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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. …
Frazier volleyball rallies past Geibel in playoff tune-up
By Jason Black
If Thursday’s Section 5-A volleyball match between Geibel and visiting Frazier doesn’t help to prepare both teams for the upcoming WPIAL playoffs, nothing will. In …
Daily Courier Q&A: Frazier’s Bret Poling
By Jason Black
Frazier junior Bret Poling has been a key part of the Commodores’ success this season, particularly on defense. Poling, who plays middle linebacker, had a …
Focused Frazier shuts out Carmichaels
By Jeremy Sellew
With new goals and new focus. After coming off an emotional loss to Beth-Center last week, that’s how the Frazier Commodores are going about their …
B-C outslugs Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Friday’s Tri-County South Conference showdown, both Frazier and Beth-Center stood atop the mountain with perfect records. And there is ever only room for …
Brawl mars Beth-Center’s win over Frazier
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Friday’s Tri-County South showdown, both Frazier and Beth-Center stood atop the mountain with perfect records. And there is only room for one at …
Frazier, B-C fight to hold on to their ‘0’ in loss column
By Jeff Oliver
Somebody’s “0” has got to go. That’s the case Friday night when Frazier (5-0, 4-0) hosts Beth-Center (5-0, 4-0) in not only the game of the Tri-County South season, but possibly of Friday’s entire WPIAL schedule. The teams know each other very well as the Bulldogs have won the conference …
Allegheny Conference teams cause struggles for H.S. Picks
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks bounced back from one of his worst weeks of his career. The Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator went 37-7 in Week 5 of the season, which improved his record to 164-38 (.812) for the season. Picks said stopping off at his favorite food establishment — any place that …
Valley Independent roundup: Frazier rolls over Leechburg in warmup for showdown with Beth-Center
By The Valley Independent
The Frazier Commodores prepped for next week’s showdown for first place in the Tri-County South Conference with Beth-Center by belting host Leechburg, 48-12, in a non-conference game. The Commodores (5-0, 4-0) raced out to a 41-12 halftime lead on the strength of four second quarter touchdowns. Hunter Patterson threw two …
Frazier routs Leechburg for 5th straight win
By Dave Yohe
Frazier had no intention of relinquishing its ranked status in a nonconference game Friday night against Leechburg. The Class A No. 9 Commodores (5-0) rolled to a 48-12 victory over host Leechburg on Friday at Veterans  Memorial Field. “We did execute and made big plays. We got some big chunks …
Daily Courier Q&A: Frazier’s Hunter Patterson
By Jason Black
As a first-year starter at quarterback, Frazier  junior Hunter Pattterson has helped the Commodores soar to the top of the Tri-County South Conference standings with …
Commodores third-set rally sparks win over Gators
By Jason Black
A battle of two undefeated volleyball teams turned on a dime in the third set, as Frazier stared down three straight game points and eventually …
Frazier’s Patterson Player of the Week
By Jeremy Sellew 7:22 a.m.
It’s rare for a two-quarterback system to be successful. But not at Frazier High School. The Commodores’ offense has flourished as the team has averaged …
Frazier’s Turek a 50-year fixture as local cross country, track coach
By Rachel Basinger
When you love something, it’s hard to give it up. At least that’s the case for Joseph Turek. At 71, Turek is celebrating his 50th …
Patterson throws five TD passes  in Frazier romp
By The Valley Independent
Frazier picked up a huge Tri-County South Conference road win Friday, dusting off Mapletown, 39-14. Frazier (4-0, 4-0) broke open a 7-0 game with 26 points in the second quarter for a 33-7 halftime lead over the Maples (2-2, 2-2). Hunter Patterson threw five touchdown passes, all in the first …
H.S. Picks catches Bucco Fever
By H.s. Picks
Even though it’s high school football season, H.S. Picks has the Pirates on his mind. Maybe that explains his subpar performance so far. Picks was 33-7 in Week 3, which leaves him 99-21 for the season. At least the Pirates have stayed focused and are currently holding off Milwaukee for …
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 …
Early playoff losses motivate Frazier volleyball
By Jason Black
The Frazier volleyball team has piled up four straight undefeated seasons in Section 5-A, but in the past two seasons, the Commodores have failed to …
Frazier’s Ross is Player of the Week
By Jeremy Sellew
It’s been a long time since Frazier had a weapon in its backfield with the skill set of Alvin “L.A.” Ross. Ross, a sophomore, gives …
Frazier finds its offense in win over Avella
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Friday’s Tri-County South Conference opener against visiting Avella, Frazier football coach Mike Steeber was a little worried about his offense. That’s because in …
Frazier welcomes back a solid core from last season’s 7-3 team
By Bill Hughes
After going 7-3 last year, including 6-2 in the Tri-County South Conference, Frazier has to replace five starters on both sides of the ball. So …
Replacing graduated QB key for Frazier
By Donnie Tasser
When Mike Steeber was hired as the Frazier football coach in 2010, making the playoffs was a worthy goal. After all, he was taking over …

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