Girls Volleyball: Eden Christian targets WPIAL playoff berth

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Ken Wunderley profiles the Eden Christian girls volleyball team. Read his story below.

It had been 19 years since Cathy Grieb has coached a high school volleyball team and her previous coaching stint was outside of Pennsylvania.

"I was born and raised in Georgia," said Grieb, who has been living in the Pittsburgh area for the past 19 years. "I coached a Quad-A school in Georgia for two years before I moved."

Fast forward to this summer when Eden Christian Academy athletic director Steve Good asked her if she wanted to coach volleyball again.

"Steve heard that I had coached in Georgia and told me he needed a girls volleyball coach," said Grieb, who has kept her hand in coaching since moving from Georgia. "I've coached some youth league boys basketball over the years, but had no thoughts of coaching volleyball until Steve asked me to coach the high school team."


Cross Country: North Feature Athlete - Eden Christian's Lauren Gronbeck

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Name: Lauren Gronbeck
School: Eden Christian Academy
Grade: 11
Sport: Cross Country

Background: In her second appearance at the PIAA Class A championships, Gronbeck finished 7th last season. Her sophomore year was impressive, with top-10 finishes at California University, Slippery Rock, TSTCA, WPIAL championships, and a course record-setting win at Grove City. She is poised for another great season, kicking it off with a 19:13 finish at Schenley's Red, White and Blue Classic this weekend. Gronbeck placed seventh overall and first among Class A runners.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Eden Christian's Carter Ehms

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Name: Carter Ehms
School: Eden Christian
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Ehms has helped lead Eden Christian to a place they have never been before – the WPIAL playoffs. Eden Christian, located in Sewickley, is in just its third season of playing basketball in the WPIAL. The Warriors (9-12, 4-6) qualified as the fourth-place finisher from Class A Section 2. Ehms has been a big part of the success, averaging a team-high 15 points per game. Ehms, a 5-foot-10 junior, is a three-year starter who can play the point and shooting guard positions.