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Emma Cadena Berchok

March 23, 2018 by Harold Pascoe (Register to contact)

Emma Cadena, class of 1957, passed away on February 28, 2018.

Clairton Bears Championship Rings

December 26, 2012 by Beverly Bailey Alcorn (Register to contact)

HAPPY NEW YEAR CHS ALUMNI, FRIENDS & FAMILY, once again I am asking for your help this year again. As you may know our Fabulous Clairton Bears won their 5th WPIAL Championship, and their 4th PIAA Championship. I have one New Year's Wish from all my FB friends, family, & CHS Alumni out there. My one New Year Wish is that each one of u would send at least $1.00 to help out the non-profit organization that has been set up by a few of the CHS School Board members to help purchase the Championship Rings for our fabulous Clairton Bears. You can take your donation off ur 2012 income tax return as a non-profit donation before 12-31-2012. Please send your donations to the following address:

Clairton Athletic Champions Club, %William Bradford, P.O. Box 303, Clairton, Pa 15025

Thank you CHS Alumni, friends & family!

Feb 21 - CHS Reunion at Ft. Desoto FL

February 22, 2009 by Ann Kovalyak Chorgo (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

It was great to see Clairton High School classmates at the February 21, 2009 Fort DeSoto Park Annual Reunion.

My daughter Julie Chorgo-Gilson took photos and a video of the Clairton High School Reunion.

You can see photos and the "Class of 56" Video at website: http://www.*****.com/****owned by Ann Kovalyak-Chorgo (CHS 1956)

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Clairton students call off protest after violence, appeal from Antwon Rose II's mother  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students in Clairton on Tuesday called off a planned protest about the acquittal of the officer who fatally shot Antwon Rose II when the teenager's mother made ...



CLAIRTON WALKOUT: Local students gather to talk about violence during student walkout in Clairton  WPXI Pittsburgh

Community leaders in Clairton held a town hall meeting to discuss violence during Monday's school walkout.



Mother of Antwon Rose urges students to stay in school following walkout  WPXI Pittsburgh

Less than a week after the man who killed Antwon Rose was acquitted of murder, the teen's mother continues speaking to students about the importance of ...



Doctor: Coke oven problems may aggravate asthma in Clairton students  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mon Valley residents may be feeling the first health impacts from elevated air pollution following a massive fire on Dec. 24 that destroyed a significant segment of ...



CLAIRTON SHOOTING: Men shoot each other with same gun, leaving one dead  WPXI Pittsburgh

A shooting during an argument wounded two men, killing one of them, Wednesday night in Clairton, police said.



Clairton High School Hall of Fame honors the city's best athletes  New Pittsburgh Courier

Gary Mullen's love for the city of Clairton and its sports teams is evident. “I love this town. This is home. Clairton is a special place. I am a Bear for life,” said ...



Both schools on probation after large brawl at Clairton-Monessen high school basketball game  WTAE Pittsburgh

Two schools were placed on a five year probation across all sports after a large fight broke out at the Clairton-Monessen boys basketball game Feb. 6.



Khori Fusco, Clairton basketball standout, transfers to Mars  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For the third time the past few weeks, a prominent WPIAL boys basketball player has transferred to a different school. This one landed at Mars. Khori Fusco, who ...



In Clairton, Pa., a High School Football Team Keeps a Town's Heart Beating  New York Times

Apart from providing community pride, football serves as an advertisement that, despite its troubles, Clairton in western Pennsylvania remains open for business.



Police charge 12 in Clairton-Monessen high school basketball brawl  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Police responded to a large fight Feb. 6 at Clairton High School between the Clairton and Monessen boys basketball teams.



With Bengals, Tyler Boyd showed the same play-making ability he did at Clairton and Pitt  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While the Cincinnati Bengals slogged through another disappointing season, Boyd was among their few bright spots right up until a knee injury with three games ...



Turnovers costly in Trojans' 27-17 loss to Clairton | Local  Uniontown Herald Standard

ELIZABETH -- Darrin Dillow's first game as head coach with the current group of California seniors was against Clairton.



VIDEO: Pittsburgh high school hoops game abandoned in fourth quarter after on-court punches lead to 60-person brawl  USA TODAY High School Sports

Monessen and Clairton are rivals, but this brawl ended their game in the fourth quarter.



