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Big Game Hunting for Week Nine

2012 PIAA Boys and Girls Final Golf Results

Close, but no golden cigar for WPIAL boys and girls golfers at the 2012 PIAA Individual Golf Championships Monday and Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Conference Center in York. Tommy Nettles of Peters Township finished in 2nd place in Boys AAA while Matt Barto of Leechburg was 2nd in Boys AA. Lauren Walker of Canon-McMillan was 3rd in Girls AAA while Macky Fouse of Central Valley was 3rd in Girls AA.

Here are all of the results from the two day event. The team golf state championships are set for Wednesday in York.


WPIAL Football Plays of the Week - Week Eight

PIHL High School Hockey Notebook - Class A Preview

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Eight of the 2012 high school football season. You can check out the new rankings every Monday through the nine week regular season here on the MSA Sports Network.


(Last Week #1)  (Week Nine: host North Hills on MSA)

(Last Week #2)  (Week Nine: at McKeesport)

(Last Week #3)  (Week Nine: at Fox Chapel)

(Last Week #4)  (Week Nine: at #5 Upper St. Clair on MSA)

District College Football Recap for Saturday October 20

Some great games this weekend on the local college football slate, Waynesburg holds on to their unbeaten record, an overtime thriller in the PSAC and could Lock Haven actually win a game for the first time in 50 tries.

Here are recaps of all the games:

Slippery Rock 38 - Edinboro 31 in overtime
Nigel Barksdale hit LaQuinn Stephens-Howling for a touchdown in the first overtime, the Rock defense held and Slippery Rock send the crowd home happy on Homcoming Day at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium with the win. The Rock defense did the job when it had to all day, sacking Edinboro QB Cody Harris 9 times.

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

The Stretch Run of the 2012 WPIAL football regular season concludes with Week Nine this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have THIRTY-NINE WPIAL and District 6 high school football games on Friday and Saturday with Fridays action starting with the MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only MSA Sports/WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show, plus we have college football, the start of the WPIAL boys and girls soccer postseason, the start of the WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs, women’s college volleyball, the start of the WPIAL girl's field hockey second season along with the WPIAL Girls Volleyball and Football Playoff Pairings Shows, the Indiana County Coaches Show and This Week in the WPIAL hits the road ALL this week here at

WPIAL Week Eight Saturday's Scholastic Starz

Five games made up the next-to-the-last Saturday high school football schedule in the WPIAL. While two potential playoff teams were involved, there was more Pride talk than Playoff talk when it came to the scholastic gridiron action on this third Saturday in October. Here are the players who performed with a lot of pride in ALL aspects of the game while dishing out the pain to their opponents on offense, defense and special teams.

Dennis Briggs - Shady Side Academy

WPIAL Week Eight Saturday Football Scores

While there will be no playoff clinchings in the five games set for the Eighth Saturday of the 2012 season, that doesn't mean the slate was filled with meaningless games. Shady Side Academy tuned up with a win before next weeks win-and-your-in game at Kittanning in Week 9, however Avonworth was stunned on the road with a loss heading into their big showdown with rival Northgate next Friday. Here are ALL the final scores from Saturday on the WPIAL schedule.

WPIAL CLASS AA Allegheny Conference:

Shady Side Academy Indians 15 - Summit Academy Knights 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS AA Century Conference:

Quaker Valley Quakers 42 - Burgettstown Blue Devils 8  (MSA)

WPIAL Week Eight Friday Night HighLights

Stretch Run high school football action continued with another busy Friday in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Today we focus not just on the biggest numbers put up on the Eighth Friday of this 2012 campaign, but on those top outings in games with big stakes...some ended long postseason droughts while others kept their team alive to fight another week or sealed the deal on one of the top spots in their conference. Whatever the case, these guys rocked when they needed to.

Jordan Cratty - Butler

FINAL 2012 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Standings and Playoff Clinchings

Here are the FINAL WPIAL girls volleyball standings for the 2012 season, including the FINAL WPIAL PLAYOFF CLINCHINGS. Don't miss our EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2012 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs and don't forget to click on the Girls Volleyball sports page for information on the 2012 MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program.

MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program teams are capitalized and bolded.

(Top 3 teams from each section qualify for playoffs)
# = Clinched Section Title
* = Clinched Playoff Berth
x = Eliminated From Playoff Chase


Scholastic Notebook

WPIAL and City League Week Eight Friday Football Scores

There are 64 cars that will head out and ride in two weeks on the Highway to Heinz. So far through seven weeks, more than half (34) of those vehicles have clinched their ticket to ride. Many more joined them tonight on the Eighth Friday of the high school football season. Here are all the final scores in both District 7 and District 8 on Friday.

All games marked with (MSA) can be heard archived on MSA Sports.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:

North Allegheny Tigers  55     Shaler Titans  7    (F)   (MSA)

North Hills Indians 18    Pine-Richland Rams 10   (F)  (MSA)

Fox Chapel Foxes  7    Butler Golden Tornado  49    (F)   (MSA)

Peters Township & Quaker Valley are the Golden Girls in WPIAL Team Tennis

The Peters Township girls tennis team made it back-to-back championships Thursday afternoon while Sewickley Academy was unable to win a second straight golden crown Friday as they fell to Quaker Valley.. The title is the second straight for Peters Township, their third crown in four years and fourth golden racquet in school history. The Quakers championship is their second in three years and sixth overall. Here are ALL of the results from the 2012 WPIAL Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.


Peters Township Indians 5 - Shady Side Academy Indians 0


Peters Township Indians 3 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 2


One week down, two remaining in the MSA Sports 'Stretch Run' to the 2012 WPIAL football regular season. Over the final two weeks, you will hear plenty of talk with these words and phrases: Conference champions; Home field advantage; Playoff positioning; Staying alive; Controlling your own destiny; wild card and of course, the dreaded Gardner points. More than half of the Field of 64 has clinched through seven weeks with 34 playoff berths wrapped up and 28 more up for grabs in Weeks 8 and 9 before we take off on the Highway to Heinz.

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