Volleyball

Ambridge’s Tyler McKight volleys the ball against Latrobe during the 2021 Hempfield Spartan Volleyball Tournament Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Hempfield.
North Allegheny, Ambridge hold their top spots in boys volleyball coaches rankings
April 19, 2021
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its WPIAL Week 4 boys rankings Monday morning, and North Allegheny (Class AAA) and Ambridge (Class AA) maintained their No. 1 positions in their respective polls.

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Deer Lakes outside hitter Paul Zalus warms up before a Section 2-AA match at Gateway on April 8, 2021.
Deer Lakes volleyball battles through early-season adversity
April 18, 2021
A year after the coronavirus pandemic canceled its entire season, the Deer Lakes boys volleyball team still is dealing with the virus. The Lancers aren’t letting it completely nix their season this time around, though.

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Penn-Trafford lines up before facing Penn Hills in a boys volleyball match April 12, 2021, at Penn-Trafford.
Penn-Trafford boys volleyball team looking for identity
Penn-Trafford volleyball coach Jim Schall has learned a lot about his team the first week of the season.

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The 2021 Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball team
Stocked with height, athleticism, Thomas Jefferson volleyball team has high hopes
With seven starters returning from 2019, the Thomas Jefferson boys volleyball team has high hopes for the 2021 season.

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Baldwin sophomore outside hitter Niraj Thapa goes high above the net against Canon-McMillan on April 8, 2021, at Baldwin.
Young Baldwin boys volleyball lineup gaining experience
The 2019 boys volleyball season proved to be a true learning experience for then-rookie coach Milan Yekich at Baldwin.

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What to watch for in high school sports for April 15, 2021: Top 2 teams meet on court
April 14, 2021
The top two teams in WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball are set to square off for the first of two meetings in the regular season Thursday.

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Deer Lakes outside hitter Seth Sciubba prepares for a match against Gateway on April 8, 2021, at Gateway High School.
Ambridge takes over as Class AA No. 1 in latest WPIAL volleyball coaches rankings
April 12, 2021
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 3 boys volleyball rankings Monday morning, and for the second week in a row, there is a new team at the top of Class AA.

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Pugh, Faber leading the way for Pine-Richland boys volleyball
April 10, 2021
When the 2020 spring sports season was canceled because of the covid-19 pandemic, it brought a sudden end to the careers of a dozen Pine-Richland boys volleyball players.

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Plum senior outside hitter Alex Vidas earned second-team all-section honors as a sophomore in 2019.
Plum boys volleyball aims for success under new leadership
The Plum boys volleyball team is hopeful for a run at a berth in the WPIAL playoffs this spring, and the Mustangs will go after it in a new classification with a new coach at the helm.

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Ambridge Area’s Josh Meyer records a block against Seton LaSalle’s Nathan Zini during the 2019 WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 8, 2021: Section volleyball matchups aplenty
April 7, 2021
WPIAL Class AA boys volleyball completes its first week of section play Thursday.

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North Catholic takes over Class AA top spot in latest WPIAL coaches boys volleyball rankings
April 5, 2021
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 2 boys volleyball rankings Monday morning, and there is a change at the top in Class AA.

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Gateway’s Will Kromka
Multi-sport athletes bring spark to Gateway volleyball
April 4, 2021
Gateway boys volleyball coach Phil Randolph has plenty of fresh faces on his team this season who bring athleticism from playing other sports.

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Shaler boys volleyball lacks varsity experience but ‘stacks up well’ with top teams
Ian Weber stepped on the court last Thursday against North Allegheny in an unfamiliar spot.

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North Allegheny’s Sava Toich taps the ball over Bethel Park’s Autin Cortopassi and Mason Bussard (21) during the 2019 WPIAL AAA boys volleyball championships.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on March 31, 2021: Volleyball heavyweights meet
March 30, 2021
The final day of March looks like it might be a wet one, so our focus on this Wednesday moves from the outdoors to the indoors and boys volleyball.

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Hempfield’s Sean Knight, now a senior, hugs teammate Will Kuhns as they celebrate a score on Penn-Trafford on April 2, 2019, during boys volleyball match at Penn-Trafford High School. Kuhns is a freshman this spring on the Penn State men’s volleyball team.
Volleyball coaches association releases WPIAL Week 1 poll
March 29, 2021
Several WPIAL boys volleyball teams kicked off the 2021 spring season with matches Friday and Saturday.

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With solid core returning, Penn-Trafford volleyball has talent to contend
March 28, 2021
Following last season’s cancellation, the Penn-Trafford volleyball team is anxious to get back on the court.

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Ambridge Area’s Dorien Priddy with a set against Seton LaSalle during the WPIAL AA boys volleyball championships Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
WPIAL boys volleyball coaches release preseason poll
March 22, 2021
After a year away, WPIAL boys volleyball teams will be back on the court Friday and Saturday to start the 2021 season.

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Middle hitter Joe Mitlo (right) will play a key role for the Penn Hills volleyball team this season.
Penn Hills volleyball hopes to make up for lost time
March 21, 2021
The Penn Hills boys volleyball team is glad to be back in the gym and is looking forward to competing in 2021.

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Beaver’s Brady Hansen works out during the first day of spring practice on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Beaver Area High School.
Sidelined for almost 2 years, WPIAL spring sports teams return to practice
March 8, 2021
Sidelined for almost two full years, WPIAL spring sports teams returned to practice Monday after having their schedules canceled by coronavirus restrictions a year ago.

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Hopewell’s Becky Novacek (40) is fouled by Allentown Central Catholic’s Shavaun Fisher during the second half of the PIAA Class AAA championship game at Giant Center in Hershey. Hopewell won the state title, 57-40.
Hopewell’s Becky Novacek featured in Trib HSSN Best of the Century podcast series
December 26, 2020
Through the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, the Rebel Yell podcast will feature chats with some of the top WPIAL athletes from the first 20 years of this century.

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