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Southmoreland thrills home crowd with 25-24 victory over Charleroi

By Jason Black
Because of flooding that damaged its field last year, the Southmoreland football team hadn’t played a home game at Russ Grimm Field since 2012. But …
Charleroi coach says ‘the sky is the limit’ for Cougars
By Jeff Oliver
Much like his predecessor, Ed Jenkins, new Charleroi football coach Don Militzer is a high-energy, high-optimism kind of guy. Unlike Jenkins, Militzer hopes to have …
Three of a kind: Football coaches who took different routes
By Jeff Oliver
Ron Skiles. Nick Milchovich. Donnie Militzer. They are the new head football coaches at Bentworth, Ringgold and Charleroi, respectively. While all will be coaching their …
Lots of high hopes for Mon Valley boys soccer teams
By Bill Hughes
The boys’ soccer season is about to get under way with area teams showing promise for the upcoming season. Belle Vernon Area hopes to return …
Chad Waggoner is a nose guard/offensive guard for Charleroi Area
By Tribune-Review
1. If you were ordering your last meal, what would it be? My last meal would be either a chicken or steak dinner made by …
HSFB preview by position: Familiar faces coaching in new places
By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL and City League have a number of familiar faces coaching in new places. Among the career moves since last season, these five changes …
Charleroi buying into 1st-year coach Militzer’s program
By Jeremy Sellew
Even after a late start, first-year Charleroi coach Donnie Militzer is pleased in the reception he’s received from his new team. “The response has been …
Temple’s Hooks lands at Cal U
By Jeff Oliver
Over the last few years, California University has become a landing spot for one-time Division I football players. Currently, there is one former D-I starter …
Area players make college choices
By Jeff Oliver
Two area football players made decisions on their college choices recently, each going a different route to do so. Brandon Bowman, who graduated from Charleroi …
Militzer filled with enthusiasm
By Jeremy Sellew
First-year Charleroi Area football coach Donnie Militzer surely doesn’t lack enthusiasm. After being hired to lead the Cougars in May, Militzer promised he was not …
Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash
By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
Militzer: ‘It’s going to be now’
By Jeff Oliver
Excitement. Excitement. And maybe a little bit of enthusiasm sprinkled in. That’s how Don Militzer has been since he hit the ground running as the …
Charleroi Area to host ‘Meet the Coach’ event
By Jeff Oliver
Anyone interested in knowing more about Charleroi Area High School’s new football coach, Donnie Militzer? Charleroi football fans can get their first insight on the …
High school roundup: Football coaching carousel complete
By Staff Reports
It has been quite a busy offseason for high school football coaches looking for jobs in Western Pennsylvania. With 22 positions open in the WPIAL and City League, hundreds of interviews were held during the past five-plus months. This week, the final two open positions were filled at Charleroi (Donnie …
Charleroi comes up short in 4-0 loss
By Jeff Oliver
The most successful softball season in the last 20 years for Charleroi ended on a sour note Tuesday with a 4-0 loss to McGuffey. The …
Monessen game pushed back to today
By Jeff Oliver
Much like it did with the regular season, rain has already wreaked havoc with the WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs. Monessen’s WPIAL Class A first …
Charleroi falls with playoffs on the line
By Donnie Tasser
Charleroi entered Thursday’s suspended Section 2 AA game trailing Brownsville 3-0 in the third inning with a playoff spot on the line. Despite outplaying the Falcons for the remaining five innings, the Cougars could not push across a run. With Chartiers-Houston beating Fort Cherry, Charleroi’s season comes to an end. …
Charleroi softball to face McGuffey
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi softball team has not participated in the WPIAL playoffs in quite some time. And when the Lady Cougars make their debut in the Class AA tournament next week, they won’t have to travel very far. Charleroi (11-3), champions of Section 4 AA, will take on McGuffey (13-3), runners-up …
For Charleroi, EF: Just win
By Jeff Oliver
After two months, a lot of pitches, a lot of runs and a whole lot of rain, it has come down to this for Charleroi Area and Elizabeth Forward: Win and you’re in the WPIAL baseball playoffs. The Cougars and Warriors can both finish tied for third in their respective …
Tilghman all wet as Charleroi walks off
By Jeff Oliver
What happens when you coach a team to its first section title in 22 years? Well, if you are Charleroi Area softball coach Trey Tilghman, …
Charleroi Area stays alive with 6-5 win
By Donnie Tasser
You could call it a “walk-off,” but a “spring-off” would be more appropriate. Trailing Burgettstown by a run with two on and two out in …
Charleroi stays alive in 2-AA
By Jeff Oliver
One thing about these Charleroi Cougars: Their games aren’t for the faint of heart. Five of their Section 2 AA games have been decided by …
Playoff races enter the home stretch
By Jeff Oliver
With the baseball and softball regular seasons coming down to a very wet wire, several area teams are in the thick of playoff races while …
Eight-inning defeat costly for Charleroi
By Donnie Tasser
Charleroi’s playoff chances in Section 2 AA took a major hit Wednesday when an error ended a pitchers’ duel and allowed first-place Washington to walk off with a 1-0, eight-inning victory at Consol Energy Park. The loss dropped the Cougars to 7-7 on the year and 6-5 in the section, …

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