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Pawlak returns to lead defending WPIAL volleyball champion Freeport

By Matt Grubba
This isn’t the first time Freeport has been looked at as the team to beat in girls volleyball, but the Yellowjackets might be more prepared …

NA, Freeport, Bishop Canevin volleyball teams to be challenged
By Andrew Erickson
North Allegheny girls volleyball heads into the 2014 season searching for answers. The Tigers knew they needed to replace key seniors like outside hitters Ashley …
Freeport once again team to beat in WPIAL Class AA volleyball
By Matt Grubba
This isn’t the first time Freeport has been looked at as the team to beat in girls volleyball, but the Yellowjackets might be more prepared …
Height, skill trademarks for Plum girls volleyball squad in 2014
By Michael Love
The Plum varsity girls volleyball team punched its ticket to the WPIAL playoffs for the ninth season in a row in 2013. The Mustangs finished 8-4 in Section 4-AAA behind Shaler (12-0) and Oakland Catholic (10-2). Plum returns a core of players who want to get back to the postseason …
Gateway girls volleyball gunning for playoff spot under new head coach
By Michael Love
The Gateway varsity girls volleyball team finished 4-8 in Section 4-AAA last season, and a 3-1 loss to McKeesport in the section finale put the Gators fifth in the team standings behind Penn Hills (5-7). First-year head coach Greg Lockley, who comes to the program after five years as the …
Franklin Regional volleyball sets higher goals for 2014
By Doug Gulasy
One year made a big difference in the Franklin Regional girls volleyball team’s expectations. After posting a 6-8 record last season, including 5-7 in section …
2013 success pushes Norwin girls volleyball team
By Doug Gulasy
The Norwin girls volleyball team experienced its greatest amount of success in more than 15 years last season, finishing third in the WPIAL and advancing …
Penn-Trafford volleyball sets sights high
By Doug Gulasy
The Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team had a successful 2013 season, qualifying for the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs for the eighth straight season and winning a …
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 …