Scholastic Notebook – 03/30/2012
March 30, 2012The high school baseball season is young and maybe it still isn’t clear as to who are all the best teams are in each classification. But it is quite clear a team worth watching is in Class AAAA. Mount Lebanon. Through the first week of the season, Mount Lebanon just might be the biggest surprise. After all, the Blue Devils weren’t in the MSA Sports preseason top 10. They weren’t in the Post-Gazette top five, either. But heading into Friday, Mount Lebanon had a 3-1 record and had knocked off some of the big boys, namely three teams in the MSA top 10. Mount Lebanon started the season last Friday with a 7-4 victory against No. 5 Pine-Richland. The Blue Devils beat No. 8 North Allegheny, 9-6, on Tuesday. Yesterday, they knocked off No. 1-ranked and defending WPIAL champion Seneca Valley, 10-9.
WPIAL Fall Sports Realignments for 2012 and 2013
January 17, 2012The WPIAL Board of Control officially passed the new alignments for the WPIAL fall sports on Tuesday afternoon, including girls volleyball, boys and girls golf, boys and girls cross-country, girls tennis and girls field hockey. Here is the new make-up of the sections in all of those sports for both the 2012 and 2013 high school fall sports seasons.
2011 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Team Champions on Parade
January 1, 2012What 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.
2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #10 – #6
December 30, 20112011 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.
2011 WPIAL Year in Review – Top 25 Stories: #15 – #11
December 29, 20112011 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.
2011-2012 MSA SPORTS CUP STANDINGS
December 22, 2011The latest chase for the MSA Sports Cup is underway as the 2011-2012 high school sports fall season is in the books. The MSA Sports Cup is a challenge to determine the best sports program for the entire school year from WPIAL schools in each classification.
Quaker Valley Boys Run to PIAA Class AA Boys Cross-Country Team Title
November 5, 2011There were no medals won by individual runners from the WPIAL in the 2011 PIAA Cross-Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey, but Quaker Valley was able to bring home team gold. The Quakers won the Boys Class AA Team Title in easy fashion over runner-up North East.
Scholastic Notebook – 11/04/2011
November 4, 2011The WPIAL football playoffs start Friday night and never before has the postseason picture looked so perfect.Although the WPIAL started crowning football champions in 1914, the league didn’t have playoff games until 1971. A total of 12 teams head into this year’s playoffs with perfect records. That is the most EVER since the WPIAL started playoff games.
North Hills Malone Sisters Finish 1-2 in Girls AAA X-Country Finals
October 28, 2011No major surprises at the WPIAL Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships, just lots of wind, rain and mud. The competitors battled challenging conditions and a 3.1 mile course that had very few blades of grass remaining at the end of a long day at Cooper’s Lake.
This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/25/2011
October 25, 2011The fall sports postseason advances on for soccer and volleyball while the high school football regular season comes to an end this week on the MSA Sports Network. The ninth weekend of the high school football season has plenty of WPIAL and District 6 football action starting with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with WPIAL and D-6 Scoreboard Shows.
Scholastic Notebook – 10/21/2011
October 21, 2011At the start of the season, Montour seemed to be the No. 1 WPIAL Class AAA team in just about every media poll.But with two weeks left in the regular season, will the real Montour please stand up?
2010-2011 WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League Champions on Parade
July 5, 2011What 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.
Ryan Gil and NA Teammates Golden in PIAA Cross-Country Championships
November 7, 2010It was a golden Saturday for both Ryan Gil, who won the 2010 Boys Class AAA Individual cross-country race while his North Allegheny teammates finished first in the boys team standings at the Parkview Course in Hershey. Here are the results from both Class AAA and Class AA races for both the boys and girls. PIAA BOYS CLASS AAA TEAM RESULTS:
Scholastic Notebook – 10/29/2010
October 29, 2010When it comes to records, maybe its time to stop thinking about Rushel Shell in a WPIAL sense. Maybe its time to look at the entire state. Shell, Hopewells wonderful junior running back, ran for 193 yards against West Allegheny in a 34-31 overtime win last night. That gave him 6,358 yards for his career.
2010 WPIAL Schedules: Boys Cross-Country
August 29, 2010Can you say Five-Peat? That is what the Tigers of North Allegheny accomplished last fall in winning their fifth straight WPIAL AAA Boys Cross Country Championship. The Tigers finished with 92 points followed by Baldwin with 109 then North Hills with 158 then Plum with 196. In the Class AAA individual competition, North Allegheny's Ryan Gil placed first with a 15:30.
Franklin Regional game tying goal and West Allegheny game winning goal in the boys 3A PIAA semifinal
Central Catholic stars out fast but the Seneca Valley’s defense comes up big in a win over Central Catholic during first round 6A WPIAL action at Fox Chapel High School.
Seton LaSalle’s Gabe Rosario scores with an assist from T.J. Cherry against Springdale during boys A soccer consolation game.
Shady Side Academy repels a late charge by Deer Lakes in the boys 2A WPIAL semifinal at North Alleghen
Zo Gardner of New Castle Basketball on TribLive HSSN Center Stage – UPMC Sports Medicine “Stay Strong and Play On”