Sisterly love is no sibling rivalry
Entering this weekend's PIAA girls' volleyball championships, most everyone knows about Dover junior Sammie Strausbaugh.
It's no wonder as Strausbaugh (below) typically leads the Eagles with double-digit kills and her skilled blocks. But on many nights she also can lead the team in digs, and usually earn a couple of assists as well.
She is a stat machine, something older sister and teammate, Eagles senior Casie Strausbaugh is well aware of. Yet, she's in no way jealous of the attention the Sammie receives.
"It really doesn't bug me, that's how it has always been," Casie said. "She is just a natural-born volleyball player. she has instincts that a lot of other people don't have.
"I look at it from a sister's point of view before a teammates point of view. I support her and I am always like, 'That is my sister.''
Dover senior Katelyn Owens is fine with the sisters dominating the headlines.
"I think they deserve all the recognition because they work so hard. They have proved themselves," Owens said. "They work well with us. They always keep our confidence up."