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Big Game Hunting for Week Three

Just two games in and we are already beginning to sort the wheat from the chaff here in the 2012 WPIAL football season.  That process will continue as we get into week three.

Here’s hoping your favorite high school team is having more success than our local major - college and professional football teams are in Pittsburgh.

Heading into the final game of the first third of the football season and Avella has more wins than Woodland Hills and McKeesport combined…that is why you have to pay close attention on a weekly basis in the WPIAL and that close attention starts with Big Game Hunting.

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Girls Soccer

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings for the week of September 10th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with daily updated girls soccer standings here on the MSA Sports Network.


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(Last Week #2)

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5)  NORWIN KNIGHTS  (3-0-0)
(Last Week #7)

6)  HAMPTON TALBOTS  (2-0-0)
(Last Week Unranked)

WPIAL Plays of the Week From 2012 Week Two

A big second week of the WPIAL football season has come and gone.  As expected, early season match ups with plenty of fanfare that did not disappoint.  Here's a look back at the top games that lived up to their billing in our Week Two episode of Plays of the Week.

#3 - Class A:
Monessen Greyhounds 35 - Brentwood Spartans 28

MSA Sports Hometown Girls Volleyball Program - Chartiers-Houston

We are proud to say that all of our starting varsity players are either high honor or advanced placement students, many of whom are taking college credit courses during their senior year this year with Pitt University.

We have five returning seniors including Tori Foster, OH/MB with 4 years of high school volleyball experience, WPIAL section 6A 3rd team in 2011, and an accomplished basketball player since 2nd grade. Tori also runs track at CH, is a varisty cheerleader and a member of numerous clubs. She intends on pursuing computer system mgt in college.

2012 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL girls volleyball standings for the 2012 season through Sunday, September 16th. The only place to find daily updated standings this fall for WPIAL Girls Volleyball is also the same place to hear exclusive coverage of the 2012 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs...the MSA Sports Network. Don't miss our weekly rankings each Thursday during the regular season 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

MSA Sports Top Ten - WPIAL Football

Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Two 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 Three host #5 Seneca Valley on MSA)

(Last Week #2)  (Week Three: at #10 Kiski Area on MSA)

(Last Week #3)  (Week Three: at #9 Peters Township on MSA)

(Last Week #4)  (Week Three: host Canon-McMillan)

This Week on the MSA Sports Network

You name it, we got it when it comes to high school and small college sporting events this week here on the MSA Sports Network. Between Thursday and Saturday, we will have THIRTY-EIGHT WPIAL and District 6 high school football games 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. We also have college football and the debut of women's college volleyball, plus WPIAL boys and girls soccer as well as WPIAL girls volleyball and field hockey along with all the news from the auto racing world with Rappin on Racin is here at

Monday, September 10th:

TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on

District College Football Recap for Saturday, September 8th

Week 2 saw some offensive showdowns in PSAC crossover games as teams get ready for divisional play next week.

California took on their second ranked opponent of the season and the biggest question, will the Lock Haven losing streak ever end. Details follow, with recaps of all the games:

Shippensburg 55 - Slippery Rock 35
Zach Zulli threw four touchdown passes, three coming in the final 4:30 of the second quarter, he also caught a td pass as the Red Raiders cruised to the crossover win at Seth Grove Stadium. Zulli, who was the PSAC East Co-Offensive Player of the Week last week, staked his claim to a second straight honor with 348 yards passing, Shippensburg had 566 yards of offense and 28 first downs.

WPIAL Week Two Saturday's Scholastic Starz

There were not a whole lot of stars shining on the second Saturday of the WPIAL football season. No, it had nothing to do with the rainy afternoon or overcast evening. There were only three games played in District 7 on Saturday. Here are the performances that made those three contests seem very special.

Patrick O'Malley - Steel Valley

WPIAL Week Two Friday Night HighLights

Maybe some folks weren't ready for Primetime with conference action starting in Week One throughout the WPIAL. Maybe they are showing up a tad late for the 2012 drama playing out on a stage near you. Or maybe a fast start out of the gates continued in the second furlough. Whatever the case may be, here are the top performances from a wild second Friday in which some games ended lightning quick while other were just delayed by lightning.

Mack Leftwich - North Allegheny

WPIAL and City League Week Two Saturday Football Scores

A light Week Two Saturday high school football schedule was made less busy a few weeks ago when Geibel High School announced they would forfeit their first two games because of only having ten healthy players. The Gators were scheduled to host Tri-County South Conference power Beth-Center in their home opener, but instead settle for a second straight 2-0 loss. That left only three WPIAL games and two Pittsburgh City League contests on the Saturday slate, with all three District 7 games heard here on The Network. Here are ALL the final results.

WPIAL CLASS AA Century Conference:

Steel Valley Ironmen 41 - Burgettstown Blue Devils 0  (MSA)

WPIAL CLASS A Eastern Conference:

2012 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Football Standings

Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Two of the 2012 high school football season. 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


Northern Eight Conference:

Scholastic Notebook

Sophomores had big games. Players who were their team’s No. 1 running back for the first time did some good things. A receiver turned running back also had a big game. The first weekend of the high school football season was a virtual coming-out party for some. Players introduced themselves to WPIAL football – and they were loud introductions.

The leading rusher on the first weekend of the season was North Catholic’s P.J. Fulmore, a 10th-grader who had 265 yards.

The second-leading rusher was Fort Cherry’s Koltan Kobrys, who played receiver last year. He ran for 250 yards.

WPIAL and City League Week Two Friday Football Scores

Another warm evening greeted the players, bands and fans on the second edition of high school football in Southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012. Here is a rundown of ALL the football sores from both the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League.

Games marked with (MSA) can be heard via archive right here on The Network. 

WPIAL CLASS AAAA Northern Eight Conference:

North Hills Indians   0  Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings   14  (F)

North Allegheny Tigers 48  Fox Chapel Foxes  7  (F)

Pine-Richland Rams 50  Seneca Valley Raiders   29  (F)

Shaler Titans  26  Butler Golden Tornado  60  (F)

District College Football Preview for Saturday, September 8th

Week two of the district college football slate comes your way with several PSAC crossover battles featuring East vs. West. The NEC starts conference play and a couple of PAC teams meet nationally ranked foes on the road.

Here are previews of All the games, three can be heard right here on the Network:

Slippery Rock(1-0) at Shippensburg(1-0)  1pm on WISR 680 AM and the MSA Sports Network
The Red Raiders offense was one of the best in the PSAC last season, while the Rock defense was one of the best in the nation, which one will win the battle in 2012 at Grove Stadium.

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