This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2017/04/28 - 10:58am
Here are the latest WPIAL softball standings for the 2017 season...including the teams that have clinched WPIAL postseason berths.  The standings will be updated daily through the regular season. You can follow the high school softball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Tuesday and game broadcasts, including another year of the MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2017 WPIAL Softball Playoffs ONLY on the MSA Sports Network will be sponsored by Carlow University. Teams in capital letters are part of the MSA Sports Hometown...
Article | Posted 2017/04/28 - 10:25am
The South Side Beaver Rams softball team clinched the Class 2-A Section 4 title Thursday afternoon at home by defeating the Shenango Wildcats 9-3.  Senior McKenna Smith, the winning pitcher, pitched a complete and delivered a three run double.  Senior Hunter Hand contributed a two-run homer and a run scoring double for the Rams while Junior Regan Hozak had three hits and drove in two as South Side remained undefeated.   For Shenango, Jacqui Baker stroked two home runs and drove in all three Wildcats runs. South Sided Beaver is now a perfect 11-0 overall and 10-0 in section...
Article | Posted 2017/04/28 - 10:21am
Here are the latest WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse standings for the 2017 season...including the latest teams that have clinched a playoff spot. The standings will be updated daily through the rest of the regular season. You can follow the high school lacrosse season with schedules and scores along with weekly broadcasts here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2017 WPIAL Boys and Girls Lacrosse Playoffs can be heard ONLY on the MSA Sports Network. The top four teams in girls 3-A and 2-A section, and the top four teams in boys 3-A and top six teams in boys 2-A section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs...
Article | Posted 2017/04/28 - 12:27am
One of the longest championship dynasty's in WPIAL history continued on Thursday as Sewickley Academy swept past Indiana 5-0 to win the WPIAL Class 2-A boys team tennis title. The championship is the 13th in a row for the Panthers and 21 of the last 24 2-A crowns since their first district championship in 1993. While it pales in comparison, Fox Chapel won their second straight Class 3-A title with a victory over top-seed Peters Township. Here are ALL of the final results from the 2017 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Playoffs. 2017 WPIAL CLASS 3-A CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Fox Chapel Foxes 4 -...
Article | Posted 2017/04/27 - 9:10am
Here are the latest WPIAL baseball standings for the 2017 season. The standings will be updated daily through the regular season. You can follow the high school baseball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Monday and daily game broadcasts here on the MSA Sports Network. The 2017 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs sponsored in part by the Aul Bat Company can be heard ONLY on the MSA Sports Network. The top four teams in each section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. # - Clinched Section Title * - Clinched Playoff Berth x - Eliminated From Playoff Contention WPIAL CLASS 6-A...
Article | Posted 2017/04/26 - 11:07pm
The Blackhawk Cougars were rolling to a five game winning streak after a 3-1 win over Ambridge on Monday. But with most teams, there are as many lows as highs in a season and the Cougars suffered their second straight loss and more importantly a key tiebreaker with the 8-6 victory by the visiting New Castle Red Hurricanes on Wednesday. The Cougars rallied from a four run deficit in the seventh to knot the game at 6, but could not stop the Canes from plating two in the 8th. New Castle is now 3-6 overall and 3-4 in section. It was pitching and defense that ruled thru the first five innings as...
Article | Posted 2017/04/26 - 12:04pm
Here are the latest standings for the 2017 WPIAL Boys Volleyball season...including the latest WPIAL Playoff clinchings. You can follow the WPIAL Boys Volleyball regular season with updated results and standings, plus regular season and postseason broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top four teams in each section make the playoffs. If there is a tie for fourth place, head-to-head will be the tiebreaker. If there is a split in the head-to-head, both tied teams make the playoffs. # - Clinched Section Title    * - Clinched Playoff Berth x - Eliminated From Playoff...
Article | Posted 2017/04/25 - 9:36pm
Greater Latrobe finally got back to what they know best. Winning. After a four game slide that dropped the Wildcats to under .500 overall and already two section loses, Greater Latrobe rebounded for a 12-2 victory over Penn Hills on Tuesday in Class 6A Section 2 matchup Graham Sabota Field in Latrobe. Greater Latrobe (5-5, 4-2 in section) had lost consecutive games to Hempfield, North Allegheny, Yough and Norwin, with the most recent loss coming this past Monday and found themselves on a losing streak heading into the game against Penn Hills. Behind a six strikeout, 5 hit performance by...
Article | Posted 2017/04/25 - 9:34pm
Dancing through raindrops throughout the afternoon, Elizabeth Forward (6-6, 5-3) was unable to overcome seven fielding errors and a hot-hitting South Fayette team, dropping a 16-11 shootout in Class 4-A Section 2 action Tuesday.  South Fayette (9-5, 5-4) was led by James Madison recruit Sara Jubas, who reached base five times, including four hits, five runs scored and an RBI. Lexi Yates added three hits and a pair of RBI and Delaney Ging blasted a 7th inning grand slam for the Lions.  Plagued by defensive miscues and unable to grip the ball for her go-to curveball in wet and muddy...
Article | Posted 2017/04/25 - 4:14pm
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. 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  (12-0) (Last Week #1) 2)   BALDWIN HIGHLANDERS  (8-2) (Last Week #5) 3)   CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (6-2) (Last Week #4) 4)   BETHEL...
Article | Posted 2017/04/25 - 1:10am
Riverside has a baseball heritage that is nearly unparalleled in the WPIAL. The Panthers have captured an array of championships and produced even more standout players. Tyler Falk is among those standouts who has not only won multiple titles at Riverside, but is now excelling at the college level at Clarion University. He's this week's feature for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Falk was a two-sport athlete at Riverside, as he was a three-year letterwinner in both baseball and basketball. He truly excelled on the diamond, though, as he contributed to a pair of record-setting campaigns. In 2011, Falk...
Article | Posted 2017/04/24 - 3:00pm
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...including a NEW #1 team in Class 6-A. 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)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (11-1) (Last Week #2) 2)   CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (7-4) (Last Week #4) 3)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (9-2) (Last Week...
Article | Posted 2017/04/23 - 6:23pm
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 softball coach Tricia Alderson of Chartiers-Houston high school. She is now in her 14th season coaching at her alma mater. She won back to back WPIAL titles as a player in 1987-1988, and has won 3 in a row as head coach of the Bucs from 2005-...
Article | Posted 2017/04/23 - 6:19am
We head into the second half of section play on the diamonds as we pay a sweltering farewell to the month of April this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball including coverage of several Hometown Softball broadcasts. We also have WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse, plus another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes and Carlow Sports Talk ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 24th: TALK SHOW - Carlow Sports Talk at 8:30pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Montour vs Chartiers Valley at 4:00pm on...
Article | Posted 2017/04/21 - 11:58pm
Blackhawk baseball coach Bob Amalia has had talented pitchers before. Only a few years ago he had Brendan McKay, who came close to breaking a national scoreless streak record. But now Amalia is blessed with a stable full of pitchers who are putting up remarkable statistics for an undefeated team. “So far, so good. We’re trying to just go one game at a time,” said Amalia. “But as a staff, this is the best I’ve had.” Blackhawk has a 12-0 record and the Cougars’ statistics make eyes pop: * Blackhawk has allowed only eight runs in 12 games, including six earned runs. * The Cougars have seven...

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