This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2014/10/24 - 10:52am
53 teams have clinched their ticket to ride on the golden highway starting next week, which leaves 11 spots up for grabs along with several conference titles, home field advantage in round one spots and increased seeding opportunities. Some may call it Rivalry Week…we just refer to it as Decision Friday. With a tint of Pink Out magic in the air, here is a rundown of the games for the ninth and final Friday of the District 7 regular season. Check out our mobile scores page throughout the night at m.msasports.net or our twitter feed to stay updated on all of the below games, or check this...
Article | Posted 2014/10/24 - 12:07am
On the boys’ side, North Allegheny once again shined, as the Tigers cruised to a team victory, led by individual winner Matt McGoey, who edged teammate Hunter Wharrey for the top spot. (Photo: NA duo Matt McGoey right and Hunter Wharrey left, finished 1-2 in boys AAA race) NA finished with 47 points, considerably ahead of Canon-McMillan and Mount Lebanon. In Class AA, Zach Skolnekovich of Quaker Valley claimed the title, improving upon his third-place finish from 2013. Four teams in the classification qualified for the PIAA Championship, led by Knoch, which won with 104 points. South...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 11:52pm
Brianna Schwartz of Shaler captured a three-peat at the WPIAL Cross-Country Championships on Thursday, as she once again proved unbeatable at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Butler. (Left: Uniontown's Jade Bellotti gets ready to cross finish line first in Girls AA race) Schwartz, a senior, secured the first-place finish in Class AAA in the 3.1-mile trek with an impressive time of 17:25, besting North Allegheny’s Madeleine Davison, the second-place finisher, by more than 40 seconds. In the team rankings, Seneca Valley took first with 87 points, with Mount Lebanon and North Allegheny rounding...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 11:39pm
The top four seeds in all three classifications have advanced to the Final Four with three big exceptions. The #12 Butler Golden Tornado in AAA, the #15 Quaker Valley Quakers in AA and the #13 Geibel Catholic Gators in A are crashing the top-seed party with back-to-back postseason victories. Here are ALL the results through the Quarterfinals on Thursday, plus the matchups for the district Semifinals on Monday in the 2014 WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoffs. WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals: Upper St. Clair Panthers 2 - North Allegheny Tigers 1  (MSA) Butler Golden Tornado 2 - Seneca...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 11:21pm
The opening round of the district girls volleyball playoffs is in the books following Thursday's action in Class A and the rest of Class AA. Three double-digit seed animals are running free into Round Two as the #10 Pine-Richland Rams in AAA, the #11 Beaver Bobcats in AA and the #13 Avonworth Antelopes in Class A join the seven favorites in each of their classifications headed to Round Two on Tuesday. Here are ALL of the final scores from the First Round on Wednesday adn Thursday, plus the matchups for the Quarterfinals in the 2014 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs. MSA Sports exclusive...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 4:12pm
Welcome to Week 9 of the high school football season. Every so often, Chick’s Picks has a run in with an internet heckler, one who enjoys stirring up some healthy banter over predictions that are not necessarily agreed upon.  This occurred last week on Twitter, regarding one particular big-game pick. The loyal reader’s taunting began shortly after Chick’s Picks was posted on Thursday, calling out the prognosticator for what was deemed a terrible prediction.  Chick’s Picks monitored the situation closely throughout the day, noticing that the same reader also called out other local...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 2:16pm
It was a good start for the District 7 teams on Tuesday in the 2014 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Playoffs as five of the six advanced out of the opening round. Defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA champion North Allegheny will be joined by Shady Side Academy and Mount Lebanon for the state Quarterfinals Friday in Hershey, while District 7 finalists Sewickley Academy and Indiana will represent the WPIAL in Class AA. Here are ALL of the First Round results plus the Quarterfinals schedule on Friday at the Hershey Racquest Club. PIAA CLASS AAA Quarterfinals: NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS vs Unionville Indians...
