Lacrosse

This Week on the MSA Sports Network
April 23, 2017
We head into the second half of section play on the diamonds as we pay a sweltering farewell to the month of April this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball including coverage of several Hometown Softball broadcasts. We also have WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse, plus another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes and Carlow Sports Talk ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 24th: TALK SHOW - Carlow Sports Talk at 8:30pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Montour vs Chartiers Valley at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Hampton vs North Hills at 7:00pm on the Hampton Talbots Sports Network at MSAsports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
April 17, 2017
After enjoying a basket of goodies, you can enjoy the end of the first half and the start of the second half of spring sports section action this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball including coverage of Hometown Softball. We also have WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse and WPIAL boys volleyball, plus another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 17th: WPIAL High School Baseball - Deer Lakes vs Hampton at 4:00pm on the Hampton Talbots Sports Network at MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Girls Lacrosse - Shady Side Academy vs Fox Chapel at 7:00pm on the North Allegheny Sports Network at MSAsports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
April 10, 2017
While you may spend a lot of time hunting Easter eggs, you won't have to spend a lot of time searching for quality high school sports sports coverage this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball including coverage of Hometown Softball. We also have WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse, plus another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 10th: WPIAL High School Baseball - Pittsburgh Central Catholic vs Pine-Richland at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Plum vs Norwin at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
April 3, 2017
Spring has sprung as we not only hit April, but also the start of section play on the district diamonds this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have plenty of WPIAL baseball section contests along with WPIAL softball as we begin our coverage of Hometown Softball with a record 11 schools, plus we begin our WPIAL boys lacrosse coverage and debut WPIAL Diamond Notes for another season on Tuesday evenings ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 3rd: WPIAL High School Baseball - Laurel Highlands vs Franklin Regional at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Hampton vs North Hills at 7:00pm on the Hampton Talbots Sports Network at MSAsports.net

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MSA SPORTS CUP RESULTS – NA Remains Perfect in Quad-A
July 6, 2016
Another school year is in the books and another MSA Sports Cup in Class AAAA is headed to North Allegheny High School. NA captured the schools 13th Cup in 13 years since the MSA Sports Network started this school year long competition to determine the top sports programs in each classification. There are 20 sports in which schools can earn points in the competition and the Tigers earned points in 18 of them. While it was not the highest point total or largest margin of victory, North Allegheny still cruised to their final Quad-A Sports Cup as they will move up to 6-A starting this fall. The second place school finished 430 points behind NA.

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2016 PIAA BOYS & GIRLS LACROSSE STATE PLAYOFFS Results
June 12, 2016
As lacrosse continues to grow here in Western Pa, it is still playing catch up to some of the hot bed areas in the eastern side of Pennsylvania. Sooner or later, a WPIAL boys or girls lacrosse team will win a state championship, but that day hasn't come yet and it didn't happen again this year after the districts final hope, Mount Lebanon, fell in the Girls Semifinals. Here are ALL of the results from the 2016 PIAA Boys and Girls Lacrosse Playoffs. 2016 PIAA BOYS LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Springfield-Delco Cougars 4 - LaSalle College Explorers 3 PIAA BOYS LACROSSE Semifinals: LaSalle College Explorers 10 - Manheim Township Blue Streaks 2

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Scholastic Notebook
June 4, 2016
For Morgan Ryan, earning a spot in the WPIAL record book means nothing. As in zero. As in zilch. As in nothing on the scoreboard under the “R” column. Ryan is a junior pitcher for the Hempfield softball team who threw a shutout in a 2-0 victory against Baldwin in the WPIAL Class AAAA championship Friday. A year ago, she threw a one-hitter as Hempfield defeated North Allegheny, 3-0. A check of the scores of WPIAL championship games shows that Ryan is the first pitcher in the history of the WPIAL to throw back-to-back shutouts in championship games. The WPIAL has been staging softball championships for 43 years. So in four-plus decades, there has never been a pitcher like Ryan. By the way, Ryan is a Notre Dame recruit.

