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Lots of high hopes for area boys’ booters

By Bill Hughes
The boys’ soccer season is about to get under way with area teams showing promise for the upcoming season. Belle Vernon Area hopes to return …
Monessen ready for battle of strengths
By Jeff Oliver
The irresistible force against the immovable object. That could very well be the theme when Monessen travels to Greensburg Central Catholic to take on the …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
GCC, Monessen matchup to feature contrasting styles
By Paul Schofield
When No. 5 Greensburg Central Catholic plays host to No. 9 Monessen Friday to kick off the 2014 season, it will be a game of …
Young Monessen team searching for leaders
By Jeremy Sellew
Monessen coach Andy Pacak knows his team opens the season at conference-newcomer Greensburg Central Catholic, but when asked what his team’s outlook for the upcoming …
Class A breakdown: WPIAL realignment shakes up conferences
By Paul Schofield
There will be a new look for the WPIAL’s smallest classification in 2014. Numerous changes had the WPIAL move teams around to new conferences in …
Gridders take the field Saturday
By Jeff Oliver
It may not be “Friday Night Lights,” but area coaches hope it won’t turn into “Saturday Morning Funnies,” either. On Saturday, coaches and fans will …
Salvino will be coaching at California — as football aide
By Jeff Oliver
Joe Salvino is going to be coaching at California Area this season. However, Monessen basketball fans can relax because he isn’t leaving to coach the …
Senior stars set for BeeGraphix clash
By Jeremy Sellew
A local contingent of senior high school football players will get something they craved in late November and December. Just one more game. Fifteen local …
Mistakes costly for Monessen in 11-4 defeat
By Donnie Tasser
Mistakes and timely hitting from the opposition sank Monessen in Tuesday’s 11-4 playoff loss to Our Lady of Sacred Heart. The Greyhounds (8-7) found themselves …
Monessen game pushed back to today
By Jeff Oliver
Much like it did with the regular season, rain has already wreaked havoc with the WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs. Monessen’s WPIAL Class A first …
Trib Cup: Monessen baseball has high expectations for postseason
By Tribune-Review
While the WPIAL baseball playoffs don’t begin until next week, the Monessen Greyhounds got an early taste of the postseason environment before the brackets were …
Hounds walk off against Serra, 6-5
By Jeff Oliver
Don’t tell Monessen’s baseball team that the WPIAL playoffs don’t start for another week. You couldn’t tell that after the way the Greyhounds reacted to …
Monessen rolls into baseball playoffs, 10-0
By Jeff Oliver
For the second consecutive season, the Monessen Greyhounds will be in the WPIAL Class A baseball playoffs. The Greyhounds (7-6, 6-3) picked up their spot …
Monessen rolls, nears playoff return
By Jeff Oliver
A season that once looked like it wouldn’t bear any fruit is now on the verge of becoming another success story for Monessen’s baseball team. …
Monessen tops Frazier in 8 innings
By Jeff Oliver
In a game that will go a long way toward shaping the playoff picture in Section 2 A, it was fitting that the contest between …
Monessen girls run win streak to 5 games
By Jeff Oliver
In five years coaching the Monessen girls’ softball team, Bo Teets has never experienced a five-game winning streak. Until now. The surging Lady Greyhounds won …
Monessen loses to Canevin, 6-2
By Bill Hughes
When Monessen had last taken the field eight days earlier, Justice Rawlins threw a perfect game in a win over Clairton. Tuesday, it appeared for …
Monessen solves Tilghman, Charleroi
By Donnie Tasser
It took the Monessen softball team seven innings to figure out Charleroi Area pitcher Jen Tilghman. But it was better late than never, as the …
Rawlins, Hounds perfect in 12-0 win
By Donnie Tasser
Monessen’s Justice Rawlins is off to quite the start in his senior season. In the Greyhounds’ 12-0 five-inning victory over Section 2-A rival Clairton (1-3, …
Monessen collapses late against Canevin
By Donnie Tasser
Monessen baseball coach Bill Matush didn’t have much of an explanation after Bishop Canevin (3-1, 1-0) blew open a 2-2 game with nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win a big early season Section 2 A showdown, 11-2. “We had a runner on first and then …
Serra pitcher no-hits Hounds
By Dave Mackall
For a high school freshman, Cole McCombs is looking like an upperclassman. And a pretty good one, at that. McCombs pitched a no-hitter Wednesday to …
Serra freshman tosses no-hitter to down Monessen
By Dave Mackall
For a high school freshman, Cole McCombs is looking like an upperclassman. And a pretty good one, at that. McCombs pitched a no-hitter Wednesday to lead No. 4 Serra Catholic to a 4-0 victory over visiting Monessen in a WPIAL Section 2-A game. McCombs (2-1) struck out 14 and walked …
Greyhounds beat Frazier, 10-4, in 2-A opener
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen opened play in Section 2-A on a winning note, beating visiting Frazier, 10-4. The Greyhounds (2-3, 1-0) scored four runs in the first inning …

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