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August 17, 2017

Hounds focus on postseason return

August 14, 2017

By Matt Byron For the MV Independent After losing only one player to graduation, the Monessen boys soccer team is looking to improve upon last year’s 8-9 campaign. The young Greyhounds finished the season with […]

EF girls motivated after missing playoffs

August 14, 2017

By JOSE NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com The Elizabeth Forward girls soccer team enters the 2017 season with lofty expectations despite missing out on a playoff berth last year. Led by head coach Brandon Gerba, the Warriors are […]

Trojans’ roster filled with seniors

August 12, 2017

By Rachael McKriger For the Mon Valley Independent Practice, prepare, play and win. That’s the strategy and motto of the season for Lindsay Keene and the California soccer team. Keene, in her second year as […]

Column: Get ready for lots of soccer coverage

August 12, 2017

By JOSE NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com I guess the title, “interim sports editor” does have a nice ring to it. With our beloved sports editor, Jeremy Sellew, embarking on a well-deserved vacation, I will be taking his […]

Cougars add strength to go with speed

August 10, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com Teams may have been surprised last season by the amount of speed the Charleroi football team possessed. So sneaking up on opponents this year may be a little more difficult. Or […]

BVA’s Guess among top kickers in nation

August 10, 2017

By JOSÉ NEGRON jnegron@yourmvi.com Belle Vernon Area kicker Cameron Guess enters the 2017 football season as one of the best young kickers in the WPIAL. And the nation for that matter. The sophomore recently participated […]

Base ball the way it used to be

August 9, 2017

By RACHAEL MCKRIGER For the Mon Valley Independent After three hours of driving, members of The Allegheny Ironsides hit the diamond. The base ball diamond, that is. To read the rest of this story, please […]

Column: Athletes, media preparing for fall sports season

August 9, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com It’s coming. (Insert menacing theme music here).  Ba-ba-baaaaaaaaaaa. To read the rest of this story, please see a copy of Wednesday’s Mon Valley Independent, call 724-314-0035 to subscribe or subscribe to our online edition […]

BVA’s Labuda now a Purple Raider

August 7, 2017

By JEREMY SELLEW jsellew@yourmvi.com Over the past three seasons at the varsity level, Belle Vernon Area’s Tim Labuda didn’t show many nerves on the football field. He admits now, though, he’s a bit nervous. To […]

Vulcans slotted second in PSAC West

August 7, 2017

For the Mon Valley Independent The California University of Pennsylvania football team was chosen to finish second in the preseason Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West poll, released by the league office Monday morning. The Vulcans […]

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