Boys Basketball: South Feature Athlete - Chartiers Valley's Jerrad Tuite

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Jerrad Tuite
School: Chartiers Valley
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: While teammate Matty McConnell has gotten more praise this season, Tuite has also meant a lot to a Chartiers Valley team that will play be making its seventh WPIAL semifinal appearance in eight seasons when the No. 1 Colts (23-1) take on No. 5 Uniontown (21-1) in a Class AAA game tonight at Baldwin. After missing most of last season with a knee injury, Tuite, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, is averaging 16.3 points per game (second to McConnell's 22.3) to go along with 3.5 assists and 2.1 steals. Tuite is shooting 42 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free-throw line.


Hockey: Colts’ Stevenson receives honor

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Chartiers Valley senior defenseman Tyler Stevenson was one of four players honored by the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Highmark Players of the Month for January.

Stevenson scored three goals and added seven assists in the month. His best game during the month was against Hampton, when he scored three of his four points in the third period to help the Colts rally from a 6-2 deficit to win, 7-6.

Stevenson, the Colts’ captain, leads all defenseman in Class AA in points (24) and power-play goals (five).

The two-time all-star has 21 goals and 65 points in his PIHL regular-season career.


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

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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.


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.""