Tag: Monessen

Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner, shown during a WPIAL playoff game last season, scored 64 points Friday night.
Westmoreland boys basketball notebook: Gardner moves to top spot in Westmoreland record book
February 10, 2024
Gardner points are usually reserved for WPIAL football tiebreakers.

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Coach Dom Pecora talks with his East Allegheny team next to Justin Snyder during a preseason practice last year.
Westmoreland County high school notebook: Former East Allegheny football coach joins Penn-Trafford staff
Dom Pecora, who served as the head football coach at East Allegheny for the past 11 seasons, is joining Penn-Trafford’s staff as a volunteer assistant.

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Mt. Pleasant boys basketball coach Annie Malkowiak and her players take the court for photo day.
Westmoreland County boys basketball notebook: Teams plan fundraiser for late referee’s family
February 8, 2024
Yough and Mt. Pleasant are doing their best to remember late basketball referee Michael Roebuck.

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Hailey Johnson and the Monessen girls basketball team play against Jefferson-Morgan on Jan. 4.
Relentless rebounder flying high for Monessen girls
February 7, 2024
There is something about looking to the sky that fascinates Hailey Johnson.

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Penn-Trafford’s Lauren Marton battles Latrobe’s Addison Toy for a loose ball on Jan. 15.
Westmoreland County girls basketball notebook: Teams keeping playoff hopes alive
Three Westmoreland County girls basketball teams — Franklin Regional, Latrobe and Yough — are on the playoff bubble heading into the final night of section play.

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Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner celebrates after scoring his 1,000th point against Western Beaver in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week for Feb. 5, 2024
February 6, 2024
Trib HSSN boys basketball player of the week: Lorenzo Gardner

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Greensburg Central Catholic’s Tyree Turner is guarded by Clairton’s Bryant Blair on Jan. 12.
Westmoreland County boys basketball notebook: Greensburg Central Catholic savors signature win
February 1, 2024
Greensburg Central Catholic made a splash at the Shootout at Seton Hill last weekend, posting one of the most impressive regular-season wins in coach Christian Hyland’s five-year tenure.

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Franklin Regional head coach Bernie Pucka gives instructions during a game against Plum on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in Murrysville.
Westmoreland County girls basketball notebook: Franklin Regional back in playoff chase after 1-9 start
January 31, 2024
Franklin Regional’s girls basketball team picked up a big 45-42 win over Penn Hills on Jan. 26 to stay afloat in the WPIAL Class 5A playoff race.

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Monessen’s Lorenzo Gardner shoots over Western Beaver’s Jon Backur in a WPIAL Class A first-round playoff game last season.
Stacking wins nothing new for Monessen boys
January 25, 2024
It is late January, and the WPIAL basketball regular season is headed for its final two weeks.

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Hailey Johnson and the Monessen girls basketball team play against Jefferson-Morgan on Jan. 4, 2024, at Monessen.
Behind ‘defense first and team ball’ mantra, Monessen girls among Class A’s top squads
January 10, 2024
From Dec. 2-15, Monessen’s girls basketball team scrimmaged each other so much they started to reach low levels of apathy.

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