The Coal Crackers volleyball team recently turned in a strong showing at the Cedar Crest Middle School Falcon Classic Tournament

The Coal Crackers finished in second place in the seven team tourney.

The tourney was a round-robin format with the top two teams advancing to the championship match. The Coal Crackers won 10 out of 12 games in the round-robin phase to advance to the championship game, where they lost to Hempfield Middle School.

The Coal Crackers is a team comprised of girls who play for the Our Lady of the Angel's, SS. Peter and Paul's of Lehighton, St. Jerome's of Tamaqua, and St. Joseph's of Jim Thorpe CYO teams.

Team members were Rebecca Hartman, Abby O'Donnell, Sophie Myers, Jackie Jordan, Ashton Galasso, Courtney McCall, Abby Pilla, Riley Carroll, Molly McArdle and Emily Pilla. The team is coached by Steve Hartman and Doreen Galasso.