Alumni Update - Cole Macek (Army)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WEST POINT, N.Y. –The Army West Point football team got back in the win column Saturday, defeating Lafayette, 62-Macek Army7.


Cole Macek's 111 total rushing yards marked a new career best.

Macek, a Montour graduate, also score his first career touchdown and recorded his first 100-yard rushing game.


(photo courtesy of Army Athletics)


Football: Athletic Montour grad adds to his college resume

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Montour graduate Devin Wilson, who is a two-sport athlete at Virginia Tech.

"At a recent Virginia Tech football practice, first-year coach Justin Fuente called for a Hail Mary pass. As arms and legs flailed in the end zone, wideout Devin Wilson leapt high and snatched the arcing aerial from a host of defensive backs.

Moments later, the Montour High graduate did it again, this time batting the ball skyward and clutching it tightly with one hand.

All of which begs the question: Might Wilson serve as a late-game weapon for the 17th-ranked Hokies, if needed?

"It's a good option to have," wide receivers coach Holman Wiggins said, laughing. "You can see the basketball skills come out when he makes those types of plays.""


Boys Soccer: Montour not slowed by reclassification

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Last season, Montour competed in Class 2A in the WPIAL's three-class system and finished with a 12-3-2 record. This year, the Spartans have moved up to 3A in the new four-class system and could be doing even better.

The Spartans enter the week with a 11-2-1 record with games left against West Allegheny, Baldwin, Obama Academy and Thomas Jefferson. Montour has already clinched the section championship in Section 3 and is riding a five-game winning streak.

Outscoring its opponents, 45-6, the Spartans enter the final week now looking to improve its fate in the playoff seeding. Of the four section champions, Montour has the lowest winning percentage, but the group is bunched and the best record belongs to Thomas Jefferson. The Jaguars host the Spartans next Tuesday.

The seeding could be crucial, too, as the Spartans look for postseason success. Last season, Montour reached the WPIAL quarterfinals.


Girls Tennis: Road gets tougher for Montour after first-round win

Written by Keith Barnes on .

Maybe if things would have stayed the status quo and the team remained intact as it would have been prior to the season, Montour would have gotten a little better seed in the WPIAL 3A playoffs.

As it stands, the Spartans did qualify for the tournament and, as the No. 9 seed, pulled a small upset on Wednesday when they defeated No. 8 Franklin Regional, 4-1, in their first round matchup.

Now things get a lot tougher.

With the victory Montour will now take on three-time defending WPIAL and PIAA champion North Allegheny on the Tigers home court today at 3 p.m.


Girls Tennis: Montour playoff bound in what has been a strange season

Written by Keith Barnes on .

It has been a strange season for Montour.

Not only did the Spartans lose their top player coming into last season to a transfer to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, they picked up one of the best juniors in the state in Isabela Paixao to replace her at the top of the lineup.

And, through it all, Montour is headed back to the 3A playoffs.

Montour pulled out a rare, 3-2, win over Upper St. Clair last week that locked up the No. 3 seed out of Section 4. With the victory, the Spartans will likely get a No. 2 team from one of the other three sections, but the win over Upper St. Clair showed that they can stay with most of the teams in the classification.