This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 7:36pm
We close out section play in district team wrestling while we hit the mid-way point of section play in district high school basketball this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have section coverage of WPIAL and District 6 boys and girls high school basketball along with WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and plenty more pucks with more audio and video coverage of PIHL high school hockey, plus we have The WPIAL Roundball Report, The PIHL Power Play Show, Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and the monthly Carlow Sports Talk ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, January 16th: TALK SHOW...
Article | Posted 2017/01/13 - 4:58pm
Over the next five days, WPIAL boys basketball has three of the top games of the entire season and all three are on MSA Sports.  While the teams make the matchups big, the players involved make the contests bigger than big. The big games are Friday and Tuesday. They are: Pine-Richland (No. 1 in the MSA 6A rankings) at North Hills (No. 3) Friday night at 7:30. Chartiers Valley (No. 1 in 5A) at Mars (No. 3)  Friday night at 7:30. Latrobe (No. 2 in 6A) at Penn Hills (No. 4) Tuesday night at 7:30. Every one of the games feature a matchup of players who are among the best guards in the...
Article | Posted 2017/01/11 - 11:45am
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 2016-2017 high school hockey season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 2-A. Don't miss the latest rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus PIHL Notebook every Tuesday on our website and the weekly Chatham University PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm. We also have audio and video game broadcasts and center stage interviews as well here on the home of the best PIHL high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports...
Article | Posted 2017/01/10 - 3:37pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Boys Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 2-A. Check out the weekly boys rankings every Tuesday, along with boys hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and boys basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every boys WPIAL playoff game in February all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (10-0) (Last Week #1) 2.   LATROBE WILDCATS  (9-1) (Last Week #2...
Article | Posted 2017/01/10 - 1:29pm
This edition of the PIHL Notebook is jam packed, as each and every game seemingly takes on more importance with the playoffs on the horizon. It will be a particularly busy month of hockey coverage for the MSA Sports Network, as January features a bevy of audio and video broadcasts of marquee matchups. Here is all the noteworthy news around the PIHL for this week. Melting the Ice (the longest unbeaten streak in each classification) AAA: Erie Cathedral Prep (4-0-1) – On the heels of winning the 2016 Penguins Cup in the highest classification, the Ramblers might have experienced a cup hangover...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 11:12pm
Although Tristan Buxton was a talented grappler at Trinity High School, he perhaps did not establish himself as one of the elite competitors in the district. Now wrestling at the college level at Waynesburg, Buxton has developed into one of the best on the mat. As a result, he's in the spotlight for this week's installment of the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Buxton was a three-time letterwinner for the Hillers, beginning as a sophomore in 2011-12. He competed in the 113-pound weight class in sectionals, but did not place. The following season, Buxton dropped to 106, and compiled an overall mark of 27-...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 8:06pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 6-A. Check out the weekly girls rankings every Monday, along with girls hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and girls basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every girls WPIAL playoff game in February sponsored by Carlow University all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (11-0) (Last Week #2) 2.   NORTH...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 7:17pm
In this brand new 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’s edition is with the boys basketball coach at Upper St. Clair, Danny Holzer. Coach Holzer is entering his 21st season as the Panthers head coach, and he has won two WPIAL titles in 1996 and 2005. Let’s take a look inside Coach Holzer’s corner...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 4:37pm
There are plenty of showdowns as things warm up in the air and on the courts/ice/mats this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have section coverage of WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 boys and girls high school basketball along with WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and more PIHL high school hockey action, plus we have new episodes of The WPIAL Roundball Report, The PIHL Power Play Show and Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, January 9th: TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL Boys High School Basketball - Indiana...
Article | Posted 2017/01/08 - 9:38am
Here is a list of the champions crowned on Saturday at three county wide wrestling tournaments. The Tri-County Athletic Directors Association tournament at Albert Gallatin High School, the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Tournament at Franklin Regional High School and the Midwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at Hopewell High School. You can listen to archive broadcasts from the TRICADA two-day tourny anytime you want here at MSAsports.net TRI-COUNTY ATHLETIC DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT: Individual Finals: 106 pounds: Bryce Wilkes (Peters Township) over Macottie Denjen (...
Article | Posted 2017/01/07 - 9:33pm
Three champions were crowned at the 2017 WPIAL Competitive Spirit Championship on Saturday, as Bishop Canevin in Class A, Elizabeth Forward in AA, and Shaler in AAA took home gold. Hopewell and North Allegheny, both of which claimed first last year, finished as runners-up in AA and AAA, respectively, this year, while there was no runner up in A, as Bishop Canevin was the only squad to compete. In it's fifth year, the event continued to grow in prominence, as the spacious gymnasium at Hempfield Area High School was packed to the brim with spectators and nearly 30 teams. While the Crusaders,...
Article | Posted 2017/01/06 - 1:29pm
Look at the progression of the Laurel High School boys basketball program the past few years, and it is quite evident that the Spartans are now all Locked in. Ken Locke is in his fifth season as the Spartans’ coach. The program without much history has made giant strides the past few years. Now this year, the Spartans are doing things never seen before at the school. In the latest MSA Sports WPIAL rankings that came out at the beginning of the week, Laurel was No. 3 in Class 2A. But that was before Laurel knocked off No. 1 Sewickley Academy this past Tuesday. Laurel heads into Friday night’s...
Article | Posted 2017/01/04 - 6:00pm
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 2016-2017 high school hockey season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 3-A. Don't miss the latest rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus PIHL Notebook every Tuesday on our website and the weekly Chatham University PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm. We also have audio and video game broadcasts and center stage interviews as well here on the home of the best PIHL high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports...
Article | Posted 2017/01/04 - 5:42pm
It case you missed it, here is a look at our annual end of the year countdown of top stories or events from around the WPIAL. As we begin 2017, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016 with the entire countdown. #25 - CROSS-COUNTRY RUN ENDS For ten years, North Allegheny has sat on top of the WPIAL Class AAA Boys Cross-Country hill. The Tigers won teams crowns from 2006 to 2015, however that run of ten straight titles ended in November when Seneca Valley edged North Allegheny 55 to 62 as the Raiders won their very first WPIAL Boys Cross-Country...
Article | Posted 2017/01/03 - 3:43pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Boys Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 5-A. Check out the weekly boys rankings every Tuesday, along with boys hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and boys basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every boys WPIAL playoff game in February all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (7-0) (Last Week #1) 2.   LATROBE WILDCATS  (7-1) (Last Week #2...

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