Football

WPIAL Alumni Turning Pro
July 28, 2011
Now that the National Football League lockout has come to an end and its business as usual so to speak three former WPIAL gridiron stars have been invited to training camps throughout the country.

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WPIAL Recruitting: Two More WPIAL Standouts Make Verbal Agreements
July 20, 2011
One star football player and one star softball player have made their college choices this week. Pittsburgh Central Catholic wide receiver and defensive back Anthony Nixon has decided to play his college ball at Maryland while Shaler catcher Lauren Hackett will stay local and play at Robert Morris.

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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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Gateway Football Player Killed Another Injured in North Carolina Shooting
June 26, 2011
Students administrators and football coaches at Gateway High School have heavy hearts after the second-leading tackler on Gateway's football team last season was killed in a shooting Thursday night in Durham North Carolina.

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Scholastic Notebook – 06/21/2011
June 15, 2011
The Serra Catholic baseball team is the first in Pennsylvania to ever make it to a state championship game three years in a row. Now the Eagles don't want to become the Buffalo Bills of Pennsylvania high school baseball.

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Schoalstic Notebook
May 7, 2011
India McCoy is bar hopping like few girls have in the history of the WPIAL. McCoy is only a sophomore at Ambridge, but she already has established herself as one of the best high jumpers in league history. On Friday night at the Baldwin Invitational, McCoy tied a meet record by clearing 5 feet 8 inches.

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Four More WPIAL Alums Selected in NFL Draft
April 30, 2011
Aliquippa and Pitt wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin was the only former WPIAL football player taken in the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday night. One more former high school football star from Western Pennsylvania was taken in Round Two on Friday before three more local players were picked on Saturday before the draft concluded.

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WPIAL Alum Selected in Round One of NFL Draft Thursday Night
April 29, 2011
A former WPIAL football player is now preparing for life in the National Football League after being the lone local player drafted on Thursday night in the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/16/2011
April 16, 2011
Come late May, dont be surprised if the Elizabeth Forward baseball players turn into Champs champs. The Elizabeth Forward baseball program continues to rise under seventh-year coach Frank Champ. After a breakout season in 2010, the Warriors have been the most dominant Class AAA team so far in 2011.

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Scholastic Notebook – 04/01/2011
April 1, 2011
You've heard of the perfect picture. Alain Girman is the perfect pitcher. Girman is a junior pitcher at Serra Catholic who has been a mainstay on the varsity pitching staff since his freshman year. He still doesn't know what it's like to be a losing pitcher in high school.

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WPIAL Football Division I-A College Choices
February 3, 2011
It was not a good year for WPIAL football and Division I talent. Less than two dozen WPIAL players signed letters of intent Wednesday with Division I-A colleges. That's down from other years. The biggest story in this recruiting class was where some of the WPIAL players went. Two players signed with Texas Tech

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Where are the 2010 MSA Sports Elite Eleven Headed for College?
February 2, 2011
Wednesday is national letter of intent day as the top senior football players across the country and in Western Pa make their verbal agreements official by signing on the dotted line. So where are the 2010 MSA Sports Elite Eleven WPIAL football players going to play their college football?

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WPIAL Football Recruiting: Pitt is NOT it for Pitts, Now Rutgers Bound
January 25, 2011
The recruiting fall out of Dave Wannstedt leaving as Pitt head coach last month continued when Woodland Hills High School running back/defensive back Lafayette Pitts made a verbal commitment to Rutgers. Last summer, Pitts made a verbal agreement to make Pitt his college choice, but changed his mind when the Panthers and Coach Wannstedt went their separate ways.

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WPIAL Football Recruiting: The Price is Right for Ohio State
January 18, 2011
One of the top high school football seniors in the WPIAL has determined that Price is right for Ohio State. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Woodland Hills linebacker Ejuan Price has made a verbal commitment to Ohio State University. Price informed Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel of his decision Monday night as the coach visited the Price household.

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Scholastic Notebook – 01/14/2011
January 14, 2011
Letter-of-intent day for college football recruiting is only a few weeks away. So far this season, only 12 players from the WPIAL have committed to Division I colleges, and there are only a half dozen or so headed to Division I schools who have not made a decision yet. Here is a rundown on the WPIAL's top Division I prospects who have not chosen a school yet:

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WPIAL Coaching Change – Fox Chapel Football
January 11, 2011
A familiar name to pro football fans in Western Pennsylvania has been named the new head coach at a WPIAL Class AAAA school. Monday night, former Pittsburgh Steelers player Eric Ravotti was hired by the Fox Chapel School Board to be the Foxes new football coach.

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Scholastic Notebook – 01/03/2011
January 3, 2011
Highlands High School basketball player Micah Mason has been making a lot of noise lately with his scoring ability. But Tuesday night, Mason will go against a player who is almost his equal in scoring.

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – PIAA Championships
December 21, 2010
Put the helmets and pads away, another football season is done...With the help of 16 weeks of Plays of the Week, I hope you had some fun...South Fayette with silver, while North Allegheny and Clairton brought home gold so bright...Congrats to all and thanks for logging on to the network, now I bid you good night! 2010 PIAA CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

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Big Game Hunting: The Football Fourpack for Week 14
December 1, 2010
Four teams hit the on ramp moving away from Heinz field and head toward Chocolate-town U.S.A. carrying the district seven banner this weekend and the MSA Sports Network is there to bring you all the action. Monday's first day of buck season is in the past, now it's time for the real-thing. How will the WPIAL fare against the rest of the State of Pennsylvania?

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WPIAL Plays of the Week – WPIAL Championships 2010
November 30, 2010
Eight teams showed up on the North Shore on Saturday with a job to get done. There were four WPIAL football titles up for grabs as each team had the thirst to be number one. These are the key plays that for the winners turned out to be so bold. As we tip our caps to North Allegheny, Central Valley, South Fayette and Clairton as they all left Heinz Field with the gold.

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