This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2017/01/16 - 11:43pm
Playing a high-school sport with a parent as the head coach can be both beneficial and challenging for an athlete. Evan Bonnaure excelled for the basketball team that his father, Rich, coached at South Fayette, and now he's one of the top performers for La Roche's team, too. Bonnaure is this week's feature for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. As a junior with the Lions, Bonnaure averaged in double figures in scoring, netting just more than 10 points per contest. Meanwhile, his team compiled a record of 16-7, including a 10-2 in section play. The Lions made the Class AAA playoffs, but fell by three...
Article | Posted 2017/01/16 - 6:07pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season. Check out the weekly girls rankings every Monday, along with girls hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and girls basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every girls WPIAL playoff game in February sponsored by Carlow University all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (14-0) (Last Week #1) 2.   NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (12-1) (Last Week #...
Article | Posted 2017/01/16 - 5:06pm
In this new feature titled “Coach’s Corner”, I will be interviewing a different coach every week and asking them questions about their personal life and about coaching. Hopefully their answers will not only shed some light on how they coach their respective teams, but also allow readers to get to know the men behind the fields/courts. This week features Vincentian Academy girls basketball coach Ronald Moncrief. Coach Moncrief has coached the Royals for 11 seasons, including this year. He has led them to 6 WPIAL titles in the last 7 years, and won back to back PIAA state crowns in 2014 and...
Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 7:36pm
We close out section play in district team wrestling while we hit the mid-way point of section play in district high school basketball this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have section coverage of WPIAL and District 6 boys and girls high school basketball along with WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and plenty more pucks with more audio and video coverage of PIHL high school hockey, plus we have The WPIAL Roundball Report, The PIHL Power Play Show, Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and the monthly Carlow Sports Talk ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, January 16th: TALK SHOW...
Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 10:30am
Here are the latest WPIAL boys basketball standings for the 2016-2017 regular season. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL boys hoops rankings are released each Tuesday along with boys basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Click on the team name for the schedule and results for that team. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section Title Outright...
Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 9:29am
Here are the latest WPIAL girls basketball standings for the 2016-2017 regular season. The standings will be updated daily throughout the rest of the regular season here on the MSA Sports Network. Don't forget weekly WPIAL girls hoops rankings are released each Monday along with girls basketball talk every Wednesday during the WPIAL Roundball Report at 6:00pm and live and archived girls hoops broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Click on the team name for the schedule and results for that team. Top FOUR teams in ALL sections qualify for the WPIAL playoffs: # - Clinched Section...
Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 9:02am
Here are the latest 2016-2017 standings for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League...plus the latest PIHL and Penguins Cup Playoff clinchings. You can follow the PIHL high school hockey regular season with weekly audio and video broadcasts, plus the PIHL Notebook every Monday and the PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesday nights at 8:00pm starting in December ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. The top eight teams in Class 3-A qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top five teams in each Class 2-A conference qualify for the Penguins Cup Playoffs. The top seven teams in each Class 1-...
Article | Posted 2017/01/15 - 7:16am
Here are the latest WPIAL team wrestling standings for the 2016-2017 season. The top three teams from each sub-section qualify for the Section Championship Tournament. The top team in each sub-section faced the runner-up in the opposing sub-section with the two winners then doing battle for the section championship while the two third place finishers face off to determine the fifth qualifier from that section that will move on to the 2-17 WPIAL Team Wrestling Playoffs. Don't miss the Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle Show, every Monday night at 7:00pm along with live and archived weekly...
Article | Posted 2017/01/13 - 4:58pm
Over the next five days, WPIAL boys basketball has three of the top games of the entire season and all three are on MSA Sports.  While the teams make the matchups big, the players involved make the contests bigger than big. The big games are Friday and Tuesday. They are: Pine-Richland (No. 1 in the MSA 6A rankings) at North Hills (No. 3) Friday night at 7:30. Chartiers Valley (No. 1 in 5A) at Mars (No. 3)  Friday night at 7:30. Latrobe (No. 2 in 6A) at Penn Hills (No. 4) Tuesday night at 7:30. Every one of the games feature a matchup of players who are among the best guards in the...
Article | Posted 2017/01/13 - 4:54pm
To qualify for the WPIAL Team Wrestling playoff field, you first have to qualify for the team sectionals. The top three teams from each sub-section qualify for the Section Championship Tournament. The top team in each sub-section faces the runner-up in the opposing sub-section with the two winners then doing battle for the section championship while the two third place finishers face off to determine the fifth qualifier from that section that will move on to the 2017 WPIAL Team Wrestling Playoffs. Here is a rundown of the teams that have qualified for the team sectionals on Wednesday, January...
Article | Posted 2017/01/11 - 11:45am
Here are the latest MSA Sports Sports Frozen Fab Five rankings of PIHL high school hockey teams in each of the four classifications for the 2016-2017 high school hockey season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 2-A. Don't miss the latest rankings every Wednesday during the regular season, plus PIHL Notebook every Tuesday on our website and the weekly Chatham University PIHL Power Play Show every Wednesday night at 8:00pm. We also have audio and video game broadcasts and center stage interviews as well here on the home of the best PIHL high school hockey coverage, the MSA Sports...
Article | Posted 2017/01/10 - 3:37pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Boys Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 2-A. Check out the weekly boys rankings every Tuesday, along with boys hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and boys basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every boys WPIAL playoff game in February all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (10-0) (Last Week #1) 2.   LATROBE WILDCATS  (9-1) (Last Week #2...
Article | Posted 2017/01/10 - 1:29pm
This edition of the PIHL Notebook is jam packed, as each and every game seemingly takes on more importance with the playoffs on the horizon. It will be a particularly busy month of hockey coverage for the MSA Sports Network, as January features a bevy of audio and video broadcasts of marquee matchups. Here is all the noteworthy news around the PIHL for this week. Melting the Ice (the longest unbeaten streak in each classification) AAA: Erie Cathedral Prep (4-0-1) – On the heels of winning the 2016 Penguins Cup in the highest classification, the Ramblers might have experienced a cup hangover...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 11:12pm
Although Tristan Buxton was a talented grappler at Trinity High School, he perhaps did not establish himself as one of the elite competitors in the district. Now wrestling at the college level at Waynesburg, Buxton has developed into one of the best on the mat. As a result, he's in the spotlight for this week's installment of the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Buxton was a three-time letterwinner for the Hillers, beginning as a sophomore in 2011-12. He competed in the 113-pound weight class in sectionals, but did not place. The following season, Buxton dropped to 106, and compiled an overall mark of 27-...
Article | Posted 2017/01/09 - 8:06pm
Here are the latest MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL Girls Basketball rankings for the 2016-2017 season...including a NEW #1 team in Class 6-A. Check out the weekly girls rankings every Monday, along with girls hoops talk during The WPIAL Roundball Report every Wednesday night at 6:00pm and girls basketball broadcasts throughout the regular season with exclusive coverage of every girls WPIAL playoff game in February sponsored by Carlow University all here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS 6-A: 1.   PINE-RICHLAND RAMS  (11-0) (Last Week #2) 2.   NORTH...

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