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Fisher pitches Mermen to 1-0 opening-day win

May 25, 2016

By José Negron For the MV Independent Last season, Mitch’s Bail Bonds depended on a core of young pitchers, including Brian Fisher, in winning regular season and postseason titles. The Mermen began their Fayette County […]

Hounds’ Vatakis no-hits Serra

May 24, 2016

By SARAH FRANCOWIC For The MV Independent Monessen’s softball team has been waiting more than a month for another shot at West Greene. The Greyhounds earned that rematch with Monday’s six-inning 10-0 win over Serra […]

Walk-off win puts Yough in semis

May 24, 2016

By JEREMY SELLEW Relax, breathe and trust your offense. Those were the thoughts going through Yough pitcher Macy Mularski’s head after Elizabeth Forward tagged her for two runs in the top of the third […]

EF rodeo encourages focus on STEM education

May 24, 2016

By JUSTIN CRIADO Marshmallow launchers. Cups of lava. Tornadoes in a bowl. The annual Science Rodeo at Mt. Vernon Elementary school in Elizabeth Township never fails to cook up interesting activities during one of […]

BVA delays tentative budget vote

May 24, 2016

By TAYLOR BROWN  Facing a possible real estate tax increase, the Belle Vernon Area School Board decided Monday to delay voting on a tentative 2016-17 budget. The board plans to vote at a special […]

Football starts with 7-on-7 games

May 23, 2016

By JAKE SWEITZER For the MV Independent The high school football season doesn’t officially kick off until the end of August, but local teams are taking advantage of the time they have in the summer […]

Softball playoffs resume today

May 23, 2016

By JEREMY SELLEW After a week off, the Monessen softball team gets back on the diamond this afternoon against No. 4 seed Serra Catholic. The Eagles are 14-0, suffering through four rainouts in the […]

Elderly couple’s suicide pact fails

May 23, 2016

By STACY WOLFORD An elderly Rostraver Township couple is hospitalized after their suicide-pact failed, police said. Rostraver police responded to 5127 Cedar Hills Blvd., 4:42 p.m. Sunday after receiving a report of an assault. […]

16-year-old EF student dies in ATV crash

May 23, 2016

By JUSTIN CRIADO The Elizabeth Forward area and riding communities are mourning the loss of Andrew Kraemer, who died Friday night after an ATV wreck during a race at Latrobe Speedway. Kraemer, 16, of […]

Golden moments at WPIAL meet

May 21, 2016

By JEREMY SELLEW Monessen’s Andre’y Bolton and Raymond Sitton are breathing a little easier with a little less weight on their shoulders this weekend. But they’re not going to totally relax yet. These golden […]

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