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Talented Grove City too much for Dragons

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Two years ago Grove City was in the midst of a 1-9 campaign. Last season, the Eagles went 10-2 and are continuing to trend upward in 2017. They provided Warren with a blueprint of what they hope to accomplish in the future, as they improved to 2-0 with a 42-2 win over the Dragons at War ...

WAHS tennis picks up second win

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CONNEAUT, OH – The Warren girls tennis team traveled to Conneaut, Ohio Thursday and came away with a 5-0 victory. Leading the way for the Dragons at first singles was Gracie Wood who won convincingly 6-1, 6-2 over Abbie Webster. “This was one of the smartest matches I’ve seen Gracie ...

Sidon cards 72, Dragons earn another top finish

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CONNEAUT – Three players shot under-80 as Warren’s golf team moved to 3-0 on the season with a Region 3 win at the Oakland Beach Golf Club in Conneaut Thursday. Warren’s 305 was nine shots better than Meadville (314), and well in front of Grove City (324), Conneaut (361) and General ...

County teams looking to bounce back

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It was a tough Friday night to open the season for Warren County, and the three teams will look to bounce back this weekend. Warren gets its Region 5 schedule going tonight against Grove City, while Eisenhower has another tough non-region game against Fort LeBoeuf. On Saturday, Sheffield ...

High School Football Picks

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CLOSE'S PICKS District 10 Friday Grove City 35, Warren 21 Fort LeBoeuf 28, Eisenhower 14 Greenville 21, Slippery Rock 13 Sharon 28, Reynolds 14 Hickory 35, Mercer 7 Sharpsville 42, Lakeview 7 Iroquois 27, Northwestern 12 Titusville 14, Fairview 13 Harbor Creek 34, Girard ...

Tidioute volleyball picks up win in opener

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SENECA – Tidioute Charter opened its 2017 volleyball season with a big 3-0 win over Christian Life Academy – 25-22, 25-18, 25-6. The JV squad was also victorious – 2-0 (25-15, 25-7). Leading the varsity in the win were Bella Konkle (2 aces), Greysen Fors (1 ace, 10 assists), Brooke ...

Football Rankings

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Each Tuesday, the Times Observer will unveil its high school sports rankings. Football District 10 (1A-3A) 1. Wilmington (2A, 1-0) 2. Mercyhurst Prep (3A, 1-0) 3. Sharpsville (2A, 1-0) 4. Greenville (2A, 1-0) 5. Seneca (2A, 1-0) 6. Hickory (3A, 0-1) 7. Farrell (1A, 0-1) 8. ...

A stone’s throw away

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There is something about the waters of French Creek and the Allegheny River in Franklin that makes stones not sink. The Pennsylvania stone skipping championship is held where the two waterways converge at Franklin’s Riverfront Park every August. Last weekend, the water did not ...

Dragon netters pick up first win

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ERIE – The Warren Dragons girls tennis team traveled to Burton Park in Erie Friday to take on the Erie High School Royals, coming away with their first victory of the season, 5-0. Leading the way for the Dragons was first singles player Gracie Wood, who defeated Isabel Pontzer 6-2, 6-0. ...

Fitting tribute

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Times Observer photo by Andy Close At halftime of the Brookville at Warren Dragons season-opener on Friday evening at War Memorial Field, a plaque — to be place outside War Memorial — was dedicated to former longtime Warren Area High School football coach John “Toby” Shea, at right, ...

Talented Lakers too much for Knights

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Heading in to Friday’s game with Mercyhurst Prep, Eisenhower coach Jim Penley knew his team would have to play nearly perfect to keep pace with the Lakers. The Knights had opportunities in the first half to do just that, but the vaunted Laker defense proved too tough as the Knights dropped ...

Trail cameras out

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A couple weeks late due to a vacation, this week I started setting out my trail cameras. You may ask why so early. Simple answer, I want all of the information that can be gathered. That, and running trail cameras is entertaining. It is kind of like hunting deer without having to drag them out ...

TO DO

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Wolverines hang tough, but drop battle to ECC

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ST. MARYS – Sheffield’s Kevin Evans and Elk County Catholic’s Alec Bittler were not afraid to carry the load for each of their teams Friday night, in what ended up being a 27-12 Crusaders’ home victory. Evans rushed for 84 yards, averaging six yards per carry, while hauling in nine ...

Warren, Eisenhower, Sheffield set to kickoff football season

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The PIAA officially calls it Week 0, but the players and coaches don’t really care what you call it – football is here. A trio of non-league games kicks off the county slate, with Eisenhower hosting Mercyhurst Prep, Warren hosting Brookville and Sheffield traveling to Elk County ...

McCullough, Wilson lead Warren to another top finish

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Jake McCollough and Rachel Wilson led the way for Warren’s golf team in an impressive victory over Grove City, Meadville, Conneaut and General McLane at the Grove City County Club Thursday. The Dragons shot a 318 on the day. Grove City followed with a 345, just three shots ahead of ...

The time has come

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The sweat of summer practices and the long days in the weight room have led to this – it’s officially time for some football. The excitement of the opening game of the season never gets old, and there is plenty to look forward to. Here are some of the storylines I’m watching as the ...