December 8, 1998 |
The NJSIAA yesterday voted against moving girls' volleyball from the fall to the spring. NJSIAA executive director Boyd Sands said the proposal to move the sport to the spring was defeated, 193-77, during the organization's annual business meeting. A simple majority was needed for a change to be enacted. "The girls will continue to play in the fall," Sands said. "It's been popular in the fall. " The plan to move the sport was cosponsored by Toms River schools athletic director Bill Lundy and East Brunswick athletic director Frank Noppenberger.
April 20, 1987 |
For many student athletes, spring means softball, baseball and tennis. But in the girls' Catholic high schools, it also means volleyball, a game that most leagues play in the fall. Girls and their coaches at the schools said that although they liked spring volleyball, it didn't allow them to compete with Public League players or to be active when scouts recruit in the fall. The Catholic League has been playing spring football since 1966, when the league began. The regular volleyball season "begins in March and has been like that for as long as I can remember," said Bridget Fischbein, volleyball coach at Cardinal O'Hara High School.
May 28, 2010
In only its second year as a varsity program, Palumbo can call itself the District 12 boys' volleyball champion. The Griffins received 45 digs and 10 service points from Sam Tram and 15 kills along with five blocks to beat Southern, 28-26, 15-25, 25-20 and 29-27, on Thursday at Community College of Philadelphia. Palumbo is undefeated and had to work to stay that way, especially in the final game. "Hustle. That's the only word I can give you is nonstop hustle," Griffins coach E.J. Goldstein said.
March 29, 1990 |
The team had been playing volleyball continuously for more than 24 hours, but that did not seem to affect its game. One by one, more than 15 teams had stepped up to play these 30 men who seemed never to grow tired. Team member Joseph Cartin said that within 25 hours, he managed only to take a one-hour nap and a shower, but that he did not mind. "It's just good being here and knowing why we're here," said Cartin, a junior at Temple University's Ambler campus. "This makes it all worthwhile.
March 19, 1991 |
Bernard J. Billmers, the spirit of volleyball games in the park, died Friday after a sudden illness. He was 63 and lived in Kensington. He was known as "Bernie. " Few even knew his last name. But thousands of Philadelphians over the past two decades have played alongside him at volleyball nets he set up, said a pal of 20 years, Chuck Gallun. No matter what the weather, Daylight Saving Time was official Volleyball- in-the-Park Season as far as Bernie was concerned. For the last decade, he was not only a fixture at weeknight and Sunday afternoon games in Glendenning Rock Garden off Kelly Drive in Fairmount Park, he brought the fixtures.
April 29, 1991 |
In one corner of Haverford High's gym Saturday morning, Harry S Truman's Blevin Patel sat transfixed by the volleyball match between two teams from the Allentown area that were unfamiliar to him. At the opposite corner of the gym from Patel, Souderton's Gerry Singer and Brent Lapp and several of their teammates were watching a team they knew by reputation, Emmaus High, the fourth-ranked team in Pennsylvania. Souderton's team is ranked seventh in the state. Having defeated one top-10 team already this season, Singer and Lapp were hoping their team could leapfrog another.
November 18, 2012 |
Sterling won in straight games at home Friday to win its state Group 2 girls' volleyball semifinal against the defending champion, River Dell. The Silver Knights took the first game, 25-18, before putting River Dell away, 25-17, in the second game. Cari Applegate led Sterling to the win with 10 kills. Lori Gorczynski contributed 25 assists. Melanie Kaiser picked up 12 digs, and Emily Kriebel added seven kills. Sterling will face Demarest in Saturday's final. Last season, the Knights advanced to its first Group 2 championship match before losing to River Dell.
April 3, 1989 |
Look for sports that fit comfortably in the same sentence - such as, say, diving and swimming - and one of the most unlikely combinations would be football and volleyball. Mention the two in the same breath, and you can be sure to draw blank stares from most people. Unless, of course, you're Doug Shobert, former Central Bucks West and Temple quarterback, and now C.B. West volleyball coach. "Being the setter (in volleyball) is the exact same thing as being a quarterback," said Shobert, who still holds football career records at Temple for pass completions and completion percentage.
November 13, 1999 |
Villa Maria Academy's volleyball season ended in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class AAA state tournament yesterday at Shippensburg University. After winning their pool in Thursday's first-day action, the Hurricanes (27-4) dropped three consecutive matches yesterday. Villa Maria lost to Chambersburg, Conestoga Valley and eventual champion Susquehannock. Villa Maria, which has won four consecutive PIAA District 1 titles, won the state championship in 1996. The Hurricanes placed fifth in the state last year and second in 1997.