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Valuable loss

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Warren’s boys soccer team found out a lot about themselves during Wednesday’s match with McDowell at War Memorial Field. Unfortunately for the Dragons, that discovery came in a 1-0 loss to the Trojans. “Sometimes, you have to lose to win,” Warren coach Denny Flatt said. “I think ...

Warren returns to its home gym, sweeps Harbor Creek

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“This is home.” Despite unusually warm conditions, Warren junior setter Lex Nyquist smiled when explaining how she felt about the Dragons playing in the Joseph A. Massa gymnasium for the first time in two years. Of course, the Dragons were all smiles following a 25-17, 25-15 and 25-16 ...

Tough night on the road for county teams

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JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Sheffield’s young volleyball team has a bright future ahead, but will also have to experience some growing pains along the way. Tuesday was evidence of both, as the Lady Wolverines fell in three to host Johnsonburg (15-25, 18-25, 13-25) in their season opener. They ...

WCCS volleyball picks up second win of season

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ERIE – Warren County Christian picked up its second win of the season on Tuesday, beating Erie First Christian in four sets, 25-20, 25-22, 23-25, 25-20. Coach Mark Brenner noted the strong play of Emily Cox, who stepped into a starting role with Rachel Beatty out of the lineup due to ...

Cover 2: District 10 News and Notes

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Two weeks are now complete in the high school football season, and there has certainly been no shortage of excitement. District 10 has provided plenty of that, and did so again both on and off the field this week. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest stories. – – – Upon ...

Cover 2: District 9 football news and notes

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District 9 has seen a few surprised out of the gate this season, but some trends are also starting to emerge. Here’s a quick look at the week that was. – – – Smethport, Redbank Valley get statement wins In the top two D-9 Small School North/South crossover games, it was a team ...

Fast start: Lady Dragons roll past North East in opener

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NORTH EAST, Pa. – New season, new region, same goals. The Warren Lady Dragons Soccer team opened up the 2018 season accomplishing a first for any of the players currently on the team – an opening day win. The 6-0 non-region win over North East Saturday was a great indicator that they are ...

Warren finishes third at LeBoeuf

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Warren finished third in their season opening tournament Saturday at Fort LeBoeuf. In the morning pool, Warren went 3-0 defeating Meadville 25-18, Fairview 25-16, and Seneca 25-9 to earn a position in the A pool for the afternoon. There they split 1-1 with Cochranton 25-17, 24-25, beat ...

Dragons too much for North East

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The Warren Area High School boys soccer team traveled to North East and came away with a convincing 6-0 win in their opener. “The other coaches and I were concerned the team might be lethargic after not being tested in the preseason matches. Concerns were quickly erased. Our intensity was ...

Youngsville begins campaign with win

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OIL CITY, Pa. – Youngsville opened up its 2018 volleyball season with a thrilling win over Oil City in five sets, 25-23, 25-23, 21-25, 13-25, 16-14. It was a total team effort, and as a team, the Lady Eagles have a totally different vibe about them. “They played really hard and I ...

Cross country opens at McDowell Invite

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ERIE, Pa. – The high school cross country season got underway on Saturday, as Warren and Eisenhower competed in the McDowell Invitational at Brown’s Farm. Individually, the Warren girls trio of Naomi Hahn (fourth overall, 19:52.8), Kayla Gaimbrone (11th, 20:52.5) and Bri Ristau (31st, ...

WCCS picks up first win of young season

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SENECA, Pa. – The Warren County Christian School volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night, topping Christian Life Academy in there sets, 25-22, 25-15 and 25-11. It was a total team effort for the Lady Lions, who got strong efforts from Rachel Beatty (17 ...

Wolverines blanked on the road by Union/ACV

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The Wolverines were only able to put together 88 yards of offense and committed three turnovers as they were shut out, 47-0, Friday night by the Union/AC Valley Falcon Knights. “I’ll take the heat for the turnovers,” said Sheffield head coach Chris Korbar, whose Wolverines are 0-2. ...

Fast & Furious

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Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren receiver Ryan Arnold (1) celebrates a 32-yard touchdown catch with teammate Devin McMeans (8) in the first quarter of the Dragons’ game against visiting Fort LeBoeuf at War Memorial Field. The Bison would win in a shootout, 59-38, handing Warren ...

Allegheny wild

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An advantage to outings in the Warren area, with the various state game lands and the Allegheny National Forest close at hand, is that one never knows when some unexpected wildlife sighting will occur. So these trips afield provide a dimension that a walk, say, in New York’s Central Park ...

Hitting Pymatuning while it’s hot

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The spring trap net survey of Pymatuning Reservoir conducted this spring by Fisheries Management Area 1 indicated a great walleye population and a nice number of quality crappie. So why does it seem that no one really cares? A couple of things have conspired against Pymatuning walleye ...

Caterpillar wrangling

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The neighborhood gang of kids sat in a circle on the grass looking at a huge caterpillar. It was green, with odd bumps coming out of it. The big debate was over whether the caterpillar was good or bad. This debate ended quickly when one boy said, “bad!” and stomped on it. That happened ...

TO DO

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Instant Classic: Knights fall in overtime thriller to Union City

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Labor Day isn’t typically know as a holiday for fireworks, but Eisenhower and Union City certainly provided plenty of them on the gridiron at Eisenhower High School Friday. The teams combined for 90 points, 773 totals yards and a plethora of big plays. In the end, the Bears came away with a ...