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One-and-done’s rarely equal championships

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As a college basketball diehard, I loved watching every second of Zion Williamson in the NCAA Tournament. But I also wasn’t surprised that the Zion, R.J. Barrett, and Cam Reddish led Duke Blue Devils lost to Michigan State in the Elite 8. The Spartans don’t have nearly as much top-end ...

Weather forces postponements

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Monday was supposed to mark the first full day of spring sports, with both the Eisenhower and Youngsville baseball teams in action. Mother nature had other ideas. Cold temperatures and wet field conditions caused by overnight snow postponed both the Knights’ season opener at Werner Park ...

Eisenhower wrestlers dominate Region 3 team

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A truly historic season for the Eisenhower Knights wrestling team was rewarded with some postseason honors when District 10 announced its All-Region teams. Seniors Joey Bauer and Alex Barnett, junior Logan Jaquay and freshman Cael Black earned first-team All-Region 3 honors, while senior ...

Five Warren County boys earn all-region basketball honors

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There were a number of intriguing stories for boys basketball programs in Warren County this past season, and many of the players who made that possible were honored with all-region selections. Youngsville’s Gage Hendrickson, Tidioute’s Jared Veasey and Patrick Shields, as well as ...

Brotherly love

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In the 2000 film, “Gone in 60 seconds” Nicholas Cage’s character returns to Long Beach, California, to help his younger brother get out of a situation involving some international car thieves. The elder brother had been exiled from his home due to his own issues stealing cars. Once ...

Beyer nabs three region all-star nods

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Warren senior swimmer Andrew Beyer was named a Region 3 All-Star in two individual events and as part of a relay when the teams were announced Friday. Beyer was first-team for the 200 IM and second-team in the 200 free, the event in which he won the D-10 title and qualified for states. ...

ANF may get some much needed TLC

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It’s an oft-heard criticism that the federal government doesn’t invest enough in the recreation resources on the Allegheny National Forest. But with a couple projects on tap for this year, that might be changing. One of the projects will aid in the development of the Trails at Jakes ...

Eagles roll to victory over Iroquois in season opener

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A 6-run fourth inning broke the game open, and a 5-run sixth put it away as Youngsville baseball picked up a 12-3 season-opening win over visiting Iroquois Wednesday. Eagles third baseman Jason Beers had three hits, including two doubles, and a pair of RBI to lead the way offensively and Sam ...

Dragons come up just short against Franklin

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FRANKLIN, Pa. – Warren baseball’s season-opening game at Franklin on Wednesday featured two teams that looked like they were already in mid-season form. And, while the Dragons came out on the short end of a 3-2 decision, coach Rick Eaton was happy with how his team played. “It was ...

Dippold set to run cross country at Gannon

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Trenten Dippold was a standout cross country runner for the Warren Dragons. In the fall, he will be a student-athlete at Gannon University, entering the accelerated Physician Assistant program, as well as competing for the cross country team. The decision to run in college is one that ...

Eye-catching trees

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Warren is moving into its 31st year as a Tree City USA and the street landscape committee continues to speak for the trees. At Tuesday’s meeting, committee members heard an update from City Arborist Joe Reinke on this season’s tree plantings. This year, the city will plant 90 trees ...

Dragons’ opener bumped up to today

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The Warren Area High School baseball team will begin its much anticipated 2019 season sooner than expected. A schedule change sees the Dragons traveling to Franklin today to take on the Knights, with first pitch scheduled for 3:30 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for April 22, but ...

Sheffield softball falls to J’burg

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JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – It was a tough start to the 2019 season for the Sheffield softball team, as they fell on the road at Johnsonburg, 18-0 in three innings. Jenna Pavlock went 3-for-3 for Johnsonburg with a double, triple and four RBI, while Lindsey Kocjancic was 3-for-3 with a double, ...

Bowling champions

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The All-Star Bowling Club (ABC) won the 2019 Conewango Club Bowl-off Championship against the 2018-2019 regular season champion Times Observer team on Monday evening three games to one. Members of ABC from left to right are Tom Skelton, Mark King, Chris Egner, T.K. Creal, team captain Shawn ...

Baseball is back

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Warren’s Ben Berdine smiles as he rounds third after hitting a 3-run homerun during a scrimmage with Frewsburg (NY) at Legion Field, Monday, March 25, 2019. Berdine also pitched a scoreless inning as the Dragons inch closer to their season and home opener April 3 against Erie.

‘going to be epic’

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2018 was a busy year on the Trails at Jakes Rocks. And the hope is that 2019 is an even busier one. Jim Decker, the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry’s president and CEO, said that an additional nine miles of trails will be completed this spring. That trail, he said, ...

Athletic deadline proposal brought to school board

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Warren County School District is tired of having to make decisions on sports programs at the eleventh hour. A proposal was brought by district administration to the Personnel, Athletics, and Co-Curricular Activities committee on Monday that would set hard deadlines for sign-ups. Following a ...

Bracket challenge update: I will soon be on top

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In case you were hidden under a rock for the past week, Brian Hagberg, Dave Sherman and myself decided to engage in a battle royale for NCAA Tournament pick ‘em supremacy. And after the first weekend of the tournament, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will reign supreme. Both ...

Photography, jogging, blogging and picking up trash = Plogging

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Do people call you the master of multi-tasking? Do you do a happy dance on those occasions where you kill two birds with one stone, preferably not literally? Fortunately, no super skills are required to be a part of a new event that combines activities that are both good for you and your ...