California School District

California Area School District

11 Trojan Way Coal Center, PA 15423

Schools
Phone: (724) 785-5800
Fax: (724) 785-4966
Municipalities

Allenport Borough, California Borough, Coal Center Borough, Elco Borough, Long Branch Borough, Roscoe Borough, West Brownsville Annex (Blanesburg), West Pike Run Township

Enrollment 2015: 923
Board

Eric Amber, John Bitonti, Maria Hurley-Ziolecki, Steve Martin, Barry Niccolai, Diane Scrip, Amy Todd, Darra Tyler-Owens, Diane Zielensky


Meetings

School board meetings – Voting sessions are held at 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month in the high school cafeteria with work sessions held the second Monday of the month at the same time and place.

Executive

Superintendent:
Brian R. Jackson

Business Manager

Julie Mascia

Solicitor

Andrews and Price Attorneys, 412-243-9700, Wilkensburg

Sports

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FREDERICKTOWN – For 17 seasons, Ed Woods was the head of the Beth-Center football program. He took a three-season hiatus before returning to a head coaching position at California this year.

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Softball success has been commonplace for the Herald-Standard coverage area in recent years and 2019 continued that trend as local teams accumulated a bushel full of trophies with one PIAA champion, a state runner-up, two WPIAL champions and three district runner-ups to go along with three section winners.

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California returned to the top of the mountain in the WPIAL with a 9-6 victory over Union in the Class A finals for the Trojans’ sixth district championship to highlight the Herald-Standard’s All-Area Baseball Team.

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Baseball has been a significant part of Neil Forsythe’s life for his entire life. Forsythe is spending this spring away from the game as he cares for his mother, Cherryl, who is suffering from a long-term illness.

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Jacob Swartz, a senior with a 3.93 GPA, was a four-year letterman and three-year starter in baseball and a key part of WPIAL championships in 2017 and this year, when he was a top hitter, ace pitcher and catcher. He also lettered in soccer one year. Bre Trusler, a senior with a 4.0 GPA, was …

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This may be the Elite Eight of the PIAA playoffs, but it's business as usual for California, the lone area baseball team still alive in the postseason.

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LATROBE — Freshman Jordan Kearns had six RBI Monday afternoon in California's 17-7 five-inning thumping of District 5 runner-up Rockwood in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs at Latrobe High School.

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Taking an early lead with three runs in the first inning, California piled on and held off a late rally from third-seeded Union to win the WPIAL Class A baseball championship, 9-6, at Wild Things Park Tuesday evening for the program's sixth district title.

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California's baseball team has had its fair share of trips to Wild Things Park in late May, while Laurel Highlands will be playing for the WPIAL Championship for the first time in school history when both take the field this afternoon in the Class A and AAAAA baseball finals.

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Gionna Quarzo took a breather after successfully defending her gold medal in the 3,200 in record-breaking time last Thursday at the WPIAL Class AA Track & Field Championship before her attention turned to the defense of her state title.