Football: South Feature Athlete - Ringgold's Chacar Berry

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: Chacar Berry
School: Ringgold
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Running back-Defensive back

Background: Berry rushed for 127 yards on 25 carries to help Class AAA No. 2 Ringgold defeat visiting West Mifflin, 14-7, last Friday in a battle of unbeaten Big 10 Conference teams. It was the fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing effort for Berry, who has rushed for 545 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns. Berry, who rushed for 1,392 yards last season, was at his best in the closing minutes against West Mifflin, running for two first downs to help the Rams work out from the shadows of their own goalposts to run out the clock and preserve the win.


Alumni Update - Noah Smith (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

LATROBE, Pa.- Starting the day off were the Chatham men competing the first time as a full team,Smith Chatham marking the first men's team to compete for Chatham Men's Athletics.


Those men didn't disappoint posting a 13th place finishing beating conference foes Westminster College and Thiel College.

Pacing the way for the Cougars, first year Noah Smith, a Ringgold graduate, covering the 8k course in 28:56, good for 44th place.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)


Age doesn't matter for new Ringgold AD

Written by Megan Ryan on .

Megan Ryan profiles new Ringgold athletic director Laura Grimm.

"Laura Grimm's first official job as Ringgold's athletic director was to fire herself.

"It went well," she said of resigning as girls basketball coach. "I gave a good exit interview."

Her second official job was to hire her replacement. That part was tougher.

"I was maybe more critical than I would be in other interviews only because I was so intimately familiar with the program," she said, adding the team had become like her family. "I wanted to make sure that they were in good hands."

She gave her recommendation for the job to the school board this week, ticking off another task on the never-ending to-do list in her whirlwind start as athletic director that began July 1. After two years coaching at Class AAA Ringgold, having applied for the athletic director position in 2014 as well, the 27-year-old is a few weeks into the fall sports season as Ringgold's first female athletic director."



Football: Ringgold gets physical in big win against Thomas Jefferson

Written by Brad Everett on .

When Thomas Jefferson hammered Ringgold, 49-6, to open last season, the Jaguars ran roughshod over the Rams, picking up big chunks of yardage on nearly every play and finishing with 391 yards on the ground. Ringgold coach Nick Milchovich said after the game, "Man to man, we got beat up."

What a difference a year makes.

Last Friday, it was Ringgold which was the aggressor, using physical play on both lines to upset Thomas Jefferson, 27-20, in the Class AAA Big 10 Conference opener for both teams. The Rams outrushed the Jaguars, 242-123, including 76-7 in the fourth quarter when they scored three unanswered touchdowns to erase a 20-9 deficit and grab one of the program's biggest wins in a number of years.


Ringgold 2015 Football Preview

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

The Rams placed second in the Big Nine Conference last year with 7-1 record. They advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals before losing to eventual champion Central Valley, finishing the season with a 10-2 record.

"The program took a big step last year," said Nick Milchovich, who returned to coaching last season after a four-year break. "We want to take another step this year."

The Rams' only regular-season loss was to perennial conference champion Thomas Jefferson.

"You'd have to be crazy to say anyone other than Thomas Jefferson," said Milchovich when asked if there is a favorite in the conference. "We don't have to wait long to see how good we are and if we're ready to take that next step. Our first game is against TJ."