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Blue-and-White: Dragons play annual match as tuneup for regular season

The Warren boys soccer team played its annual Blue & White match on Saturday. Players were introduced and the teams played a friendly game of soccer. This match marks the end of preseason and the grueling double sessions. It’s time to play soccer and the team is ready. The Dragons ...

Cover 2: District 10 news and notes from opening week

The first week of the high school football season provided no shortage of big stories across District 10. Preseason predictions are fun and make for a lot of discussion, but no one really knows for sure what’s going to happen until the lights come on for real. Here’s a rundown of some ...

Cover 2: District 9 news and notes from opening week

Football season got underway across Pennsylvania on Friday, and District 9 provided us with plenty of exciting action. Here’s a look at some of the most noteworthy performances. – – – Get well soon, Matt Sheffield quarterback and linebacker Matt Dunham suffered a serious leg ...

Wolverines fall to Smethport in opener

After a tumultuous offseason, the Sheffield Wolverines, under the leadership of new head coach Chris Korbar, were geared up for their season opener Saturday against visiting Smethport. However, enthusiasm proved not to be enough to stop the Hubbers, as Sheffield suffered their first loss of the ...

Warren JV runs wild in win over Corry

CORRY – The Warren JV football team started 2018 on a winning note Saturday, traveling to Corry and coming home with a 28-12 victory. The Dragons got a monster performance from quarterback James Swanson in the victory. Swanson carried the ball 16 times for 241 yards and three touchdowns. He ...

Franchise Players

Certain special professional athletes have been referred to as “franchise players” for decades. They’re viewed as players whose talents are so great as to change an entire organization's fortunes. Think players like Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter and, yes, Tom Brady. High ...

Eisenhower’s offense stalls in season opener against West Middlesex

WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. - Clayton Parrish’s two long touchdown runs in the second half turned a 5-point halftime lead into a blowout as West Middlesex rolled to a 27-2 season-opening win over visiting Eisenhower Friday. Parrish broke the game open in the third quarter with a 34-yard scamper ...

Wolverines set to start 2018 season against Smethport

The uncertainty is over. The time to play is now. After an offseason filled with questions about the future of the Sheffield football program, the Wolverines are ready to put that all behind them and create a new legacy. They will get the chance to do that this afternoon when they welcome ...

Lady Lions drop opener

Warren County Christian School’s Lady Lions came up just short of forcing a decisive fifth set, dropping a four set home match to Meadville Calvary Baptist on Friday. Meadville took the first set 25-22 before Lady Lions rebouded to dominate the second set 25-6. After dropping the third set ...

Kickoff 2018: Dragons open season hosting Fairview in revenge game

There’s no way to sugarcoat that the Warren Dragons thought they were much better than a 2-8 team a year ago. Starting tonight, they have the opportunity to write a new script, and they are eager to do so. “I think everyone (is excited,” said second-year coach Mark Morelli. “From ...

Kickoff 2018: Knights travel to Mercer Co. to take on West Middlesex

Eisenhower started the 2017 season solidly behind the 8-ball. The Knights opened the year in arguably the toughest way possible. First, they welcomed Mercyhurst Prep to the Pasture of Pain then followed that with a road trip to Fort LeBoeuf. Eisenhower was competitive in both games despite ...

Week 1 High School Football predictions

Close's Picks Warren County Warren 35, Fairview 28 Eisenhower 21, West Middlesex 14 Smethport 28, Sheffield 7 District 10 Cathedral Prep 35, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 24 Grove City 42, Fort LeBoeuf 14 North East 35, Franklin 27 General McLane 27, Slippery Rock ...

D-10 Game of the Week: Mercyhurst Prep at Meadville

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 ...

D-9 Game of the Week: Bradford at Brookville

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 opens season with blanking of Mercyhurst Prep

ERIE, Pa. - The Warren Dragons girls tennis team opened their season with a 5-0 victory over Mercyhurst Prep. Gracie Wood was victorious at first singles by a score of 6-0, 6-1 over Alie DiNicola. At second singles Emily Lenore Grimm defeated Julia Eagley 6-2, 6-3. And at third singles, ...

New classifications, regions for Warren, Eisenhower in 2018

There’s some shake up on the county football scene as game week is finally upon us. Both Warren and Eisenhower are switching not only regions but classifications, while Sheffield is part of a new look District 9. Here’s a look at each as we continue the countdown to kickoff. – ...

Dragons sharp in scrimmage at Punxsy

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Warren was impressive on both sides of the ball in their scrimmage at Punxsutawney on Saturday. The Dragons scored three times – the first score was the last play of the series called back by a penalty, but the next two scores were counted. The JV’s scored twice ...

County teams hit the road for preseason scrimmages

Warren County football teams will get their first opportunity to see how they measure up against an outside opponent today with all three teams traveling for a preseason scrimmage. Sheffield heads to Clarion-Limestone in Strattanville for a tri-scrimmage with C-L and Brookville. Warren is ...

Warren golfers take fifth at GM

EDINBORO, Pa. – Competing in their second Region 6 mega match in as many days, Warren golfers were able to shave seven strokes off their Thursday score. The result, however, remained the same for the Dragons as they finished fifth at the Culbertson Hills Golf Resort in Edinboro ...