Author: Jeremy Sellew


Belle Vernon’s Dakota Marion kneels over West Mifflin’s Tayshawn McMillan on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
Belle Vernon routs West Mifflin as Hartman sets school TD record
October 11, 2019
Belle Vernon clinched a home playoff game and quarterback Jared Hartman set a single-season record for touchdown passes as the Leopards rolled past West Mifflin, 40-7, in a Big 8 conference showdown on Friday on “the Beach” at James Weir Stadium.

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Belle Vernon’s Izzy Laurita scored 33 goals and added 20 assists last season.
Belle Vernon soccer star Izzy Laurita leaving team due to safety concerns
September 9, 2019
Citing risk of long-term injury, Belle Vernon Area’s Izzy Laurita has walked away from high school soccer.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump competes against Belle Vernon on Sept. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson pulls away in 2nd half to rout Belle Vernon
September 6, 2019
In front of a capacity crowd at Jaguars Stadium, Thomas Jefferson and Belle Vernon showed why they are two of the top teams in Class 4A, at least for a half.

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California’s Cochise Ryan (10) leaps over Monessen’s Darius Stevenson (15) during their game Aug. 20, 2019, at Monessen.
QB Cochise Ryan powers California past Monessen
August 30, 2019
California’s Cochise Ryan had a little motivation heading into the Trojans’ important Tri-County South battle at Monessen on Friday night.

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Charleroi’s Legend Davis returns for the 2019 season.
Puzzle pieces need placed for talented Charleroi
August 22, 2019
There’s something surrounding the Charleroi football team that hasn’t been there the past few seasons: a semblance of mystery.

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Ringgold’s James Minnie returns for the 2019 season.
New coach helps Ringgold forget about last season
Last season is a wash for the Ringgold football team. New coach Darwin Manges has made that abundantly clear to his players and those around the program.

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Pitching coach Watson takes over Belle Vernon baseball program
June 24, 2019
For Tony Watson, there’s no place like home.

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Frazier’s Logan Hartman rounds third on her way to scoring the winning run in Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A semifinal against Cranberry.
‘Last lap’ focuses Frazier for PIAA Class 2A softball championship
June 12, 2019
Before every practice this season, the Frazier softball team takes a lap around Commodore Park.

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Monessen’s Vin Rhome tries to beat a throw from 
St. Joseph’s Joe Godinez to Hayden Mallin at Seton Hill.
St. Joseph tops Monessen for 1st playoff win in 18 seasons
May 15, 2019
For the first time in 18 seasons, St. Joseph has advanced in the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

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Monessen’s Devin Whitlock
Monessen football, basketball standout Whitlock transfers to Belle Vernon
May 13, 2019
Devin Whitlock has withdrawn from Monessen and has enrolled at neighboring Belle Vernon.

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Belle Vernon wrestlers and head coach Mike Doppelheuer celebrate as Billy Korber secures them a 30-28 victory over Nazareth to earn them a third place finish at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament championship at the Giant Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Hershey.
Belle Vernon wrestling coach Doppelheuer resigns
April 15, 2019
Belle Vernon is in the market for a new wrestling coach after the school board Monday accepted the resignation of Mike Doppelheuer.

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Monessen’s Devin Whitlock celebrates as time expires in a PIAA Class A second round state playoff game against Bishop Carroll Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, at Greensburg Salem High School.
Monessen boys ready for test against WPIAL champion Nazareth Prep in PIAA quarterfinals
March 14, 2019
Dan Bosnic won’t hide the fact his Greyhounds have been more successful than many predicted this postseason.

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Monessen freshman Devin Whitlock (center) scored 23 points against Jamestown in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs.
Similiarities exist between PIAA basketball opponents Monessen, Bishop Carroll
March 11, 2019
It will be a “Dog Day Afternoon” tonight at Greensburg Salem as Monessen takes on District 6 runner-up Bishop Carroll in a PIAA Class A second-round game.

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Monessen’s DaWayne Howell drives against Jamestown during their PIAA Class A playoff game March 8, 2019, at Edinboro.
Monessen uses depth to take down Jamestown in PIAA Class A opening round
March 8, 2019
Monessen boys basketball coach Dan Bosnic knew District 10 champion Jamestown’s weakness was its depth.

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Keystone Oaks gets defensive in Class 4A 1st-round win over Belle Vernon
February 18, 2019
Two long runs and 12 Belle Vernon turnovers in a span of two quarters helped Keystone Oaks advance to the WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinals.

