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MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program Salute - SOUTH SIDE BEAVER RAMS

The South Side Beaver softball team are in the hunt for a playoff spot and section championship in the WPIAL's Class A Section 5. The Rams have qualified for the playoffs three straight years and in 2011, beat Jefferson-Morgan and Frazier in the WPIAL playoffs before losing to Chartiers-Houston in the Semifinals. The team did however qualify for the PIAA state softball playoffs for the first time in school history. They are a proud member of the new MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program this season. Here is an inside look at the Rams.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Softball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten softball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Tuesday at www.MSAsports.net, including NEW #1 teams this week in Class AAAA, Class AAA and Class AA. Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts, including the Hometown Softball Program here on your exclusive home for the 2012 WPIAL Softball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (6-2)
(Last Week #2)

2)   FRANKLIN REGIONAL PANTHERS  (6-0)
(Last Week #5)

3)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (7-1)
(Last Week #6)

4)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (3-3)
(Last Week #3)

5)   SHALER TITANS  (5-2)
(Last Week #1)

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Baseball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten baseball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Monday at www.MSAsports.net  Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2012 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (5-1)
(Last Week #1)

2)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (5-0)
(Last Week #3)

3)   BUTLER GOLDEN TORNADO  (6-0)
(Last Week #5)

4)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (5-1)
(Last Week #2)

5)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (6-1)
(Last Week #9)

6)   SHALER TITANS  (4-2)
(Last Week #4)

7)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (4-2)
(Last Week Unranked)

8)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (4-2)
(Last Week #7)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

Spring continues to bloom with a mixture of cold and mild temperatures in the air, and red hot action on the diamonds and courts all this week here on the MSA Sports Network. After the Easter break, we have plenty of diamond action with WPIAL and District 6 baseball and softball along with WPIAL boys volleyball, WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse and college baseball featuring Slippery Rock University, plus we have news from the auto racing world with Rappin on Racin and pro baseball featuring the Class AA Altoona Curve ALL here at MSAsports.net

Monday, April 9th:

TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

WPIAL High School Baseball - McGuffey vs Waynesburg at 3:00pm on the Greene County Sports Network at MSAsports.net

WPIAL High School Baseball - North Hills vs Hampton at 3:45pm on the Hampton Talbots Sports Network at MSAsports.net

Scholastic Notebook

It is most certainly one of the oddest sports combinations you will see in the WPIAL. You’ll be scratching your head trying to figure out how many times you have seen a championships golfer who also is one of the best shot putters and discus throwers in the district.

As odd as it sounds, Katerina Luttner is living out the combination at Fox Chapel High School. She won the WPIAL girls golf championship in 2010 and was the runner-up in 2011. She also has been a medalist at the PIAA level and has a golf scholarship to the University of Mississippi.

But in the spring, she throws the discus and shot put for Fox Chapel. This spring, Luttner is the No. 1 discus thrower in the entire WPIAL with a mark of 111 feet, 8 inches. She also has the fourth-best shot put at 34-10.

MSA Sports Top Ten - Boys Volleyball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten boys volleyball teams in the WPIAL in both classifications every Wednesday at www.MSAsports.net  Log on every day for updated standings and match broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2012 WPIAL Boys Volleyball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net

Section record in parenthesis.

WPIAL CLASS AAA TOP TEN:

1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (3-0)

2)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (2-0)

3)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (2-0)

4)   BUTLER GOLDEN TORNADO  (3-1)

5)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (4-0)

6)   FOX CHAPEL FOXES  (1-1)

7)   LATROBE WILDCATS  (1-1)

8)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (2-1)

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Softball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten softball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Tuesday at www.MSAsports.net  Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts, including the Hometown Softball Program here on your exclusive home for the 2012 WPIAL Softball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)   SHALER TITANS  (3-1)
(Last Week #2)

2)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (1-0)
(Last Week #3)

3)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (2-2)
(Last Week #1)

4)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (5-0)
(Last Week #5)

5)   FRANKLIN REGIONAL PANTHERS  (5-0)
(Last Week #8)

6)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (5-1)
(Last Week #10)

