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Mon Valley Progress Council looks for business-friendly ideas

By Chris Buckley 11:15 a.m.
The Mon Valley Progress Council asked a group of its members Friday what Pennsylvania can do to make the state more business friendly. Soon, the organization will ask that same question of business operators throughout the Valley. Those responses will be used ...

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Young Belle Vernon Area baseball team could start 7 sophomores

If there is a more youthful team in Section 4-AAA than Belle Vernon Area, Leopards coach Daryl Hixenbaugh would be interested to see it. Going …
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Move to Canon-McMillan means less travel for wrestlers headed to Southwest Regional

Bentworth junior 126-pounder Hunter Neely considers the site of this season’s PIAA Class AA Southwest Regional wrestling championships, Canon-McMillan High School, a mixed blessing. Sure, he will need less than 30 minutes to get from his home to the Big …
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Valley Independent roundup: California Area comes out hitting — again

If the first two games of the season mean anything, Malden Yards will be the place to be for baseball this spring. California Area (2-0) …
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Monessen beats Charleroi in 8 innings

A year ago, Monessen won five straight games at the end of the season to earn a second straight WPIAL Class A playoff berth. Meanwhile, …
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Elizabeth Forward back home from spring training, awaits section opener

Elizabeth Forward returned home to wet conditions Tuesday from a trip to South Carolina that softball coach Harry Rutherford said failed to provide the Warriors …
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Frazier softball optimistic heading into season

Seeking their sixth straight trip to the WPIAL playoffs, the Frazier girls softball team will enter the season with a wealth of experience and could be primed for a big year. “We only lost one senior (Caitlyn Brown), but we …
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Monessen softball setting lofty goals

The last two seasons, Monessen coach Bo Teets has seen his softball team flirt with a winning record as it finished 8-9 both years, coming …
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Ringgold baseball finally has veteran group

Going into his third season as Ringgold’s baseball coach, Mike Sikorsky finally feels a little more at home. That’s because in his first two seasons …
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Yough juniors finish strong at state meet

LEWISBURG — A school without a pool still had a strong showing at the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships. Yough juniors Jessica Cochran and Madison Nestor each advanced to the consolation finals Thursday at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium. …
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