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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - Blackhawk Cougars

The Blackhawk Cougars JV won their game Tuesday night and the Cougars Varsity couldn't carry the torch as they fell at home to Beaver 3-0.

After getting up early 14-9 Blackhawk saw that lead diminish and the first game ended in an extra volleyball loss 29-27 and the momentum was on Beaver's side.

Beaver took that momentum and rode it into the second game winning 25-19.

Up 2 games to 0 the Bobcats rode that wave and again playing extra volleyball in game 3 winning 26-24 to secure the victory.

Taylor Hineman led all Bobcats in kills with 7.

WPIAL Plays of the Week - Week Six

Welcome to the Stretch Run of the WPIAL football season! Amazing to think that we’re already talking about week seven. Before we go that far though, let’s look back at some of the top plays of week six, including a double record breaking pass from an all-time WPIAL great.


1. South Fayette 42, Steel Valley 14

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings for the week of October 6th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs and the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in September, October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.


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MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football

Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten WPIAL football teams in each of the four classifications. Every Friday and Saturday during the high school football season, we have the best coverage with over 30 broadcasts each weekend with updated scores and standings here on your exclusive home for the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network.


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PIHL Notebook - 2014-2015 Class AAA Preview

Welcome to “PIHL Notebook” and our annual season preview. Over the next four Monday’s, we will provide thumbnail sketches of all 63 PIHL teams to make sure local high school hockey fans are ready when the puck drops…tonight!

And, oh, by the way, we will have exclusive coverage, both audio AND video, of the opening night doubleheader from the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island. Seneca Valley will take on Canon-McMillan in Class AAA at 7:15, followed by Quaker Valley against Freeport at 9:15 in a rematch of last year’s dramatic Class A Semifinal.

PIHL Notebook - New 2014-2015 Alignment

Welcome to a special edition of “PIHL Notebook.” As documented earlier this fall, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League is under new leadership. A new board of governors was already in place last season, and now with a new commissioner in former North Allegheny head coach Jim Black, the powers that be are setting out to change things with an eye toward restoring some competitive balance across the league.

Not since the formation of the Open Class has such a dramatic shift occurred. Sure, some notable programs have joined or left the league over the years. Some have moved up or down a classification. But this goes well beyond that, and it will be an ever-shifting situation going forward.

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

We will bend and STRETCH and reach for the postseason stars as we officially kick off the MSA Sports Stretch Run of the 2014 season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We move into Week Seven of the 2014 season with 31 WPIAL football games on Friday and Saturday with Friday's action starting with the MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL Scoreboard Show.

WPIAL Saturday's Scholastic Starz for 10/3

There was a definite chill in the air for the first Saturday of high school football in October here in the 2014 season as Friday showers gave way to a drop in the mercury on S-s-s-s-s-aturday. But the cooler than usual temperatures did not slow down these Fearless Foursome who helped direct their teams to victory to close the door on Week 6.

Brayden Toy - Kittanning

District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 4th

The month of October brought cold and damp weather to this weekend’s district college football games. Two main games highlighted the schedule, an early season battle of Top 25 teams in the PAC and a pair of unbeaten in the PSAC-West.

Here are recaps of ALL the games, including the Top 25 matchup on the Network.

W & J 51 – Thomas More 28
Cameron Stadium in Washington saw a battle of nationally ranked teams, the fans there also saw the Presidents take a huge step towards another PAC title with a convincing win that will likely move them up the ranks in the AFCA Top 25 poll next week. Upper St. Clair’s Pete Coughlin threw for 383 yards and six touchdowns as the #25 Presidents used the skies to claim the win.

2014 WPIAL & City League Football Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Six of the 2014 high school football season...including the latest WPIAL playoff clinchings for the Highway to Heinz. This year we have added points for, point against and the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 124 teams. Standings are updated after Friday and Saturday's scholastic gridiron action each week. Standings can be also seen on each teams football webpage here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL Week 6 Saturday Football Scores

Friday rain has brought much cooler temperatures for the first Saturday of high school football in October. The schedule was split cleanly with two Class A afternoon frays and a couple of Class AA evening tilts, including a historic night at Burrell High School for the 500th game in Bucs history. The common denominator was that all four games can be heard ARCHIVED right here on The Network!  Here are all of the final results, thus closing the curtain on Week 6.

WPIAL CLASS AA Allegheny Conference:

Kittanning Wildcats 43 - Burrell Buccaneers 7  (MSA)

Shady Side Academy Indians 39 - Deer Lakes Lancers 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Big 7 Conference:

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights for 10/3

While forecasts for stormy weather fortunately were off, some of the performances on the first wet Friday of the 2014 campaign were spot on terrific. While one super star put his name on top of two district passing records, another made a big announcement on where his future splash plays will take place before going out and enjoying another big night. On a cloudy evening, the stars were shining bright as we check out the best of the best on the first Friday night of WPIAL football in October.

Jordan Whitehead - Central Valley

Scholastic Notebook

Maybe you’ve heard the quote “Down goes Frazier, Down goes Frazier.” It is a line from legendary sports announcer Howard Cosell, describing boxer Joe Frazier after he went down from a George Foreman punch in a famous 1973 bout.

In WPIAL football this year, it is “Up goes Frazier, Up goes Frazier.”

Things haven’t been this good in Perryopolis (where Frazier is located) since 10 years after that Frazier-Foreman fight. The Frazier Commodores are 5-0 and have a showdown tonight with Beth-Center for first place in the Tri-County South Conference. The winner likely will win the Tri-County South title. Frazier has not started a season 5-0 since 1983, when the school made it all the way to the WPIAL Class A championship game before losing to Western Beaver.

WPIAL & City League Week 6 Friday Football Scores

Five weeks of gorgeous Friday nights became a distant memory with the first wet night of the season...but it could have been worse. Thunderstorms were predicted for Southwestern Pennsylvania on Friday, but they stayed north and most venues were rain-free until the very end. Speaking of the very end, here are ALL of the final results from the first Friday of October.

Games with (MSA) following can be heard live and archived here on The Network.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Foothills Conference:

Penn-Trafford Warriors 35 - Hempfield Spartans 21 (MSA)

Altoona Mountain Lions 24 - Latrobe Wildcats 14 (MSA)

Plum Mustangs 34 - Connellsville Falcons 7 (MSA)

Norwin Knights 42 - Kiski Area Cavaliers 3

2014 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL girls volleyball standings for the 2014 season, including the latest playoff clinchings. Standings will be updated daily through the regular season, leading up to MSA Sports EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs in October. Also, don't forget to click on the Girls Volleyball sports page for information on the 2014 MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program and don't miss the Hometown Girls Volleyball Show every Monday night at 7:00pm here on MSA Sports.

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MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program teams are capitalized.

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