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Indiana Boys and West Allegheny Girls Win Class AA WPIAL Swimming Championships
March 2, 2012
At Trees Pool at the University of Pittsburgh on Friday, the West Allegheny Indians win their second consecutive AA WPIAL girls swimming  championship. The Indians came into day two with a 35.5 point lead. They cruised to an easy victory outscoring 2nd place Blackhawk by 92 points. South Fayette also finished tied for 2nd place. Shady Side Academy finished 4th 98.5 back. In the boys AA  championships, Indiana wins their second straight WPIAL title. The Indians led by 56 points  a big first day, but the Hampton Talbots closed the gap to 10 points mid way thru day two. Indiana pulled away near the end to win by 28 points. Hampton was 2nd with Shady Side Academy 30 points back in 3rd.

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North Allegheny Sweeps Boys and Girls Swimming Titles in Class AAA
The North Allegheny Tigers dominated the AAA WPIAL boys and girls swimming championships on day two held at Trees Pool at the University of Pittsburgh Friday afternoon..

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Golden Freshmen Shine in Day One of WPIAL Class AA Swimming Championships
March 1, 2012
After Day One of the McDonald’s/WPIAL Boys and Girls Swimming Championships, the West Allegheny Indians hold a 33 point lead to try and claim a second straight Girls Class AA championship, while on the boys side, Indiana holds a sizable lead over Hampton for a second straight boys championship.Individually on the girls side, junior Braelyn Tracy of Elizabeth Forward upset defending champion Kara Kaulius of West Allegheny for the 200 Freestyle title. Margaret Gruber of Mars claimed her second straight championship in the 100 Butterfly. A pair of freshman also claimed WPIAL gold, Maddie Bartrug of South Fayette in the 50 Freestyle and Bria Otwell of Freeport in the 200 IM.Senior Bobby Francis of Quaker Valley, the 2011 breaststroke champion, claimed gold in the 200 IM on the boys side.Here are the individual and team standings after the opening day:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network
February 27, 2012
Championship Week for the district winter sports is here as February turns to March and the golden madness begins this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have EVERY WPIAL Semifinals and Championship boys and girls basketball playoff game along with District 6 postseason boys and girls hoops and men's and women's college basketball postseason action, PIHL high school hockey, plus the 2012 WPIAL Class AAA Individual Wrestling Championships, the PIAA Class AA and Class AAA Individual Wrestling Regionals, the WPIAL Boys and Girls Swimming Championships along with Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, and the WPIAL Roundball Report and the PIHL Power Play Show on a special day ALL here at MSAsports.netMonday, February 27th:TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net

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Pine-Richland Divers Sweep Boys and Girls WPIAL AAA Championships
February 25, 2012
For the second straight year, Pine-Richland senior Lauren Lamendola captured the WPIAL Class AAA Girls diving crown. For the second straight year, she was in a dogfight for the championship. And for the second straight year, Lamendola saved her best efforts for the final three dives to grab the title. The South Carolina bound Lamendola had to climb back from an admittedly poor dive in the preliminary round. She made it back to fourth after the first five dives. After the next three dives, Lamendola had climbed into second place behind Bethel Park junior Ashley Sams. Lamendola grabbed control of the final session by scoring 57.20 points on her “McDonald’s Dive of the Match”, her first of three dives in the final round. Sams, Lamendola and Pine-Richland teammate Tiana Broen, Moon’s Heather Lonkert and Alexis Rectenwald from Penn Hills played leapfrog among the top 5 spots throughout the entire competition.

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Youth Is Served at 2012 WPIAL Class AA Diving Finals
At South Park High School, a youth movement was served as South Park sophomore Bill Rountree and  Chartiers Valley freshman Maria Lohman won the 2012 Boys and Girls Class AA Diving Championships respectively. Rountree won his first title on home water but it wasn't easy, while Lohman cruised to an easy victory.   Overall South Park will send 2 girls and one boy to the state championships, and South Fayette will send one boy and one girl.

