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Family affair for Charleroi HOF inductions

By Jeff Oliver
Prior to Friday’s season-opening game with Southmoreland, Charleroi Area will induct 11 members into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame. And the festivities will certainly have ...
Cougars poised for another big season
By Bill Hughes
In five years as Charleroi Area girls’ soccer coach, Jim Rue has built a successful program. Rue has led the Cougars to a 60-28-5 record ...
Cameron hopes to turn Charleroi Area around
By Bill Hughes
Heading into the last three weeks of the 2014 soccer season, Charleroi Area was in the mix for a playoff spot. However, five straight section losses to end the season left the Cougars on the outside looking in for the fifth straight year. And then looking for a new coach. Tom Cameron is ...
Charleroi looking to turn the corner
By Jeremy Sellew
Charleroi finished 2-8 last season and went 1-7 in Class AA Interstate Conference play during coach Donnie Militzer’s first season. But Militzer thinks the pieces are ...
Mon Valley football teams finally get to hit somebody else
By Jeff Oliver
Wondering how your favorite high school football team is going to do this season? The jury is still out on that and the games that count ...
Where’s the beef? Check the linemen
By Jeff Oliver
When high school football season kicks off Sept. 4, it will be a very, very big Friday night for many schools. When it comes to the ...
Opening day for football in the Mon Valley
By Jeremy Sellew
After a long summer of 7-on-7 tournaments and a week of heat acclimation practices, local football teams have entered the next phase of their seasons. Camp ...
Coaches feel the heat over acclimation
By Jeff Oliver
For the first time, high school football teams and coaches are spending an entire week this season doing a PIAA-mandated “pre-season heat acclimation” process to ...
Jenkins returning as coach for Southmoreland
By Jeff Oliver
The last time Ed Jenkins coached football, it was as Charleroi Area head coach in 2012-13. He guided the Cougars to a 4-14 record in those ...
Area coaches prefer staying put for camp
By Jeff Oliver
Years ago, high school coaches who had the financial capability to take their teams away to camp for a week in the summer would usually ...
7-on-7 events gain in popularity, but ...
By Jeff Oliver 7:57 p.m.
One of the big fads these days in high school football is competing in seven-on-seven competitions. The seven-on-seven format is basically a passing camp as it ...
Pyrex Bowl bringing 7-on-7 tourney to Mon Valley
By Jeremy Sellew 8:31 p.m.
After getting the Charleroi Area football coaching job, Donnie Militzer had big plans. Now a little over a year later, and with some help from fellow ...
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 ...

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