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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 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 Fort LeBoeuf at Hickory (Va.), 5 p.m. Boys tennis Non-region Cathedral Prep 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0 Boys volleyball Region 1 Farrell at Cambridge Springs, 7:30 p.m. Maplewood at Rocky Grove, 7:30 p.m. Non-region Cochranton def Conneaut 25-22, 25-16, 25-18 Track and field Region 1 Sharpsville at [...]


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. [...]


Posted: April 12th, 2014

Saturday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 2 Wilmington 9, Sharpsville 1 Reynolds 6, Sharon 2 Region 4 Titusville 9, Eisenhower 7 Franklin 7, Iroquois 1 Region 5 Northwestern 19, Seneca 1, 5 innings Mercyhurst Prep 2, Fairview 0 Region 7 Fort LeBoeuf 23, Girard 12 Region 8 McDowell 13, Central Tech 0, 5 innings Non-region Cathedral Prep 3, Warren [...]


Posted: April 12th, 2014

Check out best high school dunks from McDonald’s Jam Fest

The 36th annual McDonald’s High School All-American Game took place recently at Chicago’s United Center. A memorable part of the festivities is the Jam Fest dunk contest. Check out highlights from the 2014 Jam Fest and the 2013 Jam Fest — featuring Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins — but first watch the best dunks ever [...]


Posted: April 12th, 2014

Send Breakout Athlete nominations to us today

The Breakout Athlete of the Week polls will be posted on the Varsity blog Sunday morning. Before then, help us choose the nominees for this week’s polls. Do you know a high school athlete who has had an outstanding week? Send that athlete’s name to us and tell us what that athlete did this week [...]


Posted: April 11th, 2014

Friday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 5 Mercyhurst Prep 3, North East 0 Region 7 Harbor Creek 3, Fort LeBoeuf 1 Region 8 Strong Vincent 14, Central Tech 6 Softball Region 4 Fairview 10, North East 7 Seneca 15, Villa Maria 11 General McLane 4, Harbor Creek 0 Region 7 Strong Vincent 16, East 0, 4 innings McDowell 5, [...]


Posted: April 10th, 2014

Thursday’s spring sports scores

Baseball Region 2 Sharon 10, Commodore Perry 9 Sharpsville 9, Reynolds 7 West Middlesex 9, Hickory 3 Region 3 Cambridge Springs 5, Maplewood 1 Saegertown 10, Union City 0, 5 innings Region 4 Franklin 9, Titusville 1 Youngsville 17, Iroquois 4 Region 5 North East 4, Fairview 3 Mercyhurst Prep 9, Seneca 2 Region 6 [...]


Posted: April 9th, 2014

McDowell tennis coach attains 500th career victory

The McDowell boys tennis team, with coach Richard Beck watching from outside the courts, swept rival Cathedral Prep 5-0 on Wednesday afternoon. The victory not only upped the Trojans’ overall record to 7-0, but was Beck’s 500th in charge of the program. He’s in his 45th season at McDowell. Logan Williams won the No. 2 [...]