West Shamokin Volleyball Stopped Short of State Championship

The West Shamokin Wolves varsity volleyball team’s incredible run comes to an unfortunate end after they lost to Delone Catholic in the PIAA Class 2A state Semi-Finals at State College High School.


                 by Jake DeLuca

In a little less than one year after making the state semi-finals in girls basketball, the West Shamokin Wolves girls volleyball team too fell one game shy of the championship game.

The Wolves lost to the Delone Catholic Squires in three straight sets on Tuesday night at State College High School, eliminating them from their championship chase.

The first set was back and forth, with multiple ties as each team was measuring out the other. Before the Squires closed out the game, it was tied at 17 each. That was when Delone Catholic went on 8-2 run to win 25-19.

In the second set, West Shamokin came out firing on all cylinders as they jumped out to a 9-3 lead before the Squires took a time-out. Delone Catholic went on to tie the game at 14 before closing out the Wolves 25-14 to take set two.

The final set mirrored the second in a lot of ways – the Wolves jumped out to a 6-1 lead forcing a Delone Catholic time-out and then the Squires settled in and closed out the game to move on to the championship. The third set score was 25-16.

The state semi-finals has been the farthest the West Shamokin Wolves varsity volleyball has made it before and can still hang there hat on the fact that they are one of the top four 2A teams in the state.