Ken Wunderley profiles the Derry boys volleyball team. Read his story below.
(Photo: Derry Area's Troy Balega goes high to spike a shot against Ambridge Area's Shawn Butter during the PIAA Class AA semifinals last Thursday at North Allegheny. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Next year could be "the" year for the Derry Area High School boys volleyball team.
The Trojans finished the 2014 season as the WPIAL Class AA runner-up after losing to Ambridge Area in the title match. It marked the fourth time in the past five years that the Trojans lost to the Bridgers in the district finals.
"We've been to the WPIAL finals four of the last five years," Derry coach Shawn Spencer said. "Not many teams can say that."
The only other teams that can claim that are North Allegheny and Ambridge, the reigning WPIAL champions.