Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Jordan Greer profiles the Charleroi boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
"With the 2013-14 basketball season nearing the midpoint, the Charleroi Area boys' team finds itself in a similar position as last season: fighting for the WPIAL Class AA Section 5 title.
The Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 section record, tied for first place with Brownsville, and were 5-3 overall before Wednesday's game at Brownsville.
The team brought back a great deal of experience, having only lost two starters from the 2012-13 campaign, in which Charleroi finished second to California in Section 5-AA.
"We felt we had a very good shot at winning the section [title]," Charleroi coach Bill Wiltz said. "We returned five lettermen, all starters this year, so we felt very confident in this year's team.""