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Frazier gets nine on T-C South squad

By Jeff Oliver
Frazier and Beth-Center dominated the Tri-County South All-Conference Team with nine and 10 players selected, respectively. It should come as no surprise that the two teams ...
Trib Cup: Bentworth volleyball striving for perfection again
By Alex Oltmanns
Hayley Wilson was a senior at Bentworth the last time the Bearcats girls volleyball team finished the regular season with an undefeated record in 2008. Now, as the second-year head coach of the Bearcats, Wilson had guided her alma mater to a perfect 12-0 record and a first-place finish in WPIAL ...
Skiles has Bentworth headed in right direction
By Jeff Oliver
The good news for Bentworth is if the Bearcats win their final game of the season at home, they should find themselves in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. The bad news? The Bearcats (3-5, 3-4) play host to Beth-Center (8-0, 7-0). All the Bulldogs have done this season, aside from running ...
Valley Independent roundup: California picks up 1st win at West Greene
By The Valley Independent
California Area broke a seven-game losing streak Friday, picking up its first win of the season with a 20-0 shutout of West Greene. K.C. Zajicek and James Bongiorno combined for 272 yards on the ground for the Trojans (1-6, 1-5). “It feels good to get one under our belts,” Trojans coach ...
Bentworth stays alive with 13-6 win
By The Valley Independent
Bentworth kept its playoff hopes alive in the Tri-County South Conference with a hard-earned 13-6 win over host California Area. The Bearcats (3-3, 3-3) took a 7-0 lead in the second quarter when Ethan Tush scored one a 1-yard run. California (0-6, 0-6) made it 7-6 before halftime when K.C. Zajicek scored ...
Monessen gets spark, beats Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
The last four games, Monessen’s boys’ soccer team went a disappointing 2-1-1 and Greyhound coach Sam Perry made no bones about a big reason why ...
Geibel boys secure 4th straight shutout victory
By Jason Black
Eight games into the season, the Geibel boys soccer team appears to have everything necessary to be a force in Class A. The Gators have ...
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 built a ...
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 the ...
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 it ...
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 next ...
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 a ...
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 first games at 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 won ...
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. This ...
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 Peters Township, ...
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 basketball ...
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 area ...

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