Volleyball

The North Allegheny girls volleyball team celebrates after winning the PIAA Class 4A championship Nov. 16, 2019, at Cumberland Valley.
North Allegheny wins 3rd straight PIAA girls volleyball championship
November 16, 2019
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP — North Allegheny had a tougher road but came out on top in its quest for a PIAA girls volleyball three-peat.

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Freeport’s Lauren Lampus (14) competes against North Catholic during PIAA 2A semifinal gamr Nov. 12, 2019 at North Allegheny.
Freeport, Knoch volleyball teams reflect on PIAA runs
Only 16 high school girls volleyball teams were left standing last Tuesday as the four classifications moved to the semifinal round of the PIAA playoffs.

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The North Catholic girls volleyball team celebrates after defeating North Penn Liberty, 3-2, in the PIAA Class 2A title game Nov. 16, 2019, at Cumberland Valley.
North Catholic rallies to capture 1st PIAA Class 2A volleyball crown
SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP — North Catholic overcame a slow start and rallied from two sets down to defeat North Penn Liberty and capture the program’s first PIAA Class 2A girls volleyball championship Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Dome at Cumberland Valley High School.

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Brett Powers (14) competes for the Brentwood soccer team during the 2019 season.
South Hills soccer, volleyball coaches praise unsung heroes
November 15, 2019
There usually is at least one of these athletes on every team.

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Oakland Catholic senior Taylor Cigna signed to play volleyball at Colgate on Nov. 13, 2019. She was joined by, from left, her dad, John, sister Maddy and brother, Zach. Her mother, Laurie, died four years ago after a battle with breast cancer.
Oakland Catholic’s Taylor Cigna commits to Colgate volleyball
November 14, 2019
Taylor Cigna didn’t expect to hear everything she wanted when she visited Colgate.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar records a kill during the WPIAL Class AAAA championship match.
North Allegheny keeps hopes of PIAA volleyball 3-peat alive
November 12, 2019
The North Allegheny girls volleyball team captured PIAA gold the past two seasons, and the Tigers will go after their third consecutive crown and sixth in program history after defeating Landisville Hempfield 3-1 in a Class AAAA semifinal match Tuesday at Altoona High School.

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Knoch’s Rory McCune (right) blocks a shot against Palmyra during the Knights’ PIAA Class AAA semifinal.
Palmyra ends Knoch’s volleyball season in state semifinals
Things started well for the Knoch girls volleyball team in Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA semifinal against Palmyra at Altoona High School.

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North Catholic’s Jayden Sharpless controls the ball in front of Yough’s Nicole Croushore during the girls WPIAL Class AA finals.
High school roundup for Nov. 9, 2019: Jayden Sharpless leads North Catholic girls soccer into PIAA semifinals
November 9, 2019
Jayden Sharpless had a goal and two assists to lead WPIAL champion North Catholic to a convincing 5-0 PIAA Class AA girls soccer quarterfinals victory over Bald Eagle Area on Saturday.

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Freeport senior Lauren Lampus had the match-ending kill in a PIAA first-round matchup with Brookville on Tuesday.
Freeport refocuses, gets set for PIAA volleyball quarterfinals
November 8, 2019
After two emotional and physically draining five-set matches to cap the WPIAL playoffs, senior outside hitter Lauren Lampus and the other Freeport girls volleyball team members were happy to take care of business in straightforward fashion Tuesday in the first round of the PIAA tournament.

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Bishop Canevin’s Abbie Maziarz spikes over Fort Cherry’s Allie McKean during the WPIAL Class A volleyball championship match. The Crusaders won 3-1 for their third consecutive title.
Strong senior class, young players help Bishop Canevin volleyball 3-peat
November 7, 2019
For the third season in a row, the Bishop Canevin girls volleyball team saw its season end abruptly in the first round of the PIAA Class A tournament. Bishop Carroll defeated the Crusaders in four sets last Tuesday.

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North Allegheny’s Paige Morningstar records a kill past Canon-McMillan’s Samantha Parker during the WPIAL Class AAAA girls volleyball championships Nov. 2 at Fox Chapel.
North Allegheny volleyball shakes off WPIAL title loss, turns focus to states
Seeing a 65-match losing streak end wasn’t ideal for North Allegheny girls volleyball coach Heidi Miller.

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Freeport’s Mackensey Jack with a kill past Brookville’s Maggie Mackins during girls 2-A PIAA volleyball first round action Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Shaler Area High School.
Freeport volleyball shakes off ‘WPIAL hangover,’ cruises in first-round PIAA match
November 5, 2019
After having to come back from two-set deficits to win in the WPIAL semifinals and finals last week,the Freeport girls volleyball team had a much less stressful opening to the state playoffs.

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Plum’s Makayla Jackson (27) competes against Norwin on Sept. 3, 2019, at Norwin.
Plum’s Jackson gives verbal commitment to Pitt volleyball
For Plum’s Makayla Jackson, Pitt is it.

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Knoch’s Hannah Rowe holds the championship trophy after beating Thomas Jefferson during the WPIAL Class AAA girls volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Knoch girls volleyball beats Thomas Jefferson for 3rd straight WPIAL title
November 2, 2019
In its playoff run, Knoch girls volleyball proved how strong a team it is by grinding out wins without standout hitters Kennedy Christy and Hannah Rowe.

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Bishop Canevin celebrates after beating Fort Cherry in Game 2 during the WPIAL Class A girls volleyball championships Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Bishop Canevin tops Fort Cherry for 3rd straight WPIAL volleyball title
Bishop Canevin has reached the WPIAL Class A girls volleyball finals in each of the past eight seasons.

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North Allegheny, Canon-McMillan to meet for WPIAL Class 4A volleyball title
November 1, 2019
WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball championship

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Bishop Canevin’s Alexa Malloy reached the 1,000 career kills milestone on Sept. 26, 2019.
Bishop Canevin, Fort Cherry set to square off in WPIAL Class A volleyball final
WPIAL Class A girls volleyball championship

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Gateway’s Rachel Passalinqua (18) spikes against Armstrong Sept. 26, 2019 at Gateway.
Framework for success in place for Gateway girls volleyball team
The Gateway girls volleyball team may not have ended its season in a satisfying manner, but coach Phil Randolph believes his program is on its way to success.

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Franklin Regional’s Hannah Flick puts a shot on Knoch’s Rory McCune during their WPIAL Class AAA semifinal Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at North Allegheny High School.
Franklin Regional sets sights on ‘new horizon’ after section title, WPIAL playoff run
The last week of October was a roller coaster ride of triumph and downfall for the Franklin Regional girls volleyball team.

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Freeport’s Macensey Jack blocks the shot of Avonworth’s Lexie Auth during WPIAL AA volleyball semifinal action at North Allegheny High School.
Freeport hungry for WPIAL girls volleyball title
The Freeport girls volleyball team celebrated Thursday’s come-from-behind 3-2 victory over Avonworth in the WPIAL Class AA semifinals at North Allegheny with a trip to Chick-fil-A.

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