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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)

Clairton High School News From Around The Web

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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



12 teens, adults charged after brawl at Clairton-Monessen basketball game  Tribune-Review

A police investigation into a brawl that broke out during a Clairton-Monessen high school basketball game earlier this month has led to charges filed against 12 ...



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.



Clairton, Monessen hit with 5-year probation, other penalties after game brawls  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The WPIAL board of directors slapped five-year probations and other penalties Monday on all Monessen and Clairton High School sports programs as well as ...



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.



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

CLAIRTON, Pa. — Up the hill the Clairton High School Bears walked from school, climbing Miller Avenue to catch a bus ride into history. Car horns honked.



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 ...



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.



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 girl's disappearance still haunts family 36 years later  Tribune-Review

Toni Lynn McNatt was the kind of girl who would rather shoot hoops than chase boys. At 14, she liked to climb trees and play sports. She wanted to be a ...



100 years of Clairton Bears  Tribune-Review

OK, so the 66-game-winning streak dating to 2009 ended two weeks ago. In Clairton, two weeks, or even four years, is but a blink of the eye when you considers ...



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 ...



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.



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 arrested in deadly Baldwin shooting  WPXI Pittsburgh

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



3 Nittany Lions exploring transfer portal | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

Lamont Wade came to Penn State as an elite recruit from Clairton, and now the safety is looking to leave after not making much of an impact with the Nittany Lio.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Clairton shut out by Bishop Guilfoyle, 17-0, in PIAA Class 1A championship  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HERSHEY, Pa. — Lamont Wade was near midfield, still in uniform when a reporter asked him a question about the PIAA Class 1A championship that had just ...



Vigil marks 6-year anniversary of Clairton coach's death  Tribune-Review

A former Clairton High School assistant football and midget league coach, killed six years ago, has not been forgotten. That is the message delivered by friends ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



Clairton natives give back to their hometown  Tribune-Review

Decades after leaving Clairton to start their careers, the Meena brothers have returned to their hometown as business partners who want to meet the needs of ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Clairton High gym rededicated in honor of late school board member  Tribune-Review

The Bear Den has a new name at Clairton High School. The gymnasium graced by the mural depicting the school mascot coming through the brickwork was ...



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 vigil remembers murder victim  Tribune-Review

About 40 people gathered in Clairton Sunday to remember a city woman killed three years ago on Bataan Avenue. Uniquea Hines, 23, was murdered on Jan.



Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Week 6 high school football scoreboard  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Check this page throughout the night on Friday for up-to-the-minute scores from Week 6 of the 2018 high school football season. This week, Mike White takes a ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



High School Football: Wilkes-Barre consolidation forces minor schedule adjustments  Citizens Voice

When the Wilkes-Barre Area School Board elected to combine the athletic programs of GAR, Meyers and Coughlin beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, ...



Mike White's high school football chat transcript: 10.16.18  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mike White: Sorry a few minutes late. Needed to finish that "bear claw" danish. Ready to go. Fire away. Willie Hunnids: Will Riverview ever win a game again?



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.



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 ...



Gorman: A game (and tailgate) for the ages  Tribune-Review

Aliquippa-Clairton was the high school football game he never got to play in, one Bill Bennett has spent a lifetime wishing would happen. When the WPIAL ...



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 ...



Penn State’s 2018 Breakout Player: Lamont Wade  Black Shoe Diaries

Is a once-in-a-generation talent in the defensive secondary ready to break out in just a few months? We think so.



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.



Clairton football coach, athletes thank school directors for support  Tribune-Review

Clairton City school directors received several tokens Wednesday night at a meeting that seemed like an extension of January's School Board Recognition ...



Gerry Dulac Steelers-Bengals: Gerry Dulac's Week 6 scouting report  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Bengals have the ball: Key Performers: QB Andy Dalton, RB Joe Mixon, WR A.J. Green, WR Tyler Boyd, TE C.J. Uzomah, LT Cordy Glenn, G Clint Boling.



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.



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 ...



Bats gain protection in Pennsylvania - Sports  Citizens Voice

A disease put bats in danger a dozen years ago, but listing some of these bats as endangered in Pennsylvania now could take a small step toward saving them ...



2018 Field Hockey All-Stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

School: Holy Redeemer. Class: Senior. Position: Forward. After Holy Redeemer graduated its top players in 2017, Dolan took charge. Fairfield commit helped ...



State cross country preview - Sports  Citizens Voice

What: PIAA Cross Country Championships. Where: Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey. When: Today, starting at 9:30 a.m.. Online: Follow staff writer Eric ...



Game Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals  Bengals.com

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



PIAA Field Hockey capsules - Sports  Citizens Voice

(2-1 Wyoming Seminary (18-2-1) vs. (11-1) Lehighton (17-4-1). What: PIAA Class A quarterfinals. When: Noon, today. Where: Central Columbia HS. How they ...



Operation Football: This week's high school football scores  WTAE Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's Action Sports has teamed up with our partners at ScoreStream to bring you the latest scores from WPIAL and City League football games.



Cougars happy to be home - Sports  Citizens Voice

HAZLE TWP. — Christmas crooners insist there's no place like home for the holidays. For the Hazleton Area boys basketball team, there's no place like home ...



Riverside falls short - Sports  Citizens Voice

HERSHEY - In a matter of 15 minutes, euphoria turned to disappointment. Playing with overwhelming confidence and fearlessness, Riverside staggered ...



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 ...



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 ...



New rules enhance pheasant hunting - Sports  Citizens Voice

For generations it was the pursuit of small game in general and ringneck pheasants and rabbits in particular that was the highlight of the fall hunting seasons.



