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Now that Shai McKenzie’s football career is over, it’s time to reflect on how good of a running back he was at Washington High School. Going strictly by statistics, it’s not an overstatement to say McKenzie was one of the best of all time in the WPIAL.

McKenzie’s senior season is finished because of a torn ACL sustained in last Friday’s game against Charleroi. He was scheduled to have surgery Friday.

McKenzie finished his career with 4,856 yards on 493 carries and 77 touchdowns. The yardage is the 15th best in WPIAL history. Had he stayed healthy, there is a good chance McKenzie would have become only the fifth running back in WPIAL history to reach 6,000 career yards.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Volleyball

Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls volleyball rankings for the week ending September 20th. 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.

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

1)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (5-0)
(Last Week #1)

2)   OAKLAND CATHOLIC EAGLES  (5-0)
(Last Week #2)

3)   PENN-TRAFFORD WARRIORS  (5-0)
(Last Week #4)

4)   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (3-1)
(Last Week #3)

WPIAL/City League Football Scores for Friday, September 20th

One-third of the season is in the book as we began the middle third of the high school football regular season on Friday night. This weeks saw several up and coming programs test their mettle against some of the mighty established squads in District 7. Here are ALL of the final scores from the Week 4 Friday schedule.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Southeastern Conference:

Upper St. Clair Panthers 35 -  Penn Hills Indians 0  

Baldwin Highlanders 20 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 19 in Overtime

Plum Mustangs 0 -  Woodland Hills Wolverines 51

Bethel Park Black Hawks 31 -  Canon-McMillan Big Macs 0

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:

Pine-Richland Rams 28 -  North Allegheny Tigers  29

WPIAL Girls Volleyball Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL girls volleyball standings for the 2013 season. Standings will be updated daily through the regular season, leading up to MSA Sports EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2013 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs in October. Also, don't forget to click on the Girls Volleyball sports page for information on the 2013 MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program.

Only section record is shown.

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

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon & Samantha Gohh of Sewickley Academy Claim WPIAL Gold

The comeback kids became the golden girls Thursday afternoon in the 2013 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Championships as Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon won her second straight Class AAA crown while Samantha Gohh of Sewickley Academy won Class AA gold at North Allegheny High School.

WPIAL Class AAA Championship: Callie Frey d. Marlys Bridgham 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. 

Hometown Girls Volleyball Match Recap: CHARTIERS-HOUSTON 3 - Burgettstown 0

At Chartiers-Houston High School in Hometown Girls Volleyball action, the Chartiers Houston Bucs win an important section 6 single A match as they defeat the Burgettstown Blue Devils by a 3-0 match score. Game scores were 25-15, 25-20, and 26-24. The Bucs improve their record to 3-4 on the year, and 2-4 in section play. They still trail both Avella and Fort Cherry for the 4th playoff spot in the section.

The Chartiers Houston Zoo, a group of students who support all of the Bucs teams was in attendance. It was America theme night for them, red white and blue colors, flag ties, and a true welcome to MSA Sports by the group was much appreciated. They set the tone for the girls on the court.

Chicks Picks - Week Four

Welcome to Week 4. Chick’s Picks has a dear friend at the MSA Sports Network who loves nothing more than to spend his free time attending bizarre fitness classes.  For months, Mike Azadian has been strongly encouraging Chick’s Picks to attend a hot yoga session with him.  Nothing about this idea sounded even the slightest bit intriguing to Chick’s Picks, but after a stressful week, she decided to give it a try.

Chick’s Picks was right—she found little stress relief stretching her body in ways it did not belong.  To make matters worse, her trusty crystal ball could not withstand the heat of the 105-degree studio.  This week’s picks melted out of the crystal ball, right into oblivion. 

District College Football Preview for Saturday, September 21

Week 4 of the college football season opens a day early with one game on the slate as CMU heads to our nation's capital. Conference play begins for both the PSAC and PAC schools as the race for those titles begins.

Here are previews of ALL the games, including three that can be heard here on the Network:

2013 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Playoffs Recap

The battle for the first district championship of the 2013-2014 school year did not come easy as both winners needed three sets Thursday in the finals of the 2013 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Playoffs. Top-seed Callie Frey of Mount Lebanon made it back-to-back Class AAA titles with a comeback victory over Marlys Bridgham while Samantha Gohh won the all Sewickley Academy finals match with a comeback win over Panthers teammate Sydney Miggantz. Here are ALL of the results from both the Class AAA and Class AA tournaments. You can listen to the archive broadcast of the finals and consolations right here on the MSA Sports Network.

2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA Girls Singles Tennis Championship Match:

MSA Sports Big Game Hunting - Week Four

Week four brings with it the time to separate the wheat from the chaff in the WPIAL football season. You might get to this week with a pretty nice looking record based on some favorable scheduling. Time is running out on teams dodging the upper echelon of their section. Sooner or later , you are going to run into a playoff caliber football team, if it is sooner, it will be this week, if it is later it will be next. But, after Friday we will know a lot more about who will be playing in November and whose seasons will come to a grinding halt before trick-or-treat time has even arrived.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Boys Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings for the week of September 16th. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2013 WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoffs here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

1)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (6-0-1)
(Last Week #1)

2)   CANON-McMILLAN BIG MACS  (6-0-1)
(Last Week #2)

3)   FOX CHAPEL FOXES  (6-0-0)
(Last Week #3)

4)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (7-1-0)
(Last Week #5)

5)   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (7-0-0)
(Last Week #6)

Hometown Girls Volleyball Match Recap: WEST ALLEGHENY 3 - Montour 0

At West Allegheny High School in Hometown Volleyball action the West Allegheny Indians win a hard fought game with section rival the Montour Spartans by a 3-0 match score. They improve their record to 2-2 overall and in  section 5 AAA are in 4th place.Game scores were 25-22, 25-21, and 25-10.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings for the week of September 16th. 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 2013 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs here on the MSA Sports Network.

WPIAL CLASS AAA:

1)   NORWIN KNIGHTS  (4-0-1)
(Last Week #1)

2)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (6-1-0)
(Last Week #4)

3)   CHARTIERS VALLEY COLTS  (8-0-0)
(Last Week #5)

4)   BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (6-1-0)
(Last Week #2)

5)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (6-2-0)
(Last Week #3)

MSA Sports Plays of the Week - Week Three

#1 Sto-Rox 34, Neshannock 31

In a rematch of, arguably, 2012’s best game, Sto-Rox (3-0) and Neshannock (2-1) played another thriller for the ages. There were, however, two major differences this time around: the game was on a Thursday night and Sto-Rox came up with a much-needed defensive stand late in the game. Down 34-31 with under 10 seconds to play, the Lancers’ Giani Olivia would take a pitch from the 2 yard line. Sto-Rox’s defense would hold though, stopping Olivia on 4th and goal with 4 seconds left, giving Sto-Rox a gigantic win in Class A’s Big Seven Conference. Last season, Neshannock scored a late touchdown, rallying from down 21 points at halftime and stunning Sto-Rox 35-34.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football

Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each classification. Here are the latest WPIAL football rankings following Week THREE.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN:

1.   PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (3-0)
(Last Week #1) (This Week: host Fox Chapel)

2.   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (3-0)
(Last Week #3) (This Week: at #7 Penn Hills on MSA)

3.   GATEWAY GATORS  (3-0)
(Last Week #4) (This Week: at Altoona on MSA)

4.   McKEESPORT TIGERS  (3-0)
(Last Week #6) (This Week: host Penn-Trafford on MSA)

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