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Mission remains the same for new-look Chartiers Valley hockey team

By Nathan Smith
The Chartiers Valley hockey team is in rebuilding mode this season after losing its top defenseman, starting goaltender and two all-star forwards to graduation. Despite …
Chartiers Valley golf preparing for future
By Gary Horvath
Although the scores were forgettable, the WPIAL Class AAA boys golf tournament Oct. 2 at Latrobe Country Club was one to remember for the Chartiers …
Collins uses arm, legs to lead Chartiers Valley option offense
By Nathan Smith
When breaking in a new quarterback, football teams sometimes can expect to suffer a learning curve while everyone gets on the same page. But for …
Now or never for Chartiers Valley girls soccer seniors
By Nathan Smith
The 11 seniors on the Chartiers Valley girls soccer team have one more chance. The Colts are on a playoff drought that dates back to …
Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse star picks Cincinnati
By Bt Nathan Smith
Only a junior, Chartiers Valley lacrosse player Maria Stamerra had two years to decide where she wanted to continue her athletic and academic career. But after visiting the campus of Cincinnati, Stamerra couldn’t wait. “I didn’t think the whole thing about ‘seeing the school and you will know’ was real,” …
Chartiers Valley runners ready to put in the work
By Gary Horvath
By its coaches’ standards, the Chartiers Valley cross country team had a good summer, which means they were hard at work. The season kicked off Sept. 6 at the Red, White and Blue Invite at the Schenley Park Oval, and the coaches were excited about the team’s debut. “It’s early …
Chartiers Valley girls volleyball excited about combination of leadership, young talent
By Gary Horvath
For the first time in their careers, Rebecca Fallert and Amanda Mazzarini are okay with being subbed off the volleyball court. After four years of …
Chartiers Valley wins season opener
By Nathan Smith
Chartiers Valley sophomore Dominic Pocci was just excited to get playing time with the varsity squad. He ended up being the difference maker in the …
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 …

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