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Scrimmage has West Shamokin football team optimistic

By William Whalen
The wolfpack is back. After winning the Westminster 7-on-7 passing scrimmage last month, West Shamokin football coach Jon McCullough has the Wolves thinking about a ...
Size will be issue for West Shamokin volleyball team
By Matt Grubba
The West Shamokin boys volleyball team feels it is trending upward, but it will find out how far it has come against a familiar opponent. ...
Familiar faces to lead West Shamokin basketball teams
By Matt Grubba
West Shamokin stayed close to home in hiring two new basketball coaches. Judd McCullough is the Wolves’ new boys basketball coach, and Frank Nagy takes over the girls program after both were approved unanimously Monday by the Armstrong School Board. McCullough was the girls basketball coach at West Shamokin the last three ...
Two-out rally lifts West Shamokin past Apollo-Ridge
By Matt Grubba
With two teams trying to snap losing streaks, West Shamokin was the one able to pounce on the opportunity. A two-run single by Shawn Smith keyed a four-run, two-out rally in the second inning for the Wolves, who went on to knock off Apollo-Ridge, 8-3, in a Section 3-AA game ...
Big 2nd inning proves just enough for Sabers
By Matt Grubba
It took less than two innings for a game between Armstrong neighbors to hit its turning point. Ford City scored four times and batted around in the second inning after West Shamokin left the bases loaded in the top half, and that swing led to the Sabers grabbing a 6-3 Section ...
West Shamokin softball team improves to 2-0 by beating Ford City
By Matt Grubba
In a game switched from at home to on the road, West Shamokin remembered to bring its bats. The Wolves put together an 11-hit performance, and ...
Youthful West Shamokin volleyball no match for Steel Valley in opener
By Matt Grubba
The learning process for the West Shamokin boys volleyball team continued in the team’s first match. The largely inexperienced Wolves were unable to steal a set from Steel Valley, a WPIAL quarterfinalist a year ago, and they fell 3-0 in a home nonsection match Wednesday to open their schedule. Tyler Lewis had ...
Area baseball teams relying on pitching to achieve ultimate goal
By Matt Grubba
If there’s a common thread between most of the county’s baseball teams, it is experience on the mound. Whether it is the title contenders or the ...
West Shamokin’s Glover gets to WPIAL Class AA wrestling semifinals for first time
By Bill West
He knew tougher tests are ahead, but West Shamokin senior Brenden Glover still left South Fayette High School on Friday night with the sensation that ...
Seton-La Salle’s 3-point assault helps eliminate West Shamokin from WPIAL playoffs
By Matt Grubba
West Shamokin was prepared to face No. 1 Seton-La Salle, but even the best of planning couldn’t have stopped the Rebels’ shot-making. The top seed knocked ...
West Shamokin girls, Ford City boys step into rugged WPIAL Class AA matchups
By Matt Grubba
With a playoff win for each, West Shamokin’s girls and Ford City’s boys basketball teams are set up to face a pair of powerhouses. The ...
West Shamokin tops Charleroi, earns WPIAL playoff rematch with top seed Seton-La Salle
By Matt Grubba
A second half that was all West Shamokin has the Wolves getting a rematch with Class AA’s top team. The Wolves held Charleroi without a second-half field goal until 22.8 seconds remained in the game, and West Shamokin came away with a 42-32 win in the preliminary round Friday at Plum. Andrea ...
Highlands runs its way to victory over West Shamokin, 89-55
By Matt Grubba
This time, the hare beat the tortoise. Highlands dictated tempo from the opening tip with a 28-point first quarter, and the Golden Rams ran to a ...
Basketball playoffs have special meaning on several fronts
By Matt Grubba
For two teams, one coach and dozens of Armstrong County seniors, this year’s WPIAL basketball playoffs will be one last hurrah. The boys and girls teams ...
Apollo-Ridge’s late flurry thwarts West Shamokin, 46-41
By Matt Grubba
Apollo-Ridge’s season was 90 seconds from being over before its biggest run of the year began. Julia DeMeno scored a game-high 29 points e_SEmD 12 in the fourth quarter e_SEmD and the Vikings finished with an 11-1 run to clinch a playoff berth beating West Shamokin, 46-41, in the Section 2-AA ...
West Shamokin boys basketball punches playoff ticket
By Matt Grubba
West Shamokin got itself back on track and back into the playoffs. Zac Horner scored 17 points, Scott Przybysz had 13 and Jake Hough added 12 to send the Wolves to a playoff-clinching 58-43 win over Yough in Section 3-AAA play Tuesday at West Shamokin. The win snaps a three-game losing streak ...
West Shamokin’s strong start sets tone in win over Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
A dream start for West Shamokin was a nightmare for Kittanning. The Wolves held the Wildcats without a field goal for the first seven minutes and 10 seconds of the game and never trailed on their way to a Section 3-AAA win, 55-35, on Tuesday in Rural Valley. Zac Horner scored ...
Defense vaults Ford City girls basketball past West Shamokin
By Matt Grubba 10:28 p.m.
Defense ruled the day with Ford City and West Shamokin meeting in girls basketball for the final time. The Sabers limited West Shamokin to just eight second-half points and pulled away late at the foul line for a 43-32 win in a nonsection game Friday in Ford City. Abbey DiGregorio led Ford ...
West Shamokin can’t topple Indiana
By Matt Grubba
The pace of play suited West Shamokin, but Indiana showed two teams can play lock-down defense. Riley Stapleton scored a game-high 17 points and dished out five assists to lead the Class AAA No. 2 Indians to a Section 3-AAA 45-30 win over West Shamokin on Tuesday. Jacob Zilinskas added 10 points ...
Street leads East Allegheny to 48-45 victory over West Shamokin
By Matt Grubba
The biggest player on the court made the game’s biggest plays for East Allegheny. Sophomore forward Cache Street had 17 points and 16 rebounds, including the final seven points for East Allegheny, and the Wildcats stayed unbeaten with a Section 2-AA win at West Shamokin, 48-45, on Monday. Amani Johnson added 14 ...
Young Burrell wrestling team starts with big win
By Doug Gulasy
Burrell’s latest title defense started just the way the Bucs’ coach hoped. Despite breaking in some new starters, the eight-time defending WPIAL Class AA champions began ...
West Shamokin boys have experience to lean on in move to Class AAA
By Matt Grubba
This boys basketball season for West Shamokin will have lot of the same faces playing in very different places. The Wolves return four starters from a ...
Inexperienced West Shamokin girls basketball squad long on athleticism
By Matt Grubba
Even after losing seven seniors from a year ago, the West Shamokin girls basketball team plans to keep things running. The Wolves are coming off a ...
Leader Times Q&A: West Shamokin’s Zac Horner
By Matt Grubba
When Zac Horner and his fellow seniors step off the field for the final time Friday at Curwensville, they will do so as the winningest ...
West Shamokin dominates Deer Lakes
By R.A. Monti
West Shamokin’s all-time winningest class ended its high school football careers in style Friday night with a 34-20 win over Deer Lakes at Jack E. Boyer Stadium. Behind four-year starting running back Zac Horner, the Wolves (4-5, 3-4) picked up the 26th win in program history. Half of those have come ...

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