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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 Recap
January 4, 2017
It case you missed it, here is a look at our annual end of the year countdown of top stories or events from around the WPIAL. As we begin 2017, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016 with the entire countdown. #25 - CROSS-COUNTRY RUN ENDS

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 01/02/2017
January 2, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!  We turn the calendar from 2016 to 2017 and hit the ground running with plenty of high school basketball, hockey, wrestling and cheerleading as well this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have section coverage of WPIAL, District 6 and District 9 boys and girls high school basketball along with WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and more PIHL high school hockey action. we also have Carlow University men's and women's basketball along with video coverage of the 2017 WPIAL Competitive Spirit Championships, plus we have new episodes of The WPIAL Roundball Report, The PIHL Power Play Show and Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, January 2nd: No Broadcasts

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 – #15 through #11
December 31, 2016
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at the MSA Sports Network. As we close out 2016 and another great high school sports year, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016. We continue our countdown with #15 through #11. #15 - BRIDESMAIDS NO MORE

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 12/26/2016
December 26, 2016
As we wind down 2016, the scholastic focus is on one of the top wrestling tournaments in the state along with several holiday basketball tournaments this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have two day coverage of the PowerADE Wrestling Tournament along with hardwood action from a handful of district boys and girls high school hoops tourneys, plus we spread the holiday cheer with Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and The PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, December 26th: No Broadcasts Tuesday, December 27th: WPIAL Boys High School Basketball - West Allegheny vs North Allegheny at 3:00pm on the North Allegheny Sports Network at MSAsports.net

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 12/20/2016
December 20, 2016
Twas the week before Chrsitmas, and all on The Network, many high school sports creatures were stirring on the hardwood, the mat and the ice in the hiopes that a victory soon would be there. One more weeks before the holidays chalk full of high school broadcasts comes your way this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have section coverage of WPIAL and District 6 boys and girls high school basketball along with WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and more PIHL high school hockey action, plus we spread the holiday cheer with The WPIAL Roundball Report, Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and The PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, December 19th:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 12/11/2016
December 11, 2016
With the high school football season now in the rear view mirror and the holidays just a few short weeks away, we turn our attention to the roundball, the mats and the ice as we go full throttle into the winter high school sports season this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have coverage of WPIAL and District 6 boys and girls high school basketball along with the debut of WPIAL and District 6 scholastic wrestling and more PIHL high school hockey and women's college basketball featuring Carlow University, plus it's the season debut of The WPIAL Roundball Report to go along with Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and The PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, December 12th:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 12/05/2016
December 5, 2016
We officially conclude the fall high school sports season while opening up full throttle on the winter high school sports season on the first full week of December this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have coverage of four PIAA Championship Football Games featuring Clairton, Steel Valley, Beaver Falls and Pittsburgh Central Catholic and their quest for a state title from Hershey. We also tip off the 2016-2017 high school basketball season with plenty of tip-off tournament roundball action as well as PIHL high school hockey and women's college basketball featuring Carlow University, plus it's the season debuts of Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle on Mondays and The PIHL Power Play Show on Wednesdays ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, December 5th:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 11/28/2016
November 28, 2016
With the district football playoffs completely behind us now, our attention turns to The Road to Hershey and the state football playoffs as November turns to December this week on the MSA Sports Network. We have six PIAA Semifinals high school football state playoff games as well as PIHL high school hockey and the start of college basketball featuring Carlow University, plus it's the season finale of This Week in the WPIAL ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, November 28th: PIHL High School Hockey - Live Video Stream:  Beaver vs Montour at 7:15pm on MSAsports.net Tuesday, November 29th: No Broadcasts

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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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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/14/2016
March 14, 2016
The winter high school sports postseason comes to an end this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have the Semifinals and State Championship Game coverage from Hershey of the boys and girls 2016 PIAA State Basketball Playoffs along with video and audio stream coverage of the 2016 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs Championships, plus the season finales of both Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle and The WPIAL Roundball Report as well as The PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, March 14th: TALK SHOW - Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle at 7:00pm on MSAsports.net

