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Girls Soccer: Chartiers Valley keeps playoff hopes alive

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In most sections, Chartiers Valley would be a playoff team. Unfortunately for the Colts, they are not in most sections. They play in Section 4-AAA, home of Canon-McMillan, Moon and Peters Township. However Chartiers Valley has kept its playoff hopes alive so far. The Colts are 6-5 overall and 5-3 in section play, trailing Canon-McMillan (10-0, 8-0), Peters Township (9-1, 6-1) and Moon (7-2, 5-2). All three of their losses have come to the "Big Three." They dropped a 2-0 decision to Canon-McMillan and a 1-0 game at Peters Township. The Colts will likely have to spring one upset over the top three if it wants to reach the postseason.

"Chartiers Valley has a really solid team," Canon-McMillan coach Dave Derrico said. "But now they have three losses, and to me it is a three-dog race at the moment with us, Moon and Peters."

Chartiers Valley has a tough back-to-back schedule this week when it travels to Canon-McMillan Monday and hosts Peters Township Tuesday. Its remaining section contests are against Brashear and at Moon.

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Cross Country: Chartiers Valley boys, girls win Big South Championship

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Chartiers Valley conquered the Big South Championship with both team and individual wins for the boys and girls cross country teams.

Joseph Westrick started the rally last Thursday with a first-place finish on the Mingo Creek Park course. The senior broke the tape in 16:05.30. Micah Colson finished 42 seconds behind Westrick for second place. Matthew Thomas and Elias Zajicek took fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Caelan MacDonald won the girls' race with a time of 20:32.50. Elise LaQuatra and Kiki Thornton also earned points for Chartiers Valley, taking fourth and sixth place, respectively. Elana LaQuantra took eighth place.

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Football: South Feature Athlete - Jake Collins, Chartiers Valley

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Name: Jake Collins
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Collins passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in leading Chartiers Valley to a 27-14 road upset against Class AAA No. 2 Montour in a Parkway Conference game last Friday. Collins tossed touchdown passes to Joe Antonucci (10 yards) and Jared Nelson (29 yards), and had scoring runs of 64 and 18 yards. For the season, Collins (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) has four touchdown passes and four touchdown runs for the Colts, who are 2-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. A two-year starter, Collins passed for 741 yards and eight touchdowns, and rushed for a team-high 567 yards and five touchdowns his junior season.