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TJ girls barrelling toward WPIAL playoff quest

By Ray Fisher
The second half of the WPIAL girls’ volleyball section season tipped off last week, and the Thomas Jefferson Lady Jaguars picked up where they left …

Plum claims sweep of Franklin Regional, begins playoff push
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls volleyball team stepped away from Section 4-AAA competition Monday and hosted Franklin Regional in the main gym at Plum High School. The Mustangs were coming off two losses in section play last week — a five-set heartbreaker at Gateway on Sept. 23 and a 3-0 loss …
Serra Catholic volleyball team sets sights on 1st-place Canevin
By Kevin Lohman
Last season, the Serra Catholic girls volleyball team went 12-0 in Section 2-A and earned a spot in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The Eagles were eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual WPIAL champion Bishop Canevin. After section realignment, the two heavyweight programs are jostling for position as Section 2-A …
New rallying cry for Knoch girls volleyball team
By William Whalen
Outwit. Outlast. Outplay. Those three words take on an entirely different meaning for the Knoch girls volleyball team. The inexperienced, yet talented bunch adopted the …
Leechburg girls volleyball chasing history
By Doug Gulasy
The Leechburg girls volleyball team saw its opportunity for the 2014 season well before the campaign even began. When the WPIAL released its fall 2014 …
Baldwin girls volleyball squad keep churning out the wins
By Ray Fisher
The Baldwin girls’ volleyball team has been on a roll, both in section matches and in tournament action. The Lady Highlanders rolled through the first …
Lady Rams win 2 more
By Ligonier Echo
The Ligonier Valley High School volleyball team defeated United Sept. 18 in a clean sweep, 25-13, 25-14 and 25-12 at United. The Lady Rams record …
Quaker Valley girls volleyball must fight injury bug
By Gary Horvath
Mike Vavrek’s belief in his team is being tested. “This is one of my deepest teams I’ve had,” said Vavrek, the Quaker Valley girls volleyball coach, before the start of the season. “We’ve got a lot of younger girls that can step in if there are injuries or problems.” Less …
Thomas Jefferson girls win section showdown versus Seton-La Salle
By Ray Fisher
The Thomas Jefferson girls’ volleyball team has been dominant in the first half of the section season. The Lady Jaguars socked section foe Seton-La Salle …
Roche making impact with Penn-Trafford volleyball
By Alex Oltmanns
Stepping in to fill the void left by a four-year starter is certainly never easy, but senior setter Kelsey Roche has certainly made a positive impression in her first year in the starting lineup for the Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team. According to Warriors coach Jim Schall, Roche has always been …
Ferragonio setting in with Norwin volleyball
By Alex Oltmanns
Despite being in just her first season as a starter for the Norwin girls volleyball team, Maria Ferragonio earned second team All-WPIAL honors a year ago as the Knights claimed their first WPIAL Section 1-AAA title since 2006. Now a junior, the setter is hoping to raise her level of …
Commodores third-set rally sparks win over Gators
By Jason Black
A battle of two undefeated volleyball teams turned on a dime in the third set, as Frazier stared down three straight game points and eventually …
Ford City volleyball blanks Kittanning to stay perfect at home
By Matt Grubba
When Ford City knocked off Kittanning in girls volleyball in their second meeting last season, it was considered an upset. The Sabers haven’t lost on …
Elizabeth Forward volleyball team keeps winning, despite new look
By Karen Kadilak
With only two returning starters, the Elizabeth Forward girls volleyball team is rebuilding. But coach Lindsay Lesofsky doesn’t look at it that way. “We have a lot of good talent,” she said. The Warriors (5-3 overall and 4-2 in Section 5-AA) are optimistic about reaching the WPIAL playoffs for the …
Ford City girls volleyball playing for 1st section banner
By Matt Grubba
A look around the venerable gym at Ford City displays quite a list of championships. Banners hanging in the gym show a WPIAL-record 33 section …
Carlynton volleyball team continues progression
By Nathan Smith
When Emily Tupi took over the Carlynton girls volleyball program eight years ago, ‘successful’ wasn’t a word used to describe the program. “They never had …
Host Mustangs four-peat as Plum Invitational champs
By Michael Love
The Plum Invitational girls volleyball tournament is a tradition every September at Plum High School. And winning the tournament has become a tradition for the …