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2014 PIAA Girls Volleyball Playoffs Final Results

2014 has turned out to be a golden year in girls volleyball for Greensburg Central Catholic. On the first of the month, GCC slipped past postseason rival Bishop Canevin to capture their second WPIAL championship in the last three years, then on Saturday in Johnstown, the Centurions won another five-game thriller by edging District 11 champion Marian Catholic. It was a rare state title for a WPIAL team, ending a seven year drought since the West Allegheny Indians won the Class AA crown in 2006. Farrell in 2002 was the last Class A team from the WPIAL to win PIAA girls volleyball gold. Here are ALL of the results from the 2014 PIAA Girls Volleyball Playoffs.


2014 PIAA Girls Field Hockey Playoffs Final Results

Over the last two years, Penn Manor, Crestwood and Villa Maria Academy have reached the state title match only to settle for silver. Now one of them has an outright state title, one has a co-championship and the other has more silver. In the end, Penn Manor and Palmyra are AAA co-champs while Villa Maria Academy is the AA title winner. Here are ALL of the final results from the 2014 PIAA Girls Field Hockey Playoffs.


Penn Manor Comets 1 - Palmyra Cougars 1

PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:

Penn Manor Comets 2 - Central Bucks South Titans 0

Palmyra Cougars 4 - Emmaus Hornets 0

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights for 11/14

Including this below article and for the days ahead, there will be a lot of talk about the eight teams that will square off for a WPIAL football championship at Heinz Field to cap off the 2014 District 7 Playoffs. But eight teams that enjoyed OUTSTANDING seasons came up one victory short of taking the full ride on the Highway to Heinz all the way to the North Shore. Five of those eight teams did not lose until Friday night while the other three tasted defeat for only the second time this season.

WPIAL Football Playoff Semifinals Recaps

Ten WPIAL football teams came into Final Four Friday with a perfect 11-0 mark. Half of them are moving on to the finals while the other five suffer with a final mark of 11-1. That's the tough part of losing and seeing your season end one victory away from Heinz Field. Here are recaps from all eight WPIAL Semifinals games that you can hear archived on The Network.

A special thanks to Brandon Showers, Josh Rowntree, Cory Campano, Bob Orkwis, Rob Matzie, Pete Blais, Mark Schaas and Sean Meyers for their help on these recaps.


WPIAL Week 12 Friday Football Scores

The unkindest cut indeed. Lets examine losing the playoffs, which admittedly is never a good thing. Losing next week in the Finals is rough, but you have memories you can share with your kids and grandkids about playing in the Big House on the North Shore. Losing in the First Round stinks...losing in the Quarterfinals really stinks...but losing in the Semifinals when you are so close to reaching the goal of playing for gold and not getting that chance on the grandest stage REALLY, well, this is a family oriented website so we'll just agree it's bad. Eight teams will have that sick feeling after tonight while the other eight will think its sick that they are headed to the title game. check our twitter account or scores page for updated scores throughout the night.

Scholastic Notebook

It has been well-documented how Pine-Richland quarterback Ben DiNucci has turned out to be one of the most prolific passers in the history of the WPIAL.

But DiNucci also has benefitted from a terrific one-two receiving punch.

It looks like you could call seniors D’ondre Gastion and Mike Merhaut are a receiving duo for the ages. There are no records available for best receiving one-two punches, but you can bet you will be hard-pressed to find many duos from the same team who have been as productive as Gastion and Merhaut.

How many teams have had two receivers with 100 or more career catches? But that’s what Pine-Richland has in Gastion and Merhaut, a pair of seniors.

District 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10 High School Football Playoffs UPDATE

While the WPIAL Football Playoffs hit Final Four Friday, other neighboring districts in Western Pennsylvania continued their gridiron postseason this weekend. All of these district football playoffs eventually funnel into the 2014 PIAA Football Playoffs and the Road to Hershey next weekend. Here are ALL the results from Friday and Saturday in the District 5, District 6, District 9 and District 10 playoffs.

