Monessen Sports

Gorman: Teams have a chance to renew rivalries

Joe Salvino watched as a new scoreboard was installed at Memorial Stadium and had flashbacks to the glory days of Monessen's rivalry with Charleroi. "I ...

Monessen looks to underclassmen

Much of what Monessen can accomplish this season will depend heavily on the role upperclassmen have mentoring their younger teammates. The Greyhounds will field a young, ...

Greensburg Salem's Howard sets meet record, earns 4 medals at WCCA championships

Greensburg Salem senior Julia Howard had a busy day Saturday at the Westmoreland County Coaches' Association track and field championships. Howard set a meet record in ...

Monessen's high-powered offense goes cold in loss to Farrell

Monessen scored more than 37 points in a single quarter at times this season. The team once outscored an opponent by nearly 100. Offense ...

No. 1 Monessen races to first-round win over Leechburg

Defending WPIAL Class A champion Monessen showed how difficult it will be to contend with in this season's tournament. The Greyhounds raced out to a 60-point ...

Years of success lead Monessen's Salvino to 600 wins

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

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

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 ...

Yough rolls to tourney title over BV Area, 65-46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) ...

Monessen coach Salvino disappointed with desire, not record

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

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

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'

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

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 ...


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