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Boys Basketball: Chartiers Valley's McConnell wins South scoring title

Written by Brad Everett on .

T.J. McConnell led the WPIAL in scoring in 2010.

Four years later, his younger brother is the South area scoring champion.

Matty McConnell, a junior guard at Chartiers Valley, averaged 21.8 points per game during the regular season, the most by any South area player.

McConnell and the Colts (21-1) are the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. They play Mount Pleasant (16-6) in a first-round game tonight at Peters Township.

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Hockey: Senior playing key role for Chartiers Valley

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

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.""

 

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

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

 

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.”

 

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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.