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Guido: Schools wrong to favor new 6-class alignment

By George Guido
I was disappointed to see a majority of WPIAL superintendents favor aligning exactly with the PIAA’s six-class system, particularly in football, when it is implemented ...
West Shamokin girls’ defense stymies Highlands in tourney title game
By Jerin Steele
After seeing Highlands take a one-point lead into halftime Tuesday, West Shamokin girls basketball coach Frank Nagy wasn’t necessarily concerned about making adjustments. Nagy wanted his ...
Leader Times roundup: West Shamokin girls basketball team tops Freeport
By Staff Reports
The West Shamokin girls basketball team got off to a slow start in Section 2-AA, but the Wolves are making up for it. Katie Glover recorded ...
Leader Times roundup: West Shamokin girls topple Shady Side Academy
By Staff Reports
West Shamokin used a fast start to post its first section victory of the season. Andrea Orlosky scored 17 points as the Wolves downed Shady Side Academy, 48-39, in Section 2-AA action to snap their two-game losing streak. Katie Glover added 11 points for West Shamokin. Sarah Hacke and Caroline Benec scored ...
West Shamokin wrestlers flying solo this season
By Jerin Steele
When West Shamokin wrestling coach Tyler Altmeyer learned the Wolves would be forced to wrestle an independent schedule, he had a sense of relief. The alternative ...
Time to shine for new-look West Shamokin boys basketball team
By Jerin Steele
When the West Shamokin boys basketball coaching position opened after last season, Judd McCullough faced a tough choice. He had just finished his third straight successful ...
West Shamokin girls basketball eyes another playoff run with new coach
By Jerin Steele
Frank Nagy grew up a coach’s son, so it was natural he would become interested in basketball. But it was during his two years as ...
West Shamokin bracing for move to District 6
By Jerin Steele and William Whalen
When West Shamokin athletics officials were contemplating whether to leave the WPIAL for the Heritage Conference and District 6, there were two major factors that ...
West Shamokin girls volleyball completes memorable season
By Jerin Steele
The West Shamokin girls volleyball team accomplished plenty this season, but on Saturday the Wolves ran into a Fort LeBoeuf team that has been a volleyball juggernaut for the past five years. Fort LeBoeuf, the District 10 champion, swept West Shamokin, 3-0, in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals at Slippery Rock. ...
Freeport volleyball team’s next foe bit of a mystery
By Jerin Steele
Freeport dealt with adversity in its first-round game of the PIAA girls volleyball tournament against North East, but when it mattered most the Yellowjackets rose ...
Leader Times roundup: West Shamokin volleyball advances in state playoffs
By Staff Reports
West Shamokin moved up to Class AA in girls volleyball last season, and the Wolves achieved a milestone at the level Tuesday. Katie Glover had a match-high 17 kills as WPIAL runner-up West Shamokin beat District 9 champion Bradford, 3-0, in the first round of the PIAA playoffs at DuBois. It ...
West Shamokin Wolves headed to Heritage Conference
By Brad Pedersen
A normally empty board room at West Hills Intermediate School was full of West Shamokin parents, coaches and fans on Monday for the school board’s final vote on moving the Wolves from the WPIAL’s District 7 to District 6 in the Heritage Conference next year. And while almost everyone was decked ...
Freeport, West Shamokin volleyball teams set eyes on PIAA title run
By Jerin Steele
With positive vibes from winning a WPIAL championship still resonating, Freeport is ready to embark on a new challenge: Winning a state title. The Yellowjackets begin ...
Freeport volleyball team beats West Shamokin, captures 3rd WPIAL title
By William Whalen 9:04 p.m.
It was somewhat ironic that West Shamokin students turned their backs during Freeport’s player introductions. Freeport made sure there wasn’t much for them to see. The top-seeded ...
WPIAL volleyball chmpionships: Baldwin, Freeport, Bishop Canevin win titles
By Andrew John  jerin Steele and  william Whalen 9:04 p.m.
The WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball championship lived up to its billing, and for the second year in a row Baldwin got the best of ...
Armstrong County bragging rights at stake when West Shamokin meets Freeport for volleyball title
By William Whalen
And then there were two. There is no better way to ignite a rivalry than a championship match. Two schools, separated by 28 miles, will ...
West Shamokin High School looks to leave WPIAL
By Brad Pedersen
West Shamokin High School’s athletics could be moving all of its sports from the WPIAL’s District 7 to District 6 in the Heritage Conference next year. “We want to be able to play closer to home and cut back our travel,” said Principal Steven Shutters. “In our current conference, the teams ...
Glover’s 27 kills vault West Shamokin to WPIAL title game
By Jerin Steele
Through the first two rounds of the WPIAL playoffs, West Shamokin coach Dan Spencer hadn’t seen his team play its best volleyball. Led by a stellar performance from Katie Glover, the Wolves found their “A” game Thursday night, and with it came a berth in the WPIAL Class AA finals. Glover ...
West Shamokin hungry for rematch with Montour
By Jerin Steele
Over Labor Day weekend, West Shamokin met Montour in the finals of a preseason girls volleyball tournament at Franklin Regional. The Wolves won that day ...
Teamwork pays off for West Shamokin in 3-0 win over Central Valley
By Jerin Steele
West Shamokin girls volleyball players wear shirts that say “We Not Me” in pregame warmups. Coach Dan Spencer said the girls came up with the idea because they’ve been playing together a long time and wanted to show solidarity. The Wolves worked well as a team Tuesday night. The middle hitters and ...
Apollo-Ridge beats West Shamokin to clinch playoff spot
By Jerin Steele
After being held to just 12 yards rushing in the first quarter and 64 yards at halftime, Duane Brown wasn’t worried. He knew his team just needed to get into a rhythm. Once Apollo-Ridge got rolling, Brown started scoring and didn’t stop. Brown scored seven touchdowns, including four in the third ...
Strong serves lead No. 2 West Shamokin to 1st-round win
By Anthony Meier
West Shamokin volleyball cruised past Waynesburg in Thursday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff match at Norwin. Sweeping the 15th-seeded Raiders (14-4), 25-9, 25-18, 25-11, the second-seeded Wolves (11-0) continued a strong campaign, having yet to concede a set in 11 straight matches. “It was a game of serving and serve-reception,” West ...
Leader Times roundup: Volleyball trio finishes section play perfect
By Staff Reports
A trio of Armstrong County girls volleyball teams capped off undefeated regular seasons with victories in their final section matches Thursday night. Justyne Lasher tallied ...
Armstrong County builds reputation as girls volleyball hotbed
By William Whalen
Located on the northern-most fringe of WPIAL territory, Armstrong County quickly is growing a reputation for having some of the best girls volleyball programs in ...
West Shamokin runner eyes return trip to Hershey
By Jerin Steele
Logan Stancombe was surprised last year when he was told he was the first West Shamokin cross country runner to qualify for the PIAA championship ...
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