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 23rd, 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 23rd, 2014

Congratulations to the Breakout Athletes of the Week

Five more District 10 athletes were honored this week we the spring season nears the midway point. McDowell’s Cody Ballay won the baseball poll, while Fort LeBoeuf’s Madison Vorpagel won the softball in an exciting race with McDowell’s Lexi Fuller. Villa Maria lacrosse standout Abby Morrison won the spring athlete poll, and Bryan Olesky (Cathedral [...]


Posted: April 22nd, 2014

Tuesday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Non-region Saegertown 9, Harbor Creek 5 Maplewood 2, Youngsville 1 North East 15, Jamestown 2, 5 innings Fort LeBoeuf 6, Meadville 2 Strong Vincent at Conneaut (Ohio), 4:30 p.m. Softball Region 1 Sharpsville 16, Kennedy Catholic 1, 3 innings Region 6 Corry 13, Meadville 0, 5 innings Region 7 McDowell 13, Strong Vincent 8 [...]


Posted: April 21st, 2014

Varsity to run D-10 baseball, softball statistics

The Erie Times-News sports department will run District 10 baseball and softball statistics in its May 2, 9 and 16 editions of Varsity. Coaches are encouraged to e-mail their statistics to sports@timesnews.com each Tuesday night. – Mike Copper


Posted: April 21st, 2014

Monday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 1 Kennedy Catholic 7, Jamestown 4 Region 3 Cochranton 9, Maplewood 2 Region 5 Northwestern 11, Fairview 7 Region 7 General McLane 7, Corry 6 Region 8 East 7, Central Tech 6 Non-region Harbor Creek 5, Oil City 3 McDowell 8, Grove City 3 Reynolds 16, Lakeview 5, 5 innings Franklin 9, Slippery [...]


Posted: April 21st, 2014

Jiuliante completes Boston Marathon

McDowell senior Chris Jiuliante successfully completed Monday’s Boston Marathon in only his second career attempt at that distance. Jiuliante placed 4,941st out of an estimated 36,000 entrants. He crossed the Boylston Street finish line in 3 hours, 14 minutes, 57 seconds. The finish line was near the site of last year’s homemade bomb explosions that [...]


Posted: April 20th, 2014

McDowell student to run Boston Marathon

McDowell senior Chris Jiuliante is one of the youngest participants scheduled to appear in Monday’s 118th annual Boston Marathon. Jiuliante, 18, qualified to be eligible for the race when he placed 10th overall (2 hours, 53 minutes, 13 seconds) during last September’s Erie Marathon at Presque Isle State Park. It was a remarkable effort, given [...]


Posted: April 20th, 2014

Erie Times-News District 10 softball rankings

Class A Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Iroquois 3-1 2 2. Cochranton 5-0 3 3. Saegertown 4-3 4 4. West Middlesex 5-1 5 5. Sharpsville 3-3 1 Class AA Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Wilmington 7-0 1 2. General McLane 6-0 2 3. Northwestern 7-1 3 4. Titusville 2-2 4 5. Franklin 5-1 NR Dropped [...]


Posted: April 20th, 2014

Erie Times-News District 10 baseball rankings

Class A Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Lakeview 3-0 1 2. Union City 2-3 3 3. Cochranton 1-4 4 4. Rocky Grove 0-3 2 5. Eisenhower 1-3 5 Class AA Rank School Rec. Prv 1. Saegertown 9-1 1 2. Franklin 5-0 2 3. Mercyhurst Prep 6-0 5 4. Northwestern 2-1 4 5. Sharpsville 4-3 NR [...]


Posted: April 20th, 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. [...]


Posted: April 19th, 2014

Saturday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 2 Wilmington 11, Sharon 5 Mercer 5, Hickory 4 Region 7 Corry 6, Girard 5 Region 8 McDowell 12, East 0, 5 innings Non-region Harbor Creek 7, Fredonia (N.Y.) 4 Mercyhurst Prep 2, Eisenhower 0 Northwestern 5, Titusville 3 Strong Vincent 10, Cambridge Springs 4 Fort LeBoeuf 4, Strong Vincent 2 Softball Region [...]


Posted: April 18th, 2014

Friday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 7 General McLane 8, Fort LeBoeuf 5 Non-region McDowell 11, Waynesboro 6 Saegertown 11, Conneaut 0, 6 innings Meadville 10, Saegertown 5 Softball Region 4 Northwestern 24, Girard 3, 3 innings Fairview 11, Villa Maria 10, 8 innings Non-region Saegertown 12, Conneaut 1, 5 innings –Tom Reisenweber