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West Shamokin nears record for losses

Written by Mike White on .

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The West Shamokin Wolves are one loss away from having the second-longest losing streak in WPIAL history all to themselves.

West Shamokin has lost 36 games in a row, which ties the second-longest streak in WPIAL history. Saltsburg, which is no longer in the WPIAL, also lost 36 games in a row from 1960-63.

West_Shamokin_WolvesI hate to say it, but I think there is a pretty good chance West Shamokin will lose tonight - and will go on to break the longets WPIAL losing streak. Geibel lost 39 in a row from 1996-2000.

West Shamokin plays Burrell tonight. That's pretty much a guaranteed loss. West Shamokin plays at Summit Academy next week. That might be the Wolves' best chance at a win in the next few weeks. But West Shamokin would have to be considered the underdog again for that game. Then comes a home game against Shady Side Academy. That's an "L".

Then comes an away game at Deer Lakes. The Deer Lakes game would be the 40th in a row.

It makes you wonder if West Shamokin regrets joining the WPIAL in 2004.

QB-soccer player

I had a story in today's Post-Gazette about the unusual happenings at Monessen, where a handful of football players also are playing soccer. It's not often you see the starting QB and a team's top running back playing soccer, like they do at Monessen.

But how about this? The leading passer in the WPIAL also is a soccer player. Keystone Oaks' Matt Buckley has thrown for 393 yards in two games. He also is a midfielder on Keystone Oaks' soccer team.

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