The Arts were alive and well this week
A couple compelling stories within the Oil Region Ballet's performance of "Alice in Wonderland" caught our attention when we photographed one of their rehearsals before opening this weekend at the Academy Theatre in Meadville. They will bring the show to the Barrow-Civic Theatre in Franklin this Friday and Saturday. Click here for the story.
Local high school singers added their voices to over 150 others to create a regional choir concert experience in Meadville. Students from all over northwest Pennsylvania were competing for a chance to go to states in the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association program. Read about which local kids made the cut by clicking here.
High school post-season ball had us working overtime
Both Franklin and Rocky Grove were taken to the brink on Friday and found themselves in overtime in their first-round District 10 playoff games at Oil City. They move on to play on Tuesday night. Rocky Grove will visit Westminster College for a 7:30 p.m. game against Farrell while Franklin will face Fairview at Slippery Rock University at the same time. Oil City will play Seneca at 6 p.m. also at Slippery Rock. A win for them will mean an appearance in the District 10 finals. Click here for their game stories from Friday.
Cranberry claims two D-9 titles, advance six to Regionals next weekend
Brayden McFetridge and Dalton Wenner earned spots on top of the podium Saturday at PennWest Clarion’s Tippin Gymnasium. Teammates Elijah Brosius and Conner Reszkowski placed second. Dane Wenner finished third and Devyn Fleeger was fourth. Read about the D9 championship by clicking here.
Titusville sending four to regionals; Knights fail to place
Brock Covell had Titusville's highest D10 championship finish, securing a third place. He and teammates Nate Stearns, Sawyer Wolfkiel and Gavin Donaldson will move on to next weekend's regionals. The Franklin Knights struggled in the tournament and did not have any regional qualifiers this year. Read more about the Rocket wrestlers by clicking here.
Franklin can't CASH in on playoff berth, lose first-round game in Farrell
It was an uncharacteristically poor shooting afternoon for the Franklin girls basketball team Saturday. But the big problem was an Eagle with the number 15 jersey who gave them fits and was the difference in the score.
Never walk alone even if your only companion is a head butting goat. The Nature of Things column explore philosophy thanks to a new homemade sweatshirt. Click on photo for column.
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St. Pat's tradition continues on, raising money for a community asset.
Wenner named District 9 coach of the year
Cranberry wrestling coach Dustin Wenner was named the District 9 Coach of the Year. The honor is determined through voting by coaches in the district.
Two Titusville basketball payers were recognized by the Erie Times-News for their seasons and were named Breakout Players of the Year. Franklin's Jalen Wood was also on the list. Click here for more.
Surprise Gators in finals
Allegheny College advanced to the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship with a dominating win over Theil 106-66 Thursday night at home. They then dropped a nail biter against Chatham 76-73 on Saturday. They are waiting with fingers crossed to see if they get and NCAA Division III bid.
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Young Titusville wrestlers hoist big trophy