By Shreeji Patel
As the seasons change from winter to spring, the anticipation for the Red Lion Boys Volleyball team grows.
The season is slated to begin on Tuesday, Mar. 13 at 6 p.m. The boys will go on the road to take on Ephrata High School.
By Paul Jones
Senior middle blocker, Brian Trieble, stands out from the crowd both metaphorically and literally. Standing at 6’6”, he towers above most both on and off the court, but that is only part of who he is.
Some might remember him from his electric pregame handshake during the basketball season. He performed some Jedi moves before he played against Central on his senior night.
Being a multi-sport athlete is tough. Playing both basketball and volleyball is not something that many athletes do. So where does his love for athletics come from?
By Austin Kelly
Red Lion boys volleyball has a new coach this season. Coach Rick Torbert has taken over as head coach of the Red Lion High School boys varsity volleyball team.
“I’m very excited to take over as head coach of the team,” Mr. Torbert said.
Previously, Mr. Torbert had coached ten years of girls club volleyball at Yorktowne Volleyball Club. He was a volunteer at Red Lion for girls volleyball for four years. He even has a sand volleyball court in his front yard and hosts tournaments, clinics, leagues, and training in the summer.
By Paul Jones
The boys volleyball team has a tough schedule planned for this season, but the young team is up for the challenge. Only two players are returning from a very experienced team from last year.
Juniors John Longnecker and Bennett Frey are the only returning starters from the 2014 season.
Head Coach Ashleigh Reinert talked about about how they fared their league and said, “We have a real good shot at being top three in the league.” Both Central York and Northeastern won state championships, so the Lions are in an extremely tough division.
Coach Reinert said that in their league the team could go from third to seventh. The lions are in an extremely tough division with two state champion teams.
“All my starters except for Bennett (Frey) and John (Longnecker). And John is going to be playing a different position than he did last year,” said coach Reinert. The team does have some very talented players here and should win a lot of games.
This is a team filled with juniors, so while it may look a little inexperienced, it is built for the future. Juniors Dillon Hildebrand, Bennett Frey, and John Longnecker will be some major threats on the court this year.
The team also has a very promising freshman, Cole Brillhart, that will be a staple in Red Lion Volleyball for years to come.
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