Rifle

Plum rifle team works under radar
January 8, 2018
We are a month into the winter high school sports season, and all the hoopla has been directed toward basketball, wrestling and swimming and diving.

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Hempfield’s Jordan Miller Wins WPIAL Rifle Title
February 10, 2017
Hempfield junior Jordan Miller beat out Aleah Atkinson of Woodland Hills via the bull's-eyes and center shot tiebreakers Thursday afternoon to win the 2017 WPIAL Individual Rifle Championship at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon's Sportsmen Club in Canonsburg. Miller and Atkinson both registered scores of 200, but Miller 19 bull's-eyes and 5 center shots compared to Atkinson's 19 and 3. It was a bitter-sweet win for Miller, whose older sister Keegan finished in 15th place, just one spot out of the PIAA state qualifiers. Keegan and Jordan's dad, Tom, is the head coach of the Spartans, who finished third behind Trinity and Woodland Hills on Tuesday in the Team Rifle championships.

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Trinity Edges Woodland Hills for WPIAL Rifle Crown
February 8, 2017
Days after the championship of the National Football League went to overtime to determine the winner, the 2017 WPIAL Team Rifle title wasn't decided until a tiebreaker gave a slim edge to Trinity over Woodland Hills. The Hillers edged the Wolverines 800 - 63x - 69x to 800 - 63x - 68x, ending Woodland Hills three year run as district team champions. The one additional bulls-eye gave Trinity their district leading 18th Team Rifle championship but first title since 2011. Here are all of the championship scores. The 2017 Individual Rifle Championships are Thursday, also at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmens Club in Canonsburg. 1)   TRINITY HILLERS - 800 - 63X - 69x

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WPIAL Boys Sports Realignment
February 16, 2016
We all knew it was coming. A major change to the WPIAL high school sports landscape based on the PIAA's decision to increase from four to six classifications in football, basketball and baseball, plus the increase in other sports such as soccer and lacrosse. The WPIAL Board of Control approved the various steering committee's re-alignment suggestions starting with the 2016-2017 school year. This alignment also will be for the 2017-2018 school year. *For an interactive listing, CLICK HERE FOOTBALL Class 6A

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Woodland Hills Three-Peats as WPIAL Team Rifle Champs
February 11, 2016
The sharp shooters at Woodland Hills High School have earned another gold bulls-eye for the Wolverines. Woodland Hills scored a final total of 800-59x to edge out Hempfield and win a third straight WPIAL Team Rifle championship Wednesday at the Dormont/Mount Lebanon Sportsman's Club in Canonsburg. The Wolverines beat out the Spartans in a close finish after Hempfield ended with a total 800-57x. Butler finished third in the team finals with a score of 799-65x, followed by Waynesburg (799-50x), Mount Lebanon (797-58x) and McGuffey (795-57x).

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Woodland Hills Mike Krivi Wins WPIAL Rifle Title
February 13, 2015
In a span of 48-hours, Woodland Hills senior sharp shooter Mike Krivi became the golden boy on the range. After helping the wolverines win a second straight district team championship on Tuesday, Krivi won the individual title Thursday at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg. Krivi was one of 18 shooters to score a 200, but claimed the gold after hitting 19 bulls-eyes. In doing so, he becomes the first Woodland Hills shooter to win the individual crown. Krivi finished 10th in last years WPIAL finals. The other 17 shooters with 200 scores with the number of bull-eyes they hit: Mason Kmerer - Hempfield (18) Rachel Laughlin - Butler (18) Shawn Halligan - Bethel Park (18) Aleah Atkinson - Woodland Hills (18)

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Woodland Hills Repeats as WPIAL Rifle Champs
February 11, 2015
Woodland Hills High School claimed their second straight district rifle championship and third in the last four years by registering a perfect score of 800 Tuesday afternoon in the 2015 WPIAL Team Rifle Finals at the Dormont-Mt.Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg. The team score of 800 (69x) was the second highest score in the WPIAL Team Championship history, just behind the record set by the Wolverines last year of 800 (74x). Two other schools registered perfect scores as Trinity finished second with a score of 800 (64x) and McGuffey was third with an 800 (56x). 2013 champion Hempfield finished fourth with a score of 799 while Butler (797) and Waynesburg (795) finished fifth and sixth respectively.

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Woodland Hills Aims and Claims Team Rifle Gold
February 12, 2014
Woodland Hills High School claimed their second district rifle championship in the last three years by registering a perfect score of 800 Tuesday afternoon in the 2014 WPIAL Team Rifle finals at the Dormont-Mt.Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg. The Wolverines had three of their shooters register perfect scores of 100 with 10 bulls-eyes in Becca DeVito, Seamus McGuigan and Laura Valenti. The team score of 800 (74x) was the highest score in the WPIAL Team Championship history, breaking the mark set by Woodland Hills of 800 (65x) in 2012. Defending champion Hempfield finished in second place with a score of 799 (64x). Bethel Park was third with 797 (60x). The fourth through six place finishers were McGuffey (797-55x), Avella (797-50x) and Butler (795-53x).

