This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2017/04/08 - 8:52am
A star hurdler is emerging in girls track and field at Oakland Catholic, but the last time we heard much of her, she was at Penn Hills. Jayla Ellis is a sophomore at Oakland Catholic who has run the 100-meter hurdles in 14.1 seconds this spring. According to WPIAL girls track and field historian Jim Faiella, that is the second-fastest time in the history of the WPIAL. Lindsay Dolan of Center ran 14.1 in 2006. Ellis burst onto the WPIAL track scene a year ago, winning the 100 hurdles as a freshman and finishing fourth in the state. But Ellis attended Penn Hills last year. She transferred to...
Article | Posted 2017/04/08 - 7:40am
The newest class of the WPIAL Hall of Fame includes a current NFL player, a former NFL head coach and a high school coach who sent almost a dozen players to the NFL. The 2017 class was announced by the WPIAL at a news conference Thursday at the Heinz History Center. This is the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. The inductees with NFL ties are: Terrelle Pryor, who played for the Cleveland Browns last year and has signed with the Washington Redskins; former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton; former Woodland Hills coach George Novak, who sent 11 players to the NFL. The WPIAL selects Hall...
Article | Posted 2017/04/05 - 8:31pm
In a true slugfest that featured 29 total hits, a pair of five-run frames keyed the Keystone Oaks Golden Eagles to an 11-8 victory against host West Mifflin on Wednesday. As a result, the Golden Eagles claimed their first win of the campaign, improving to 1-1 in Class 4A Section 2 play, 1-2 overall. Conversely, the setback drops the Titans to 0-4 in section contests, 3-5 overall. It was the Titans who scored the first run of the game, when Jaden Arcuri led off the bottom of the first with a single for West Mifflin. Following a sacrifice, Izzy Farmer plated Arcuri with a single to center...
Article | Posted 2017/04/04 - 6:04pm
Each week during the 2017 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten softball teams in the WPIAL in all six classifications every Tuesday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings...including a NEW #1 team in Class 4-A. Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2017 WPIAL Softball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network. CLASS 6-A Top Ten: 1)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (4-0) (Last Week #1) 2)   CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (1-0) (Last Week #3) 3)   SHALER TITANS  (1-1) (Last Week #2) 4)...
Article | Posted 2017/04/04 - 9:22am
As the calendar officially turns to the spring sports season, softball and baseball come to the forefront. To that point, this week's installment of the WPIAL Alum Q&A focuses on Caitlin Baxter, a former softball standout for Butler Area, who is now excelling on the diamond in her final year at Slippery Rock University. Baxter joined the Butler varsity squad as a freshman, as she played shortstop for the Golden Tornadoes. Her first campaign represented the most team success during her tenure, as Butler concluded its season with a mark of 9-8. The following year, in 2011, Butler went 7-8,...
Article | Posted 2017/04/03 - 10:53pm
Streaks are meant to be broken. On Friday night, it was the Connecticut women's basketball team that had a 111-game winning streak snapped in the Final Four on a buzzer-beater. On Monday afternoon, another triple-digit streak came to an end. On a dreary day in Herman, Pennsylvania, the Aliquippa baseball team defeated Summit Academy 5-4, snapping a 107-game losing streak for the 'Quips dating back to April 21, 2008. It has been a long time coming for an Aliquippa program synonymous with victory in Western Pennsylvania. Boasting a record 16 WPIAL football championships and the active lead with...
Article | Posted 2017/04/03 - 10:46pm
Peters Township played fabulous defense for 6 2/3 innings. Unfortunately for the Indians, softball is a full seven inning game. Two throwing errors by PT defenders in the 7th and 8th innings allowed Mount Lebanon to rally and hold on for a 3-2 victory Monday at wet Peterswood Park. Kiley Hartbauer of Peters Township and Catie Rogan of Mount Lebanon each pitched four shutout innings before the Indians plated the first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Kate Hondru led off with a double and two outs later scored on a Haley Cecere double. It stayed 1-0 Peters until the top of the 7th...
Article | Posted 2017/04/03 - 2:41pm
Each week during the 2017 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten baseball teams in the WPIAL in all six classifications every Monday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings. Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2017 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network. CLASS 6-A Top Ten: 1)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (2-0) (Last Week #1) 2)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (5-0) (Last Week #4) 3)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (5-0) (Last Week #6) 4)   BUTLER GOLDEN TORNADO  (...
Article | Posted 2017/04/03 - 1:51pm
In this feature titled “Coach’s Corner”, I will be interviewing a different coach every week and asking them questions about their personal life and about coaching. Hopefully their answers will not only shed some light on how they coach their respective teams, but also allow readers to get to know the men behind the fields/courts. This week features head baseball coach Brian Dzurenda of the Serra Catholic Eagles. Coach Dzurenda is in his 18th year coaching at his alma mater. He has led the Eagles to WPIAL championships in 2009, 2010, and 2016. He has also led Serra Catholic to a record three...
Article | Posted 2017/04/03 - 9:00am
Spring has sprung as we not only hit April, but also the start of section play on the district diamonds this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball as we begin our coverage of Hometown Softball with a record 11 schools, plus we begin our WPIAL boys lacrosse coverage and debut WPIAL Diamond Notes for another season on Tuesday evenings ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 3rd: WPIAL High School Baseball - Laurel Highlands vs Franklin Regional at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Hampton vs...

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