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Monessen cruises to 63-point win over West Greene

By Jeff Oliver
Monessen continued its domination of Section 3-A with a 75-12 win over visiting West Greene Friday night. Monessen (13-6, 10-0) has won every section game by ...
Cold-shooting Monessen suffers costly loss to Fort Cherry
By Jeff Oliver
Some losses are tough. For Monessen’s girls’ basketball team, Tuesday’s defeat could be tougher than any the program suffered in the last quarter century. Monessen bowed to ...
Playoff tickets punched for some local hoop teams
By Jeff Oliver
At the three-quarter pole of the high school basketball season, several area teams have already wrapped up WPIAL playoff berths. On the boys’ side, those who ...
First quarter nightmare for Monessen
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Sunday’s game against undefeated Aliquippa, the top-ranked Class AA team in the state, Monessen coach Joe Salvino was hoping to get a good barometer of his team before the Greyhounds enter the WPIAL Class A playoffs in February. While Monessen is 10-0 against all Class A competition with an ...
Neither coach happy after Monessen beats Avella by 90 points
By Jeff Oliver
After Monessen’s 101-11 annihilation of Avella in a Section 3-A basketball game Friday night, neither coach was very happy. Avella mentor Joe Hough was none too ...
Monessen girls end skid with 41-15 win
By Jeff Oliver
When you are struggling to score points and in the midst of a four-game losing streak, there’s nothing like playing host to a winless team ...
Monessen’s losing streak hits four games
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen’s losing streak in Section 3-A girls’ basketball reached four games after a 53-43 loss to host Geibel Wednesday night. The loss also dropped the Greyhounds ...
Monessen can’t buy basket in 45-11 loss
By Jeff Oliver
During her playing career at Monessen, Gina Naccarato scored an eye-popping 3,364 points. She might consider forfeiting half of those points if she could somehow give ...
Greyhounds keep rolling in Section 3-A
By The Valley Independent
It appears there is nobody who can match up with Monessen in Section 3-A. The Greyhounds (9-5, 6-0) romped over West Greene, 71-22, Wednesday night to close out the first half of section play. The Greyhounds have invoked the 40-point mercy rule on every section foe and have won their five section ...
California pounds Monessen, 45-10, in 3-A
By The Valley Independent
California Area had no problem with visiting Monessen in a Section 3-A girls’ basketball contest Monday, routing the Greyhounds, 45-10. California (14-0, 7-0) moved out to ...
Hounds hammer winless Maples
By Jeff Oliver
For most of the game, Joe Salvino sat at the end of the Monessen bench. The only time the veteran Greyhound coach really talked to his team was during timeouts in their Section 3-A game against visiting Mapletown. All in all, he did very little coaching because he didn’t need to. The Greyhounds ...
Greyhounds claw Bears in 78-51 rout
By Jeff Oliver
Just four days removed from an embarrassing 70-29 loss to New Castle, the Monessen Greyhounds came out fighting against Clairton Wednesday night in a non-section ...
Hounds no match for unbeaten N. Allegheny
By The Valley Independent
In the early minutes of Tuesday’s championship game against host North Allegheny, Monessen grabbed an early seven-point lead over the unbeaten Class AAAA team. It wasn’t ...
California girls rip Charleroi
By The Valley Independent
The California Area girls rolled over Charleroi Area, 59-24, to close out the California Holiday Tournament. The Trojans (10-1) raced out to a 19-5 lead in ...
Valley Independent roundup: Elizabeth Forward edges Ringgold in Section 4-AAA clash
By The Valley Independent
Elizabeth Forward picked up its first win in Section 4-AAA with a 64-48 home victory over Ringgold Friday. The Warriors jumped to a 19-8 lead at ...
Greyhounds run past J-M in 83-32 rout
By Jeff Oliver
If Tuesday night is any indication, then there are several good reasons that Monessen basketball coach Joe Salvino fills his non-section schedule with powerful teams. The ...
Monessen knocks off Jeannette for first win
By The Valley Independent
One of the top teams in Class A this season, along with Monessen, is expected to be Jeannette. So, you can’t blame Greyhound coach Joe Salvino for taking some satisfaction from Wednesday’s 70-58 win over the Jayhawks in the consolation game of the Mike Rettger Tournament at Franklin Regional. “I’m pleased that ...
Tough schedule helps Hounds
By Jeremy Sellew
Anytime a conversation starts about the favorites in WPIAL Class A boys’ basketball, there’s rarely a time when the Monessen Greyhounds aren’t mentioned. This season is ...
Class A boys basketball preview: Tough nonsection schedule to prepare Monessen boys for another run to title game
By Jeremy Sellew
Any time a conversation starts about the favorites in WPIAL Class A boys basketball, there’s rarely a time when the Monessen Greyhounds aren’t mentioned. This season ...
Naccarato’s Greyhounds looking to improve
By Bill Hughes
Gina Naccarato had a legendary playing career at Monessen, with a long list of accolades and mind-boggling statistics. As she enters her sixth season at the ...
Monessen places four on Eastern’s Second Team
By Jeff Oliver
The Eastern Conference will hold its annual awards banquet Sunday at the Allegheny Valley Fire Hall and pay homage to the all-conference team, as well as other awards winners. Clairton, the conference champion that will be playing the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday, led the all-conference team with 10 selections ...
Oliver: Monessen’s Salvino pushing to achieve success
By Jeff Oliver
Very soon, high school basketball teams will officially open practice with high hopes and expectations for a successful 2014-15 campaign. At this newspaper, schedules for many boys’ and girls’ teams in the WPIAL come across the sports desk. Some are tougher than others. One boys’ team’s schedule, however, is very ...
Valley Independent roundup: Ringgold has a ‘Berry’ good night
By The Valley Independent
After the first quarter, Trinity led Ringgold 7-6 in a Big Nine Conference game at Joe Montana Stadium. It wasn’t a sign of things to come. The ...
3 area teams eliminated
By Bill Hughes
Sometimes one player can be a thorn in the side of an opposing team. In Monday’s WPIAL Class AA first-round soccer match, the thorn for Ringgold ...
Clairton gets revenge for streak stopper
By Jeremy Sellew
Monessen and Clairton came into Friday’s game ready for battle. The Greyhounds aren’t the same team they were last season when they broke the Bears’ 66-game ...

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