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All-star athletes

District 10 announced its region all-stars for both golf and cross country over the weekend, and Warren County was well-represented. Warren cross country had five athletes earn all-star honors, while Eisenhower had one, and Warren’s Selvie Pearson was a second-team all-star in boys golf. ...

Dolphins win annual invitational

The Warren YMCA Dolphin Swim Team hosted its annual invitational Saturday. Ten YMCA swim teams from Northwestern PA competed. Warren earned the most points, followed by Corry, Eastside and Jamestown. The team will next compete against the County YMCA team from Edinboro today. At the ...

‘Addicted to volleyball’

It’s not often the word addiction is used in a positive connotation. But for Warren Area High School senior Lex Nyquist, her particular addiction is opening the door to her future. “I’m addicted to volleyball,” she said. “It’s something I always want to play. I love ...

Six Dragon athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Wednesday marked the NCAA’s early signing period for high school seniors to sign their National Letter of Intent, and six Warren Area High School seniors made it official that they will be college athletes. Four baseball players – Ryan Rafalski, Mitch Grosch, Nick Hussey and Hunter ...

Fighting Tigers shine at state karate championships

Several members of the FTMA karate team recently competed at the 47th Annual Pa. Karate Championships held Nov. 9 in New Kensington. The tournament was hosted by Master Frank Caliguri and had competitors from the tri-state area. Several students also received PKRA certificates for placing in ...

Local college athletes shining early in winter season

Though the high school sports calendar has entered the lull between the end of the fall season and start of winter, a number of Warren County alums have starter their collegiate winter seasons. Here’s a brief look at how some of those seasons have started. ——— DJ Hahn (Warren/Cal ...

Jones rolls second career perfect game

C.J. Jones rolled a perfect first game, and threw a total of 31 out of a possible 36 strikes en route to an 824 series during Catering Plus/Wilcox Brox. Classic League play at Valley Bowling Center Thursday. Jones finished with games of 266 and 258 for the series score. It was the second ...

Sheffield football players honored

Sheffield football took a number of steps forward this season. The Wolverines won for the first time in 23 games when they defeated Cameron County Sept. 21. Then they doubled their win total Oct. 5 with a homecoming victory over Port Allegany. The improved play also led to a double in the ...

Lady Dragons’ historic season comes to an end

WEXFORD, Pa. – It was a tough end to a historic season for the Warren Lady Dragons. Behind three goals from Taylor Hamlett, Mars defeated Warren 6-1 in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs at North Allegheny High Schoo on Tuesday. The Planets, the No. 22 ranked team in the ...

Lady Dragons set to take on WPIAL champion Mars in first trip to state playoffs

The last four years have been building to this. For the eight seniors on the Warren girls soccer team, it’s been a journey filled with hard work, adversity and heartbreak. But also rewards, milestones and, finally, the pure joy that came with bringing home the program’s first District 10 ...

XC runners finish year at state meet

Warren County had a trio of representatives at the PIAA State Cross Country Meet in Hershey Saturday. Warren senior Naomi Hahn made her fourth trip to states, while teammate Katie Beyer and Eisenhower’s Ethan Kellogg made their first appearance at the state level. Beyer had the highest ...

Dolphins split with Oil City

The Warren YMCA Dolphin Swim Team hosted the Oil City YMCA Team in a dual meet Saturday. The Warren boys team won, 235-136. The Warren girls team lost, 310-287, however, the preps, juniors and seniors all won their divisions. The Dolphins will host their annual invitational this Saturday. ...

Runners ready for state X-C meet

All of the hard work paid off for Warren’s Naomi Hahn and Katie Beyer and Eisenhower’s Ethan Kellogg. All three will make the trip to Hershey for Saturday’s PIAA cross country championships, with Hahn and Beyer competing in the Class 2A girls race and Kellogg in the Class A boys race. ...

Fought to the end

EDINBORO, Pa. – Up until the final point of Warren’s 3-0 (19-25, 17-25, 19-25) loss to Conneaut in the District 10 Class 3A volleyball semifinals, Lex Nyquist and Grace Wortman, the Dragons’ two seniors, could be seen encouraging their teammates, still fighting for every last point. ...

How sweet it is!

WATERFORD, Pa. —As a kicker, there are times you just know when you’ve nailed a kick. With the number of long-distance kicks, in both soccer and football, Sawyer Mohney has taken over the last two years, she had a pretty good feeling about the one she fired 2:20 into overtime Wednesday. ...

Lady Dragons aiming to make history against Meadville

The Warren Lady Dragons soccer team has been here before. Last season, in fact. But unlike last year, when they were the underdogs against a dominant Hickory team, this year’s squad rolls in with a 13-4-1 record and has every intention of capturing the first District 10 title in program ...

Warren girls soccer claims first District 10 title in program history

WATERFORD, Pa. – Sawyer Mohney's overtime game-winner off of a free kick lifted the Warren Lady Dragons to the first District 10 title in program history, 3-2 over Meadville on Wednesday at Fort LeBoeuf High School. Mohney's goal came just moments into overtime, with the teams trading goals ...

Time for D-10 to think about re-seeding

We’re approaching the end of my third fall season back with the Times Observer. I’ve noticed a lot of things in that time. Most of it pretty good, some not so much. I’ve opined on most of them. Then there was what I heard last week. It wasn’t good or bad, per se, more so one of ...

Warren County jobless rate drops

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com The unemployment rate fell in Warren County to a seasonally-adjusted 4.3 percent in September. That’s a .3 percent increase from August and a .1 percent increase from the 4.2 percent rate in September 2018. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor ...

Eisenhower girls drop epic D-10 semifinal against Mercer

FRANKLIN, Pa. — Julia Balaski’s goal less than two minutes into the second half proved to be the game-winner as Mercer advanced to the District 10 Class 1A girls soccer championship game with a 2-1 win over Eisenhower Monday. With the win, the Mustangs took the playoff rubber match ...