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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 ...
Clairton gets its revenge against Monessen
By Josh Yohe
The score looked like every other outcome in Clairton’s historical season. But this one was special. Playing Monessen for the first time since the Greyhounds ended ...
Motivated Bears coming to Monessen
By Jeff Oliver
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, Monessen went into the Clairton Bears’ den at Neil C. Brown Stadium and ended the nation’s longest ...
Area booters secure high seeds
By Jeff Oliver
When the WPIAL released the playoff brackets for the boys’ and girls’ teams Wednesday, the pairings verified what had been known for some time locally. There ...
Monessen worn down by AA McGuffey, 3-1
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen found out the difference between Class A and AA soccer Tuesday night. The Greyhounds went to McGuffey for a non-section game and were worn down by the Highlanders, 3-1. The loss was only the second this season for Monessen (14-2-1) as the Greyhounds await their seeding in the upcoming WPIAL playoffs. The ...
Jeannette defense helps secure playoff spot with win over Monessen
By Paul Schofield 6:24 p.m.
Monessen had to feel like it was hit by an avalanche Friday. No. 6 Jeannette (6-1, 6-1 Eastern Conference) scored three defensive touchdowns in the first ...
Schoolboy pick of week: Jeannette
By Jeff Oliver
I can still remember how the cold wind was whipping through Three Rivers Stadium when, as a teen, I sat in the stands and watched Monessen “lose” to Jeannette, 14-14, in a WPIAL semifinal playoff game. The Greyhounds’ season ended that night — losing on a total-yards tiebreaker — ...
Greyhounds capture 4-A title
By The Valley Independent
For the second time in school history, Monessen has won a boys’ soccer section title. The Greyhounds wrapped up the Section 4-A crown in exciting fashion, beating host Geibel, 1-0 in double overtime. Monessen (13-1-1, 10-1-1) needed to tie or win the game to claim the title from the Gators (13-4, 9-3). Senior ...
Monessen, Geibel to clash for 4-A title
By Bill Hughes
Monessen is one win away from the second boys’ soccer section title in school history. Geibel is looking to make school history and win its first-ever ...
Last Monessen-Jeannette grid meeting made history
By Jeff Oliver
When Monessen visits Jeannette Friday in an Eastern Conference game, the Greyhounds will be playing for their playoff lives. The last time the two schools met in a varsity football game, they made history and changed the way the WPIAL settles tie games. The date was Nov. 17, 1972. Monessen and ...
Greyhounds facing must-win game
By Jeff Oliver
The fat lady isn’t singing, but she is probably in some back room in Monessen working on her pitch. If the Greyhounds don’t win either Friday’s ...
Monessen, Jeannette try to rebound from tough losses
By Paul Schofield
It’s been a while since Monessen has found itself in this position. But coming off a surprising 14-12 loss to Springdale and with games scheduled against ...
H.S. Picks is back to his winning ways
By H.s. Picks
Guess who’s back, back again. Yes, he’s back. No, it’s not rap artist Eminem. It’s H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s high school football prognosticator, who had his best week of the season by correctly going 37-3 in Week 6. Picks said eating good brain food like vegetables, fruits and nuts helped him think ...
Springdale holds off Monessen for upset win
By George Guido
Monessen looked poised to complete a late comeback in Friday’s game at Springdale. The Dynamos needed a big stop and they got it when Eric Lovic ...
Monessen gets spark, beats Bentworth
By Jeff Oliver
The last four games, Monessen’s boys’ soccer team went a disappointing 2-1-1 and Greyhound coach Sam Perry made no bones about a big reason why ...
Greyhounds outlast Charleroi, 2-1
By Jeff Oliver
One of the oldest adages of a Charleroi-Monessen meeting in any sport is you can throw the records out because the rivals will battle closely. That ...
Monessen’s Rullo tabbed Player of Week
By Jeff Oliver
Any successful football team needs a good quarterback to lead it. That much is true on any level. At Monessen, coach Andy Pacak likes to feel that he has such a leader for his 4-1 Greyhounds in senior Noah Rullo. One of the top passers in the WPIAL this season, Rullo enjoyed another ...
Monessen rolls past shorthanded Wilkinsburg
By Jeff Oliver
For a team with a lot of inexperienced talent, the early schedule shaped up well for Monessen in the rugged Eastern Conference. But after Friday’s 38-6 ...
Cal Area stuns listless Monessen
By Jeff Oliver
What is wrong with the Monessen Greyhounds? That is certainly a question Sam Perry would like to know the answer to. Just six days after Perry won ...
Monessen boys win battle of unbeatens against Geibel
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen soccer coach Sam Perry has joined rare company in the storied athletic history of the school. On Saturday, Perry joined a list that includes Joe ...
Monessen averts upset bid with 28-6 victory over Leechburg
By Ed Phillipps
A fast start gave way to a slow finish for Leechburg on Friday night, and the Blue Devils fell to visiting Monessen, 28-6, in a ...

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