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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 …
Greyhounds again in underdog role
By Jeff Oliver
Being an underdog is nothing new to the Monessen Greyhounds this season. After all, the Greyhounds were decided underdogs against Vincentian and Lincoln Park in …
‘Lucky’ Monessen survives in 2 OTs
By Jeff Oliver
For nearly four quarters Friday, Monessen coach Joe Salvino wondered what team he was watching wearing black and white uniforms. The Greyhounds were trailing upstart …
Weather, other factors delay spring sports
By Donnie Tasser
Nobody told Mother Nature that it was time for the spring season. With baseball and softball practices permitted to kick off this week, local high …
Another tall task for Greyhounds
By Jeff Oliver
If Monessen basketball coach Joe Salvino were rankled about how charter schools like Lincoln Park attract student athletes, one can only wonder his first sentiments …
Outstanding coaching performances
By Jeff Oliver
By the time all the basketballs are put away, the 2013-14 season may go down as one of the biggest years locally for coaching performances. Several teams enjoyed outstanding seasons and while it takes talent to succeed, it takes good coaching to pull it all together. In Monessen, I think …
Lincoln Park hands Monessen record-setting loss
By Jeremy Sellew
Not one time. Not once. With a smile on his face, that’s how many times Monessen head coach Joe Salvino said his team quit during …
Oliver: Lincoln Park is best team that school districts can subsidize
By Jeff Oliver
There is no doubt that Lincoln Park deserved the dominating 85-41 shellacking it put on Monessen in the WPIAL Class A championship game Friday night …
Lincoln Park dominant in WPIAL championship victory over Monessen
By Gary Horvath
Top-seeded Lincoln Park (25-1) showboated its way to its second WPIAL Class A title in the last three seasons, defeating No. 3 Monessen, 85-41, at …
Monessen braces for ‘small college’
By Jeff Oliver
Monessen coach Joe Salvino gives the impression that he is preparing his team for more than a WPIAL Class A title game tonight, which is …
Lincoln Park’s Minnie to face former Monessen teammates
By Chris Harlan
Elijah Minnie will share the Palumbo Center court with hometown friends from Monessen, but they can’t all become WPIAL champions. His friends will wear Greyhounds …
Breaking down the WPIAL basketball finals
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA New Castle vs. Hampton 7 p.m. Saturday, Palumbo Center New Castle (25-0, No. 1 seed) Coach: Ralph Blundo No., Name, Pos., Ht., Yr. …

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