Archive for the ‘Boys’ Volleyball’ Category

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The calendar is about to close on the 2016 York County sports year.

It was 12 months that none of us are likely to forget anytime soon.

There were mesmerizing moments of inspirational triumph, along with excruciating events of unspeakable tragedy.


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Sometimes you just can’t put out the fire inside a highly successful coach.

Even after a hiatus of about 15 years from the sport, the coaching flame still burns inside Tom Beakler.

Beakler was at the helm of the Northeastern boys’ volleyball program when it won its first two PIAA state championships in 1992 and 1993. That number has since swelled to seven overall state crowns for the Bobcats, who have won five more Class AA state titles under current head coach Matt Wilson, including the last four straight.


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Northeastern Boys Volleyball

The Northeastern boys’ volleyball program has achieved almost legendary status within the state of Pennsylvania over the past few years.

The Bobcats recently captured their fourth straight PIAA Class AA state championship.


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Recent Northeastern High School graduate Reese Devilbiss is no stranger to international volleyball competition.

He’s also no stranger to winning gold medals.


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Volleyball has surrounded Lance Ranck for nearly his entire life.

It serves as an outlet for him to teach. while also having some fun with the players.

As the head coach of the Dallastown boys’ volleyball program the past two seasons, the 46 year old was able to coach both of his sons, Peyton and Braedon, while they were in high school.


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Sometimes it just seems like time stands still. Waiting for special events like birthdays, holidays and graduations can often feel like those days will never get here.

But that really has not been the case for Northeastern boys’ volleyball standout Chris Lee in regards to his high school athletic career. Lee and teammate Reese Devilbiss were the only two of this year’s six seniors to have played in all four PIAA championship victories over the past four years.



STATE COLLEGE — Northeastern boys’ volleyball head coach Matt Wilson has never really encouraged his players to be boastful.

Humility is the team mindset.

Even Wilson, however, didn’t mind if his senior players were a little boastful on Saturday afternoon.

After all, his Bobcat seniors had accomplished something that can never be bettered.