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WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, May 23rd (and Thursday, May 24th)

The Final Four nail-biting continued Thursday afternoon at Fairhaven Park in the final Round Three game in the WPIAL Softball Playoffs. On Wednesday, two extra inning contests, a couple of walk-off hits and tying and wining runs left on the bases or at the plate highlighted a busy and exciting day. More of the same happened Thursday with yet another walk off hit leading to the demise of the top team in Quad A. Here are recaps from all eight Semifinals games as Canon-McMillan, Hempfield, Elizabeth Forward, Montour, Greensburg Central Catholic, Deer Lakes, Chartiers-Houston and Carmichaels all had their ticket punched to Championships T

WPIAL Boys Volleyball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 22nd

The Final Four in WPIAL Boys Volleyball was filled with excitement as one defending champ was knocked out while a dynasty nearly came to an end. Plus, another legitimate contender to the crown was eliminated from the golden chase. Here are recaps from all four WPIAL boys volleyball Semifinals played on Tuesday night.



After a long Monday of baseball with seven finalists spots secured with some outstanding diamond action, with a suspended game thrown in for the fun of it. Now the Final Four is officially in the books after that suspended Class AAAA game was finished and the finals are set in the 2012 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs. Here are ALL of the final scores from Semifinals Monday and Tuesday, plus the four championship game matchups set for CONSOL Energy Field in Washington next week.


#9 Mount Lebanon Blue Devils (14-8) vs Seneca Valley Raiders (17-4) AT CONSOL Energy Park in Washington on Wednesday, May 30th at 8:00pm on


WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 21st (& Tuesday, May 22nd)

Here are the updated recaps from all EIGHT Semifinals contests all heard only here on the MSA Sports Network.

A special thanks to Randy Gore, Ken Laird, Mike Azadian, Sam Hall, Lee Mohn, Hugh Mulvey and Bob Gregg for their help on these recaps.


WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 21st

Five Quarterfinals games were played on Friday, so the other eleven second round games in Class AAA, Class AA and Class A had to wait until Monday afternoon to determine which teams would qualify for the Final Four in their respective classifications. Here are the recaps from all eleven of those WPIAL Softball Playoff games as heard here on the MSA Sports Network.

A special thanks to Mark Schaas, Josh Rowntree, Bob Orkwis, Steve Nagler, Bobby Fox and Jason Tennant for their help on these recaps.


This Week on the MSA Sports Network

It's a golden time for some of the spring high school sports as we countdown to a holiday weekend this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have EXCLUSIVE coverage of the 2012 WPIAL baseball and WPIAL softball Quarterfinals and Semifinals along with District 6 high school baseball playoff action and the championship matches for WPIAL boys volleyball, WPIAL boys lacrosse and WPIAL girls lacrosse, plus news from the auto racing world with Rappin on Racin and pro baseball featuring the Class AA Eastern League's Altoona Curve and the Frontier League's Washington Wild Things ALL here at

SSA Settles for Silver in PIAA Boys Team Tennis

The WPIAL Class AAA boys team tennis champions cam close to adding state gold to their trophy case, but in the end, Shady Side Academy had to settle for silver. The Indians fell in the PIAA Class AAA finals four games to one to Conestoga Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Here are the results of both the Class AAA and Class AA tournaments in the 2012 PIAA Boys team Tennis Playoffs.


Conestoga 4 - Shady Side Academy 1

PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:

Shady Side Academy 3 - Erie Cathedral Prep 2

Scholastic Notebook

Aliquippa High School doesn’t have a track where athletes can practice. But the Quips always seem to have kids in the fast lane.

On Thursday night at Baldwin, Aliquippa’s 400-meter relay won the WPIAL Class AA championship in grand fashion, setting a meet record and a school record with a time of 42.87 seconds. The team consisted of Hassan Thompson, Shaquere McBride, Dravon Henry and Kaylan Kenney.

While this team’s run was impressive, having a group of top sprinters is nothing new for Aliquippa, despite the school not having a track. It was the seventh time in nine years that Aliquippa won the 400 relay title.

2012 WPIAL Individual Track and Field Highlights and Results

The Washington Little Prexies were the story at the 2012 WPIAL AA and AAA individual track and field championships Thursday at Baldwin High School. Dustin Fuller of Washington wanted to pull the “Michael Phelps” in events and he succeeded by taking four gold medals.  To recent knowledge that was the first time it was ever done at this meet.  It seemed every time a medal was handed out at the podium, a Wash High athlete was nearby. 

WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Thursday, May 17th

Thursday was a unique passing of the guard in the WPIAL softball playoffs as the First Round came to an end with one Class A game while the Second Round began with four AAAA and one AA Quarterfinals contest. All six games can be heard archived on MSA Sports, with the recaps from Shaler, Hempfield, Peters Township, Canon-McMillan, Neshannock and Chartiers-Houston wins can be read right here.

A special thanks to Mark Schaas, Mike Azadian, Lee Mohn and Bob Gregg for their help on these recaps.


WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, May 16th

For those teams who enjoyed an opening round bye, it was the first taste of postseason play after a lengthy rest. For all others, it was a quick turnaround after winning a playoff game just 24 hours before. Day Two WAS Round Two of the 2012 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs as the Quarterfinals was the focus in all four classifications. Here are recaps from the games heard here on The Network as the winners head to the Final Four while the losers are left to wonder...what happened?

WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, May 16th

Ten more games were played on Wednesday in the opening round of the 2012 WPIAL Softball Playoffs with six Class AAA and four Class AA Round One matchups. Here are recaps from half of those games, including a pair of wins by MSA Sports Hometown Broadcasts teams.

A special thanks to Josh Rowntree, Mike Azadian, Bob Gregg, Jess Levo and Jason Tennant for their help on these recaps.


WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 15th

We had to wait 24 extra hours for the curtain to officially go up on this 2012 WPIAL baseball postseason, but it was worth the wait with tight opening round action here, there and everywhere. Few blowouts with many down to the wire finishes as most of the favorites advanced to Round Two. Here are the recaps of the games heard ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network.

Special thanks to Jess Levo, Josh Rowntree, Randy Gore, Mark Schaas, Dennis Fischer, Sam Hall, Don Rebel, Greg Kuntz, Ken Laird, Hugh Mulvey and Bob Gregg for their help on these recaps.


WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 15th

There were a total of 19 Preliminary round and First Round WPIAL softball playoff games played Tuesday after Monday was washed away by Mother Nature. Six of those games were heard here on the network as we began our exclusive coverage of the postseason leading all the way to the four finals at California University of Pennsylvania. 

A special thanks to Jason Tennant, Lee Mohn and Mike Azadian for their help on these recaps.



Steady rain on Sunday and more rain in the forecast for Monday throughout Western Pennsylvania forced the WPIAL to postpone opening day in both the WPIAL baseball and softball playoffs.

ALL 21 of the First Round baseball games scheduled for Monday have been pushed back 24 hours to Tuesday with one doubleheader site change. 

In softball, there were 9 Preliminary Round or First Round games postponed on Monday. Seven of those games are now scheduled for Tuesday while two contests have been pushed back to Wednesday.

Check below WPIAL baseball and softball playoff articles below for all of the latest changes.

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