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Scholastic Notebook – 10/28/2016
October 28, 2016
It was a first-time occurrence earlier this season when Armstrong’s Zane Dudek, Clairton’s Lamont Wade and Steel Valley’s DeWayne Murray all surpassed 5,000 career yards rushing. Of the 19 running backs in WPIAL history who ran for 5,000, Dudek, Wade and Murray were the first trio to do it in the same year. But that trio isn’t just settling at 5,000. They could be the three amigos for 6,000.

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Three District Golfers Win PIAA State Titles
October 25, 2016
Three WPIAL golfers captured PIAA state championships Tuesday at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. 2014 WPIAL champion Chris Tanabe of Quaker Valley won the Boys PIAA Class 2-A championship with a one stroke victory over 2016 WPIAL winner Skyler Fox of Riverside. Mia Kness of Peters Township won the Girls PIAA Class 3-A crown with a two stroke victory while Olivia Zambruno of Greensburg Central Catholic also won by two stroke to earn Girls PIAA Class 2-A gold. BOYS PIAA CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP Final Results Kevin Scherr, Nazareth  69-75--144 Campbell Wolf, Cumb. Valley 73-76--149 Brady Pevarnik, Latrobe 73-77--150 J.T. Spina, Pope John Paul II 73-77--150

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PIAA Western Regional Golf Championships
October 18, 2016
It was early season weather conditions for district golfers trying to qualify for the state championships next week. The PIAA held the Western Regional Championships on Monday at Thoms Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge and the big story was not that 38 WPIAL qualified to move on for a shot at state gold, it was that two of the four WPIAL champions did not advance. Boys 3-A WPIAL champ Gregor Meyer of Fox Chapel and Girls 3-A champ Caroline Wrigley of North Allegheny did not make the cut, however 24 boys and 14 girls did qualify for the two day PIAA Individual Golf Championships on October 24th and 25th at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. Par was 72. Golfers that qualified for PIAA championships in bold.

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/14/2016
October 14, 2016
At least in two respects, there has never been a fall sports season like this at Derry Area High School. The Derry football team is perfect and the girls soccer team is headed to the postseason. No one has ever been able to say those two things before. Derry’s football team is 7-0. The last time Derry was 7-0 was 1983. That year, the Trojans lost their eighth game to Greensburg Central Catholic. Derry will try to go 8-0 with a win against Ellwood City Friday. Derry has never had a regular season with a perfect record. Derry Township had a perfect record in the 1930s, but that was before the school merged with Derry Borough to form Derry Area.

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Pgh Central Catholic & Sewickley Academy Win Boys Team Golf Gold
October 13, 2016
In 2012, Pittsburgh Central Catholic captured the schools first ever WPIAL team golf championship. On Thursday, the Vikings brought home a second title by the narrowest of margins as they edged Fox Chapel by only one stroke for district gold in Class 3-A. Speaking of 2012, that was the last time Sewickley Academy did NOT win the Class 2-A WPIAL boys team golf title as the Panthers captured a fourth consecutive crown on Thursday at the Cedarbrook Golf Club and a 7th championship for SA overall. Here are all the results from 2016 WPIAL Boys Team Golf Playoffs. WPIAL CLASS 3-A BOYS TEAM GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: AT Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver:

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North Allegheny & Greensburg CC Repeat as Girls Golf Champs
Between 1986 and 1993, North Allegheny won six WPIAL girls team golf championships including four straight between '86 and '89. A 22-year drought ended last year and it only took 12 months for the Tigers to add to their golden club collections with an 8th district title. NA edged Shady Side Academy by one stroke Thursday to win the 3-A crown. Meanwhile, Greensburg Central Catholic remained perfect in Class 2-A...two years of having a girls golf team and a second straight WPIAL championship after a three stroke victory over former champ Central Valley at the Cedarbrook Golf Course in Rostraver. Here are all of the results from the 2016 WPIAL Girls Team Golf Playoffs. WPIAL CLASS 3-A GIRLS TEAM GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS:

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Macky Fouse
October 10, 2016
Last week in the WPIAL girls golf championship, Central Valley's Kiaria Porter claimed the Class AA title. Porter could eventually become the next great in the brief but impressive history of the Warriors girls golf team. Prior to her, though, it was Macky Fouse who captured both individual and team championships. Fouse, now a junior on the Seton Hall golf squad, is profiled this week for the WPIAL Alum Q&A. Fouse's resume was incredibly impressive during her time at Central Valley, as she helped guide to Warriors to an undefeated mark of 60-0 in dual meets over her four years, as well as four team WPIAL championships.