DISTRICT 6/8/9/10 CLASS AAAA Semifinals:

Erie McDowell Trojans 35 - Brashear Bulls 6

State College Little Lions 29 - DuBois Beavers 7

DISTRICT 5/6/9/10 CLASS AAA Championship Game:

Somerset Golden Eagles 27 - Clearfield Bison 0

District College Football Preview for Saturday, November 15th

The PSAC State Title Game comes to Slippery Rock, Rivarly Week takes place in the PAC and the NEC continues finish up conference play. Here are previews of ALL the games, incluidng two that can be heard in on the Network. 

Westminster(3-6) at Geneva(3-6)   1pm on WBVP 1230-AM/WMBA 1460-AM and the MSA Sports Network
It’s the rivalry known simply as “The Game” and has been played 117 times. The Titans lead the series 64-44-8.

The Titans are 3-4 in the PAC, coming off a 41-7 victory over Grove City.

WPIAL Plays of the Week - Week Eleven

We’ve reached the midway point of the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs and has the Highway To Heinz ever been better? Seeds 1, 2, 3 and 5 make up every final four in each classification as we head into the Semifinals. But before we get there, let’s take a look back at a remarkable Quarterfinal Round with the Plays of the Week:

Chicks Picks - Week Twelve

Welcome to Week 12 of the high school football season. It has been a long journey down the Highway to Heinz this season.  Approaching the last exit on the distinguished roadway, Chick’s Picks thought it would be an appropriate time for the entire MSA Sports crew to stop for a bite to eat.

Leading the way, Chick’s Picks chose her favorite downtown restaurant.  As the crew gathered in the lobby, the host approached—and was astonished when he saw who was in the party.

“Why, Ms. Picks, it is an honor to host you and your friends in our establishment,” he said as he led the crew to their table.  As the host distributed menus to each person, he noted, “Please take a close look at our weekly specials.”

WPIAL Big Game Hunting - Week Twelve

The Final off ramp on the Highway to Heinz is here and the WPIAL Football playoff Steering Committee is celebrating one of their finest moments ever. Each classification features seeds 1,2,3 and 5 still standing as we get set for semi-final Friday. The semi-finals feature the top three passers in the WPIAL and the top two rushers for the year are still alive as well. All the games are fantastic and so we at Big Game Hunting must make "Sophie's Choice" in each classification. We do not have any problem with that. You can send your complaints to

MSA Sports Frozen Fab Five - PIHL Hockey

Here are the initial MSA Sports Sports Frozen Fab Five rankings of PIHL hockey teams in each of the five classifications for the 2014-2015 high school hockey season. Don't miss the latest PIHL rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus starting in December, it's the PIHL Notebook every Monday on our website and the weekly PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm here on the home of the best audio and video high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports Network at


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There is no Cinderella in the field, no long shots with several eye-brow raisers on their resume. No, only the strong have survived in the first two rounds on the Highway to Heinz. In fact, a tip of the cap to the district football steering committee as all four #1, #2, #3 and #5 seeds have done what was expected through two rounds and now they are headed to the Semifinals. Here are ALL of the final scores through the Quarterfinals, plus the sites and times for Final Four Friday in the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs heard ONLY here on MSA Sports.


This Week on the MSA Sports Network

The journey on the Highway to Heinz is half way through and continues in full force this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The WPIAL Football Playoffs hit the Semifinals and Final Four Friday. We also have a pair of District 6 Class A Semifinals football postseason games and four PIHL high school hockey contests including two video-stream games, and the debut of men's and women's college basketball, plus its another edition of This Week in the WPIAL ALL here at

Monday, November 10th:

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District College Football Recap for Saturday, November 8th

The second Saturday of November saw two local teams claim conference titles as the final week of regular season play comes up next week. Here are ALL the recaps from all the games, including two heard here on the Network:

W & J 49 – Thiel 18
The #13 ranked Presidents clinched the PAC title and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs with the win in Greenville. W & J also remains undefeated at 9-0 with only the backyard brawl at Waynesburg standing in the way of a perfect regular season.

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