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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.

Only section record is shown.

MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program teams are capitalized.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Volleyball

Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending October 3rd. 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  (8-0)
(Last Week #1)

2)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (9-0)
(Last Week #2)

3)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (9-0)
(Last Week #3)

Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - West Allegheny Indians

West Allegheny used a multitude of point streaks and limited errors to easily defeat non-section foe Central Valley, 3-0, Thursday night in Imperial.

The Indians, who are 4-4 this season in AAA Section 5, won all three sets by scores of 25-5, 25-11 and 25-18 over the Warriors, who have a 7-1 record in AA Section 2.

Junior Lauren Long and Sophomore Allison Koester paced the Indians with 12 kills each, tied for a match high. Long also added a match high four service aces.

The first set was the easiest and most impressive for West Allegheny, as the Indians used scoring runs of 3-0, 5-0, 8-0 and 6-0 to cruise to the 25-5 victory.

"In high school volleyball, it's tough to win any set, against any team, 25-5," said West Allegheny head coach Brian Begor.

Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - Freeport Yellowjackets

The Freeport girls’ volleyball team remained perfect on the season, as the host Yellowjackets defeated section rival Knoch in straight sets on Thursday. Freeport, which improves to 8-0 in Class AA Section 4, captured the victory 25-9, 25-15, 25-14. With the setback, the Knock Knights fall to 7-2 in section play, with both losses coming at the hands of the Yellowjackets.

Freeport immediately jumped out to a lead in the opening set, as the Yellowjackets used a 9-0 run behind the serving of Maddie Christy to gain the advantage. The Yellowjackets would not relinquish control, as they cruised to the first-set win.

2014 WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Championship Results

Laurel Shymansky had a different doubles partner this year, but she once again has that golden feeling. She joined forces with Lacey Cohen in 2013 to bring gold to Fox Chapel High School, now she is a champion again as she and her partner Amanda Nord won the Class AAA doubles tennis title in three sets Thursday afternoon at Shady Side Academy. Meanwhile in Class AA, it was a family feud in the finals as the Quaker Valley High School Bojalad sisters defeated the Beaver High School Taylor sisters in straight sets. Here are ALL of the results from the 2014 WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Playoffs.

Top three duo's in both classes qualify for the PIAA state tournament October 31st and November 1st.

Anthony Cordaro of Fox Chapel Wins Playoff to Claim WPIAL Boys AAA Golf Title

With living legend Arnold Palmer in attendance Thursday afternoon at the Latrobe Country Club in the Boys AAA Golf Championships, it all came down to a one hole playoff as Anthony Cordaro, a sophomore from Fox Chapel defeated Indiana senior Kyle Grube with a par on hole number one to win the 2014 WPIAL crown.

Cordaro's first shot was under the trees and he powered out and on to the green with his second shot. He then two putted for par for the victory. Grube had a perfect drive on the playoff hole but his second shot hit the green and rolled off. On in three, he two putted for a bogey.

Both players had to wait for the playoff as three different players failed on the last three holes to over take the lead, so they went to hole number one for the playoff.

District College Football Preview for Saturday, October 4th

Week 5 of the local college football season has two huge games on tap. In the PSAC, a battle of unbeaten as Slippery Rock hosts Gannon, and in the PAC, two ranked teams square off as W & J hosts Thomas More for the easiest path to a conference title.

Here are previews of ALL the games, the W & J can be heard here on the Network:

Chicks Picks - Week Six

Welcome to Week 6 of the high school football season. We have reached the mid-way point in the season—a critical point where some teams make it or break it, step on the gas, or are comfortable setting the cruise control for the remainder of the season.  Chick’s Picks spent some time reflecting on her own first half performance, along with other recent halves of distinction—most notably the Steelers regular season opener against the Browns.

The Steelers built a seemingly solid 27-3 lead over the Browns going into halftime.  Battling back, though, the Browns tied the game late in the fourth quarter before the Steelers eventually closed the door with a game-winning field goal.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Boys Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings for the week of September 29th. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoffs and the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in September, October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL BOYS SOCCER CLASS AAA:

1)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (12-0-1)
(Last Week #1)

2)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (11-1-0)
(Last Week #2)

3)   PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (13-0-0)
(Last Week #3)

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