The Trinity High School girls basketball team had trouble finding its scoring touch in the first half after a trip to Erie and it proved costly as the Hillers lost 47-30 to District 10 champion Erie Cathedral Prep in the opening round of the PIAA Class 5A playoffs Saturday at Hagerty Family …
MONESSEN – In a fiery and feisty WPIAL Class A girls basketball fifth-place consolation game, in which the winner would survive and advance to the PIAA tournament while the losing team would see its season end, Monessen protected its home court Wednesday night and earned a state berth with a…
Ava Frank scored 17 points as No. 10 Avella beat No. 6 Eden Christian, 53-51, in a WPIAL Class A girls basketball consolation game at Keystone Oaks.
MONESSEN – Monessen saw its hopes of a fourth WPIAL girls basketball championship come to an end Thursday night with a 53-46 loss to St. Joseph’s.
This game will go down as one of the best comebacks in Laurel Highlands history.
MONESSEN -- It wasn’t pretty, but Monessen used its patented stifling defense to force 27 Western Beaver turnovers Friday night for a 60-44 victory in the first round of the WPIAL Class A basketball playoffs.
Monessen put three players in double figures, led by Madison Johnson’s 13 points, and the Greyhounds won the outright Class A Section 2 girls basketball title Thursday night with a 63-33 home-court victory over Avella.
Shawn Chory was looking for a way back into high school baseball.
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MONESSEN – In an early Class A Section 2 boys basketball showdown Tuesday night, Monessen downed Geibel Catholic 63-44 in a game between the two section favorites.
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The WPIAL football playoffs begin tonight for eight local teams.
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David Lauteri is generally considered the greatest player in Monessen High School soccer history.
Mapletown improves to 9-0 for the first time in school history.
CARMICHAELS — In a game that had 11 lead changes, it was Carmichaels that made a late stop on Monessen to pull out a thrilling, come- from-behind 40-36 win Friday night.
The calendar has flipped to October and the high school football season enters it seventh weekend with 15 games involving local teams tonight and one Saturday afternoon.
MONESSEN – Monessen picked up its biggest win in years on the football field Friday night with a 28-20 win over previously undefeated California.
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ELLSWORTH — Tyvaughn Kershaw rushed three times for 88 yards and scored three touchdowns to help Monessen stomp on Bentworth 49-9 in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday night.
Prexies put up 52 points in season-opening win.
From the time she was a kid growing up in Monessen, Charel Allen stood out as a basketball player.
Brayden Speck’s journey from a graduating scholar-athlete to a collegiate student-athlete will be one of the more unique stories for local students making a similar move this summer.
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.
Each loss can be painful for a coach.
Above all, Janine Vertacnik is present.
MONESSEN – Heading into Class 2A Section 4 action Friday night, Carmichaels, Monessen and Jefferson-Morgan sat tied atop the league with identical 2-0 records.
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Official's non-call cost McGuffey possible home game for first round of the WPIAL playoffs. Only 4 local teams will play at home in first round.
AVELLA — Monessen clinched a Class A playoff berth with a hard-fought 14-6 victory over Avella in a Tri-County South Conference game Friday.
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.
MONESSEN — A little more than halfway into this high school football season, the Monessen Greyhounds find themselves with a .500 record at 3-3 and are 2-1 in the Class A Tri-County South Conference.
MAPLETOWN — Brody Evans caught a touchdown pass and threw for a two-point conversion, and Mapletown's defense shut out Monessen over the final three quarters for a 15-8 victory in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday night.
MONESSEN — Dan Dozier scored two rushing touchdowns as Monessen shut out Jefferson-Morgan 26-0 in a Tri-County South Conference game Friday night.
CANONSBURG — Davon Fuse and Tayshawn Levy each scored two touchdowns and Washington crushed Monessen 41-7 Friday night in a season-opener for both teams.
After serving three years of a five-year probation, the Monessen School District athletic program had the final two years of the trial period dismissed last week by the WPIAL’s board of directors.