This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2016/02/11 - 10:51pm
WPIAL qualifiers Belle Vernon, Canon McMillan and Kiski Area all won opening round matches at the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships on Thursday evening at the GIANT Center in Hershey. The trio now advances to the:quarterfinal round scheduled to start at 4:00 pm on Friday. District 7 champion Belle Vernon (16-1) easily defeated Exeter Township, the third place squad from District 3, 57-17. The Leopards recorded an impressive eight falls by Jacob Dunlop (106 pounds), Logan Seliga (113), Tyler Seliga (126), Brock Godzin (138), Jarod Verkleeren (145), Mitchell Hartman (160), Austin Bell...
Article | Posted 2016/02/11 - 6:40pm
Day One of the state team wrestling playoffs was a good day for the four WPIAL teams on Thursday. All four teams...Belle Vernon, Canon-McMillan and Kiski Area in Class AAA and Burrell in Class AA were victorious and now move on to the Quarterfinals on Friday. Here are ALL the First Round results from Thursday, plus the Quarterfinals and First Round Consolation schedule for Friday in the PIAA Team Wrestling Playoffs at the GIANT Center in Hershey. PIAA CLASS AAA Quarterfinals: KISKI AREA CAVALIERS vs Nazareth Blue Eagles AT GIANT Center in Hershey on Friday, February 12th at 2:00pm...
Article | Posted 2016/02/11 - 2:25pm
The sharp shooters at Woodland Hills High School have earned another gold bulls-eye for the Wolverines. Woodland Hills scored a final total of 800-59x to edge out Hempfield and win a third straight WPIAL Team Rifle championship Wednesday at the Dormont/Mount Lebanon Sportsman's Club in Canonsburg. The Wolverines beat out the Spartans in a close finish after Hempfield ended with a total 800-57x. Butler finished third in the team finals with a score of 799-65x, followed by Waynesburg (799-50x), Mount Lebanon (797-58x) and McGuffey (795-57x). The WPIAL Team title is the third crown in a rwo for...
Article | Posted 2016/02/10 - 3:55pm
While WPIAL admiinistrators, coaches, players and fans will have to wait until Monday, February 15th for the new WPIAL Six Classification alignments to be announced, the structure of the sections and the playoff format were released on Wednesday. WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley said after investigating what course the WPIAL should take after the PIAA expanded classifications in several sports last fall, the district will follow suit and follow the classes set forth by the state expansion. One of the hot topics since the expansion has been what will the WPIAL do with it's football...
Article | Posted 2016/02/10 - 12:50pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Sports Frozen Fab Five rankings of PIHL high school hockey teams in each of the four classifications for the 2015-2016 high school hockey season. Don't miss the latest rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus PIHL Notebook every Monday on our website and the weekly PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm with audio and video game broadcasts as well here on the home of the best PIHL high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports Network. PIHL CLASS AAA: 1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (12-4-1) (Last Week #1) 2)...
Article | Posted 2016/02/09 - 6:08pm
For the final time in district basketball history, the WPIAL is planning a four classification boys basketball postseason. Starting in the 2016-2017, boys hoops will expand from four to six classifications. Who will be the Final Golden Foursome crowned at the University of Pittsburgh on the final weekend of February? in the field of 17 Quad-A, 20 Triple-A, 21 Double-A and 16 Single-A teams are the four champions from a year ago including Chartiers Valley, Indiana, Aliquippa and Monessen all searching for back-to-back crowns. Here is a rundown of the Preliminary and First Round games that...
Article | Posted 2016/02/09 - 5:37pm
For the final time in district basketball history, the WPIAL is planning a four classification girls basketball postseason. Starting in the 2016-2017, girls hoops will expand from four to six classifications. Who will be the Final Golden Foursome crowned at the University of Pittsburgh on the final weekend of February? in the field of 16 Quad-A, 20 Triple-A, 21 Double-A and 16 Single-A teams are the four champions from a year ago including Norwin searching for back-to-back crowns. Blackhawk and Seton-LaSalle hoping to three-peat and Vincentian Academy looking for one for the thumb and a fifth...
Article | Posted 2016/02/09 - 4:26pm
Here are the FINAL WPIAL boys basketball standings for the 2015-2016 regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL boys hoops rankings are released each Tuesday along with boys basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright & - Clinched Share...
Article | Posted 2016/02/09 - 4:08pm
Here are the FINAL WPIAL girls basketball standings for the 2015-2016 regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL girls hoops rankings are released each Monday along with girls basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright & - Clinched...
Article | Posted 2016/02/09 - 10:37am
Here are the latest 2015-2016 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League...including the latest PIHL playoff clinchings. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey regular season with weekly audio and video broadcasts, plus the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. The top eight teams in Class AAA qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top five teams in each Class AA conference qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top five teams in each Class A conference...
Article | Posted 2016/02/08 - 11:40pm
Our final WPIAL Boys Basketball Top 10 rankings of the season is not really a true rankings, just like the WPIAL Steering Committee doesn't truly rank the teams when putting the brackets together. Sure, the top eights teams are according to perceived rankings, but then a lot of what follows the rest of the way is more fill in the blanks to avoid teams from the same section meeting in Round One. Throw in Preliminary Round games like we'll see in Class AAA and Class AA, and then you really have to dance around to avoid Preliminary and First Round games against teams from the same section. The...
Article | Posted 2016/02/08 - 11:13pm
Our final WPIAL Girls Basketball Top 10 rankings of the season is not really a true rankings, just like the WPIAL Steering Committee doesn't truly rank the teams when putting the brackets together. Sure, the top eights teams are according to perceived rankings, but then a lot of what follows the rest of the way is more fill in the blanks to avoid teams from the same section meeting in Round One. Throw in Preliminary Round games like we'll see in Class AAA and Class AA, and then you really have to dance around to avoid Preliminary and First Round games against teams from the same section. The...
Article | Posted 2016/02/08 - 1:31pm
The Franklin Regional wrestling program has been not only one of the best in the WPIAL, but in the entire nation over the past several seasons. While the Panthers have produced an array of Division I talent, Nico Megaludis stands atop the list of Franklin Regional grapplers. As a freshman competing in the 103-pound weight class in 2008, the Murrysville native posted a record of 37-1, and finished in third place in the state tournament. Megaludis moved up in weight class in each of his next three campaigns, and recorded an undefeated mark each time. As a sophomore, he went 46-0 in 112 pounds...
Article | Posted 2016/02/08 - 1:27pm
Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook,” your weekly companion to “The PIHL Power Play” on the MSA Sports Network. First up, “Melting the Ice” provides your weekly thermometer of streaking teams around the league. Meanwhile, this week’s “Scoreboard Watch” includes an important win on the Class AA bubble along with a nail-biting no-contest at the top of Class B. Last but not least, we round things out with a preview of upcoming MSA broadcasts, with playoff ramifications abounding in each of the three main classifications. So, let’s light the lamp on this edition of “PIHL Notebook.”...
Article | Posted 2016/02/07 - 12:30pm
Even though the big game is in the books, this is still going to be a SUPER week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have the start of the 2016 WPIAL Basketball Playoffs with ALL of the boys and girls games only here on The Network. We also have the end of the high school basketball regular season in District 6 and District 9 as well as action from the 2016 PIAA Team Wrestling Playoffs, PIHL high school hockey and the regular season finale of Carlow University men's and women's college basketball, plus Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, The PIHL Power Play Show, The WPIAL Roundball Report...

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