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‘Still surreal’

There’s a little over 1,200 miles between Buffalo, New York and Winter Haven, Florida. That’s where 2019 Warren Area High School graduates Aidan Morrison (Canisius College) and Kiersten Hoffman (with her Edinboro University softball teammates) were on March 12. And on that day, 1,200 ...

Hardball history

When the Warren Bingoes folded in August 1916, no one knew it would be nearly 25 years before minor league baseball would again be played in Warren. But in 1940, the Warren Redskins joined the Pennsylvania State Association, still at the Class D rookie league level. The team was an ...

Hardball history: Warren Bingoes achieved success by playing multiple seasons

The 1914 Warren Bingoes was a success on the field - 12 games over .500 - and evidently off the field as well. How do I know? They returned in 1915 and 1916. Unfortunately, on-field success didn’t follow - the 1915 Warren Bingoes fired a manager during the season and finished the season ...

Signs of love

Giving back is at the core of every strong community. In the current climate in which we live, it’s more important than ever. In that spirit, the Warren Lady Dragons basketball program has forged a special relationship with the residents of Cambridge Warren, one that has been special for ...

Hardball history

When the Iron & Oil League disbanded mid-season in 1898, baseball fans in Warren wouldn’t have a hometown team for a decade. The next iteration of minor league baseball came to Warren in 1908 when the Warren Blues joined the Interstate League. The squad was managed by Thomas McNeal ...

WAHS football coach Morelli staying on top of the game in uncertain time

Mark Morelli has years of experience to draw on, but nothing could prepare him, or anyone else for that matter, for the current reality of our world. With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing life as we know it to a halt, the Warren Area High School head football coach is certainly no exception. ...

Hardball history: Pittsburgh Pirate legend Wagner had local roots

It’s spring. The birds are singing, the temperatures are (some days) rising and the grass is turning green. That means one thing: It’s baseball season But with COVID-19 wiping out baseball at all levels for the foreseeable future, this is an excellent time to take a look back at the ...

PIAA says no change to winter championships, spring sports

As the calendar gets set to flip to April, there is no update on the completion of winter sports championships and the start of the spring sports season. That, according to the PIAA, in a news release sent out on Monday. The PIAA Board of Directors met via teleconference and continued to ...

Nominations open for 2020 class of Warren County Sports HOF

Nominations are now open for induction into the 2020 class of the Warren County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. “We are unsure of when the banquet will happen with everything going on,” said director Nate Sandberg. “But we will, as stated previously, do as much as we ...

Spring Sports: To you, from us

Dear coaches and student-athletes, We understand how difficult a time this is for you, to put so much work into your respective sports, only to deal with the uncertainty that life brings us. These are uncharted times for all of us, and, while we hope the spring sports season can carry on in ...

Two Knights, three Dragons earn wrestling all-star honors

Five Warren County wrestlers were recognized for their outstanding seasons as they earned region all-star honors Tuesday. Eisenhower’s Logan Jaquay and Cael Black and Warren’s Ryan Madigan, Joey Arnold and Zack Zinger were named to their respective region all-star teams. Jaquay was a ...

Beyer honored as one of top swimmers in Region 3

Warren swimmer Katie Beyer added another accolade to her already impressive sophomore season when she was named to the Region 3 All-Star team Monday. Beyer earned second-team honors in both the 100 and 200 freestyle. The selection caps a season in which Beyer set three new school records, won ...

PIAA gives update on winter championships, spring sports

There is still hope for the winter sports championships and spring sports season in Pennsylvania, at least according to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association. Following in the steps of Governor Tom Wolf, they announced on Monday that the conclusion of the winter sports ...

Returning from injury, Cal’s Wilson, teammates season cut short

This was supposed to be Paige Wilson’s comeback season. After missing all but six games last season due to injury, the redshirt junior was looking forward to a big season on the softball diamond for the Cal Vulcans. Instead, she is one of the many student-athletes left trying to make ...

Home alone

There have been a litany of takes and perspectives since the sporting world essentially shut down in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic last week. Athletes and coaches have discussed what it was like to have their seasons abruptly ended, fans continue to share on social media how ...

‘Gut-wrenching’

It was business as usual for the St. Bonaventure baseball team on March 6 and 7 in Port Charlotte. That Friday, senior Casey Vincent, an Eisenhower graduate, came on in relief with two outs in the bottom of the 8th against Illinois-Chicago. After hitting Thomas Norton with a pitch, he induced ...

Little League off until at least May 11

Add one more to the list of leagues postponing in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that, in accordance with Little League International recommendations, it would be postponing the start of its ...