Sports

North Hills Malone Sisters Finish 1-2 in Girls AAA X-Country Finals
October 28, 2011
No major surprises at the WPIAL Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships, just lots of wind, rain and mud. The competitors battled challenging conditions and a 3.1 mile course that had very few blades of grass remaining at the end of a long day at Cooper’s Lake.

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Peters Twp and Sewickley Academy Win PIAA Girls Team Tennis Crowns
October 27, 2011
Three of the four finalists in the 2011 PIAA Girls Team Tennis Championships were from District 7 as 2011 WPIAL champions Peters Township in AAA and Sewickley Academy in AA became 2011 PIAA Girls Team Tennis champions Saturday in Hershey.

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Chicks Picks – 10/27/2011
Welcome to Week 9 of the high school football season. Friends of Chick’s Picks held the first annual Pumpkin Carve-nival this week to get in the Halloween spirit.  The Pumpkin Carve-nival, as it had been dubbed, was not your average pumpkin-carving party.  Prizes and pride were on the line, and Chick’s Picks was determined to take home gold in every category.

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District College Football Preview – 10/27/2011
Two conference titles could be decided on Saturday as Slippery Rock tries to sew up the PSAC West crown while Westminster tries to knock off three time champion Thomas More. The Coal Bowl takes places as well between Cal and IUP with the loser being knocked out of playoff contention.

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WPIAL Big Game Hunting: The Football Four-Pack – 10/26/2011
October 26, 2011
This is it, week nine and we will wrap up a fabulous 2011 WPIAL football regular season this weekend and pack our bags to get on the Highway to Heinz next Friday night. BGH salutes all the players, fans, and coaches from the 2011 season whether they will be on the “Highway” next week or not. Thanks for the memories and remember to cherish the ones you have made for yourself.

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2011 WPIAL BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFFS – 10/26
The top two seeds in each of the three classifications have now passed two tests as they head to the Final Four. Defending champions Peters Township, Hampton and Seton-LaSalle are also still alive through two rounds.

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WPIAL Boys Soccer Playoff Recaps for Monday 10/24
October 25, 2011
The curtain was lifted on the 2011 WPIAL Boys Soccer playoffs Monday on a comfortable day at the pitch. Here are recaps from the games that were heard here on the MSA Sports Network on opening day of the boys 'second' season. 

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WPIAL Football Plays of the Week – 10/25/2011
Week Eight is great.  Don't let anyone fool you.  Many people believe that the ninth -- and final -- week of the regular season is the best.  Their argument holds some weight..  *  Sure, it's typically a rivalry week. 

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Football – 10/25/2011
Here are the MSA Sports Top Ten WPIAL football rankings following Week Eight of the 2011 high school football season. This is the final rankings of the 2011 regular season. This weekend, we will rank the Top 16 playoff teams in each classification here on the MSA Sports Network.WPIAL CLASS AAAA:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 10/25/2011
The fall sports postseason advances on for soccer and volleyball while the high school football regular season comes to an end this week on the MSA Sports Network. The ninth weekend of the high school football season has plenty of WPIAL and District 6 football action starting with the expanded MSA Sports Pregame Show and concluding with WPIAL and D-6 Scoreboard Shows.

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West A’s Garrett Browning Wins PIAA Boys Golf Championship
Four WPIAL boys golfers finished 1-2-3 and 4 after the final round of the 2011 PIAA Individual Golf Championships at Heritage Hills Golf Club on Tuesday, but it was Garrett Browning of West Allegheny who was the golden boy...again.

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2011 WPIAL FIELD HOCKEY PLAYOFFS
Three of the four finalists this year have DOMINATED the district field hockey playing field since the sports inception in 1994. Between 2010 champions North Allegheny in AAA, Ellis School in AA and Shady Side Academy, the three programs have won 25 of a possible 31 WPIAL field hockey titles. The other finalist, Penn-Trafford is the new kid on the golden block.

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PIHL Notebook – 2011-2012 OPEN CLASS High School Hockey Preview
Welcome to another installment of “PIHL Notebook” as we celebrate the drop of the puck league-wide tonight by wrapping out season preview four-pack with a look inside the Open Class. After a perfect regular season in ’10-’11, you know Wheeling Central Catholic is not happy about failing to even reach the gold medal game.

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2011 WPIAL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS
October 24, 2011
Chalk.  That is how MOST of the opening round in the 2011 WPIAL Girls Volleyball Playoffs went on Wednesday and Thursday. Only one Class AA and two Class A lower seed teams were able to pull off the opening round upset, thus making for form great second round action.

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Saturdays Scholastic Starz – 10/23/2011
October 23, 2011
A busy Friday night of high school football action in Week Eight left only four WPIAL games to be played on the next to the last Saturday of the regular season. Two teams were looking to secure the top-seed in their conference while another was trying to secure a playoff berth. That left five teams to play the role of spoiler or to just play for pride.

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District College Football Recap – 10/23/2011
Some great action in Week 8 of the college football slate. Slippery Rock remains on top of the PSAC West and sends Lock Haven into the conference history books. Wins by Cal and IUP set up the Coal Bowl next week, both teams are still alive for NCAA playoff berths.

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WPIAL Girls Soccer Playoff Recaps for Saturday 10/22
October 22, 2011
The curtain was lifted on the 2011 WPIAL Girls Soccer playoffs Saturday afternoon just as the gray skies parted and the sun came out to shine a bit on the action at the pitch. Here are recaps from the games that were heard here on the MSA Sports Network on opening day of the 'second' season.

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Highway to Heinz WPIAL Football Playoff Picture – 10/22/2011
Eight weeks down, one week remaining in the 2011 WPIAL football regular season. An incredible 55 teams have clinched postseason berths through eight weeks, leaving only NINE playoff spots up for grabs in Week Nine.

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2011 WPIAL GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS – 10/22
Three of the top four seeds in all three classifications are moving on to the Final Four of the district playoffs, but there is one double-digit seed remaining in each of the classifications. #10 North Allegheny in AAA, #13 Elizabeth Forward in AA and #11 Springdale in A are the three bracket busters through the first two rounds.

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Friday Night HighLights – 10/22/2011
Different strokes for different folks. Some of the top performers from Friday night in Week Eight helped their teams stay alive for a conference title…others helped their teams solidify a district playoff berth…while others stayed alive for a drive on the Highway to Heinz.

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