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Lake effect snow

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Living in Western New York automatically means dealing with snow for four to five months out of the year. On top of that, residents have become accustomed to the common phenomenon known as lake effect snow. The news channels love to chat about lake effect and are quite good at keeping residents ...

Getting personal: Dragons score big win at Harbor Creek

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HARBOR CREEK, Pa. – For the Warren seniors, this one was personal. Having never won at Harbor Creek during their time in a Dragon uniform, they came out after a slow first half for both teams and dominated over the final 16 minutes en route to a 48-29 win. “I know for these seniors, ...

WCCS girls win opener

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Kiara Baker scored nine points to lead a balanced effort as the Warren County Christian School girls picked up a 32-14 win over Erie Bethel in their season opener on Friday. The Lady Lions return to action on Monday. – – – WCCS (32) McKenna Phelps 3-2-0-6, Delaney Nizzi ...

Game Commission mulls change in hunting season

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A report from a Harrisburg TV station last month indicates that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering shifting the start of deer rifle season. ABC27 news reported that the 55-year tradition of the Monday after Thanksgiving should be shifted back to the Saturday after ...

Keystone’s finest

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Warren senior linebacker Aidan Morrison was selected to the PFN Class 5A Coaches Select All-State second team, PA Football News announced Thursday. It’s Morrison’s second all-state selection. He was the Class 4A PA Football Writers All-State first team punter in 2016. Players were ...

Dog power

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The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The saying is adapted from a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns. Despite extended, somewhat awry, construction plans at Chapman State Park, a long-time winter tradition of dogs and men will take place this year at the same ...

Youngsville boys get revenge on Maplewood

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GUYS MILLS, Pa. – The Youngsville Eagles got a measure of revenge on Thursday, rallying from an early double-digit deficit to earn a 47-45 win over Region 3 foe Maplewood. The Tigers handed the Eagles an overtime setback in the Sheffield Sports Booster Tip-Off Tournament last week, but it ...

Youngsville girls roll past visiting Union City

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The Youngsville Lady Eagles took almost a full quarter to find their rhythm Thursday night, but once they did, they rolled past visiting Union City, 42-26. It took 2:22 for the Eagles to get on the board, and they were up just 8-3 after the first quarter. “Once we start making shots, ...

Bulldogs notch tough road win over VC

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A long layoff proved to be no problem for the Tidioute Bulldogs, as they earned a hard-fought 54-49 win over Venango Catholic on Thursday. The Bulldogs (5-2) started out a little sluggish, but turned in a very impressive second-half performance. Jared Veasey led the way with 16 points and ...

Eagles fall at Corry

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CORRY, Pa. – Host Corry beat Youngsville 72-9 in wrestling action on Thursday. Jake DeSimone pinned Xavier Reyda at heavyweight for the Eagles, while Collin Clough earned a 9-3 decision over Damion Kinney at 120. – – – Corry 72, Youngsivlle 9 120: Collin Clough, YOUN, dec. ...

Dragon swim teams fall to powerhouse McDowell

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The Warren Area High School swim teams returned from their holiday break to face talented McDowell squads, with the boys falling 109-65 and the girls 144-35. “You don’t know how they’re going to respond to it,” said Warren coach Russ Beyer of the layoff. “We’ve been ramping up ...

‘Home sweet home’

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As Dorothy famously said, “there’s no place like home.” Warren wrestlers took their home mat for the first time this season and came away with an impressive 42-30 Region 5 win over McDowell Wednesday. It was the Dragons’ first win over the Trojans since 2013, when McDowell rested many ...

Knights take care of business against Cambridge Springs

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Eisenhower coach Kris Black was nervous, if only slightly, at how his team was going to come out following a lengthy layoff during the holiday break. The Knights had no issues. Behind a number of impressive performances, EHS rolled to a 53-20 win over a quality Cambridge Springs team in ...

Lady Dragons start 2019 with convincing win vs. Jamestown

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Margo Loutzenhiser missed her first free throw attempt of the game Wednesday. And that was about the only thing that went wrong for the Lady Dragons in a decisive 62-30 win over visiting Jamestown (N.Y.). Warren opened with an 11-0 run and led 18-6 after the first quarter. “It was another ...

Dynamic Duo

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Sheffield had a game plan, but the Eisenhower duo of Emiley Wheeler and Lydia Giannini blew it up. Wheeler exploded for a career-high 28 points and Giannini had 13 points and pulled down 17 rebounds as the Lady Knights (4-6) beat their county rivals for the second time this season, 47-17 on ...

Warren wrestlers take 2nd at Major Tom Carr Duals

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ERIE – The Warren wrestling team went 4-1 to take second place at the Major Tom Carr Duals at Erie High School Saturday. The Dragons rolled to wins over Girard, Seneca and North East, fell to Cranberry and finished with a win over Erie. Three individual wrestlers, Ryan Madigan, Avery Smith ...

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission advises caution for ice anglers

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There may not be ice on local waters for fishing yet, but the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Glade Swiftwater Rescue Team are hoping anglers will take care when there is. “Ice fishing is a great, inexpensive way to get outdoors in the winter and can produce both large numbers ...

Lady Dragons roll past Karns City, improve to 7-0

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OIL CITY, Pa. – Playing an overmatched opponent for the second time in as many days, the Warren Lady Dragons stayed 100 percent focused, rolling to a 52-13 win over Karns City in the Oil City Holiday Games. Warren (7-0) scored the first 26 points of the game and led 31-3 at halftime. ...

Bizarre trees

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Trees can be the backdrop to our outdoor adventures. They are key in defining the forest. But how often do we take in the bigger picture and not focus on the individual. Earlier in the year trees get plenty of attention for showy flowers, interfering pollen or delicious fruit and in the fall ...