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Matthew Eirich

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer

Hi, my name is Matt Eirich. I am a junior at West Branch Area High School. I participate in most of the arts programs at WB, including band, choir, and drama. On top of that, I play soccer with the conjoint team with PO.

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Owen Koleno, the lead scorer of the game, made a free throw shot at a previous home game.

[Photo] Warriors Get Revenge Against the Owls

January 30, 2023

Owen Koleno, the lead scorer of the game, made a free...

Joel Evans makes contact and goes for a lay-up against Mount Union.

[Photo] Male Athlete of the Week: Joel Evans

January 23, 2023

Joel Evans makes contact and goes for a lay-up against...

Joel Evans, one of the top scorers of the game, running out in a previous home game for the Warriors.

[Photo] Warrior Basketball Falls to Mount Union

January 22, 2023

Joel Evans, one of the top scorers of the game, running...

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes for a layup around defending Glendale players at a home game.

[Photo] Warriors Triumph Over Cambria Heights

January 18, 2023

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes for a layup around defending...

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes up for a shot at the low block against Glendale.

[Photo] Warriors Fall to Harmony Owls in a Nail-Biting Game

January 13, 2023

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes up for a shot at the low block...

The five students who performed at District Choir (top row, left to right) Braeden Salter, Xavier Myers, Matt Eirich and (bottom row, left to right) Aubrey Kennedy, and Joelle Fletcher.

West Branch Students Attend District Choir

January 15, 2023

During the week of January 9th, five designated West...

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Owen Koleno drives to the basket against Glendale to draw a foul while making the shot.

Warriors Rise Above the Golden Tide

January 10, 2023

Owen Koleno drives to the basket against Glendale to...

Owen Koleno shooting a foul shot at the West Branch Basketball Pre-Season Shootout.

[Photo] Male Athlete of the Week: Owen Koleno

January 11, 2023

Owen Koleno shooting a foul shot at the West Branch...

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together after a point.

[Photo] Lady Warrior Volleyball Season Comes to an End

December 9, 2022

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together after...

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together and celebrates their win.

[Photo] Lady Warrior Volleyball Makes West Branch History

November 18, 2022

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together and...

The Lady Warrior volleyball team huddles together after the win over Shade.

[Photo] Lady Warriors Win First Round of State Playoffs

November 10, 2022

The Lady Warrior volleyball team huddles together after...

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes for a layup at the Warrior shoot-out tournament.

[Photo] Boys Basketball Season Preview 2022

November 12, 2022

Senior Kyle Kolesar goes for a layup at the Warrior...

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team runs into the middle of the court to celebrate their win.

[Photo] Lady Warriors Take the District 6 Title

November 7, 2022

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team runs into the middle...

The volleyball team stands together for the playing of the national anthem.

[Photo] Lady Warrior Volleyball Team Advances to District Finals

November 4, 2022

The volleyball team stands together for the playing...

The Varsity Cross Country boys put their game faces on before the meet.

West Branch XC Competes at Districts

November 1, 2022

On Saturday, October 29th, the West Branch Cross Country...

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Shianna Hoover serves the ball to earn an ace for her team.

[Photo] Female Athlete of the Week: Shianna Hoover

November 1, 2022

Shianna Hoover serves the ball to earn an ace for her...

Kamryn dribbles the ball toward the net as a defender trails behind.

[Photo] Female Athlete of the Week: Kamryn MacTavish

October 25, 2022

Kamryn dribbles the ball toward the net as a defender...

The participants of Clearfield County Choir. Top row (left to right): Aubrey Kennedy, Joelle Fletcher, Sadie Carter. Bottom row (left to right): Dorothy Bailor, Matt Eirich, Braeden Salter, Kelcey English.

Band and Choir Festivals Are Underway

October 23, 2022

Several students were selected from West Branch to...

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Jacob Alexander runs past competitors at the Cambria Heights meet.

[Photo] Male Athlete of the Week: Jacob Alexander

October 18, 2022

Jacob Alexander runs past competitors at the Cambria...

Marley Croyle prepares to serve the ball over the net.

[Photo] Female Athlete of the Week: Marley Croyle

October 18, 2022

Marley Croyle prepares to serve the ball over the net.

The junior trio celebrates after a kill made by Brooklyn.

West Branch Volleyball Hitting Milestones

October 14, 2022

The West Branch Volleyball team has been dominating...

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The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together to celebrate another point.

[Photo] Lady Warriors Earn Back-to-Back Wins

October 13, 2022

The Lady Warrior Volleyball team comes together to...

Brooklyn celebrates with her team after an exciting play.

[Photo] Female Athlete of the Week: Brooklyn Myers

October 3, 2022

Brooklyn celebrates with her team after an exciting...

The Lady Warriors getting ready to defend the net against the Lady Hornets.

[Photo] The Lady Warriors Defeat Central Mountain in Five-Set Thriller

September 27, 2022

The Lady Warriors getting ready to defend the net...

(L-R) Landen Pase, Kayleigh Smeal, John Stavola, Hayley Wooster, Noah Ryder, Emily Parks, Kyle Kolesar, Hannah Betts, Noah Heitsenrether, Kaitlyn McGonigal, Gabe McCamley, Kaylee Wills

Homecoming 2022 Begins!

September 22, 2022

Homecoming is BACK!!! The court was announced on Wednesday,...

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The Lady Warrior Volleyball Team running out for their pregame warm-ups.

[Photo] West Branch Volleyball Defeats Glendale

September 21, 2022

The Lady Warrior Volleyball Team running out for their...

West Branchs Junior Zach McGonigal runs onto a pass from his teammate.

2022 WB/PO Boys’ Soccer Outlook

September 2, 2022

The Warrior-Mountie boys' soccer team faced Central...

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