Girls Tennis: Chartiers Valley looking to finish .500

Written by Ryan Riordan on .


Chartiers Valley currently sits at 4-4 on the season (1-3 in Class AAA Section 4) and Colts coach Diane Daeschner is hoping her team can finish at or above its current win percentage.

“I’m surprised,” Daeschner said of her team’s record. “For Chartiers Valley to be 4-4 is really kind of good. We’re in a section with Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon and Peters, all of whom have players that have played for many years. We don’t have that.

But we’ve been competitive with the other teams and I’m looking for us to finish the season strong and have at least a .500 record.”


Alumni Update - Taran Sifontes-Lavine (Westminster)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Despite leading 24-3 at halftime, the WestminsterSavante-Lavine Westminster College football team lost, 30-27, to Hiram in both team's season opener under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium on Saturday.

Junior Taran Sifontes-Lavine, a Chartiers Valley graduate,had a team-high four catches for 42 yards.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Boys Basketball: Char Valley's McConnell commits to Robert Morris

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Mike White reports that Chartiers Valley basketball standout Matty McConnell committed to Robert Morris on Thursday.

"Matty McConnell, a Chartiers Valley High School senior and one of the top basketball players in the WPIAL, has decided to play college basketball next year at Robert Morris.

McConnell, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound guard, accepted a scholarship and made a verbal commitment to Robert Morris Thursday night while meeting with the team's coaches. He will sign a binding letter of intent in November.

Robert Morris offered McConnell a scholarship in April. He will be the second boy in his family to play Division I basketball. His brother, T.J., is a senior and the starting point guard at the University of Arizona.

"I just thought they were the best fit for me," said Matty McConnell. "I knew they were interested in me and they always stayed in touch with me. They were always nice to me and I loved how they would stay in contact with me.""