This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2016/05/06 - 12:46pm
Here are the latest standings for the 2016 WPIAL Boys Volleyball season...including the latest WPIAL playoff clinchings. You can follow the WPIAL Boys Volleyball regular season with updated results and standings along with weekly rankings every Wednesday, plus regular season and postseason broadcasts only here on the MSA Sports Network. Top four teams in each section make the playoffs. If there is a tie for fourth place, head-to-head will be the tiebreaker. If there is a split in the head-to-head, both tied teams make the playoffs. # - Clinched Section Title    * - Clinched...
Article | Posted 2016/05/06 - 10:21am
It was against lowly competition, and each game lasted only five innings. But still, the recent pitching performances of Zach Bowen were ones for the national record book. Bowen is a sophomore at Serra Catholic who pitched back-to-back perfect games. Both games were blowouts and lasted only five innings because of the 10-run rule. Bowen’s first perfect game came April 27 against Clairton in a 17-0 win. Then this past Monday, Bowen pitched another perfect game in another 17-0 win, this time against Geibel Catholic. According to the National Federation of High School Associations record book,...
Article | Posted 2016/05/05 - 10:38pm
On senior day for Elizabeth Forward at William Penn Field, it was a junior who helped the Warriors overcome a deficit, ultimately prevailing 8-4 against the McKeesport Tigers. Junior Lauren Mathews pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Sarah Turek, and Mathews was also instrumental offensively, as she crushed a two-run homer. Despite her struggles pitching, Turek turned in a stellar performance at the plate, going 4-4. When the contest began after a lengthy rain and lightening delay, McKeesport immediately applied pressure to Turek, as the Tigers loaded the bases with just one out....
Article | Posted 2016/05/05 - 5:31pm
Each week during the 2016 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten boys volleyball teams in the WPIAL in both classifications every Wednesday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings. Log on Wednesday and Friday for updated results and standings on your exclusive home for the 2016 WPIAL Boys Volleyball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net Section records in parenthesis. WPIAL CLASS AAA TOP TEN: 1.     BETHEL PARK BLACK HAWKS  (10-0) (Last Week #1) 2.     NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS...
Article | Posted 2016/05/04 - 12:12pm
As the old rock group Bachman Turner Overdrive once sang, Baldwin on senior day was 'Taking Care of Business' as they stayed on the heels of the AAAA-4 first place Canon-McMillan Big Macs with a 14-0 whitewash of the Upper St. Clair Panthers Tuesday evening. Baldwin scored six runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back. Senior Jaime Schleicher continued her amazing season (now hitting .750) with an RBI single to score Taylor Dadig to get the party started. Senior Ana Hale delivered an RBI single, two runs scored on wild pitches and Addy Tagg drove in a pair with a single as the...
Article | Posted 2016/05/04 - 11:55am
On Tuesday, Blackhawk honored its seniors of the softball team, who on the field, were looking to stay in the thick of things for a WPIAL Class AAA playoff spot against Hopewell, who also needed a win Tuesday. Blackhawk's Krystine Young, who will play at Mt. Union next season, registered two doubles, a RBI and three total hits in her four plate appearances in a 8-3 loss for the Cougars. Blackhawk held a 3-0 lead after four innings of play at home, scoring on a Breann Dickton RBI single in the first inning, a Young RBI double in the third and Kailey Rayz sacrifice fly in the fourth. Starting...
Article | Posted 2016/05/03 - 2:58pm
Each week during the 2016 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten softball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Tuesday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings...including a NEW #1 team in Class AAAA. Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the WPIAL Softball Playoffs sponsored by Carlow University, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1.     SHALER TITANS  (16-0) (Last Week #1) 2.     NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS  (13-1...
Article | Posted 2016/05/03 - 2:36pm
The Ambridge Area boys volleyball team has become a dynasty in recent years. The Bridgers have claimed seven of the past eight titles in Class AA, including each of the past four. Brandon Buck was instrumental in Ambridge securing several of those titles, and now he's a key member of the St. Francis program. Brandon is this week's focus of the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Following the Bridgers semifinals loss in 2011 when Buck was a freshman, the outside hitter helped propel Ambridge to three straight titles over the Derry Area Trojans. In all three of those campaigns, Buck was honored as an All-...
Article | Posted 2016/05/02 - 2:43pm
Each week during the 2016 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten baseball teams in the WPIAL in all four classifications every Monday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings...including a NEW #1 team in Class AA. Log on every day for updated standings and game broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2016 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net WPIAL CLASS AAAA TOP TEN: 1.     PLUM MUSTANGS  (14-0) (Last Week #1) 2.     SHALER TITANS  (11-4) (Last Week #5) 3.  ...
Article | Posted 2016/05/02 - 11:58am
Section play in the 2016 WPIAL baseball and softball seasons comes to an end, weather permitting, for most teams this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have 'Stretch Run' action from both WPIAL and District 6 high school baseball and softball as well as WPIAL girls lacrosse and WPIAL boys volleyball, plus Rappin' on Racin' and another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, May 2nd: TALK SHOW - Rappin' on Racin' at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School...
Article | Posted 2016/05/01 - 3:48pm
Each week during the 2016 regular season, MSA Sports will rank the top ten boys and girls lacrosse teams in the WPIAL in both divisions every Sunday at www.MSAsports.net  Here are this weeks rankings. Log on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for final match results with weekly broadcasts on your exclusive home for the 2016 WPIAL Boys and Girls Lacrosse Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net BOYS DIVISION I: 1.     Shady Side Academy Indians (7-3) (Last Week #1) 2.     Mount Lebanon Blue Devils (8-5) (Last Week #2) 3.  ...

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