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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
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 ...
The Leader eager for Kittanning finale
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 5-2 (.714) Season: 43-11 (.796) After saying farewell to Ford City at home last week, now it’s Kittanning’s turn to say goodbye to its Wildcats on home turf. The Leader was overwhelmed by the display of support from the Sabers fans at Friday’s game against West Shamokin, and only ...
West Shamokin girls volleyball team falls short in playoffs
By Ed Phillipps
For the past 17 years, the Beaver girls volleyball team has been a playoff team. Yet the Bobcats had not made it out of the first round since 2007. They broke their second-round drought at the expense of No. 6 West Shamokin with a 3-2 victory in the first round ...
West Shamokin spoils Ford City festivities
By Matt Grubba
A night that began as a celebration for Ford City football ended with one for West Shamokin. Wolves quarterback Alex Lasslo scored both touchdowns and ...
The Leader says a proper home is key for Riverhawks
By The Leader
Last week: 7-0 (1.000) Season: 38-9 (.809) The Leader has a call in to the Audubon Society after reading earlier this week about a group of homeless ‘Hawks. It’s almost a year until the Armstrong Riverhawks are scheduled to make their debut on the football field, but the team already suffered ...
Ford City looks to stay in playoff hunt in last ever home game
By Matt Grubba
Ford City will turn up the lights for the Sabers’ last ever home game Friday night. West Shamokin hopes the night ends with the lights ...
West Shamokin stays positive in defeat
By George Guido
Many Armstrong County observers wondered how West Shamokin and Apollo-Ridge would do moving up to Class AA after both had successful Class A seasons last year. While Apollo-Ridge has already secured a Class AA playoff berth, West Shamokin has showed it can compete in the Allegheny Conference. Case in point was ...
Playoff implications loom as West Shamokin heads to Shady Side Academy
By Matt Grubba
Though their records are opposite, West Shamokin and Shady Side Academy have very good reasons to view their meeting as a must-win. The Wolves are the ...
Allegheny Conference games heating up for The Leader
By Tribune-Review
Last week: 6-0 (1.000) Season: 31-9 (.775) It’s do-or-die time in the  Allegheny Conference. With a jumbled middle of the pack in the league — six of the 10 teams fall between 4-2 and 2-4 — and only Highlands and Apollo-Ridge rising above the morass, there are eight teams with a ...

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