Public Barred From Clairton HS Basketball Game Following Brawl  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. CLAIRTON (KDKA) — Clairton High School's basketball game against Monessen was cut short Tuesday night when a ...



Teen pleads guilty to homicide in Baldwin Borough over pot deal  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A teenager accused of killing another teen in Baldwin Borough last year over a half-ounce of marijuana pleaded guilty Tuesday to third-degree murder.



Achilles' heel: Bad air quality requires more attention  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Poor air quality continues to undermine the region's reputation, quality of life and prospects for advancement.



Fight at Clairton-Monessen basketball game 'totally unacceptable,' WPIAL executive director says  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley used the words “totally unacceptable” to describe a fight involving players and fans at Tuesday night's Monessen-Clairton ...



Clairton, Monessen School District Sports Programs On 5-Year Probation  CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The sports programs in the Clairton and Monessen school districts are on five years' probation.



VIDEO: Clairton (Pa.) running back Lamont Wade hurdles defender in 4 TD performance  USA TODAY High School Sports

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Lamont Wade from Clairton, Pa. https://twitter.com/WPIAL_Insider/status/784576110692622337 As noted by For The Win, ...



Mother says bullying led to bloody fight between girls in Clairton  WTAE Pittsburgh

Cell phone video shows a 9th-grader and 10th-grader in hallway brawl.



Editorial: To protect Mon Valley, U.S. Steel must change  University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

The Clairton Coke Works plant has a long history of pollution violations. With the health of local residents at stake, U.S. Steel must finally commit to improving the ...



Monessen to appeal WPIAL penalties after brawl with Clairton at boys basketball game  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Monessen School District plans to appeal penalties imposed on its high school and Clairton High School following a brawl.



Clairton runs past Jeannette in Class 1A showdown, 40-6  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Bears star Tyler Boyd outfits his old team with new uniforms as Clairton forges a possible three-way tie in the Eastern Conference.



Clairton City School District is so much more than football  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I'm responding to the May 28 Forum commentary “A Student in Clairton Says: Let's Get Beyond Football.” The writer acknowledges that she has not attended the ...



Clairton Bears Historic Winning Streak Comes To End  CBS Pittsburgh

CLAIRTON (KDKA) — It began on Sept. 11, 2009, and it's been a source of pride for Clairton. The Bears' 66-game winning streak is the longest ever in ...



Lawyer for Clairton QB charged in homicide claims client discouraged shooter  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two teenagers charged in the killing of a third teen last month who was shot in the face during a drug deal turned robbery waived their rights to a preliminary ...



Clairton football player charged in Baldwin teenager's shooting death  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bryson Angelo Koontz, 17, of Clairton, is in the Allegheny County Jail for his role in the death of a 17-year-old Nathan Assad on Aug. 15.



Clairton football coach Wayne Wade suspended four games  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clairton High School football coach Wayne Wade has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for his critical comments about the officials ...



PSU Football: Lamont Wade submits request to transfer | News, Sports, Jobs  Lock Haven Express

By CORY GIGRER For The Express Lamont Wade came to Penn State as an elite recruit from Clairton, and now the safety is looking to leave after not making m.



Game Preview  Bengals.com

The Bengals' offense this season has scored TDs on 32 of its 44 trips to the red zone, good for a 72.7 percentage that ranks second in the NFL.



Grass fields are dying out at most Western Pa. high schools  Tribune-Review

When the Riverview High School Raiders take on the Clairton High School Bears at noon Saturday in Oakmont's Riverside Park, there will be nothing artificial ...



The week in photos: Oct. 5-11  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Seventh-grader Kyiajah Williams hugs South Hills Middle School teacher Jennifer Plumb as students and teachers participate in a 5k walk to support Plumb, ...



Business as usual for Miles Sanders, Lamont Wade as they return home to Pittsburgh this weekend  The Daily Collegian Online

Just about every kid in the Pittsburgh area dreams of one day stepping onto Heinz Field like Steeler greats have, such as Hines Ward, Franco Harris, Ben ...



Charleroi-Monessen football game will not be played due to 'threat' against Charleroi athletes  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Charleroi will not play its Friday football game at Monessen after receiving what the school district called “information regarding a threat directed towards our ...



