2015 Girls High School Volleyball Preview

Players, teams and storylines to watch and preseason rankings.

about 21 hours ago

 South Fayette's Marissa France was a third-team All-Section 6 selection last season.

South/West Xtra: South Fayette looks to carry on tradition

The girls volleyball team has been a regular in postseason play and looks for more of the same this season.

about 21 hours ago

 Charlotte Madson's busy summer was nothing new for this Upper St. Clair tennis player.

South Xtra: Upper St. Clair senior goes that extra mile to improve

Charlotte Madson hoping summer tournaments translate into WPIAL success.

about 21 hours ago

 Alyvia Kluska, a top WPIAL tennis player last year at Greensburg Central Catholic, moved with her sister Michaela to White Sulfur Spring, W.Va.

East Xtra: Loss of sisters leaves a big hole in Greensburg Central Catholic's lineup

Centurions forced to deal with the departure of top tennis sisters Alyvia and Michaela Kluska.

about 21 hours ago

East Xtra: Former Latrobe coach takes over at Hempfield Area

Jenny Feiertag returns to coaching to lead a talented Spartans’ girls volleyball team.

about 21 hours ago

West Xtra: Beaver Area ready to make run at WPIAL playoffs

Experience and depth could be keys to a successful run for Bobcats’ girls tennis team.

about 21 hours ago

 Shady Side Academy's Ananya Dua could become the third consecutive individual to win at least two WPIAL Class AAA titles this season.

North Xtra: Shady Side senior looks to join impressive ranks

Ananya Dua hoping to become only the fourth WPIAL player to repeat as PIAA singles champion.

about 21 hours ago

 Sophomore middle hitter Erin Williams is one of Avonworth's 6-foot players.

North Xtra: Avonworth ready to tower over its opposition

Coach Doug Vandervort could have the tallest girls volleyball team in the WPIAL.

about 21 hours ago

Montour volleyball coach retained, despite complaint

A family said coach Kirsten Burkes cut two sisters from the team improperly.

2 weeks ago

West Xtra: New Moon Area AD ready to move in and take over

Justin Hickey up for the challenge of directing athletics program.

2 weeks ago

North/West Xtra: Sewickley Academy hockey team steps it up

Competition will be fierce this season for the Panthers as they return to PIHL play and Penguins Cup competition.

2 weeks ago

South/West Xtra: Rich returns 'home' to be Trinity athletic director

Ricci Rich, 36, leaves Moon Area to take his dream job at Trinity.

2 weeks ago

South Xtra: Elizabeth Forward youth stands out at AAU Olympics

Ashlei Walsh one of four Warriors to compete in national meet in Virginia.

2 weeks ago

North/South/East/West Xtra: Local teams move around in new-look PIHL

Before last season, the PIHL radically altered its format for determining team placement throughout its three classifications.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: Deer Lakes drops varsity hockey program

Despite having the second-best record in PIHL Class A hockey last season, Lancers will field only a junior varsity team.

3 weeks ago

North Xtra: North Allegheny junior turns in strong effort in Fargo

Jake Woodley places fourth at 170 pounds in a return trip to USA Wrestling Cadet National Championships.

3 weeks ago

South Xtra: New Canon-McMillan coach hopes to continue hockey program's success

Former Pitt club hockey coach Joe Rodella takes over for defending Class AAA PIHL champion.

3 weeks ago

 Greater Latrobe's Luke Pletcher, shown controlling Parkland's Ethan Lizak at the Powerade Christmas Tournament in December, has decided to wrestle at Ohio State next year.

East Xtra: Star wrestler from Latrobe chooses Ohio State

Luke Pletcher, ranked No. 2 in the nation at his weight, has verbally committed to Ohio State.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: WPIAL, PIAA champ to coach at Plum

Wrestling standout, former Burrell coach Joe Makara takes over Mustangs’ wrestling program.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Former Gateway, Pitt standout steps in at Ellis School

Shayla Scott hoping to transcend her will to succeed onto her students as new athletic director.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Kiski Area reinstates varsity hockey program

Kiski Area dropped its varsity program in an effort to rebuild the young team. Now with more experience, the Cavaliers are bringing it back.

3 weeks ago

East Xtra: Fox Chapel tournament a success for Franklin Regional seniors

Natalia Perry and Rochan Ramesh win singles titles in USTA event.

3 weeks ago