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Monessen softball setting lofty goals

By Bill Hughes
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 ...
Monessen beats Charleroi in 8 innings
By Jeff Oliver
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, the ...
HS highlight reel: Monessen football forfeits 4 victories
By Tribune-Review
The 2014 football campaign was far from a banner season for Monessen. The team didn’t make the WPIAL Class A playoffs and finished under .500. And Monday, it got worse. The WPIAL informed the school that it had to forfeit all four of its wins from the season after using two ineligible players. ...
Monessen to forfeit 4 football victories
By Jeff Oliver
The 2014 football campaign was far from a banner season for the Monessen Greyhounds. The team didn’t make the WPIAL Class A playoffs and finished under .500. And on Monday, it got a little worse. The WPIAL informed the school district that it had to forfeit all four of its wins from the ...
Kennedy Catholic ends Monessen’s season in PIAA quarterfinals
By Jeff Oliver
A disastrous second quarter proved to be the undoing of Monessen’s march to a state crown Friday as the Greyhounds were ousted from the PIAA ...
Monessen boys basketball team loses to Kennedy Catholic, 81-63, in PIAA Class A quarterfinals
By Ed Phillipps
Thirteen proved to be the unlucky number for Monessen on Friday night when the Greyhounds fell to Kennedy Catholic, 81-63, in a PIAA Class A boys basketball quarterfinal at Moon. It started in the first quarter, when Luke Beveridge hit a shot that was originally called a 3-pointer to ...
Greyhounds’ biggest foe: the grind
By Jeff Oliver
Basketball is one of the longest seasons for a high school athlete. The rigors of practicing daily and playing more than 20 games is grueling. The ...
Kennedy Catholic can be a nasty defensive nemesis
By Jeff Oliver
Over the years, Monessen and Kennedy Catholic have crossed paths several times in the state basketball playoffs. So, it should be no surprise that the District ...
Monessen wakes up to beat Portage
By Jeff Oliver
With 1:46 left in the first quarter, Monessen basketball coach Joe Salvino must have thought he was in a nightmare. His heavily favored Greyhounds were trailing ...
Monessen-Portage: a David vs. Goliath battle
By Jeff Oliver
When District 6 runner-up Portage lines up against Monessen in a PIAA Class A second-round game at Hempfield Area tonight at 7, the matchup will ...
Salvino irked about Monessen’s play in PIAA win over Venango Catholic
By Jeff Oliver
If Monessen basketball coach Joe Salvino’s demeanor after his Greyhounds rolled over Venango Catholic, 76-41, in a PIAA Class A first round game Friday night ...
Is Monessen basketball ready for another golden run?
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen has had a week to bask in the glow of winning the WPIAL Class A basketball title. Coach Joe Salvino is hoping his players have ...
Venango earned rare trip to PIAA playoffs
By Jeff Oliver
Since Venango Catholic’s current players were in middle school, varsity boys’ coach Ed McIntyre saw something special in them. That group was groomed for success over ...
Cal saw both sides of WPIAL’s ‘play-in bracket’
By Jeff Oliver
When the WPIAL announced at its pairings meeting that it was trying a new system to determine the final seeds in the various classes for ...
Monessen boys, Cal Area girls each draw Venango Catholic
By Jeff Oliver
The opponents and sites have been set for three area teams participating in the PIAA playoffs. WPIAL boys’ Class A champion Monessen (20-6) will face Venango ...
Monessen boys capture yet another WPIAL basketball title
By Bill Hughes
For the seventh time in its storied basketball history, and for the fifth time under Joe Salvino, Monessen can call itself WPIAL champions. “This is very ...
Gorman: WPIAL Class A title game a victory for small-town teams
By Kevin Gorman
When it ended, Joe Salvino blew celebratory kisses to a crowd that must have made Monessen a ghost town. On the other side of Pitt’s ...
Oliver: It takes a lot to be a Greyhound
By Jeff Oliver
The dream starts early for kids in Monessen. They start out by watching Greyhounds 10, 12, 13 years older than they are play the game. They watch. They learn. They dream. Then they move into the midget league program, all the while chasing that dream. To be a Greyhound. To be ...
Monessen-Jeannette: Who gets the gold?
By Jeff Oliver
At the start of the basketball season, Monessen coach Joe Salvino and Jeannette mentor Adrian Batts both felt their teams were good enough to reach ...
Salvino’s career highlighted by success
By Jeff Oliver
Joe Salvino is in his 31st year coaching basketball at Monessen. On Friday, he will make his 10th trip to the WPIAL championship game. That’s an ...
Monessen Rushes past Vincentian into finals
By Jeff Oliver
A year ago when Monessen beat Vincentian 110-99 in a record-setting WPIAL Class A semifinal, Lavalle Rush didn’t play. Tuesday night, in a rematch under similar ...
Hounds, Royals ready to run it again
By Jeff Oliver
One thing is certain for the Monessen Greyhounds and the Vincentian Royals going into their WPIAL Class A boys’ basketball semifinal game tonight at Baldwin. Each ...
Cal Area, EF girls in quarterfinal games
By Jeff Oliver
The WPIAL rarely postpones basketball playoff games due to inclement weather. However, Saturday’s big storm that blanketed the Pittsburgh area with close to eight inches of ...
Monessen crushes California Area again
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen is in the WPIAL basketball semifinals for the fifth time in seven years after defeating California Area, 73-38, in the Class A quarterfinals Friday ...
Third time the charm for California?
By Jeff Oliver
Most coaches believe one of the toughest tasks in sports is defeating a team three times in the same season. Don’t tell that to California Area ...

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