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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. …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Monessen, Geibel to battle for 4-A top spot
By Jeff Oliver
When Monessen hosts Geibel in a Section 4 A game Saturday, there will be plenty on the line. It will be a battle of two …
Monessen lights up scoreboard in rout of Serra Catholic
By Jeff Oliver
After a game that featured 71 points and 847 total yards, both coaches came away happy with their team’s play. Monessen jumped to a 21-0 …
Roundup: Monessen dominates Charleroi
By Jeff Oliver
Going into Thursday’s Section 4 A game against Charleroi, Monessen coach Sam Perry said the game would be the first true test for the unbeaten …
Riverview’s rally comes up short in 35-26 loss to Monessen
By George Guido
Monessen took an early lead over Riverview on Saturday, and it looked to be in a comfort zone. But it got a little too close …
Monessen booters top Trojans
By Jeff Oliver
A year ago, Justice Rice was a key offensive player for Monessen’s soccer team. However, going into this season, Greyhound coach Sam Perry opted to put Rice, a sophomore, in goal. So far, so good as the Greyhounds defeated California, 5-1, Thursday in a Section 4 A contest on their …
Pevarnik’s scoring binge leads GCC to 15-12 victory over Monessen
By Paul Schofield
Brian Pevarnik made sure Greensburg Central Catholic’s return to Class A was successful. The 6-foot junior scored two touchdowns and kicked a game-winning 26-yard field …
Monessen isn’t talking ‘rebuild’
By Jeff Oliver
What does a coach do when a large number of talented players graduate and move on? Most will talk about rebuilding or reshaping. But you …
Lots of high hopes for Mon Valley boys soccer teams
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 …

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