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California shuts down Carmichaels, 48-29

By The Valley Independent
The California Area Trojans were in a dogfight with Carmichaels during the first half of their non-section basketball game Tuesday night. The second half, however, was ...
Cal Area opens Teets’ job after two seasons
By Jeff Oliver
Most head coaches always remember their first job. There is no doubt that Bo Teets will remember his, but it won’t necessarily be a pleasant memory. Earlier ...
California has ‘starting 7’
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s all about comfort for California Area boys’ basketball coach Bruno Pappasergi. He took over last season when former coach Steve Luko stepped aside for medical ...
Cal girls now the hunted
By Jeremy Sellew
California Area girls’ basketball coach Chris Minerd knows his team will no longer be sneaking up on anybody. After reaching the WPIAL Class A semifinals as ...
Frazier, Beth-Center lead Tri-County South football 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 ...
Frazier wards off California, 34-12
By Kyle Pillar
No. 7 Frazier (8-1, 7-1) finished the regular season on a high note, rolling to a 34-12 victory over California on Friday night in Tri-County South action. In a penalty-filled game, it was dual-threat freshman Alvin Ross who led the Commodores to second-place finish in the conference. On the second play of ...
Maples’ Rush runs over California
By The Valley Independent
Dylan Rush ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns as Mapletown rolled over visiting California Area, 41-16, in a Class A Tri-County South contest. Adam Hein added touchdown runs of 10, 1 and 47 yards for the Maples (6-2, 6-2), who held a 35-0 lead going into the final quarter. California (1-6, ...
Charleroi, California to meet in Week 10
By Jeff Oliver
For Charleroi Area and California Area, it was a no-brainer. It was apparent after the midway point of the season that neither team was going to the WPIAL football playoffs. After all, going into Week 7, both teams were sitting at 0-6. Both wanted to play a game the 10th week ...
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 ...
Valley Independent roundup: California, Yough stay winless with routs
By The Valley Independent
The beat goes on for California Area and Yough as both teams remained winless after respective conference losses Friday night. The Trojans (0-3, 0-2) were hammered by Beth-Center, 47-0, in a Class A Tri-County South game and the Cougars (0-3, 0-3) bowed to Indiana, 49-15, in a Class AAA Greater Allegheny ...
California victim of Clairton’s ‘statement’
By Bill Hughes
First-year Clairton coach Wayne Wade was looking for his team to make a statement in his first game. Consider it made. The Bears scored early — 12 ...
WPIAL teams value hard-to-come-by nonconference games in Week 1
By Bill West
Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny might wonder if there’s a sadist among the people responsible for making the WPIAL football regular-season schedules. That theory would ...
California Area younger, hopefully better
By Donnie Tasser
Second-year California head football coach Bo Teets had an up-and-down first season at the helm. The Trojans missed the playoffs, but finished a respectable 4-5 ...
California heads back to Tri-County South
By Jeremy Sellew
Second-year coach Bo Teets isn’t quite sure what to expect from his California team this season, although he does expect them to compete for a ...
Salvino will be coaching at California — as football aide
By Jeff Oliver
Joe Salvino is going to be coaching at California Area this season. However, Monessen basketball fans can relax because he isn’t leaving to coach the Trojans’ ...
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Chris Harlan
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brendan McKay Blackhawk, senior, pitcher Crowds gathered whenever Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay pitched, with high school baseball fans and pro scouts ...
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s ...
‘WPIAL hangover’ dooms baseball teams going into state tourney
By Jason Mackey
Following a 5-2 loss to Seneca Valley in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game Thursday, May 29, Baldwin baseball coach Dan Caponi called practice for ...
Loss won’t define Trojans’ amazing season
By Jeff Oliver
Here’s a little food for thought to help get you over the hump: • Although the California Trojans didn’t survive Black Monday in the first round of the PIAA playoffs, that certainly doesn’t take away from the season the team and first-year coach Nick Damico enjoyed. California saw its ...
WPIAL champion California’s 1st loss ends season
By Jason Mackey
Third baseman Ronnie Baron wasn’t about to celebrate the California baseball team’s 2-1 loss to Cranberry on Monday in a PIAA Class A first-round game at Burkett Sports Complex. But the sting was lessened a bit for Baron and his teammates knowing pretty much every Class A team in the state ...
Good things come to Trojans who wait
By Donnie Tasser
In the end, the wait was worth it. After a more-than-40-hour delay to finish the final four innings of a weather-suspended game, California Area defeated rival ...
Undefeated California pulls away to win WPIAL Class A baseball title
By Jason Mackey
Jake Columbus wrapped his left arm around the WPIAL Class A championship trophy so tightly that it seemed more likely to come apart at the ...
Extra day no help for Mikes, Lawless
By Jeff Oliver
It now appears that even though the WPIAL pushed back all of Wednesday’s baseball and softball playoff action until today, Carmichaels ace Brandon Lawless still ...
Cal, Carmichaels don’t settle a thing
By Donnie Tasser
The California Area baseball team will have to wait another day to compete for a Class A WPIAL championship. The undefeated and top-seeded Trojans (19-0) ...

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