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.
MONESSEN – Cochise Ryan ran for three touchdowns and threw for another Friday night as he led the California Trojans to a 42-7 win at Monessen.
Fifteen local softball players were named to Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association all-state teams.
There were multiple gold medals won by local boys at the WPIAL Track & Field Championships Thursday at Slippery Rock University.
DORMONT – Defense ruled when Monessen and Nazareth Prep clashed in the PIAA Class A boys basketball quarterfinals on Friday night.
There are only two local basketball teams – the Peters Township girls and Monessen boys – remaining in the PIAA playoffs and you can watch both of them in a doubleheader Friday night.