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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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Friends and family gather in Clairton to mourn Armani Ford  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 23-year-old man who was fatally shot Friday evening in Clairton was quarterback of the struggling town's recent record-setting high school football team.



Man shot dead in Clairton was former high school football great Armani Ford  Tribune-Review Valley News Dispatch

A 23-year-old man who was a former Clairton High School football star was shot and killed in Clairton on Friday evening, according to Allegheny County officials ...



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 ...



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 Clairton Shooting Victims Speaks  CBS Pittsburgh

CLAIRTON (KDKA) — His life came to an abrupt end in this Clairton Alley, 23-year-old Armani Ford was found shot to death. Tina Ford is Amrmani's mother, ...



People Are Getting Sick From A US Steel Factory That Is “Grossly Violating” Health Standards, Experts Say  BuzzFeed News

Air pollution has triggered sky-high asthma rates near Pittsburgh. With politicians unwilling to confront US Steel after a factory fire, a county health agency is ...



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 ...



Clairton police charge 18 juveniles, one adult after violent protest  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clairton police have charged 18 juveniles and one adult in connection with a violent protest last month between students and a driver following the acquittal of a ...



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.



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.



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PITTSBURGH: Teen shot at Clairton pool wants to play football again  WPXI Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH - The big kickoff to high school football season in western Pennsylvania was extra special for one local athlete. "It just makes me so excited to see ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Family Of Clairton Man Killed In Fatal Shooting Asking Public For Information  CBS Cleveland

A reward is being offered for information about who shot and killed a former Clairton High School football star; KDKA's Ralph Iannotti reports. 1 month ago ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Clairton football player arrested in deadly Baldwin shooting  WPXI Pittsburgh

A second person has been arrested for the deadly shooting in Baldwin on August 15th.



Students march across city after Downtown Antwon Rose rally  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shortly after 11 on Monday morning, about 100 students were gathered in front of the City-County Building to celebrate Antwon Rose II's life when a line of police ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Sunoco cuts ties with Armstrong County gas station owner over Antwon Rose billboard slur  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

WORTHINGTON, Pa. — Sunoco has cut ties with an Armstrong County gas station owner after a digital billboard flashed a racial slur and praised the acquittal of ...



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.



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 ...



Bishop Guilfoyle edges Clairton for Class A football title  WTAE Pittsburgh

District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle denied Pennsylvania's most productive offense on Friday to claim the program's first PIAA Class A football title with a 19-18 ...



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 ...



Clairton looks to own nation's top high school football win streak  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - A depressed area has a shining light in the Bears, and a win Friday would put the town in the national spotlight.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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, ...



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 ...



Officer Nearly Struck By Vehicle During Traffic Stop In Carrick  CBS Pittsburgh

A Pittsburgh Police officer was almost hit by a vehicle that took off during a traffic stop in Carrick on Thursday. 1 month ago ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



“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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Penn State Recruiting: Lamont Wade Names Top 5  Roar Lions Roar

Lamont Wade remains the top target left on Penn State's Class of 2017 recruiting board. The four-star defensive back out of Clairton, Pa. is set to announce his ...



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 ...



Thirteen DAs Support Rafferty for Attorney General  PoliticsPA

“Those of us on the front lines protecting our communities in the streets and in the courtroom know how important it is have an attorney general with experience ...



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.



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.



Penn State recruiting: A look at decommitments under James Franklin and where they are now  PennLive.com

Penn State decommitments under James Franklin. Penn State is on a roll on the recruiting trail once again in the 2019 class, vying once again for a top-10 class.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Trenton Coles to transfer  Cardiac Hill

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



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.



Penn State Friday morning dish: A potential first-round NFL Draft pick, a recruiting stop on Friday, more news and notes  PennLive.com

Friday's Lions' primer cruises across the Penn State universe as the recruiting contact period rolls on and the draft inches closer.



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 ...



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, ...



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.



Fan guide to Penn State's 2017 Blue-White game: Kickoff time, schedule, TV broadcast and more  PennLive.com

Penn State's Blue-White spring football game is slated for a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Beaver Stadium.



'Best Game Ever' Broadcast Found in Bing Crosby's Wine Cellar  New York Times

How a near pristine black-and-white reel of the entire television broadcast of the deciding game of the 1960 World Series — long believed to be lost forever ...



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