Boys Basketball: Flohr's outstanding play drives Chartiers Valley to WPIAL title

Written by Brad Everett on .

As is almost always the case, WPIAL scoring leader Matty McConnell was Chartiers Valley's top point producer when the Colts beat North Allegheny to win the WPIAL Class AAAA championship last Saturday.

However, if it wasn't for Eddie Flohr, there's a good chance the Colts wouldn't have claimed the title.

Like most of his teammates – all expect McConnell, really – Flohr struggled in the first half, scoring only four points while Chartiers Valley fell behind, 43-33, at halftime. McConnell had 21 points and the four other starters totaled just 12.

The second half was a different story, and it led to the ending the Colts had hoped for. Flohr was outstanding in the final 16 minutes, scoring 20 of his 24 points. He scored nine in the third quarter and 11 in the fourth to help the Colts rally and then pull away for a 78-67 win at Petersen Events Center.


Swimming: Chartiers Valley diver caps WPIAL career with fourth title

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

When she started her high school diving career, Chartiers Valley's Maria Lohman never thought she would have a chance to capture a WPIAL title in the highest classification. The Colts were in Class AA. When she was a freshman, Lohman proved she was the class of Class AA by capturing a WPIAL title in her first try. Then Chartiers Valley moved up to Class AAA. Fast forward three years later and Lohman has now finished her WPIAL career a perfect four-for-four with WPIAL titles, one in Class AA and three in Class AAA.

She put an exclamation point on her WPIAL run with a personal best score of 603.50 at the diving championships at North Allegheny. Lohman, a heavy favorite, out-pointed Pine-Richland's Mallory Charles and Fox Chapel's Miranda Simon, who scored 470.55 and 465.80, respectively.

Lohman has one more challenge in her high school career. A two-time PIAA champion, she will seek her third consecutive PIAA title in three weeks at Bucknell University.



Alumni Update - Alexis Swartzmiller (Robert Morris)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Moon Township, Pa. – A trio of student-athletes from the Robert Morris University softball team swept the weekly honors from the Northeast Conference (NEC) as announced by the league Monday afternoon.

Senior Alexis Schwartzmiller, senior Nicole Sleith and freshman Olivia Lorusso were selected Player of the Week, Pitcher of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

It marks just the second time in RMU history, and the first since 2001, that three Colonials swept the weekly league honors.

This was the first time the NEC handed out awards this season, so they therefore encompassed performances since the beginning of the 2015 campaign. With these honors, RMU has now claimed at least one weekly award in the first release of the season in each of the past five years.


Alumni Update - Kayla Dames (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. -  The Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball team lost a hard fought battle to the Allegheny Mountain CollegiateDames PGU Conference No. 1 team, La Roche College by a 73-66 score on Wednesday evening.

The Bobcats drop to 9-6 in the AMCC and 13-9 overall after the loss as La Roche improves to 15-0 in conference play and 18-4 on the season.

The Bobcats would outshoot the opposition 41 percent to 33 percent and hold a 23-19 advantage in rebounds. Kayla Dames would lead the way with 12 first half points.

Dames, a Chartiers Valley graduate, would finish two of three free throws with 18 ticks left to bring the score to 68-64, but La Roche would stand strong to earn the 73-66 victory.

Dames would pace Pitt-Greensburg after scoring 20 points along with three assists, three blocks, and three steals.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley's Eddie Flohr

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Eddie Flohr
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Flohr was excellent offensively and defensively in helping Chartiers Valley defeat Butler, 64-39, in a WPIAL Class AAAA first-round game last Saturday at North Allegheny. Flohr scored 13 points – including two 3-pointers – and played a big role in shutting out Butler's second-leading scorer, Justice Lewandowski. Flohr, a 6-foot junior guard, is second on the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game.