Girls Basketball: First-year Chartiers-Houston coach optimistic

Written by Joe Koch on .

First-year coach Laura Montecalvo has had a fair amount of success in her initial season at Chartiers-Houston with a 10-5 record 15 games into the season.

There have been, however, some bumps in the road as the Bucs head into today's home section game with Brentwood. The Bucs ran into a buzz-saw on Saturday afternoon in the form of Vincentian Academy. When it was over, the Bucs absorbed an 86-43 defeat.

The bright spot, though, was the performance of 6-1 freshman center Alexa Williamson, who led Chartiers-Houston with 23 points.

"I'm pleased with her, but even more pleased with the potential that she has," Montecalvo said. Williamson was paired up with Vincentian's Brenna Wise, a Pitt recruit who is closing in on the 2,000-point mark in her stellar career with the Royals.


Alumni Update - Addy Knetzer (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

WAYNESBURG, Pa. – With the spring semester getting underway, a pair of Waynesburg University standoutsKnetzer Waynesburg got their respective programs off to fine starts for the unofficial second half of the winter season. Senior wrestler Luke Lohr and freshman women's basketball player Addy Knetzer were lauded as the first Waynesburg Athletes of the Week in 2015.

Knetzer, a Chartiers-Houston grduate, led the Jackets to victory over Bethany this past Saturday by pouring in a game and collegiate career-high 25 points.

She completed her second collegiate double-double by yanking down 11 rebounds and blocking two shots.

Knetzer averaged 12.5 points and a pulled down a team-best 7.5 rebounds over two games this past week.


(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)


Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers-Houston's Alec Ferrari

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Alec Ferrari
School: Chartiers-Houston
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Ferrari has emerged as one of the WPIAL's leading scorers in the early going. A 6-foot senior point guard, Ferrari averaged 26.2 points over Chartiers-Houston's first four games. After being held to 12 points in the season opener, Ferrari followed with outings of 23, 33 and 35 points. Ferrari was an all-section player as a junior when he averaged 13.5 points per game. His role on that team was that of a distributor. But with the graduation of all-section forwards Miles Williamson and Kodie Hanley, Ferrari has stepped into more of a scoring role.


Alumni Update - Daniel Lis (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

W&J placed seven on the PAC Second Team, including senior cornerback Alec Schram, juniors tightLis WJ end Michael Giampole and wide receiver Daniel Lis, sophomores quarterback Pete Coughlin, right tackle Brandon Martuccio and defensive tackle Ryan Snedeker and freshman wide receiver Jesse Zubik (all purpose).

Lis, a Chartiers-Houston graduate, ranks first with 65 catches and is tied for first at 766 yards and second with seven scoring grabs.


(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)


Alumni Update – Lacey Levers (Duquesne)

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NEWPORT NEWS - The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced that sophomore Lacey Levers is the league's player of the week.Levers Duq

The 6-1 middle hitter from Chartiers-Houston High School finished the week with 32 kills, a .429 hitting percentage and eight blocks. Levers started the week off with career-highs 19 kills and 33 attempts and hit .485 in the Dukes' 3-1 victory over cross-town rival Robert Morris. She recorded a match-high 13 kills and hit .348 in Duquesne's 3-0 win over La Salle.

A member of the 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team, this is Levers' first A-10 weekly award.


(photo courtesy of Duquesne University)