August 30, 2015


Volleyball: Amherst’s Deme Morales to play professionally in Denmark

After a standout volleyball career at the University of Wisconsin, Deme Morales has turned pro. The Amherst graduate has agreed to play in Denmark for the Brondby women’s club. The team competes in VolleyLigaen, the most competitive women’s volleyball league in the country. Her contract is for one season and she said she will make Read More…

College Signings: Elyria’s Tyra Darden, Mariah Johnson headed to Cleveland State to play volleyball

Elyria seniors Tyra Darden and Mariah Johnson took different routes, but they reached the same destination Wednesday when they signed letters of intent to continue their volleyball careers at Cleveland State University. Darden, a 5-foot-9 outside hitter, was a four-year starter for the Pioneers. Johnson spent her first two seasons languishing on the freshman and Read More…

Regional volleyball: Amherst coach has Comets back at regionals


AMHERST — Laurie Cogan can be relentless. She has high expectations for the Amherst program, and does not allow her players to settle for anything less. That’s a big reason why the Comets are playing in their seventh regional semifinal match in Cogan’s 23 years in charge. “On the court she can be your worst Read More…

H.S. volleyball: Clearview’s Heather Younkin a force for her team on the court, a rock for her family off it

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Clearview senior middle hitter Heather Younkin is one of those players that thrives in pressure situations. With the game on the line there’s pretty much no one else Clippers coach Dave Dorinski would want at the net, fighting for a critical point. It’s not surprising. With what Younkin has dealt with off the court the Read More…