Independence Volleyball

Blue Devils advance to first Final Four in school history

Independence swept Canton Central Catholic on Saturday, 3-0, to advance to the school’s first Final Four in program history.

Independence 3, Berkshire 0

Independence sweeps Berkshire in regional semifinal

Independence defeated Berkshire, 3-0, on Thursday in a Division III, Region 9 semifinal at Barberton High School. The Blue Devils advanced to their first regional final since 2007.

Independence 3, Brooklyn 0

Blue Devils return to regional tournament

Independence swept Brooklyn in a Division III district championship game on Saturday to earn a berth in the regional tournament for the third time since 2013.

Independence Volleyball

Independence avenges postseason loss to Lutheran West

Lutheran West ended Independence’s season last fall and on Wednesday the Blue Devils got their revenge with a dominating 3-0 win over the Longhorns in a Division III district semifinal at Elyria High School.

Grand Valley 3, Cardinal 0

Grand Valley holds off Cardinal

Cardinal got off to a slow start in its Division III district semifinal against second-seeded Grand Valley on Wednesday. The Mustangs won the first two sets then held off the Huskies, 3-1.

Berkshire 3, Kirtland 0

Kirtland falls to top-seeded Berkshire

Kirtland’s season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Berkshire in a Division III district semifinal on Wednesday.

Mentor 3, North 0

Rangers’ run ends in district semifinals

North’s season came to an end on Tuesday with a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Mentor in a Division I district semifinal.

Cardinal Volleyball

Huskies spike the Vikings

Cardinal swept LaBrae in a Division III sectional championship game on Saturday to set up a rematch with Grand Valley in the district semifinals.

Independence Volleyball

Blue Devils roll to seventh straight sectional title

Independence swept Wellington on Thursday, 3-0, to advance to the district semifinals for the seventh straight time. The top-seeded Blue Devils will play No. 4 Lutheran West on Oct. 25 at Elyria High School.

Maria Blatnik

North holds off Madison in sectional final

North swept Madison in a Division I sectional final on Thursday but it didn’t come easily. The Rangers advanced to the district semifinals where they’ll play top-seeded Mentor.

Kirtland Volleyball

Healthy Hornets upset Newton Falls

Kirtland hasn’t had many chances this season to play with a full lineup but the Hornets took advantage of that situation on Thursday by upsetting No. 4 seed Newton Falls, 3-0, in a Division III sectional final.

North Volleyball

North cruises to sectional final

North opened the postseason with a dominating three-set sweep of Shaw at Euclid on Tuesday. The Rangers advanced to Thursday’s sectional championship game where they’ll play Madison.

Lindsey Mausser

Mausser finds home at Clarion

North junior Lindsey Mausser enters her the postseason with her future already decided. Mausser committed to continue her education and volleyball career at Clarion University in Pennsylvania.

Katie May

May records 1,000th career assist

Independence junior setter Katie May reached a career milestone in the Blue Devils’ sweep of Beachwood on Oct. 10 by recording the 1,000th set of her career.

South 3, North 2

Rebels battle back for win against rival North

South battled back from a 0-2 deficit to beat rival North, 3-2, for third place in the Western Reserve Conference.

Katie May

Varsity Travel Players of the Week

Athletes from Berkshire, Cardinal, Geneva, Independence, Kenston and Kirtland have been recognized as Varsity Travel Players of the Week for the week ending Oct. 8, 2017.

Elise Frazee

Hornets celebrate seniors with sweep of Euclid

Kirtland honored its seniors with a 3-0 sweep over visiting Euclid on Saturday.

Jill Borthwick

North opens WRC tournament with win over Madison

North opened the Western Reserve Conference volleyball tournament with a 3-1 win over Madison on Thursday. The Rangers advanced to play top-seeded Riverside on Tuesday.

Independence Volleyball Seniors

Independence has a big night in sweeping Geneva

Independence’s 3-0 sweep of Geneva on Senior Night clinched a fifth straight conference title and also marked the 100th win of head coach Megan Osysko’s career.

North Volleyball

Rangers drop Brush on Senior Night

North celebrated Senior Night with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Brush on Tuesday.

Cardinal Volleyball

Huskies bounce Harvey

Cardinal cruised past Harvey on Tuesday, 3-0, to improve to 12-7 on the year.

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