Warren Dragons

D-10 releases basketball playoff brackets

It’s officially playoff time. District 10 released its postseason basketball brackets for both boys and girls Wednesday morning, with five Warren County teams among their respective fields. Full Brackets will be published in Friday’s Times Observer, but for now, let’s jump right in. ...

McMeans, Dragons beat Corry in regular season finale

CORRY, Pa. – Devin McMeans’ hot-shooting continued, and the Warren Dragons got a measure of revenge against Corry in their final game before the District 10 playoffs. McMeans buried six 3’s in the first quarter, part of a 20-point effort that saw Warren (11-9) come away with a 59-49 ...

Dream to reality

Like any worthwhile journey, the road for Warren Area High School senior Jake Kupchella to becoming a Division I quarterback has been filled with many bumps. On National Signing Day last week, family and friends, coaches and mentors all gathered in a celebration of Kupchella fulfilling that ...

Weather forces changes, playoff pictures clearing

Severe weather forced the Warren County School District, and others, to cancel school Tuesday and with that cancellation came another round of sports postponements. All five events scheduled for Tuesday were either postponed, or cancelled outright. Sheffield and Ridgway were set to meet on ...

Lady Dragons honor special seniors, roll to victory over Corry

The Warren Lady Dragons had plenty of time to celebrate the contributions made by their seniors on Senior Night. They held visiting Corry without a field goal through the first three quarters on their way to a 51-13 Region 6 win Monday. The program recognized seniors Alanna Hultberg, Margo ...

Dragon wrestlers edge St. Marys

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Warren wrestling traveled to St. Marys on Monday in its road finale and came away with a hard-fought 35-30 victory. The Dragons got a pin from Billy Anderson at 285 and a 3-0 decision from John Fankhouser at 152. Ryan Madigan also won a 4-3 decision in a showdown with St. ...

Dragons earn impressive road triumph over Bradford

BRADFORD, Pa. – Playing on back-to-back night’s, Warren was impressive in going on the road and earning a 61-49 win over Bradford on Saturday. Bradford jumped out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter, but the Dragons came storming back, thanks to four 3’s from Devin McMeans. ...

Youngsville beats Union for 10th victory

Playing an afternoon game on Saturday less than 24 hours after a comeback win against Saegertown, the Youngsville Eagles once again showed their toughness, beating Union 53-49. With the win, the Eagles clinched a double-digit win regular season at 10-11, and can go into the playoffs at .500 ...

Warren girls fall by 3 at Mercyhurst, capping whirlwind stretch

ERIE, Pa. – The Warren girls completed perhaps the toughest stretch any team in District 10 has faced this season on Saturday against Mercyhurst Prep. And while a 43-40 setback to Mercyhurst Prep made them 2-2 over the course of the last eight days (and 17-3 on the season), coach Lisa ...

Dragons dominate LeBoeuf

The emotions surrounding special events like Senior Night can often help propel players to outstanding performances. Drawing the start in his final regular season home game, Warren senior Jake Funari turned those emotions into an early spark to help propel the Dragons to a 63-42 Senior Night ...

Amazing Ellie: Warren senior Lobdell to continue softball career at Cal U

Watching Ellie Lobdell pitch is a thing of beauty. The Warren Area High School senior intimidates opponents when she’s on the mound with overpowering velocity and precise location. She is perhaps the most uncomfortable at-bat in District 10. California University of Pennsylvania is one ...

Beyer breaks school record in 100 backstroke; Dragons sweep Erie

Warren swimmers bounced back from a tough loss at Prep/Villa Monday with a sweep of visiting Erie Thursday. The girls won 90-79, while the boys picked up a 107-61 win. In the process, Andrew Beyer set a new school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.74, besting the time set by ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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, ...