Local roundup: Wyoming Valley West volleyball posts sweep

Tyler Klienbach posted a match-high 13 kills and added two blocks and eight digs as Wyoming Valley West beat Tunkhannock 3-0 on Wednesday in WVC boys volleyball play. Set scores were 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 as Adam McCue (eight service points, two aces, five kills), Brandon Pieszala (12 service points, three digs) and Kevin Fegal (26 […]

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Boys Volleyball: Holy Redeemer makes statement with win over Nanticoke

WILKES-BARRE — There are certain things everyone can count on. Christmas comes every December. Someone will shoot fireworks off on the Fourth of July. And when the boys volleyball season starts, Holy Redeemer is going to have two or three attackers that can smash the ball. And 2017 won’t be any different. Ben Rachilla and […]

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Berwick sweeps North Pocono in boys volleyball opener

Berwick began the season on a high note, sweeping North Pocono 25-18, 25-21 and 25-23 on the opening day of the boys volleyball season. Dylan Michael had two aces, eight kills and eight digs, while Ethan Potter recorded two aces, 12 service points, 24 assists and 10 digs and Gabe Oliver chipped in with 14 […]

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WVC boys volleyball field a mix of new and old faces

Look around the Wyoming Valley Conference, and you’ll notice a few new faces scattered throughout. Go to Hazleton, and you’ll find Anna Kachmarski – a Holy Redeemer grad looking to turn around the Cougar program. Head toward the Back Mountain, and you’ll spot two new coaches: Chris Kukosky at Lehman and Mike Shmakov in Dallas. […]

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St. Jude School in Mountain Top hosts intergenerational volleyball game

MOUNTAIN TOP — Just before the eighth grade faced off against the faculty at St. Jude Elementary School, 14-year-old Emily “Tall Tales” Mahler explained why she and her classmates were likely to win a fast and furious version of volleyball called Nukem. “We’re more athletic,” she said, offering a sympathetic smile toward those poor ol’ […]

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Wyoming Area won’t hike taxes above index, might reinstate boys volleyball

EXETER — The Wyoming Area boys volleyball program has been defunct for several years, but one resident has asked the school board about possibly bringing it back. Bill Schutter, of Harding, spoke to the Wyoming Area School Board members during their monthly meeting Thursday about what can be done to revive the program. He spoke […]

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2016 Times Leader Girls Volleyball All-Stars

Brynn Kukosky Senior, Outside hitter Holy Redeemer Kukosky had a breakout year at Holy Redeemer, helping to lead the Royals to a berth in the Class 2A state semifinals and the team’s 10th straight district title. She finished with a team-high 161 kills and was third on the team with 131 service points. She was […]

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Holy Redeemer’s Amanda Curcio named Times Leader Girls Volleyball Player of the Year

WILKES-BARRE — She remembers her freshman season vividly. At times, Amanda Curcio still laughs about it. “I could barely hit the ball over the net, and I didn’t hit it over consistently,” the Holy Redeemer senior said with a smile on her face. Fast forward three years, and she’s become one of the best players […]

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Holy Redeemer stars shine in All-Star girls volleyball victory

WILKES-BARRE – Each time the opportunity arose, Brynn Kukosky yelled for Ashley Andrejko to take the big swing. You can’t blame Kukosky for wanting her classmate to look for the kill. Even Andrejko, a setter at Holy Redeemer, admits it’s been awhile she has been an attacker. “Probably my freshman year,” she said. Andrejko scored […]

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WVC coaches announce 2016 girls volleyball all-star teams

Holy Redeemer’s Brynn Kukosky and Amanda Curcio were both named to the first team of the 2016 WVC Girls Volleyball All-Star list. Joining the two Royals on the first team were Berwick’s Maddie Traugh, Crestwood’s Ally Olszyk, Nanticoke’s Kasey Radginski, Wyoming Valley West’s Gracie Giza and Delaware Valley’s Hannah Gallagher. Crestwood’s Maria Ellis was named […]

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