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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Chartiers-Houston motivated after missing postseason
By George Guido
The Chartiers-Houston Bucs almost changed the course of history on the opening night of the 2012 season. They had Clairton on the ropes before a …
Steel Valley can’t hold lead in first-round loss
By Keith Barnes
Throughout the regular season, Steel Valley made a living out of playing the underdog role and coming from behind in clutch situations. When the Ironmen hit the playoff stage, they could neither hold onto a the lead nor come back. Chartiers-Houston (12-7) erased an early three-run deficit and scored a …
High school notebook: PIHL stars highlight Team Pittsburgh roster for America’s Showcase
By Staff Reports
Pittsburgh will have the attention of plenty of hockey fans this week thanks to the NCAA Frozen Four being held at Consol Energy Center. Those fans also can head west to Robert Morris University’s Island Sports Center on Neville Island and see some additional high-level hockey. Some of the nation’s …
WPIAL softball powers find themselves in new classifications
By Bill Hartlep
Neshannock won its first PIAA Class AA softball title last season with a team made up mostly of talented underclassmen that went 24-1 and outscored …
21 WPIAL wrestlers reach PIAA Class AA quarterfinals
By Bill West
HERSHEY — After he endured the first two losses of his season in one afternoon, Charleroi junior Nick Gavazzi left Johnstown last Saturday with the …
South Fayette advances to WPIAL wrestling final against Burrell
By Paul Schofield
South Fayette disbanded its wrestling program in 1999, but the school district brought it back five years ago. Now the Lions find themselves wrestling for …
Chartiers-Houston’s decorated senior tandem raising bar for team
By Chris Adamski
The results of the Powerade wrestling tournament two weeks ago at Canon-McMillan have no direct bearing on a team’s record or its section standing. When …
Hounds brace for desperate Bucs
By Jeremy Sellew
Chartiers-Houston comes into Friday’s game at Monessen as a desperate team. The Buccaneers (3-4, 3-4) have been playing for their playoff lives, winning the past …
Gorman: Chartiers-Houston experiencing a flip-side to Avella storyline
By Kevin Gorman
Avella is the most amazing reversal-of-fortune story in Western Pennsylvania this season, going from 0-9 last year to 5-0 for the first time since 1994. Almost as incredible is the circumstances of Chartiers-Houston. Only one team has played Clairton closer during its 52-game winning streak than the Bucs did in …
Seton-La Salle, South Fayette to clash at Baldwin Stadium
By Ray Fisher
It’s “Brumbaugh vs. Brumbaugh” this week at Baldwin Stadium. Seton-La Salle (4-0, 4-0) will host rival South Fayette (4-0, 4-0) in a Century Conference football …
Chartiers-Houston planning to quicken the pace this year
By W. Jonathan Cyprowski
The Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers are picking up the pace in preparation for what promises to be a daunting road to the playoffs in the Black Hills …
Two-run walk-off gives Chartiers-Houston WPIAL softball crown
By George Guido
Chartiers-Houston junior Piper McLaughlin wasn’t about to be denied a second straight WPIAL Class A softball title. With two outs in the bottom of the …
Previewing the WPIAL softball championships
By Staff Reports
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Hempfield 7 p.m. Thursday, California (Pa.) University’s Lilley Field Radio: WJPA-AM (1450) How they got here: No. 5 seed Canon-McMillan beat …
Pitching still strength for top-ranked Char-Houston
By Jason Mackey
Kayla Briggs earned all-state honors as a freshman first baseman in 2010 and as a right fielder last spring before becoming the top-ranked Chartiers-Houston softball …
Girman struggles with weather but stays unbeaten for Serra Catholic
By Mark Kaboly
It may have taken the better part of three years, but even Alain Girman ran into something more dominant than his perfect 27-0 career pitching …

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