This Month's Articles

Article | Posted 2014/10/09 - 11:13am
The NEC kicks off conference play in week 6 of the local college football season. Slippery Rock continues to be ranked in the D-II top 25, while W & J moved up the polls after a huge win over Thomas More last week. Here are previews of ALL the games, including two that can be heard here on the Network. Thomas More (3-2) at Geneva (1-3)   2pm on WBVP 1230-AM and the MSA Sports Network. The Saints have fallen out of the top 25 after their loss to W & J last week. Thomas More is 2-1 in the PAC. Thomas More racked up 452 yards of offense last week. The Saints were led by RB...
Article | Posted 2014/10/08 - 5:09pm
The final third of the regular season gets underway Friday night here on the MSA Sports Network. Several teams have already clinched playoff spots and the stretch-run will be a lot about positioning yourself for a good seed and a playoff push towards Heinz Field. This week in Big Game Hunting we get the rarest of the rare, as a pair of number ones will square off in Imperial. A tip of the cap to South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh from BGH and after spending a Friday night at Neil Brown Stadium a word on the Clairton Bears, and that word is …WOW! AAAA Foothills Conference: #5...
Article | Posted 2014/10/08 - 3:43pm
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL boys soccer rankings for the week of October 6th. You can check out the new rankings every Wednesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoffs and the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in September, October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL BOYS SOCCER CLASS AAA: 1)   UPPER ST. CLAIR PANTHERS  (14-0-1) (Last Week #1) 2)   PITTSBURGH CENTRAL CATHOLIC VIKINGS  (16-0-0) (Last Week #3...
Article | Posted 2014/10/07 - 11:58pm
The Blackhawk Cougars JV won their game Tuesday night and the Cougars Varsity couldn't carry the torch as they fell at home to Beaver 3-0. After getting up early 14-9 Blackhawk saw that lead diminish and the first game ended in an extra volleyball loss 29-27 and the momentum was on Beaver's side. Beaver took that momentum and rode it into the second game winning 25-19. Up 2 games to 0 the Bobcats rode that wave and again playing extra volleyball in game 3 winning 26-24 to secure the victory. Taylor Hineman led all Bobcats in kills with 7. Blackhawk's Nikki Beaty tried to put her team on her...
Article | Posted 2014/10/07 - 7:01pm
Welcome to the Stretch Run of the WPIAL football season! Amazing to think that we’re already talking about week seven. Before we go that far though, let’s look back at some of the top plays of week six, including a double record breaking pass from an all-time WPIAL great.   1. South Fayette 42, Steel Valley 14 The Brumbaugh name is back on top in WPIAL passing history. Brett Brumbaugh surpassed Lenny Williams as the all-time leading passer in WPIAL history, moving into the top spot on a thrilling 68-yard touchdown pass to Nick Ponikvar. The pass not only broke the passing yardage record...
Article | Posted 2014/10/07 - 4:44pm
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL girls soccer rankings for the week of October 6th. You can check out the new rankings every Tuesday through the regular season with weekly matches heard live and archived, including exclusive coverage of the 2014 WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoffs and the Pro Grass Girls Soccer Player of the Month in September, October and November ONLY here on the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL GIRLS SOCCER CLASS AAA: 1)   SENECA VALLEY RAIDERS  (15-0-0) (Last Week #1) 2)   PETERS TOWNSHIP INDIANS  (13-1-1) (Last Week #4) 3) ...
Article | Posted 2014/10/06 - 4:41pm
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten WPIAL football teams in each of the four classifications. Every Friday and Saturday during the high school football season, we have the best coverage with over 30 broadcasts each weekend with updated scores and standings here on your exclusive home for the 2014 WPIAL Football Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network. WPIAL CLASS AAAA FOOTBALL TOP TEN: 1.    WOODLAND HILLS WOLVERINES  (6-0) (Last Week #1)  (Week Seven - at AAA #1 West Allegheny on MSA) 2.   ...
