Alumni Update - Chad Jacob (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. -  The heavy hitting Bobcat lineup scored a total of 27 runs in two playoff victories over visiting Pitt-Bradford to clinchJacob PGU their third straight trip to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Baseball Championships.  

They'd take a back and forth opener by an 11-9 score, then leave no doubt in the nightcap, with a 16-0 shutout of the Panthers.

The playoff sweep moves Pitt-Greensburg's record to 23-15-1 on the year while Pitt-Bradford's season comes to an end with an 8-18-1 mark.  23 wins in 2015 sets a new school-high, edging the 22 victory total the Bobcats posted during their playoff run a year ago.

Chad Jacob, a Chartiers Valley graduate, singled to centerfield for his 60th hit of the season in game one, breaking his own record of 59, set a just one year ago.


(photo courtesy of the University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Lacrosse: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley's Maria Stamerra

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Maria Stamerra
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Midfield

Background: Maria is a three-year starter for Chartiers Valley, which advanced to the Division 2 championship game the past two seasons. Through this past Thursday's 12-2 Division 1, Section 1 victory over Peters Township, Maria has scored 44 goals and dished out 10 assists. Maria also competes on the Chartiers Valley girls track team in the 100-meter dash and the high jump. Maria has verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati to play women's lacrosse. She is a member of the Chartiers Valley High Student Council.


Baseball: Chartiers Valley is playoff bound

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

John D'Abruzzo profiles the Chartiers Valley baseball team.

2015 0501 ChartiersValley Baseball(Photo: Steve Alauzen of Chartiers Valley slides ahead the tag of Jeremy Schmitt of Hampton to score Saturday. Alauzen will have plenty of opportunities to score for the Colts as he is a starting outfielder as a freshman. Lake Fong/Post-Gazette)

"One-sided decisions have been few and far between this spring for Chartiers Valley's varsity baseball team.

Actually, the Colts have experienced some real nailbiters.

Through their first 15 games, Jim Jaskowski's team won six one-run games and played in a total of nine games decided by two runs or fewer.

"Almost every one of our games have been close ones," Jaskowski said. "We've been right in all of those games until the very end, which is comforting."


Baseball: Chartiers Valley uses huge week to grab share of section lead

Written by Brad Everett on .

Playing in arguably the toughest section in Class AAA provides little room for error for teams with realistic postseason hopes.

Chartiers Valley fell to 1-1 in Section 3 after an 8-3 loss to Montour last Monday, but the Colts regrouped by winning three games in a row to improve to 4-1 and earn a share of the section lead with defending WPIAL champion West Allegheny. Montour is 3-1 and South Fayette 2-2.

The Colts, who are 8-3 overall, arrived at that point after notching wins against Trinity, West Allegheny and South Fayette.

In a 5-4 win against Trinity, Dante Panucci's RBI double in the seventh gave the Colts the win.


Wrestling: Two violations cost Chartiers Valley grad in NCAA final

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Chartiers Valley graduate Tyler Wilps, who recently earned a runner-up finish for Pitt at the NCAA wrestling championships.

2015 0327 Pitt Wrestling(Photo: Pitt's Tyler Wilps, left, wrestles with Penn State's Matt Brown in the 174-pound title match at the NCAA wrestling championships Saturday in St. Louis. Chris Lee/Associated Press)

Pitt senior Tyler Wilps was surprised, if not shocked, by two decisions made by the referees in Saturday's NCAA Division I title match at 174 pounds against Penn State senior Matt Brown.

In a bout that had four coaches challenges, Wilps, a Chartiers Valley graduate, was called for two technical violations in the final three seconds, which turned a 4-3 lead into a 5-4 defeat.

To fully understand the final seconds of the bout, a recap of the final two periods is in order.

After a scoreless first period, Wilps won the flip and took the down position in the second period. He escaped with 1:26 remaining, but was cautioned for stalling, for backing away from Brown, with 58 seconds left. Both wrestlers had a scoring opportunity during the period, but neither could finish their shot.