Volleyball

Latrobe girls volleyball coach Drew Vosefski (left) and his squad celebrate a 3-0 sweep of Highlands last month.
Talented Latrobe girls volleyball out to prove last year was not a ‘flash in the pan’
October 9, 2023
Latrobe girls volleyball has something to prove this season.

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Senior Hailey Depkon digs a ball during a defensive drill while fellow senior Kate Joyce waits to take her turn during a Plum girls volleyball practice Oct. 4, 2023, at Plum High School.
Young Plum girls volleyball team growing up fast in time for WPIAL playoffs
October 7, 2023
When Rachel Satira was hired as head coach of the Plum girls volleyball team, she knew the team would be young with some growing to do to get to where it wanted to be.

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Hampton sophomore setter Lilly Muczinski has helped the undefeated Talbots to a No. 1 ranking in the WPIAL and a No. 2 ranking in the state in Class 3A.
Hampton sophomore sets stage for volleyball team’s formidable front line
Hampton’s Lilly Muczinski knew early on what position she wanted to play in volleyball.

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Deer Lakes’ Laney Dineff sets against Freeport on Tuesday.
Freeport volleyball rolls past Deer Lakes, stays perfect in section play
October 4, 2023
The Freeport girls volleyball team didn’t let visiting Deer Lakes gain any momentum in a Section 5-2A match Tuesday at Freeport Middle School.

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The Canon-McMillan girls volleyball team captured the South Fayette tourament title Saturday, defeating Peters Township in the finals.
Girls volleyball rankings: Section races heat up for stretch run to WPIAL playoffs
October 2, 2023
There were no changes at the top in each of the four WPIAL classifications as the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 5 polls Monday morning.

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Gateways’ Alice Childs hits against Plum last season.
Gateway volleyball team working to take one step further
October 1, 2023
The Gateway girls volleyball program finds itself in a similar position to last year. However, this time, the Gators are looking to take an additional step forward.

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Southmoreland junior volleyball player Taylor Doppelheuer
Westmoreland County athletes of the week: Southmoreland’s Taylor Doppelheuer, Yough’s Isaac Pacacha
Taylor Doppelheuer

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North Allegheny’s Jamie Frisco plays against Shaler on Sept. 5.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Sept. 26, 2023: Seneca Valley, North Allegheny square off again on court
September 25, 2023
Last week, Seneca Valley met North Allegheny for first place in their section in both boys and girls soccer.

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Freeport’s Grace Beach digs a volley against South Park during their match Aug. 28, 2023, at Freeport.
Serra Catholic ascends to No. 1 in coaches association WPIAL Class A girls rankings
There is a change at the top in Class A as the Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its Week 4 WPIAL girls rankings Monday morning.

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Seniors on the 2023 Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball team include, in front, from left, Gabrielle Breisinger, Charlotte Rockwell, Tirli Abercrombie, Eliah Lippincott, Mia Fox; in back, Mckenna Haggerty, Alexa Albin Abigail Ondo, Rylie Sippey and Bailey Spell.
With senior-loaded lineup, Thomas Jefferson in position to claim another section title
September 24, 2023
Thomas Jefferson has won 25 section titles in girls volleyball in school history.

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                                Penn-Trafford junior Ella Dindak (16) sets the ball against North Allegheny in the 2022 WPIAL Class 4A semifinals.
Penn-Trafford volleyball looking good after challenging early season schedule
Penn-Trafford dropped two nonconference girls volleyball matches early this season to Pine-Richland and North Catholic.

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North Hills’ Addyson Wrigley blocks against Butler last season.
North Hills girls volleyball in midst of breakthrough season
September 23, 2023
A year after Matt White took over a struggling North Hills girls volleyball program, his imprint has already been made.

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Bethel Park’s Gabby Gealey (24) is a senior member of the girls volleyball team.
Bethel Park volleyball ‘young but competitive’ so far this season
Bethel Park was a veteran girls volleyball squad in 2022 with eight seniors and three juniors. The Black Hawks finished 10-6 overall and 6-4 in Section 2-4A as Peters Township and Canon-McMillan tied for first at 9-1.

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Abby Tucker (33) and Julia Murdy (16) compete for the Canon-McMillan girls volleyball team during the 2023 season.
Leaders hang on to top spots in latest coaches association WPIAL girls volleyball rankings
September 18, 2023
North Allegheny, Hampton, Freeport and Bishop Canevin each held on to their No. 1 rankings in the latest Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association WPIAL girls top-10 polls released Monday morning.

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Southmoreland volleyball enjoying great season under coaching of Kurtz
September 17, 2023
Tom Kurtz was working at a volleyball match last year when he noticed how well the Southmoreland girls were playing.

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With AD stepping in as coach, Penn Hills volleyball looking to learn
Stephanie Strauss doesn’t want coaching the Penn Hills girls volleyball program to be a long-term gig. But Strauss has enjoyed being back on the sidelines.

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Burrell middle hitter Addy Ruscek practices Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.
Burrell volleyball team hopes to keep momentum going with tough section schedule ahead
September 11, 2023
In starting 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Section 5-2A with victories over Ligonier Valley and the Neighborhood Academy, and earning a top-six finish against mostly higher-classification schools at Saturday’s Moon tournament, the Burrell girls volleyball team won 15 of 18 sets to start the season.

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Coaches association releases latest WPIAL girls volleyball rankings
With section play in full swing, teams in all four WPIAL girls volleyball classifications are making their move with impact victories on the court.

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Franklin Regional volleyball boasts young roster with great chemistry
September 9, 2023
With only three returning starters, the Franklin Regional girls volleyball team will have to build experience match by match.

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Norwin’s Addi Matovich spikes against Kiski during Pack the Park event Aug. 29 on the Ellen Toy grass court at Vandergrift’s Kennedy Park.
Norwin notebook: Volleyball team honored to again take part in outdoor game
Mary Ellen Ferragonio knew her team was taking part in an event that was as unique as it was celebratory.

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