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USC, B.Canevin and Mars Win 2011 PIHL Penguins Cup Championships
March 21, 2011
They saved the best for last. Upper St. Clair denied Canon-McMillan a repeat of the Penguins Cup Class AAA crown with a thrilling overtime victory to close out the very first high school hockey championships at the new CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

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Bishop Canevin Beats Peters Twp for First PIHL Penguins Cup Crown Since 1993
March 20, 2011
At Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Sunday evening, the Bishop Canevin Crusaders won their first Penguins Cup title in 18 years with a 5-2 win over the Peters Township Indians in the PIHL Class AA championship game.

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Upper St. Clair Comes Back, Beats Defending Champ Canon-Mac in PIHL AAA Overtime Thriller
It took 53 minutes and 10 seconds to crown a Class AAA champion, but that just made it all the sweeter for 4th-seed Upper St. Clair as they upended 2nd-seed Canon-McMillan in dramatic fashion in overtime to win the Panthers first Penguins Cup Championship since 1987 Sunday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

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Third Time Still Golden For Mars in Winning Class A Penguins Cup Championship Again
The Mars Planets won their third straight Class A Penguins Cup with a convincing 5-0 victory over the Hampton Talbots Sunday at the Consol Energy Center. Austin Heakins notched a four point performance with two goals and two assists. Goalie Tyler Stepke was fantastic once again, stopping all 23 shots he faced.

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OC’s Smith, P-R’s Murslack, MtL’s Nappi and NA’s Kuremsky Win PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving Gold
March 19, 2011
After being blanked on Day One on Friday, Saturday turned out to be a golden day for four WPIAL swimmers at the 2011 PIAA Class AAA Swimming and Diving championships at Bucknell University. Oakland Catholic's Leah Smith set a record in the 500-yard freestyle while Kristen Murslack of Pine-Richland won gold in the 100-yard breaststroke.

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PIHL Penguins Cup Championship Blog 2011
Blogs. They are here, there and everywhere. It seems every Tom, Dick and Harry like to show up and blog at the big events, but for all the details on the PIHL high school hockey finals on Sunday, keep it here all day Sunday to the Network that has been bringing you EXCLUSIVE coverage of the Penguins Cup Playoffs all month long, the MSA Sports Network!

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Shady Side Academy Golden in PIAA Class AA Boys Swimming; West A Girls Runner-Up
March 18, 2011
After finishing close for so many years, the Shady Side Academy boys team has finally reached the top of the state Class AA swimming mountain. The Indians swam their way to a state title Wednesday and Thursday at Bucknell University by beating runner-up Fairview by 27 points. Indiana was the only other WPIAL team to finish in the top ten overall with 8th place.

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Scholastic Notebook – 03/18/2011
The first two rounds of the state boys basketball tournament have showed the WPIAL is strong in Class AA. But flexing their muscles is nothing new for Class AA teams in the WPIAL. There are four teams left in the western region of the Class AA bracket and all four are WPIAL teams

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PIAA Boys Basketball Class AAAA Recaps for Wednesday, March 16th
March 16, 2011
WPIAL champion Gateway had there season come to an end on Wednesday night at North Allegheny High School as Mount Lebanon defeated the Gators 59-33.

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Pennsylvania Scholastic Bowling Championships
March 15, 2011
The 2011 Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Finals will be held this weekend on Fruday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th at the Limerick Lanes in Limerick Pa. Both the boys and girls championships begin at 9:00am each day. Girls Team Qualifiers: NORTH ALLEGHENY Governor Mifflin PENN HILLS Warwick PENN-TRAFFORD

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PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals Recaps for Tuesday, March 15th
Two defending champions in high school hockey have registered victories on Semifinals Tuesday while another has seen its hopes of more frozen gold come to an end at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Canon-McMillan is still alive in an effort to repeat as Class AAA champs after knocking out Bethel Park while two-time defending champion Mars took care of business against Westmont-Hilltop.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/14/2011
March 14, 2011
Green takes center stage this week...for the luck of the Irish and for the envy of all the BIG high school and college broadcasts coming your way this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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PIHL High School Hockey News and Notes – 03/14/2011
Welcome to another edition of "PIHL News and Notes," your continuing source for all the scholastic hockey happenings you may not hear about on "The PIHL Power Play." A whirlwind week of postseason action has seen a field of 32 teams in the three major classifications trimmed down to a lucky dozen.

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PIHL Penguins Cup Semifinals Recaps for Monday, March 14th
A pair of tripleheaders at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh will determine who will play for the PIHL Penguins Cup championship this upcoming weekend. Here are the recaps from the three Semifinals games, including a pair of top-seeds falling in both the Class AAA and Class A Semifinals Monday night.

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FR’s Nico Megaludis Lone WPIAL Golden Boy in PIAA AAA Wrestling
March 13, 2011
After winning four WPIAL titles a week ago, Franklin Regional senior Nico Megaludis had one more gold medal he wanted to add to his mantel. After finishing third as a freshman, Megaludis rattled off two straight PIAA championships before this weekend.

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Four WPIAL Class AA Wrestlers Are Golden in PIAA Championships
After winning 12 of 14 titles a week ago in the Southwest Regional Tournament in Johnstown, the WPIAL had a strong showing in the PIAA Tournament at Hershey. Six wrestlers made it to the finals, with four coming home with state gold, and picking up a total of 24 medals.

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Scholastic Notebook – 03/11/2011
March 11, 2011
One top high school basketball player has returned from a concussion and another important player might be returning. West Mifflin senior C.J. Hester, who averages 18 points a game, played in a PIAA Class AAA play-in game Tuesday night and was a key factor in the Titans' 66-36 victory against Bradford. Hester had 17 points and 15 rebounds.

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PIHL Penguin Cup Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, March 9th
March 9, 2011
While ten of eleven higher seeds moved on to the Final Four on Quarterfinals Wednesday in the PIHL playoffs, most of them did so with a mighty struggle, including one overtime game and one double overtime thriller. Plus the one upset as the 3rd-seed in Class A is eliminated.

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PIHL Penguin Cup Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, March 8th
March 8, 2011
Three games, one in each classification, helped put a nice fancy bow on the opening round of the high school hockey playoffs. Here are recaps from all three games as we put the First Round to bed and quickly get ready for the one day Quarterfinals 24 hours later in the 2011 PIHL Penguins Cup Playoffs.

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Gateway, Montour, Monessen and Vincentian Win 2011 WPIAL Boys Basketball Titles
March 7, 2011
2011 turns into the yeaqr of virgin winners. With Gateway beating Chartiers Valley in Class AAAA, Montour beating top-seed South Fayette in Class AAA and Vincentian Academy taking care of Lincoln Park in Class A, championship weekend sees three school lift the golden ball for the first time in school history.

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