Since returning to Class A last season, Chartiers-Houston has established itself as one of the stalwart programs in the classification. It has snatched one of the three PIAA bids from Class A out of the WPIAL the last two seasons and in three of the last four. Now the Buccaneers will look for a way to get over the first-round stumbling block. Since reaching the state semifinals in 2012, Chartiers-Houston has failed to move beyond the PIAA first round.
In 2013, the Buccaneers won a third-place consolation game in Class AA to reach the state tournament where it fell, 4-1, to Phillipsburg-Osceola in the first round. They were back in the state playoffs last season after finishing as WPIAL Class A runner-up, but lost to West Branch, 5-2, in the PIAA first round. This year was a similar ending. The WPIAL Class A runner-up Buccaneers fell to District 6 champion Conemaugh Valley on Monday at Penn State University. They lost by the score of 12-7. It was their second consecutive defeat and second straight game allowing 12 runs, tied for the most they allowed all season. Overall, Chartiers-Houston finished with a 14-9 record.