Category: Local Sports

West Shamokin Boys Earn Come-Back Win Over Blairsville

The West Shamokin Wolves (8-8) boys varsity basketball team dug deep and mounted a come-back in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter to get a win at Blairsville (4-13), 66-62. West Shamokin's Drew Orlosky (Pictured) finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

The West Shamokin Wolves (8-8) boys varsity basketball team dug deep and mounted a come-back in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter to get a win at Blairsville (4-13), 66-62. West Shamokin’s Drew Orlosky (Pictured) finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds.

by Jake DeLuca

After suffering a 44 point loss at Saltsburg on Tuesday night the West Shamokin Wolves (8-8) boys varsity basketball team bounced back with a 66-62 come-back victory at Blairsville (4-13).

This back-and-forth battle had many lead changes throughout, including the dramatic fourth quarter.

At multiple times in the fourth quarter the Wolves found themselves down to the Bobcats by 5 or 6 points, but West Shamokin kept battling.

The Wolves would make a change defensively down 5 points in the fourth quarter that lead to a big swing with 2:00 left to go in the game.

“When we were down by five in the fourth we went full court man-to-man defense; and we were able to come up with a couple of big steals and drives to the basket to get us back in the ball game,” Wolves Coach Tom McClaine said.

West Shamokin’s Drew Orlosky finished the game with 24 points, 15 rebounds, and two key steals in the fourth quarter that lead to a pair of Wolves baskets. Carson DeWitt added 18 points for the Wolves as well.

With this win and Penns Manor’s loss to Ligonier Valley, the Wolves are now tied with Penns Manor for first place in the North Division of the Heritage Conference.

West Shamokin won’t have much time to rest as they will play their third game in four days, hosting Apollo Ridge on Friday night at 7:00 PM.

Armstrong Varsity Boys and Girls Bowling Improves to 7-0

by Jake DeLuca

Both the Armstrong boys and girls varsity bowling teams improved to 7-0 last night with wins over Burrell. The boys defeated Burrell 2968-2933 with Seth Schall leading the way with 686 pins. The girls defeated Burrell 2630-2488 with Alexa Emmonds leading the way with 573 pins.