Times Leader’s 2017 Boys Volleyball All-Stars

Michael Williams Crestwood, Junior A two-time first-team Times Leader selection, Williams was the catalyst in helping Crestwood reach the District 2 Class 2A playoffs. The junior finished with 292 assists, second in the WVC, and he also led the conference in aces with 52. In addition, Williams ended fourth in the league with 118 service […]

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Holy Redeemer’s Ben Rachilla name TL Boys Volleyball MVP

WILKES-BARRE — The film never lies. Ben Rachilla popped in a DVD of match footage from summer leagues and even some of Holy Redeemer’s early regular-season contests in the Wyoming Valley Conference. His reaction? “I couldn’t believe it, to be honest,” the Royals’ attacker said. “There’s a huge difference. Having a bigger role made me […]

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West wins senior boys volleyball match in 5 sets

WILKES-BARRE — One month ago, Noah Jackson saw his scholastic volleyball career come to an end inside the Holy Redeemer gymnasium. It was the second time the Crestwood senior left there with a loss as the Comets were swept in the regular season by the Royals. Friday, the senior attacker finally left the Redeemer court […]

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WVC announces boys volleyball all-stars

The Wyoming Valley Conference recently released their boy’s volleyball all-star team, which was voted on by the WVC coaches. Holy Redeemer middle hitter Ben Rachilla was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player, while Holy Redeemer libero Mike Mohutsky was named the Defensive MVP. Berwick head coach Sarah Warner was named Coach of the Year. Delaware […]

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Holy Redeemer volleyball falls in state quarterfinals

LEESPORT — All season, Holy Redeemer has always found a strong way to close out sets. Whether it was short runs, head-turning spikes or key blocks, the Royals never allowed their opponent to gain any type of momentum. Saturday, Manheim Central flipped the script on the District 2 champ. The Barons used runs to close […]

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Holy Redeemer volleyball rolls into PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals

WILKES-BARRE — Matt Blaum found an open spot in the double block, and let the ball rip. It scorched between the two Archbishop Wood defenders and smashed off the hardwood floor. As the thunderous sound bounced off the walls of Wilkes’ Marts Center, some of the Vikings cracked a big smile, while others had a […]

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Holy Redeemer, Berwick ready to open state boys volleyball play

Sit in the pregame huddles, and the pep talk may slightly differ. It’s to be expected, though, based on past experience. Don’t expect Holy Redeemer head coach Jack Kablick to say very much. His Royals have seemingly been in this position time after time, reaching the state semifinals on several occasions. Berwick head coach Sarah […]

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Holy Redeemer wins 7th straight district boys volleyball title

DALLAS — It was billed as a district championship. In actuality, it turned into an absolute clinic by the now seven-time defending titlists. Holy Redeemer was dominating in every facet of the match. Ben Rachilla, Luke Nealon and Matt Blaum crushed thunderous spikes from setter Jimmy Stepanski, and the Royals were unstoppable en route to […]

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Local Roundup: DelVal defeats Valley West for D2-3A volleyball crown

Delaware Valley captured the District 2 Class 3A boys volleyball championship Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over Wyoming Valley West at North Pocono High School. DelVal won the opener 25-19 before Valley West bounced back for a 25-23 win. The Warriors closed out the match with 25-14, 25-17 wins. Both teams were in the D2/11-4A […]

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Holy Redeemer volleyball beats Berwick to head back to District 2 final

WILKES-BARRE — Jack Kablick admits he doesn’t pay much attention to the atmosphere. Instead, the Holy Redeemer coach said he’s totally focused on serve-receive and hitting patterns. Well, he got a little bit of everything all wrapped into one Tuesday night. Junior Ben Rachilla had a match-high 20 kills and Holy Redeemer had to fend […]

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