By JOE RHOADES
West Shamokin 3, Purchase Line 0
Since dropping their only contest of the 2019 campaign to defending Class A state champion Northern Cambria a week ago, the West Shamokin girls’ volleyball team has taken care of business in Heritage Conference play ever since. A 3-0 defeat of Penns Manor last Thursday, coupled with a 3-0 win over Purchase Line yesterday has the Wolves back on track.
The Wolves defeated the Red Dragons on Tuesday by scores of 25-15, 25-17, and 25-19.
West Shamokin’s net-front presence was superb on the road, led by Rylee Riggle’s 10 kills and Riley Prugh’s seven. Anna Chapman added to the skill up front with four blocks.
Setter Abby Oesterling led the passing attack for West Shamokin with 26 assists.
the Wolves return to Heritage Conference action on Tuesday, September 24th with a home contest against neighboring Marion Center.
Armstrong 3, McKeesport 0
The River Hawks rebounded from a recent skid by claiming a 3-0 road win over McKeesport on Tuesday, winning the match by scores of 25-7, 25-14, and 25-11
Armstrong’s service attack provided the spark as the team totaled 13 aces in the winning effort.
Taylor Claypoole and Jaide Dudek’s night at the net helped the River Hawks in the road test with eight and seven kills respectively.
Ligonier Valley 216, West Shamokin 222, Homer-Center 283
On the eve of the Heritage Conference championship at Champion Lakes Golf Club, West Shamokin played the championship course against its strongest conference opponent on Tuesday, falling to the Ligonier Valley Rams 216-222. Despite the loss to the Rams, the Wolves defeated the third team in the tri-match, Homer-Center 222-283.
Eric Spencer paced the Wolves with a round of 40, followed by Nate Zik (41), Jack McCullough (43), Sean McCullough (47), and Tyler Geist (51). Ligonier Valley’s Ryan Jones had a low-round of 39, folllowed by Ryan Harbery (41), Jon Rankin (42), Gunner Elliot (46), and Logan Smith (48).
The three teams will return to Champion Lakes today for Heritage Conference bragging rights.
Burrell 243, Freeport 253
Jack Mason shot a team-low round of 43, but his effort wasn’t enough as the Yellowjackets fell in their 12th match of the season to Burrell, 243-253.
Joining Mason on the Freeport scorecard was Dominic Kurn (50), Karsen Kronen (50), Paul Zecca (52), and Jordan Fischer (58).
Marcus Pinchok led all golfers with a low-round of 40 for the victorious Bucs. Also posting scores for Burrell were golfers Logan Schoepf (45), Reese Kennedy (49), Austin Schueler (54), and Jaxon Logut (55).
The loss drops Freeport to 6-6 overall on the season and 5-4 in section play.
Freeport 5, Valley 0
Isaac Wetzel’s hat-trick guided the Freeport boys soccer team its second win in as many days as the Yellowjackets downed Valley, 5-0.
For a second-straight night, Freeport collected a shutout win over another section team. To go along with Wetzel’s three goals was a two-goal effort from Addison Stewart. Freeport assists were handed out by Wetzel, Dan Lynch, Justin Kriess, and Jonathan Merli.
Luke Heider helped preserve the shutout victory with eight saves in net.
The win improves the Yellowjackets to 5-2-1 on the season and 3-2-1 in section.