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Monessen solves Tilghman, Charleroi

By Donnie Tasser
It took the Monessen softball team seven innings to figure out Charleroi Area pitcher Jen Tilghman. But it was better late than never, as the …
Jenkins stepping down at Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi Area will be in the market for a new football coach after Ed Jenkins turned in his resignation after two seasons due to health …
Charleroi Area girls keep hitting, 11-5
By Bill Hughes
The 2014 softball season is shaping up to be special for the Charleroi Area Lady Cougars, and in more ways than one. Sophomore Jaidyn Fronzaglio celebrated her “Sweet 16” birthday Thursday, and her teammates put on a sweet display at the plate as the Lady Cougars (7-2, 5-1) pounded out …
Steel Valley softball falls to Charleroi
By Mark Kaboly
A win over Charleroi wouldn’t have clinched Steel Valley’s first section championship in 15 years. It wouldn’t even have sewn up a second consecutive playoff appearance for Matt Janov’s softball team. But it sure would have put them well on their way. Steel Valley allowed four runs late in Wednesday’s …
Brownsville knocks off Charleroi, 6-3
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi Area Cougars ran into a two-headed buzz saw Monday in the form of the Novotney brothers. Brownsville Area’s dynamic duo of Ryan Novotney …
Area teams making, not making grade
By Jeff Oliver
A break in the weather this week gave us more than a glimpse of the area’s baseball and softball teams, and most of those teams opened some eyes — whether the reasons were positive or negative. Among the positives were the baseball teams at Charleroi and California. The Cougars have …
Lady Cougars shut out GCC, 8-0
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi girls’ softball team rebounded from two straight losses by shutting out visiting Greensburg Central Catholic, 8-0, in a Section 4 AA contest Thursday. …
Missed opportunities sink Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
If Charleroi baseball coach Luke Mollis had a tough time sleeping Wednesday night, it would be understandable. That’s because earlier that day, he watched his …
TTOS announces list of honorees
By The Valley Independent
The 64th annual Toast To Our Stars Banquet has drawn WTAE-TV news reporter Sheldon Ingram as it keynote speaker. The event, which honors Charleroi Area students who participated in sports and reside in North Charleroi, will be held at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Charleroi Elks Club. The banquet …
Charleroi wins ugly in 19-13 marathon
By Jeff Oliver
There was bad news and good news for Charleroi’s baseball team in the Cougars’ Section 2 AA home game against Beth-Center at Vets Field Tuesday. …
South Allegheny southpaw dominates Charleroi
By Dave Mackall
Brenna Pribanic nearly was flawless. The South Allegheny sophomore left-hander pitched a one-hitter on Tuesday as the Gladiators shut down visiting No. 5 Charleroi 2-0 in a WPIAL Section 4-AA softball game, the Cougars’ first loss. Jordan Swarmer’s fourth-inning triple was the only Charleroi hit off Pribanic, who struck out …
Charleroi stays perfect
By Jeff Oliver
Going into the bottom of the fourth inning, Charleroi softball coach Trey Tilghman decided he’d had enough. He watched his unbeaten Lady Cougars cling to …
Local flavor highlights Roundball Classic
By Jeff Oliver
The Annual Roundball Classic boys’ and girls’ all-star basketball games will have a distinct local flavor this year. The event for high school seniors, which …
Charleroi ends section slide with 1-0 win
By Jeff Oliver
May 5, 2012. That was the last time Charleroi Area had won a section baseball game, beating Washington 6-5. But after 16 consecutive Section 2-AA …
Young Charleroi baseball to feature much deeper team
By Bill Hughes
The Charleroi Cougars baseball team is a work in progress again this year. Last season, the team took its lumps as it finished 1-18, but …
Late start for Tilghman at Charleroi
By Bill Hughes
There is good news and bad news for first-year Charleroi softball coach Trey Tilghman. The bad news, since he was not hired until last month, …
Jenkins: Italy football trip plans on schedule
By Jeff Oliver
Things are on schedule for a 2015 trip to Italy that will see local high school football players take on the Italian Junior National team. …
Charleroi’s Woytovich makes 5-AA first team
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi senior Mia Woytovich is one of two Lady Cougars basketball players to make the 5 AA All-Section Team, as voted on by the coaches. …
Weather, other factors delay spring sports
By Donnie Tasser
Nobody told Mother Nature that it was time for the spring season. With baseball and softball practices permitted to kick off this week, local high …
Mid-Mon Valley schools miss out on hosting WPIAL playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
In years past, several area schools have hosted WPIAL basketball playoff games. Ringgold, used to be a common site for weeknight doubleheaders and weekend tripleheaders. …
Lady Rams win; Charleroi boys ousted
By Bill Hughes
Both the Ringgold Lady Rams and Charleroi Cougars looked to end streaks Saturday afternoon in preliminary action of the WPIAL basketball playoffs at Chartiers Valley …
Shenango eliminates Charleroi Area girls
By Jeremy Sellew
For the past 10 years, the Charleroi Area girls’ basketball team has entered the playoffs. And for the past 10 years, the Lady Cougars have …
Charleroi, Cal hoping to end long droughts
By Jeff Oliver
There is no doubt that Monessen basketball fans have been spoiled over the years. With the boys’ basketball team in the WPIAL playoffs for the …
Charleroi holds on for win over California
By Jeff Oliver
It is often said that life isn’t fair. The California Area Trojans are living proof of that after Friday’s game. The Trojans were rolling along …
Charleroi rallies past Frazier
By Donnie Tasser
With second place in Section 5 AA on the line, Charleroi dominated the boards and used another sizzling shooting performance from Matt Indorante to drop …

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