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2016 WPIAL GIRLS LACROSSE PLAYOFFS Results
May 29, 2016
For one school, its one for the thumb when it comes to district girls lacrosse titles. For the other, its just one, as in first ever championship. Mount Lebanon won the Division I crown, the schools second championship in three years and fifth in school history. Meanwhile, Blackhawk stayed true to its top-seed as the Cougars captured first time in school history. Here are ALL of the results from the 2016 WPIAL Girls Lacrosse Playoffs. Results marked with (MSA) are matches that can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network. 2016 WPIAL GIRLS LACROSSE DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 14 - Chartiers Valley Colts 9  (MSA)

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2016 WPIAL BOYS LACROSSE PLAYOFFS Results
They say that revenge is a dish best served cold. For North Allegheny boys lacrosse, revenge is a dish best served Gold. After losing to Mount Lebanon in both the 2013 and last years Division I boys lacrosse district finals, North Allegheny edged the Blue Devils for the Tigers first ever district boys lacrosse title. In Division II, it was another defending champion falling to a first time champion as Mars knocked out Hampton for D-II gold. Here are ALL the results from the 2016 WPIAL Boys Lacrosse Playoffs. All results marked with (MSA) after them are matches that can be heard archived on the MSA Sports Network. 2016 WPIAL DIVISION I BOYS LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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North Allegheny Finally Top Mount Lebanon For D-I Boys Lax Crown
May 28, 2016
The North Allegheny Tigers won their first ever boys lacrosse championship Friday night defeating Mount Lebanon 9-7 at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.   Mount Lebanon defeated the Tigers last year 9-8 in double overtime in last years finals and also won 18-5 early in the year.   This night would be different.   Mount Lebanon would control the first four minutes of the match and were finally rewarded with a goal from Brian Ward.   The Tigers would call timeout and from then on things went North Allegheny's way.  The Tigers would score three goals in 51 seconds and one with just 15 seconds left in period one to take a 4-1 lead.  Scoring two goals each were Gavin Hagen and Wes Powell.  

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Mars Knocks Off Defending Champ Hampton for Boys D-II Lax Title
May 27, 2016
The Mars Fighting Planets, in just their fourth year or existence, captured the WPIAL Division 2 Boys Lacrosse by defeating defending champion Hampton 15-10 at Highmark Stadium in Station Square. It didn't take Mars long to jump on top as Andrew Moyer converted a feed from Joe Horvat just :32 into the match to give Mars a 1-0 lead. The Talbots answered as sophomore Ross Anderson BG beat Mars goalie Pat Morrow from 12-yards out off a assist from Luke Molingowski to tie the game at 1. Moyer netted his second of the game from 18-yards as a two-man advantage was ending to put Mars back in the lead before Richy Myros scored his first goal of the game to tie the match at 2-2.

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Mount Lebanon Wins More WPIAL Girls Lacrosse D-I Gold
Senior attack Anna Albers scored 4 goals and added 4 assists and fellow senior Sophia Klaber added 4 goals of her own to lead the Mt. Lebanon to a 14-9 win over Chartiers Valley at Highmark Stadium, giving the Blue Devils their second championship in the past three years. The WPIAL Girls Division 1 title is the fifth title overall for Mt. Lebanon. Klaber and sophomore Cora Broadhurst scored the first two goals of the game and the Blue Devils never trailed against their Section 1 rival Chartiers Valley. Senior midfielder Maria Stamerra got the Colts on the board at the 7:09 mark of the first period with the first of her 6 goals in the game. But Albers on a step out move and sophomore Lexi Gibbons answered for Mt. Lebanon to make the score 4-1.

