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Geibel girls volleyball team sets lofty goals

By Jason Black
Geibel girls volleyball coach Rick Watkins guided the Gators to WPIAL Class A titles in 2005 and ’06, so he knows the traits of a …

Connellsville volleyball team looks to build on strong season
By Jason Black
During his first season as coach of the Connellsville girls volleyball team, Casey O’Brien guided the Falcons to a third-place finish in Section 2-AAA and …
Quaker Valley girls volleyball enjoys depth, experience entering camp
By Gary Horvath
Mike Vavrek is ready to see the culmination of his four years as coach of the Quaker Valley girls volleyball team. The team opened camp Monday with plenty of familiar faces, looking to build on the past two seasons in which the Quakers reached the WPIAL playoffs. “These seniors are …
Plum volleyball coach Flaherty excited to be back with team
By Michael Love
Kory Flaherty had three seasons as the head coach of the Plum varsity girls volleyball team under his belt when he made the decision to …
Lockley excited for new start with Gateway volleyball
By Michael Love
Greg Lockley’s skill and love of the sport of volleyball had its genesis and early growth while a student at Peabody High School in the …
Seton-La Salle volleyball strives to repeat as section titlist
By Ray Fisher
Kevin Hummert, veteran head coach of the Seton-La Salle girls’ volleyball team, greeted three returning starters to the lineup at the start of preseason practice …
Ferri ready for 1st season coaching Chartiers Valley girls volleyball squad
By Nathan Smith
Chartiers Valley girls volleyball coach Jason Ferri feels he has a good grasp of his team heading into his debut season. After stepping down from his last coaching position at Moon in 2010 to watch his daughters play the sport, Ferri has spent several seasons watching the Colts from the …
Kelly has Baldwin volleyball background in his portfolio
By Jennifer Goga
For the past eight years, Chris Kelly was a highly successful boys’ volleyball coach at Peters Township. Before Kelly, 39, became head coach, the Indians …
Butler volleyball players hit road for national tournament
By Joe Sager
The past, present and future of Butler boys volleyball are hard at work this summer. All three were on display at the 35th annual United …
Derry volleyball coach reflects on Trojans’ special season
By Kevin Ritchart
When the season started, Derry boys volleyball coach Shawn Spencer knew what kind of team he had. He just didn’t know how far the team …
North Allegheny’s unlikely run falls short in PIAA volleyball title game
By Jason Mackey
UNIVERSITY PARK — At the beginning of the season, North Allegheny coach Dan Schall had his team pegged to finish in the middle of its …
Ambridge falls in PIAA volleyball final for 2nd consecutive year
By Jason Mackey
UNIVERSITY PARK — Losing in the PIAA Class AA final for a second year in a row didn’t sit well with Ambridge senior Lee Smith. …
North Allegheny, Ambridge seek PIAA volleyball glory
By Jason Mackey
Brendan Brown can tell something changed with the North Allegheny boys volleyball team. The senior middle blocker doesn’t know exactly why or how, but the …
Ambridge volleyball gets best of Derry again in PIAA semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
With Tuesday’s volleyball match between Ambridge and Derry deadlocked at a game apiece, the Bridgers’ Lee Smith told his teammates during a timeout: “We got …
North Allegheny volleyball returns to PIAA finals
By Staff Report
After dropping the first two sets of its PIAA Class AAA semifinal match to District 3’s Hempfield, North Allegheny rallied to earn a 3-2 win and a return trip to the boys volleyball state championship. Losing the first two sets 22-25 and 23-25, the Tigers responded by winning the next …
Dean leads five West Shamokin players on all-section volleyball
By Staff Reports
Five West Shamokin boys volleyball players were honored for their play this spring with spots on the all-Section 2-AA teams chosen by the section’s coaches. Junior outside hitter Ryan Dean was the lone first-team selection from the Wolves, who again reached the WPIAL playoffs this season. He was the only …
Norwin’s run ends in first round of PIAA playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin boys volleyball team posted another strong season in 2014, finishing as the WPIAL runner-up and advancing to the PIAA Class AAA playoffs for …