Varsity

The Varsity blog is the 2013 winner of an international EPPY award for best sports blog. EPPYs are awarded to media-affiliated websites by Editor & Publisher, an industry trade publication. Varsity is primarily maintained by Times-News sports writers Mike Copper and Tom Reisenweber and sports editor Jeff Kirik.

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Posted: April 17th, 2014

Erie Times-News Breakout Team of the Week nominees

Fans can vote for the Breakout Team of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Saturday at 4:59 p.m. with the winner being featured Sunday in the Erie Times-News. Teams who have won the award this season are no longer eligible. Fans are encouraged to nominate teams by 5 [...]


Posted: April 16th, 2014

Erie Times-News District 10 softball rankings

Class A Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Sharpsville 3-1 1 2. Iroquois 2-1 2 3. Cochranton 4-0 3 4. Saegertown 2-3 4 5. West Middlesex 4-1 NR Dropped out: Reynolds Class AA Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Wilmington 5-0 1 2. General McLane 5-0 NR 3. Northwestern 5-1 2 4. Titusville 1-1 5 5. Lakeview [...]


Posted: April 16th, 2014

Wednesday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 7 Warren 5, Harbor Creek 1 Softball Non-region McDowell 12, Chantilly (Va.) 1, 5 innings Boys lacrosse Non-region Cathedral Prep 14, Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) 4 Boys tennis Region 1 Hickory 3, Kennedy Catholic 2 Region 3 Harbor Creek 4, General McLane 1 Non-region Grove City 5, Oil City 0 Cathedral Prep 4, Kiski [...]


Posted: April 16th, 2014

McDowell basketball standout Beck commits to Edinboro

McDowell standout basketball player Michael Beck will continue his basketball career close to home as he has committed to Edinboro. Beck, a 1,000-point scorer at McDowell, helped the Trojans win the District 10 Class AAAA championship. He averaged 16.5 points per game as a senior and was named to the all-district team. For more on [...]


Posted: April 16th, 2014

Erie weather’s effect: Three views of Ainsworth Field in April

In Erie high school sports, 11 days can make quite a difference. Check out these Ainsworth Field photos from April 4 (soggy and cold), April 11 (idyllic, warm, sunny) and April 15 (snow-covered): Late-afternoon sunlight hits Ainsworth Field at a baseball game between North East and Mercyhurst Prep on Friday. Mercyhurst Prep won 3-0. ANDY [...]


Posted: April 16th, 2014

Congratulations to the Breakout Athletes of the Week

More than 4,400 votes were cast this week as fans honored five more spring athletes. Tanner Teconchuk of Warren won the baseball poll, while Northwestern’s Kayla Osborne won the softball poll. Fort LeBoeuf standout volleyball player Andrew Hicks won the spring athlete poll, and Corey Shinko (Northwestern) and Sydney Sokol (McDowell) won the track and [...]


Posted: April 15th, 2014

Matt Morgan hired at Iroquois (video)

–Tom Reisenweber


Posted: April 15th, 2014

Tuesday’s spring sports scores

Softball Non-region Notre Dame Academy (Ohio) 8, McDowell 7 Boys tennis Non-region Cathedral Prep 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0 Boys volleyball Region 1 Cambridge Springs def Farrell 25-18, 25-12, 25-9 Maplewood def Rocky Grove 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 Non-region Cochranton def Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 –Tom Reisenweber


Posted: April 15th, 2014

Cathedral Prep football schedule

Scrimmages still to be determined. Regular season Date Opponent Time Aug. 29 at Glenville (Ohio) 7 Sept. 5 Strong Vincent* 7 Sept. 12 McDowell* 7 Sept. 19 DuBois 7 Sept. 26 Aquinas Institute (N.Y.) 7 Oct. 3 Central Tech* 7 Oct. 10 at St. Francis (N.Y.) 7 Oct. 17 at General McLane* 7 Oct. 25 [...]


Posted: April 14th, 2014

Monday’s spring sports scores

Boys lacrosse Non-region Canisius (N.Y.) 11, Cathedral Prep 5 Girls lacrosse Non-region Villa Maria 10, Notre Dame (Ohio) 4 Boys tennis Region 3 Mercyhurst Prep 4, General McLane 1 Non-region Nichols (N.Y.) 5, Cathedral Prep 0 Boys volleyball Region 1 Saegertown def Meadville 24-26, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, 15-9 Track and field Region 4 Titusville def [...]


Posted: April 14th, 2014

Erie Times-News District 10 baseball rankings

Class A Rank School Rec Prv 1. Lakeview 2-0 4 2. Rocky Grove 0-1 2 3. Union City 1-3 NR 4. Cochranton 0-4 1 5. Eisenhower 0-2 3 Dropped out: Kennedy Catholic Class AA Rank School Rec Prv 1. Saegertown 8-0 1 2. Franklin 4-0 3 3. West Middlesex 4-0 4 4. Northwestern 1-0 5 [...]


Posted: April 13th, 2014

Erie Times-News Breakout Athlete of the Week nominees

Fans can vote for the Breakout Athletes of the Week on the top right corner of the page. Voting continues through Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. with the winners being featured in the Erie Times-News. Athletes who have won the award this season are no longer eligible. Fans are encouraged to nominate teams by 5 p.m. [...]