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Mount Lebanon Takes Chester To OT Before Falling in Boys AAAA Championship
March 26, 2011
In a game that some so-called experts said would be a rout, went to overtime as Chester prevailed, winning their 7th PIAA championship with a 72-60 victory over Mount Lebanon in the Boys Quad-A title game on Saturday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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PIAA Girls AAA, AA and A Championship Basketball Recaps
March 25, 2011
While the WPIAL has five teams, Mount Lebanon, Montour, Greensburg Central Catholic and Lincoln Park boys along with Mount Lebanon girls too a shot at state gold this weekend at Penn State University, there were three other state title games being played at the Bryce Jordan Center. Thus we have the recaps of the Girls Class AA, Girls Class A and Girls Class AAA PIAA championship contests.

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Mount Lebanon Makes State Quad A Girls History With Win Over Archbishop Carroll
The Mount Lebanon Blue Devils won their third straight PIAA Quad A Girls title with a hard fought 47-46 victory over the Archbishop Carroll Patriots on Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State.

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Philly MCS Charter Too Mighty for Lincoln Park in PIAA Boys A Finals
The Lincoln Park Leopards ran into a mighty buzz saw in the Philadelphia Math, Civics and Sciences Mighty Elephants on Friday afternoon in the PIAA Class A boys final at the Bryce Jordan Center, falling 70-55. The Elephants won their first ever PIAA title, led by Jeremiah Worthen as the super sophomore finished with 22 points.

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Scoring Drought Costs Montour as Spartans Fall in Class AAA Boys Title Game
For the first two plus quarters, Montour hung right with the defending state champions, but a seven plus minute scoring drought cost the Spartans a chance for the Class AAA title, falling to Neumann-Goretti 55-45 on Friday night at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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2011 MSA SPORTS ALL-MAT WRESTLING TEAM
March 23, 2011
Last weekend put a stamp on the end of yet another season of fantastic wrestling. The WPIAL produced 5 state champions and 48 total medallists (24 in both AA and AAA) over that time in Hershey. While there were many great wrestlers to watch and follow throughout the season, the MSA Sports Network had whittled the superb list down to the top ten wrestlers of 2010-2011 for our All-Mat Team.

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WPIAL Softball – 2010 Season Review
March 22, 2011
The 2011 WPIAL softball season officially begins Friday, March 25th. We will preview the upcoming season later this week, but for now, lets look back at what happened in the 2010 WPIAL softball season as Mount Lebanon, Montour, Valley and Vincentian Academy are out to defend their district titles while Mount Lebanon and Chartiers-Houston look to defend state crowns.

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PIHL High School Hockey News and Notes – 03/22/2011
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." The 2011 Penguins Cup champions have been crowned, and we congratulate three-time winner Mars along with Bishop Canevin and Upper St. Clair.

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WPIAL Baseball – 2010 Season Review
March 21, 2011
The 2011 WPIAL baseball season officially begins Friday, March 25th. We will preview the upcoming season later this week, but for now, lets look back at what happened in the 2010 WPIAL baseball season as Pine-Richland, Hopewell, Beaver Falls and Serra Catholic look to defend their district titles. FINAL 2010 WPIAL BASEBALL STANDINGS

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/21/2011
Spring has sprung as we close the door on the winter high school sports season this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 03/21/2011
Spring has sprung as we close the door on the winter high school sports season this week here on the MSA Sports Network.

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USC, B.Canevin and Mars Win 2011 PIHL Penguins Cup Championships
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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