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COLUMBIANA OH-  Crestview has done it again! For the 5th consecutive season they are district champions! This time around they beat Kirtland in 4 sets to advance to Barberton.  The Rebels are trying to take the next step and win a Regional Semifinal for the first time in those 5 years.  They’ll have a program in front of them that is just as familiar with this round as they are. Crestview prepares to take on Smithville in Barberton.

Crestview head coach Alisha Auer joined YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to recap the season to this point, and give us a solid preview of Thursday’s matchup.  Check out Episode 2 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer!

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COLUMBIANA OH- You can’t talk about Youngstown area volleyball without bringing up the Crestview Rebels.  With so much winning tradition in the program, no one should be shocked that they have on an upswing for the past 4 seasons. The Rebels have won 4 consecutive district championships and are trying to get their current senior class a trophy every single season of the high school career.  It’s a Rebel team that brings back a complete arsenal of players that should lead to much continued success.  There aren’t too many holes in this roster if you’re looking for them.  Whether you’re talking setting, hitting, or defense the Rebels are returning experience in every aspect of the game.  Under one of the most well respected coaches in the area in Alisha Auer the Rebels promise to be one of the premiere YSN teams yet again.

Coach Auer was able to take the time to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to give us a solid season preview of this Rebels team. They talk about keeping up the winning mindset these girls have created, how much the younger girls are pushing to be a part of the program, and so much more. Check out Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer only on YSN!

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COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview is in the middle of the best stretch of years any athletics program has ever had in the school system. The Rebels have won their fourth straight district championship.  No other program has done that before at Crestview. This year might have been the hardest one yet. Four state ranked teams found themselves in Grand Valley. Crestview was the last one standing. With wins over Lakeview and Kirtland, Crestview is officially used to playing high level volleyball. Crestview has advanced into the regional semifinals where they’ll meet Lake Catholic in Barberton on Thursday. That game is scheduled for 6:00.

Rebels head coach Alisha Auer was kind enough to sit down with Anthony Hartwig and recap their district run in detail, and preview their upcoming regional matchup.  They also talk about some key under the radar players who have stepped up big in the district tournament, and all season.  Check out the latest Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer.

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COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview didn’t miss a beat this season. Coming off a season where they were one of the most dominant programs around, they continued to roll in 2022. The Rebels finished with a 20-2 record on the year, and completed yet another MVAC championship.  They didn’t lose a set inside of the conference.  They lost 2 of their last 4 games though, raising some eye brows. But coach Auer didn’t panic, and neither did her team. They went right back to practice and are ready for a big tournament run.  Crestview will play Waterloo in the sectional final on Thursday at 6:00.

Coach Alisha Auer took the time to talk to Anthony Hartwig about the upcoming tournament.  They also recap the regular season, talk about the impressive bracket Crestview finds themselves in, and much more. Check out Episode 2 of coach’s corner with Alisha Auer only on YSN!

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COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview has been one of the most consistently successful volleyball programs in the area. They are coming off a thrilling season where they finished the regular season undefeated, and came within two points of a huge upset over Independence in regionals. While they lost some key pieces to graduation, they have a handful of familiar names returning, and a ton of new faces to be excited about. Could this be the season that Crestview takes the next step and punches a ticket to Wright State? Alisha Auer hopes so as she returns for yet another season leading g this dominant program.

Coach Auer came on YSN’s Running Point this week to talk about her returning stars, and some new faces fans will have to take note of. She also talks to Anthony Hartwig, and Ty Bartell about how hungry the team is after last season, how they’ve been able to sustain success, and so much more. Check out Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer.

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COLUMBIANA OH- It’s going to be the third year in a row the Crestview volleyball team will head to Barberton for a regional tournament game. The last two appearances didn’t go as planned, but they say the best way to grow is through experience. The stage will not be a surprise for this Rebels team. They know all too well what the standard is to win in Barberton. Standing in their way is state superpower Independence. The Blue Devils are trying to get to their third straight state championship. The title has eluded them the last two seasons, but they are hoping it’s three times a charm. Both teams come in to this game with an undefeated mark. The Rebels 26-0, the Blue Devils 25-0.

The Rebels have a balanced attack led by Lucy Montgomery with 293 kills. Grace Auer is also over 250 on the year, coming in with a kill count of 251. If you thought that was it for the Rebel attack, you’d be mistaken. Freshman Abbey Emch has had an impressive season with 232 kills. Shelby Rambo is no slouch in the middle either with 173 kills.

When you look at the Blue Devils offense, they don’t have anyone with over 200 kills, but they have 6 players with more than 100. They are led by freshman Aubrey Anders with 195 kills. She also has a very impressive .434 hitting percentage, only committing 34 attack errors all season. Senior Calli Prokopius has a solid 160 kills.

We had the chance to talk with Crestview head coach Alisha Auer, and the Rebel seniors to talk about this big matchup in the Purple Palace in Barberton. If you can’t make it to the game, we will have the broadcast on YSN at 6:00.



COLUMBIANA OH- Crestview volleyball is living at the top of the local mountain in the sport at the moment. The Rebels are coming off of back to back district championships. The Rebels return a great core of their team in the 2021 season, and are poised to make a run at a third consecutive district crown. Head coach Alisha Auer has been the head of the program for a sustained amount of time, and is one of the most successful coaches in the area. She returns at the helm and is as excited as ever to start the new year. The Rebels open the season August 21st against Lakeview.

Coach Auer made a call in to YSN’s Running Point this week to give us a preview of the upcoming season. She talks with Anthony HartwIg about the returning leaders, coaching her own daughter, and much more. Episode 1 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer is live!


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The Crestview Rebels are district champions! After sweeping through the entire tournament the Rebels look forward to the regional semifinals Thursday against Independence. Coach Auer was very pleased with her team’s performance in the championship game on Saturday against South Range. And now she hopes that trend continues in Barberton. 

Anthony Hartwig caught up with Coach Auer before their next game. They discuss the championship feeling, preparing for Independence, and much more. Get ready for regionals Rebel fans with Episode 4 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer.


It’s tournament time in Crestview. The volleyball program is on their first district championship in three years. Coach Auer knows things change during tournament time and has gotten her team ready. Coming off a win over United in the sectional finals, the Rebels are set for a district semifinal vs Waterloo. 

Anthony Hartwig checked in on the volleyball team and got a chance to talk with Coach Auer. They discuss tournament time, going through senior night, and much more. Check in with Rebel Volleyball in Episode 3 of coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer.


Since we last caught up with Crestview head coach Alisha Auer the team has had a couple of impressive wins over Newton Falls and Wellsville. They also had a tough first loss to Salem. With a 15-1 record the focus starts to shift a bit on the postseason. 

Anthony Hartwig catches up with Coach Auer this week to talk about the week that was, what to expect moving forward, and much more. Get the latest scoop on the Crestview volleyball team with Episode 2 of Coach’s Corner with Alisha Auer.