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Track: Colts’ Peterson stars at Big South Invite

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Dejalynn Peterson had a busy — and successful — time at the Big South Invitational last Wednesday.

The Chartiers Valley senior won the 200 and 400 meters and placed second in the 100 at the event, which included Thomas Jefferson, Elizabeth Forward, Belle Vernon, McGuffey, Trinity, Ringgold and host West Mifflin.

Peterson won the 200 in a time of 26.53, squeaking by Thomas Jefferson’s Missy Wagner, who ran a 26.66. Peterson had an easier time in the 400, as her time of 59.21 was more than three seconds faster than West Mifflin’s Aerial Dukes. Wagner finished third.

In the 100, Peterson ran a 13.18, which was 0.26 seconds behind Olivia Airhart of Thomas Jefferson. 

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Baseball: Chartiers Valley the hottest team in Class AAA

Written by Brad Everett on .

There are a bunch of excellent teams in Class AAA.

None, however, has put together a win streak as long as Chartiers Valley's.

The Colts are on quite a roll. They have won eight consecutive games, their last loss coming on March 28. They have amassed a 9-2 record and sit alone atop Section 3 with a mark of 5-0.

The win streak includes triumphs against section-rival Keystone Oaks and Section 1 leader Montour. The Colts have outscored their opponents, 65-19, during the streak. They have scored at least nine runs five times and have limited all but two of the opponents to three runs or fewer.

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Girls Lacrosse: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley's Margo Mason

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Margo Mason
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 10
Sport: Girls Lacrosse
Position: Midfield

Background Info: Margo is a two-year starter on the Colts' girls lacrosse team. She also was a starter on the girls tennis team. She is going to be inducted into the National Honor Society next week, and also is on the school's Honor Roll. In a 17-4 victory over Winchester Thurston this past Tuesday, Mason 3 goals and 2 assists. That included a goal that crossed the goal line as time ran out in the first half.

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Girls Lacrosse: Chartiers Valley meets Moon on Tuesday

Written by Joe Koch on .

After taking a few days off following Thursday's 11-9 loss at Division 1 Mt. Lebanon, Chartiers Valley returns to Division 2 play with a game Tuesday against Section 2 opponent Moon.

The Tigers come into the game with a record of 7-3 following an 8-7 overtime loss against another Section 2 rival, Blackhawk, this past Wednesday.

Ranked No. 3 by Laxpower.com, the 9-1 Colts have four regular-season games remaining before the playoffs begin, all of them at home. Chartiers Valley hosts Baldwin next Thursday. After that game, the Colts host Blackhawk on April 29 and Bethel Park on May 1 before concluding the regular season with a game on May 6 against Winchester Thurston.

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Tennis: South Feature Athlete — Chartiers Valley’s Kyle Hicken

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Kyle Hicken
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Tennis

Background: Hicken only began playing tennis in his sophomore season, but he qualified for the WPIAL Class AAA singles tournament for the second straight season by finishing second in the Section 5 tournament earlier this month. He also swims and plays soccer for the Colts, and has won the school’s pickleball tournament in singles and doubles each of the past two years.

Chartiers Valley coach Diane Daeschner: “When he first started playing I said he was a pickleball player on the tennis court. Now he’s turned into a fine tennis player.”