Dale Lolley

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Dale Lolley has been with the Observer-Reporter since 1993 after previously working at WJAC-TV and the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, and The Derrick in Oil City. A native of Fryburg, Pa., he is a graduate of North Clarion High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he earned a degree in journalism. He has covered the Pittsburgh Steelers since joining the Observer-Reporter in 1993, and also serves as the outdoors editor. He also is a radio host for Pittsburgh’s ESPN 970-AM, and serves as administrative adviser for the Red & Black, Washington & Jefferson College’s student newspaper.
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Mar 2017

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Buck harvest up across the state thanks to archery hunters

The much-anticipated deer harvest report was released this week by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, with officials saying the state had its best buck season since 2002.

Perhaps that was true in other parts of the state – perhaps – but it certainly wasn’t the case here in Southwestern Pa., judging from what I saw and heard throughout the season.

The commission, however, says the harvest in the southwest was only slightly down last season. In fact, it estimates the buck harvest in Wildlife Management Units 2A and 2B, which take in Washington and Greene counties, increased by 1,100 last year. The estimates did have the doe kill down 2,300, so we had a lower net take of 1,200, but even that seems to be off.

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Mar 2017

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Brown’s deal with Steelers doesn’t look bad

It wasn’t long after the Steelers signed Antonio Brown to what was, essentially, a 4-year, $68-million contract extension, that the whining began.

The crux of the whining was that $17 million per year was too much money to pay Brown at 28. “He’s too much of a distraction,” the ranters screamed. “He’ll be nothing without Ben Roethlisberger,” they yelled.

Yet in the opening hour of free agency at noon yesterday – actually the early negotiation phase – Pierre Garçon agreed to a contract with San Francisco that will pay him $16 million this season.

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Mar 2017

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Waynesburg’s Wasson finishes third at state rifle championships

Hunter Wasson of Waynesburg fired a 409.9 to finish third at the PA State Scholastic Team and Individual Smallbore Rifle Championships.

Wasson just missed winning the state title, rallying with a strong 104.8 on his final target to finish behind overall champion Luke Brambley of Everett and Sarah Rodocker of Woodland Hills. Brambley shot a 410.8, while Rodocker had a 410.5.

Trinity’s Jessica Baker also finished as a state medalist, firing a 406.8 to finish in eighth place.

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Feb 2017

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Time for Koscheck to step away from fighting

Waynesburg native Josh Koscheck has been delighting and irritating mixed martial arts fans for a dozen years since he first burst onto the scene as an origial member of “The Ultimate Fighter” house.

That show, which first aired on Spike TV in 2005, helped put mixed martial arts in the mainstream. In addition to Koscheck, who gave up working as a college wrestling coach to take up MMA, the show featured a ridiculously talented bunch, including Forrest Griffin, Stephan Bonnar, Diego Sanchez, Mike Swick, Kenny Florian and Chris Leben.

If you’re a fan of MMA, and the show was instrumental in creating millions of new viewers of the sport, you’re quite familiar with those names.

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