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Special Olympic swimmers compete at Invite

On March 6, the Warren County Special Olympics swimmers competed in an invitational swim meet at the University of Pitt-Bradford. Special Olympics from Elk, Forest, McKean and Warren counties competed. The individual results for Warren County swimmers are as follows: – – – 25 Yard ...

PIAA discourages captains practices amid COVID-19 pandemic

The options for staying in shape and sharpening skills for spring sports athletes are becoming more and more limited as organizations continue to roll out changes aimed at slowing the spread of novel coronavirus. Having already had all practices canceled by Gov. Tom Wolf’s school closure ...

Above the rim

For some, the free throw seems like a simple concept. However, for eight-year-old Liam Hanson, it’s an art form. The Pennsylvania State Elks Hoop Shoot competition was held March 7 in Bellefonte, Pa., where Liam won the state championship, sinking 21 of his 25 free throws. But, it ...

Spring sports in limbo after school closure

The spring sports season across the state has joined winter championships in a state of limbo after Governor Tom Wolf announced a statewide closure of schools Friday in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The boys and girls basketball tournaments and 2A swimming and diving ...

Kightlinger perfect at Riverside

Norm Kightlinger bowled his first career 300 game during Brokenstraw Outdoors league play at Riverside Lanes this week. Kightlinger finished with a 698 series on the night. Jeff Zaffino had Riverside’s only 700 series of the week. He had a high game 259 on his way to a 751 series in ...

PIAA postpones winter championships

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — The PIAA announced Thursday it was suspending the boys and girls basketball and 2A swimming and diving championships for at least two weeks amid concerns over the coronavirus crisis. The move comes as the NBA and NHL suspended their seasons, the NCAA canceled all winter ...

Reflecting as the sports world takes a step back

I watched in amusement and slight awkwardness early Thursday afternoon as Creighton and St. John’s played in the first half of what was to be the first of four games in the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. As other conference tournaments canceled literally minutes before them in ...

Lanzel named Assistant Coach of the Year

Navy track and field assistant coach and 1999 Eisenhower High School graduate Aaron Lanzel was selected as the Mid-Atlantic Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2020 indoor track and field season. For Lanzel, who is in his second year as the distance coach at Navy, it is his first ...

CASA Classic

Sheffield’s Mitch McNeal shares a look with Youngsville’s Dominick Walton, while teammates Amber Evans, Ellie Bojaczko and Mallory Sherrard congratulate him, after Walton threw down a block on McNeal’s attempted kill during the championship game of the 15th annual CASA Senior Volleyball ...

Department of Agriculture passes organic farm grant

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced a $1 million Pa. Farm Bill Farm Vitality Grant Program for organic transition planning assistance. This grant allows Pa. farmers to apply for grants up to $7,500. Pa. is currently third in the nation for organic, is home to more than 1,000 ...

Brady’s decision will set off a QB carousel

Where will Tom Brady land? It’s been the biggest question of the NFL offseason, and we’re perhaps just over a week away from finding out, with the NFL free agency period set to begin on March 18. Rarely, if ever, has the most important position in sports dominated free agency like ...

Lady Dragons fall to unbeaten Chartiers Valley

MCDONALD, Pa. – The Warren Lady Dragons knew exactly what they were getting into against Chartiers Valley on Saturday in the first round of the PIAA Class 5A championships on Saturday. Knowing it and trying to stop it are two different things, however. Perri Page, daughter of former ...

Eagles’ historic season comes to an end

MCMURRAY, Pa. – The 1-2 punch of Jake DiMichele and Dante Spadafora were as advertised for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. DiMichele scored 28 and Spadafora 24 to lead the Chargers (25-1) to 79-31 win over Youngsville in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A basketball championships on ...

Fehlman headed back to NCAA’s; Loutzenhiser, Gannon win PSAC title

DEKALB, Ill. – Jared Siegrist (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) turned in a historic performance and became the Lock Haven University wrestling team’s first ever individual Mid-American Conference (MAC) champion. He went 4-0 on the way to the 174-pound title and was one of seven Bald Eagle ...

Triple threat

HERSHEY, Pa. — This winter season had already seen a number of “first time in a long time” moments. It got quite a few more at the Giant Center in Hershey Friday as Sheffield’s Ethan Finch and Eisenhower’s Logan Jaquay and Cael Black became the first trio of Warren County wrestlers ...

Dragons believe they can stop Colts’ 55-game streak

The sounds of Journey’s famous hit song ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ echoed off the walls as the Warren Lady Dragons began practice on Wednesday. On the surface, it was just the start to another practice, but in this case it also served as a mantra that this group is embracing as they ...