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Sophomores Rule at WPIAL Girls Golf Championships
October 5, 2016
Two new champions were crowned at the WPIAL 3-A and 2-A Girls Golf Championships at Treesdale Golf Club in Gibsonia on Wednesday. Caroline Wrigley of North Allegheny claimed the 3-A crown with a 3 over par 75, while Kiaria Porter of Central Valley shot a 6 over 78. Porter bested two-time champion Olivia Zambruno of Greensburg Central Catholic by two strokes. Wrigley finished fifth in last year’s championship. She started the day on a sour note with two bogeys but rebounded strong with seven pars to close out the front nine. Trailing Peters Township senior Mia Kness by two shots at the turn, she was able to take the lead after the 10th hole with a birdie on the par 4 on the Orchard nine, while Kness ran into trouble and posted a 6.

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Fox Chapel’s Gregor Meyer Wins WPIAL Boys 3-A Golf Title
October 4, 2016
Gregor Meyer did not play in the WPIAL Individual Golf Championships at the Triple-A level last year. He was the 11th worst qualifier by score for a qualifying round to head to hollowed Oakmont Country Club for the Boy’s 3A Individual Golf Championship, Tuesday, Oct. 4. When all was said and done, the sophomore out of Fox Chapel High School shot the only under par score of the day, a 70 on the par-71 course, good for a -1 and a WPIAL crown.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/03/2016
October 3, 2016
We open up a busy October with a bang with high school football, soccer, volleyball, field hockey, golf and even hockey this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The high school football season kicks off the second half of the regular season with Week Six and The Network has 31 WPIAL football weekend contests starting with the MSA Sports pregame Show Friday at 6pm and concluding with the WPIAL Scoreboard Show Friday at 9:30pm.

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Scholastic Notebook – 09/30/2016
September 30, 2016
Fort Cherry is in a drive for five. If the Rangers complete the drive, it will be the first time in 18 years. The Fort Cherrry football team is 4-0. The Rangers have been somewhat of a surprise this year after going 2-7 and 3-6 the past two seasons. Fort Cherry is likely to go to 5-0 because the Rangers play Friday night against West Greene, which is 1-4. This is the fourth time in nine seasons that Fort Cherry has started the season 4-0. The others were in 2008, 2009 and 2013. But every year, Fort Cherry lost its fifth game to Clairton. The last time Fort Cherry started 5-0 was 1998. That year, the Rangers finished the regular season with a 9-0 record before losing in the first round of the playoffs to Clairton.

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Riverside Freshman Skyler Fox Wins 2016 WPIAL 2-A Golf Title
September 29, 2016
Despite his youth, Riverside's Skyler Fox showed no signs of freshman nerves, as he made par on the 18th hole to secure the 2016 WPIAL Boys Class 2A Individual Championship. Fox, who also had the best qualifying round last week, shot a two-over 72 to claim gold at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley. Holding a one stroke lead entering the tee box on the par-4 final hole, Fox hit his drive to the right of the fairway, into the rough. He produced a spectacular second shot that found the green, though, which allowed him two opportunities with the putter. Although his first attempt on a downhill lie traveled past the cup, Fox sank a short uphill putt to conclude his incredible round. He shot a 36 on both the front and back nine.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 09/25/2016
September 25, 2016
We close out the month of September and welcome in what will be a busy October with our first WPIAL championship of the new school year this week here on the MSA Sports Network. The high school football season hits the midway point of the regular season with Week Five and The Network has 31 WPIAL football weekend contests starting with the MSA Sports pregame Show Friday at 6pm and concluding with the WPIAL Scoreboard Show Friday at 9:30pm.

