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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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April 20, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
When Johnny Shamir walks into the gym, members of the opposing team notice. Shamir is 6-foot-1, with long hair and a beard, so many compare his look to Jesus. It's different. Since the Eastern High School volleyball player brings an intimidating appearance onto the court, opponents often look to stop him first, and that opens up space for the rest of the team. As for his own play, Shamir often takes a subtle approach. "It doesn't really matter how hard you hit the ball as long as it hits the ground," said Shamir, who also is known by his Hebrew name, Tsur.
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April 11, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
When Robert Macauley was a sophomore, he was a member of the Pennsauken High School boys' volleyball practice squad. That's remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that there is a Pennsauken High School boys' volleyball practice squad. "We have a varsity, a JV, a freshman team, and a practice squad," Pennsauken coach Jack Killion said of one of South Jersey's more remarkable athletic programs. Killion said 65 boys are members of the Indians program, and he can't fit them all on the three official rosters.
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April 7, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, Staff Writer
Eastern's boys' volleyball team defeated host Pennsauken, 3-0, Tuesday in an Olympic Conference clash. Jared Jordan led Pennsauken with 15 digs while Tuan Nguyen recorded a game-high 16 assists to accompany three kills. Andy Tran also supplied four kills. Nonleague. Washington Township earned a 3-0 win over host Clearview behind Tyler Dolgos' 24 assists and two kills. Roman Jastrzebski contributed five blocks and five kills for the Minutemen while Mike Gallagher bagged six kills, four digs and two blocks.
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February 3, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Columnist
AT ONE POINT, all Gabby Pethokoukis really wanted out of life was to "just start feeling normal again. " Sounds simple enough. But maybe not when you've been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer near the end of your sophomore year at Villanova. A cancer that most often is diagnosed in people from Africa, and people over 40. "When they first told me I looked it up on the Internet and I was kind of shocked," she said. "How did this happen to me? But I try not to dwell on negative things.
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November 13, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Notre Dame's volleyball team had been there before, but that did not make Wednesday any easier. The second-seeded Irish dug out of two holes before claiming their third straight PAISAA final, 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, 15-10, against No. 1 Germantown Academy at Baldwin. Shannon Quigley had 14 kills, Ali Rae added 36 assists, Allison Hendrick had 18 kills, Elise Butler paired 10 aces with 16 digs and Ashley Haas recorded 31 digs for Notre Dame. Germantown Academy's Carly Pruitt had 20 kills, eight digs and one ace. Grace Polisano added 14 kills, eight digs and one ace and Cat Polisano dished out 38 assists and had four aces.
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October 16, 2015 | By Erin Dunne, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lifting her rigidly outstretched arms to the ball, Washington Township's Kyra Bevenour sent the volleyball sailing toward teammate Megan Finucane, who propelled it over the net for a kill. As the ball landed on GCIT's side, it represented more than just another point. For Bevenour, the play in a match last month marked the 500th assist in her career. As the Minutemaids cheered and gathered together for their customary post-point hug, Bevenour smiled. To her surprise, the game stopped.
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August 16, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Chris Ruder walked onto the set, and he looked a little nervous. But he didn't miss a beat and quickly broke into his pitch. "Spikeball is poised to be the next great American sport," he said. He was on the set of Shark Tank , the reality-TV series where aspiring entrepreneurs make pitches to a team of "shark" investors (with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban the most notable). The episode featuring Ruder, CEO of Spikeball, ran this year as the Season 6 finale. "Like all great sports, Spikeball is very easy to learn, but really, really difficult to master," he said in his pitch.
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July 2, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
Volleyball is often associated with sand and surf. So why is one of the sport's biggest annual tournaments held in a Philadelphia exurb, 100 miles from the nearest shore? "We never bother to make a big deal out of it. We just kept putting on a great event, and more people kept coming to it," said Seth Kaas, one of about a dozen local players responsible for the Pottstown Rumble. His father, Ken Kaas, and some friends started the Rumble 24 years ago as a small regional tournament.
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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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