Volleyball

Plum grad makes impact as coach on high school volleyball landscape

Jill Raschiatore enjoyed a standout varsity volleyball career at Plum, and she helped the Mustangs capture a state championship during her senior season in the ...

Plum's Kolenik hoping for continued volleyball success with Serra Catholic

Lauren Kolenik already is peering into the future, to August of this year, to the start of the 2016 girls volleyball season. That's when the Plum ...

Baldwin junior volleyball standout lands top postseason accolade

Maddi Sgattoni can't drive a car yet, but she sure knows how to be a driving force on the volleyball court. Sgattoni has had a dynamic ...

Canevin seniors live out dream season

Having established itself as one of the top teams in Class A over the years, the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team always sets high expectations ...

Future looks bright for Seneca Valley volleyball

Seneca Valley's girls volleyball team found itself in a familiar spot — in the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals. The Raiders couldn't get past section rival North ...

Baldwin girls volleyball season ends in PIAA semifinals

Two powerhouses tangled last week in Somerset in the PIAA Class AAA girls' volleyball semifinal round. WPIAL champion Baldwin fell to District 3 winner Hempfield, ...

Voelker overcomes setbacks, mans middle hitter position for Baldwin

Volleyball is her passion. Mackenzie Voelker, a senior at Baldwin, has been playing the sport since grade school. Voelker averaged 10 kills per game last season as ...

Experience, talent key to Seneca Valley's continued postseason runs

It's one thing for a high school program to have a successful season, but sustaining that success for an extended period is quite an accomplishment. ...

Bishop Canevin girls win PIAA volleyball title

JOHNSTOWN — The Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team knew it was in hostile territory when it walked into the Richland High gym for the PIAA ...

Veteran Bishop Canevin team chasing PIAA title

Experience has gone a long way for the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team. An 11-player senior class led the Crusaders (23-3) to the WPIAL Class A ...

West Shamokin girls volleyball completes memorable season

The West Shamokin girls volleyball team accomplished plenty this season, but on Saturday the Wolves ran into a Fort LeBoeuf team that has been a ...

Freeport swept out of PIAA volleyball playoffs

Coming off the program's first PIAA playoff victory Tuesday, Somerset continued its historic run Saturday afternoon. The Golden Eagles swept WPIAL champion Class AA champion Freeport, ...

Greensburg Salem volleyball made major strides

After only winning one match last season, the Greensburg Salem girls volleyball team was one win away from qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs. The Golden Lions ...

Freeport volleyball team's next foe bit of a mystery

Freeport dealt with adversity in its first-round game of the PIAA girls volleyball tournament against North East, but when it mattered most the Yellowjackets rose ...

Bishop Canevin girls volleyball captures WPIAL title

Bishop Canevin volleyball coach Kevin Walters said he was back with a vengeance this season. And his players responded with a WPIAL title win. A year after ...

Baldwin volleyball team repeats as WPIAL Class AAA champion

The packed house erupted. Baldwin senior setter Mallory O'Brien lofted her patented backhanded tap over the net to catch the North Allegehny girls' volleyball team flat-footed ...

Lady Rams end season

The Ligonier Valley High School volleyball team was defeated Nov. 3 by top seeded Somerset in the District 6 playoffs. The final scores, 25-20, 26-24 ...

Thomas Jefferson junior varsity team finishes with undefeated 16-0 record

The Thomas Jefferson girls' junior varsity volleyball team just wasn't going to be denied. The Lady Jaguars were determined to wrap up their 2015 ...

Thomas Jefferson senior netters wrap up superb 3-season run

Before we jump into the 2016 boys' volleyball season, let's take a look back at one of the local girls' volleyball teams from the 2016 ...

Lady Highlanders display remarkable resiliency

The Baldwin girls' volleyball team has the collective heart of a champion. Never was it more apparent than against Upper St. Clair last week in the ...

Freeport outside hitter Pawlak delivers clutch serves in narrow PIAA victory

After North East seized momentum by winning its second straight game to force a tiebreaker set, Freeport found itself in a jam. The Grape Pickers had ...

Frazier, Geibel players earn all-section volleyball honors

The Frazier and Geibel volleyball teams are well-represented on this season's list of Section 5-A all-stars. Frazier seniors Alena Blaszczak (setter/outside hitter), Kelsey Holp (libero) and ...

Freeport, West Shamokin volleyball teams set eyes on PIAA title run

With positive vibes from winning a WPIAL championship still resonating, Freeport is ready to embark on a new challenge: Winning a state title. The Yellowjackets begin ...

Serra Catholic volleyball makes great strides

After ending up on the losing side of a five-set feud with Shenango in the WPIAL Class A girls volleyball playoff semifinals, Serra Catholic had ...

WPIAL volleyball chmpionships: Baldwin, Freeport, Bishop Canevin win titles

The WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball championship lived up to its billing, and for the second year in a row Baldwin got the best of ...

Freeport volleyball team beats West Shamokin, captures 3rd WPIAL title

It was somewhat ironic that West Shamokin students turned their backs during Freeport's player introductions. Freeport made sure there wasn't much for them to see. The top-seeded ...

Armstrong County bragging rights at stake when West Shamokin meets Freeport for volleyball title

And then there were two. There is no better way to ignite a rivalry than a championship match. Two schools, separated by 28 miles, will ...

Bishop Canevin volleyball takes down No. 1 Greensburg Central Catholic

It took every bit of five sets, and every bit of effort that Bishop Canevin had, but the Crusaders (10-2) clawed back from a 2-0 ...

Freeport rallies past South Fayette in WPIAL semifinals

A Yellowjacket never loses its stinger. After losing the match's first set, No. 1 Freeport stormed back to win three straight as the Yellowjackets downed No. ...

Glover's 27 kills vault West Shamokin to WPIAL title game

Through the first two rounds of the WPIAL playoffs, West Shamokin coach Dan Spencer hadn't seen his team play its best volleyball. Led by a stellar ...

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