Sport: Boys Volleyball
Position: Outside Hitter/Opposite
"This might be our toughest week of the season," said Trojans coach Shawn Spencer. "We have non-section matches against Northern Cambria and Latrobe. Northern Cambria is one of the top teams in District 6, and Latrobe is our biggest rival."
Derry defeated Northern Cambria, 3-1, Monday and was scheduled to play Greater Latrobe, a Class AAA program, Wednesday night.
"Neither match will have a bearing on the WPIAL playoff picture, but the competition we face in both matches will help prepare us for the WPIAL playoffs," Spencer said. "The same is true with Saturday's tournament at Central York."
"HERSHEY, Pa. -- For the fourth time, Jimmy Gulibon stood at the top of the medal stand at the Giant Center.
The public address announcer listed the eight placewinners and photos were being taken by PIAA staff and fans in a corner of the event-level floor.
Gulibon, a senior at Derry Area High School, stood with his hands crossed in front of him, allowing for a small but satisfied smile to show. His eyes scanned the scene.
"I was just thinking, 'Hey, you deserve it,'" Gulibon said. "'You wrestled hard for the past four years.'"
(Photo: Derry Area's Jimmy Gulibon, left, reacts in the final seconds of his historic victory against Keystone Oaks' Nick Zanetta in the Class AA 126-pound final Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Bradley C. Bower/For the Post-Gazette.)
"HERSHEY, Pa. -- Just another match? Just another tournament?
Jimmy Gulibon swears it's so.
Maybe to Gulibon, a senior at Derry Area High School. But to everyone else, Gulibon is one victory away from a rare and special accomplishment four years in the making.
Gulibon won quarterfinal and semifinal matches in the PIAA Class AA wrestling tournament Friday at the Giant Center. His 14-4 victory against Corey Bush of Ridgway in the 126-pound semifinals put Gulibon in his fourth consecutive PIAA championship match."
(Photo: Derry Area's Jimmy Gulibon takes on Ridgway's Corey Bush in the Class AA 126-pound PIAA semifinals Friday in Hershey, Pa. Alex Brandon/Associated Press.)