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December 8, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
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April 20, 1987 | By Carole C. Cary, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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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.
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March 29, 1990 | By Monica L. Williams, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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March 19, 1991 | by Marianne Costantinou, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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April 29, 1991 | By John Roach, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 18, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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April 3, 1989 | By David Porter, Special to The Inquirer
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.
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November 13, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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March 6, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
RORY MCILROY says he should have finished his second round at the Honda Classic, telling Sports Illustrated that "it was not the right thing to do" to walk out after eight holes of his second round. McIlroy was 7-over for the round and headed toward another missed cut when he hit his second shot into the water on the 18th and abruptly withdrew without finishing the hole. On his way to the parking lot, he told reporters that his head was not in the right place. He later issued a statement that his wisdom tooth was causing pain.
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January 16, 2013 | BY SAM WOOD, Philly.com
A FORMER star athlete at Temple has filed a federal suit against the school, claiming that she was kicked off the volleyball team and had her scholarship revoked after she reported that her ex-boyfriend, a Temple football player, assaulted her and threatened to kill her. Emily Frazer was a starting middle blocker and team server as a sophomore on the 2011 Owls volleyball team, according to the school's website. On Jan. 21, 2011, Frazer was visiting a fellow student in the Cecil B. Moore dormitory building when there was a knock on the door.
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December 14, 2012
Liz Brenner had 17 kills and 17 digs Thursday night to help fifth-seeded Oregon sweep the final three sets and upset top-seeded Penn State in the NCAA Division I women's volleyball semifinals in Louisville, Ky. The Ducks (30-4) won, 21-25, 30-28, 25-22, 25-19, to advance to the title game Saturday night against third-seeded Texas (28-4), a five-set winner over unseeded Michigan (27-12). Ariel Scott had 18 kills for Penn State (33-3). The Nittany Lions had won four consecutive national titles from 2007-10.
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November 30, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Penn State's women's volleyball team, the Big Ten champion, hosts Binghamton on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Nittany Lions are 29-2 and seeded No. 1 in the tournament while the Bearcats (13-17) qualified by upsetting Albany, 3-0, on Nov. 25 in the America East championship final. Penn State, which will host the first and second rounds of the tournament, takes on Binghamton at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Yale and Bowling Green play in the earlier match, at 5 p.m. The winners of each match are scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner of that game advancing to the regional Dec. 7-8 at Purdue.
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November 18, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
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.
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November 18, 2012 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Williamstown topped Hunterdon Central in straight games Saturday to earn the Group 4 girls' volleyball state championship at Demarest. The state title was Williamstown's first since 2010, and its third overall in three trips to the finals. Williamstown had to work for its victory against Hunterdon Central, which has appeared in six of the last eight state finals. The Braves won the first game, 28-26, before clinching the championship in the second with a 26-24 win. Williamstown was led by Meg Kinee, Amanda Myers, Nicole Thatcher, Kat Wolf, and Idi Uffen.
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October 24, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Head coaches of Philadelphia's City Six basketball teams have scheduled the inaugural Coaches vs. Cancer preseason luncheon for Nov. 1 at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken. The coaches will preview the coming season for their teams. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Monica Johnson at monica.johnson@cancer.org . Owls host runners. Temple will host the Atlantic Ten Conference cross-country championships Saturday in Fairmount Park, with the men's 8-kilometer and women's 5K races on Belmont Plateau.
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October 9, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kat Wolf never gets to rise above the net and spike home a winner for the Williamstown volleyball team. But as a setter, the senior plays a key role in the Braves' success. She had a team-best 57 digs and 304 assists through Friday as Williamstown fashioned a 16-1 record. Question: How long have you been playing volleyball? Answer: I didn't really start until freshman year. I went to some clinics and camps when I was younger but didn't play for a team. Q: What's so special about being the setter?
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September 19, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
Temple will be tested this season in women's basketball, facing 13 teams that reached the postseason in 2011-12, including six that went to the NCAA tournament. The Owls posted a 23-10 record last season, advancing to the third round of the WNIT. They finished second in the Atlantic 10 regular season but lost to Dayton in the semifinals of the conference tournament. In a schedule announced Tuesday, Temple will play four home games in November. During their final season in the A-10, the Owls will play 14 of the 15 possible conference opponents, including new members Virginia Commonwealth (home)
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