Volleyball

Leechburg’s Macy Kubla (20) celebrates after defeating Trinity Christian, 3-1, on Monday in Forest Hills.
New cast of characters has Leechburg volleyball again competing for section title
September 26, 2022
The Leechburg girls volleyball team entered the season a younger group than the one that tied for last year’s Section 4-A title with Greensburg Central Catholic and made it all the way to the WPIAL semifinals.

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Penn-Trafford’s Ella Spena deflects the ball back toward Derry during the Penn-Trafford volleyball tournament Sept. 17, 2022, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Top WPIAL teams hold on to spots in Volleyball Coaches Association rankings
The WPIAL girls volleyball section schedule has reached the midway point, and races in all four classifications are heating up.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Eva Denis has helped the Centurions to a 3-1 start this season.
Familiar face guides Greensburg Central Catholic volleyball to strong start
Erin Salas, with a long history of coaching in the Greensburg Central Catholic system, has taken over the Centurions varsity girls volleyball team this year, becoming the program’s third head coach in as many seasons.

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Southmoreland athletic director Dan Boring
Add volleyball coach to list of duties for busy Southmoreland AD Boring
September 25, 2022
Dan Boring’s life is anything but, well, boring.

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                                Shaler’s Cluadia Clontz tries to save the ball against North Allegheny during the 2021 WPIAL Class 4A volleyball championship match.
Shaler volleyball looks to continue success against new section opponents
Annie Bozzo was pleased to have a fresh start when taking over the Shaler girls volleyball program.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Eliah Lippincott is a member of the 2022 girls volleyball team.
Loaded lineup keeps expectations high for Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team
Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball coach Ron Kelly didn’t shy away from offering his expectations for this year’s team.

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Members of the Chartiers Valley girls volleyball team pose for a photo after the 2022 Canon-McMillan tournament.
Chartiers Valley girls volleyball adjusts to new section opponents
September 24, 2022
Every two years based on enrollment numbers, the PIAA sets the parameters for each classification in every high school sport. The WPIAL then sets up sections in each sport based on which schools are in each class.

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Bethel Park coach Brooke Muraco discusses strategy with her team Sept. 13, 2022, during a timeout against Peters Township.
Coach brings wealth of knowledge to Bethel Park girls volleyball team
Brooke Muraco is in her fifth season coaching the Bethel Park girls volleyball team.

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North Hills’ Jenna Dominek with a dig against Butler Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 at North Hills High School.
North Hills volleyball wants to swing away in tough section
Matt White knew he was in for a challenge when he agreed to lead the North Hills girls volleyball program this season.

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Latrobe’s Lily Fenton has committed to Notre Dame.
Drop in classification doesn’t change underdog mentality for Latrobe volleyball
September 20, 2022
In volleyball at Latrobe — no matter the classification, the ranking, the opponent — longtime coach Drew Vosefski has continued to preach a singular theme: “Go into every match as if you’re the underdog.”

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Freeport’s Sydney Selker gets set to deliver a kill against North Allegheny in a nonsection match Aug. 29, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
4 top teams hold spots in latest WPIAL girls volleyball rankings
September 19, 2022
All four teams atop their respective rankings — North Allegheny (Class 4A), Moon (Class 3A), Freeport (Class 2A), and Bishop Canevin (Class A) — held on to their spots in the new Western PA Coaches Association WPIAL girls volleyball top-10 polls released Monday.

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Pine-Richland girls volleyball hosted the "Spike Out Cancer" event Sept. 14, 2022, at Pine-Richland High School.
Pine-Richland girls volleyball raises funds, awareness during ‘Spike Out Cancer’ event
September 18, 2022
Angela Seman coached nine individuals affected by cancer.

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Plum’s Emily Bologna spikes against Gateway Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 at Gateway High School.
Plum girls volleyball aims to ‘seize the opportunity’ again
The Plum girls volleyball team faced a measure of déjà vu this past offseason as it looked to transition after losing seven seniors from the 2021 season.

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Norwin’s Kate Botti (25) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Kiski Area during their match on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at Kiski Area High School.
Norwin girls volleyball to rely on deep senior class entering Section 3-4A play
September 17, 2022
Norwin girls volleyball returns most of its rotation from last season’s WPIAL Class 4A playoff team.

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Kiski Area’s Madeline Joyce (4) celebrates with Sydney Joyce and Laci Safranyos (14) after defeating Norwin on Aug. 29, 2022, at Kiski.
Joyce sisters enjoying time together with Kiski Area volleyball
September 12, 2022
Maddie Joyce started playing organized volleyball in sixth grade, and at the time, she was hitting the ball around with older sister Sydney and mom, Robin, who enjoyed a standout career at Duquesne in the 1990s.

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Freeport’s Ava Soilis digs the ball out of danger during a match against North Allegheny on Aug. 29, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
Moon jumps to No. 1 in the Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association rankings
The Moon girls volleyball team opened Section 2-3A play with convincing victories over South Fayette, 3-1, and Oakland Catholic, 3-0, before going 10-0 and winning its own tournament on Saturday.

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Quaker Valley girls volleyball team has high hopes after strong start
September 11, 2022
Quaker Valley’s girls volleyball appears to be on the upswing.

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Fox Chapel girls volleyball shows early-season progress
September 10, 2022
After some recent struggles, it appears the Fox Chapel girls volleyball team is headed in the right direction.

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Franklin Regional girls volleyball coach Rachel Carter.
Franklin Regional girls volleyball leaning on senior-heavy rotation
Rachel Carter’s first season as coach of the Franklin Regional girls volleyball team was a getting-to-know-you time for the team’s new leader and its players.

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Hampton’s Lauren Gale plays against Freeport during the 2021 WPIAL Class 3A volleyball championships.
Runner-up finishes motivate Hampton girls volleyball to grab gold
The most successful season in program history was just the start for the Hampton girls volleyball team.

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