WATCH: Cops called after wild brawl during high school basketball game in Pittsburgh  CBS Sports

A high school basketball game in Pittsburgh devolved into madness this week when a fight broke out on the floor and sparked a wild brawl that involved players, ...



Fans Cheer On Bears As Clairton Sets Pa. High School Record  CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Heinz Field. Playoffs. Tiny Clairton takes aim at their fifth straight WPIAL title, and a Pennsylvania high school record: 60 consecutive ...



Former Pitt, Clairton star Tyler Boyd announces free youth football camp  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Coming off his rookie season in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals, Tyler Boyd will play host to a one-day camp July 15 in Clairton.



Review: Which school board members have the worst attendance in Allegheny County?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewed more than 2000 attendance records for Allegheny County school boards between January 2016 and May 1.



Hazel P. Newnam | Obituaries  The Star Democrat

EASTON — Hazel Porter Newnam of Easton, our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, gained her wings on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. At the time of ...



The Interview: Lamont Wade, Part 1  Pittsburgh Sports Now

CLAIRTON — If you travel to Clairton, Pa., a town of just under 6,800 that scales a hill alongside the Monongahela River in southern Allegheny County, you ...



Bye bye, Boyd: Pitt receiver completes journey from Clairton to the NFL  University of Pittsburgh The Pitt News

There were 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter on September 19, 2015, in Iowa City, Iowa, and the whole stadium knew where the ball was going. Pitt had the ...



Clairton Bears Coach To Leave For Job In Monroeville  CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – In the world of High School football, the Clairton Bears are legendary. Since 2002, a record of 141 wins, 22 losses and repeated PIAA ...



Clairton deciding on plan after fight in PIAA championship  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Clairton High School officials still are deciding what action should be taken for their football team's behavior Friday at the end of the PIAA Class A championship ...



Bishop Guilfoyle (Pa.) three-peats, finishes with nation's fourth-longest active win streak  USA TODAY High School Sports

https://twitter.com/WPAFootball/status/807324478082580480 Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona, Pa.) ended the 2016 as a three-time state champion and winners of 47 ...



Under Armour All-American corner Lamont Wade commits to Penn State  USA TODAY High School Sports

Clairton (Pa.) cornerback Lamont Wade has decided to remain in his home state and committed to Penn State on Saturday night. Wade is ranked as the No.



Wade, Clairton end Fort Cherry’s run  Observer-Reporter

McMURRAY – If you're wondering about the injured knee of Clairton High School running back Lamont Wade, the top recruit in the WPIAL this year, and if it ...



Game Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals  Bengals.com

The Bengals have played more games against the Steelers (97) than any other foe.



Baldwin hires Clairton offensive coordinator as head football coach  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Loran Cooley served as offensive coordinator last year at Clairton High School. Prior to that, he coached at Plum and Gateway high schools.



Obama commutes sentence of Clairton drug offender, 94 others  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The family of Kenneth D. Hamlin Jr. has wept its share of tears in the 16 years since he was sent to prison on drug charges. On Friday, they cried tears of joy.



Stats might not say it, but Pitt's receivers are boosting the offense  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At Clairton High School, Aaron Mathews was a big fish in a Class A pond. He was a major-conference college recruit as a wide receiver, but his senior year, ...



Miles Sanders and Lamont Wade are pumped to play close to home. But Pitt is 'just another opponent'  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Listen to some segments of each school's fan base, and you might get the impression that the Penn State-Pitt rivalry is slightly more ...



Lamont Wade's first year at Penn State was a quiet one. He doesn't mind.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Lamont Wade has made a lot of adjustments in his first 12 months at Penn State. He had had to adapt to serving in a backup role.



Woodland Hills teacher had passion for learning, theater  Tribune-Review

Louis A. Trentini of North Huntingdon headed the science and computer departments at Woodland Hills High School and spent evenings teaching computer at ...



Family of Clairton girl missing 32 years desperate to resolve cold case  Pittsburgh Post Gazette

In the 32 years since the disappearance of 14-year-old Toni Lynn McNatt, her family members and even the retired Clairton police detective who investigated the ...



Marshall hired to coach Clairton girls basketball team  Tribune-Review

There`s no nonsense associated with Jonathan Marshall, one of Clairton High School`s favorite sons. If the Clairton girls basketball team hasn`t heard, it`s about ...



