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Perry Dethrones University Prep in OT for City League Football Crown

Two WPIAL Singles Players Settle for Silver In PIAA Playoffs

Two WPIAL tennis players made it through the state tournament all the way to the finals, but both Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon and Spencer Caravaggio of Quaker Valley are returning home from Hershey Saturday with silver.

2012 WPIAL Class AAA champion Callie Frey won her first three matches in the tournament without dropping a set. However in the finals, she lost to District 11 champion Cristina Kaiser of Plymouth Whitemarsh 7-5, 6-3.

In the Class AA tournament, WPIAL champion Spencer Caravaggio also made it to the finals without losing a set before falling to Audrey Ann Blakely, the District 3 champion from Wyomissing 6-4, 6-4.

 

Peters Twp Duo Beat OC Duo Again to Win PIAA AAA Double Tennis Title

Sara Komer and Abby Cummings of Peters Township beat Nicole Cyterski and Megan Wasson of Oakland Catholic last month in the WPIAL Girls Doubles Championship. Saturday, the two teams met again for state gold in Hershey with the same result.

Komer and Cummings swept past Cyterski and Wasson 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2012 PIAA Class AAA Girls Doubles Crown at the Hershey Racquet Club.

The Peters Township duo did not lose a game in four victories in the state doubles playoffs.

In the Class AA state playoffs, the WPIAL finalists of Amy Cheng and Jappmann Monga of Sewickley Academy and Chelsea Carter and Sara Kaminsky of South Park each won in the First Round before being eliminated in the PIAA Quarterfinals.

PIAA Cross-Country - WPIAL Runners Come Up Empty on Gold

While there was plenty of gold in WPIAL soccer and volleyball being won, there was no gold to be had in the 2012 PIAA Cross-Country championships Saturday at Hershey Park.

One of two medalists from District 7 was Shaler sophomore Brianna Schwartz, the 2012 WPIAL champion who finished second to Marissa Sheva of Pennridge with a time of 18:39 in the Girls Class AAA state championship. Mary Malone of North Hills finished in 4th place in the same race.

The Mount Lebanon Blue Devils ended up finishing in fifth place in the Girls Class AAA team standings.

Uniontown senior Julie Friend, the 2012 WPIAL Class AA champ, finished in fourth place in the Girls Class AA race with a time of 19:32. She helped the Red Raiders to an eighth place team finish.

Peters Township Returns to Top of WPIAL Girls AAA Soccer Hill

Canon-McMillan Stuns Defending Champs, Blank USC in Boys AAA Finals

Riverside Wins First WPIAL Boys Class A Soccer Crown in Double OT Win Over GCC

The Riverside Panthers needed two halves and almost two overtimes to defeat the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 2-1 to win their first WPIAL Class A Boys Soccer Championship.

Austin Ridgely scored with 6:44 left on a free kick from just outside the penalty area to give the Panthers their first ever championship and the first title ever for a Beaver County school. The Panthers were outshot 18-5 in the contest. Riverside entered the tournament as the #10 seed, the Panthers won 4 one-goal games to claim the title.

Greensburg Central Catholic Repeats as WPIAL Girls Class A Soccer Champions

Frannie Crouse scored two goals in 69 seconds in the second half as the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions repeat as Girls Class A WPIAL champions with a 2-0 victory over the Sewickley Academy Panthers, handing the Panthers their first loss of the season at Baldwin High School.

Crouse scored in the 51st minute off a controversial free kick, she added her 45th goal of the season on a turning shot from the right win, the junior and Penn State recruit now has 105 goals for her career.

Olivia Binda made 7 saves for the win, and got some help from the post late, the Centurions are now 19-1 on the season and winners of 19 straight, entering into the PIAA playoffs on Tuesday. 

WPIAL Football First Round Recaps

2012 WPIAL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: The Highway to Heinz First Round Scores

The 2012 journey on the Highway to Heinz began Friday with 16 teams in each of the four classifications ready to fight for gridiron gold. When all was said in the done in the opening round, there were no shockers as the field of 64 was cut in half to 32 teams. Here are all of the final scores from the First Round of the 2012 WPIAL Football Playoffs.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

North Allegheny Tigers 42 - Altoona Mountain Lions 14  (MSA)

Bethel Park Black Hawks 31 - McKeesport Tigers 20  (MSA)

Seneca Valley Raiders 50 - Hempfield Spartans 20  (MSA)

Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 31 - Butler Golden Tornado 7  (MSA)

Gateway Gators 35 - Peters Township Indians 19  (MSA)

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WPIAL Volleyball Semifinals Recaps From 11/1

District College Football Preview for Saturday, November 3

The focus this week heads to the city of Erie to see who will win the PSAC West and face Shippensburg in next week's State Championship Game.

Cal travels to Mercyhurst with both of those teams having a shot at the crown, while a few blocks away IUP meets Gannon, the Crimson Hawks are also battling for the title.

The Steel City Showdown takes place in Moon Township as Duquense and Robert Morris meet, the PAC still has 2 more weeks of conference play.

Here are previews of ALL the games, including 2 heard here on the Network:

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