This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2015/03/06 - 12:44pm
Chassidy Omogrosso is Blackhawk’s Energizer bunny. The senior guard on the Blackhawk girls basketball team seemingly never stops on the court. Her motor is stuck on overdrive. While Comcast has bundle deals for cable television, Blackhawk has a bundle full of energy in Omogrosso. Omogrosso’s “run” through the recent WPIAL tournament was one to behold. She was close to unstoppable in the Class AAA playoffs, leading the Cougars to a second consecutive WPIAL title last Saturday at Pitt’s Petersen Events Center. No one has records for what is the greatest playoff run – scoring wise – for WPIAL...
Article | Posted 2015/03/06 - 11:46am
Last year, Peters Township, Bishop Canevin and Quaker Valley were crowned PIHL high school hockey champions. This years two week postseason continued Thursday with the start of the Division II playoffs with a pair of First Round contests at the frigid Airport Ice Arena. Here are ALL the final results through the first week of the 2015 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs. PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA Semifinals: #1 North Allegheny Tigers (17-2-4) vs #4 Canon-McMillan Big Macs (15-7-1) AT Robert Morris University Sports Complex on Neville Island on Tuesday, March 10th at 6:30pm on MSAsports.net #2...
Article | Posted 2015/03/05 - 10:50pm
The WPIAL opened the AAA PIAA Championships by showing why they are the strongest region in the state. They opened the Preliminary round by having their fourth place qualifiers go 9-5, while their third place qualifiers went 8-1. That momentum carried into the quarterfinals, with 30 of the 56 WPIAL wrestlers remaining in the winners bracket. AAA WPIAL wrestlers in the quarterfinals include: *-Devin Brown of Franklin Regional (113) *-Gage Curry of North Hills (113) *-Zach Hartman of Belle Vernon (120) *-Spencer Lee of Franklin Regional (120) *-Joe Blumer of Kiski Area (126) *-Ethan...
Article | Posted 2015/03/05 - 10:43pm
The classification formerly known as the Open Class took the spotlight at the frigid Airport Ice Arena in Moon on Thursday. After the focus on the first three days was First Round and Quarterfinals action in the PIHL Playoffs, Thursday opened up play in the Division II Postseason with a pair of First Round matchups. Here are the recaps of those two contests. A special thanks to Mike Azadian and Lou Rood for their help on these recaps. PIHL DIVISION II First Round: Carrick Cougars 8 - Wheeling Central Catholic Maroon Knights 1 At the Airport Ice Arena in a PIHL Division 2 first round playoff...
Article | Posted 2015/03/04 - 11:35pm
The third day of the high school hockey playoffs wrapped up the first two rounds in Class AAA, Class AA and Class A and helped set the Final Four in each of those classifications. While the top four teams in Class A won going away to move on, Armstrong became the second #6-seed to advance to next weeks Semifinals. Here are recaps from the five Quarterfinals games played on Wednesday around the PIHL. A special thanks to Mark Schaas, Josh Rowntree, Adam Hoerner, Mike Azadian and Bob Orkwis for their help on these recaps. PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AA Quarterfinals: Armstrong River Hawks 3 - Moon...
Article | Posted 2015/03/03 - 11:28pm
After there were no surprises on the opening day of the high school hockey postseason, the first two eye-brow raisers of the cup chase took place Tuesday. After reaching the PIHL finals and then going on to win a national championship a year ago, #3 Bethel Park was ousted on its home ice by #6 Butler in a Class AAA Quarterfinals contest. The #5 Bishop Canevin pulled off a third period comeback with a gola in overtime to knock out #4 Hampton in Class AA. Here are summaries from the six PIHL Penguins Cup hockey games played on Day Two. A special thanks to Gero Von Dahn, Mike Azadian, Don Rebel...
Article | Posted 2015/03/02 - 11:56pm
The curtain rose on the 2015 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs on Monday, and while there were some one-sided openers, there were several down to the wire thrillers that made you realize the regular season was history and the chase for the cup was now on. Here are summaries from the seven games that got the puck rolling on the 2015 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs. A special thanks to Don Rebel, Sean Meyers, Randy Gore, Brandon Showers, Lou Rood and Matt Vandriak for their help on these recaps. PIHL PENGUINS CUP CLASS AAA Quarterfinals: North Allegheny Tigers 7 - Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings 0...
Article | Posted 2015/03/02 - 1:24pm
