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Neshannock sends Bentworth packing from playoffs

By The Valley Independent
There was good news and bad news for the Bentworth Bearcats Friday night. The good news is that the Bearcats enjoyed the most successful season in the last decade for the program as they made the WPIAL Class A playoffs for the first time since 2005. The bad news is that their ...
Picking playoff winners
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL’s second football season gets under way Friday night with three area teams hoping to make new memories and the other hoping to catch lightning in a bottle again. A year ago, Ringgold (8-1) went into the Class AAA playoffs with no pedigree for success in the postseason. ...
10 area girls named All-WPIAL in soccer
By Jeff Oliver
The 2015 girls’ soccer season not only was a memorable one on the team level for many area schools, but it was a success on ...
Bentworth, Charleroi lead squad
By Jeff Oliver
Bentworth and Charleroi comprise more than 50 percent of the 18-player Section 1-A All-Section Team that was announced Wednesday. The section champion Cougars placed five players ...
Bentworth falls to Beth-Center in Tri-County South showdown
By Bill Hughes
The storyline heading into Friday’s Tri-County South contest between Bentworth and host Beth-Center was clear. The winner would host a WPIAL Class A playoff game this ...
GCC ends Bentworth’s season
By Bill Hughes
A year ago, Greensburg Central Catholic saw its soccer season end at Warrior Stadium with a loss to Geibel Catholic in the WPIAL Class A ...
Schoolboy pick of week: Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
There probably isn’t another game in the area with more on the line tonight than the one that will be played on the hill off Route 88 in Fredericktown. Bentworth and host Beth-Center will match 6-2 overall and 6-1 Tri-County South Conference records. The winner will get a home ...
Greensburg Central Catholic boys down Bentworth to advance to semifinals
By Bill Hughes
A year ago, Greensburg Central Catholic saw its season end at Warrior Stadium in the WPIAL Class A quarterfinals after a loss to Geibel Catholic. ...
Jeannette makes statement in rout of Bentworth
By Les Harvath
Having already secured a Class A playoff berth, Jeannette coach Roy Hall was hoping for a “statement game” Friday against visiting Bentworth. “We wanted to put together a good game and make a statement regarding implications about playoff seedings,” Hall said. “But I never expected this.” “This” was Jeannette’s convincing 68-0 ...
Dziak, Kondratik, Erdely to PIAA finals
By The Valley Independent
Bentworth’s Luke Dziak and Charleroi’s Mike Kondratik moved on to the PIAA Class AA boys’ golf championship by qualifying Monday at Tom’s Run. Playing in the ...
Bentworth’s Hughes two-time Player of the Week
By Jeff Oliver
Early in the second quarter of Friday’s Tri-County South Conference home game with Mapletown, Bentworth found itself trailing, 14-0. Two touchdowns down for most teams is ...
Hughes’ record night carries Bentworth over Mapletown
By Chris Buckley
Mapletown churned out nearly 200 yards on the ground in the first half Friday to keep Bentworth’s potent passing offense grounded. In the second half, the ...
Bentworth’s Tush Player of the Week
By Jeremy Sellew
Bentworth coach Ron Skiles has three tenures under his belt at the helm of the program. On Friday, he thinks he may have witnessed history during ...
Valley Independent roundup: Bentworth’s Tush scores 6 TDs in win over California
By Tribune-Review
Bentworth needed a 28-point fourth quarter Friday to pull away from pesky California Area, 49-27, in a Tri-County South Conference contest. The Bearcats (5-1, 5-1) got ...
Charleroi, Bentworth keep winning
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi and Bentworth just keep winning in Section 4-A boys’ soccer as the Cougars shut out Geibel, 4-0, and the first place Bearcats nipped Monessen, 2-1, in overtime. At Charleroi, the Cougars (10-3, 7-2) played two different halves against the Gators (2-10, 2-7) as they won for the sixth straight time. “It ...
Surprising starts vault football teams into WPIAL playoff picture
By Paul Schofield
It has been a while since Belle Vernon challenged for a conference title. It was 2002 when the Leopards were 7-3 and won the Keystone ...
Bentworth’s Hughes named Player of Week
By Jeff Oliver
The Bentworth Bearcats have one of the most explosive offenses in the WPIAL, averaging 37.8 points a game. The trigger-man behind the spread offense for Bentworth ...
Bentworth gets healthy against Avella, 65-8
By The Valley Independent
If the Bentworth Bearcats were feeling sick after last week’s heart-breaking 7-3 loss to Frazier, then Avella was just what the doctor ordered. Bentworth (3-1, 3-1) rolled over the Tri-County South Conference foe Eagles (0-3, 0-3), 65-8. The Bearcats erupted for 51 points in the first half as Ethan Tush had a ...
Near-miss for Bentworth in loss to Frazier
By Rick Bruni Jr.
As the game clock hit zero, the Bentworth crowd gave its football team a two-minute standing ovation. Veteran coach Ron Skiles smiled as he received ...
Frazier defense clamps down again in victory over Bentworth
By Rick Bruni Jr.
As the clock hit zero, Bentworth fans gave their football team a two-minute standing ovation. Veteran coach Ron Skiles smiled as he received congratulatory handshakes ...
Schoolboy pick of week: Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
Back to the future. That’s what tonight’s Frazier at Bentworth showdown of Tri-County South Conference unbeatens could be considered. The Commodores (2-0, 2-0) and Bearcats (2-0, 2-0) both have wide-open offenses with coaches who are not afraid to ask their quarterbacks to put the ball in the air as ...
Frazier, Bentworth battle for top spot
By Jeff Oliver
THE game in the Tri-County South Conference so far this season is Friday’s Frazier at Bentworth contest. When was the last time anybody said that? But it’s ...
Valley Independent roundup: Zajicek scores 8 TDs in California’s rout of Avella
By The Valley Independent
Casey Zajicek had the kind of game every kid dreams about when tossing a football in the air in his backyard. The California Area running back ...
Bentworth, Frazier roll in TCS openers
By The Valley Independent
Frazier opened the season in impressive fashion, thrashing host Avella, 52-0, in a Tri-County South Conference game. The Commodores broke open a 7-0 game by scoring 35 points in the second quarter for a commanding 42-0 halftime lead. Hunter Patterson stole the show for Frazier as he accounted for four touchdowns. He ...
Skiles sees improvement at Bentworth
By Bill Hughes
Entering the second year of his third stint as head coach of the Bentworth football program, Ron Skiles has a much better feel for where ...
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