IRWIN – Monessen’s run in the WPIAL boys basketball playoffs, as well as its 16-game winning streak, came to an end Friday night in a Class 2A quarterfinal matchup against Greensburg Central Catholic, 61-42, at Norwin High School.
Four people with local ties, including a former major leaguer, a current major college basketball official, a college football coordinator and a trailblazer for female athletes, were announced Wednesday as members of the 2022 induction class for the WPIAL Hall of Fame.
MONESSEN — Colin Brady rushed for 116 yards and scored twice and quarterback West Whipkey threw for two more as West Greene dumped Monessen, 28-14 in a Tri-County South Conference game Friday night that clinched a WPIAL Class A playoff berth for the Pioneers.
CARMICHAELS — Trenton Carter passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, Michael Stewart scored three times and Carmichaels routed Monessen 40-6 in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game shortened to 2 1/2 quarters because of lightning Friday night.
In the summer of 1999, Ashley Josay Zullo, a top-notch softball player at Monessen, was involved in an automobile accident, suffering head, knee, and other injuries. Today, she's full of life as vice president of Thiel College.
MONESSEN – California High School finally opened its 2020-21 boys basketball season Friday night as it went to Monessen and picked up a key Class 2A Section 4 win, 71-62.
After a winless season that included three forfeits, Monessen turns to a Duquesne native to rebuild the Greyhounds' football program.
Not having offseason workouts as a team is a struggle for all high school football coaches. For first-year coaches, it's an added challenge to what should be a busy offseason.
For today’s “When Sports Were Played,” we go back to Nov. 17, 1972 and a WPIAL football playoff game between Monessen and Jeannette that was like no other, and the O-R was there. Because there was no overtime in high school football at that time, the winner was determined by a statistic.
After years of losing, the Monessen High School girls basketball team is regaining what the program used to be under second-year coach Janine Vertacnik.
McGuffey not only is tied for first place in its section. The Highlanders lead the entire WPIAL in a statistical category. That and West Greene's tough upcoming schedule and what local basketball teams would be playoff bound if the season ended today.
Monessen football coach Mike Blainefield submitted his letter of resignation Friday. That could only be the start of hard decisions for the Greyhounds' football program.
Monessen native and Penn State Fayette softball player Destiny Habeck was back on the field this fall after undergoing open-heart surgery in June that repaired a rare defect.
MONESSEN — Ben Jackson rushed for 324 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries, and West Greene battled back from a 10-point second-half deficit to defeat Monessen 49-24 in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday night.
Sometimes, it’s hard to understand school boards. They do things behind closed doors in a process called executive session and sometimes never re-emerge. Who knows how many school board members have entered those doors, never to be seen again.