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Pittsburgh athletes of the week: Chartiers-Houston’s A.J. Myers, Mars’ Tai Johnson

By Alex Oltmanns
A.J. Myers School: Chartiers-Houston Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Myers scored a career-high 39 points, including eight 3-pointers, to reach the 1,000-career point ...
HS notebook: WPIAL teams to vie for spirit titles Saturday
By Bill Hartlep
Thirty-two teams will head to Hempfield High School on Saturday to compete for the WPIAL spirit championships. Starting with the 12 small varsity teams, the ...
Jeannette muscles past Chartiers-Houston in WPIAL Class A 1st-round game
By Les Harvath
With star running back Kareem Hall out with an ankle sprain, Swade Redman and Jefferson Jones picked up the slack with 94 and 93 yards ...
HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL’s kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...
Tough schedule doesn’t faze Chartiers-Houston
By Kevin Lohman
Last season, Chartiers-Houston battled through a grueling schedule to post a record of 5-5 en route to a first-round loss in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. While a difficult schedule is nothing new for coach Terry Fetsko’s team, last year was particularly tough as the five teams that beat the Buccaneers ...
Jefferson-Morgan captures school’s 1st WPIAL softball title
By George Guido
Jefferson-Morgan coach Tony Barbetta was waiting patiently for that big inning against Chartiers-Houston in Thursday’s WPIAL Class A softball title game. It finally came in the ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
By Bill Hartlep
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings
By Tribune-Review
Hempfield (Class AAAA), Belle Vernon (AAA), Deer Lakes (AA) and Chartiers-Houston (A) earned the top seeds Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its postseason softball tournament. Play begins Monday with preliminary-round games and Tuesday and Wednesday with first-round games. All four WPIAL championship games are scheduled for May 28 at ...
HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
By Tribune-Review
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
Burrell girls advance to WPIAL semifinals for 3rd straight season
By George Guido
The Burrell Bucs are making a school-record, third consecutive trip to the WPIAL Class AA girls basketball semifinals. Burrell jumped to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 66-36 victory over the Chartiers-Houston Bucs on Friday night at the Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic gym. Sophomore Eliza Oswalt scored ...
Trib Cup: Section battles prepare Chartiers-Houston girls for postseason
By Brian Graham
The Chartiers-Houston girls basketball team has a new head coach and as a group lacks postseason playoff experience. First-year head coach Laura Montecalvo said the experience her Buccaneers gained playing in a very competitive Section 3-AA with the likes of Bishop Canevin and Seton-La Salle is just as valuable. “I’m trying ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
WPIAL spirit champions crowned
By Story By Bill Hartlep · Photos By Steph Chambers
School spirit was on full display Saturday at Hempfield High School, as squads from all over Western Pennsylvania competed in the WPIAL competitive spirit championships. ...
Clairton continues offensive onslaught in dominating 1st-round win over Chartiers-Houston
By Josh Yohe
Clairton was livid when it wasn’t given the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class A postseason. By Friday, the anger had subsided. The desire to make history remained. Clairton destroyed Chartiers-Houston, 62-3, in the opening round of the WPIAL postseason at Neil C. Brown Stadium to continue its historical season. The ...
Standout kickers around the WPIAL offer valuable, reliable service
By Chris Harlan
Nobody at West Allegheny considers D.J. Opsatnik “only” a kicker. The sophomore made two field goals and all four extra-point tries last week, including the ...
Chartiers-Houston faces tough early-season schedule
By George Guido
After narrow misses the past two seasons, Chartiers-Houston is ready to make a return to the WPIAL playoffs. The Bucs were in contention until the waning ...
WPIAL softball teams learn pitching trumps all in deep playoff runs
By Jason Mackey
Shaler softball coach Skip Palmer was eating breakfast at Eat ‘n Park with his assistant coaches Tuesday morning when talk turned to a topic many ...
Deer Lakes rides big inning to victory
By George Guido
A six-run third inning was all Deer Lakes needed Friday afternoon as the Lancers rolled to a 6-1 victory over Chartiers-Houston in a first-round WPIAL ...
2-time WPIAL spirit champion Pine-Richland turns attention to state competition
By Alex Oltmanns
After winning the Class AAA title at the inaugural WPIAL competitive spirit championships a year ago, the target was certainly on the backs of the Pine-Richland Rams at this year’s event. Yet, the Rams were able to repeat as Class AAA champions on Saturday in North Hills Middle School, with an ...
HS Buzz: WPIAL wrestling Century Club getting crowded
By Staff Reports
Fourteen WPIAL wrestlers entered this season with more than 100 wins. Eight more joined the Century Club before this weekend’s tournaments — Waynesburg’s AC Headlee (101 wins), North Hills’ Jonathan Avon (102), South Fayette’s Grant Fetchet (103), Chartiers-Houston’s Richie McGinnis (106), Canon-McMillan’s Dalton Macri (108), Valley’s Pat Dewitt (108) and ...
C-H hands California costly Black Hills loss
By Donnie Tasser
The California football team may have outplayed Chartiers-Houston for most of their Black Hills conference contest Friday night, but the Trojans learned the hard way ...
Miscues sink Serra Catholic
By Gary Horvath
Serra Catholic could not overcome five turnovers from junior quarterback Zac Quattrone and lost its home opener, 42-24, to Chartiers-Houston on Friday night. Trailing, 35-24, midway through the fourth quarter, Quattrone fumbled for the third time with the ball inside the 5-yard line and a chance to make it a one-possession ...
Clairton’s streak stays intact
By Josh Yohe
Late in the first quarter, supposedly vulnerable Clairton already had taken a three-touchdown lead, silencing talk that the team’s youth would lead to the nation’s ...
High school football notebook: Bishop Canevin finds Week 1 opponent
By Chris Harlan
After searching in Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, Bishop Canevin found a last-minute opponent in Indiana County to replace Imani Christian Academy. The Crusaders will visit District 6’s United on Saturday afternoon. United had an open date on its schedule when Week 1 opponent Rockwood folded its football program. “They ...
High school notebook: Southmoreland field unplayable
By Staff Reports
The high school football season hasn’t started yet, but Southmoreland already has been dealt a loss of sorts. The Scotties were scheduled to begin their season Friday with a home game against Jeannette, but that will not happen. Heavy rains that fell on the area late last week flooded the artificial ...
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