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WPIAL Plays of the Week - Week Nine

#1 Kittanning 28, Shady Side Academy 27

For the second week in a row, the top play is a controversial call. After pulling within one point on a Jared Brevard 7-yard touchdown run with under four minutes to play, Shady Side Academy would be penalized for excessive celebration. The personal foul pushed the extra point to 35 yards out, a kick that Dan Marous would push wide left. Kittanning would eat clock on the final drive, giving the Wildcats an undefeated regular season and the Allegheny Conference title.

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North Allegheny & Shady Side Academy Back on Top in WPIAL Girls Field Hockey

The two most successful and decorated girls field hockey programs in Southwestern Pennsylvania are adding more gold to the trophy case Tuesday night. North Allegheny captured its 12th WPIAL Class AAA championship and first since 2010 with a victory over defending champ Fox Chapel. In Class AA, Shady Side Academy won a title for the 13th time in district history and three straight crown with a victory over Winchester Thurston. Here are recaps from the title matches and ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Girls Field Hockey Playoffs.


North Allegheny Tigers 2 - Fox Chapel Foxes 1  (MSA)

WPIAL Girls Volleyball Quarterfinals Recaps

Most of the top seeds were able to survive Round Two and move on to the Final Four. However Pine-Richland, Thomas Jefferson and Shenango were not so fortunate as they were upset Tuesday night. Here are recaps from the Quarterfinals of the 2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs as twelve teams advance to the district Semifinals.

Thanks to Pete Blais, Bob Orkwis, Sean Meyers, Lee Mohn, Mark Schaas and Mike Azadian for their help on these recaps.

WPIAL CLASS AAA Quarterfinals:

WPIAL Boys and Girls Soccer Semifinals Recaps

On the night when the WPIAL announced the high school football playoff brackets, the district European football playoffs hit the Semifinals Round. Here are recaps from all twelve WPIAL Boys and Girls Soccer Semifinals, matches that can be heard archived only here on the MSA Sports Network.

Thanks to Steve Nagler, Lee Mohn, Adam Hoerner, Pete Blais, Rick Smith, Chris Lackner, Sean Meyers, Matt Vandriak, Lou Rood and Paul Paterra for their help on these recaps.


PIHL Notebook: 2013-2014 Open Class Preview

Welcome to another installment of “PIHL Notebook” as we celebrate the drop of the puck across the league tonight by wrapping out season preview four-pack with a look inside the Open Class.

WPIAL Wrestlers Impress at National Pre-Season Tournament

The WPIAL was well represented this past weekend at the Super 32 Challenge held at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. The event, widely regarded as the nation’s top pre-season high school wrestling tournament, filled the 14 varsity weight brackets with over 1,500 wrestlers from across the United States.  Showing why they are from one of the sport’s toughest regions, WPIAL wrestlers earned five gold medals and four silvers. Two other WPIAL athletes also turned in top-four finishes.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football Playoff Rankings

The WPIAL will unveil the playoff brackets Monday night for the upcoming journey that we call the Highway to Heinz. The committee does not rank the teams 1 through 16, they seed them. First they figure out the top 4, then the rest of the top 8 that will be home for the opening round adhering to some basic rules can't play a team in your own conference in Round One and you can't be seeded beneath a team that you finished ahead of in your own conference. You start plugging in the rest of the puzzle until the picture is complete. Here is a completed picture of a football bracket as drawn by the artists here at the MSA Sports Network.


#1 Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings  (9-0)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

While others use smoke and mirrors to trick you, we have a week full of various postseason treats this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We open up the Highway to Heinz with exclusive coverage of all 32 First Round WPIAL football playoff games all starting Friday with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show. We also have high school football regular season finale's from District 6 and District 9 with a pair of college football games, the WPIAL girls volleyball Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championships, the WPIAL boys and girls soccer Semifinals and Championships, plus This Week in the WPIAL  and the WPIAL Football Playoff Pairings Show ALL here at

District College Football Recap for Saturday, October 26th

The final weekend of October brings wind, rain and tough conditions, just how football players like it.

Slippery Rock and Cal both came up with huge wins in the PSAC, setting up a battle next week at the Rock for the West Division title.

W & J wins as well, the Presidents control the PAC race. And a quarterback making his first NCAA start leads Robert Morris to a comeback in the NEC.

Here are recaps of ALL the games:

Slippery Rock 44 – Edinboro 20
The 22nd ranked Rock used the ground game to win their fifth straight game. Teddy Blakeman ran for three touchdowns as SRU will host Cal next week with a spot in the PSAC State Title Game on the line.

WPIAL Saturday's Scholastic Starz for Week Nine

The curtain has come down on the 2013 WPIAL football regular season. A final Huzzah to all of the great players and their highlight performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the past nine weeks. Here is the final encore from the top six stand outs in District 7 on the final day of this years campaign.

Elijah Hardy and Nathaniel Cofer - Summit Academy

North Allegheny Wins 2013 PIAA AAA Team Tennis Gold

North Allegheny winning a championship is not breaking news. However a week after winning their very first WPIAL Girls Team Tennis Class AAA title, the Tigers added their first ever state tennis crown to their crown trophy case. North Allegheny edged District 1 champion Methacton Saturday evening in Hershey to claim the PIAA Triple A championship. District 10 Mercyhurst Prep won the Class AA state championship. Here are all of the results from the 2013 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Playoffs.


NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 3 - Methacton Warriors 2

PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:

NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 4 - West Chester Henderson Warriors 1

WPIAL Football Scores for Saturday, October 26th

The 2013 WPIAL football regular season has come to an end on Saturday after results from five contests. Actually, there were only four games after Geibel Catholic forfeited for the second straight week and third time this season due to a lack of healthy players. The forfeit gives Jefferson-Morgan a victory to close out the campaign. Here are ALL the results from the five Saturday games, three of which were heard here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL CLASS AA Allegheny Conference:

Summit Academy Knights 38 - Freeport Yellowjackets 20  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Eastern Conference:

Springdale Dynamos 28 - Riverview Raiders 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Tri-County South Conference:

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights for Week Nine

Friday night in Week Nine. One last chance for ALL of the teams around the WPIAL to shine. Some will move on to the Highway to Heinz in the hopes of making this a lucky 13th season in the 21st century. Others who will not move on just wanted to close out the campaign on a high note. Here are the players who sang like soprano's Friday night with large performances that had the crowd calling for an encore. 

Trevor Morrow - Upper St. Clair

FINAL WPIAL Football Playoff Picture

The 64 teams and their positions out of their respective conferences are now set. Now it is up to the WPIAL football steering committee to seed the 16 teams in each classification. Here are ALL of the final playoff teams and their position through the nine week regular season.

CLASS AAAA Foothills Conference:

McKeesport Tigers (8-0) have clinched CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Penn-Trafford Warriors (6-2) have clinched Second Place
(Take second based on head-to-head tiebreaker with Gateway)

Gateway Gators (6-2) have clinched Third Place

2013 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Football Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Ten of the 2013 high school football the FINAL WPIAL football playoff clinchings. Standings are updated after each game on Thursday, 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.

# - Clinched at least a share of the conference title
* - Clinched playoff spot
x - Eliminated from playoff chase
% - Not eligible for WPIAL playoffs


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