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Here are updates from the PIAA Class AAA Boys Volleyball semifinals at the Multi-Sport Indoor facility at Penn State.

Apologies for not blogging the first two games of the semis. Had to run back to the hotel to pick up my daughters. I let ’em sleep in. What can I say?

We’ll have a live chat for the finals at 3 p.m.


PENNSBURY VS. PENNRIDGE (Pennbury wins 3-0)

Pennsbury beats Pennridge in three games, 25-19, 26-24 and 25-20

Pennsbury is set to close out Pennridge leading 24-19

Pennsbury won the opening game 25-19 and just closed out the second 26-24



State College defeats north Allegheny 25-21, 25-18 and 25-23

State College wins it, 25-23, moves onto the finals against Pennsbury. Match scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

NA tied it at 20-20, but State College scores two straight to make it 22-20 … NA calls timeout

SC retains slim 20-19 lead

State College leads North Allegheny in the third game, 19-18

State College has pretty much been on top of NA thorughout the first two games, winning 25-21 and 25-18


We’re blogging the PIAA Class AA semifinals from the Multisport Indoor Facility at Penn State.

Pool A winner Northeastern will take on fellow York-Adams team Eastern York while Pool B winner Ambridge will face Meadville.

NORTHEASTERN VS. EASTERN YORK (Northeastern wins match 3-1)

Northeastern 3, Eastern York 1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15)

It’s over … Northeastern wins 25-15 and advances to this afternoon’s final against either Ambridge or Meadville

Northeastern starting to feel it … Bobcats lead Game 4, 17-12

Northeastern holds 13-9 lead

Game 4 underway

Northeastern finishes strong, wins 25-19

Northeastern leads, 21-18

Northeastern up 18-16, but Eastern has scored last 3 points

Northeastern leads, 12-11

Game 3 … Northeastern leads, 8-4

Eastern comes back to win Game 2 by a score of 25-22

Eastern leads, 21-20

Tight on Court 1, Eastern leads 20-19 and calls timeout …

Eastern York scores three straight, leads, 15-12, timeout called by Northeastern coach Matt Wilson ..

Game is tied at 12-12

Eastern starts strong, leads 4-2

Starting Game 2 now

Northeastern wins the first game, 25-18

Northeastern at game point, 24-16 …

Northeastern up 21-16, another timeout called by Thompson ..

Score is 19-15, Northeastern

Northeastern increases lead to 15-10, Eastern coach Carol Thompson calls timeout

Northeastern leads the first game, 10-9 ….

Northeastern has won both meetings between the teams this year


AMBRIDGE VS. MEADVILLE (Meadville wins 3-1)

Meadville 3, Ambridge 1 (22-25, 33-31, 25-21, 28-26)

Ian Phillips with a kill to win it … Meadvilel wins Game 4, 28-26 and the match 3-1 … Will face Notheastern at 1 p.m. for the PIAA Class AA Championship

Meadville has another chance to wrap it up, 26-25 … make that 27-26 … these two teams have been at each other all match

Back to match point, Meadville up 25-24, but Ambridge comes back again … 25-25

Ambridge ties it! … 24-24

Meadville up 24-23 … match point

Tied at 23-23

Ambridge leads, 23-22, after Meadville rally

Ambridge scores two straight, leads 22-20

Match remains tied at 20-20

It’s tied at 18-18 … long match

Ambridge still in front, 17-16

Ambridge leads, 12-10

Ambridge rallies, ties game at 8-8

Meadville takes early 7-3 lead in Game 4

Meadville’s Adam Barba recordsa solid kill to give Meadville the 25-21 win … Meadville leads 2-1

Ambridge stays alive, 24-21

Meadville at game point, leads 24-20

Meadville getting closer, 22-17 lead

Meadville leads, 21-16

Meadville maintains lead, 20-14

Meadville leads by 3, 14-11

Game 3 well underway … Meadville leads 6-4

Not certain, but those 64 points might be a PIAA record

Meadville wins it 33-31 .. fantastic game

Meadville up 32-31

Tremendous battle, Meadvile leads, 31-30

Wow, 28-28

It’s 26-all … nope, 27-all … great game

Meadville scores, 26-25

Ambridge gets a kill from Justin Gleason to tie it a 25-25

It’s 25-24, Meadville, in Game Two …

Ambridge leads 23-22

Game Two tied at 22-22

Meadville up 21-18

Meadville maintains slim lead, 18-16

Meaville leads Game Two, 14-11

Meadville keeps pace, leads 10-8

Meadville showing some Game 2 spunk, leads 7-4

Starting Game 2 now

Ambridge wins the first game, 25-22

Meadville not giving up, closes to 22-14

Ambridge closing in, leads Meadvile 20-11

Ambridge leads the first game, 12-4


Here are the PIAA championship brackets for all team sports and individual brackets for tennis for the next two-year cycle. The PIAA Board of Directors passed these brackets on a second reading basis. If there are no changes to the brackets and the Board approves them at the PIAA’s May meeting in Chambersburg, these brackets will be used for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years.

Will there be changes? Very few, if any. Will they pass in this form? It seems highly likely for all sports.

Until District 11 finds out it gets only one Class AAA rep in Team Wrestling.

So, take a look. I can’t be certain, but I believe this will be the first place the brackets have appeared online. I apologize for the quality of the files. I tore them out of the PIAA’s 270-page handout from last weekend’s meeting, scanned them on my home printer and … voila.

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