Football

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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THE NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
November 29, 2010
The theme for this 2010 WPIAL football season appeared to be a changing of the guard. Some teams with a recent history of struggles had successful regular season.

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WPIAL Coaching Changes – Butler Football
Butler High School is in search of a new football coach...again. After one year as the head coach of the Golden Tornado football program, Jim Rankin has resigned citing family reasons for his decisions. Rankin lives in Brighton Heights and said the job was more difficult to handle than anticipated. Rankin's 9 year old grandson also lives with him.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/29/2010
The Highway to Heinz turns into the Road to Hershey and the high school football state playoffs this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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Central Valley Brings Home Gold in District
November 28, 2010
Central Valley earned the WPIAL Class AAA title with a 24-7 upset of undefeated Montour Saturday as the sun set on Heinz Field. The Warriors defense stepped up to shut down the high-powered offense of the Spartans to bring home the gold in the district's inaugural season.

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