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2013 WPIAL Team Champions on Parade
January 1, 2014
What better way to celebrate championships and the start of a new year then with a parade. It has been another great year in high school sports. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during 2013. As we get ready for another great scholastic year in 2014, we look back at all the WPIAL team champions on parade from this past year. Football: Class AAAA - Pittsburgh Central Catholic Vikings Class AAA - West Allegheny Indians Class AA - South Fayette Lions Class A - Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Trojans PIAA Class AA - South Fayette Lions PIAA Class A - Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic Trojans

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2012-2013 WPIAL Champions on Parade
July 16, 2013
We celebrated America's Birthday earlier this month with various parades and fireworks. You'll forgive us if we celebrate the 2012-2013 school year with just a parade and no pyrotechnics. It was been another great high school sports year in District 7 of the PIAA. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the school year. As we get ready for another great scholastic campaign in 2013-2014, we look back at all the WPIAL team champions on parade from this past school year.Football:Class AAAA - North Allegheny TigersClass AAA - West Allegheny IndianaClass AA - Aliquippa QuipsClass A - Clairton Bears

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Championship Saturday: City League & SWCAC Hoops and State Rifle
February 24, 2013
While there was plenty to focus in on Saturday including the WPIAL Class AA Wrestling Championships, the WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Sectionals, the WPIAL Class AAA Diving Championships and the WPIAL Basketball Quarterfinals, there were other titles decided on the final weekend in February. Here is a brief recap of the Pittsburgh City League Basketball Championships, the SWCAC Basketball Championships ad the State Rifle Championships.2013 PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP:Westinghouse Bulldogs 61 - Perry Commodores 52

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Hempfield Jr Abbie Bache Guns Down WPIAL Rifle Title
February 15, 2013
Two days after leading Hempfield to the WPIAL Team Rifle championship, Spartans junior Abbie Bache captured gold in the Individual Finals Thursday afternoon at the Dormont/Mount Lebanon Sportsmens Club in Canonsburg. Bache becomes the second Spartans shooter in a two to win individual rifle gold after former teammate Nicole Metz won it in 2012.Bache shot a 200-19X with eight center shots to win the title. Trinity's Kayla Huffman beat out McGuffey's Courtney Stiles in a tiebreaker for the silver medal. Both shot a 200-19x with five center shots.

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Hempfield Captures 2013 WPIAL Team Rifle Title
February 13, 2013
For only the second time in school history, the Hempfield Spartans are the master marksmen as they won the 2013 WPIAL Team Rifle championship Tuesday afternoon at the Dormont/Mount Lebanon Sportsmens Club in Canonsburg.Hempfield, which also won the title in 2010, finished with a score of 800-66x to edge out defending champion Woodland Hills which finished with a score of 800-57x. Section 3 winner Hempfield came into the championships ranked third behind #1 and Section 2 champion Woodland Hills and #2 and Section 1 champion McGuffey.Finishing behind the Spartans and Wolverines to round out the top six:3)  McGuffey Highlanders (798-64x)4)  Avella Eagles (797-62x)5)  Trinity Hillers (797-59x)6)  Plum Mustangs (796-56x)

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2012 Countdown – #25 through #21
December 28, 2012

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2011-2012 WPIAL and PITTSBURGH CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS on PARADE
July 6, 2012
What better way to celebrate America's Birthday and the end of another school year than with a parade. It has been another great high school sports year. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the 2011-2012 school year. As we get ready for another great scholastic campaign in 2012-2013, we look back at all the WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League team champions on parade from this past school year.Football:Class AAAA - North Allegheny TigersClass AAA - Montour SpartansClass AA - Aliquippa QuipsClass A - Clairton BearsCity League - University Prep PanthersPIAA Class A - Clairton Bears

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Hempfield’s Nicole Metz on Target, Wins 2012 WPIAL Rifle Title
February 17, 2012
The girls ruled the day at the 2012 WPIAL Individual Rifle Championship Thursday afternoon at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmens Club in Canonsburg. When the 'smoke' cleared, girls claimed the top ten spots, led by Hempfield's Nicole Metz.Metz, the runner-up a year ago, finished with a final total of 200-18x, one of five shooters to register the same score. Metz won the gold because she had six center shots while the other four had five center shots.Girls claiming the top ten spots was a first in WPIAL Individual Rifle history. The other nine were:

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Woodland Hills Shoots For Gold, Wins 2012 Team Rifle Title
February 15, 2012
For the first time in 14 years, Woodland Hills High School is celebrating a WPIAL Team Rifle Championship.  Tuesday afternoon at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg, the Wolverines edged second pace Hempfield to claim the schools third rifle title and first since 1998.  Woody High's first championship was in 1992.Brendan Boyle, Colin Letson, Chuck Pantalone and Quinn Rouse all shot a 100-9x to lead the way for Woodland Hills, while Miranda Johnston and Mario Scaramouche shot a 100-8x.The Wolverines ' score of 800-65x was four better than runner-up Hempfield, which shot an 800-61x. Avella finished third  with a score of 799-58x. The defending champion Trinity Hillers finished in fourth place.

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2011 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Team Champions on Parade
January 1, 2012
What better way to celebrate championships and the start of a new year then with a parade. It has been another great year in high school sports. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during 2011.

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2010-2011 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Champions on Parade
July 5, 2011
What better way to celebrate championships and our nations birthday then with a parade. It has been another great high school sports season. All of us here at the MSA Sports Network and Management Science Associates thank our sponsors and fans for their support during the 2010-2011 school year.

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McGuffey’s John Hupp on the Mark in Winning WPIAL Individual Rifle Title
February 18, 2011
A new champion was crowned Thursday in the 2011 WPIAL Individual Rifle Championships at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg. McGuffey senior John Hupp bested the rest of the field to win his first district shooting championship.

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Trinity Bags WPIAL Team Rifle Crown
February 16, 2011
After finishing as runner-up a year ago, the Trinity Hillers are celebrating the schools 17th title after winning the 2011 WPIAL Team Rifle Championship on Tuesday at the Dormont-Mt. Lebanon Sportsmen's Club in Canonsburg.

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