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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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USC’s Grant Engel & Cent Valley’s Macky Fouse Win PIAA State Golf Championships
October 23, 2013
After finishing in fourth place in the WPIAL golf championships three weeks ago, Grant Engel rose to the occasion on the bigger stage of the state championships as the Upper St. Clair senior captured the PIAA Class AAA Individual Golf Championship at the two day event at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Meanwhile, WPIAL Girls Class AA champion Macky Fouse, a senior from Central Valley doubled her pleasure with a state title to add to her district gold by shooting a two day total of 152.Engel shot a 73 to follow up on a 74 on Monday for a 147 and a two stroke victory over Andrew Willner of Conestoga. Engle's Uper St. Clair teammate Thomas Steve shot a 154 to tie Fox Chapel's Patrick Sheerer as the next closest WPIAL golfers as they finished in 10th place.

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/18/2013
October 18, 2013
These are the days of spread offenses and pass-happy teams in WPIAL football. It’s not often you see a team average over 300 yards a game on the ground.But in the next two weeks, two of the top games in the WPIAL will match teams that average more than 300 yards a game rushing. It is definitely unusual. And if you think running the football is not important any more, consider that all four of the teams involved in those games enter Week 8 with perfect records.Aliquippa plays at Beaver Falls in a big WPIAL Class AA Midwestern game tonight, matching two teams that average more than 300 yards a game rushing. It will be the same next week when Thomas Jefferson plays at West Mifflin a WPIAL Class AAA Big Nine Conference game.

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PIAA Boys and Girls Western Regional Golf Qualifiers
October 17, 2013
The PIAA state golf qualifiers were held Wednesday at the Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville as WPIAL and Pittsburgh City League boys and girls golfers battled players from District 6 and District 10 in an effort to qualify for the state championships. 16 Class AAA and AA boys golfers will be headed to York while 14 girls golfers qualified for the two day event next week.PIAA BOYS CLASS AAA: (Top 12 Golfers Advance to State Finals)

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/11/2013
October 11, 2013
The Beaver football team changed its offense this year, going to a spread offense with much more passing.You could say the new offense has been a Rowse-ing success.Alex Rowse is Beaver’s quarterback and is doing things unheard of by Beaver quarterbacks. After six weeks of the season, Rowse leads the entire WPIAL in passing yardage with 1,581 yards. To put that in perspective, consider that last year’s quarterbacks – Rowse and Austin Ross - had less than 1,000 yards passing combined.

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Upper St. Clair and Sewickley Academy Win WPIAL Boys team Golf Crowns
October 10, 2013
You could say Upper St. Clair winning the district boys team golf title was very odd. that's because for the 7th time in the last 8 years ending with an odd number, the Panthers are Class AAA champs. in Class AA, Sewickley Academy made it a clean sweep for schools named Panthers as they claimed district gold for the first time since they won three consecutive championships from 2006 through 2008. Here are all of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Golf Class AAA and Class AA Playoffs.2013 WPIAL BOYS GOLF CLASS AAA TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: At Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon:Upper St. Clair Panthers - 381Fox Chapel Foxes - 411

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Penn-Trafford & Central Valley Capture WPIAL Girls Team Golf Gold
The song remains the same when it comes to the girls team golf landscape in District 7. For the second year in a row and the second time in school history, Penn-Trafford captured the WPIAL Class AAA with a four stroke victory over runner-up North Allegheny and the rest of the seven team field. Meanwhile, Central Valley continued its dominance in Class AA with a second straight crown earned with a convincing 82-stroke victory over runner-up Sewickley Academy and the other two finalists. Here are ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Girls Team Golf Championships held Thursday at the Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon.WPIAL CLASS AAA GIRLS TEAM GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP:AT Cedarbrook Golf Club in Belle Vernon:

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/04/2013
October 4, 2013
In a year when the Pirates ended a long playoff drought, a long WPIAL football playoff drought could end for one school.Avella in the WPIAL playoffs. It’s likely to happen.Avella takes a 4-0 record (5-0 overall) into Friday night’s game against Frazier. No matter what happens Friday night and in the final three games, Avella stands an excellent chance to make the playoffs. The last time the Eagles were in the playoffs was 1976.Avella’s playoff drought is the current longest in the WPIAL. The next-longest playoff drought belongs to Southmoreland, which hasn’t been to the playoffs since 1979.

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SF’s Corey Long Takes WPIAL Class AAA Golf Gold In A Playoff
October 2, 2013
In one of the best finishes in the WPIAL Individual Golf Championships, Corey Long of South Fayette bogeyed the fourth playoff hole to defeat Matt Holuta of Indiana to claim the Class AAA title at Diamond Run. The players stayed even thru the first three playoff holes, after their tee shots, Long hit wide of the green on number 4, Holuta bladed his approach shot into an unplayable lie and had to take a drop. Long had trouble on his third shot but was able to putt out for the win.Long said his goal was just to hit fairways and greens and make pars, he finished with a par on the final hole of regulation. The senior finished 26th in last year’s championship, he said that was a big learning experience going into this year.

