer Scholar-Athlete award winner to ...