Article | Posted 2014/10/23 - 12:43pm
The gold rush continued Wednesday for the Central Valley girls golf team as the Warriors captured the 2014 PIAA Class AAA Girls Golf team championship with a four stroke victory at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center in York. It was the third straight state crown captured by Central Valley. Junior Maddy McDanel shot a low score of 75 among all the girls AAA participants while teammates Krista Sudar (89), Alex Bozich (92) and Amanda Scala (96) registered the four best scores and were the only team to have all four top scorers under 100 strokes. The Warriors team total was 352...
Article | Posted 2014/10/22 - 11:31pm
It was a good night for the three top-seeds and all three #5-seeds Wednesday night in the district soccer playoffs. Top teams Seneca Valley, South Park and Greensburg Central Catholic all won to advance to their classifications third round where they will face the three #5-seeds in Penn-Trafford, Montour and Mohawk. If you like surprises, the glass slipper is being worn to next week Final Four by #10 Canon-McMillan in AAA and #11 Freedom in Class A. Here are ALL of the results through the Quarterfinals, plus the matchup for the Semifinals on Monday in the 2014 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs...
Article | Posted 2014/10/22 - 10:52pm
This is the 21st year the WPIAL has hosted a postseason tournament and while the years have come and gone, the names of the champions for the most part have remained the same. In Class AA, Shady Side Academy has won the title three straight years and 13 of the 20 years. In the 17 years there has been a Class AAA champion crowned, defending champion North Allegheny has captured gold in 12 of them. Both the Indians and Tigers are headed back to the championship finals in their respective classifications after playoff wins on Wednesday. Here are the four Semifinals results from the 2014...
Article | Posted 2014/10/22 - 1:59pm
The 2014 regular season comes to a close Friday with so much still on the line for so many teams. Conference titles, playoff seedings and playoff spots up for grabs galore on…”The Network”! A moment first, to shout out, “Congratulations”, to the teams and kids who fought so valiantly but find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture. Your fight WAS worth it, you will be better for the rest of your days because of what you put into football, I promise you that. Your memories will be of the great moments, no matter how small, and the great relationships you created simply by showing up...
Article | Posted 2014/10/22 - 12:54am
  Only one more week remains in the 2014 WPIAL football regular season. But before we get there, let’s look back one last time at a thrilling eighth week that featured big games, bigger wins and tons of playoff clinchings. All in all, it was a great appetizer to the entrée that will be week nine. So let’s dive into the top plays of week eight:   1. Pine-Richland 48, Pittsburgh Central Catholic 28 A massive win for the underdog, as Pine-Richland knocked off the Vikings in front of a capacity crowd at Highmark Stadium. While the final score looked blowout-ish, this was a tight game...
Article | Posted 2014/10/21 - 9:49pm
A pair of WPIAL golfers won state crowns in the two day PIAA Individual Golf Championships Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center in York. A pair of sophomores, Sewickley Academy's Jason Li and Greensburg Central Catholic's Olivia Zambruno held on to win Class AA state titles after leading or being tied for first after Day One on Monday. Li, who finished tied for ninth in the WPIAL Class AA championships last month, shot a par-72 on Monday and a one over-73 on Tuesday to beat Roland Massimino of New Hope Solebury by four strokes. Evan Long of Laurel finished tied for...
Article | Posted 2014/10/21 - 8:26am
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten WPIAL football teams in each of the four classifications. Every Friday and Saturday during the high school football season, we have the best coverage with over 30 broadcasts each weekend with updated scores and standings here on your exclusive home for the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA FOOTBALL TOP TEN: 1.    PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (8-0) (Last Week #4)  (Week Nine - host Peters Township) 2.    WOODLAND HILLS...
Article | Posted 2014/10/20 - 1:25pm
Here are the latest 2014-2015 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with weekly broadcasts, the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show starting December on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm right here on the MSA Sports Network. # - Clinched Section Championship * - Clinched PIHL Playoff Spot x - Eliminated From Postseason Chase TEAM - WINS - LOSSES - TIES - POINT TOTAL - GOALS FOR - GOALS AGAINST PIHL CLASS AAA TEAM W L T...

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