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WPIAL to conduct hearing on Monessen-Wilkinsburg fight

Kevin Gorman
| Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 12:41 p.m.

Representatives from Monessen and Wilkinsburg will have a hearing before the WPIAL Board of Directors Tuesday to discuss the fight that caused their football game Saturday to be stopped.

The game was called at 6:59 of the third quarter with Monessen leading 18-0, when a fight broke out between the Class A Eastern Conference opponents at Graham Field in Wilkinsburg.

Wilkinsburg football coach and athletic director Mike Fulmore said Monessen players and coaches left the Greyhounds' sideline and joined in the altercation. Monessen athletic director Gina Naccarato and football coach Joe Salvino both declined comment Saturday.

The officiating crew that worked the game also will attend the hearing, WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said.

“We're going to bring them in (today) and let them talk about it,” O'Malley said. “There's no film to support it. There were no ejections. At least, we didn't get any notices of it. Monessen sent a report. Wilkinsburg sent a report. The reports are different. We'll see what they say (today).”

— Kevin Gorman

City League announces Hall of Fame inductees

Six former City League greats will be inducted into the Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame at the second annual induction ceremony Oct. 17 at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Hotel.

Honorees include Larry Brown (Schenley football), Carmen Bruce (Schenley basketball), Herb Douglas Jr. (Allderdice track and field), Curtis Hefflin (Westinghouse football), Tony Liscio (Westinghouse football) and Rod Rutherford (Perry football).

For tickets, contact Achieving Greatness Inc. at 412-628-4856.

— Staff report

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