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Years of success lead Monessen’s Salvino to 600 wins

By Les Harvath
After losing its first two games — to Washington and Ringgold — to open the 1984-85 boys basketball season, Monessen eked out a 64-63 overtime ...
Family lineage plays key role in development for Monessen junior Rice
By Les Harvath
Monessen junior Justice Rice celebrated his 17th birthday Monday by scoring 19 points in the Greyhounds’ 106-27 Section 3-A win over Avella. Following from the ...
Gorman: Monessen’s ‘nice gesture’ makes a point
By Kevin Gorman
Mapletown not only was winless but down to six players. Three had never played basketball before, and one of them is autistic. Maples coach Rick Hill knew that was a recipe for disaster against No. 1 Monessen, the defending WPIAL Class A champion. What Hill couldn’t have foreseen is that ...
Yough rolls to tourney title over BV Area, 65-46
By Jeff Oliver
For the first time, Yough stands as champions of the cfsbank Holiday Classic. The Cougars won the title by rolling over Belle Vernon Area, 65-46, in ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Monessen’s Jaden Altomore, Norwin’s Alayna Gribble
By Andrew John
Jaden Altomore School: Monessen Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: Altomore, who is averaging 18.5 points this season, recorded a double-double with 16 ...
In a ‘Rush,’ Monessen holds off Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
By Jeff Oliver
On an evening that was meant to be a big “Rush,” as in Lavalle Rush, the boys dressed in all black nearly stole the show. Monessen’s ...
Valley Independent roundup: Moore explodes for 39 to lead Monessen boys to win
By Jeff Oliver
Dwight Moore had the game of his life for Monessen in the opening round of the Franklin Regional Tournament Tuesday night. And it’s a good thing ...
Valley Independent roundup: Charleroi, Ringgold girls give new coaches wins
By Jeff Oliver
Kevin Lee’s debut as Charleroi Area girls’ basketball coach was a memorable one. The Cougars rolled to a 70-18 win in their tip-off tournament, and the ...
Mon Valley-area basketball teams ready to tip-off
By Jeff Oliver
The high school basketball season officially tips off this evening and most of the area’s boys’ and girls’ teams will be in action. As has become ...
WPIAL Class A boys basketball preview: Defending WPIAL champ Monessen expects each opponent’s best this season
By Jeff Oliver
Coming off winning a WPIAL Class A title and having his top three scorers returning from a 22-7 team, Monessen boys basketball coach Joe Salvino ...
Monessen to wear bull’s eye on its back
By Jeff Oliver
Coming off a WPIAL Class A title and having his top three scorers from a 22-7 team returning, Monessen boys’ basketball coach Joe Salvino knows ...
Monessen girls basketball eyes playoff return
By Bill Hughes
The WPIAL Class A girls’ basketball playoffs looked a little different last season. The field didn’t include Monessen, usually a perennial competitor in the WPIAL’s “second ...
Mon Valley hoops teams begin preparation
By Jeff Oliver
Can you hear the sound? Just listen ... it’s getting louder. The sound of basketballs bouncing off shiny hardwood floors in gymnasiums throughout the mid-Mon Valley. Basketball ...
Monessen’s Youngblood named Valley Independent Player of the Week
By Jeff Oliver
Early in the second quarter, the season appeared to be ending on what has become an all-too-familiar note for the Monessen Greyhounds. Stuck in a three-game ...
Valley Independent roundup: Monessen snaps losing skid with win over Mapletown
By The Valley Independent
Monessen snapped a three-game losing streak and closed the season with a winning record by beating host Mapletown, 35-28, in a non-conference contest. The Greyhounds (5-4) fell behind the Maples (3-6) 14-0 in the first half before rebounding to pull out the victory. Jaron Youngblood rushed for 200 yards on 25 carries ...
Monessen coach Salvino disappointed with desire, not record
By Jeff Oliver
When Joe Salvino was hired as football coach at Monessen, he expected more than what has transpired through the first eight games of the season. The ...
Charleroi, Monessen boys ousted in Class A
By Bill Hughes
The WPIAL Class A boys soccer playoffs began Monday night, and three local teams were in action. However, two of them, Charleroi Area and Monessen, saw ...
Crabtree inducted in Pa. Sports HOF
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen native and former Pitt and NFL football star Eric Crabtree was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night during festivities at ...
No. 1 Clairton routs rival Monessen, getting in ‘playoff mode’
By John Krysinsky
With the playoffs fast approaching, the WPIAL Class A’s top-ranked team is clicking on all cylinders.   Led by five touchdowns from Lamont Wade, the Clairton ...
McGuffey pounds Monessen
By Jeff Oliver
Most coaches would prefer to go into the playoffs with some sort of momentum. Maybe that would be with a winning streak. Or winning a big ...
Ringgold grad McMichael making impact with Washington and Lee cross country
By Bruce Wald
Following a highly successful scholastic career, Ringgold High School graduate Kirsten McMichael is making an immediate impact with the NCAA Division III Washington and Lee (Lexington, Va.) University’s women’s cross country. A freshman from Eighty Four, she placed fifth among all non-Division I runners in the James Madison Invitational on Sept. ...
No. 3 Jeannette rolls after slow start, routs Monessen
By Paul Schofield
Jeannette coach Roy Hall worried about Friday’s game at Monessen because his team had a horrible week of practice after an emotional loss last week ...
Charleroi, Watkins overpower Monessen
By Jeff Oliver
With Charleroi coming in as the champions in Section 2 A and Monessen in last place, the Greyhounds weren’t expected to give the Cougars much ...
Monessen, Jeannette look to bounce back from Eastern Conference losses
By Paul Schofield
If the Monessen football team is entertaining any thoughts of making the WPIAL Class A playoffs, then it’s imperative the Greyhounds find away to defeat ...
Springdale pushes Monessen around
By Jeff Oliver
When Monessen’s Demond Jordan took the opening kickoff against Springdale and raced 84 yards for a touchdown, it looked like this might be the night ...
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