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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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2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #10 – #6
December 30, 2011
2011 has been a tremendous year in high school sports in the WPIAL. It was a year where some familiar champions wore the golden crown again while some new faces surfaced in the championship picture. It was a year when there was plenty of streaking (not like the 70’s) in both the good direction and the not so good direction.

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2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #15 – #11
December 29, 2011
2011 has been a tremendous year in high school sports in the WPIAL. It was a year where some familiar champions wore the golden crown again while some new faces surfaced in the championship picture. It was a year when there was plenty of streaking (not like the 70’s) in both the good direction and the not so good direction.

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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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2010-2011 MSA SPORTS CUP UPDATED STANDINGS
April 20, 2011
The chase for the MSA Sports Cup is now two-third through the 2010-2011 high school sports season. The MSA Sports Cup is a challenge to determine the best sports program for the school year from the WPIAL in each classification. Here are the second updated standings through the 2010-2011 winter sports season.

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OC’s Smith, P-R’s Murslack, MtL’s Nappi and NA’s Kuremsky Win PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving Gold
March 19, 2011
After being blanked on Day One on Friday, Saturday turned out to be a golden day for four WPIAL swimmers at the 2011 PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving championships at Bucknell University. Oakland Catholic's Leah Smith set a record in the 500-yard freestyle while Kristen Murslack of Pine-Richland won gold in the 100-yard breaststroke.

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Shady Side Academy Golden in PIAA Class AA Boys Swimming; West A Girls Runner-Up
March 18, 2011
After finishing close for so many years, the Shady Side Academy boys team has finally reached the top of the state Class AA swimming mountain. The Indians swam their way to a state title Wednesday and Thursday at Bucknell University by beating runner-up Fairview by 27 points. Indiana was the only other WPIAL team to finish in the top ten overall with 8th place.

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There are New Sheriffs in the WPIAL AA Pool as Indiana Boys and West Allegheny Girls Swim to Gold
March 4, 2011
The Indiana boys swim team held a slim 9 point advantage over perennial power Shady Side Academy heading into the final event - the Boys 400 yd. Freestyle Relay.

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USC Dethrones NA Boys while North Allegheny Girls Still Queens of the WPIAL AAA Pool
While there will be swimming gold heading back to North Allegheny High School, the Tigers could not double their pleasure. The North Allegheny girls won their third straight WPIAL Class AAA team swimming title, but the boys string of five straight was snapped Friday afternoon at Trees Pool. Upper St.

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NA’s Connor Kuremsky King of WPIAL Diving with 4th Straight WPIAL AAA Title
February 26, 2011
Many folks think grand slams are reserved for baseball only. Others think more along the lines of professional tennis and golf. Maybe you think a grand slam is for breakfast.

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P-R’s Lauren Lamendola Claims WPIAL AAA Diving Gold
With Samantha Pickens and her three year stranglehold on the WPIAL Girls Class AAA diving title gone to the University of Arizona, there was opportunity today at Pine-Richland High School. In addition to Pickens, all of the top five finishers from 2010 had graduated. Seizing the opportunity was Lauren Lamendola from Pine-Richland.

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Uniontown’s Jones Repeats as WPIAL Boys AA Diving Champ
February 25, 2011
For the second year in a row, Uniontown senior Jonathan Jones walked away golden from the WPIAL AA Diving Championships Friday afternoon at South Park High School. The Bucknell recruit will get another preview of his future college when he and five other seniors represent the WPIAL at Bucknell University in the PIAA Championships.

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Riverside’s Jenny Ard is The Golden Girl in WPIAL Girls AA Diving Finals
For Jenny Ard, this has been a long time coming. Ard, the senior, has finished in fourth place in the WPIAL AA Diving Championships two years in a row, but was able to overtake Kathleen Dunst during the final round of competition to bring the gold medal back to Riverside Friday afternoon at South Park High School.

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