Pat Narduzzi gives NCAA transfer portal an icy review  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pat Narduzzi is treating the NCAA's new transfer portal much like he approached the advent of the early signing period in college football — use it to your ...



Goodfellows helps Clairton grandparents take in two young girls  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About four years ago, Teri and Robert Scott made room in their Clairton home for their two young grandchildren after their daughter was no longer able to care ...



Gerry Dulac Gerry Dulac's report card: Steelers vs. Bengals 10-14-18  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quarterback: A. Ben Roethlisberger brought the Steelers back in the final 72 seconds on a 77-yard drive to produce the winning touchdown — a 31-yard ...



Obituary: Arnold 'Spider' Rondinelli / Drummer had quiet influence on Pittsburgh jazz scene  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Arnold “Spider” Rondinelli died Monday after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 82.



Aaron Mathews, Lamont Wade and a City Divided  Pittsburgh Sports Now

PITTSBURGH and CLAIRTON, Pa. — Coming into their rivalry battle on Saturday, Pitt and Penn State made very minimal changes to their depth charts this week ...



State trooper to coach football at Baldwin High School  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Baldwin High School has a new head varsity football coach who works as a state police trooper. Loran Cooley served as offensive coordinator last year at ...



Tyler Boyd's touchdown catch a gift that keeps giving for WPYAA  Tribune-Review

Former Clairton and Pitt star receiver Tyler Boyd's fourth-down touchdown catch that clinched both the Cincinnati Bengals' victory over the Baltimore Ravens and ...



“I Always Knew Somebody Would Get Killed Inside That Place”  Mother Jones

Update, 6/7/12: Two weeks after this story ran, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has pared its inspection goal for the year.



Little marching bands take on big challenges  Tribune-Review

Bob Lane thought he knew all about marching bands. He knew the excitement of fall Fridays in Western Pennsylvania, when the blare of trumpets and ...



A Son of Football Calls His Mother  New York Times

Born into a football family in a football-first community, Patrick Risha became a star on the gridiron. But after he graduated from Dartmouth, there were signs that ...



Pennsylvania Mr. Football and lineman award nominations being taken  PennLive.com

Nominations for Mr. Pennsylvania Football are now being taken. And, this year, nominations for the state's top lineman are also being taken. The Mr. Football ...



More high school grads shy away from four-year colleges  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students are choosing to minimize their cost by enrolling in two-year community colleges instead.



Lamont Wade weighs in on Michigan, recruiting, and chasing a state title at Under Armour All-America presentation  USA TODAY High School Sports

Lamont Wade is one of the nation's most talented athletes, starring as both a running back and defensive back for Clairton in suburban Pittsburgh. That's without ...



Sports Connections | Azar's 1958 kick remains part of Johnstown football lore  TribDem.com

Nearly 60 scholastic football seasons have been played since George Azar kicked perhaps the most memorable field goal in Greater Johnstown High School ...



NOTEBOOK: Betances builds arm strength - Sports  Citizens Voice

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Dellin Betances is certain he feels like this every spring. It takes the Yankees' big righty reliever a while to build up arm strength.



What To Expect From Penn State’s Four Early Enrollees  Onward State

Penn State welcomed four new Nittany Lions to campus last weekend for the start of the spring semester. Let's take a closer look at what to expect from Lamont ...



Meet the Penn State Recruiting Class of 2017  Roar Lions Roar

With the commitments of Tariq Castro-Fields and Corey Bolds on National Signing Day, Penn State's 2017 recruiting class is complete. We've been breaking ...



Newcomers make a statement - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — On a night when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins started plenty of regulars from last season, it was their group of rookies that ...



Erixon's patience finally rewarded - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Usually, having more than 500 games of professional experience isn't detrimental to a hockey player. But in the case of ...



Lamont Wade would be huge get for WVU football  Hail WV

Top recruit Lamont Wade from Clairton, Pa. is expected to attend the WVU football Spring Game this Saturday.



When Are Keystone Oaks Football Home Games?  Patch.com

Dormont-Brookline, PA - The 2013 football season is upon us. Here's the schedule for home games.



Who are Penn State's early enrollees? They start their Lions career on Monday; here's a breakdown  PennLive.com

Four new players are officially joining the Penn State football program tomorrow. Five-star Clairton corner Lamont Wade, four-star receiver KJ Hamler, three-star ...



