In this week's Varsity Xtra cover story, Post-Gazette writer Mike White writes about the success of the Central Valley athletic program. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: The Central Valley basketball team hopes to add another banner to their gymnasium this season. From left: Jake St. George, Mike Sims, Matt Kline, Tony Gates and Brian Kolich. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"The Beaver County areas of Center Township and the town of Monaca both lost a little of their identities when two high schools closed a few years ago.
But the new school that formed from the merger of Center and Monaca is starting to take on a special identity.
Central Valley High School -- sports power.
Central Valley is now in its fourth school year and it is hard not to notice the success that the school is having in athletics. Conference and section titles, WPIAL titles and even PIAA championships have all been part of this school year for Central Valley."