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Central Valley Girls Win PIAA AA Team Golf Championship

Thanks in part to Macky Fouse's 77 on Wednesday, the Central Valley girls golf team captured the PIAA Class AA team championship at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. The Warriors become only the second WPIAL girls team to win a state golf championship, following the Shady Side Academy Indians, who won state crowns in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Penn-Trafford girls finished second in Class AAA, Burgettstown boys were third in Class AA and Pitttsburgh Central Catholic boys were fifth in Class AAA.

PIAA GIRLS CLASS AA:

Central Valley Warriors - 342

Mercyhurst Prep Lakers - 368

Holy Cross Crusaders - 380

Villa Maria Academy Hurricanes - 419


PIAA GIRLS CLASS AAA:

District College Football Preview for Saturday, October 27th

The season begins to wind down as teams start trying to stay alive in the race for the NEC, PSAC and PAC titles as the Stretch Run moves to the college ranks. California and Waynesburg try and hold on to the top spot, while Duquesne looks to stay in the race.

And the big question is, can Lock Haven end a 50 game losing streak. Here are previews of All the games, including two that can be heard right here on the Network.

Slippery Rock(4-4) at California(7-1)  3:30pm on  WLER 97.7 FM and the MSA Sports Network
SRU is 3-2 in the PSAC West, 2 games behind Cal. The Rock defeated Edinboro 38-31 in overtime last week

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.

PIAA CLASS AAA BOYS:

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.

WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

1)  NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (8-0)
(Last Week #1)  (Week Nine: host North Hills on MSA)

2)  GATEWAY GATORS  (7-1)
(Last Week #2)  (Week Nine: at McKeesport)

3)  SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (7-1)
(Last Week #3)  (Week Nine: at Fox Chapel)

4)  MOUNT LEBANON BLUE DEVILS  (7-1)
(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 MSAsports.net

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

WPIAL CLASS AAA:
(SET AT 15 PLAYOFF TEAMS)

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)

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