Contributed to Allied NewsThe Grove City College football team, led by head coach Chris Smith, showed they Live United in Grove City by conducting their annual fundraising efforts for the Grove City Area United Way by recently going door to door throughout the borough, raising funds for the …

  • By Jim Sankey Allied News Baseball Columnist

The Pirates agreed to terms on contracts with all seven of their arbitration-eligible players. The good news about "The Magnificent Seven" (admittedly the term is a stretch since left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke is included in the bunch) is that the combined salary for those players for 2016 i…

  • Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

FRANKLIN — No energy = no victory Saturday for the Grove City Eagles. The Eagles boys’ basketball team couldn’t amp up its energy level in a 61-52 Region 5AAA loss to Franklin Saturday evening at The Castle.

  • By Mike Leone Allied News Motorsports Columnist

WITH THE holidays over, a new year is upon us and I begin my 22nd year of writing for this paper. While many things have stayed the same, one thing that has changed is the increasing number of events over the winter months. At one time, once November came racing really dwindled until Februar…

  • By Corey J. Corbin and Allied News Sports Staff

 SLIPPERY ROCK — Even in the dead of winter, the Grove City boys’ basketball team went on a rollercoaster Tuesday night. The Eagles (6-3, 10-4) — who had a lead as big as 22 and as low as 11 points in the second half — endured its fair share of peaks and valleys in their 62-42 Region 5AAA vi…

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

SANDY LAKE — Perseverance paid off for Mercer Friday night. Down 9 points, moments into their Region 2-AA showdown with rival Lakeview, the Mustangs whittled the lead down and ultimately scored a 40-36 road victory.

  • By Ed Farrell Herald Assistant Sports Editor

SHENANGO TWP. – No matter where they go in this world, how successful they become in their personal or professional lives, or how much wealth they accumulate, they always return home –– at least for one night.

  • By DON FEIGERT Allied News Outdoor Writer

It’s January and time for those annual New Year’s Resolutions. This year I don’t care if I lose weight or give up cigars. My Number One Resolution is to spend more time outdoors. Here’s what I’m thinking for 2016.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

GROVE CITY — Slippery Rock turned the tables on arch-rival Grove City Thursday night. The Lady Rockets won the 35-24 low-scoring slugfest by playing good defense in the Region 5AAA showdown at The Eagles’ Nest.

  • By COREY J. CORBIN Allied News Sports Correspondent

MERCER — The Lady M’s showed they’re more than a two-girl team Monday night. Despite getting a combined 11 points from leading scorers Haylie Glass and Aubrie Angermeier, the Mercer girls’ basketball team posted a 37-27 win over rival Lakeview in a Region 2AA showdown in the county seat.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Columnist

NEW YEAR’S Day was six days ago now, but I’m going to make some bold predictions for the 2016 year in sports.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

 MERCER — Coach Aaron Cook thought the Mercer girls’ defense could have been better.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

GROVE CITY — Slippery Rock may have won the battle, but Grove City won the war. The Rockets won 4-of-6 contested matches Wednesday evening, but the Eagles pulled out a 48-22 at The Eagles’ Nest thanks to forfeits.

  • ED FARRELL Herald Assistant Sports Editor and The Associated Press

 Nine Mercer County football players received All-State honors in Class A and AA on the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ team.

  • Allied Staff Reports

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton and Athletic Director Paul Lueken announced Friday that longtime Rock defensive coordinator Shawn Lutz has been named the next head coach of the storied Slippery Rock football program.

  • By Jim Sankey Allied News Baseball Columnist

AS ALWAYS, PirateFest delivered what it always does: a bridge between the two months after the end of the past season and the two months until the start of the next one.

  • Allied Staff Reports

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College has named Todd D. Gibson ’02 as the College’s athletic director. Gibson, an assistant professor of exercise science and head men's and women's track and field coach, has served as interim athletic director since the retirement of Dr. Don Lyle last spring.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

GROVE CITY — The Grove City girls' basketball team has faced its fair share of adversity already through one full week of the 2015-16 season.

  • By Jim Sankey Allied News Baseball Columnist

The 26th annual Pirates-themed indoor baseball carnival this weekend will include current Pirates players, coaches, and executives along with former players.

  • David E. Dale/Herald

Mercer's Haylie Glass plays tight defense on Farrell's Marissa Hopson during opening night action at the Farrell Julius McCoy Tipoff Tournament. The Steelers won.

  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

GROVE CITY — The Grove City girls' basketball team proved they're more than a 2-player team Saturday evening.

  • Allied News Reports

  Luther Phillips, a 2-time qualifier & medalist at the PIAA Track & Field Championships, is the lone member of the 16th class for induction into the Mercer Area School District Athletic Hall of Fame.


  • By Corey J. Corbin Allied News Sports Correspondent

Getting your first head coaching job is always an exciting experience but getting it at your alma mater makes it even more special. Former Mercer boys’ basketball player Dustin Snyder was hired to replace Doug Schmid, who stepped down after the 2014-15 season to spend more time with his fami…