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February 20, 2018

Monessen gets probation; playoff crowds will be limited

By CHRIS HARLAN and JEREMY SELLEW

The Clairton and Monessen boys basketball teams will be allowed to participate in the playoffs, but the WPIAL levied player suspensions and an unprecedented five-year probation to both schools Monday.

If that probation is violated, the offending team will receive at least a two-year ban from both WPIAL regular-season and postseason competition, said executive director Tim O’Malley, who stressed that the wording was “will,” not “might.”

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