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NCAA making positive strides with new rules

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On Wednesday, the NCAA announced two important rule changes in regards to transferring and redshirting. The transfer rule eliminates the permission-to-contact process, meaning student-athletes in any sport can transfer and receive a scholarship without asking their school for permission, ...

NAHL team announces relocation to Jamestown

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The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced that the Philadelphia Rebels have relocated their membership to Jamestown, New York, where they will continue to play in the NAHL’s East Division during the 2018-19 season. “With now having a nice balance of six teams in our East ...

Not new, but improved

Outdoor

Even exceptional value trout streams can use some help. A partnership project this week improved stream conditions in Browns Run, Mead Township. “We are trying to improve stream habitat for brown trout migration out of the Allegheny River during spawning season,” Pennsylvania Fish and ...

Post 135 Junior Legion falls to Wesleyville, 6-2

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Wesleyville scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach on its way to a 6-2 Junior Legion win over Post 135 at Legion Field Tuesday. Post 135 committed a trio of errors in the inning that allowed all three runs to come across. Wesleyville came into the ...

Game Commission alerting online users to Internet update

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission has issued a warning saying that some Internet users might be unable to buy their 2018-19 Pennsylvania hunting licenses online due to an upcoming Internet security update. The update affects all purchasing websites – not just the Pennsylvania Automated ...

Rocky Grove beats North Catholic, advances to PIAA title game

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Eisenhower has some company. By virtue of its 2-1 win over Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic on Monday in the Class 2A semifinals, Rocky Grove becomes the first District 10 baseball team since the Knights in 2015 to advance to a PIAA final. The Orioles are looking to make ...

Easy to get that trophy scored now

Outdoor

For many decades Warren County may have been the poorest trophy big game county in Pennsylvania. No bucks, no bears near the top of the Pennsylvania Big Game Records. It got worse, of course, when comparing local big game animals to the Boone & Crockett or Pope & Young big game records. ...

Creature adventures

Outdoor

This is the time of year for everything – farming, gardening, mowing, planting, harvesting, equipment repairs, house projects, building projects, the list goes on and on. There is so much happening that it is hard to remember to simply take a break and enjoy the world. However, taking that ...

Licenses scheduled to go on sale June 18

Outdoor

Licenses for the 2018-19 license year are scheduled to go on sale June 18. DMAP permit sales and elk hunt applications will also open at that time. Hunting and furtaker licenses and permits for the 2018-19 license year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) are scheduled to go on sale June 18, 2018. ...

What a year

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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 ...

Tony Stewart returns to race at Stateline Saturday

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DUNDEE, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is returning to upstate New York to race for the first time in nearly four years. Stewart and his All Star Circuit of Champions are scheduled to compete at three tracks, starting at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee near Watkins Glen on ...

Irwin a Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of Year

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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 ...

Sheffield’s Grubbs Times Observer Scholar-Athlete of 2018

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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 ...

Brains & braun

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The following students were nominated by their schools for the 2018 Times Observer Scholar-Athlete Award: Paige Mineweaser-Youngsville Paige is the vice president and secretary of the Youngsville Student Council and National Honor Society. She’s been a member of Students Against ...

Post 135 Jr. Legion earns win over Corry

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Warren Post 135 broke a 1-1 tie with a 5-run sixth en route to a 9-1 at Corry in Junior Legion action Thursday. Ben Berdine and Bryce Blair led the offensive attack with two RBI each. Tyler Gustafson hit a leadoff double to start the sixth and James Swanson followed with a single. Berdine ...

Meadville baseball advances to PIAA  semifinals

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DUBOIS, Pa.– The Meadville Bulldogs just might be a team of destiny. Nick Frantz’s RBI single brought in Zach Wilson as the Bulldogs (15-5) walked-off against Bellefonte 4-3, advancing to the PIAA Class 4A semifinals. It was another comeback win for Meadville, which has won all of its ...

Post 135 teams earn a pair of victories

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A four run fifth inning put Warren Post 135 up for good as it rallied to be Corry Northwest Savings Bank, 8-6, in Senior Legion action at Columbus Field Wednesday. Braidy Blair had a RBI double in the inning to pace Post. Blair finished 1-3 with two RBI. Derek Knapp went five innings for ...