This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2014/12/17 - 8:41pm
The new regime of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League has released the playoff format for the 2015 Penguins Cup Playoffs with a new look...brackets. In the past, the PIHL has re-seeded after each playoff round, however this March, they will go with a bracket playoff format that give lower seed teams a better chance to advance. MSA Sports will audio and video stream each and every postseason game in the 2015 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs. PIHL CLASS AAA Playoff Format: Top eight teams in overall standings qualify using this format in the Quarterfinals: #8 AT #1 #5 AT #4 #7 AT #2 #6...
Article | Posted 2014/12/17 - 3:41pm
Here are the latest 2014-2015 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey season with weekly audio and video broadcasts as well as ranking, plus starting in December, the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm right here on the MSA Sports Network. PIHL CLASS AAA TEAM W L T POINTS GF GA Peters Township 11...
Article | Posted 2014/12/17 - 3:37pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Sports Frozen Fab Five rankings of PIHL hockey teams in each of the five classifications for the 2014-2015 high school hockey season. Don't miss the latest PIHL rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus it's the PIHL Notebook every Monday on our website and the weekly PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm here on the home of the best audio and video high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports Network at www.MSAsports.net PIHL CLASS AAA: 1)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (11-1-1) (Last Week #2) 2) ...
Article | Posted 2014/12/17 - 3:11pm
Here are the latest WPIAL boys basketball standings for the 2014-2015 regular season. 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 of Section Title * -...
Article | Posted 2014/12/16 - 3:52pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Boys Basketball rankings for the 2014-2015 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class AAA. Check out the weekly boys rankings every Monday, along with boys hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and boys basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season and exclusive coverage of every boys WPIAL playoff game in February all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Boys Basketball Top Ten: 1.     CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS  (6-1) (Last Week #1) 2.   ...
Article | Posted 2014/12/16 - 2:46pm
Here are the latest WPIAL girls basketball standings for the 2014-2015 regular season. 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 with girls hoops talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and girls basketball broadcasts live and archived each week only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright & - Clinched a Share of...
Article | Posted 2014/12/16 - 1:53am
The WPIAL Board of Control has approved changes in the football alignment for next season forced by the merger of Kittanning and Ford City High Schools to form Armstrong High School starting in the fall of 2015. Armstrong High School will be a AAA school and has been placed in the Greater Allegheny Conference with Franklin Regional, Gateway, Greensburg-Salem, Hampton, Hollidaysburg, Indiana, Knoch and Mars. Yough moves from the Greater Allegheny Conference to the Big Nine Conference (soon to be Big Ten?) with Albert Gallatin, Belle Vernon, Elizabeth Forward, Laurel Highlands, Ringgold, Thomas...
Article | Posted 2014/12/15 - 5:17pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Basketball rankings for the 2014-2015 season. Check out the weekly girls rankings every Monday, along with girls hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm, with girls basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season and exclusive coverage of every girls WPIAL playoff game in February sponsored by Carlow University all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Girls Basketball Top Ten: 1.     PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (3-1) (Last Week #1) 2.  ...
Article | Posted 2014/12/15 - 2:15pm
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 some tight finishes in Class B and C along with a vintage match-up in Class AAA. Last but not least, we round things out with a preview of upcoming MSA broadcasts, including a battle between two of the top teams in Class A. So, let’s light the lamp on this edition of “PIHL Notebook.” MELTING THE ICE (Records listed indicate...
Article | Posted 2014/12/14 - 12:30pm
When the final second ticked off, closing out a gray and chilly final weekend of football in Pennsylvania, three of the champions crowned in Hershey for 2014 wore the gold crown in 2013 as well. While the WPIAL struggled to a 1-3 weekend, the theme of the finals was 'repeat' as St. Joe's Prep in AAAA, Archbishop Wood in AAA and South Fayette in AA all claimed a second consecutive state championship, while Bishop Guilfoyle in Class A from District 6 captured the schools first ever PIAA football title. Here are ALL of the final results from the 2014 PIAA Football Playoffs. All...
Article | Posted 2014/12/14 - 10:40am
Now that the fall sports season has finally come to an end, we inch closer to the holidays with an all out blitz of winter high school sports this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 boys and girls high school basketball along with scholastic wrestling and PIHL high school hockey, plus we have Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, the PIHL Power Play Show and The WPIAL Roundball Report ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, December 15th: TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net PIHL High...
Article | Posted 2014/12/13 - 10:37pm
In 2003, the Pine-Richland Rams played what has been called the most memorable game in PIAA Championship history, falling to Manheim Central 39-38 in overtime in blizzard conditions. The 2014 Quad A championship game may also go down in the books as one of the best ever, as the Rams rallied from a 21-point, fourth quarter deficit and had a chance to claim the title, before falling to St. Joseph’s Prep 49-41 at Hersheypark Stadium. The Hawks claimed their second consecutive championship with the victory. Pine-Richland scored with 2:15 left in regulation when D’Andre Gastion scored his second...
Article | Posted 2014/12/13 - 3:59pm
One decision can change everything. Just ask Jack Henzes. After electing to go for a touchdown on a 4th and goal at the South Fayette 5-yard line, up 16-14, and failing, Henzes, the long-time Dunmore coach, would see his grip on the PIAA AA Championship slip away. On the first play after the defensive stand, South Fayette (16-0) tailback Hunter Hayes would burst through a hole and go 95 yards for a go-ahead score, lifting the Lions to a 28-16 win over Dunmore (14-2) at Hersheypark Stadium. The win is the second in a row in the AA Championship for the Lions, who routed Imhotep Charter 41-0 a...
Article | Posted 2014/12/12 - 11:04pm
For the second year in a row, Archbishop Wood used a bludgeoning rushing attack to run away with the PIAA AAA State Championship. The Vikings (14-1) rushed for 379 yards, taking down WPIAL Champion Central Valley 33-14 on Friday night at Hersheypark Stadium. Villanova recruit Jarrett McClenton, who surpassed 2,000 rushing yards on the season on the opening drive, ran for 230 yards and four touchdowns. His lead blocker, fullback Alex Arcangeli, rushed for 132 yards and another score for the Vikings, who have won three AAA titles in four years. Archbishop Wood wasted little time, as McClenton...
Article | Posted 2014/12/12 - 5:17pm
An old saying is that defense wins championships and that was the case in the PIAA Class A State Championship on Friday afternoon as the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders shut down the Clairton Bears offense when it counted to claim a 19-18 victory at Hersheypark Stadium. The Bears entered the championship game averaging 62 points per game and had a chance of breaking a national scoring record. The win for Bishop Guilfoyle gives the Marauders a perfect 16-0 season and ended the Bears’ dreams, finishing at 15-1. The Bears had two chance to win the game. After scoring in the opening minute of the...

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