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

Written by Mike White on .

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.""



Alumni Update - Shannon McNamara (Thiel)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Six former Tomcats were named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference 60th anniversary women's tennis team Monday.

Representing Thiel on the 60th anniversary team were: Mishelle Beercheck, Jennifer Chalaban, Kristen Diulus, Chris Ibinson, Shannon McNamara and Anna Schultz.

McNamara a Chartiers Valley graduate, was a captain for the Tomcats during her junior and senior seasons. At the 2000 PAC Championships she finished as the runner-up at second singles and teamed with Hillary Geiser to finish third at second doubles.

At the 1999 PAC Championships she played to a third-place finish at first singles and teamed with Anna Schultz to finish third at first doubles. She finished third at number one doubles with Schultz and was fourth at number one singles at the 2001 PAC Championships.



Chartiers Valley 2014 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Colts struggled in Niel Loebig's first season as head coach. They recorded only one victory in the Parkway Conference and finished the season with a 1-8 record.

Three starters return from that team: Mike Roper (5-11, 225, Sr., RB/LB), Jamie Pachis (5-10, 205, Sr., RB/WR), and Christo Boulos (6-0, 320, Sr., C).

"We will be young and inexperienced, but that's not always bad," Loebig said. "We have a bunch of kids who love to play football. I'm very excited about this group. We're much improved from last year. We may struggle at the beginning of the year, but our goal is to qualify for the playoffs."