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Derry tops Charleroi to end losing streak

By Les Harvath
With 20 seconds remaining, first-year Derry coach Tim Sweeney saw it coming. With his Trojans upending visiting Charleroi, 35-6, Sweeney was on the receiving end of the ice bucket treatment, and it had nothing to do with charity. “I saw them coming out of the corner of my eye,” Sweeney …
Roundup: Monessen dominates Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Thursday’s Section 4 A game against Charleroi, Monessen coach Sam Perry said the game would be the first true test for the unbeaten …
McGuffey parties, Militzer fumes after 45-0 rout
By Jeff Oliver
Friday started as a festive night at Charleroi Stadium as the 1962 Cougars team was honored, but the only team on the field that partied …
Schoolboy pick of week: Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
If he has done anything in his brief tenure as the head football coach at Charleroi Area, Don Militzer has created a buzz. He has created a buzz throughout a community that has wanted for a winning program for several years, and more importantly, with a team he says just …
Charleroi, BV Area to honor past stars
By The Valley Independent
This will be a big night under the lights for stars from the past from Charleroi Area and Belle Vernon Area. Before the Cougars host McGuffey at 7 p.m. at Charleroi Stadium, the school will honor the 1962 Charleroi football team. That team went 8-1-1 and had the best record …
Charleroi, McGuffey look to light it up
By Jeff Oliver
The guy with the busiest job Friday night at Charleroi Stadium will probably be Ryan Encapera, who operates the clock and scoreboard for Charleroi’s football …
BVA girls claim South Fayette tourney title
By Bill Hughes
While most of the Mon Valley is enjoying time off over the three-day weekend, the 2014 soccer season got underway with many of the local …
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 …

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