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Frazier’s defense dominant in shutout of Bentworth

By Dave Stofcheck
Frazier’s defense bullied Bentworth quarterback Josh Hughes play after play during the first half of Friday’s Tri-County South game. The Commodores sacked Hughes four times, returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and knocked the sophomore out of game on the half’s final play in a 42-0 victory. Frazier …
Frazier shuts out Bentworth
By Jeremy Sellew
The resurgent Bentworth Bearcats are among the surprise teams in Class A’s Tri-County South Conference. But Frazier reminded them who is at the top of …
Schoolboy pick of the week: Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
I’ve been writing this high school football prediction column for a very long time. And I can’t ever remember the key game involving Bentworth. Welcome back, Ron Skiles. Skiles, in his third stint at his alma mater, is quick to tell anyone that the Bearcats “are in a hole” when …
Frazier not looking past ‘much improved’ Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
The first thing that jumps out when scouting Bentworth’s football team is that the Bearcats (1-1, 1-1) are not 0-2 with two lopsided defeats. The …
Bentworth passes over W. Greene
By The Valley Independent
Bentworth gave coach Ron Skiles his first win of the season in a big way Friday as the Bearcats hammered visiting West Greene, 35-6, in …
Rams cruise as soccer launches section play
By Bill Hughes
Most of the Mon Valley’s boys’ soccer teams opened up section play Tuesday. One coach added a milestone win while Monessen will have to wait …
Three of a kind: Football coaches who took different routes
By Jeff Oliver
Ron Skiles. Nick Milchovich. Donnie Militzer. They are the new head football coaches at Bentworth, Ringgold and Charleroi, respectively. While all will be coaching their …
Skiles hopes 3rd time’s a charm at Bentworth
By Donnie Tasser
When Ron Skiles accepted the coaching position at Bentworth for the third time, he knew there was a lot of work to be done. The Bearcats went 1-8 last season, with their lone win over Geibel, which no longer fields a football program. But Skiles is optimistic the initial steps …
Bentworth again turns to Skiles to head football program
By Bruce Wald
For the third time in 33 years, Bentworth School Board has hired alumnus Ron Skiles as its head varsity football coach. The 70-year-old Skiles’ first head coaching stint with the Bearcats was from 1981-88. He compiled a 53-26 record in those eight seasons. The 1984 Bearcats won 10 games and …
Bentworth’s Rothka on familiar ground
By Bill West
Bentworth senior Jake Rothka fought his way through a consolation bracket in the PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional championships last season to secure a spot …
Skiles back at Bentworth again
By Jeff Oliver
Perhaps, for Ron Skiles and Bentworth, the third time will be the charm. Skiles was hired Tuesday night to coach the struggling Bearcats football program. …
High school roundup: Gateway, Ambridge, Bentworth hire football coaches
By Staff Reports
Gateway School Board members officially hired Tom Nola as the district’s varsity football coach Wednesday night, selecting the longtime Clairton coach to replace Donnie Militzer, …
Charleroi hosting Sec. 2 wrestling tourney
By Jeff Oliver
Wrestlers from Charleroi, Yough and Bentworth will be vying to reach the WPIAL championships next week Saturday when the AA Sectional Tournament is held at …
Wrestling section tourneys today
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold, Yough and Bentworth embark on the first leg of the WPIAL section team wrestling tournaments today. BVA and Ringgold will be competing in the Section 2 AAA tourney, while Yough and Bentworth are in the Section 2 AA event. The Section 2 AAA tournament is at …
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 …
Charleroi gets 1st win in romp over Bentworth
By Donnie Tasser
After two disappointing losses to start the season, the Charleroi boys’ basketball team broke out of its slump in a big way Friday night, recording its first win of the season in dominating fashion. The Cougars (1-2, 1-0) scored early and often en route to a 73-30 victory over Bentworth …
Bent-Ell team celebrates a belated 50th
By Ron Paglia
Better late than never. That could have been the theme of a belated 50th anniversary reunion of Bentleyville-Ellsworth (Bent-Ell) High School’s WPIAL Class B championship …
Many story lines in soccer pairings
By Bill Hughes
The WPIAL released its 2013 soccer playoff brackets Wednesday, and there is a lot of local flavor in the pairings for the “second season.” Eight …
Frazier blanks Bearcats
By Donnie Tasser
It was hard to say which group had a better game in Frazier’s 38-0 road thrashing of Bentworth: the Commodores’ defensive line or their offensive skill position players. Charles Manack, Nick Smalich and Zach Mastowski accounted for 390 yards of offense, but the boys in the trenches really set the …
Bentworth coach Niziol preaches patience, hard work
By Bill Hughes
Second-year Bentworth head football coach Bob Niziol is trying to revitalize the Bearcats program, but he knows there is a lot of work to do …
Bentworth again battling shorthanded roster
By Bill Hughes
As is usually the case with Class A schools, Bentworth enters the season hurting for players. Last season, then first-year coach Bob Niziol and his staff had 27 players, but nine graduated. “We are only replacing (the nine seniors) with seven new bodies,” Niziol said. “Most of the new bodies …
Monessen’s Ward, other girls to cap ‘grand’ basketball careers at Roundball Classic
By Jeff Oliver
Getting picked to play in a prestigious all-star game could certainly be called a grand experience. And for four of the six area girls who …
Cal duo, Levine in Roundball Classic
By Jeff Oliver
Tanner Huffman and Brian Fisher have played basketball together for so long, it would seem strange to see one on the court without the other. …
Bentworth’s Bizet to Alderson-Broaddus
By For The Valley Independent
John Bizet’s commitment to Alderson-Broaddus College was a decision he knew would shape more than just his college career, but the foundation for his next …
Charleroi wins on buzzer beater
By Jeremy Sellew
After Charleroi forward Eric Johnson committed a costly turnover with under a minute remaining, Charleroi assistant Coach Ryan Encapera told the junior not to hang …

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