Volleyball

Serra Catholic’s Maria Goldstein and Caitlyn Cooley lift the trophy after defeating Bishop Canevin in the WPIAL Class A championship match Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023 at Peters Township.
Serra Catholic defeats Bishop Canevin to capture school’s 1st WPIAL volleyball title
November 4, 2023
For the Serra Catholic volleyball team, the wait for the program’s first WPIAL title was totally worth it.

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Montour’s Jaxon Camp (22) celebrates with Matt Marcinko after a goal against Kiski Area in last year’s playoffs.
High school roundup for Nov. 1, 2023: Montour, Burrell, Shady Side Academy make states
November 1, 2023
Jaxon Camp scored a pair of second-half goals to break open a tie game and send fifth-seeded Montour to the state tournament with a 3-1 victory over No. 11 Franklin Regional in the WPIAL Class 3A third-place match Wednesday night.

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North Allegheny’s Marin Dunaway celebrates with Avery Butcher after scoring against Pine-Richland on Oct. 19 in Pine.
North Allegheny answers challenge from Pine-Richland, rolls into WPIAL volleyball finals
Pine-Richland gave North Allegheny a stern test in the second set of Wednesday’s WPIAL Class 4A girls volleyball semifinal and the Tigers responded like six-time defending state champions.

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Serra Catholic’s Maria Goldstein hits against Greensburg Central Catholic in a WPIAL Class A girls volleyball semifinal Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023.
Serra Catholic returns to WPIAL finals with hard-fought 5-set win over Greensburg Central Catholic
The third time wasn’t the charm for Greensburg Central Catholic. And, even though it took five sets, Serra Catholic made sure of it.

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Pine-Richland’s Kaylee Oglan scores past North Allegheny’s Molly Robertson on Oct. 19.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Nov. 1, 2023: Title game rematch in girls volleyball
A busy month of district and state postseason fall sports action begins on this first day of November with volleyball final four matches and boys soccer consolation contests.

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Penn-Trafford senior Ella Dindak
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Penn-Trafford’s Ella Dindak
October 30, 2023
Coming into the year, expectations were high for a Penn-Trafford girls volleyball team that lost in the Class 4A semifinals last year.

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Members of the Quaker Valley girls volleyball team qualified for the 2023 WPIAL playoffs.
Quaker Valley junior’s coat drive, other efforts help new arrivals to Western Pa.
October 29, 2023
Quaker Valley junior Molly MacDonald combines her athletic skills with a strong sense of altruism.

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Penn Hills grad reaches out to South African kids via volleyball
Alain Tamo-Noche immensely enjoyed his experience in Cape Town, South Africa. The Central State University student and Penn Hills graduate taught young people how to play volleyball.

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Pine-Richland’s Kaylee Oglan scores past North Allegheny’s Marin Dunaway on Oct. 19 in Pine.
                                Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
After sluggish start, Pine-Richland found grove to make playoff push
It’s important for coaches to have the pulse of their team, and Pine-Richland girls volleyball coach Angela Seman could sense something wasn’t quite right.

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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review 
                                Pine-Richland senior volleyball players cut a ribbon to open the school’s new gymnasium before a match against North Allegheny on Oct. 19 in Pine. <strong>Story, Page 11</strong>
New gym worth wait for Pine-Richland athletes
Pine-Richland girls volleyball coach Angela Seman kept hearing that it would be worth the wait as her team waited for their opportunity to play in its newly renovated gym.

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Senior captain wraps up North Hills career having made mark on volleyball program
October 21, 2023
Giana Cutenese is putting the final touches on her high school volleyball career. And while it’s one that may not finish with championships or deep playoff runs, it is one to be proud of for the North Hills senior.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger hits against Deer Lakes’ Michaela Perallo on Oct. 3.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff field finalized
October 19, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season is over and the postseason begins next week with 70 teams vying for district gold.

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Freeport’s Alaina Whitlinger scores past South Park’s Sydney Kwolek during their match on Aug. 28.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff picture through Oct. 17, 2023
October 17, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season will be over after Thursday.

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Freeport head coach Tom Phillips speaks to the team before playing Deer Lakes on Oct. 3, 2023, at Freeport Area Middle School.
Bishop Canevin regains top spot in final volleyball coaches association WPIAL Class A girls poll
October 16, 2023
North Allegheny, Hampton, Freeport and Bishop Canevin finish at the top of their respective rankings in the final Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association WPIAL girls top-10 polls released Monday morning.

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Freeport girls volleyball coach Tom Phillips said winning the National Federation of High School’s Pennsylvania Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year was the cherry on top of a great season in 2022.
PIAA names Freeport’s Phillips Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year for 2022
October 15, 2023
The Freeport girls volleyball team continued the storied tradition of the program in 2022, winning its 18th straight section title, its seventh WPIAL title since 2010, and the second state championship (2017) in school history.

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The 2023 Quaker Valley girls volleyball team.
Quaker Valley volleyball looks to carry momentum into postseason
The Quaker Valley girls volleyball team picked up where it left off last season.

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Norwin’s Lauren Palangio goes up at the net in front of Kiski Area’s Cora Coleman during a match last season.
                                Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Norwin girls volleyball keeps up the fight
October 14, 2023
Norwin’s girls volleyball team was fighting for a playoff spot in Section 3-4A as the regular season winded toward a mid-October finish.

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North Allegheny’s Molly Robertson goes up for a block against Shaler on Sept. 5.
WPIAL girls volleyball playoff clinchings through Oct. 12, 2023
October 12, 2023
The 2023 WPIAL girls volleyball regular season has a week and a half remaining.

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Freeport girls volleyball sweeps Derry, moves closer to another section title
October 10, 2023
The Freeport girls volleyball team hadn’t allowed a Section 5-2A foe to win a set through 10 matches.

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North Allegheny’s Mackenzie Jones sets against Shaler on Sept. 5, 2023, at North Allegheny High School.
Frazier new No. 1 team in Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class A rankings
October 9, 2023
Frazier girls volleyball remained undefeated in Section 2-A last Thursday with a 3-1 win over California.

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