Volleyball

Gateway senior libero Aiden Colberg warms up before a Section 2-2A match with Plum on May 10.
Gateway savors elusive section volleyball title
May 15, 2022
The 36-year wait to put another number on the boys volleyball section-title banner in the gym at the Gateway Furrie Sports Complex has ended. Head coach Phil Randolph and his players couldn’t be more excited.

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Deer Lakes’ Evan Rothrauff hits against Derry’s Cameron McNichol during their match on April 5.
Deer Lakes, Plum expect tough matches in 1st round of WPIAL boys volleyball playoffs
May 13, 2022
Last year, the Plum boys volleyball team was the No. 9 seed for the WPIAL Class 2A playoffs, and it defeated No. 8 Trinity in the first round before a matchup with eventual champion Seton LaSalle in the quarterfinals.

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Seneca Valley, North Allegheny take top 2 seeds in Class 3A WPIAL volleyball bracket
Seneca Valley and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart are the No. 1 seeds in Class 3A and 2A for the WPIAL playoffs as both brackets were revealed Friday afternoon.

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Seneca Valley’s Aidan Uher sets the ball during a match against North Allegheny on April 22.
WPIAL boys volleyball playoff clinchings through May 10, 2022
May 11, 2022
The WPIAL boys volleyball regular season is down to its final days.

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Senior Nick Killinger warms up before facing Gateway on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Gateway boys volleyball fends off Plum challenge, finishes undefeated in section
May 10, 2022
The Plum boys volleyball team hoped to play spoiler and prevent visiting Gateway from finishing its Section 2-2A slate undefeated as the teams met in the section finale Tuesday at Plum.

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Norwin’s Angelina Pepe runs to third base during a game against Belle Vernon on March 17, 2021, at Norwin High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 10, 2022: Last few playoff spots on the line
With only days left in the regular season, only a couple of playoff spots remain up for grabs before the WPIAL softball playoff field is complete.

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Derry’s Ethan Frye battles Deer Lakes’ Kyle Penn at the net during their match on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
No changes in final WPIAL Boys Volleyball Coaches Association top-10 polls
May 9, 2022
WPIAL boys volleyball section play concludes Thursday evening, and the playoff brackets and pairings are scheduled to be released Friday.

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Canon-McMillan’s Taylor Eckles connects on a bases-clearing double during a 2021 WPIAL Class 6A semifinal against Norwin.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 5, 2022: 6A softball powers vie for section title
May 4, 2022
The Section 1-6A softball championship will be decided Thursday when Mt. Lebanon visits Canon-McMillan.

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Hempfield’s Lane Harry is an outside hitter on the volleyball team.
Hempfield boys volleyball rolling into 2nd half of regular season
May 3, 2022
With six players getting a late start, including three senior mainstays, the Hempfield boys volleyball team stumbled out of the gate this season and lost to Norwin in its opener.

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Norwin’s Ashley Laukus ties for first place in the girls high jump during the Wildcat Invitational on April 8.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 3, 2022: Team track semifinals set
Rain may affect a busy day of WPIAL baseball and softball Tuesday, but barring storms, the district postseason should begin for one spring outdoor sport.

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OLSH returns to top of Class 2A in latest boys volleyball coaches’ rankings
May 2, 2022
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart is back on top of the Class 2A rankings as the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 6 WPIAL boys top-10 polls Monday morning.

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Gateway’s Will Kromka
Will Kromka aims to cap family’s legacy at Gateway with volleyball success
May 1, 2022
The Gateway Gators have adopted many of the principles of the “Kromka-way.”

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Butler’s Madden Clement delivers against Seneca Valley last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 28, 2022: Butler baseball looks to climb section ladder
April 27, 2022
Things can change quickly in Section 1-6A baseball in the WPIAL.

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North Allegheny’s Varun Kaveti scores during a match against Butler on April 7, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
North Allegheny, North Catholic hold on to top rankings in boys volleyball coaches’ poll
April 25, 2022
North Allegheny and North Catholic kept their places at the top in the Class 3A and Class 2A boys volleyball rankings, respectively, as the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 5 top-10 polls Monday morning.

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Shaler’s Dom Rossi bumps the ball back to Norwin during a match last season.
Taller roster gives Shaler boys volleyball team new look
April 24, 2022
Shaler senior outsider hitter Dom Rossi knows the Titans have a different way to build energy than in his previous years with the program.

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Derry’s Matt Rhoades digs a pass during the Trojans’ game against Deer Lakes on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
Derry boys volleyball program rebuilding with tenacious team
April 19, 2022
For years, Derry has resided among the elite high school boys volleyball teams in the WPIAL, challenging for championships and sending players off to college.

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What to watch for in WPIAL sports on April 19, 2022: Section contenders collide in boys volleyball
April 18, 2022
Tuesday will probably be another good day in Western Pa. to use your inside voice.

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North Allegheny’s Jack Birch scores during a match against Butler on April 7, 2022, at North Allegheny High School.
North Catholic regains top spot in volleyball coaches association’s Class 2A rankings
A section clash last week between WPIAL heavyweights produced a change at the top of the latest Western Pa. Volleyball Coaches Association Class 2A rankings released Monday morning.

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Deer Lakes’ Kyle Blackwell (7) battles Derry’s Gabe Carbonara at the net during their match on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
Deer Lakes’ junior-heavy volleyball lineup gaining experience early on
Deer Lakes’ boys volleyball team had a special season in 2021, going 7-0 en route to winning a Section 2-2A title and earning a trip to the WPIAL playoffs.

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Derry’s Matt Rhoades sets a pass during the Trojans’ game against Deer Lakes on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Derry Area High School.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for April 14, 2022: Key section volleyball matches on tap
April 14, 2022
Thursday marks another busy night of WPIAL boys volleyball as section play inches closer to the midway point of the regular season.

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