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. This week we break the regular format, and with good reason with the 2015 Penguins Cup and PIHL Division II Playoffs beginning tonight. Where, when and against whom is your favorite team playing? Which players should you keep an eye on in each game? Fear not, we have your questions answered below in encapsulated form. So, let’s light the lamp on this special playoff preview edition of “PIHL Notebook.” Class AAA Penguins Cup Playoffs QUARTERFINALS: 3/2/15 – #1 North...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 8:07pm
District 7 sent three teams to the GIANT Center in Hershey and two returned home with gold while Seton-LaSalle in Class AA missed a buzzer beater and settled for silver. So now its time for this years state boys hoops postseason to begin as New Castle, now in Class AAA and Lincoln Park in Class AA, are part of the field and looking to repeat as state champs. Here are the sites and times for the First Round in the Western Region of the 2015 PIAA Boys Basketball Playoffs: PIAA CLASS AAAA First Round: CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS (23-3) vs MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS (20-6) AT Canon-McMillan High School...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 6:38pm
The 2014 state girls hoops postseason was a golden one for the WPIAL. Three District 7 teams advanced to the finals at the GIANT Center in Hershey and all three came home with a state championship. Now fresh off another WPIAL championship, Blackhawk in Class AAA, Seton-LaSalle in Class AA and Vincentian Academy in Class A are set to defend their state crowns starting this weekend. Here is a rundown of the sites and times for the First round of the Western Region in the 2015 PIAA Girls Basketball Playoffs. PIAA CLASS AAAA First Round: NORWIN KNIGHTS (21-4) vs PINE-RICHLAND RAMS (21-5) AT...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 5:40pm
With the district playoffs behind us, it's on to the state playoffs in both basketball and wrestling this week is here on the MSA Sports Network. We have First Round play in the PIAA Basketball Playoffs...First Round and Quarterfinals games from the PIHL Penguins Cup high school hockey playoffs...Postseason mat action from Hershey with the 2015 PIAA Class AAA and Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships, plus we have Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, the WPIAL Roundball Report and the PIHL Power Play Show on a special night ALL here at MSAsports...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 5:32pm
Three district powers added to their collection while it was a historic gold run for the furthest most eastern school in the WPIAL. The Indiana Little Indians stunned many by winning the Class AAA championships, the schools first boys basketball title ever. Meanwhile it was add-on time for three storied programs as Aliquippa (AA) won its 11th, Monessen (A) its 7th and Chartiers Valley (AAAA) its 6th district boys basketball gold ball. Here are ALL of the results from the 2015 WPIAL Boys Basketball Playoffs. ALL of the games from this years postseason can be heard archived here on the...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 5:21pm
Three defending champs were successful in claiming more gold while a first-time winner joined them over Championship Weekend at the University of Pittsburgh. Vincentian Academy continues to dominate Class A with a fourth straight district title while Blackhawk in Triple-A and Seton-LaSalle in Double-A claimed back-to-back titles. The Rebels crown was their fourth in five years. Meanwhile, there is a new King of the Mountain in Quad-A girls hoops as Norwin followed rival Penn-Trafford from last year in capturing a school first district championship. Here ALL of the results from the 2015...
Article | Posted 2015/03/01 - 5:05pm
Here are the FINAL 2014-2015 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey postseason with weekly audio and video broadcasts, plus the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show on Thursday night at 8:00pm over the next two weeks right here on the MSA Sports Network. * = Clinched a Penguins Cup Playoff Spot x = Eliminated from Penguins Cup Playoff Chase PIHL CLASS AAA (SET WITH 8 PLAYOFF TEAMS) TEAM W L T POINTS...

Twitter Updates

MSA Sports Mobile Site: m.msasports.net

Visit our mobile site to view scores and photos, listen to broadcasts, read articles and more!  By logging in, you can submit content, including scores and photos!  We will review, authorize and post them as quickly as possible!   CLICK HERE to learn how.
             

For archived scores and broadcasts (prior to the 2011-2012 school year), click on the graphic below:

Our Latest Poll

 

MSA Sports Facebook Fans