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HSFB preview: New coaches set to lead teams to victory

By Chris Harlan
There’s a first-year head coach in the WPIAL who’s leading a Class A program, but most everybody already knows his name. Meet coach Jason Gildon. ...
Cupboard’s not bare for Monessen boys
By Bill Hughes
Monessen won the second boys’ soccer section title in school history in 2014 and made the playoffs for the eighth time in 10 years under ...
Salvino set to lead Monessen football
By Jeremy Sellew
After winning multiple WPIAL and state championships on the basketball court, Monessen coach Joe Salvino will begin his quest for a football championship for the ...
Mon Valley football teams finally get to hit somebody else
By Jeff Oliver
Wondering how your favorite high school football team is going to do this season? The jury is still out on that and the games that count ...
Where’s the beef? Check the linemen
By Jeff Oliver
When high school football season kicks off Sept. 4, it will be a very, very big Friday night for many schools. When it comes to the ...
Coaches feel the heat over acclimation
By Jeff Oliver
For the first time, high school football teams and coaches are spending an entire week this season doing a PIAA-mandated “pre-season heat acclimation” process to ...
Rawlins is back on gridiron, this time as coach at Monessen
By Jeremy Sellew
Justice Rawlins walked into the Memorial Stadium field house in early June. It’s something he has done numerous times, but this time, it was different. In ...
Monessen’s Brown coaching in J. Budd Grebb Memorial Summer Basketball League
By Jeff Oliver
When Javon Brown ran the point for Monessen’s boys’ basketball team for two seasons in 2012-14, Greyhound coach Joe Salvino used to say that having ...
Parshall, Mularski garner 1st Team all-state honors
By Jeff Oliver
It’s no secret that Belle Vernon Area had an amazing year in softball, winning the WPIAL Class AAA championship. And 2015 wasn’t too bad for Yough, ...
7-on-7 events gain in popularity, but ...
By Jeff Oliver
One of the big fads these days in high school football is competing in seven-on-seven competitions. The seven-on-seven format is basically a passing camp as it ...
Monessen’s Crabtree earns Pa. Sports Hall of Fame induction
By Bruce Wald
For the seventh time in nine years a Mid-Mon Valley All Sports Hall of Fame member will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s Mon Valley inductee will be Monessen football great Eric Crabtree. The 53rd annual Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies and Dinner will be ...
Monessen’s Salvino can’t wait to get started
By Jeff Oliver
Editor’s note: New Monessen High football coach Joe Salvino held the first meeting with his coaching staff Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. The veteran basketball coach ...
Gorman: Some advice for Monessen’s Salvino
By Kevin Gorman
Mike Zmijanac has words of wisdom for Joe Salvino taking on double duty as head coach of Monessen’s football and basketball teams. “Get lots of ...
Salvino new Monessen football coach
By Jeff Oliver
When the Monessen School Board announced in April that it was opening the job of football coach Andy Pacak after 11 years, the furthest ...
High school notebook: Monessen hires Salvino to coach football
By Staff Reports
The Monessen School Board voted Tuesday to hire longtime boys basketball coach Joe Salvino as its new head football coach. Salvino, 64, has guided the basketball program for 31 years, winning five WPIAL and two PIAA titles. He also has been an assistant football coach for 26 years. “After talking ...
Trib Cup: Monessen softball had year of firsts
By Alex Oltmanns
It was a year of firsts for the Monessen softball team. Not only did the Greyhounds qualify for the WPIAL postseason for the first time in program history, but they also won their first playoff game and compiled their most wins in a single season. That’s certainly impressive, but for a team ...
Big start fizzles as Greyhounds get ousted, 9-1
By Bill Hughes
On the first pitch of Monessen’s WPIAL Class A softball quarterfinal game against top-seeded Chartiers-Houston at Canonsburg Tuesday, senior shortstop Cara Grogan gave the Greyhounds a 1-0 lead with an opposite field home run over the right field fence. Unfortunately for Monessen (11-4), Grogan’s homer would account for the lone Greyhound ...
Mother Nature wins against Monessen, Frazier
By The Valley Independent
Mother Nature wreaked havoc with some WPIAL playoff games Monday, including having immediate effect on Monessen and Frazier. Monessen’s WPIAL Class A quarterfinal softball game against ...
Golden showings by Gaul, Sitton
By Jeff Oliver
The area didn’t return home empty-handed from Thursday’s WPIAL track and field championships at Baldwin. Belle Vernon Area and Monessen both saw athletes come away with ...
Monessen rallies for historic playoff win
By Jeff Oliver
The first softball playoff game in Monessen High history was bound to be memorable enough. But the never-give-up Greyhounds made sure fans would never forget Tuesday’s ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Derry’s Devin Siko, Monessen’s Dana Vatakis
By Andrew John
Devin Siko School: Derry Sport: Baseball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Siko, who is batting .317 with a team-high 14 RBIs and eight runs scored, ...
Monessen ready for first-ever ‘second season’
By Jeff Oliver
When Monessen takes on Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic 3 p.m. today in a WPIAL Class A first round softball playoff game at Baldwin, the most ...
Oliver: Gladys more than a coach
By Jeff Oliver
I had just finished up my work for the night and was about to call it a day when a message came that cut like a knife. “Mr. Gladys passed away earlier today.” That message from a friend caught me totally off guard. I had known Joe Gladys was ...
BVA gets top seed in AAA
By Jeff Oliver
On April 15, Belle Vernon Area and Yough squared off in an attractive nonsection softball game that the Leopards pulled out by a 3-2 score. You ...
BVA qualifies 16 for AAA track championships
By The Valley Independent
Belle Vernon Area will be well represented at the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships May 14 at Baldwin. Sixteen Leopards qualified Thursday at the ...

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