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Chartiers Valley baseball hopes to triumph behind arms of unproven pitchers

By Gary Horvath
Chartiers Valley baseball coach Jim Jaskowski is hoping that replacing top-end talent with depth in his pitching rotation will be enough to keep the Colts ...
Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse carries momentum into new season
By Nathan Smith
The Chartiers Valley boys lacrosse team is entering the season with a new focus. The Colts are coming off a 9-8 season that saw the team ...
The Signal Item softball preview
By Nathan Smith
Expectations are high for the Signal Item area softball teams entering the season. A year after only two qualified for the postseason and another fell one game short, all four teams return several starters and are looking to reach the WPIAL postseason. The following is a look at what to expect from ...
Chartiers Valley’s Lohman captures 3rd straight PIAA diving title
By Doug Gulasy
LEWISBURG — With the PIAA Class AAA diving competition coming down to the wire, Chartiers Valley senior Maria Lohman knew she had to step up her performance in the finals. Focusing on her own dives instead of the scoreboard, Lohman won her third consecutive state diving title with 508.35 points ...
Chartiers Valley girls top Beaver to advance to PIAA quarterfinals
By Karen Price
Chartiers Valley girls basketball coach Ashley Battle knows her team’s 47-29 win over Beaver in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs Wednesday ...
HS highlight reel: Roundball Classic set for April 18
By Tribune-Review
The top scorers in the area will be on display April 18 at the Roundball Classic all-star games at Geneva College. Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell ...
Chartiers Valley ousted by Mt. Lebanon on last-second shot
By Karen Price
Neither Jonny David nor his father, Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David, could quite say what happened on the game-winning play of the Blue Devils’ first-round PIAA upset win over Chartiers Valley on Saturday at Canon-McMillan High School. Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell had just hit a 3-pointer to tie the score in ...
Former assistant now leading Chartiers Valley girls lacrosse
By Nathan Smith
To find a new head coach for its girls lacrosse team, Chartiers Valley looked within the program. Former assistant Sarah Lawrence will guide the team this spring after former coach Julie Gould resigned. Lawrence coached with Gould the last four seasons. “I really got a feel for the ropes the last couples ...
Gorman: McConnells owned ‘The Pete’
By Kevin Gorman
Tim McConnell found himself standing on the “P” of the Pitt logo at Petersen Events Center Sunday, and that’s when the reality hit him. “I ...
High school notebook: Attendance up at WPIAL basketball title games
By Chris Harlan and  paul Schofield
Attendance was up for the WPIAL basketball finals. The WPIAL sold nearly 13,500 tickets for last weekend’s eight championships at Petersen Events Center, said executive ...
McConnell’s 34 points fuel Chartiers Valley’s victory in Class AAAA title game
By Chris Harlan
Chartiers Valley’s Matty McConnell joined his teammates in a pile under the hoop, then lifted his father off his feet with a hug and later ...
WPIAL finalists feature skilled scorers, playmakers on perimeter
By Kevin Gorman
After a scrimmage with Aliquippa and Beaver Falls on the eve of the WPIAL playoff pairings meeting, Chartiers Valley coach Tim McConnell was so impressed ...
Olympic aspirations fueling Chartiers Valley senior diver
By Gary Horvath
As Chartiers Valley senior Maria Lohman approaches the PIAA Class AAA girls diving championship next month — the last meet of her high school career ...
Ford City’s girls basketball team bows out for good with playoff loss to Chartiers Valley
By Ed Phillipps
With 34 seconds remaining in Ford City’s WPIAL Class AAA first-round playoff game, a final substitution was made. The starters left the floor with tears ...
Chartiers Valley grad Wilps continuing family legacy with Pitt wrestling
By Gary Horvath
For each of the past few years, Chartiers Valley alum Noah Wilps has been too busy competing in the PIAA wrestling championships to watch his ...
Chartiers Valley’s Lohman captures 4th WPIAL diving title
By Karen Price
In her quest for a fourth and final WPIAL diving title, Chartiers Valley’s Maria Lohman was without equal at Monday’s Class AAA championship at North ...
Chartiers Valley storms past Butler in AAAA opening round
By Nathan Smith
There was a lot of similarities heading into last week’s showdown between the Chartiers Valley and Butler boys basketball teams to the team’s postseason game ...
HS highlight reel: Decision time for WPIAL committee
By Tribune-Review
The pieces of the WPIAL basketball pairings puzzle will fall into place Tuesday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. Who deserves to sit in those top-seeded spaces will be a subject of much debate in several classifications. For the boys, Aliquippa (21-0) and Mars (21-1) are logical choices in ...
McConnell reaches coaching milestone with Chartiers Valley
By Nathan Smith
Walk into the gymnasium at Chartiers Valley and the impact Tim McConnell has had on the boys basketball team is on display. Banners hang high from ...
With section title in hand, Chartiers Valley girls look to postseason
By Nathan Smith
Charters Valley girls basketball coach Ashley Battle will admit her team under achieved in her first season. But a year after the Colts went 7-15 and missed the postseason for the first time in more than a decade, the team has rebounded with a section title. Last week the team ...
Gorman: Two good friends coach for milestone win
By Kevin Gorman
As Mike Mastroianni and Tim McConnell go for milestone victories Friday night, both joke that it means they’ve been around a long time. Mastroianni, 53, ...
Chartiers Valley displays shooting touch in blowout win over USC
By Chris Harlan
Chartiers Valley’s Tim McConnell ranks this season’s lineup among the best shooting teams he’s ever coached. Certainly top five. Maybe top three. That shooter’s touch showed ...
Chartiers Valley senior looks to defend WPIAL swim titles
By Karen Kadilak
Having dominated WPIAL Class AA the past two seasons, Chartiers Valley senior Drew Damich does not expect to slow down after being moved by the ...
Chartiers Valley junior guard Flohr providing scoring spark
By Nathan Smith
When asked what junior guard Eddie Flohr brings to the court, Charters Valley coach Tim McConnell didn’t mince words. “He brings everything,” McConnell said. “He is ...
Chartiers Valley swimming and diving shifting focus to individuals
By Gary Horvath
A classification jump has the Chartiers Valley boys swimming team shifting its focus a bit this season. Last season, the Colts finished third at the ...

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