Saturday, April 13, 2013
Spencer Stefko has resigned from his position as the Chartiers Valley Lady Colts basketball coach, according to The Almanac.
Spencer Stefko has resigned from his position as the Chartiers Valley Lady Colts basketball coach, according to The Almanac. Stefko submitted his resignation to Chartiers Valley’s athletic director Frank Vulcano Jr. on Friday stating he thought a new person was needed to coach the girls’ basketball team, according to The Almanac. The decision is puzzling because it comes on the heels of a season in which the Lady Colts advanced to the WPIAL championship game for the first time in school history. The girls lost to Bethel Park in the championship game. Stefko’s announcement also comes nearly two years after the Chartiers Valley School Board removed him as head coach, although the school district reversed its decision three weeks later and …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Chartiers Valley girls’ basketball team’s magical run to their first ever WPIAL finals appearance ended in heartbreak Sunday night. Both the boys and girls teams are set to play Friday night in the PIAA playoffs.
The Chartiers Valley girls’ basketball team’s magical run to their first ever WPIAL finals appearance ended in heartbreak Sunday night. The Lady Colts lost the AAAA championship game to Bethel Park 48-34 at the A.J. Palumbo Center on Duquesne’s campus, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The loss came one night after the boys’ basketball team fell to Montour in their AAA WPIAL championship game. But both teams are done playing yet. The Lady Colts are scheduled to play their first-round PIAA state playoff game against Allderdice at 7 p.m. Friday in Carrick. The boys’ basketball team is set to play Erie Strong Vincent at Baldwin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Chartiers Valley boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both won their semifinal playoff games Tuesday night to advance to the WPIAL Championship games.
The Chartiers Valley boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both won their semifinal playoff games Tuesday night to advance to the WPIAL Championship games. Both basketball teams controlled the scoreboard for most of their games at North Allegheny High School. The Chartiers Valley Colts blew out Beaver 68-43 and will once again play in the WPIAL championship game, according to The Almanac's @SHAlmanacSports Twitter feed. They will play Montour for the AAA WPIAL title. The Lady Colts beat rival Mt. Lebanon 31-27 to advance to their first ever WPIAL finals in school history, according to the district’s official Twitter feed at @CVSDcolts. The girls’ team will play Bethel Park for the AAAA WPIAL championship game. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Both the Chartiers Valley boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will play their WPIAL semifinal playoff games Tuesday night at North Allegheny.
Both the Chartiers Valley boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams will play their WPIAL semifinal playoff games Tuesday night at North Allegheny. The Lady Colts will play Mt. Lebanon at 6 p.m. after their 55-52 victory over Upper St. Clair on Friday night. The winner will play either Gateway or Bethel Park in the WPIAL championship game. Meanwhile, the top-seeded boys’ basketball team will play Beaver at 8 p.m. The winner of that game will play either Mars or Montour in the WPIAL championship game. The Colts mounted a big comeback against South Fayette on Friday night to stay alive in the WPIAL playoffs. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Chartiers Valley boys’ basketball team came back in the second half to beat rival South Fayette in the WPIAL basketball playoffs. Also, the Lady Colts beat USC and will play Mt. Lebanon in the AAAA semi-finals.
Top-seeded Chartiers Valley mounted a furious comeback in the second half to beat rival South Fayette and advance to the semi-final round of the WPIAL basketball playoffs Friday night. Things were looking bleak at halftime when the Colts trailed South Fayette 35-30 going into the intermission, and things appeared to sour even more when the Lions scored the first seven points in the third quarter. But the Colts got back in the game by mounting a fast comeback to take a 47-46 lead heading into the fourth quarter. South Fayette then once again turned the momentum and roared to a 9-point lead with 5 minutes to go in the game. But CV came back again to cut the lead to 2 with 3 minutes left and took the lead shortly after. The top-seeded Colts …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The Chartiers Valley Lady Colts held off a furious comeback from Shaler to advance in the WPIAL basketball playoffs with a razor-thin 31-29 victory.
The Chartiers Valley Lady Colts held off a furious comeback from Shaler to advance in the WPIAL basketball playoffs with a razor-thin 31-29 victory. The CV girls’ basketball team held a 15-12 lead at halftime during their first-round AAAA playoff game against the Titans at North Hills High School. They dominated Shaler in the third quarter, appearing to blow open the game with a 24-12 lead going into the final quarter. But the Titans mounted a furious comeback in the fourth quarter and trailed by 26-24 with a minute remaining in the game. But Chartiers Valley was able to hold on for a 31-29 win. The Lady Colts will play Upper St. Clair in the second round of the AAAA WPIAL playoffs. The scoring updates were provided on Twitter by @…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Chartiers Valley boys’ basketball team is the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL AAA playoffs and will have a bye week, while the girls play Shaler this Friday night at North Hills.
The Chartiers Valley boys’ basketball team is the No. 1 seed in the WPIAL AAA playoffs. The boys’ team (20-3, 11-1) won the AAA’s Section 5 title and will have the weekend off as the top seed in the playoffs. They are scheduled to play on Feb. 19 against the winner of Friday night’s game between Mt. Pleasant and Knoch. If the Colts win that game, they could have a rematch against division rival South Fayette. Meanwhile, the girl’s team (16-6, 8-4) will play Shaler at 6:30 p.m. Friday at North Hills High School. The winner of that game will play either Upper St. Clair or Hempfield. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Lady Colts lost to Archbishop Wood 42-37 in the PIAA semifinals on a questionable traveling call.
This story was compiled with the help of Spencer Stefko and Patrick McGeough. If you have photos or video of the PIAA semifinal playoff game in Chambersburg, post them here by clicking on the "Upload" tab on the left. The Lady Colts were clawing their way back in the state championship semifinals in Chambersburg on Wednesday night when a controversial traveling call late in the game appeared to take the wind out of their sails. Down 33-30 with less than 2 minutes left in their PIAA semifinal playoff against Archbishop Wood, Alexa Golden drove to the hoop for a successful layup and appeared to be a fouled, which would’ve led to a 3-point play. One referee called the hoop and the foul, but another referee called traveling a split second …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Lady Colts fought back valiantly against top-seeded Hopewell, but couldn’t climb out of a big hole they dug in the first quarter and lost 40-33.
AMBRIDGE – The Lady Colts fought back valiantly against top-seeded Hopewell, but couldn’t climb out of a big hole they dug in the first quarter of their WPIAL semifinal playoff Wednesday night. The Vikings opened up a 17-0 lead to start the game before Chartiers Valley scored their first points 34 seconds in the second quarter. But the Lady Colts turned the tables on Hopewell in the second half and were within six points late in the game before falling short. “We dug ourselves a pretty big hole that was too hard to get out of,” coach Spencer Stefko said. Chartiers Valley had chances under the hoop, but could not make shots and turned the ball over frequently over. Hopewell’s star guard, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, scored 15 of her 22 points …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Lady Colts won 62-42 and will play again Saturday.
WEXFORD – The Chartiers Valley Lady Colts used a fast start on offense and stifling defense inside to easily defeat Beaver 62-42 in their opening round WPIAL playoff game at North Allegheny High School. Jenna Devinney hit three 3-pointers in the first two-and-half minutes of the game and helped Chartiers Valley run out to a 15-3 lead. She finished the game with 15 points and only trailed Mariah Wells, who had 16 points, in scoring. “When Jenna and Kassidy (O’Keefe) heat up there’s not a lot you can do to stop them,” coach Spencer Stefko said. “The kids played their tails off.” Stefko said it was important for his team to control Beaver’s talented forward Emily Kondracki early, ultimately holding her to just 10 points, most of which came in…