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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 …
High praise for Hounds shortstop Kucmeroski
By Jeff Oliver
It might not impress many people to hear Monessen baseball coach Bill Matush say that his shortstop, Josh Kucmeroski, may be the best player he …
Trojans nip Hounds in 9th inning
By Jeff Oliver
California baseball coach Nick Damico hopes a lesson was learned in Thursday’s come-from-behind win over visiting Monessen. Damico said the 7-6 nine-inning contest was a …
Ringgold’s grid search down to 3
By Jeff Oliver
With a wealth of talent slated to return next season, Ringgold’s football team could be poised for a big year. The Rams return plenty of key players from a squad that finished 7-3, including talented quarterback Nico Law, who led an offense that averaged 40 points per game. The question …
Lady Hounds nip California, 11-10
By The Valley Independent
The Monessen Lady Greyhounds opened play in Section 2-A in exciting fashion, holding on for a 11-10 win over host California Area. Alexa Vatakis hit an RBI double in the top of the seventh inning to give Monessen (1-1, 1-0) an 11-9 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Frazier …
Optimism for the young Lady Hounds
By Bill Hughes
Fifth-year Monessen softball coach Bo Teets has seen improvement during his tenure, and the team finished 8-9 a year ago. Even though he lost five …
Matush: Hounds looking for more
By Bill Hughes
Coming off of their first playoff appearance in 26 years, can the Monessen Greyhounds’ baseball team top its season from a year ago? If you …
Ringgold’s Pergola, Monessen’s Salvino keep rolling along
By Jeff Oliver
Their careers are certainly nothing like college legends, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim, who have climbed over 900 career wins each at Duke and Syracuse. …
Monessen’s PIAA run ends, 69-65
By Jeff Oliver
Things didn’t look good for Bishop Carroll in the third quarter of the District 6 champs’ PIAA Class A second round playoff game against Monessen. …
Monessen victimized by Bishop Carroll’s 22-0 run in 2nd half
By Chris Harlan
Once the run started, Monessen just couldn’t make it stop. Bishop Carroll scored 22 consecutive second-half points to claim the lead in Tuesday night’s 69-65 …

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