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Recruits should take their time, not be criticized

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College recruiting, especially in major sports like football and basketball, can be cutthroat. The pressure is real, whether it be from coaches, fans via social media, or other recruits. Tuesday night, Justin Fields, who will be a senior this year at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., ...

Combined no-no, big bats carry Blair to win in opener

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Blair’s Colby Johnson, Brady Blair and Chris White threw a combined no-hitter and the offense had big first and fourth innings as Blair cruised to a 16-0 season opening win against Youngsville Post 658 Monday. “We played well,” said Blair coach Jeff White. “It was a great first ...

Lobdell named POY as Dragons sweep first team Region 2 honors

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Warren’s Jimmy Lobdell was voted Region 2 Tennis Player of the Year, released on Sunday. To say the Dragons were well represented would be an understatement, as they swept the first team honors. In addition to Lobdell, Lionel Eason and Alex Fincher were first team singles players, while ...

It’s more about the trails now

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Last Saturday while driving past the parking lot at the Morrison Trail, the parking lot was full and vehicles were parked along the driveway. Some probably hiked to the Morrison Campground. Some probably were camped along the trail. Maybe most were just hiking for the day. Those are the new ...

Local outdoors writer wins state award

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Warren County outdoor writer Steve Sorensen took home the top “Excellence in Craft” award from the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association May 20, held in Grantville. Sorensen won three first-place awards. His article titled “Nun Sense” was the top winner in the “White-Tailed Deer ...

Warren baseball hopes to play D-10 semifinal game today

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Warren baseball will play its District 10 Class 4A semifinal game against Slippery Rock today – probably. Because of first poor weather and then poor field conditions at Slippery Rock University, the game will now be played today at Ainsworth Field in Erie at 4 p.m. The second semifinal, ...

Vincent named to Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The 2017 season will rank as one of the top years in program history for the St. Bonaventure baseball team – and the year got a bit more memorable Wednesday with the announcement of the Atlantic 10 Baseball Awards. St. Bonaventure had six players recognized and also took ...

… As he crawled out of sight

Outdoor

I don’t see many turtles at my house. This weekend, when my wife called out that she saw a turtle in the yard, I was curious and surprised. I walked over and there it was. All I saw was a shell about four inches long and not quite that wide. The turtle had pulled itself inside and sat ...

Dragon tennis puts finishing touches on strong season

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On May 6th, 3 Dragon players traveled to Erie to play in the District 10 Singles playoff. Alex Fincher won a qualifying match 8-0 to make it into the main draw, where he lost to his Grove City opponent 8-5. Lionel Eason won his first round match 8-3, but fell to the #3 seed from Strong Vincent, ...

Morrison hits first professional home run

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GENEVA, IL – Playing in his second game of the season, Warren Area High School graduate and former Mercyhurst standout Hank Morrison belted his first professional home run on Saturday. Morrison, playing for the Minnesota Twins Class A affiliate Cedar Rapids, hit the solo shot to ...

Quartet set for PIAA track and field championships

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Four Warren County athletes – Eisenhower’s TerryLee Talasky and Jonah Samuelson and Warren’s Lydia Latimer and Naomi Hahn embark on the 2017 PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University beginning today. Talasky, Samuelson and Latimer all captured District 10 ...

Dragon bats stay red-hot in quarterfinal win over Meadville

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ERIE – Lance Baldensperger looked back to his teammates in the dugout who were clapping and pointing in his direction, and the sophomore acknowledged them by smiling and tugging on the bill of his helmet. That’s just how things are going for the Warren Dragons these days. ...

Slippery Rock, Harbor Creek, Hickory join Warren in semis

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SLIPPERY ROCK – Gunner Becker tossed a 4-hit shutout as Slippery Rock edged Oil City 1-0 in the District 10 quarterfinals Wednesday at Slippery Rock University. Becker struck out six, walked just one and threw 72 of his 93 pitches for strikes as the Rockets advance to play Warren in the ...

Dragons square off with Meadville in quarterfinals

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It’s on to the next one for the Warren baseball team. After a 10-0, 6-inning win over Sharon in their first round game on Saturday, the Dragons meet Meadville today at Ainsworth Field in Erie with a trip to the District 10 Class 4A semifinals on the line. The game was originally ...

Playoff ready: Dragon softball set to battle Grove City

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Look around the diamond at the Warren softball team at any point this season and you will have seen plenty of youth – two freshmen and five sophomores to be exact. There are also two seniors, Maddie Loutzenhiser and Megan Wortman, who have been cornerstones of the team for the past four ...