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Chartiers Valley to rely on young lineup

By Nathan Smith
Chartiers Valley will be young this season with juniors and sophomores starting on both sides of the ball, but second-year coach Niel Loebig is OK …
Chartiers Valley has playoffs on mind despite youthful roster
By Nathan Smith
After graduating more than 20 seniors from last season’s squad, the Chartiers Valley football team will be young. Second-year coach Niel Loebig is looking for …
Canevin girls take field with new soccer coach this season
By Nathan Smith
The girls soccer teams of the WPIAL returned to the field this week in preparation for the fall season. The Signal Item area teams are …
Ferri ready for 1st season coaching Chartiers Valley girls volleyball squad
By Nathan Smith
Chartiers Valley girls volleyball coach Jason Ferri feels he has a good grasp of his team heading into his debut season. After stepping down from his last coaching position at Moon in 2010 to watch his daughters play the sport, Ferri has spent several seasons watching the Colts from the …
Vulcano out, Potthoff in as Chartiers Valley athletic director
By Nathan Smith
Frank Vulcano’s eight-year tenure as athletic director at Chartiers Valley has come to an end. “The school board accepted Mr. Vulcano’s retirement at the June 24 meeting,” Chartiers Valley communications director Kara Droney said in an email. “We thank him for his service to the Chartiers Valley School District.” The …
High school notebook: Quaker Valley’s Jackson picks Pitt for football
By Chris Harlan
After a morning tour of campus, Cornell senior Dane Jackson committed Tuesday to play football at Pitt. Yet, his decision had been made awhile ago. …
Chartiers Valley boys basketball using summer league to prepare for jump to AAAA
By Nathan Smith
It might only be the summer but the Chartiers Valley boys basketball team looks to be in mid-season form. The Colts have jumped out to …
Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse falls in fourth straight WPIAL title game
By Nathan Smith
Once again, it was a nightmarish ending to the season for the Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team. After making it through the season without dropping …
Shaler girls lacrosse team exacts revenge, captures WPIAL championship
By Gary Horvath
The Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team handed Shaler its only loss earlier this year, but the Titans got their revenge when it counted. Shaler defeated …
Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley focus on WPIAL title lacrosse sweeps
By Gary Horvath
In a year where WPIAL lacrosse showed parity in the regular season, two programs are looking to establish themselves as being among the elite, and …
Chartiers Valley heads into postseason riding a hot streak
By Nathan Smith
A focus on the team helped the Chartiers Valley baseball squad bring out the best in its individual players. After starting the season 1-2, the …
Chartiers Valley grad a presence at the plate for Waynesburg
By Nathan Smith
Entering their first collegiate sports season, some athletes might need time to adjust to new surroundings. Chartiers Valley grad Jonathon Kletzli went in swinging. Kletzli …
Signal Item area track and field athletes competing at WPIAL finals
By Nathan Smith
Bishop Canevin, Chartiers Valley and Keystone Oaks will all have athletes competing at the WPIAL track and field championships today, Thursday, at Baldwin High School. …
Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse making late-season surge
By Nathan Smith
Last week’s 10-6 win over Seton-La Salle might be the biggest game for the Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team during Matt Giglotti’s two seasons as …
Harlan: Jam Fest puts bounce in Western Pa. basketball talent
By Chris Harlan
An all-star lineup from Los Angeles traveled across the country this week for the Pittsburgh Jam Fest, an AAU basketball event that drew hundreds of out-of-state teams to gyms around this area. The California team’s roster included a son of Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew. Yet, miles from home, the …
‘Hoops for a Cure’ rosters announced
By Nathan Smith
The 19th annual “Hoops for a Cure” is a who’s who of WPIAL basketball. The event will start at 3 p.m. on April 26 at Chartiers Valley with a game between the Class A and AA girls. The boys Class A and AA game will tip at 4:30 and will …
Chartiers Valley softball team hopes strong start leads to different results
By Nathan Smith
The luck of the Chartiers Valley softball team is taking a turn for the better. After two seasons in which the team struggled, in part …
Chartiers Valley baseball finding itself early
By Nathan Smith
While the Chartiers Valley baseball team opened the season with a 5-1 loss to Mt. Lebanon, coach Jim Jaskowski’s excitement for the season wasn’t diminished. …
Signal Item area track teams ready to continue success
By Nathan Smith
The 2013 track and field season was a standout year for the Signal Item area teams as Bishop Canevin, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley and Keystone Oaks …
Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse ready to snap the streak
By Nathan Smith
It has been a recurring nightmare for the Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse team. The Colts have dominated the competition over the last three seasons, compiling …
Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse blends experience, talent
By Nathan Smith
The bad news about Matt Giglotti’s first season as Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse coach was the 5-10 record. The good news is only one of …
Bishop Canevin, Keystone Oaks softball look for a return to postseason
By Nathan Smith
Western Pennsylvania finally has started to thaw out, and the softball teams of the WPIAL are getting ready to take to the field. The Signal …
Upper St. Clair, North Allegheny swimmers shine at PIAA championship meet
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Zach Buerger figured that with the history between his North Allegheny swim and diving team and Upper St. Clair, the PIAA Class AAA championships Thursday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium couldn’t help but be close. Buerger was right. And another layer developed in this friendly rivalry, one that …
Central Valley battles past TJ
By Mark Kaboly
And Thomas Jefferson thought the way it lost to Central Valley in the WPIAL semifinals two weeks ago was a difficult one to take? Tuesday’s …
Chartiers Valley swimmers looking for PIAA success
By Nathan Smith
The Chartiers Valley boys freestyle relay team proved how much experience can matter at the WPIAL Class AA swimming and diving championships. The foursome of …

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