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Gorman: WPIAL Class A title game a victory for small-town teams

By Kevin Gorman
When it ended, Joe Salvino blew celebratory kisses to a crowd that must have made Monessen a ghost town. On the other side of Pitt’s ...
Monessen downs Jeannette to win WPIAL Class A championship
By Karen Price
The second-seeded Monessen boys basketball team pulled away from No. 5 Jeannette in the fourth quarter to win the WPIAL Class A title 73-57 on ...
Monessen-Jeannette: Who gets the gold?
By Jeff Oliver
At the start of the basketball season, Monessen coach Joe Salvino and Jeannette mentor Adrian Batts both felt their teams were good enough to reach ...
Fueled by comeback victories, Class A finalists Jeannette, Monessen set for showdown
By Ed Phillipps
It’s only fitting the remaining Class A boys basketball teams in the WPIAL tournament are Jeannette and Monessen. Both squads have refused to go away. ...
Jeannette student athlete of the week: Swade Redman
By Kristie Linden
Swade Redman, a junior at Jeannette High School, is a point guard for the Jayhawks — a position he really likes. “I feel like I can ...
Jeannette’s Sanders has his eye on a state title
By Kristie Linden
Gio Vonne Sanders is proud that he’s earned a WPIAL championship — but he’s far from satisfied. The Jeannette High School 145-pound sophomore was the ...
Healthy Jeannette gets rematch with Monessen
By Paul Schofield
When Jeannette started the season 1-4, many thought the Jayhawks were in for a long season. Not coach Adrian Batts. He said he knew his team ...
Jayhawks storm back to secure semifinals spot
By Dave Moio
Jeannette boys basketball advanced to the WPIAL Class A semifinals round last Friday night at Gateway High School and assured themselves of a place in ...
Jeannette sophomore Sanders makes decisive last-second move to win WPIAL title
By Paul Schofield
Jeannette sophomore Gio Vonne Sanders knew time was running out. He needed a big move if he wanted to win a WPIAL wrestling title. Sanders (29-3) used ...
Jeannette boys basketball team gets past Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 55-50
By Ed Phillipps
Anthony Schmidt wasn’t supposed to take the shot that put Jeannette ahead of Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, but everyone on his team was glad he ...
Jeannette sophomore wrestler Sanders hopes hard work translates to success
By Paul Schofield
The Jeannette wrestling program hasn’t had much success in team competition over the past 36 years. The Jayhawks have made the WPIAL team tournament only five ...
Spino takes to role of power forward for Jeannette
By Kristie Linden
Seth Spino, a junior at Jeannette High School, has been playing basketball since fourth grade. “All of my friends were playing and they got me into ...
Jeannette’s Sunder making impact on 1st Carlow mens team
By Brian Knavish
Miles Sunder wanted to be part of something historic. The Jeannette High School graduate — who was a star basketball player with the Jayhawks — is ...
Jayhawks blow past Riverview, prepare for quarterfinals
By Dave Moio
Triple-doubles are special and rare in high school basketball, so when they happen in a playoff game, they are even more special. Jeannette senior point guard ...
Batts scores 30 points to lead Jeannette past Riverview
By Bill Beckner
Jeannette boys basketball coach Adrian Batts told his players they would have a pingpong tournament to pass time between playoff games. “It’s a team-bonding thing,” the ...
Jeannette boys look toward WPIAL playoffs
By Dave Moio
Jeannette’s inaugural season in the WPIAL Class-A has passed with an unblemished section record and head coach Adrian Batts has an eye on the next, ...
Jeannette girls make positive strides as season ends
By Dave Moio
Jeannette girls basketball finished its section season last Friday with a first for the 2014-15 season — a 50-point game. Senior Monica Carl poured in 19, ...
Freshman Jeannette wrestler already a veteran grappler
By Kristie Linden
Bryce John is only a freshman at Jeannette High School but he has already been wrestling for nearly a decade. John’s father, Richie John, was a ...
Jeannette grad gets over cold streak with pin for Kent State
By Brian Knavish
They say victory is sweet. That’s true in any sport, but in wrestling, winning by pinfall is even sweeter than a mere victory. Jeannette High School ...
Jeannette boys basketball passes stiff test
By Dave Moio
Three games in four days will test any team’s mettle. Jeannette boys basketball passed that test last week emphatically, although the first parts of the ...
Jeannette grad Gregory takes on bigger role for Charlotte women
By Brian Knavish
A year makes a world of difference. Jeannette High School graduate Ciara Gregory is now a sophomore on the University of Charlotte women’s basketball team. After ...
Jeannette’s Morgan a multi-sport athlete taking college courses as a sophomore
By Kristie Linden
Jada Morgan, a sophomore at Jeannette High School, has a lot on her plate. She is a guard on the basketball team, which will wrap up ...
Jeannette cruises past Imani Christian on senior night
By Paul Schofield
About the only thing Jeannette senior Julian Batts didn’t do right Friday was successfully dunk. But the way he played on senior night, you can excuse him. Batts scored 24 points, had seven assists, six rebounds, three steals and a block to lead Jeannette (12-7, 9-0) to a ...
Jeannette boys ready for next step after section championship
By Dave Moio
Jeannette boys basketball head coach Adrian Batts finally has something that eluded him in his first five seasons at the helm — a section championship. Jeannette ...
Jeannette sophomore thriving at guard
By Kristie Linden
Michael Pompei, a sophomore at Jeannette High School, is a first-time student athlete of the week. “It’s a big accomplishment,” said Pompei. “I don’t really think ...

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