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Monessen softball tops Charleroi, makes first-ever WPIAL playoffs

By Jeff Oliver
On one side of the softball diamond, a team celebrated not only winning 10 games for the first time in school history, but also its ...
Walenta keynote speaker at TTOS
By The Valley Independent
The 65th annual Toast To Our Stars banquet will feature one of the former honored athletes as the keynote speaker. Joel Walenta of Plano, Tex., will ...
Area players part of first Undergrad Challenge
By Jeff Oliver
Approximately 10 years ago, when Allen Deep picked up the ball and ran with the Roundball Classic All-Star basketball games, he said every year he ...
BV Area, EF set for 3-AAA showdown
By Jeff Oliver
Weather permitting, an early season showdown for first place in Section 3-AAA softball is scheduled for Thursday at Tom Rodriguez Field in Washington Township. That’s where ...
Charleroi Area baseball team ‘should’ be better in 2015
By Jeff Oliver
Going into the season, even though Charleroi Area was going to have a young baseball team, coach Luke Mollis figured his squad could compete in ...
Cal Area overwhelms Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
If California Area baseball coach Nick Damico had one wish, it might be that the Trojans’ first four games of the season were section contests. On ...
Grodz resigns as Charleroi Area coach
By Jeff Oliver
In three years as Charleroi Area’s girls’ basketball coach. Joe Grodz had one of the highest winning percentages in the school’s history. His teams won 48 ...
Monessen beats Charleroi in 8 innings
By Jeff Oliver
A year ago, Monessen won five straight games at the end of the season to earn a second straight WPIAL Class A playoff berth. Meanwhile, the ...
Charleroi softball team ready for new section
By Bill Hughes
Second-year Charleroi softball coach Trey Tilghman knows his team will have a tough time duplicating last year’s success. The team won Section 4-AA in 2014 with ...
Charleroi, Ringgold seniors to play in all-star contest
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi Area’s Jake Lemmon and Ringgold’s Nico Law will have one more high school football game to play in. The two area seniors were selected to ...
OLSH first quarter spree buries Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
Early on in Wednesday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round playoff game between Charleroi and Our Lady of Sacred Heart, the Cougars held a 6-4 lead over ...
West Shamokin tops Charleroi, earns WPIAL playoff rematch with top seed Seton-La Salle
By Matt Grubba
A second half that was all West Shamokin has the Wolves getting a rematch with Class AA’s top team. The Wolves held Charleroi without a second-half field goal until 22.8 seconds remained in the game, and West Shamokin came away with a 42-32 win in the preliminary round Friday at Plum. Andrea ...
Charleroi girls hit one streak, hope to end another
By Jeff Oliver
Friday night will mark an anniversary of sorts for the Charleroi Area girls’ basketball program that is both good and bad. The good is that when ...
Valley Independent roundup: Brownsville downs Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
The Charleroi Cougars had a chance to clinch their first section championship since 1996 Friday night. Instead, they find themselves in a dogfight for the top spot in Section 4-AA with Brownsville after losing a tough 55-49 decision to the host Falcons. Charleroi (11-8, 9-2) has a half-game lead over Brownsville (14-5, ...
Charleroi preps for showdown
By The Valley Independent
Charleroi Area prepped for Friday’s Section 4-AA showdown at Brownsville by beating visiting Carmichaels, 62-44, Tuesday night. The Cougars (11-6, 9-1) could clinch the section title ...
Charleroi Area mulls wrestling team future
By Rick Bruni Jr.
The Charleroi Area wrestling program is in danger of folding, and the school board is proposing two short-term fixes. Addressing a concerned parent at Tuesday’s agenda meeting, board President Ken Wiltz and Superintendent Ed Zelich declared the crisis is related to lack of participation e_SEnD not a lack of money. Tom Spano, ...
Valley Independent roundup: Charleroi gets huge road victory over Waynesburg
By The Valley Independent
Charleroi went to Waynesburg Friday hoping to keep its head above the pack in Section 4-AA. The Cougars came home with a character-building 48-45 win. Charleroi (10-6, ...
4th quarter run, Arnold vault Cougars
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi Cougars and Frazier Commodores played a competitive, entertaining game in Section 4-AA Tuesday night. The difference in the game could have been a ...
Valley Independent roundup: Frazier girls nip Charleroi Area
By The Valley Independent
Frazier and Charleroi went into Monday’s Section 4-AA girls basketball game tied for second place, one game behind section leader Washington. Frazier (8-5, 6-2) walked out ...
Miceli lifts Cougars in 4-AA showdown
By Jeff Oliver
With Charleroi Area and Brownsville in a battle of unbeatens going for the lead in Section 4-AA, Sam Miceli could not have picked a better ...
BVA rolls into finals with rout of Yough
By Jeff Oliver
Belle Vernon Area basketball coach Kyle DeGregorio says it only half correct to call his team’s style of play “organized mayhem.” “If we do it right, ...
California girls rip Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
The California Area girls rolled over Charleroi Area, 59-24, to close out the California Holiday Tournament. The Trojans (10-1) raced out to a 19-5 lead in ...
Charleroi girls top Monessen in turnover-filled contest
By Jeremy Sellew
A couple days off, a holiday hangover, just plain youth — whatever the cause of their teams’ performance Friday, both Charleroi Area girls’ coach Joe ...
Hot-shooting Charleroi blitzes Waynesburg
By Jeremy Sellew
A player with a hot shooting hand is tough to defend. It’s even harder when that player is joined by another, and another. Charleroi Area boys’ ...
Young Charleroi races past Waynesburg
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi girls’ basketball team may have one of the youngest lineups in Section 4-AA, but don’t expect the Cougars to play like it. Youthful Charleroi ...

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