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Lauren Waller of Canon-Mac & Macky Fouse of Central Valley Win WPIAL Girls Golf Titles
September 30, 2013
A pair of first time champions each shot a 2-over-par 75 Monday afternoon as Canon-McMillan junior Laurel Waller won the Class AAA title and senior Macky Fouse of Central Valley captured gold in Class AA in the 2013 WPIAL Girls Individual Golf Championships at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lower Burrell.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 09/29/2013
September 29, 2013
There is more WPIAL gold as we head to the course twice as September slides into October this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have a busy sixth week of the high school football season with FORTY-TWO WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 football games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Friday night kicking off with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show.

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Scholastic Notebook – 09/27/2013
September 27, 2013
It doesn’t matter if there is security or a police presence at Ringgold football games. The key for fourth-year coach Matt Humbert is he always has had the Law on his side.Humbert has enjoyed success in his four years as Ringgold’s coach, and one of the keys is there has been a Law under center. Quad Law played quarterback for the Rams in Humbert’s first two years when the Rams were a combined 17-4. Now, Law’s younger, Nico, is the Rams’ QB.They are turning Ringgold into a Law school.After going only 4-6 last season, Ringgold is 3-1 this year heading into a big game tonight at West Mifflin. Nico Law has been a driving force, turning out to be one of the best-dual threat quarterbacks in the WPIAL.

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Leechburg’s Barto Repeats as WPIAL Boys Class AA Golf Champ
September 25, 2013
Leechburg’s Matt Barto defended his WPIAL Class AA golf title and became the ninth player ever to win the title in two consecutive years. Among others, the senior Barto joins Arnold Palmer in accomplishing this back-to-back feat. Barto shot a 3-over 75 at the Sewickley Heights Golf Club, which tied Charleroi’s Gunnar Riley and forced a sudden death playoff. Barto birdied the first hole (10th hole) of the playoff to claim the title. Barto is the first player to win consecutive titles since Mike Van Sickle from Pine Richland did so in 2003 and 2004.

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WPIAL Boys Class AAA Individual Golf Semifinals
September 24, 2013
Wednesday marks the first of three WPIAL individual golf championships with the Boys Class AA finals from the Sewickley Heights Country Club. Tuesday, the Semifinals for the Boys Class AAA Championships were held at three sites. The qualifiers advance to the finals to be held on Wednesday, October 2nd.WPIAL Boys AAA Semi-Final Individual Qualifier - Cranberry Highlands G.C.- Par 70

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 09/23/2013
September 23, 2013
There is more WPIAL gold as we head to the course while we also hit the mid-way point of the high school football season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. To celebrate the fifth week of the season, we have FORTY-TWO WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 football games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with Friday night kicking off with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with the one and only WPIAL High School Football Scoreboard Show.

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Scholastic Notebook – 09/20/2013
September 20, 2013
Now that Shai McKenzie’s football career is over, it’s time to reflect on how good of a running back he was at Washington High School. Going strictly by statistics, it’s not an overstatement to say McKenzie was one of the best of all time in the WPIAL.McKenzie’s senior season is finished because of a torn ACL sustained in last Friday’s game against Charleroi. He was scheduled to have surgery Friday.McKenzie finished his career with 4,856 yards on 493 carries and 77 touchdowns. The yardage is the 15th best in WPIAL history. Had he stayed healthy, there is a good chance McKenzie would have become only the fifth running back in WPIAL history to reach 6,000 career yards.

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Scholastic Notebook – 09/06/2013
September 6, 2013
Seneca Valley lost almost every offensive starter from a team that went 10-2 and averaged 37 points a game last season. But coach Don Holl didn’t have to look far and wide for something to jumpstart this year’s offense.He simply had to look across the family dinner table.Seneca Valley’s new quarterback is T.J. Holl, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior and the son of the coach. The son has definitely shined so far.

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Fall Sports Underway
August 19, 2013
This week marks the start of section play in WPIAL boys golf, girls golf and girls tennis. Next week marks the beginning of section play in football while it's a post-Labor Day start up for section play in boys and girls soccer, girls volleyball, girls field hockey and boys and girls cross-country.You can check out ALL of the 2013 WPIAL section schedules in football, boys/girls soccer, girls volleyball, boys/girls golf, girls tennis, girls field hockey and boys/girls cross-country by clicking the high school link at the top of the page...then click on the logo of your favorite school and then the sport you wish to see.   

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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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Central Valley Girls Win PIAA AA Team Golf Championship
October 25, 2012
Thanks in part to Macky Fouse's 77 on Wednesday, the Central Valley girls golf team captured the PIAA Class AA team championship at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. The Warriors become only the second WPIAL girls team to win a state golf championship, following the Shady Side Academy Indians, who won state crowns in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Penn-Trafford girls finished second in Class AAA, Burgettstown boys were third in Class AA and Pitttsburgh Central Catholic boys were fifth in Class AAA.PIAA GIRLS CLASS AA:Central Valley Warriors - 342Mercyhurst Prep Lakers - 368Holy Cross Crusaders - 380Villa Maria Academy Hurricanes - 419 PIAA GIRLS CLASS AAA:

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