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2016 PIAA Wrestling Championships – Class AAA Final Results
March 13, 2016
After winning nine state championships a year ago in AAA, eight of which by seniors, a setback could have been expected. But when you are in a district as strong as the WPIAL, it never seems to happen. The WPIAL had another good showing at Hershey to cap its season, as five wrestlers came away with state gold. A pair of wrestlers were able to win their third PIAA Championship. The first was Franklin Regional’s Spencer Lee at 120 pounds. Lee, who pinned his first three opponents in the tournament in the first period, was able to rack up multiple back points on his way to a 15-0 technical fall in 3:42 to defeat Austin DeSanto of Exeter Township.  For his efforts, Lee was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award and the Most Falls Award for the PIAA tournament.

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2016 PIAA Wrestling Championships – Class AA Final Results
The WPIAL came into the medal rounds of the PIAA Championships with nine individuals wrestling for a gold medal. After action ended Saturday, the WPIAL ended the season with seven state champions. Of the seven that won gold Saturday, five have won more then one title in their career. One wrestler was able to claim his third PIAA Championship, as George Phillippi of Derry was victorious at 138 pounds. He was able to pick up a pair of takedowns in the match to defeat Cole Wetzel of Boiling Springs 6-2.

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2016 PIAA Wrestling Championships – Day Two Recap
March 11, 2016
After having a tough day on Thursday, the WPIAL rebounded with a strong day on Friday to set up the medal round bouts on Saturday. Out of the 24 wrestlers that came into action Friday, there will be 16 of them coming home with a medal from Hershey. 14 of those wrestlers started the day in the Quarterfinals, and 9 finished the day set to wrestle in the state finals. Those expected to make the finals did, as Gavin Teasdale of Jefferson Morgan (113), George Phillippi of Derry (138), Mike Carr of South Fayette (145), Jake Wentzel of South Park (160), Greg Bulsak of South Park (182), and Jake Beistel of Southmoreland (285) all found their way to the title match with relative easy.

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2016 PIAA Wrestling Championships – Day One Recap
March 10, 2016
The WPIAL came into action on Thursday at Hershey with 56 wrestlers, and they did not disappoint, as 51 of those wrestlers are still alive in the tournament and will wrestle on Friday afternoon. Of those 51 wrestlers, 28 still remain in the quarterfinals. Every WPIAL Champion advanced into the quarterfinals with the exception of two. The first was at 160 pounds, where Albert Gallatin's David Wallace dropped an 8-6 overtime loss to Tyler Reber of Hempfield (District 3). The other was at 285 pounds, where Norwin's Hayden Rice came up short against Isaac Schannauer of Wilson 3-2.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/06/2016
March 6, 2016
With all of the battles for district winter sports gold in the rear view mirror, we focus on the chase for state championships on the mat and on the hardwood along with the Final Four of the high school hockey postseason this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have the Second Round and Quarterfinals of the boys and girls 2016 PIAA State Basketball Playoffs, the Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals for Class AAA and Class AA of the 2016 PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships and the PIHL Penguins Cup Playoff Semifinals, plus Inside the WPIAL Wrestling Circle, The WPIAL Roundball Report and a special night for The PIHL Power Play Show ALL here at MSAsports.net Monday, March 7th:

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2016 WPIAL Class AAA Wrestling Day Two Recap & Results
March 5, 2016
Some of the best wrestlers in the state of PA, as well as the country, were on display on Saturday at Penn Hills for the AAA WPIAL Championships and they did not disappoint. 11 out of the 14 top seeds in each weight class found themselves on the top of the podium, with the lone exceptions being at 106, 132, and 285.

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2016 PIAA Wrestling Class AA Southwest Regional Results
The top Class AA wrestlers around Southwestern Pennsylvania spent Friday and Saturday in Canonsburg doing battle for the top five spots in the upcoming 2016 PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championships next week. Here are the results from Canon-McMillan High School.

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