Football: Former Sto-Rox star spearheading fundraising effort

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel reports that former Sto-Rox football star Chuck Fusina is leading a fundraising effort to build a multi-use artificial field at his alma mater.

"From finishing as a Heisman Trophy runner-up to starring in the now-defunct United States Football League to currently operating a thriving business, Chuck Fusina has never forgotten his McKees Rocks roots.

That's why this former quarterback is spearheading a fundraising effort to raise $600,000 to build a multi-use artificial turf field to replace the grass surface at his alma mater, Sto-Rox High School.

"This means a lot to me, means a lot to many of us," this 1975 Sto-Rox graduate said.

That Fusina is approaching this project with the same passion and fervor that helped him lead Penn State to a 29-3 record as a starter and the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars to USFL titles in 1984 and 1985, should come as no surprise to those who knew him as a McKees Rocks youth." 


Photo Journal: Boys Basketball - Sto-Rox vs. Sewickley Academy (Jan. 20)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Sto-Rox went to Sewickley Academy for a WPIAL 2A, Sec. 3 boys basketball game, Friday, January 20.  Sewickley maintained first place in the section with a 94-53 win over Sto-Rox.

click here to see video highlights of the game

Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Girls Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Sto-Rox's Janaya Hazlip

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Janaya Hazlip
School: Sto-Rox
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point Guard

Background: Hazlip is a four-year starting point guard for the Vikings, and has been a team captain for the past three years. Hazlip is a leading reason why the Vikings are closing in on their first playoff berth in seven years. She currently is averaging 16 points and 10 assists per game. Hazlip is a high honor student who would like to play basketball in college. Last year, she earned all-section honors. She also has been a member of the school's volleyball and softball teams. Hazlip is also involved with the school's "Strong Women" and dance programs while working a part-time job.


Former Sto-Rox football star commits to Coastal Carolina

Written by Drew Karpen on .

It wasn’t the traditional path, but it is one that provided former Sto-Rox football player Mallory Claybourne an opportunity to play Division I football.


Claybourne graduated from Sto-Rox in 2014, but because of academics, did not attend a Division I school that offered him. According to, Claybourne had offers out of Sto-Rox from Bowling Green, Campbell, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina Central, Temple, Toledo and Western Michigan.


Instead, Claybourne went to Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. This past season, Claybourne caught 13 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore.


Claybourne will have two years of eligibility remaining where he will be a part of Coastal Carolina transitioning to the Sun Belt Conference. In 2017, the Chanticleers will have a chance to compete for a conference championship for the first time but will not be allowed to compete in the postseason. They will become a full member of the conference in 2018.



Girls Basketball: Sto-Rox faces huge test at Vincentian tonight

Written by Joe Koch on .

It can be said that a basketball season is much like a series of tests.

Some are easy. Some are very tough. Sto-Rox faces one of those tough tests when the Vikings take an overall record of 4-2 and a 2A Section 2 record to the North Hills for a 7:30 p.m. game today with Vincentian.

Vincentian has been a solid contender on the 1A level for many years under Coach Ron Moncrief, and the Royals won the WPIAL title a year ago in their final season in 1A. Because of reclassification, the Royals have moved to 2A, where one of their section opponents is Sto-Rox.

The Vikings had a break-even season against all opponents a year ago with an 11-11 record. But in 2A Section 5, Sto-Rox was 3-9.