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Cross country opens at McDowell Invite

ERIE, Pa. – The high school cross country season got underway on Saturday, as Warren and Eisenhower competed in the McDowell Invitational at Brown’s Farm. Individually, the Warren girls trio of Naomi Hahn (fourth overall, 19:52.8), Kayla Gaimbrone (11th, 20:52.5) and Bri Ristau (31st, ...

WCCS picks up first win of young season

SENECA, Pa. – The Warren County Christian School volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season Friday night, topping Christian Life Academy in there sets, 25-22, 25-15 and 25-11. It was a total team effort for the Lady Lions, who got strong efforts from Rachel Beatty (17 ...

Wolverines blanked on the road by Union/ACV

The Wolverines were only able to put together 88 yards of offense and committed three turnovers as they were shut out, 47-0, Friday night by the Union/AC Valley Falcon Knights. “I’ll take the heat for the turnovers,” said Sheffield head coach Chris Korbar, whose Wolverines are 0-2. ...

Fast & Furious

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren receiver Ryan Arnold (1) celebrates a 32-yard touchdown catch with teammate Devin McMeans (8) in the first quarter of the Dragons’ game against visiting Fort LeBoeuf at War Memorial Field. The Bison would win in a shootout, 59-38, handing Warren ...

Instant Classic: Knights fall in overtime thriller to Union City

Labor Day isn’t typically know as a holiday for fireworks, but Eisenhower and Union City certainly provided plenty of them on the gridiron at Eisenhower High School Friday. The teams combined for 90 points, 773 totals yards and a plethora of big plays. In the end, the Bears came away with a ...

Dragons host LeBoeuf looking to go 2-0

Warren has a chance to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2013 when they welcome Fort LeBoeuf to War Memorial Field tonight in each team’s Region 6 opener. The two teams couldn’t have got off to more different starts, with the Dragons handling Fairview 31-7 in their opener, ...

Dragons finish fifth at Blueberry

Warren’s golf team competed in its third Region 6 mega match Thursday, and for the third time finished fifth in the team standings. Cathedral Prep again ran away with the team win, shooting a 306 and finished 26 strokes ahead of second-place Fort LeBoeuf at Blueberry Hill Golf Course. ...

High School Football Predictions

CLOSE'S PICKS (Week 1: 20-13) Warren County Warren 34, Fort LeBoeuf 14 Union City 21, Eisenhower 13 Union/ACV 28, Sheffield 6 District 10 Wilmington 24, Farrell 21 Sharon 28, Hickory 21 Sharpsville 42, Iroquois 6 Cambridge Springs 28, Saegertown 7 West Middlesex, 42 ...

Knights aiming to bounce back in home opener

Eisenhower entered the 2018 season hoping to get off to a fast start. To do that, coach Jim Penley knew his team would have to contain West Middlesex’s Clayton Parrish. The Knights bottled Parrish up in the first half last week, as they held him to just 31 yards. But the Big Reds came out ...

D-10 Game of the Week: Wilmington at Farrell

As part of our annual high school football coverage, the Times Observer has provided weekly previews for all the Warren County teams. We’re expanding on that a bit this year. We’ll still offer in-depth weekly preview stories for Eisenhower, Sheffield and Warren, but we’re also going to ...

Wolverines hit the road to Union/ACV

With everything that happened from the final minutes of the final game from the 2017 season right up to the opening kickoff of the 2018 campaign, Sheffield wanted to prove to the world it was going to be a different program moving forward. If the Wolverines are going to change the outside ...

D-9 Game of the Week: Clarion-Limestone at Smethport

As part of our annual high school football coverage, the Times Observer has provided weekly previews for all the Warren County teams. We’re going to expand on that a bit this year. We’ll still offer in-depth weekly preview stories for Eisenhower, Sheffield and Warren, but we’re also ...

Warren tennis falls to Hickory, 4-1

The Warren girls tennis team were in action at Betts Park Thursday, falling to Hickory 4-1. Warren’s lone win came at first singles where Gracie Wood defeated Morgan Bender 6-1, 2-6, 6-0. At second singles, Emily Grimm lost to Caroline McGonigle 6-2, 6-2. At third singles, Taylor Lester ...

Beaty Hoops

(TOP) Beaty’s Ella Ordiway plays swarming defense during Thursday’s scrimmage against Corry on Thursday. Ordiway and her teammates officially open the season this coming Thursday, hosting Youngsville at 4 p.m. (BOTTOM) Beaty’s Lydia Balas (4) takes the ball on a fast break toward the ...

WCCS swept at Slippery Rock

Warren County Christian School traveled to Slippery Rock Tuesday hoping to build on a strong opening effort against Meadville Calvary Baptist Friday. Instead, the Lady Lions regressed somewhat and were swept by the Slippery Rock Homeschool Co-op, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-13. “We were plagued ...

Former D-10 stars Luketa, Brown crack Penn State depth chart

Penn State head coach James Franklin has three designations for true freshman – Green, Yellow and Red. Green means they will play right away, Yellow is wait and see and Red means redshirt. Well, former Mercyhurst Prep star Jesse Luketa is officially in the ‘Green’ category, Franklin ...

D-10 teams all over state football rankings

Through one week of the high school football season, District 10 teams continue to litter PennLive’s high school football state rankings. It starts in the smallest classification, 1A, where Farrell remained at No. 1 following a blowout win over University Prep out of the Pittsburgh City ...

Battling the Best: Dragon girls fall to defending state champs Villa

The Warren Dragons girls tennis team played its first home match of the season, falling to Villa Maria 5-0 at Betts Park on Monday. At first singles, Gracie Wood lost a tough match to Sarah DeMarco 6-2, 6-3. At second singles, Emily Grimm fought hard, but came up short against Leah Turk by a ...

2018 college football fearless forecast

I must admit, watching a football game that actually meant something in the win-loss column was a welcome sight on Friday evening. The high school’s got it going for real, and the college game will follow suit with its first full slate of games this weekend. With that, I will give you ...