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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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Fox Chapel & Sewickley Academy Win 2016 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Titles
May 14, 2016
Thirteen proved to be lucky for Sewickley Academy...or maybe it's just another notch in their dynasty belt. The Panthers cruised to a 13th straight WPIAL Class AA Boys Team Tennis championship with a sweep of Indiana. The 21st boys tennis crown overall ties the Panthers with the Norwin girls volleyball team from 1974 to 1985 for the second longest consecutive district title run only behind the Bethel Park boys swim team that won 20 straight from 1981 through 2000. In Class AAA, while Sewickley Academy is used to boys tennis gold, Fox Chapel is celebrating its first ever boys team tennis championship. The Foxes edged the North Allegheny Tigers to claim the schools first boys tennis title.

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North Allegheny & Sewickley Duos Win WPIAL Doubles Tennis Titles
April 27, 2016
For one team, history repeated itself on Tuesday afternoon. For another, history changed for the better. Don and Ryan Gex of Sewickley Academy repeated as WPIAL Class AA Doubles Tennis champions while after losing in the finals last year, Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann of North Allegheny won the elusive title in straight sets. For Ryan Gex, it was a third straight doubles crown while for Isaacs, it was his first title after losing in the doubles title match in 2014 and 2015. Here are all the results from the two day event. 2016 WPIAL CLASS AAA DOUBLES TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Jared Isaacs and Richard Hofmann (North Allegheny) over Naman Dua and Tanay Kumta (Shady Side Academy) 6-1, 6-0

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Chris Gladden & Luke Ross Win WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Crowns
April 13, 2016
Stakes were high at Shady Side Academy on Tuesday afternoon as the WPIAL crowned Chris Gladden and Luke Ross as its first champions of the spring season on the tennis courts.

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2016 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Results
April 12, 2016
In the end, the top-seeds in the district boys singles tennis playoffs were left standing with the gold. Chris Gladden of Canon-McMillan captured his first WPIAL Class AAA title while 2014 WPIAL Class AA champion Luke Ross of Sewickley Academy beat 2015 winner Luke Phillips of Carlynton to win district gold for the second time in three years. Robby Shymansky of Fox Chapel and Sam Sauter of Sewickley Academy won the two consolation matches Tuesday afternoon to qualify of for the state tournament next month in Hershey.  Here are ALL of the results from the 2016 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships. The broadcast of the consolation and championship finals can be heard archived on the MSA Sports Network at MSAsports.net.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 04/10/2016
April 10, 2016
Not only does the mercury rise as the week progresses, but the action on the diamonds, fields and courts do as well this week here on the MSA Sports Network. Our first spring high school sports championship takes place with the 2016 WPIAL Boys Singles Tennis Championships. We also have plenty of WPIAL section action from both baseball and softball along with WPIAL boys volleyball, WPIAL boys and girls lacrosse, plus the debut of Rappin' on Racin' along with another edition of WPIAL Diamond Notes ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, April 11th: TALK SHOW - Rappin' on Racin' at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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WPIAL Boys Tennis Individual Singles Sectionals
April 6, 2016
The field for the 2016 WPIAL Singles Tennis Championships were finalized Tuesday with the championship and consolation matches in each section. The top three players from each section qualify for the district singles playoffs which take place on Monday and Tuesday of next week. WPIAL CLASS AAA SECTION 1: Championship:  Rochan Ramesh (Franklin Regional) over Turner Price (Penn-Trafford) 6-1, 6-2 Consolation:  Kevin Lee (Penn-Trafford) over Alex Ferraccio (Kiski Area) 6-3, 6-1 WPIAL CLASS AAA SECTION 2: Championship:  Jared Issacs (North Allegheny) over Ben Vinarski (Pine-Richland) 6-1, 6-4 Consolation:  Logan D'Angelo (Moon) over Richard Hofmann (North Allegheny) 6-2, 6-3)

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WPIAL Girls Sports Realignment
February 16, 2016
We all knew it was coming. A major change to the WPIAL high school sports landscape based on the PIAA's decision to increase from four to six classifications in basketball and softball, plus the increase in other sports such as soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. The WPIAL Board of Control approved the various steering committee's re-alignment suggestions starting with the 2016-2017 school year. This alignment also will be for the 2017-2018 school year. For interactive listing, CLICK HERE. GIRLS BASKETBALL Class 6A

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WPIAL Boys Sports Realignment
We all knew it was coming. A major change to the WPIAL high school sports landscape based on the PIAA's decision to increase from four to six classifications in football, basketball and baseball, plus the increase in other sports such as soccer and lacrosse. The WPIAL Board of Control approved the various steering committee's re-alignment suggestions starting with the 2016-2017 school year. This alignment also will be for the 2017-2018 school year. *For an interactive listing, CLICK HERE FOOTBALL Class 6A

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories From 2015 Countdown: #25 – #11
December 31, 2015
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at MSA Sports. Here is a look back at another great high school sports year with the top stories from around the WPIAL in 2015. We begin our countdown with #25 through #11. #25 - ODD STREAK CONTINUES

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PIAA Girls Tennis : Ananya Dua Repeats in Singles While Fox Chaple Duo Wins Doubles
November 7, 2015
The PIAA Class AAA Girls Tennis Singles and Doubles finals turned into a WPIAL love-fest as district players met each other in both title matches Saturday afternoon at the Hershey Racquet Club. Ananya Dua of Shady Side Academy made history by repeating as PIAA AAA Singles champion by beating Anna Li of North Allegheny 7-6 (7-5), 6-1. Dua is only the third WPIAL tennis player to win back-to-back state AAA singles crowns following Michaela Kissell of Latrobe (three consecutive from 2003-05) and Mount Lebanon’s Kelly Kolankiewicz (1982-83). Li beat Charlotte Madson of Upper St. Clair in the Semifinals as three district players made up the Final Four. Madson won the consolation match 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 over Payton Bradley on Downingtown West.

