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GCC volleyball cruises to semifinal victory to earn rematch with No. 1 Bishop Canevin

By Kyle Pillar
It was all thrills and kills Thursday night for the No. 2 Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team. The Centurions (18-1) punched their ticket back …

Ford City’s teamwork, emotion take center stage in semifinal win over Freeport
By Matt Grubba
The Ford City girls volleyball team caught an emotional wave and rode it right past the defending WPIAL champs. The fourth-seeded Sabers bounced back from …
TJ volleyball team gets back to WPIAL finals for 1st time since 2001
By Kevin Lohman
The Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team overpowered Beaver in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals on Thursday night at Baldwin, sweeping the Bobcats, 25-14, 25-20, 25-15. …
High school roundup: Baldwin earns spot in WPIAL volleyball finals
By Staff Reports
The Baldwin girls volleyball team earned a spot in the WPIAL championship game for the first time since 2003 with a 3-2 win over No. 3 seed Seneca Valley in a Class AAA semifinal-round contest Thursday at North Allegheny. Seneca Valley won the first set 25-16 but Baldwin answered with …
Fox Chapel volleyball coach reflects on season
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel girls volleyball team finished its season Oct. 18 with a strong showing in a tournament at North Allegheny. “Despite losing our strongest hitter and one of our setters, Ana Spangenberg, to an injury at Plum, we were able to make a good showing against some of the …
Freeport, Ford City set for playoff battle
By Matt Grubba
Fox Chapel is the site, but it will be an Armstrong County affair in the Class AA girls volleyball semifinals. Defending champion and top seed …
Plum girls volleyball falls in three sets in first round at Baldwin
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls volleyball team had a tall task last week as it drew No. 2 seed Baldwin in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. The Mustangs went into the game hoping to spring an upset and snap a long string of first-round playoff exits. However, …
Freeport girls rally past Montour to reach WPIAL volleyball semifinals
By Doug Gulasy
The Freeport girls volleyball team found itself behind in the early stages of each set during its WPIAL quarterfinal matchup against Montour, but the Yellowjackets …
Frazier struggles to find answers against Shenango in WPIAL volleyball quarterfinals
By Dave Whipkey
With an undefeated record, conference title and a win in the first round of the WPIAL Class A volleyball tournament in hand over Carlynton last week, Frazier coach Mandy Hartman had more than enough reason to believe the Commodores stood a strong chance to move forward in their quest for …
Ford City volleyball team advances to WPIAL semifinals with 3-1 win over Seton-La Salle
By Matt Grubba
A hiccup midway through its WPIAL quarterfinal couldn’t stop Ford City from extending its final volleyball season. The fourth-seeded Sabers dropped the second set but …
Thomas Jefferson earns spot in volleyball semifinals after downing South Fayette for 3rd time
By Kevin Lohman
Thomas Jefferson’s girls volleyball team fought off a roaring comeback by Section 6 rival South Fayette to secure a bid to the WPIAL Class AA …
Derry girls volleyball goes down swinging in WPIAL Class AA playoffs
By Kevin Ritchart
The Derry girls volleyball team had its share of ups and downs during the 2014 season. And despite being eliminated from the postseason last week, …
High school roundup: North Allegheny volleyball tops No. 1 Shaler
By Staff Reports
North Allegheny remained alive to defend its WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball title after upsetting No. 1 Shaler, 3-1, in a quarterfinal contest Tuesday night at North Hills. Ahead by a set, North Allegheny erased a 16-8 deficit in game 2 behind the play of senior Meg Morningstar to go …
Freeport, Ford City prepare for volleyball quarterfinals
By Matt Grubba
Ford City vs.  Seton-La Salle 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Chapel What’s at stake: A semifinal against the Freeport/Montour winner and a berth in the …
Trib Cup: Bentworth volleyball striving for perfection again
By Alex Oltmanns
Hayley Wilson was a senior at Bentworth the last time the Bearcats girls volleyball team finished the regular season with an undefeated record in 2008. Now, as the second-year head coach of the Bearcats, Wilson had guided her alma mater to a perfect 12-0 record and a first-place finish in …
Top-seeded Freeport slips past Kittanning
By Matt Grubba
The start to Freeport’s WPIAL title defense wasn’t flawless, but it was effective. Zoe Pawlak had a match-high 17 kills and seven blocks to lead …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Seton-La Salle volleyball edges Knoch
By Staff Reports
Morgan Henderson had eight kills, and her fifth-seeded Seton-La Salle Rebels rallied to win the final two sets and down No. 12 Knoch, 3-2, in …