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By DAVE McMILLION | | May 6, 2012
Feeling horrified and numb, a steady stream of friends of Williamsport High School seniors Brendon Edward Colliflower and Samantha Rae Kelly turned out at the spot along Rench Road on Sunday afternoon where the two sports standouts were killed in an accident the night before. Colliflower, a pitcher on this year's Williamsport High School baseball team, and Kelly, a tennis and volleyball athlete at the school, had been to the high school's prom at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Saturday night.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | March 21, 2013
Hancock multisport athlete Sara Elizabeth Wagner is like a lot of high school seniors - one of her biggest concerns revolves around where she'll attend college. Wagner, who has played volleyball, basketball and softball for the Panthers, started using the National Collegiate Scouting Association athletic recruiting website in an effort to find a college that will allow her to continue her athletic and academic pursuits. It just so happens Wagner, a middle hitter, found a volleyball program interested in her ... and it wasn't one she expected at all. Wagner has been selected by American International Sports Teams to be part of their volleyball squad, which will carry the USA banner at United World Games 2013 in Klagenfurt, Austria, from June 20-23.
January 14, 2013
The Dig Pink Volleyball Tournament was held at Grace Academy in October to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley. The event raised $802 with a volleyball game between Grace Academy and Broadfording Christian Academy, along with bake sales during the games.
August 25, 2009
Pulse correspondent Amelia McCarty interviews participants in the teen volleyball program at the Fort Ritchie Community Center.
September 22, 2011
Volleyball The MVAL Antietam title could very well be decided on Monday when North Hagerstown (3-1, 2-0) hosts Williamsport (4-0, 3-0) in a matchup of the league's only two unbeaten teams. The Wildcats haven't dropped a game all season in sweeping its four opponents. Williamsport has been led by middle hitter Stacey Christy (3.67 kills, 2.00 blocks per game) - who leads Washington County Public Schools players in kill percentage (.427) - and outside hitter Sam Kelly, who gets it done at the net (2.33 kills)
November 3, 2000
North volleyball sweeps Wheaton By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent Friday night totally belonged to the North Hagerstown Hubs' volleyball team. It just took 50 minutes for the Hubs to sweep the Wheaton Knights 15-1, 15-6, 15-0 in the first round of the Maryland Class 3A West Region playoffs. North (11-4) will travel to South Carroll on Monday for the region quarterfinal match. North senior setter Nicole Morgan led the way with 22 assists, giving her 395 on the season and the Tri-State area lead.
By JACK HILL III | October 25, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - The James Buchanan Rockets had a hard time shaking off the Southern Fulton Indians on Monday night. However, the Rockets were still able to pull out a close victory over the Indians 15-13, 15-12 in a Pennsylvania high school volleyball match. "Last time, we lost when we were down there," James Buchanan coach Erica Piper said. "The girls knew that they had to pick it up tonight. The girls have been working hard. This week is a big week, because it is our last week.
February 2, 2001
HCC volleyball coach to retire By BOB PARASILITI / Staff Writer Marlys Palmer felt an alarm go off the other day. It jolted her to realize it was time to make a change. continued For Palmer, the change will be to retire as Hagerstown Community College's volleyball coach after 22 years of service. It was a pain-staking decision that only became apparent on Monday and will become official at 2 p.m. today at a press conference at the HCC athletic complex.
September 7, 2004
Washington County Boonsboro Warriors Coach: Wendi Smith Years at School: 3rd year Career Record: 24-11 Last Year: 16-3 Playoffs: Lost to Williamsport in Md. Class 1A West championship. Returning Starters (4): Jessie Ambrose, Jr., S; Caitlyn Selby, Jr., OS; Kim Snavely, Jr., DS; Kasi Harris, Jr., MH. Remainder Of Team: Lynnae Messner, Sr., H; Alyssa Lum, Jr., H; Kirby Taylor, Jr., DH; Lia Vancleave, Jr., s. Laura Michael, Jr., DS; Samantha Frew, Jr., MH; Jerica Hewett, So., MH; Tara Garver, Fr., S. Broadfording Lions Coach: Sarah Derr Years At School: 2nd year Career Record: 18-7 Last Year: 18-7 Playoffs: Lost to Heritage Academy in semifinals of MDCC Tournament.
November 16, 2003
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. - Shepherd College freshman Susanna Hill was named to the First Community Bank WVIAC Volleyball All-Tournament Team. Hill, a Grace Academy graduate, had 16 kills and eight digs in a 3-0 victory over WVU-Tech on Thursday and followed with 12 kills in a 3-0 loss to Alderson-Broaddus on Friday. The Rams end the season at 18-14.