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Belle Vernon’s Dakota Marion kneels over West Mifflin’s Tayshawn McMillan on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Belle Vernon.
Belle Vernon routs West Mifflin as Hartman sets school TD record
October 11, 2019
Belle Vernon clinched a home playoff game and quarterback Jared Hartman set a single-season record for touchdown passes as the Leopards rolled past West Mifflin, 40-7, in a Big 8 conference showdown on Friday on “the Beach” at James Weir Stadium.

Read More...

Belle Vernon’s Izzy Laurita scored 33 goals and added 20 assists last season.
Belle Vernon soccer star Izzy Laurita leaving team due to safety concerns
September 9, 2019
Citing risk of long-term injury, Belle Vernon Area’s Izzy Laurita has walked away from high school soccer.

Read More...

Thomas Jefferson’s Shane Stump competes against Belle Vernon on Sept. 6, 2019, at Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson pulls away in 2nd half to rout Belle Vernon
September 6, 2019
In front of a capacity crowd at Jaguars Stadium, Thomas Jefferson and Belle Vernon showed why they are two of the top teams in Class 4A, at least for a half.

Read More...

California’s Cochise Ryan (10) leaps over Monessen’s Darius Stevenson (15) during their game Aug. 20, 2019, at Monessen.
QB Cochise Ryan powers California past Monessen
August 30, 2019
California’s Cochise Ryan had a little motivation heading into the Trojans’ important Tri-County South battle at Monessen on Friday night.

Read More...

Charleroi’s Legend Davis returns for the 2019 season.
Puzzle pieces need placed for talented Charleroi
August 22, 2019
There’s something surrounding the Charleroi football team that hasn’t been there the past few seasons: a semblance of mystery.

Read More...

Ringgold’s James Minnie returns for the 2019 season.
New coach helps Ringgold forget about last season
Last season is a wash for the Ringgold football team. New coach Darwin Manges has made that abundantly clear to his players and those around the program.

Read More...

Pitching coach Watson takes over Belle Vernon baseball program
June 24, 2019
For Tony Watson, there’s no place like home.

Read More...

Frazier’s Logan Hartman rounds third on her way to scoring the winning run in Tuesday’s PIAA Class 2A semifinal against Cranberry.
‘Last lap’ focuses Frazier for PIAA Class 2A softball championship
June 12, 2019
Before every practice this season, the Frazier softball team takes a lap around Commodore Park.

Read More...

Monessen’s Vin Rhome tries to beat a throw from 
St. Joseph’s Joe Godinez to Hayden Mallin at Seton Hill.
St. Joseph tops Monessen for 1st playoff win in 18 seasons
May 15, 2019
For the first time in 18 seasons, St. Joseph has advanced in the WPIAL baseball playoffs.

Read More...

Monessen’s Devin Whitlock
Monessen football, basketball standout Whitlock transfers to Belle Vernon
May 13, 2019
Devin Whitlock has withdrawn from Monessen and has enrolled at neighboring Belle Vernon.

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Belle Vernon wrestlers and head coach Mike Doppelheuer celebrate as Billy Korber secures them a 30-28 victory over Nazareth to earn them a third place finish at the PIAA Class AAA team wrestling tournament championship at the Giant Center on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Hershey.
Belle Vernon wrestling coach Doppelheuer resigns
April 15, 2019
Belle Vernon is in the market for a new wrestling coach after the school board Monday accepted the resignation of Mike Doppelheuer.

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Monessen’s Devin Whitlock celebrates as time expires in a PIAA Class A second round state playoff game against Bishop Carroll Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, at Greensburg Salem High School.
Monessen boys ready for test against WPIAL champion Nazareth Prep in PIAA quarterfinals
March 14, 2019
Dan Bosnic won’t hide the fact his Greyhounds have been more successful than many predicted this postseason.

Read More...

Monessen freshman Devin Whitlock (center) scored 23 points against Jamestown in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs.
Similiarities exist between PIAA basketball opponents Monessen, Bishop Carroll
March 11, 2019
It will be a “Dog Day Afternoon” tonight at Greensburg Salem as Monessen takes on District 6 runner-up Bishop Carroll in a PIAA Class A second-round game.

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Monessen’s DaWayne Howell drives against Jamestown during their PIAA Class A playoff game March 8, 2019, at Edinboro.
Monessen uses depth to take down Jamestown in PIAA Class A opening round
March 8, 2019
Monessen boys basketball coach Dan Bosnic knew District 10 champion Jamestown’s weakness was its depth.

Read More...

Keystone Oaks gets defensive in Class 4A 1st-round win over Belle Vernon
February 18, 2019
Two long runs and 12 Belle Vernon turnovers in a span of two quarters helped Keystone Oaks advance to the WPIAL Class 4A girls basketball quarterfinals.

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