Westmoreland high school lookahead: Week of March 18, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 6:10 PM

Highlights of the week ahead in Westmoreland County high school sports:


Boys basketball: Monessen (18-9) will try to continue its magical run through the state tournament. The Greyhounds, the last remaining county team in the PIAA playoffs, will take on Vincentian (19-8) in the Class A semifinals, also known as the Western Final, at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon. The winner goes to Hershey on Thursday to play for the championship.

Vincentian beat Monessen in the WPIAL semifinals 61-49.


Spring sports: The season officially opens for baseball, softball, track and field, boys volleyball and lacrosse.

Boys tennis began official play March 11.

Penn-Trafford is scheduled to host baseball and softball openers, baseball vs. Kiski Area, softball against Mt. Pleasant.

The Franklin Regional baseball and softball teams open the season in Vero Beach, Fla.

Monessen baseball plays at Southmoreland.

Three-time defending PIAA softball champion Hempfield opens the season at home against Connellsville.

Belle Vernon at Greensburg Salem is another softball opener to watch.

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter .

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