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The picks: High school football opening weekend

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Close's picks District 10 Warren 35, Brookville 13 Mercyhurst Prep 21, Eisenhower 10 Clarion-Limestone 35, Saegertown 6 Brashear 28, Franklin 21 Grove City 35, General McLane 28 Iroquois 27, Harbor Creek 13 Conneaut 14, Fairview 7 Farrell 28, Neshannock 21 Maplewood 26, ...

Dragons drop opener to McDowell, 5-0

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The Warren girls tennis team opened season play Wednesday with a 5-0 loss to McDowell. Playing first singles, junior Gracie Wood lost to Lindsey Fadden 6-1, 6-2. “Lindsey is one of the best players in our region. Although the score might not indicate it, Gracie played a good match ...

Dragons aiming for success under Morelli

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All the summer drills and the preseason hype can be put to rest, because the 2017 football season is officially upon us. First-year Warren coach Mark Morelli has had his Dragons hard at work and their has been an upbeat attitude all summer that extended into preseason camp. Morelli is ...

Father Time always wins

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I’ve lost count of the sports cliches being thrown around these days. Things like, “You can’t coach speed,” and “It’s a game of inches.” I’ve certainly been guilty of using more than a few of them as a writer. Sometimes it feels like one of those things that just finds its way ...

Dragons open season with first place finish at Meadville

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MEADVILLE – Defending Region 3 champion Warren has its sights set on another title in 2017 and Monday’s season-opening Region 3 match at the Country Club of Meadville was certainly a good start. Jake McCullough carded a 75, which was good for medalist honors as the Dragons team score of ...

Former sports editor Bonavita has fond memories of Shea

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As the banquet for former Youngsville and Warren Area High School head football coach Toby Shea draws near, I thought I’d shard an interesting vignette that Denny Bonavita was kind enough to share with me. Denny was the sports editor here at the Times Observer from 1967-1974 and became ...

Elk euthanized after wandering into Diseased Management Area

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The Pennsylvania Game Commission today announced a trophy bull elk that wandered south of Interstate 80 and into a chronic-wasting disease (CWD) management area was euthanized by an agency wildlife conservation officer to ensure it would not bring CWD back to the elk range. The 8- by 9-point ...

Going native

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The sky swings gently above me as I rest in the hammock my kids bought me on a long ago Father’s Day. The tree that is shading me swings back and forth as well, coming in and out of focus with the swaying of the hammock. This is one of the best places to spend time on these hot days, in a ...

Kayaking — Fatal or fun can be up to the user

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Kayaks are being sold at more locations and lower prices than in years past, with additional styles and options available as the sport grows in popularity. At the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), we are glad to see growing numbers of people on the water. However, we are concerned ...

What’s in a forest plan if not vegetation?

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A Forest Health Collaborative has identified issues facing the ANF and strategies to deal with those threats. According to a release from the Allegheny National Forest on Friday, impacts from a multitude of native and non-native invasive species, as well as the declining health of many forest ...

Zaffino finishes fourth in PBA50 National event

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Warren’s Jeff Zaffino bested a pair of PBA Hall of Famers, and nearly toppled a third, on his way to a fourth place finish at the PBA50 Dave Small’s Championship Lanes Classic in Anderson, Indiana, July 29-Aug. 1. Zaffino earned a spot in the “show money” standings by defeating Walter ...

News and notes from around District 10

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A few items of note came from the most recent District 10 committee meeting, held Aug. 9 at the Avalon Country Club in Hermitage. The first and perhaps most important rule change came from the PIAA in baseball regarding pitch count. The governing body of high school athletics in Pennsylvania ...

Twins release Morrison

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The Minnesota Twins have parted ways with former Warren Area High School standout Hank Morrison. Morrison, a 2016 22nd round draft pick, played this season for Class A Cedar Rapids in the Midwest League, hitting .217 with four home runs and 10 RBIs. He also had a 13-game hitting streak that ...

Sports Briefs

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Golf results Cable Hollow Senior Men’s Friday League Low gross: John Owens (36) Low net: Bill Gross (26) Most points: Al Schumann (9) Birdies, 2: John Owens, Jon Vincent, Ken Robeson Birdies, 1: Walt Kaper, Pat Black, Mike Stormont, Dave Guiffre, Jim Ferrick, Craig Johnson, Jim ...

Kosinski Wins Super Sportsman Special at Stateline Speedway

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On a night for the fans, they were greeted with perfect weather, and a great night of racing. There were many “firsts” for the drivers as well. Ryan Scott picked up his first ever Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro Mod feature win as Darrell Bossard picked up his first win of 2017 in the Overhead Door of ...

Scott collects win in Jim Byerly Memorial at Bradford Speedway

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REW – The First “Battle at the Bullring” at Bradford Speedway attracted 17 of the best Super Late Models in the area for a 40-lap, $3000 to win contest. Boom Briggs set fast time in time trials and was awarded a case of oil donated by Rod’s Trophies of Eldred, PA. After the field was ...

Sidon, Dragons dominate Bergreen

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OLEAN, NY – Joey Sidon from the Blueberry Hill Golf Club and a Warren High School junior won the Bergreen Junior Match Play Championship at the Bartlett Country Club on Saturday. In the morning semifinal he defeated Sam Hyman from Holland Hills Country Club 6&5. In the afternoon ...

WAHS softball standouts Wortman, Nyquist earn all-state honors

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There might have been some delay in getting the All-State softball teams out this season, but for two Warren Area High School players, it was worth the wait. Senior catcher Megan Wortman and freshman shortstop Alexis Nyquist were both voted Second Team Class 4A All-State selections by the ...

Doe licenses sold out for county’s wildlife management units

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It took a little longer than usual, but doe licenses for the two wildlife management units (WMUs) in Warren County are sold out. According to Warren County Treasurer Denny Munksgard, WMU 2F’s allocation of 24,000 licenses sold out on July 18 and the last of the 35,000 available for WMU 1B ...