Wolves given little time to prepare for tourney
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.