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Elizabeth Smorol didn’t think much of it at first, the fact that she was the female coach of a boys varsity sport at Lockport High School. She wasn't the first. That was Marion Singleton, the coach of the boys and girls bowling teams for the past seven seasons. But female coaches in male sports are still few and far between. After 15 years as the head of the girls …

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Stephen Pierce will be in an unfamiliar position during Eden girls volleyball games this season — cheering from the stands. For the first time in nearly three decades, it won’t be Pierce running one of the top programs in New York State. The longtime coach retired after a 28-year run that included 995 career wins and 14 state championships, both NYSPHSAA records. …

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Canisius High School graduate and first team All-Western New York volleyball selection Devin Joslyn will represent USA Volleyball in the FIVB Boys Under-19 World Championship tournament. The event begins Friday and runs through Aug. 27 in Bahrain, which is situated between the Qatar peninsula and north eastern coast of Saudi Arabia. The 6-foot-6 Joslyn is an outside …

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St. Mary's graduate Leah Meyer of Duke has been selected to the Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference volleyball team. Meyer, who will be a junior, earned first team All-ACC last year after leading the Blue Devils in blocks, blocks per set and ranking second in total kills and hitting percentage. Meyer helped St. Mary's go unbeaten during her senior season. Duke…

Stacey Smith, a former volleyball standout at Eden High School who went on to play collegiately at the University of Georgia and Syracuse, was named women’s volleyball coach at Hilbert College Thursday. Smith, 25, had been serving as the Hawks’ top assistant since 2015. “Stacey has shown a passion for coaching the sport over the last few seasons,” said John C…