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Charleroi can’t overcome 28-0 hole in loss to Freedom

By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi and Freedom played two football games Friday night at Charleroi Stadium. The Bulldogs won the first half in dominating fashion, 28-0. The Cougars commanded …
Yough girls advance with overtime win
By Jeff Oliver
Going into the WPIAL Class AA playoffs, Yough girls’ soccer coach Dann Appolonia wondered how his team would react after it gave up its first …
Girls’ soccer sites set
By Tribune-Review
The sites and times have been set for the WPIAL girls’ soccer quarterfinal games on Wednesday. In Class AA, No. 4 seed Belle Vernon Area (16-2-1) will meet No. 5 Montour (17-2-0) 6 p.m. at Baldwin and No. 3 Yough (16-0-2) will take on No. 6 South Fayette (14-4-1) 6 …
Charleroi’s Shannon Player of the Week
By Jeff Oliver
The 2014 football season has been a long grind for the Charleroi Cougars. Finally, in the eighth game of the season, the team and new …
Charleroi wins wild, long affair
By Jeff Oliver
Donnie Militzer will never forget his first win as football coach at Charleroi Area. Maybe it will be memorable because it didn’t come until the …
Charleroi, California to meet in Week 10
By Jeff Oliver
For Charleroi Area and California Area, it was a no-brainer. It was apparent after the midway point of the season that neither team was going to the WPIAL football playoffs. After all, going into Week 7, both teams were sitting at 0-6. Both wanted to play a game the 10th …
Area booters secure high seeds
By Jeff Oliver
When the WPIAL released the playoff brackets for the boys’ and girls’ teams Wednesday, the pairings verified what had been known for some time locally. …
Mt. Pleasant rushes for 399 yards, hammers Charleroi
By Kyle Pillar
The Mt. Pleasant football team rolled to its most lopsided victory of the season Friday night. The Vikings (6-1, 6-1 Interstate Conference) defeated Charleroi (0-7, 0-7), 71-14, on homecoming. No. 8 Mt. Pleasant remained undefeated at home thanks to nine running backs piling up 399 yards rushing. Senior Trevor Salopek …
Cougars claim section championship
By Bill Hughes
It’s about time. For the first time in 12 years, the Charleroi Area Cougars can call themselves section champions in girls’ soccer. Following an 8-0 …
Washington overpowers Charleroi
By Bill Hughes
Washington went to Charleroi Stadium Friday night looking to lock up a playoff spot in the Interstate Conference, and it did just that with its …
Charleroi, Fedrick get past Char-Houston, 4-1
By Jeff Oliver
After 40 minutes of action, Charleroi girls’ soccer coach Jim Rue had to have been wondering what his team needed to do to beat Section …
Charleroi coach looks for silver linings in loss to Waynesburg
By Bill Hughes
After a 49-7 loss at home, most coaches would be mad, disgusted, or even embarrassed. And while first-year Charleroi coach Donnie Militzer was not happy …
Charleroi suffers a ‘Devil’ of a time in Burgettstown
By Jeff Oliver
Coming into his first year as Charleroi’s football coach, Donnie Militzer promised good things for the Cougars. However, so far the only good things from Charleroi have been wins for their opponents. For the second straight week, a team that had gone a long time without tasting victory defeated the …
Charleroi Soccer Hall will welcome Duritza
By Jeff Oliver
Don Duritza certainly left his mark at Charleroi Area High School. As a student/athlete, Duritza played soccer, basketball and baseball for the Cougars before he graduated in 1982. His career spanned four years in soccer, three in basketball and two in baseball. After going to California University of Pennsylvania, where …
Veteran coaches having mixed results while leading new teams
By Doug Gulasy
Tom Nola admittedly finds himself in a situation he’s not used to one-third of the way through the regular season. After racking up almost unprecedented …
Charleroi shut out by Geibel
By Bill Hughes
Heading into Tuesday’s Section 4 A showdown with Geibel Catholic, Charleroi Area coach Ron Hostovich knew the Gators’ James Ewing and Bailey McIntyre were going …
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 …

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