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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 …

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