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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 ...
Charleroi drops Frazier
By The Valley Independent
Charleroi Area and Brownsville share the early lead in Section 4-AA after the Cougars defeated host Frazier, 64-47, Tuesday. Charleroi (2-3, 2-0) took control of the ...
Seniors lead Frazier past Charleroi, 55-41
By Bill Hughes
Heading into Charleroi Area’s Section 4-AA tilt at Frazier Monday, head coach Joe Grodz knew his team would have its hands full. The Commodores, who return ...
Charleroi Area picks up ‘Dickens’ of a win
By Bill Hughes
Charles Dickens penned “A Tale of Two Cities” in 1859, but Thursday, it could be said that Charleroi and Beth-Center co-authored “A Game of Two ...
Ringgold beats Charleroi in sloppy game
By Jeff Oliver
When Ringgold and Charleroi Area open play in their respective sections Friday, both Rams’ coach Phil Pergola and Cougars’ mentor Bill Wiltz will be expecting ...
Charleroi girls starting over
By Bill Hughes
Most coaches who graduate an entire starting lineup would have a gloomy outlook on the new season. But third-year Charleroi Area coach Joe Grodz is excited ...
Cougars optimistic with new starting five
By Jeremy Sellew
Bill Wiltz is an optimistic kind of guy. His Charleroi Cougars are looking to replace all five starters from last year’s team, yet Wiltz is confident ...
Starters back for Belle Vernon Area, Ringgold wrestling teams
By Bill Hughes
The 2014-15 high school wrestling season is upon us, and Ringgold, Belle Vernon Area and Charleroi Area are at different points in their programs. The Rams ...
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 the second ...
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 p.m. ...
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 coaching ...
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 eighth ...
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 week ...
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. There ...
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 gained 167 ...
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 blowout win ...
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 with ...
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 Cougars. This ...
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 he continued his ...
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 success ...
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 ...

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