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MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoff Teams

Here is the FINAL edition of the weekly MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Soccer Rankings. This time we aren't just doing the Top 10, we are ranking ALL Of the playoff bound teams in all three classifications. MSA Sports will have exclusive coverage of the upcoming 2014 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs as well as the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL GIRLS SOCCER Class AAA:  (17 Teams – 1 Preliminary Round)

1)    Seneca Valley Raiders  (17-0-0)

2)    Peters Township Indians  (14-1-1)

3)    Upper St. Clair Panthers  (11-1-5)

4)    Norwin Knights  (13-2-1)

PIHL Notebook - 2014-2015 Class AA Preview

Welcome to another edition of “PIHL Notebook” as we continue our full team-by-team preview. Last week we took you inside every team in Class AAA. This week it’s time for Class AA to take center stage.

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.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA FOOTBALL TOP TEN:

1.    PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (7-0)
(Last Week #2)  (Week Eight - host #4 Pine-Richland on MSA)

WPIAL Football Playoff Picture

The abacus is fresh and ready to go as we move closer toward the end of the WPIAL football regular season and the opening of the 2014 Highway to Heinz. Some of the 64 postseason berths have been filled but there is plenty more to be decided over the final two weeks of the Stretch Run. In order to help in the on-going battle of fact or fiction, here is the latest WPIAL Football Playoff Picture.

CLASS AAAA Foothills Conference:

Penn-Trafford Warriors (6-0) have clinched
Penn-Trafford can clinch the conference championship with one more victory
10/17:  PLUM
10/24:  NORWIN

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

While the 'Stretch Run' continues in high school football, we begin the district boys and girls soccer playoffs while preparing for the WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We move into Week Eight of the 2014 season with 27 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 10/11

One of the busiest high school football Saturday's in the WPIAL took place on the seventh Saturday thanks to Homecoming festivities at Ambridge, Shady Side Academy, Beaver and Burgettown high schools. Plus normal Saturday action at Summit Academy, Riverview and Western Beaver gave us plenty to choose from when 'Stretching' for the starz of the day.

Patrick Minenok - New Castle

District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 11th

Week 6 of the local college football season kick off Northeast Conference play, the PSAC West race for the top spot is a mess with three teams tied atop the leaderboard and W & J continues to roll towards a meeting with Bethany for first place in the PAC next week. 

Here are recaps of ALL the games, including two heard here on the Network: 

W & J 55 – Grove City 14
The #20 ranked Presidents led 35-0 at the half and cruised to a 5-0 record with the road win at Robert E. Thorn Field.

2014 WPIAL & City League Football Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Seven 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 Saturday Football Scores

Homecoming. A time for students to get all fancied up and trip the light fantastic with their posse at the school dance. Homecoming. A time for alumni return to their high school and reminisce with old friends and share tales of greatness during their Glory Days of their youth. Homecoming. A time to beef up the normally quiet Saturday football slate. Four Homecoming Games add to a very busy Saturday slate of 7 games in Week 7, four of which were heard right here on MSA Sports. Here are ALL of the results.

Games marked with (MSA) after them can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL CLASS AAA Parkway Conference:

New Castle Red Hurricane 45 - Ambridge Bridgers 40  (MSA)

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights for 10/10

While the high school football playoffs are Primetime, that would make the three-week Stretch Run that wraps up the regular season the...Twilight?  Whatever you want to call it, there seems each game has more on the line, thus to get to the big stage, you have to come up big in the 'dress rehearsals'. Here are those players that nailed it in Week 7 in the hopes they can do the same come Week 10.

Ben DiNucci - Pine-Richland

WPIAL Soccer Playoff Clinchings

It is the final week of the regular season in WPIAL soccer as boys and girls teams battle for section crowns, playoff seeding and postseason berths. Through Thursday, October 9th, here are the WPIAL boys and girls soccer teams that have punched their ticket for the district playoffs. the WPIAL Soccer Playoff Pairings Show is Wednesday, October 15th at 6:00pm here on MSAsports.net, the home for exclusive coverage for the WPIAL Soccer Playoffs.

WPIAL BOYS SOCCER Class AAA:

Penn-Trafford Warriors

Norwin Knights

Hempfield Spartans

(Connellsville is still alive)

Seneca Valley Raiders

North Allegheny Tigers

North Hills Indians

(Butler is still alive)

Scholastic Notebook

If Braydon Toy isn’t the smallest quarterback in the WPIAL, he ranks down there with the tiny guys.

But you will find big statistics in this little Toy.

Toy is only 5 feet 6 inches tall, but has been gigantic for the Kittanning Wildcats. He became the starter only last season and has started 16 games. But he went over 4,000 yards offense last week.

Toy now has 4,116 yards. This season, he has completed 64 of 106 passes for 1,198 yards and also rushed for 473 yards on 60 carries. He has helped Kittanning to a 4-2 record.

A year ago, Toy helped Kittanning to its first undefeated regular season since the 1970s. He finished 102 of 138 for 1,629 yards. He also rushed for 816 yards on 114 carries.

WPIAL & City League Week 7 Friday Football Scores

“Bend and Stretch, reach for the stars. There goes Moon and here comes Mars.” OK, so maybe I took some liberties with that children’s song just a bit, but the point was that it’s Week 7 and it’s time for the MSA Sports ‘Stretch Run’. The Stretch Run is the final three weeks of the regular season that will help decide conference champions, home field advantage, playoff positioning and postseason berths. Some games are obvious big contests, while others have key elements to them, if not for both teams, than at least one team. Nearly every game in the district has meaning and those with the most meaning can be heard here on…The Network. Here are ALL of the final results from the seventh Friday of the high school football campaign. 

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Volleyball

Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending October 10th. You can check out the new rankings every Friday through the regular season with daily updated girls volleyball standings and weekly matches as well all here on the home for the Hometown Volleyball Program, the MSA Sports Network.

Section record in parenthesis.

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

1)   SHALER TITANS  (10-0)
(Last Week #1)

2)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (10-1)
(Last Week #4)

3)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (9-1)
(Last Week #2)

Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - West Allegheny Indians

The West Allegheny Indians (6-4) kept their playoff hopes alive Thursday by beating the McKeesport Tigers (0-9), winning in sweep set fashion, 25-5, 25-5 and 25-11. 

The Indians are preparing for playoff action and they looked the part in this contest.  With scoring runs of 7, 11, 12 and a string of 4-0 runs throughout the first two sets.  Thus, staging the final match clinching set to win the WPIAL AAA Section 5 clash. 

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