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Warren volleyball shines at Penn State

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Volleyball players from Warren Area High School finished third out of 19 teams this weekend at Penn State University’s Team Competition Camp in State College. The 19 teams got whittled down to the top seven playing in the Gold bracket on Sunday in the three-day camp. During pool play on ...

Steelheads close season with Mid-Atlantic Super Select title

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PITTSBURGH – Warren’s Nick Hussey dominated over 5 2/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run in helping lead the Erie Steelheads to yet another title, 7-3 over the Motor City Chiefs (Detroit) in the championship game of the University of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Super Select. The win ...

Dragons visit Steelers

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The Warren Area High School football team had the opportunity to visit Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp in Latrobe on Saturday. “A great, out of this world feeling for our kids this past Saturday, they were able to get up close and on the field with the Steelers,” said Warren head coach ...

Steelheads win, tie in doubleheader

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PITTSBURGH – The Erie Steelheads improved to 2-0-1 in pool play with a win and a tie in two games Friday at the University of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Super Select. Warren’s Mitch Grosch tossed a complete game gem in an 11-1 win to start the day. He was also 1-2 with a pair of RBI, while ...

WAHS Volleyball Alumni Game

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Warren’s Lydia Latimer (left) and Grace Wortman (right) go for a block during the Warren Area High School volleyball alumni game Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Warren Area High School. The current high school team, which is coming off an appearance in the District 10 title game, bested their ...

Steelies open with win in final tourney of season

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PITTSBURGH – Warren’s Ryan Rafalski went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and Aidan Kelly tossed a complete game 6-hitter to lead the Erie Steelheads 16U to a 10-1 win over the Batting 1,000 Seminoles (Freeport, NY) on Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh Mid-Atlantic Super Select. In ...

Myers to hit the field one more time in Big 30 game

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Following a phenomenal senior campaign, Warren running back Noah Myers has been selected to represent Pennsylvania in the annual Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Myers led the Dragons with 1,418 yards on 163 carries (8.7 yards per carry) with nine rushing touchdowns in 2017. He was named ...

Leveling the playing field

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Representatives from more than 150 public schools attended the PIAA Equity Summit Tuesday in State College, and they sent a strong message to the PIAA board of directors. They want separate playoffs for public/boundary and private/non-boundary schools, and they’re not going to wait much ...

Steelies, Red Sox wrap up busy schedule in West Virginia

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GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The Erie Steelheads came up just short in their bid for the Mountaineer Cup Championship. The Mid-Atlantic Red Sox 16U rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Steelies in the finals at Monongalia County Ballpark, home of the West Virginia Mountaineers. Trailing 1-0, ...

WCSD to attend meeting on PIAA reform

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In addition to Eisenhower, Warren and Youngsville, nearly 20 more District 10 schools will be in attendance, and at least three more District 9 schools will join Sheffield at the meeting. Competitive imbalance has been a hot button issue all spring. A survey completed by many District 10 ...

Steelheads continue strong run in West Virginia

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. – After a 9-1 win in their opener at the Mountaineer Cup Championship in West Virginia, the Erie Steelheads 16U will play in the finals following a 1-2 weekend. The Steelies earned a 6-3 win over West Hills 16U on Saturday, followed by a 5-1 setback to the Flood City ...

Mid-Atlantic Red Sox earn three wins in two days

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PHILIPPI, W. Va. – The Red Sox went 3-1 over the weekend, losing their first game to the Virginia Seminoles, followed by wins over MSI Leitzel, Next Level Athletics and Beaver Valley 17 U to earn their spot in the finals of the Team Showcase in West Virginia at 10 a.m. on Monday. The Red ...

‘Icing on top of the cake’

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Many athletes dream of the chance to represent their country in international competition. Only a select few get to fulfill that dream. Former Warren softball standout Alexa Bupp closed out her active playing career by representing the United States at the Blacktown Softball Challenge in ...

The equal opportunity yard is amended

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Those of you who have read this column in the past may recall that Jeri and I have declared our yard an ‘equal opportunity yard’. This means that we let the critters do pretty much as they please. Robins are free to hut for worms, harks are welcome to hunt robins, and so on. There have ...

Rafalski pitches Steelheads past Beaver Valley

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. – Another dominant performance by a Warren baseball player helped the Erie Steelheads to a win in their opening game at the Mountaineer Cup Championship in West Virginia Friday. Ryan Rafalski allowed one run on four hits in five innings while adding a pair of RBI to lead ...

Cook right at home as ANF Deputy Forest Supervisor

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Chris Cook has come home. Basically. The “new” Allegheny National Forest (ANF) Deputy Forest Supervisor actually took up his post on Jan. 29 of this year. Cook graduated from Kane Area High School, holds a bachelor’s from Gannon in Anthropology, and a master’s from Texas A&M in ...

Game Commission to meet in Harrisburg

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The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners is scheduled to meet Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. Both meetings begin at 8:30 a.m., with doors opening at 7:45 a.m. Individuals interested in offering public testimony – limited to five ...

A ray of hope

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Nature is resilient. Wildlife and plants have survived asteroid hits, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and more violent disruptions than a person can see in a lifetime. One of the disruptions that is happening now is a slow, insidious moving of plants and animals from one part of the world to ...