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Posts tagged ‘Fort LeBoeuf’
Posted: August 21st, 2013

Fort LeBoeuf’s Larissa Cass serves against McDowell at the Fort LeBoeuf volleyball camp in Waterford on Aug. 8. ANDY COLWELL//ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Encouraging your kids to play sports is near and dear to my heart. Our kids played everything. Right now, volleyball role models are everywhere in our region — at the high school and collegiate levels. For girls, Gannon, Mercyhurst and Edinboro are among the top five of the PSAC West preseason women’s volleyball poll. The Gannon Lady Knights won the conference championship last season with a 29-6 record overall. Similarly, the Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team has been picked first in the AMCC.

At  Fort LeBoeuf, the girls volleyball team became the first team ever to win a state volleyball title from this region. They went 21-0 on the year. The Erie Times-News’ Tom Reisenweber said the team will start the season without graduating seniors Julia Luke, Julie Pace, Emma Veshecco, Amanda Krolczyk, Allania Banta and Maria Peluso. A lot of those girls were also on the softball team that took second in the state. This year’s team is ready for competition. Read the inspiring article by Reisenweber here.

It’s not just what these girls do on the court that’s special. The Mercyhurst women’s volleyball team earned an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 season. The team had a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average throughout the season.

High school and college volleyball season begins this month, and if you have a middle schooler or grade schooler, take them to see a few games. My kids learned to play at a volleyball court across the street from our house, but two of our kids went on to join some organized recreation leagues to really learn the game.

It’s a team sport that’s spiking interest, and we have some great teams to watch.  I played in high school, and my niece was on the US Olympic development team. Like all sports courts and fields, the volleyball court is a great training ground for more than athletics.

Pam Parker is the mom of three and stepmom of three. She is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: November 19th, 2012

Members of the Fort LeBoeuf team celebrate after defeating Delone Catholic 25-23 in four matches on Nov. 17 to win the PIAA Class AA volleyball championship game at Central York High School in York. MATTHEW O'HAREN/For the Erie Times-News

If you need a feel-good moment today, read the story about our region’s state volleyball champs — the Lady Bison of Fort LeBoeuf.  These young ladies are the  first Erie County state champions in volleyball.

A formal rally takes place today, and the memories will live forever.

Read Mike Copper’s story here.  And see the photos here.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.

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Posted: June 11th, 2012

Congrats to the female athletes of our region — and a lot of 9th graders here!

Erie Times-News All-District 10 Team Region 5 Erie area:

First team:

- 100: Shamieia Roberts, Villa Maria, 10

- 200: Shamieia Roberts, Villa Maria, 10

- 400: Grace Trucilla, Villa Maria,  9

- 800: Sarah Kupniewski, Mercyhurst Prep, 11

- 1,600: Taylor Pietz, Mercyhurst Prep, 9

- 3,200: Katie Manno, McDowell, 12

- 400 relay:Fort LeBeouf — Cecilia Miller (11), Kenzie Blackmon (12), Jess Rose (11), Kaitlyn Blackmon (12)

- 1,600 relay: Villa Maria  – Shamieia Roberts (12), Raven Clark (10), Eileen Burger (10), Grace Trucilla (9)

- 3,200 relay: Mercyhurst Prep — Sarah Kupniewski (11), Catherine Stark (12), Carly Vicary (12), Taylor Pietz (9)

- 100 hurdles: Anna Chodubski, McDowell, 11

- 300 hurdles: Sydney, Sokol, McDowell, 9

- High jump: Nicole Patterson, Fort LeBoeuf, 10

- Pole vault: Julie Marn, McDowell, 10

- Long jump: Anna Chodubski, McDowell, 11

- Triple jump: Anna Chodubski, McDowell, 11

- Shot put: Shamieia Roberts, Villa Maria, 10

- Discus: Lyndsey Bean, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

- Javelin: Lyndsey Bean, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

Second team

- 100: Kelly Smrekar, McDowell, 12

- 200: Grace Trucilla, Villa Maria,  9

- 400: Kenzie Blackmon, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

- 800: Grace Trucilla, Villa Maria,  9

- 1,600: Amanda Krawiec, McDowell, 10

- 3,200: Catherine Stark, Mercyhurst Prep, 12

- 400 relay: McDowell – Kelly Smrekar, (12), Stefanie Ferrier (12) Kristen Swain (10), Anna Chodubski (11),

- 1,600 relay: Fort LeBoeuf  – Abby Gilmore (12), Jess Rose (11), Sarah Young (12), Kenzie Blackmon (12)

- 3,200 relay: McDowell — Kelsey Swantek (9), Kaitlin Daubert (10), Sydney Sokol (9), Kelsey Mandus (9)

- 100 hurdles: Brittany Cook, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

- 300 hurdles: Brittany Cook, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

- High jump: Larissa Cass, Fort LeBoeuf, 9; Kelly Smrekar, McDowell, 12; Danielle Hayes, McDowell, 11

- Pole vault: Olivia Danylko, Fort LeBoeuf, 12

- Long jump: Kelly Smrekar, McDowell, 12

- Triple jump: Maggie Murray, McDowell, 10

- Shot put: Victoria Lavery, Fort LeBoeuf, 11

- Discus: Victoria Lavery, Fort LeBoeuf, 11

- Javelin: Larissa Cass, Fort LeBoeuf, 9

Region champion: McDowell

Region athlete of the year: Anna Choduski, McDowell, 11

Here’s a link to ALL the listings for girls track and field athletes of the year.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa.



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