Mike Rettger tournament to feature top matchups in Tuesday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
December 10, 2018The format is the same for most WPIAL boys and girls basketball teams. Open the season in a tip-off tournament, play a nonsection tune-up or two and then jump into section play for three or four games before the holidays. However, for four boys hoops teams, it has become a
Westmoreland high school notebook: Wickstrom takes over Monessen softball
December 8, 2018Monessen has made significant strides in the softball postseason the last few years. If the Greyhounds are going to continue their upswing, however, they will do so with a new coach. And a young coach at that. The school recently named Carlee Wickstrom coach after Bo Teets' resignation last month.
Greensburg Central Catholic tops Monessen in nonsection opener
December 7, 2018Mistake- and foul-filled action made it evident it was the first game of a long basketball season Friday at Monessen High School. In the end, though, it was Greensburg Central Catholic coming out on top with a 63-59 win in the coaching debuts of the Centurions' Greg Bisignani and Greyhounds'
WPIAL Class A boys basketball breakdown
December 6, 2018WPIAL Class A Preseason Player of the Year Geoff Helm Greensburg C.C. 6-5, Sr., guard/forward 16.7 ppg last season Players to watch Nathan Brudnock West Greene 6-1, Sr., G/F, 17.9 ppg Kaden Divito Cornell 5-10, Jr., G, 14.0 ppg Alex Griggs Vincentian Academy 6-0, So., G, 10.0 ppg Nate Meeks
Fundamental approach has Monessen girls basketball thinking playoffs
November 27, 2018Senior Marqula Green and juniors Qitarah Hardison and Zykavia Hairston walk by the trophy case loaded with mementos commemorating the rich history of Monessen girls basketball every day before practice. Inside are photos of PIAA and WPIAL championship-winning teams and relics of standouts from the past, such as former WNBA
New coach, same expectations for Monessen boys basketballThere's a good chance any early season conversation regarding Monessen boys basketball is going to involve three possible topics. andamp;#183; Legendary coach Joe Salvino, who guided the Greyhounds to six WPIAL titles, a pair of state championships and more than 600 wins in his 34 years as coach, left to
Tri-County South all-conference: California, Monessen, West Greene tied again
November 18, 2018It's fitting that California, Monessen and West Greene tied with eight players apiece on the Tri-County South all-conference team. The three school finished the regular season in an unbreakable three-way tie for first place in the Class A conference. The WPIAL resorted to a rarely used coin flip to decide
Undermanned Monessen nearly pulls off upset for ages
November 4, 2018Decidedly outnumbered in roster numbers, fans and expectations, Monessen put a rather unannounced scare into top-seeded Jeannette on Friday night in the WPIAL Class A football quarterfinals at Hempfield. Playing with just 17 dressed players, 26 on the roster in all -- exactly half of Jeannette's 52 -- the eighth-seeded
No. 1 Jeannette ‘lucky’ to escape in quarterfinals vs. Monessen
November 2, 2018Humbled and counting their blessings, and thankful to to be moving on after a great escape, Jeannette football players wandered around the locker room with the look of a team that had just lost. andquot;We underestimated Monessen,andquot; Jeannette junior Jackson Pruitt said. andquot;Some of us thought they were going to
Westmoreland high school football notebook: Area teams enjoy turnaround seasons
November 1, 2018The football playoffs will have the local regulars. Jeannette, Franklin Regional, Penn-Trafford and Belle Vernon occupy spots on the WPIAL brackets. Derry and Monessen are back to being contenders and Ligonier Valley has become a juggernaut in the District 6 Heritage Conference. But the return of a pair of local
Franklin Regional game tying goal and West Allegheny game winning goal in the boys 3A PIAA semifinal
Central Catholic stars out fast but the Seneca Valley’s defense comes up big in a win over Central Catholic during first round 6A WPIAL action at Fox Chapel High School.
Seton LaSalle’s Gabe Rosario scores with an assist from T.J. Cherry against Springdale during boys A soccer consolation game.
Shady Side Academy repels a late charge by Deer Lakes in the boys 2A WPIAL semifinal at North Alleghen
Zo Gardner of New Castle Basketball on TribLive HSSN Center Stage – UPMC Sports Medicine “Stay Strong and Play On”