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Scholastic Notebook – 09/23/2016
September 23, 2016
At Mapletown, Rush rushes. A lot. Dylan Rush is a junior running back at Mapletown who has enjoyed a big season so far. He is the second-leading rusher in the WPIAL with 1,027 yards. The only running back who is ahead of him is Armstrong’s Zane Dudek, who has 1,201. Rush stands only 5 feet 9 and weighs 180 pounds. You have to wonder how strong Rush’s back is, because he is carrying the Mapletown team on it. Rush’s number of carries isn’t on the high side. It’s on the ridiculous side. In four games, Rush has carried the ball 147 times. That’s 36.8 times a game. The rest of Mapletown’s team has 31 carries. On top of that, Mapletown has thrown 22 passes – and Rush has attempted seven of them.

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WPIAL Boys and Girls Individual Golf Sectional Results
September 19, 2016
The countdown to district links championship action began Monday with sectionals to help determine the individual fields for both the Class 3-A and Class 2-A finals. The top qualifiers from each section earn a spot in the Boys Class AA Finals on Thursday, September 29th, the Boys Class AAA Finals on Tuesday, October 4th and the Girls Class 3-A and Class 2-A Finals on Wednesday, October 5th: BOYS: CLASS 3-A SECTION 3:

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MSA SPORTS CUP RESULTS – Sewickley Kings of Single-A Again
July 12, 2016
Sewickley Academy is once again on top of the Class A standings in the chase for the MSA Sports Cup after leapfrogging defending champ Greensburg Central Catholic. In fact, the Panthers and Centurions have been tagging in for titles the last five years with GCC winning in 2012-2013 and 2014-2015 and SA claiming the Cup in 201--2011, 2013-2014 and now in 2015-2016.  The championship for Sewickley Academy is the schools 9th in 13 years of the competition and was aided greatly by district and state championships in boys golf and boys tennis along with WPIAL crowns in boys cross-country and boys soccer.

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MSA SPORTS CUP RESULTS – A New Champ Wins Double-A
July 9, 2016
For only the fifth time in the thirteen years of the MSA Sports Cup Class AA chase, the torch has been passed to a new champion. Greensburg Central Catholic won the first three years, followed by a five year run by Shady Side Academy and three of the last four years the AA Cup has gone to Quaker Valley with a one year run at the top by Seton-LaSalle two years ago. Now the AA crown is coming to Beaver County thanks to Beaver High School. After a couple of close calls in recent years, the Bobcats were lifted to the top spot in part because of district championships won in each season...girls tennis in the fall, ice hockey in the winter and a second straight WPIAL title in girls track & field in the spring.

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MSA SPORTS CUP RESULTS – SF Three-peats in Triple-A
July 7, 2016
In the first ten years of the MSA Sports Cup, while there were a couple of dominating schools in the other three classifications, the chase for the Class AAA Cup had been up for grabs with eight different schools earning The Cup. However in the last three years of the season long competition, Triple-A has become the pride of the Lions. After finishing as the runner-up in 2012-2013, South Fayette has staked its claim on top in Class AAA as the Lions are the first school in this classification to win a third consecutive MSA Sports Cup.

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MSA SPORTS CUP RESULTS – NA Remains Perfect in Quad-A
July 6, 2016
Another school year is in the books and another MSA Sports Cup in Class AAAA is headed to North Allegheny High School. NA captured the schools 13th Cup in 13 years since the MSA Sports Network started this school year long competition to determine the top sports programs in each classification. There are 20 sports in which schools can earn points in the competition and the Tigers earned points in 18 of them. While it was not the highest point total or largest margin of victory, North Allegheny still cruised to their final Quad-A Sports Cup as they will move up to 6-A starting this fall. The second place school finished 430 points behind NA.

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WPIAL Hall of Fame Class of 2016
April 13, 2016
A current NBA player, a former Parade All-American girls basketball player, two dominant teams and four highly successful coaches highlight the WPIAL Hall of Fame class of 2016. This is the 10th class for the WPIAL Hall of Fame, and selections were announced Wednesday at a news conference at the Heinz History Center. Inductees will be honored at a banquet at the Green Tree Doubletree June 10. A Hall of Fame committee selects inductees in five categories: athlete, coach, team, contest official and contributor. The WPIAL also inducts a Heritage Award winner and a Courage Award winner. Here is the 2016 class: ATHLETES

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