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Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash

By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
Militzer: ‘It’s going to be now’
By Jeff Oliver
Excitement. Excitement. And maybe a little bit of enthusiasm sprinkled in. That’s how Don Militzer has been since he hit the ground running as the …
Charleroi Area to host ‘Meet the Coach’ event
By Jeff Oliver
Anyone interested in knowing more about Charleroi Area High School’s new football coach, Donnie Militzer? Charleroi football fans can get their first insight on the …
High school roundup: Football coaching carousel complete
By Staff Reports 10:12 p.m.
It has been quite a busy offseason for high school football coaches looking for jobs in Western Pennsylvania. With 22 positions open in the WPIAL and City League, hundreds of interviews were held during the past five-plus months. This week, the final two open positions were filled at Charleroi (Donnie …
Charleroi comes up short in 4-0 loss
By Jeff Oliver
The most successful softball season in the last 20 years for Charleroi ended on a sour note Tuesday with a 4-0 loss to McGuffey. The …
Monessen game pushed back to today
By Jeff Oliver
Much like it did with the regular season, rain has already wreaked havoc with the WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs. Monessen’s WPIAL Class A first …
Charleroi falls with playoffs on the line
By Donnie Tasser
Charleroi entered Thursday’s suspended Section 2 AA game trailing Brownsville 3-0 in the third inning with a playoff spot on the line. Despite outplaying the Falcons for the remaining five innings, the Cougars could not push across a run. With Chartiers-Houston beating Fort Cherry, Charleroi’s season comes to an end. …
Charleroi softball to face McGuffey
By Jeff Oliver
The Charleroi softball team has not participated in the WPIAL playoffs in quite some time. And when the Lady Cougars make their debut in the Class AA tournament next week, they won’t have to travel very far. Charleroi (11-3), champions of Section 4 AA, will take on McGuffey (13-3), runners-up …
For Charleroi, EF: Just win
By Jeff Oliver
After two months, a lot of pitches, a lot of runs and a whole lot of rain, it has come down to this for Charleroi Area and Elizabeth Forward: Win and you’re in the WPIAL baseball playoffs. The Cougars and Warriors can both finish tied for third in their respective …
Tilghman all wet as Charleroi walks off
By Jeff Oliver
What happens when you coach a team to its first section title in 22 years? Well, if you are Charleroi Area softball coach Trey Tilghman, …
Charleroi Area stays alive with 6-5 win
By Donnie Tasser
You could call it a “walk-off,” but a “spring-off” would be more appropriate. Trailing Burgettstown by a run with two on and two out in …
Charleroi stays alive in 2-AA
By Jeff Oliver
One thing about these Charleroi Cougars: Their games aren’t for the faint of heart. Five of their Section 2 AA games have been decided by …
Playoff races enter the home stretch
By Jeff Oliver
With the baseball and softball regular seasons coming down to a very wet wire, several area teams are in the thick of playoff races while …
Eight-inning defeat costly for Charleroi
By Donnie Tasser
Charleroi’s playoff chances in Section 2 AA took a major hit Wednesday when an error ended a pitchers’ duel and allowed first-place Washington to walk off with a 1-0, eight-inning victory at Consol Energy Park. The loss dropped the Cougars to 7-7 on the year and 6-5 in the section, …
Charleroi wins 4-AA softball showdown
By The Valley Independent
Charleroi moved into first place in the Section 4 AA softball standings with a 6-4 win over visiting Steel Valley in a showdown of the top two teams. Charleroi (9-3, 7-1) trailed 4-2 when the Lady Cougars scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Charleroi had 11 …
Monessen solves Tilghman, Charleroi
By Donnie Tasser
It took the Monessen softball team seven innings to figure out Charleroi Area pitcher Jen Tilghman. But it was better late than never, as the …
Jenkins stepping down at Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
Charleroi Area will be in the market for a new football coach after Ed Jenkins turned in his resignation after two seasons due to health …
Charleroi Area girls keep hitting, 11-5
By Bill Hughes
The 2014 softball season is shaping up to be special for the Charleroi Area Lady Cougars, and in more ways than one. Sophomore Jaidyn Fronzaglio celebrated her “Sweet 16” birthday Thursday, and her teammates put on a sweet display at the plate as the Lady Cougars (7-2, 5-1) pounded out …
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. …

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