Wolves given little time to prepare for tourney
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There's not going to be much preparation time for West Shamokin's boys volleyball playoff action.
The Wolves were given the 10th seed Monday, and will face No. 7 Thomas Jefferson at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Penn-Trafford High School in the first round of the WPIAL Class AA tournament.
West Shamokin (5-7) goes into the match seeking the school's first playoff win, while Thomas Jefferson has gone four years since its last playoff win, a 3-0, first-round victory against Ford City in 2010.
The Jaguars were co-champions of Section 3-AA with Steel Valley, a team that twice beat the Wolves in nonsection matches this year. West Shamokin is the third-place team from Section 2-AA. The winner of the match advances to face No. 2 Derry in a match to be played Wednesday or Thursday at a site and time to be determined.
The seeding in Class AA indicates a belief in the strength of Section 1, which produced three of the top four seeds — No. 1 Ambridge, No. 3 Beaver County Christian and No. 4 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
WPIAL baseball playoff postponements — Because of widespread postponements around Western Pennsylvania, the WPIAL postponed all Class AA and Class AAAA games scheduled for Tuesday to later dates; new times, dates and locations were not available. Class A and Class AAA games that were postponed Monday were rescheduled for Tuesday.
Softball games will be played as scheduled Tuesday.
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