Volleyball

Team West’s Avery Bain of Burrell celebrates with teammates after scoring during the WCCA girls volleyball all-star game on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Ligonier Valley High School.
Inaugural WCCA girls volleyball all-star match earns rave reviews
November 22, 2022
Brett Marabito gazed into the stands and grinned at the site of the assembled crowd inside the Ligonier Valley High School gymnasium for the first Westmoreland County Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball Match.

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Norwin senior Sophia Alvarez
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Norwin’s Sophia Alvarez
November 20, 2022
Coming into the season, it was unclear how Norwin’s girls volleyball team would fare.

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Oakland Catholic’s Maddy Cigna has signed to play volleyball at Stony Brook University.
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Oakland Catholic senior commits to college volleyball, signs with Stony Brook
Maddy Cigna didn’t have a clear-cut path laid out in front of her when it came to planning for college. The Oakland Catholic senior and Shaler Township resident knew she liked volleyball, but did she love it?

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The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating York Catholic in the PIAA Class 2A final on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Cumberland Valley.
Freeport sweeps York Catholic to claim PIAA Class 2A girls volleyball crown
November 19, 2022
MECHANICSBURG — Josie Russo celebrated her 17th birthday Saturday, and she couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

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Bethel Park seniors Sophie Puzausky (8) and Grace Lejeck (11)
Senior duo sparks Bethel Park volleyball team to successful season
Best friends Grace Lejeck and Sophie Puzausky proved to be a dynamic force for the Bethel Park girls volleyball team.

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Hampton’s Emmy Schrom, hitting against Freeport in last year’s WPIAL finals, was an all-WPIAL first-team pick this season.
Plenty of highlights for Hampton volleyball despite quick WPIAL playoff exit
The Hampton girls volleyball team made history during a season that turned into the past sooner than anyone expected.

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North Catholic’s Sydnei Jones blocks the shot of South Fayette’s Bella Bowers during the WPIAL Class 3A girls volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
2022 PIAA girls volleyball preview: North Allegheny, North Catholic, Freeport chasing titles
November 18, 2022
Three WPIAL teams will compete for PIAA girls volleyball championships Saturday at Cumberland Valley.

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Freeport girls volleyball team outlasts Philipsburg-Osceola, reaches state final
November 16, 2022
A pair of district champions battled for five games Wednesday at Punxsutawney High School with a trip to the PIAA Class 2A girls volleyball championship on the line.

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North Catholic’s Alex Sepcic plays the ball in the WPIAL finals against South Fayette.
High school roundup for Nov. 15, 2022: North Catholic volleyball headed back to state finals
November 15, 2022
The North Catholic girls volleyball team will have a chance to win back-to-back state volleyball championships in different classifications.

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North Allegheny’s Mia Tuman plays the ball in a match against Freeport earlier this season.
North Allegheny volleyball avenges WPIAL loss, beats Pine-Richland in state semis
Two weeks ago, North Allegheny left the WPIAL girls volleyball championships disappointed, but one positive that came from the loss to Pine-Richland was a lesson about where the Tigers needed to improve.

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Quaker Valley’s Vanessa Pickett and Katelyn Clark block the shot of Burrell’s Isabella Greenwald during WPIAL Class 2A first-round volleyball action Oct. 26.
State playoff berth caps solid season for Quaker Valley girls volleyball
November 13, 2022
To the surprise of virtually no one associated with the program, the Quaker Valley girls volleyball team landed a spot in the PIAA Class 2A playoffs.

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Penn Hills’ Amiera Smith sets against Greensburg Salem this season.
Penn Hills senior takes ‘easy to coach’ attitude to college volleyball ranks
Hard-headed wasn’t the word Amiera Smith was searching for. But there was a time the Penn Hills senior felt she could have had a better attitude about playing volleyball.

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Freeport’s Josie Russo
Dominant Freeport sweeps Quaker Valley, moves one step closer to state title
November 12, 2022
The Freeport girls volleyball team took one step closer to its ultimate goal of winning the program’s second state title with a dominant performance in the quarterfinals.

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Freeport players huddle up before facing Corry in a PIAA Class 2A first-round volleyball match Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
Freeport girls volleyball team sweeps into state quarterfinals
November 8, 2022
The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrated what likely was its final home game of the season in dominant fashion.

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Coach Drew Vosefski and the Latrobe players huddle up during a PIAA Class 3A volleyball first-round playoff game against North Catholic on Tuesday.
North Catholic overcomes slow start to eliminate Latrobe from PIAA girls volleyball playoffs
When facing one of the top girls volleyball teams in the state, the goal is to put them on the defensive.

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Winchester Thurston’s Alex Hauskrecht celebrates after defeating Charleroi in the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday at Highmark Stadium.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 8, 2022: Teams begin quest for state gold
November 7, 2022
Last fall, WPIAL boys soccer teams made history when they captured three PIAA championships.

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Latrobe senior Giovanna Jones
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Latrobe’s Giovanna Jones
Latrobe’s volleyball team made the move from Class 4A to 3A before the beginning of the season.

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Burrell senior Avery Bain
A-K valley Senior Spotlight: Burrell’s Avery Bain
Loaded with talent, the Burrell girls volleyball team recently wrapped up a successful season. The Bucs ended the regular season with an 11-3 record and earned a playoff victory over Fort Cherry before falling to fifth-seeded Quaker Valley.

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Freeport’s Cassidy Dell spikes past Shenango’s Angela Butchelle during the WPIAL Class 2A volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
After WPIAL title, Freeport volleyball team seeks second state championship
November 6, 2022
Freeport girls volleyball hasn’t lost to a Class 2A team this season.

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South Fayette’s Ava Leroux blocks the shot of North Catholic’s Ally Feczko during the WPIAL Class 3A girls volleyball championship Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at UPMC Events Center.
WPIAL volleyball teams learn pairings for PIAA playoffs
Thirteen WPIAL girls volleyball teams have advanced to the PIAA tournament, which will get underway Tuesday with first-round matches all over the state.

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