Trio of District 2's best coaches enter PA Sports Hall of Fame  Citizens Voice

PLAINS TWP. — They are three of the greatest coaches to walk the sidelines in the history of District 2 athletics. When you hear the names George Curry, Jack ...



2018 Football All-Stars - Sports  Citizens Voice

Joe Ammons. School: Nanticoke Area. Year: Senior. Position: Running back/Defensive line. Height/Weight: 6-1/200. Highlight: Finished the year as the regular ...



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 ...



Cougars roll past Scranton - Sports  Citizens Voice

MOOSIC — Jacob Hunsinger scored touchdowns three different ways, Sparky Wolk threw for a pair of scores, and Hazleton Area snapped a two-game slide ...



Clairton Bears Winning Streak Continues, Will Play For State Title  CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Clairton Bears have done it again. Impressively. They won Friday's game against Port Allegany 44-12. This makes 62 consecutive ...



Franklin backs OC Rahne - Sports  Citizens Voice

James Franklin on Tuesday offered a decisive backing of his first-year offensive coordinator, just days after Penn State's worst scoring output in nearly two years ...



DISTRICT 2 FIELD HOCKEY PREVIEW - Sports  Citizens Voice

CLASS A. Favorite: Wyoming Seminary. Moving on: The champion and runner-up advance to the PIAA tournament, which begins Tuesday, Nov. 6. The D2 ...



“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.



Athens ends Crestwood's season - Sports  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — As the final buzzer sounded, Max Gariano stood on Lake-Lehman's midfield logo for a few moments and got a hug from his coach, David ...



HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Dallas routs Tunkhannock - Sports  Citizens Voice

DALLAS — Heading into Friday night's contest, Dallas wanted to establish the line of scrimmage on both sides of the football. That mission was accomplished, ...



Late blocked punt, touchdown enables comeback win for West Allegheny at Baldwin  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At first, it appeared West Allegheny's window for a comeback had closed. Down by five points late in the fourth quarter, West Allegheny committed a roughing the ...



Get ready for outdoor shows - Sports  Citizens Voice

Attending an outdoors sports show can be as hectic as last-minute holiday shopping or as relaxing as a visit with longtime friends. Attending to simply “look ...



Citrus Bowl: Where to watch - Sports  Citizens Voice

No. 12 Penn State (9-3, 6-3 Big Ten) vs. No. 14 Kentucky (9-3, 5-3 Southeastern Conference). When: 1 p.m., Today. Where: Camping World Stadium. TV: ABC.



WVC Wrestling Tournament Results - Sports  Citizens Voice

Team scores. Hazleton Area (HAZ), 249; Lake-Lehman (L-L), 189.5; Dallas (DAL), 161; Tunkhannock (TUN), 157.5; Coughlin (COU), 136; Valley West (VW), 123 ...



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 ...



Valley West holds off Coughlin - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — It wasn't a series that determined the outcome or defined the game. But when Valley West went on a 94-yard, 18-play drive to punch in its ...



Old Forge blanks Holy Redeemer - Sports  Citizens Voice

WILKES-BARRE — Dante Lucarelli almost achieved perfection. Literally. The Old Forge starting quarterback completed all but one pass, and threw four ...



BSD Blue-White Position Preview: Safeties  Black Shoe Diaries

Penn State will have to replace both starting safeties, that's the bad news. The good news is that there are players poised to step in that could play at a very high ...



Black Knights keep rolling - Sports  Citizens Voice

LEHMAN TWP. — Give it some time. There was no panic after the first week of September, when Lake-Lehman struggled and lost its first two matches.



Rome takes 4th in Class 2A race - Sports  Citizens Voice

HERSHEY — After about a mile of running, Mitchell Rome found himself in the lead pack. Then the midway point of his final meet with Dallas cross country came ...



Berwick can't rally back - Sports  Citizens Voice

BERWICK — The Berwick Bulldogs were down, but not out. Despite a first half in which it allowed 21 unanswered points and committed 108 yards worth of ...



Dallas' Rome named all-state - Sports  Citizens Voice

Throw out the classifications, and Dallas cross country's Mitchell Rome is still one of the state's top runners. That's how the Pennsylvania Track and Field ...



W-B Area will merge 3 city high school athletic programs  Citizens Voice

PLAINS — Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, it will be a brand new ballgame for the three Wilkes-Barre City public high schools. At a school board ...



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 ...



Odds favor hunters as deer season begins - Sports  Citizens Voice

Recent trends indicate the odds favor hunters when they take to the woods today for the opening of Pennsylvania's two-week firearms deer season. According to ...



Key play in PSU/Rutgers - Sports  Citizens Voice

PISCATAWAY TWP., N.J. — One play executed just a little bit differently, and John McNulty might have been the talk of the Big Ten on Saturday. Instead ...



Wrestling: Davis commits to PSU - Sports  Citizens Voice

Jack Davis will be wrestling closer to home than previously thought. He could be that much closer to celebrating another national championship, too.



Receiver Johnson exploring transfer - Sports  Citizens Voice

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE Penn State receiver Juwan Johnson is exploring a possible transfer. Photo: Rick Scuteri/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2017.



Kopko, Piestrak named all-state - Sports  Citizens Voice

Based on his size alone, it wasn't going to be too long before Hanover Area offensive lineman Justin Kopko was going to see time on the field. In fact, the senior ...



Mitchell out as RailRiders manager - Sports  Citizens Voice

Bobby Mitchell is out as RailRiders manager. After one season with the team, and three seasons in the Yankees organization, Mitchell said he was told the club ...



FOOTBALL: Tunkhannock preview - Sports  Citizens Voice

Buy or Sell. Mike Marabell is in his first season as a varsity football coach. He takes over a program that has won four games in the last two years and eight in the ...



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