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Hockey: Colts huge rally nets big win

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Chartiers Valley (10-6) was on the verge of getting swept by Hampton.

After the Colts lost, 7-3, to the Talbots earlier this season, they went into the third period of Monday’s game trailing, 6-2.

But the explosive Colts offense scored five times in the first 12:48 of the third period to win, 7-6.

Anthony Franks got the scoring started with his third goal of the game at the 1:20-mark. Then defenseman Tyler Stephenson scored back-to-back goals to make it a one-goal game. All three of the goals were on the power play.

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Swimming: Chartiers Valley diver back atop the competition

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Chartiers Valley diver Maria Lohman has taken on all comers in her three-year high school diving career. Lohman won the WPIAL Class AA diving championship as a freshman. When the Colts moved up in classification, Lohman had no problem adjusting, she won the WPIAL Class AAA diving championship last year with a score of 467.60, just edging out Bethel Park senior Ashley Sams (463.05).

This season, Lohman is staying put in Class AAA and so far among top reported times, she is staying put atop the standings. Lohman has the top reported diving score among WPIAL Class AAA girls divers. Lohman recorded a 293.02 ahead of North Allegheny's Julia Vespoli (232.60). Vespoli won the bronze last season. Lohman has also been quite the asset in dual meets. She won the diving competition in a dual meet against Upper St. Clair, scoring a 256.65.

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Boys Basketball: Pair of cousins lead Chartiers Valley to No. 1 spot

Written by Stephen Catanese on .

Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Stephen Catanese profiles Chartiers Valley basketball teammates Matty McConnell and Jerrad Tuite. Click here to read his story.

2014 0124 ChartiersValley BBasketball(Photo: Montour's Dustin Sleva, left, guards Char Valley's Jerrad Tuite as he drives to the hoop. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"If a single play this season best demonstrated the on-court relationship shared by Chartiers Valley's Jerrad Tuite and Matty McConnell, his cousin, it occurred last weekend in the Colts' 82-40 win against Keystone Oaks.

McConnell, a 6-foot junior guard, only needed a look from Tuite, a 5-9 senior guard, to know that a play was on. McConnell passed the ball to Tuite, who quickly gave it right back.

The give-and-go opened up a pocket for forward Joe Antonucci, who took a pass from McConnell and put away an uncontested lay-up.

"[Tuite] knows what I'm going to do, I know what he's going to do," McConnell said. "I read his eyes and I know what he wants me to do.""

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Boys Basketball: Chartiers Valley's McConnell tops South area scorers

Written by Brad Everett on .

With his older brother making a name for himself nationally as the point guard for the No. 1 team in the country, Chartiers Valley's Matty McConnell is continuing to shine in gyms around the WPIAL.

McConnell, a 6-foot junior guard, led all South area players in scoring through games played Monday, Jan. 6 with a 22.5-point average. Currently, McConnell is averaging 21.1 points per game.

McConnell missed three games after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, and the Colts dropped their only game of the season during that stretch. Since returning, McConnell has led the Colts to three consecutive wins, including a key section victory against Montour in which McConnell scored a season-high 32 points.

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Hockey: Franks, McMahon stepping up for Chartiers Valley

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Despite having two of the best players in the PIHL in Anthony Franks and Cullen McMahon, Chartiers Valley won just four of its first nine games.

But the senior duo had played even better over the past three contests, and with the Colts also stepping up their goal prevention, Chartiers Valley has gone a three-game winning streak.

Franks has scored a hat trick in each of the last three games, wins against North Hills, Latrobe and Moon. He also has seven assists in the three games.