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Growing up in the 1970s, you could say that I was a bit spoiled as a child sports fan with all the success the Steelers, Pirates and the Pitt Panthers had in that decade. So, I didn't exactly know the pain and suffering that most fans endured while waiting for their favorite teams to finally…

What began as something to keep him busy during the coronavirus quarantine has turned into quite a project for Oil City School District fifth-grade teacher Bundy Fulmer, who also serves as the Oilers' varsity boys basketball coach.

We called it a "scouting trip." We weren't really hungry yet. We were just walking the town of Dickson, Tennessee, and reading the menus in the windows for decision time in a few hours. We approached the House of Vines Wine Bistro and, seeing no displayed menu, we stepped inside to ask to see one.

How many times have you heard it said, "If someone really needs the meat, they could just go shoot a deer"? Or, "As long as it doesn't go to waste, it's not poaching"?

Cochranton's Justin Boozer and Stetson Boozer, along with Maplewood's Joey King were named to the first team in Region 3 as District 10 released its all-star wrestling teams earlier this week.

(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is former staff writer Laura Eckert's first-person account of what transpired on this day in 1994.)

While my wife and I did our part this past weekend by staying home and practicing social distancing, I decided to poke around the television to see what these "free" promotions that were being offered by the big four sports - MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL - were all about.

With Governor Tom Wolf's directive to keep all Pennsylvania commonwealth schools closed for at least an additional two weeks, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) released a statement on Monday echoing the same timeline.

Six area shooters - four from the Fryburg Junior Marksmen and two from the Oil City Junior Rifle Team - qualified to compete in Junior Olympics air rifle and smallbore championships at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in April.

After qualifying for the PIAA Class 2A Championships in just her freshman year, Franklin's Alaina Brown added another accolade to her impressive first season with the Knights' swim team on Monday as she was named the Region 1 swimmer/diver of the year.

(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is Sports Editor Ed Brannon's first-person account of what transpired on this day in 2001.)

Cranberry High School graduate Dan McQuaide was selected to the National Junior College Athletic Association all-region men's basketball team this past weekend.

After earning an invitation to compete in the PIAA Class 2A Championships at Bucknell University, Oil City seniors Tommy Schneider and Zach Malek received another honor over the weekend as the two were selected to the Region 1 first team as District 10 released its boys swimming region all-s…

(Editor's note: The newspaper will take a daily look back at past highlights in sports. The following is City Editor Mark Oliver's first-person account of what transpired on March 22, 1980.)

After an exciting morning of watching and shooting snow geese, a nap was extremely desirable. However, we had work to get done to prepare for the afternoon hunt.

Contrary to popular belief, it was the flu - a pandemic of Spanish influenza - and not World War I that shortened the 1918 season for everybody, both high schools like Franklin and Oil City and colleges.

HARRISBURG - Amid concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) on Monday announced several changes to the 2020 trout season intended to protect the safety of the public and staff, while preserving the opportunity to enjoy the fun and recreationa…

Former Cranberry High School basketball standout Malliah Schreck, a freshman at Penn State DuBois, recently earned a spot on the 2020 USCAA National All-American Team for her performance throughout this season.

Twelve-year-old Ethan Conway of Franklin took first place in his division this past weekend in the International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) Winter Nationals tournament at Mt. Airy, North Carolina. Conway shot a winning score of 421.

Titusville's Guy Anthony and Grove City's Becca Santom each were named the player of the year while Lakeview's Austa Reed and Maplewood's Jordan Roser earned co-player of the year honors as District 10 released its region all-star teams this past weekend.

With sports leagues and organizations across the country shutting down for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association followed suit on Thursday by suspending the the state basketball tournaments and the Class 2A boys and girls swimming …

PUNXSUTAWNEY - When asked of the game plan heading into Wednesday night's PIAA Class 2A clash between Clarion and Bishop Guilfoyle, Bobcats' coach Scott Fox had a similar idea of the way the team beat its last opponent - make them shoot a lot and hope they miss a lot.

NEW CASTLE - Despite a career-high 41-point performance from senior Brett Beith, Lakeview's historic basketball season ended Wednesday night with a 75-51 loss to Sto-Rox in a PIAA Class 2A Sweet 16 matchup at New Castle High School.

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA announced the field for the 2020 Division I wrestling championships on Tuesday, including the at-large selections for each weight class. Ty Bagoly, Clarion University's 285-pounder, was among those to earn one of those coveted bids, with the sophomore set to make his …

HERMITAGE - Oil City's Alec Klapec and Caleb Gardner rolled to straight-set singles victories on Wednesday, but homestanding Hickory won the other three matches to pull out a 3-2 victory over the Oilers in the season tennis opener.

INDIANA - In the two games prior to Wednesday night's PIAA Class 1A girls Sweet 16 showdown with Berlin Brothersvalley at Indiana High School, North Clarion didn't much look like the team that rolled through an undefeated regular season and often looked unstoppable.