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Baseball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten baseball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Monday at www.MSAsports.net  Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2012 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

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

2)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (4-0)
(Last Week #2)

3)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (3-0)
(Last Week #3)

4)   SHALER TITANS  (3-1)
(Last Week #4)

5)   BUTLER GOLDEN TORNADO  (4-0)
(Last Week Unranked)

6)   MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (3-2)
(Last Week Unranked)

7)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (3-1)
(Last Week #5)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

As the Eastern Bunny prepares to deliver the good this weekend, we here at The Network will distribute our own tasty treats during this first full week of April here on the MSA Sports Network. We have diamond action with WPIAL and District 6 baseball along with WPIAL softball, WPIAL boys volleyball, WPIAL girls lacrosse, college baseball and women's lacrosse featuring Slippery Rock University, plus the debut of Rappin on Racin and the opening day and series of minor league baseball featuring the Class AA Altoona Curve ALL here at MSAsports.net

Monday, April 2nd:

TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

WPIAL High School Baseball - Laurel Highlands vs Albert Gallatin at 4:00pm on WMBS-AM 590

Scholastic Notebook

The high school baseball season is young and maybe it still isn’t clear as to who are all the best teams are in each classification. But it is quite clear a team worth watching is in Class AAAA.

Mount Lebanon.

Through the first week of the season, Mount Lebanon just might be the biggest surprise. After all, the Blue Devils weren’t in the MSA Sports preseason top 10. They weren’t in the Post-Gazette top five, either.

But heading into Friday, Mount Lebanon had a 3-1 record and had knocked off some of the big boys, namely three teams in the MSA top 10. Mount Lebanon started the season last Friday with a 7-4 victory against No. 5 Pine-Richland. The Blue Devils beat No. 8 North Allegheny, 9-6, on Tuesday. Yesterday, they knocked off No. 1-ranked and defending WPIAL champion Seneca Valley, 10-9.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Softball

 

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten softball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Tuesday at www.MSAsports.net  While the first pitch to the 2012 season was thrown this past Friday, section play began Thursday for some district teams. So for now, MSA Sports presents our 'Preseason' WPIAL softball rankings.

Final 2011 record is in parenthesis.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)   HEMPFIELD SPARTANS  (17-1)

2)   SHALER TITANS  (16-2)

3)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (9-6)

4)   LATROBE WILDCATS  (17-5)

5)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (13-7)

6)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (14-5)

7)   BALDWIN HIGHLANDERS  (11-4)

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Baseball

Each week during the regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten baseball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Monday at www.MSAsports.net  While the first pitch to the 2012 season was thrown this past Friday, section play doesn't start for most district teams until next week. So for now, MSA Sports presents our 'Preseason' WPIAL baseball rankings.

Final 2011 record is in parenthesis.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (18-4)

2)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (14-6)

3)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (17-1)

4)   SHALER TITANS  (12-8)

5)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (13-6)

6)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (20-3)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

With the winter high school sports season now completely in the books, the spring high school and college sports season takes center stage as March turns to April this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have Semifinals and Championship Game action in the PIAA boys and girls state basketball playoffs along with the Semifinals and Championships on the PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs and the Pennsylvania Cup Hockey Finals, plus college baseball and women's lacrosse as well as the WPIAL Roundball Report and the PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net

Monday, March 26th:

WPIAL Boys High School Lacrosse - North Allegheny vs Mount Lebanon at 8:00pm on the North Allegheny Sports Network at MSAsports.net


Tuesday, March 27th:

2012 MSA SPORTS BOYS ALL-NETTERS

For the Girls All-Netters team, CLICK HERE

When it comes to picking the player of the year in WPIAL basketball season, you have to be on guard – twice.

The MSA Sports staff has selected two guards as the co-Players of the Year. They are Highlands’ Micah Mason and Shaler’s Geno Thorpe.

Those two players also lead the MSA Sports All-Netters team for 2012. Here is a look at the players of the year and also the first and second team All-Netters.

2012 MSA SPORTS GIRLS ALL-NETTERS

For the Boys All-Netters team, CLICK HERE.

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