By JACK HILL II | Staff Correspondent | September 10, 2013
The Clear Spring Blazers dominated the Berkeley Springs Indians from start to finish as they scored a quick 25-5, 25-10, 25-8 sweep on Tuesday night in a high school volleyball match. “I think our girls were working well together,” Clear Spring coach Sabrina LeHew said. “We were trying some new things. We were serving aggressively, which actually resulted in 10 errors. But it is hard to be mad at that, because we had 28 aces. I was happy that my girls came out with a lot of intensity and we never had a lull in the action.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | September 9, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College volleyball team only had one loss in conference action during the 2012 season and that came on the road to the Howard Community College Dragons, who went undefeated in the conference. The Hawks got their revenge Monday night by sweeping the Dragons 25-9, 25-14, 25-19 in a Maryland JuCo Conference match at the HCC athletic complex. Sophomore setter Summer Neff had 30 assists for HCC (4-2, 1-0). “We thought that Howard would be our biggest competition this year.
By CURT HORNBECKER | | September 9, 2013
After watching his club take Francis Scott Key to the wire in the first set Monday, South Hagerstown volleyball coach Chuck Weaver was understandably optimistic. That feeling didn't last long, as FSK established control in the second set and rode that wave to a 25-21, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of the Rebels in the season opener for both teams. “I'm really proud of what they did in Game 1,” said Weaver. “But it was a totally different team in Games 2 and 3. We had no energy, no focus and no intensity.” With South (0-1)
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | September 9, 2013
Monday night's matchup between the last two Maryland Class 2A state champions - Century (2011) and Williamsport (2012) - was so close, a net-cord ace late in the fifth set helped decide it. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they were on the right end of it. It gave them a 14-12 lead, and Lindsey Mowbray's kill two points later gave Williamsport a 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13 victory in the season opener for two teams that could very well meet again...
September 8, 2013
A former volleyball coach from Chambersburg is facing additional criminal charges. Shawn Ranck, 32, was charged Thursday with a misdemeanor count of indecent assault on a person younger than 16 and a felony count of corruption of minors, according to online court records. In August, Ranck was charged with five counts of indecent assault and one count of corruption of minors, records show. He remains incarcerated in Franklin County (Pa.) Jail. Pennsylvania State Police previously said Ranck coached the Chambersburg Area Volleyball Express travel team.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | September 2, 2013
In 2012, Washington County ruled Maryland high school volleyball. Smithsburg continued its reign as the queens of Class 1A, winning a fourth straight state title to tie Williamsport's title run from 2002-05 as the longest in county history. The Leopards have won nine titles overall - tied for third-most in state history. After going seven seasons without a state title, Williamsport reached the top of the Class 2A mountain last year for its 13th championship overall, second-most in state history behind Centennial's 14. Last but not least, North Hagerstown successfully repeated as Class 3A state champs - beating the storied Centennial program in the state final - to add to the Hubs' bragging rights as MVAL Antietam champions.
September 1, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013 COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TOLEDO, Ohio - Hagerstown Community College went 2-2 over the weekend as the Hawks began their season at the Owens Express Tournament at Owens Community College. The Hawks opened the tournament with a five-set victory over Lorain County (Ohio), 25-22, 19-25, 18-25, 27-25, 15-12. HCC was swept by Owens, 25-12, 25-9, 25-15. The Hawks bounced back to beat Lansing (Mich.) in four sets, 25-20, 15-25, 25-13, 25-22. Finally, HCC fell in four sets to Sinclair (Ohio)
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | August 29, 2013
This year's Hagerstown Community College volleyball team has the look of a Washington County all-star squad. All eight players - four sophomores and four freshmen - played for and graduated from county high schools. It's a well-balanced mix of experience and youth, as well as hitters, setters and defensive specialists - and it has Hawks coach Ann Reynolds anxious to get the season under way. “It looks great,” Reynolds said. “I am really excited about the season. We have a good group of kids.
By ROXANN MILLER | | August 22, 2013
A Chambersburg man who coached a Pennsylvania volleyball team has been charged with sexually assaulting an underage male player on his team. Shawn Timothy Ranck, 32, of Cambridge Lane in Chambersburg is charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor and criminal attempt involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Ranck was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Glenn Manns on Wednesday, where his bail was set at $250,000. He was unable to post bail and was placed in the Franklin County Jail.
By DANIEL KAUFFMAN | | July 25, 2013
Samantha Kelly left a lasting impression on Karah Knight and Brynne Kirsch - whether as a volleyball teammate, an opponent or simply as a friend. Now, Knight and Kirsch have come together to organize Sunday's “Spikes for Sam” co-ed volleyball event in honor of Kelly and in support of her memorial fund. “We have more than 20 teams. We are ridiculously excited. All of our hard work is paying off,” said Kirsch, a 2012 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. “I just picked up the T-shirts and they look perfect.
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