Marky Billson profiles the Chartiers Valley boys basketball team.
(Photo: Chartiers Valley's Jake Ritson, Matty McConnell and Eddie Flohr lift their trophy after defeating North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Saturday at Petersen Events Center. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
"You'll excuse Chartiers Valley boys basketball coach Tim McConnell if he's a bit giddy.
This past season the veteran coach not only won his 500th career game at the Colts' helm but also his sixth WPIAL championship en route to a 23-3 record to date.
His son, Matty, scored his 2000th career point during Chartiers Valley's 78-67 victory against North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game last Saturday at the Peterson Events Center, joining older brother T.J., now of the Arizona Wildcats, in reaching that milestone.
"What a remarkable year to win the WPIAL title with my son, just like T.J., in his senior year! I couldn't have written a better script," McConnell said proudly."