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The Ohio Northern ladies were too good. And the Allegheny ladies were too tight to rise above it, as the Polar Bears closed out the Greg Richards Memorial Classic basketball tournament with a 74-56 win over the host Gators on Saturday at the David V. Wise Center.


Pundits often proclaim that the transition from high school to college takes some getting used to. Watching the Allegheny men's basketball team play on Friday night, and you'd perhaps disagree.

It's been 12 years since Jennifer Reimer called Meadville her home. But the town and Allegheny College, where she spent seven seasons as the head women's basketball coach, still remain a vital part of her past.

 Allegheny enters the 2018-19 campaign with lots of optimism despite a disappointing season last year. The Gators finished the 2017-18 season at 5-20 overall and 2-16 in North Coast Athletic Conference play.

November typically marks the end of the growing season. But the Allegheny College women’s basketball team will be looking for continued growth in its 2018-19 campaign, which tips off today at 6 p.m. at non-conference opponent Waynesburg. 

The question seems commonplace nowadays with the emergence of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s unparalled dominance of Division I college football. At about this time in the fall, pundits love to ask whether or not Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide could compete with and even defeat the lowliest of the Na…

Baeli Helch, a 14-year-old 8th grade student at Meadville Middle School, enjoyed quite a successful trip to the Pennsylvania 4H Horse Show in Harrisburg during the last weekend of October. 


In the end, the Meadville Bulldogs hockey team battled the score and the clock. The Bulldogs had cut a 7-3 deficit to 7-6 late in the third period. Meadville head coach Jamie Plunkett had no choice, but to pull goalie Eddie Kaufman and hope for the tying goal.


In late September, Cochranton cruised to a three-set win over its Region 3 rival Cambridge Springs in a match where the Lady Blue Devils looked out of sorts in every facet.

Volleyball is a game of serving and passing. Maplewood head coach Sheila Bancroft has preached it her entire career and has the hardware  — a lot of hardware — to prove the worth of those words.

The District 10 Class 3A championship match was different from the two championship matches that preceded it Saturday afternoon at Meadville Area Senior High School’s House of Thrills.

Right from the start, it was going to be a big day for West Middlesex running back Clayton Parrish. Needing just 27 yards to break his school’s rushing record, Parrish shattered it on his first carry of the game for 39 yards. He would gain 190 more to lead West Middlesex to the District 10 C…

 The House of Thrills in Meadville is set to host a full slate of volleyball championships today. Starting at 1 p.m., three District 10 crowns will be decided. The first matchup is between Crawford County powerhouses Cochranton and Cambridge Springs. The second is a battle between teams with…


In 2016 and 2017, the Conneaut girls volleyball team was like the little engine that could, rallying back from big deficits to stun their opponents particularly as the stakes got higher. This year’s team isn’t waiting to make a statement.

 Tonight at 7 p.m. at Bender Field in Meadville, Region 2 champion Union City (7-3) takes on Region 1 runner-up West Middlesex (8-2) in the District 10 Class 1A semifinals.


District 10 has traditionally held all girls volleyball semifinals on the same night. But the last two seasons, officials have gone against the grain, showcasing Class 1A on Tuesday, Class 2A on Wednesday and Class 3A on Thursday.

After a rather competitive match in the final stretch of the regular season, Saegertown thought it could give Cochranton a battle in the District 10 Class 1A semifinals. Sometimes, however, you just have to tip your cap. Tuesday was one such day.

 The nightcap of a volleyball triple-header turned out to be a fast game at the House of Thrills. West Middlesex started each set trading points with Cambridge Springs, but also in each set the Blue Devils pulled away.


 GREENVILLE — “It was just Warren’s day,” said Meadville coach Jim Miller. “They outhustled us and give them credit.”

As soon as Allegheny College’s football game against DePauw finished on Saturday afternoon, the Gators’ PA announcer Charlie Anderson said, “People are going to be sorry they missed this game.”

 HERMITAGE — Late in the second quarter, West Middlesex held a 21-12 lead and got the ball at its own 39. The Big Reds marched down the field with nine straight run plays. With 38 seconds on the clock, Zeb Rubaker punched it in from five yards out to boost the lead to 27-12.

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