This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2016/08/11 - 8:25am
Countdown to Kickoff 2016 continues with a now six-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2016 campaign in 4-A. OFFENSE: Quarterbacks: Drew Saxton - South Fayette George Martin - Ringgold Mikey Fine - Belle Vernon Running Backs: Quinton Hill - Thomas Jefferson Isaiah...
Article | Posted 2016/08/10 - 10:34am
Countdown to Kickoff 2016 continues with a now six-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2016 campaign in 2-A. OFFENSE: Quarterbacks: Alex Smith - Keystone Oaks Darius Wise - Beaver John Yester - Mount Pleasant Marcus Czulewicz - McGuffey Ryan Everly - Yough...
Article | Posted 2016/08/09 - 10:58pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2016 continues with a now six-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2016 campaign in 2-A. OFFENSE: Quarterbacks: Frank Antuono - Neshannock Josh Hughes - Bentworth Brad McLaughlin - Burgettstown Geno Pellegrini - Charleroi Michael Trent - Brentwood...
Article | Posted 2016/08/08 - 9:54pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2016 continues with a now six-day look at some of the top high school football talent in the WPIAL for this upcoming season. As always, this list just scratches the surface. We ask for your help in building a complete rundown of candidates. You can nominate a top player by clicking on NOMINATE TOP PLAYERS and submitting their name. Here is a look at some of the players to watch this 2016 campaign in 1-A. OFFENSE: Quarterbacks: Gio Vonne Sanders - Jeannette Austin Scott - Bishop Canevin Sammy Carey - Springdale Ian Kouba - Rochester Running Backs: Lamont Wade...
Article | Posted 2016/08/08 - 8:13pm
Countdown to Kickoff 2016 and Frontier League baseball continue during heat acclamation week here on the MSA Sports Network. We continue to prepare you every day for the upcoming high school football season with CTK '16. The Network is also the only place to turn for audio and video coverage of the Washington Wild Things, as they host Lake Erie for three games before hitting the road to Windy City this weekend, plus we have another great edition of Rappin' on Racin' ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, August 8th...
Article | Posted 2016/08/07 - 9:54am
It’s time once again to check in on the guys in the striped shirts with a look at the rule changes in the WPIAL and PIAA play for the upcoming season. Just one major change was passed by the National Federation of High Schools rules committee entering the 2016 campaign. The committee eliminated clipping from the game. Clipping was still allowed in the free blocking zone, which is four yards laterally from the spot of the snap and three yards behind the line of scrimmage, with certain conditions. Now all blocks below the waist and from behind are now illegal and will result in a 15-yard...
Article | Posted 2016/08/07 - 7:21am
The good news for Clairton was they added another WPIAL title notch to their championship belt. The bad news is though that after winning four straight PIAA crowns from 2009 through 2012, the state gold drought expanded to four years last fall. The Bears roared through the regular season and district playoffs before crushing Jeannette to earn a 12th school football crown and the seventh championship in the last eight years. Here is a look back at the WPIAL Single-A in 2015. 2015 WPIAL SINGLE-A HEADLINES: *  Clairton enjoyed another perfect record through the regular season and the...
Article | Posted 2016/08/06 - 12:43pm
Playing in the teams record eighth WPIAL Class AA championship game in a row, obviously Powerhouse Aliquippa was no stranger to Heinz Field. What was strange was to see a team have the Quips number. Aliquippa was facing South Fayette for a third straight year and for the fourth time in six years, however the Lions were a perfect 3-0 in head-to-head battles for gold on the North Shore. The fourth title game between the green and the red was another instant classic, but this time Aliquippa prevailed for their sixth district crown in the first 16 years of this century. Here is a look back at the...
Article | Posted 2016/08/05 - 3:25pm
In the early part of this century, there was no better football program year in and year out than what Bill Cherpak had at Thomas Jefferson High School. The Jaguars won three straight WPIAL Class AAA titles from 2006 through 2008 plus had it not been for a stunning upset loss to Franklin Regional in the 2005 title game, it would have been five in a row for TJ, which also won the 2004 championship. The Jags also won three PIAA state titles from '04 to '08. Even in years they weren't winning district or state titles, they were winning conference crowns and going deep into the postseason. The...
Article | Posted 2016/08/04 - 4:32pm
The Washington Wild Things and Evansville Otters played game two of their three game series at Bosse Field Wednesday night. The offense couldn't get Anything going on the night as Hunter Ackerman dominated on the mound for the Evansville Otters as they would win by the score of 4-2. Sam Agnew-Wieland took the mound for the Wild Things making his fourth start of the season. He came out in the first and retired the first man of the inning before Josh Allen hit a solo shot over the left field wall, his eighth home run of the year, as the Otters took an early 1-0 lead. Agnew-Wieland would then...
Article | Posted 2016/08/04 - 1:08pm
Expansion is a big part of this upcoming year, so lets start by going back to the last time the PIAA and thus the WPIAL expanded to four classifications in 1980. While always seeming to be in the playoffs and part of the title discussion each year, it took Pittsburgh Central Catholic 23 years to win a district football title (they did win the first ever PIAA AAAA crown in 1988). However since that WPIAL crown in 2003, the Vikings have been kings of the castle five times now, with the one for the thumb coming last fall. Here is a look back at the WPIAL Quad-A in 2015. 2015 WPIAL QUAD-A...
Article | Posted 2016/08/02 - 3:49pm
We all knew it was coming. A major change to the WPIAL high school sports landscape based on the PIAA's decision last year to increase from four to six classifications in among other sports, high school football. With the increase in classes comes a change in the WPIAL Football Playoff format as well, with eight teams in 6-A, 5-A, 4-A and 3-A making the postseason (top four teams in each conference in 6-A, 5-A and 4-A and the top two teams in each conference plus two wild card teams in 3-A) with three weeks of playoffs and 16 teams qualifying in 2-A and 1-A (top 5 teams in each conference...
Article | Posted 2016/08/01 - 11:54am
The countdown to the start of the 2016 high school football season is underway. We have major changes this year with the expansion from four to six classifications and teams having the option to have a second scrimmage on Friday, August 26th/Saturday, August 27th or playing an actual non-conference game that has been labeled Week Zero. Week One is set for Friday, September 2nd/Saturday, September 3rd. Training camps for the new campaign open up in Western Pennsylvania on Monday, August 15th. As has been the case in the seventeen previous years here at the MSA Sports Network, the ONLY...

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