Penn State's Lamont Wade backs anthem protests in YouTube video  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

President Donald Trump targeted NFL players with his criticism of national anthem protests last week, but Lamont Wade wants his professional brethren to know ...



Fish and Boat Commission increasing some permit prices  Citizens Voice

Rather than close some hatcheries in a savings proposal that angered lawmakers, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission opted to raise money by ...



Medico, McGarry repeat at Potentate - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Admittedly, it was a slow start. Trying to defend their Potentate's Tournament title, Mariano Medico and Tyler McGarry found themselves down two ...



Mike White Pine-Richland turns back North Allegheny, 48-28  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For one of the few times this season, Pine-Richland faced a challenge in a game. They simply ran through it.



Green Ridge eliminates PCD - Sports  Citizens Voice

By Eric Shultz. Staff Writer. DURYEA — The core of Green Ridge's Little League majors team has been together long enough that manager Eddie Decker knew ...



South Fayette defeats Montour, ties WPIAL record of 6 consecutive undefeated regular seasons  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

South Fayette coach Joe Rossi said he was impressed at the way the Lions responded this season after so much roster turnover from last year.



LOCAL GOLF: Semifinal matchups set for Potentate - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Two former Wyoming Valley Conference golfers are making the most of their time playing together while their paths cross. Holy Redeemer graduate ...



Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd had drugs in crashed car  WCN (WestminsterCollege Network)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd was charged Thursday with owning a vape pen containing the active ingredient in marijuana that ...



Wyoming Area defense shuts down Nanticoke Area - Sports  Citizens Voice

WEST PITTSTON — Twice in the first half, Nanticoke Area had its golden opportunity. Both times, the Trojans were inside the Wyoming Area 10-yard line.



Orange Crush: Clemson topples No. 1 'Bama for national title  Citizens Voice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Dabo Swinney kissed the championship trophy and proclaimed this Clemson team the greatest of all time. He's got a case.



WVC BASKETBALL: Balanced Cougars hand Trojans first loss  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — When Hazleton Area and Nanticoke Area's boys basketball teams last met, the Cougars were the ones with a wealth of proven talent — the ...



Pitt 2017 signing day analysis: Breaking down the hits, misses and more  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Most likely to make an impact in 2017: Paris Ford, DB, Steel Valley High School. For the second season in a row, it's a highly regarded local defensive back ...



Cheyney University faces enrollment, financial problems  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The historically black college in the state system faces declining enrollment and weak finances. Its supporters see decades of underfunding.



Trenton Coles to transfer  Cardiac Hill

Pitt sophomore corner, Trenton Coles, has decided to leave the Pitt football program.



VCC pro Luis to be rules official for PGA Championship  Citizens Voice

At approximately 8:23 this morning, a threesome featuring Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and defending champion Justin Thomas will tee it off at the 100th PGA ...



Sparks fly in national robotics competition  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CALIFORNIA, Pa. — In one of two the rings set up for the double-elimination competition, two remote-controlled robots faced off. Sparks flew when they clashed, ...



Pitt Football Game 2 Preview: Scouting Penn State  Pittsburgh Sports Now

THE MATCHUP: PITT (1-0) VS #13 PENN STATE (1-0) WHEN: 8:00 P.M. EST WHERE: HEINZ FIELD, PITTSBURGH, PA HOW TO WATCH: ABC HOW TO ...



Vote NOW for Mr. PA Football!  PennLive.com

SportsRecruiters.com announced they will sponsor the second annual Mr. Pennsylvania football awards banquet in February after last year's immense success.



Comcast Awards $190,000 In Scholarships To 180 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2016 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $188,000 in Scholarships to 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $188,000 in scholarships for ...



Entrepreneur charted her own course  Tribune-Review

With a penchant for business and an unwavering love of animals, Fern L. Schmidt found time for both — often in unique ways. People marveled when her pet ...



Crawford carried skills, zest for life to the West Coast  Tribune-Review

Editor's note: This is Part 2 of a two-part story about the late Larry Crawford, a standout athlete at Donora High School in the 1960s.) ...



Hilltop Alliance honored with service award at Bravo! Brashear luncheon  South Pittsburgh Reporter

The 99th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Brashear Association was held October 27 at the LaMont Restaurant on Mount Washington. The.



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