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Perennial boys volleyball powers to face challenges

By Ed Phillipps
There’s a sentiment going around the WPIAL that if you want to be the best in boys volleyball, then you have to beat the best. ...

Fox Chapel volleyball stays all business
By Doug Gulasy 12:36 a.m.
If Phil O’Keefe was looking for a sign of maturity from his Fox Chapel boys volleyball team, he found one after a Section 2-AAA victory ...
Youthful West Shamokin volleyball no match for Steel Valley in opener
By Matt Grubba
The learning process for the West Shamokin boys volleyball team continued in the team’s first match. The largely inexperienced Wolves were unable to steal a set from Steel Valley, a WPIAL quarterfinalist a year ago, and they fell 3-0 in a home nonsection match Wednesday to open their schedule. Tyler Lewis had ...
Freeport’s Pawlak finds home at Loyola
By Doug Gulasy
Zoe Pawlak looked at a lot of colleges for volleyball, but she kept coming back to Loyola (Md.). It stood out as the school she ...
Penn-Trafford boys volleyball dealing with high turnover
By Nathan Smith
The Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team is starting the season fast. The Warriors kicked their schedule off at the North Allegheny tournament this past Saturday, getting wins over Shaler, Penn Hills, North Hills and Bishop Guilfoyle to finish fifth out of 16 teams. The team then defeated Peters Township 3-0 on Monday before ...
Continuity counts for Deer Lakes volleyball team
By Doug Gulasy
Zak Roberts knows about the success of the Deer Lakes boys volleyball program. He played for the Lancers in high school and watched his younger ...
Senior-laden Plum boys volleyball team eyes big season
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity boys volleyball team has its sights set on big things this spring as eight seniors return with experience in the varsity rotation. Those ...
HS highlight reel: Fox Chapel claims NA Intivational title
By Tribune-Review
Eight-time defending WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball champion North Allegheny hosted its annual season-opening invitational Saturday, but it wasn’t the favored Tigers that claimed the title. That would be Fox Chapel, which defeated Central York in the finals. “When we played well, it was as good as I have ever seen ...
New coach has high hopes for Gators squad
By Michael Love
Greg Lockley is new to the varsity boys volleyball program at Gateway, but he isn’t new to Gateway volleyball in general. After taking over the Gators ...
Fox Chapel boys volleyball aims to continue playoff streak
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel boys volleyball team has made it into the WPIAL playoffs 12 years in a row. With a wealth of talented players returning, ...
Seton-La Salle’s Nath makes instant connection with La Roche volleyball
By Ray Fisher
It was a definite “win-win” decision for Seton-La Salle’s Laura Nath. Nath, a 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter in the Seton-La Salle girls’ volleyball program, will continue ...
Deer Lakes hires former player Roberts as volleyball coach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
The Deer Lakes boys volleyball team will have one of the youngest coaches in the WPIAL after parting ways with one of its elder statesmen. ...
NA freshman Morningstar honored by PrepVolleyball
By Katie Foglia
At North Allegheny Senior High School, where athletics like girls volleyball have a history of success, it can be hard to stand out. But freshman ...
Kittanning volleyball coach Klingensmith takes pregnant pause
By Matt Grubba
Kara Klingensmith wasn’t expecting to get the Armstrong volleyball coach job. Instead, there’s something much bigger she’s expecting. Klingensmith, Kittanning’s volleyball coach the past six ...
Longtime Deer Lakes coach Tatrn feels future is uncertain
By Bill West
Rick Tatrn sat in the Deer Lakes gym in late September and stared at the banners on the wall. Tatrn, Deer Lakes’ boys volleyball coach for ...
Plum resident Kolenik selected to all-state volleyball team for Serra Catholic
By Michael Love
Lauren Kolenik again was a big presence this past fall for the Serra Catholic varsity girls volleyball team in WPIAL Class A. The Eagles relied on ...
3 sets of siblings help Greensburg Central Catholic volleyball achieve championship success
By Kevin Lohman
It was a dream season for Rachel Moore, Leah Bisignani, Megan Stunja and the Greensburg Central Catholic girls volleyball team. The trio of seniors helped ...