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Warrior Watch

The Student News Source of West Branch Area High School

Warrior Watch

Matthew Eirich

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer

Hi! My name is Matt Eirich and I’m a writer for Warrior Watch. I’m a senior and I play for the soccer, football, and baseball teams here at West Branch. I am also involved with the band, choir, and drama programs here at WB.

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Owen shoots a three-pointer as a defender closes out against him.

Male Athlete of the Week: Owen Koleno

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
January 18, 2024

Owen Koleno has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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Jenna dribbles across the front of the defender as teammate Erin Godin sets a screen.

Female Athlete of the Week: Jenna Mertz

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
January 18, 2024

Jenna Mertz has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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Pictured above is the cast list and all of the different roles that ensemble members will be performing.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Cast List

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
January 18, 2024

Under the new direction of Lara Sharpless, West...

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Pictured above are students who attended County Choir on Saturday, October 21st.

PMEA Festival Attendees Announced

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
October 30, 2023

West Branch band and choir students have recently had...

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Wyatt carries the football while charging against Southern Huntingdons defense.

Male Athlete of the Week: Wyatt Schwiderske

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
October 10, 2023

Wyatt Schwiderske has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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Shianna skillfully serves a volleyball in the match against Berlin Brothersvalley.

Female Athlete of the Week: Shianna Hoover

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
October 10, 2023

Shianna Hoover has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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Jenna Mertz

Female Athlete of the Week: Emma Bucha

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
October 3, 2023

Emma Bucha has been selected for Warrior Watch’s...

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Jacob runs ahead of the pack in a meet earlier this season.

Male Athlete of the Week: Jacob Alexander

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
October 3, 2023

Jacob Alexander has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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The Lady Warrior Volleyball team poses with their silver medals.

West Branch Volleyball Takes on Teams Across the State

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
September 18, 2023

The Warrior volleyball team played in a tournament...

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Easton Emigh runs in a touchdown pass from Tyler Biggans.

Male Athlete of the Week: Easton Emigh

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
September 5, 2023

Easton Emigh has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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Senior Jenna Mertz dribbles along the sideline during the game against Northern Bedford.

Female Athlete of the Week: Jenna Mertz

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
September 5, 2023

Jenna Mertz has been selected as Warrior Watch’s...

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The Mamma Mia! cast stands together as they sing the final number of the show.

West Branch Drama Students Receive Isaac Nominations

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
May 18, 2023

On Wednesday, May 3rd, various West Branch student...

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Makena Moore winds-up to throw a pitch to the plate during a home game.

Female Athlete of the Week: Makena Moore

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
April 4, 2023

Makena Moore, a sophomore at West Branch, has been...

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Isaac walks back to home plate after talking to his pitcher.

Male Athlete of the Week: Isaac Tiracorda

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
April 4, 2023

Junior Isaac Tiracorda is the Warrior Watch Male Athlete...

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The Mamma Mia! cast gathers in the rotunda after the April 2nd matinee show.

Mamma Mia! Show Cancelled… and Rescheduled

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
April 3, 2023

The headline is not an April fools’ joke. Due to...

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A flyer promoting West Branch’s spring production of Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! Magic Week

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
March 27, 2023

West Branch Performing Arts are almost ready to present Mamma...

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Kyle Kolesar leads the Warriors in their run out at a home game earlier this year.

[Photo] Boys’ Basketball Season Comes to a Close

Hayley Wooster, Staff Writer
March 24, 2023

Kyle Kolesar leads the Warriors in their run out at...

Teammates surround Kyle Kolesar in a huddle at one of this seasons home games.

[Photo] West Branch Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to the District 6 Finals

Hayley Wooster, Staff Writer
February 28, 2023

Teammates surround Kyle Kolesar in a huddle at one...

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

Savannah Hoover, Staff Writer
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

Emily Parks, Staff Writer
January 22, 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

Kinzey Moriarity, Staff Writer
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

Hayley Wooster, Staff Writer
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

Isabella Koleno, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
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

Tayla Dorbolo, Staff Writer
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

Brooklyn Myers, Staff Writer
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

Hayley Wooster, Staff Writer
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

Isabella Koleno, Staff Writer
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

Hayley Wooster, Staff Writer
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

Brooklyn Myers, Staff Writer
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

Isabella Koleno, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
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

Emily Parks, Staff Writer
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

Tayla Dorbolo, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
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

Hannah Betts, Staff Writer
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

Hannah Betts, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
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

Tayla Dorbolo, Staff Writer
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

Emily Parks, Staff Writer
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

Brooklyn Myers, Staff Writer
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!

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
September 21, 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

Brooklyn Myers, Staff Writer
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

Matthew Eirich, Staff Writer
September 2, 2022

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

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