Boys Soccer: MacKenzies kneading Chartiers Valley program into cohesive unit

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles the MacKenzie Family, of which four members are coaches for the Chartiers Valley boys soccer team.

"Sunday dinners at the home of Dave and Jackie MacKenzie offer steak, chicken, pasta, and, without fail, bread from their family-owned business, BREADWORKS on the North Side.

It is an opportunity to relax and escape, even for designated chef Jackie, who also owns two Fantastic Sam's hair salons.

"It's family time," said Garrett MacKenzie, the second of the MacKenzie's three sons. "And it's very important to us."

The conversations can go in a variety of directions at these gatherings, but be certain: Before that final piece of Italian bread is broken, the topic of soccer gets kicked around."


Alumni Update - Anne Radzanowski (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - The Chatham Cougars shutout the Franciscan Barons 1-0.Radzanowski Chatham

Sophomore Anne Radzanowski, a Chartiers Valley graduate, scored the game winning goal late in the second half.


(photo courtesy of Chatham College)


Alumni Update - Emily Tolmer (Carnegie Mellon)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Carnegie Mellon University women's soccer team rallied from a goal down to defeat GroveTolmer CMU City College, 2-1, on Saturday, September 17 on the Wolverines' home field. The Tartans are now 4-2 on the season.

Grove City got on the board first with a goal in the 23rd minute when Ruby Mattson scored unassisted.

The Tartans knotted the score at 1-1 in the first three minutes of the second half when sophomore Emily Tolmer, a Chartiers Valley graduate, scored her first career goal off a free kick.


(photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University)


Alumni Update - Micah Colson (California University of Pa.)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BETHANY, W.Va. – Freshman Micah Colson led a group of three top-15 finishers, as the California University ofColson CalU Pennsylvania men's cross country team tied for third in the team standings at the Bison Invitational hosted by Bethany on Saturday.


The Vulcans finished with 113 points to tie with Ohio Valley for third at the event, which featured 12 teams. Davis & Elkins won the event with 36 points behind four top-10 runners, while Oberlin (65) and Waynesburg (135) also rounded out the top-five schools.

Colson, a Chartiers Valley graduate, paced the team in his second career race after finishing ninth overall in a field of nearly 115 runners with a time of 28 minutes, 23 seconds.


(photo courtesy of California University of Pa.)


Photo Journal: Girls Soccer - Chartiers Valley 3, Charleroi 2 - Avonworth Tournament (Sept. 3)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .


Chartiers Valley and Charleroi are paired up in the Avonworth Tournament, Saturday, September 3, 2016.  The game was tied well into the second half when Emily Smith of Chartiers Valley scored the winning goal defeating Charleroi 3-2.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service


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