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/06/2015
November 6, 2015
The WPIAL football playoffs start Friday night. Does that mean the Tri-County South Conference turns into the Tri-County Sour bunch once again? The Tri-County South in Class A hasn’t won a playoff game since the 2010 season. Since then, Tri-County South teams are 0-16 in the postseason. But maybe there is hope to end the postseason drought this year. Frazier finished the regular season with a 9-0 record and the Commodores were given the No. 4 seed. Frazier led the entire WPIAL in fewest points allowed this season and it plays host to South Side Beaver in a first-round game.

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North Allegheny Wins Third Straight PIAA Girls AAA Team Tennis Title
October 31, 2015
It was like a WPIAL block party at the 2015 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Championships at the Hershey Racquet Club as five District 7 teams reached the Semifinals and three of them played in the state finals on Saturday. While Shady Side Academy in AAA and Beaver in AA lost in the championship match and brought home silver from Chocolatetown, North Allegheny claimed gold. As they did in the WPIAL AAA title match, the Tigers beat the SSA Indians to win a third straight girls tennis state crown. Here are all of the results from the 2015 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Championships. 2015 PIAA CLASS AAA GIRLS TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NORTH ALLEGHENY TIGERS 4 - SHADY SIDE ACADEMY INDIANS 1

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Scholastic Notebook – 10/30/2015
October 30, 2015
If you want to see variety, check out Paris this fall. But we’re not talking the city of Paris. We’re talking the junior do-it-all player for the Seton-LaSalle football team named Paris Ford. He is a Ford that is souped up with versatility. He is undoubtedly one of the most versatile – and best – players in the WPIAL. Ford is listed as a receiver and defensive back. He is a stud at both positions. But he also runs the football and returns kicks and punts. How versatile is he? Well, Seton-LaSalle has moved the 6-foot-1, 170-pound Ford to linebacker because that’s where they could use him the most.

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North Allegheny & Beaver Win WPIAL Girls Team Tennis Titles
October 21, 2015
North Allegheny knocked off top-seed Shady Side Academy Wednesday to win the WPIAL Class AAA title. The championship is the third straight crown for the Tigers and denied the Indians their fifth girls team tennis title. For the first time since 2002 and the sixth time in program history, Beaver captured the WPIAL Class AA Girls Team Championship Wednesday afternoon at North Allegheny High School, defeating Sewickley Academy 3-2. Even though the Bobcats were swept in doubles play, a sweep in three singles matches was enough to win the championship. Beaver was led by juniors Anne Taylor and Moriah Bridges, who won a first and second singles, respectively. Freshman Devyn Campbell sealed the team victory with a win at third singles in straight sets.

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Fox Chapel and Quaker Valley Duo’s Win WPIAL Girls Doubles Tennis Titles
October 7, 2015
Senior Laurel Shymansky is certainly not shy about winning district doubles titles. Shymansky and Fox Chapel partner Amanda Nord won in straight sets Wednesday afternoon at North Allegheny to repeat as WPIAL Class AA Girls Doubles Tennis champions. This marks the third straight year Shymansky captured gold, winning two years ago along with Foxes teammate Lacey Cohen. In the Class AA Finals, the Quaker Valley duo of Zoe Bojalad & Emily Kraus were straight set winners over Ania Luckiewicz & Angelica Arshoun of Vincentian Academy, who had to finish their suspended Semifinals match prior to the Finals. This marks Bojalad's second straight WPIAL doubles crown after winning last year with her sister Farrah.

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WPIAL Alum Q&A – Callie Frey
September 28, 2015
This week’s edition of WPIAL Alum Q&A highlights Callie Frey, a former championship tennis player for Mount Lebanon High School who is now excelling at the University of Pittsburgh. While at Mount Lebanon, Frey captured four section titles in singles play, and during both her junior and senior seasons, she won the Class AAA WPIAL Championship. In the process, she became the first tennis play from Mount Lebanon in nearly 30 years to accomplish the feat.

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Ananya Dua of SSA & Anne Taylor of Beaver Win WPIAL Singles Tennis Gold
September 22, 2015
On the last day of summer, the WPIAL crowned their first fall champions. it was a repeat champion in Class AAA and a new champ in Class AA.

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2015 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Championships Results
September 21, 2015
The first scholastic championship of the 2015-2016 school year was earned Tuesday afternoon in the 2015 WPIAL Girls Tennis Singles Championships at North Allegheny High School. Ananya Dua of Shady Side Academy repeats as the district AAA champ after beating Anna Li of North Allegheny while a new champion was crowned in Class AA where junior Anne Taylor of Beaver knocked off top-seed Hannah Phillips of Carlynton in straight sets. Also Natalia Perry of Franklin Regional and Farrah Bojolad of Quaekr Valley earned spots in the PIAA state singles tennis playoffs with consolation match victories. Here are all of the results from the 2015 WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis Playoffs. The championship and consolation finals can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 09/21/2015
Believe it or not, we have out first district championship coming up as we creep closer to the mid-way point of the fall high school sports regular season this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We move on to Week Four of the high school football season with 30 WPIAL weekend contests starting Friday night with the MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding later that night with the WPIAL Football Scoreboard Show.

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