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Deteriorating Monessen building under renewed scrutiny

By Chris Buckley
When Monessen Mayor Lou Mavrakis meets Monday with Bill Brown, they will discuss a timeline for completion of demolition of a building at the corner ...

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Belle Vernon boys pushing for playoffs

Belle Vernon Area boys’ basketball coach Kyle DeGregorio is not a patient person. And after compiling a sub-.500 record in two seasons, he expects more …
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Neshannock sends Bentworth packing from playoffs

There was good news and bad news for the Bentworth Bearcats Friday night. The good news is that the Bearcats enjoyed the most successful season in the last decade for the program as they made the WPIAL Class A playoffs …
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Second-half surge lifts Frazier over California

Since he took over the football program at Frazier, Mike Steeber has seen marked improvement. The first year, the Commodores barely missed the playoffs, but …
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New girls’ coaches trying to put in their systems

Three area girls’ basketball teams are not only getting ready for a new season, they are doing so with new coaches. Kevin Lee is trying to put his imprint on Charleroi Area, while Erika McCarthy (Ringgold) and Ashley Clawson (Bentworth) …
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Elizabeth Forward boys basketball preparing to fill big shoes

Last season, Elizabeth Forward’s offense revolved around a big target. The Warriors got the ball in the paint to their big man, 6-foot-11 George Prota, and he took care of the rest. He averaged 18.2 points and 13.0 rebounds and …
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Frazier football well represented in all-conference honors

Ten Frazier football players earned All-Tri County South Conference honors for their play this season. The Commodores won the Tri-County South title and finished with an 11-1 record, including a pair of victories in the WPIAL Class A playoffs. Those …
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Monessen girls basketball eyes playoff return

The WPIAL Class A girls’ basketball playoffs looked a little different last season. The field didn’t include Monessen, usually a perennial competitor in the WPIAL’s “second season.” The Greyhounds finished 8-14 and two games out of a playoff spot in …
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Ringgold boys’ basketball picture coming into focus

Phil Pergola compares rebuilding the Ringgold boys’ basketball program to completing an amateur painting. “I told the kids, ‘You look at me as a basketball …
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Yough's Evans named athletic director of the year

Yough High School’s athletic director, who has been involved in Yough’s sports since 1993, was honored recently as the top athletic administrator in Western Pennsylvania. …
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