Hockey: Senior playing key role for Chartiers Valley

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Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Ryan Riordan profiles Chartiers Valley hockey player Tyler Stevenson. Click here to read his story.

"Seniors Anthony Franks and Cullen McMahon get most of the attention on Chartiers Valley's hockey team after finishing first and second, respectively, in points in Class AA last season and finding themselves near the top of leaderboard again this season.

But it's the Colts' top defenseman, senior Tyler Stevenson, to whom the team looks for leadership.

"He's the heart and soul of our team," Chartiers Valley coach Sean Biancanello said. "He wears the 'C' on his chest and commands respect.

"He's a vocal leader and everything about him speaks leadership. He was a natural fit as our captain.""



Hockey: South Feature Athlete — Chartiers Valley’s Tyler Stevenson

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Name: Tyler Stevenson
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Position: Defenseman
Sport: Hockey

Background: Stevenson is Chartiers Valley’s captain and a two-time PIHL All-Star game selection. He currently leads all PIHL Class AA defenseman in goals (nine), power-play goals (five) and points (23). Stevenson has 21 goals and 64 career points at the PIHL varsity level.

Chartiers Valley coach Sean Biancanello: “He’s the heart and soul of our team. He wears the ‘C’ on his chest and commands respect. He’s a vocal leader and everything about him speaks leadership. He was a natural fit as our captain.”



Hockey: Colts huge rally nets big win

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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.


Swimming: Chartiers Valley diver back atop the competition

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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.