Girls Volleyball: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers-Houston's Allison Craig

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Name: Allison Craig
High School: Chartiers-Houston
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Volleyball
Position: Libero/Outside Hitter

Background Information: Craig is a sophomore libero on this year’s Lady Bucs Volleyball team and a returning varsity letter-winner from the 2014 season. She has truly come into her own over the past year and during the off season. She has worked tirelessly to perfect her skill set and improve on her awareness to read the court at a very high rate. She always performs with a lead by example attitude and her work ethic assists not only with her development while she becomes an exceptional player and teammate, but permits her the knowledge and confidence to grow into a seasoned defensive specialist. Craig is a scholar athlete and her work ethic extends off the court as much as on the court. She has experienced success with all of her extra-curricular activities, as a part of the volleyball team and a former member of the 2–time WPIAL Champion Cheer Squad at Chartiers–Houston. Craig’s dedication to the program will assist in the growth and continued success of the program and looks to continue her career into her collegiate life.

Quotes from Chartiers-Houston coach Sean Cleary: "Allison is the type of player that makes me love to coach. She comes into the gym every day and leaves everything on the floor while leaving the past behind her, she understands that her best is in front of her and she looks to work as long as is necessary to achieve the goals that the coaching staff set for her each day. Allison is always willing to stay until the established goal is accomplished and most times she asks to stay after to work even more on her skill sets. Allison makes the coaching staff’s job easier because of her drive for success and her ability to not only push herself to new heights, but her desire to support and help in the development of her teammates. Allison is our defensive leader and one of the reasons why this program will experience continued success for the future."


Alumni Update - Daniel Lis (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Daniel Lis, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, broke a 26-year old school record with a 93-yard puntLis WJ return for a touchdown that busted open the game in a 56-10 win at Wooster to begin the 2015 season.

Washington & Jefferson begins the season with a win for the fifth straight season and eighth time in the last nine years.

The Presidents also move to 89-33-2 in season openers in program history as the 124th season begins.

Lis’ performance earned him PAC Special Teams Player of the Week.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Alumni Update – Lacey Levers (Duquesne)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

The Duquesne volleyball team finished the weekend with a 3-0 victory over Colgate in the final match of the Duquesne/Pitt Invitational.Levers Duq


The Dukes finished the event 2-1, defeating Youngstown State and falling to Pittsburgh.

Lacey Levers, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, recorded 11 kills.


(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)



Chartiers-Houston 2015 Football Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

With what he termed a solid work ethic coming from his 33-player roster heading into the first week of practice, Chartiers-Houston coach Terry Fetsko had an optimistic view heading into the 2015 season. The Buccaneers were 5-5 last season, 4-3 in the Black Hills Conference), and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

"I love our work attitude and the way they've been working over the summer," Fetsko said. "I think our skill people are going to be strong, but we'll have to replace a few people on the line."

Top returnees include A.J. Myers (6-1, 185, Jr., WR), who caught 25 passes for 303 yards and tied with kicker Mike Cushma (5-9, 150, Sr.) as the team's leading scorer with 38 points. Cushma showed his mettle with 11 extra points and nine field goals. Ethan Shober (6-1, 170, Sr.) caught eight passes for 80 yards at wide receiver a year ago and will also play defensive back. Dylan Briggs (5-9, 160, Sr.) will be a running back and starting defensive back. Trey Lober (6-2, 270, Jr.) and Logan Bayer (6-2, 245, Sr.) will anchor the offensive line at the tackles.


Tennis: Char-Houston grad piles up honors in final year at IUP

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Chartiers-Houston graduate Tanya Timko, who is now a standout tennis player at IUP.

"In describing herself, Tanya Timko offered to a reporter, "I'm almost a perfectionist."

It was a revealing self-portrayal that brought to mind the famed Vince Lombardi quote, in which the former Green Bay Packers coach asserted, "Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence."

Truer words could not have been spoken in depicting the athletic/academic career Timko authored at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This Chartiers-Houston High School graduate was excellence personified.

"Never coached anyone like her — not with her success on the court and in the classroom," said IUP tennis coach Larry Peterson, who just completed his sixth season at the NCAA Division II school. "One of a kind.""