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Big First Half Helps Blackhawk Win WPIAL Girls D-II Title
Blackhawk built a substantial lead in the first half, and held off a second-half charge, defeating Mars 7-5 to claim the school's first Division II Lacrosse Championship at Highmark Stadium. The top-seeded Cougars won the rubber match against the Fighting Planets, as the team's split their two regular-season tilts.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
May 16, 2016
Let the postseason begin! While other are wrapping up their gear for the summer, The Network prepares for exclusive coverage of the district baseball, softball, lacrosse and volleyball playoffs this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have First Round and Quarterfinals action in WPIAL Baseball, First Round play in WPIAL Softball and Quarterfinals matches in WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse along with the first full week of the Washington Wild Things 2016 campaign, plus Rappin' on Racin' and another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes on a special night ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, May 16th:

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Lacrosse Playoff Teams
Each week during the 2016 regular season, MSA Sports ranked the top ten boys and girls lacrosse teams in the WPIAL in both divisions at www.MSAsports.net  On the brink of the district playoffs, this week we rank all of the boys and girls playoff teams here on your exclusive home for the 2016 WPIAL Boys and Girls Lacrosse Playoffs, the MSA Sports Network. BOYS DIVISION I: 1. Mount Lebanon Blue Devils (12-6)     (Last Week #2) 2. Shady Side Academy Indians (8-6)     (Last Week #1) 3. Pine-Richland Rams (13-4)     (Last Week #4) 4. North Allegheny Tigers (10-8)     (Last Week #3)

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WPIAL Girls Lacrosse Playoff Preview
May 13, 2016
The brackets have been announced for the 2016 WPIAL Girls Lacrosse Playoffs which are set to begin on Wednesday and Thursday and conclude with the championships at Highmark Stadium at Station Square in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 26th. Here is a rundown of all eight Division-I and eight Division-II postseason qualifiers. Division 1 #1 Pine-Richland Rams (17-1) (11-1) – 1st Place Division 1 – Section 2 Head Coach: Brittany Pikur (1st Year) Key Players: Soph. MF Marina Miller (Penn State), Sr. MF Maura Flaherty, Jr. MF Caitlyn Byerly, Soph. D Megan Lieberman (Liberty), Sr. MF Maddie Kurlandski

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WPIAL Boys Lacrosse Playoff Preview
The brackets have been announced for the 2016 WPIAL Boys Lacrosse Playoffs which are set to begin on Wednesday and Thursday and conclude with the championships at Highmark Stadium at Station Square in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 27th. Here is a rundown of all eight Division-I and nine Division-II postseason qualifiers. Division 1 #1 Shady Side Academy Indians (8-6) (5-1) – 1st Place Division 1 – Section 2 Head Coach: Dan Usaj (1st Year) Key Players: Sr. GK Blake Goodman (Richmond), Sr. D Peyton Lane (Amherst), Sr. ATT Max Jaffe (Ohio Wesleyan), Jr. MF Clayton Krol (High Point), Sr. MF Robby Woodings (Army)

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Lacrosse
May 9, 2016
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

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
The final contests of the high school baseball, softball and lacrosse regular season will give way to postseason talk this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have WPIAL and District 6 high school baseball and softball regular season finales as well as WPIAL girls lacrosse and college baseball postseason play featuring the LaRoche Red Hawks, plus Rappin' on Racin', another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes and the WPIAL Softball Pairings Show and the WPIAL Baseball Pairings Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, May 9th: TALK SHOW - Rappin' on Racin' at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
May 2, 2016
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 Baseball - Plum vs Franklin Regional at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Lacrosse
May 1, 2016
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

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Lacrosse
April 24, 2016
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

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
The 'Stretch Run' of the 2016 WPIAL Baseball and Softball seasons begins with two weeks left in the regular season starting this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have both WPIAL and District 6 high school baseball and softball as well as WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse and WPIAL boys volleyball, plus Rappin' on Racin' and another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 25th: TALK SHOW - Rappin' on Racin' at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Pittsburgh Central Catholic vs Woodland Hills at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Lacrosse
April 17, 2016
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

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
The gorgeous weather continues as does the great WPIAL spring high school sports coverage this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We are into the second half of section play in both WPIAL baseball and softball as well as WPIAL boys lacrosse, plus Rappin' on Racin', Carlow Sports Talk and another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 18th: TALK SHOW - Rappin' on Racin' at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net TALK SHOW - Carlow Sports Talk at 8:30pm on MSAsports.net WPIAL High School Baseball - Shaler vs Pittsburgh Central Catholic at 4:00pm on MSAsports.net

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