Volleyball

Belle Vernon’s Tyler Mocello will take part in the WPIAL semifinals Monday.
What to watch for Sept. 27, 2021: Boys head to WPIAL golf semis
September 26, 2021
The district individual golf postseason continues Monday with the WPIAL Class AAA boys semifinals.

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Young Quaker Valley volleyball team gaining experience, momentum
Quaker Valley is in the midst of a rebuilding project in girls volleyball this season.

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Shaler’s Tia Bozzo (10) celebrates with teammates during the 2020 WPIAL Class 4A championship match.
Momentum keeps building for Shaler volleyball team
There was no use lamenting an opportunity lost for Shaler setter Tia Bozzo.

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Hampton’s Kai Herchenroether was lauded Sept. 13 as a Class 3A player of the week by the Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association.
Strong start in section, tournament play helps Hampton volleyball vault to No. 1 ranking
September 25, 2021
Hampton opened its section schedule in girls volleyball with a pair of impressive victories, blanking Highlands and Knoch by 3-0 scores in early September.

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Hempfield volleyball coaches Payton Hileman (left) and head coach Ashten Flynn (right) pose for a photo in the Hempfield gymnasium during the 2021 season.
Longtime friends Flynn, Hileman looking to coach Hempfield girls volleyball to success
September 22, 2021
Friends since birth? Well, perhaps not that far back.

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Burrell’s Taylor Barr spikes past Knock’s Karlee Buterbaugh (33) and Brynnae Coe on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at Knoch High School.
Burrell girls volleyball building momentum under 1st-year coach
Burrell girls volleyball hit the victory column for the first time last Wednesday under new coach Alyson Shirey.

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Derry girls volleyball aims to continue long run of postseason berths
September 21, 2021
Call Derry girls volleyball coach Brock Smith a perfectionist of sorts, though it’s far from a flawless setting.

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Freeport’s Amber Shirey digs the ball in a match with Highlands on Sept. 9, 2021, at Highlands High School.
Volleyball coaches association releases Week 3 WPIAL girls rankings
September 20, 2021
The Western Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association released its WPIAL girls top-10 poll for Week 3 on Monday, and there is a change at the top in Class 3A.

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The Riverview girls volleyball team listens to coach Emily Konter in a timeout during a Section 1-4A match at Apollo-Ridge on Sept. 15, 2021.
Riverview girls volleyball riding high after defeating No. 8 Apollo-Ridge
September 19, 2021
The Riverview girls volleyball team is not the biggest in terms of roster numbers with just 14 from freshmen to seniors, but the Raiders are playing big so far in the 2021 season.

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Rebecca Hess scores past Bishop Canevin’s Kyla Hartoyo during their match Sept. 13.
Greensburg CC girls volleyball has sights set on WPIAL title after falling short last season
September 15, 2021
It’s not likely to be a situation where a new coach inherits a talented team, then appears to be a genius if the team goes on to new heights.

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Freeport’s Josie Russo goes up for a hit against Highlands on Sept. 9, 2021, at Highlands High School.
Volleyball coaches association releases Week 2 WPIAL girls rankings
September 13, 2021
The Western PA Volleyball Coaches Association’s WPIAL girls volleyball top-10 rankings for Week 2 were released Monday morning after the opening week of section competition, additional nonsection matches and a quartet of tournaments Saturday.

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With strong senior class, Valley volleyball looking to pick up wins on, off court
At Valley, life lessons are handed out as frequently as volleyball lessons by coach April Stone.

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The outdoor court at Kennedy Park in Vandergrift, named in memory of longtime area volleyball coach Ellen Toy, will host the Kiski Area and Norwin girls volleyball teams Monday evening.
Kiski Area, Norwin volleyball teams ‘fired up’ to play in special outdoor event
September 12, 2021
The Kiski Area and Norwin girls volleyball teams are set to meet Monday, but not in the usual gymnasium setting.

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Norwin girls volleyball motivated to find success
September 11, 2021
Years ago, Norwin’s girls volleyball program was the standard bearer for WPIAL championships.

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Franklin Regional girls volleyball embraces changes
It’s not exactly a hot take by Rachel Frye, the new Franklin Regional girls volleyball coach, when she says her team will be watched by many this season.

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Patience required as Fox Chapel volleyball program rebuilds
The key word for the Fox Chapel girls volleyball program this year — and maybe even next year — is patience.

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Leechburg’s Kalli Grine returns for the 2021 season.
Leechburg’s Grine relies on height, skills, confidence for promising senior season
September 10, 2021
Kalli Grine has been the tallest girl in her class dating to elementary school, so she always has been an intimidating presence on the volleyball court.

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Sisters on the Apollo-Ridge girls volleyball team are (from left) Maeggie Wysocki, Morghan Wysocki, Brinley Toland, Kylar Toland, Cheryl Gerheim and Isabel Gerheim.
3 sets of sisters help bolster lineup for Apollo-Ridge girls volleyball
September 9, 2021
The Apollo-Ridge girls volleyball team will be a sister act this fall.

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Volleyball coaches association releases Week 1 rankings as WPIAL kicks off regular season
September 6, 2021
It was a busy opening weekend to the 2021 season for many WPIAL girls volleyball teams with dual-match and tournament action.

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Young St. Joseph girls volleyball team building toward future
Because the covid-19 pandemic delayed fall sports in 2020, the St. Joseph girls volleyball team had one practice and went right into games. Needless to say, a more normal schedule this year was welcomed.

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