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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers

The Chartiers-Houston girls’ volleyball team notched a critical victory for its playoff bid on Tuesday, as the host Lady Buccaneers captured a straight-sets win over Burgettstown. All three sets were tightly contested, as Chartiers-Houston triumphed 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 to improve its record to 6-2 in Class A Section 6 play. Meanwhile, the Lady Blue Devils fall to 3-5 in section play, and are currently outside the playoff picture.

In the opening set, the Buccaneers controlled the play early, but the Blue Devils rebounded to take a 16-13 advantage. Senior libero Kassie Kesneck keyed the comeback for Chartiers-Houston, though, as her potent served helped spark an 8-0 run for the Bucs.

Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - Blackhawk Cougars

The Blackhawk Cougars continued on the road towards a possible section title with a 3-1 victory over the Laurel Spartans in WPIAL Section 1-AA girls volleyball action last night in Chippewa Township.

The win moves Blackhawk to 8-1 in section play, trailing only Hopewell in the standings at the start of play on Tuesday. Those two teams could meet for the section title on October 16th.

Blackhawk took the first game by a 25-18 score, pulling away in the later stages with the help of senior Nikki Beatty with some key points to allow the Cougars to gain a 21-13 advantage which they would not relinquish.

WPIAL Plays of the Week - Week Five

We interrupt Buctober to bring you another edition of WPIAL Plays of the Week. Boy, were there some great, close contests throughout week five. It’s amazing to think that we’ve passed the midway point and soon will hop on the Highway to Heinz. We appreciate your attention and, once you check out some of the top moments from Friday night, you may return to your scheduled Blackout (of PNC Park).


1. Highlands 28, Apollo-Ridge 27

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings for the week of September 29th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs and the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in September, October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.


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3)   MOON TIGERS  (12-1-0)
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Hometown Volleyball Match Recap - Avonworth Antelopes

In Hometown Volleyball action at Avonworth High School, the home standing Antelopes lost to the Butler Golden Tornados in a non section game by a 3-0 match score. Avonworth with only four seniors, and 3 juniors is a very young team and it showed on the court Monday night.

Avonworth led 1-0 in game one and the match was close thru ten points at 5-5. But the Tornado's took over from there jumping out to a 16-8 lead. The Antelopes would come back and cut the lead to 19-14 with inspired play, but Butler was too strong and finished off the game scoring six of the last 10 points to win 25-18.

C-M's Lauren Waller & GCC's Olivia Zambruno Win WPIAL Girls Golf Gold

On a gorgeous day in Western PA their were two lady golfers crowned champions.  In AAA Lauren Waller of Canon-McMillan repeated as champion shooting a 4 under 68.  In AA Olivia Zambruno of Greensburg Central Catholic shot 81 to claim the championship.

(Olivia Zambruno of GCC poses with AA gold)

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football

Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten WPIAL football teams in each of the four classifications. Every Friday and Saturday during the high school football season, we have the best coverage with over 30 broadcasts each weekend with updated scores and standings here on your exclusive home for the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network.


(Last Week #1)  (Week Six - host Canon-McMillan on MSA)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

September was month to remember, but look out for what we have in store for you in October, starting this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We move into Week Six of the 2014 season with 31 WPIAL football games on Friday and Saturday with Friday's action starting with the MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL Scoreboard Show.

District College Football Recap for Saturday, September 27th

A wild finish in Oakland, a record setting performance in Loretto and another home win for Slippery Rock highlighted the slate of local college football action on Saturday. Here are recaps of ALL the games, including one heard here on the Network.

Carnegie Mellon 22 – Geneva 21
Trailing 19-7 in the fourth quarter, freshman Nick Cook came on for an injured Aaron Channing and led the Golden Tornadoes to a touchdown, but the GT’s could not find the end zone until the game’s final play and came up just short. Geneva has now lost eight straight on the road, dating back to 2012.

WPIAL Saturday's Scholastic Starz for 9/27

On a picturesque evening at Dormont Stadium, the only WPIAL game on the fifth Saturday of the 2014 season took place. The stakes were high with five teams, Fort Cherry, Brentwood, Northgate and the two teams slated for Saturday  night, Chartiers-Houston and Bishop Canevin all muddled together with one game separating the five in the battle for the final two playoff spots in the Black Hills Conference. One game, but double the stars as they raised the Jolly Roger in Washington County.

Alex Ferrari - Chartiers-Houston

2014 WPIAL & City League Football Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Five of the 2014 high school football season. This year we have added points for, point against and the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 124 teams. Standings are updated after 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.


WPIAL Week 5 Saturday Football Score

They say one is the loneliest number that you'll ever see. Unless you are flying solo on a Saturday in Primetime. That was the case for the final WPIAL football game in Week 5. 122 district teams strutted their stuff on Friday, now a pair of Class A Black Hills Conference teams battled until the games final minute to officially close the door on the first half of the season.

WPIAL CLASS A Black Hills Conference:

Chartiers-Houston Buccaneers 26 - Bishop Canevin Crusaders 14  (MSA)

WPIAL Friday Night HighLights for 9/26

We hit the midway point of the 2014 WPIAL football regular season with points a plenty. Offenses around the district continue to amass record setting numbers with good solid defenses creeping closer to the endangered species list. Friday night saw 12 teams score over 50 points and five of those teams eclipsed the 60 point plateau. And that doesn't even include the traditional 70+ point total for Clairton. With those mind-numbing numbers, here are some of the top performers from the Fifth Friday of the season.

Connor Slomka - Pine-Richland

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Volleyball

Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending September 19th. You can check out the new rankings every Friday through the regular season with daily updated girls volleyball standings and weekly matches as well all here on the home for the Hometown Volleyball Program, the MSA Sports Network.

Section record in parenthesis.


1)   SHALER TITANS  (7-0)
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Scholastic Notebook

Whether it’s the football end zone or a soccer net, both places are treated like a crime zone by the fall sports teams at Pittsburgh Central Catholic.

They might as well put yellow tape around the end zone or net because the Central Catholic teams take a “keep out” attitude towards them. It is unusual for two fall sports teams to have such a successful zero tolerance policy.

The Central Catholic football team is 4-0 and has allowed only seven points in four games. The Vikings have three shutouts and are the No. 1 defensive team in the WPIAL.

The Central Catholic boys soccer team has played 11 games and has allowed only one goal. The Vikings are 11-0 and have outscored opponents, 56-1.

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