Article | Posted 2014/10/06 - 2:35pm
Welcome to “PIHL Notebook” and our annual season preview. Over the next four Monday’s, we will provide thumbnail sketches of all 63 PIHL teams to make sure local high school hockey fans are ready when the puck drops…tonight! And, oh, by the way, we will have exclusive coverage, both audio AND video, of the opening night doubleheader from the RMU Island Sports Center on Neville Island. Seneca Valley will take on Canon-McMillan in Class AAA at 7:15, followed by Quaker Valley against Freeport at 9:15 in a rematch of last year’s dramatic Class A Semifinal. Under the new alignment discussed in...
Article | Posted 2014/10/06 - 2:29pm
Welcome to a special edition of “PIHL Notebook.” As documented earlier this fall, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League is under new leadership. A new board of governors was already in place last season, and now with a new commissioner in former North Allegheny head coach Jim Black, the powers that be are setting out to change things with an eye toward restoring some competitive balance across the league. Not since the formation of the Open Class has such a dramatic shift occurred. Sure, some notable programs have joined or left the league over the years. Some have moved up or down a...
Article | Posted 2014/10/05 - 11:55am
We will bend and STRETCH and reach for the postseason stars as we officially kick off the MSA Sports Stretch Run of the 2014 season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We move into Week Seven of the 2014 season with 31 WPIAL football games on Friday and Saturday with Friday's action starting with the MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL Scoreboard Show. We also have eight high school football games from District 6 and District 9 along with plenty of WPIAL girls volleyball, including three more...
Article | Posted 2014/10/05 - 9:22am
There was a definite chill in the air for the first Saturday of high school football in October here in the 2014 season as Friday showers gave way to a drop in the mercury on S-s-s-s-s-aturday. But the cooler than usual temperatures did not slow down these Fearless Foursome who helped direct their teams to victory to close the door on Week 6. Brayden Toy - Kittanning While it was a special homecoming at Burrell as the high school went all out to celebrate their 500th career football game, it was the visitors from Kittanning who really had the most fun playing with their fancy toy. Quarterback...
Article | Posted 2014/10/05 - 1:23am
The month of October brought cold and damp weather to this weekend’s district college football games. Two main games highlighted the schedule, an early season battle of Top 25 teams in the PAC and a pair of unbeaten in the PSAC-West. Here are recaps of ALL the games, including the Top 25 matchup on the Network. W & J 51 – Thomas More 28 Cameron Stadium in Washington saw a battle of nationally ranked teams, the fans there also saw the Presidents take a huge step towards another PAC title with a convincing win that will likely move them up the ranks in the AFCA Top 25 poll next week. Upper...
Article | Posted 2014/10/04 - 7:34pm
Here are the latest WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League football standings through Week Six of the 2014 high school football season...including the latest WPIAL playoff clinchings for the Highway to Heinz. This year we have added points for, point against and the updated WPIAL tiebreaker points for all 124 teams. Standings are updated after 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. (Top 5 teams from AAAA and AAA conferences qualify for playoffs plus a sixth place wild card team) (Top 4...
Article | Posted 2014/10/04 - 11:04am
Friday rain has brought much cooler temperatures for the first Saturday of high school football in October. The schedule was split cleanly with two Class A afternoon frays and a couple of Class AA evening tilts, including a historic night at Burrell High School for the 500th game in Bucs history. The common denominator was that all four games can be heard ARCHIVED right here on The Network!  Here are all of the final results, thus closing the curtain on Week 6. WPIAL CLASS AA Allegheny Conference: Kittanning Wildcats 43 - Burrell Buccaneers 7  (MSA) Shady Side Academy Indians 39 -...
Article | Posted 2014/10/04 - 10:18am
While forecasts for stormy weather fortunately were off, some of the performances on the first wet Friday of the 2014 campaign were spot on terrific. While one super star put his name on top of two district passing records, another made a big announcement on where his future splash plays will take place before going out and enjoying another big night. On a cloudy evening, the stars were shining bright as we check out the best of the best on the first Friday night of WPIAL football in October. Jordan Whitehead - Central Valley Central Valley senior Jordan Whitehead spent Friday afternoon...

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