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WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 20th
May 21, 2013
The 2013 WPIAL Softball Playoffs resumed in Week Two on Monday with Round Two action in all four classifications. The top two seeds in each classification have qualified for the Final Four, but there are some surprises as well into the Semifinals. Here are recaps from all 16 WPIAL Quarterfinals Softball playoff games played Monday afternoon/evening.A special thanks goes out to Steve Nagler, Jason Tennant, Sam Hall, Chris Lackner, Mike Azadian, Josh Rowntree, Bob Gregg, Mark Schaas and Alex Richert for their help on these recaps.WPIAL CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals:

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The South Shines as Mount Lebanon & Seton-LaSalle Celebrate 2013 WPIAL Boys Lacrosse Titles
In the fifth anniversary of WPIAL boys lacrosse, won school captured gold for a third time while the other enjoyed their first ever golden crown. Mount Lebanon held off North Allegheny in the Division I finals to keep their streak of winning every other year in tact (2009, 2011 and 2013) while Seton-LaSalle knocked off the Quaker Valley Quakers for the Rebels first ever WPIAL boys lacrosse championship in the Division II title match. Here are ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Boys Lacrosse Playoffs.Any result marked with (MSA) after the score can be heard archived here on the MSA Sports Network.2013 WPIAL DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 05/20/2013
May 20, 2013
While the District baseball and softball playoffs cruise through the Quarterfinals and Semifinals Rounds, gold will be decided in scholastic lacrosse and boys volleyball this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have the WPIAL Baseball Semifinals, the Quarterfinals and Semifinals of WPIAL Softball along with District 6 Quarterfinals and Semifinals Baseball and Softball action and the Championship Finals in WPIAL Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Volleyball, plus more Frontier League pro baseball with the Washington Wild Things and plenty of holiday news from the world of auto racing with Rappin on Racin ALL here ONLY at MSAsports.netMonday, May 13th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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Scholastic Notebook – 05/18/2013
May 18, 2013

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Shady Side Academy Settles for Silver in 2013 PIAA Boys Team Tennis
The 2013 PIAA Class AAA Boys Team Tennis Finals ended the same way the 2012 championships ended a year earlier, with District 1 champion Conestoga beating WPIAL winner Shady Side Academy as the Pioneers captured their third straight state title. In Class AA after Sewickley Academy lost in the Semifinals, Wyomissing won a second straight PIAA crown by beating Lancaster Country Day Saturday in Hershey. Here are ALL the results from the 2013 PIAA Boys Team Tennis Playoffs.2013 PIAA CLASS AAA Boys Team Tennis Championship Match:Conestoga Pioneers 4 - SHADY SIDE ACADEMY INDIANS 1PIAA CLASS AAA Semifinals:SHADY SIDE ACADEMY INDIANS 3 - Council Rock North Indians 0

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2013 WPIAL AAA and AA GIRLS Individual Track & Field Results
May 17, 2013
One superstar female athlete is winding down her historic scholastic career while another is not even halfway through and she's breaking records. Shatori Walker-Kimbrough of Hopewell and Breanna Schwartz of Shaler headlined a memorable day at Baldwin High School on the girls side of the 2013 WPIAL AAA and AA Individual Track and Field Championships.(Pictured are Medalists for the Girls Class AA Long Jump)Walker-Kimbrough continued to add to her resume as one of the most decorated golden girls in WPIAL history as she added to volleyball and basketball gold by winning the Long Jump and the Triple Jump.

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2013 WPIAL AAA and AA BOYS Individual Track & Field Results
It was a two team show Thursday at the WPIAL Track and Field Individual Championships from Baldwin High School on the boys side.  In AA, the Washington Little Prexies returned to their peak form and performed well, taking the majority of the medals. The Little Prexies goal going into the event was to avenge their second place finish in last year’s 4x100 meter relay and they were successful. It seemed as if each time there were AA Boys medals being handed out there was a Wash High member in the top half of the medals. (Pictured above are the medalists for the Boys Class AAA Triple Jump)

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WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Thursday, May 16th
Class AAAA and Class AA teams had their fun in the sun on Tuesday, now it was time for WPIAL Class AAA and Class A teams to enjoy their postseason lid-lifters. Some of the game might have been closer than expected, but in the end, the top four seeds in both classifications are moving on to the Quarterfinals next week. Here are recaps from ten of the fourteen WPIAL Softball Playoff games that were heard here on the MSA Sports.A special thanks to Jason Tennant, Dennis Fischer, Adam Hoerner, Mark Schaas, Lee Mohn, Mike Azadian, Josh Rowntree and Bob Gregg for their help on these recaps.WPIAL CLASS AAA First Round:

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WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Wednesday, May 15th
May 15, 2013
The turn-around from the First Round to the Quarterfinals was a quick one for all but one WPIAL baseball playoff team. 63 teams cut to 32 on Monday, then 32 shrunk to 16 48 hours later. But now the Final Four is set in each classification with the Semifinals set for next week. Here are recaps from all 16 games played on Quarterfinals Wednesday in the WPIAL Baseball Playoffs.A special thanks to Mark Schaas, Randy Gore, Sam Hall, Mark Uriah, Jason Tennant, Josh Rowntree, Bob Gregg, Lee Mohn, Mike Azadian, Don Rebel, Bob Orkwis, Adam Hoerner and Bob Barrickman for their help on these recaps. WPIAL CLASS AAAA Quarterfinals:

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WPIAL Softball Playoff Recaps for Tuesday, May 14th
May 14, 2013
The curtain rose on the 2013 WPIAL Softball Playoffs on Tuesday....well, at least for half the postseason field. Whle the Class AAA and Class A team will have to wait until Thursday, Class AAAA and Class AA teams had at it to get the postseason off to a flying start. While most of the results were expected, there was one eye-brow raiser in each class. Here are recaps from the 12 softball games played on Tuesday. A special thanks to Bob Gregg, Mike Azadian, Mike Sackley, Chris Lackner, Mark Schaas, Adam Hoerner. Steve Nagler, Josh Rowntree and Don Rebel for their help on these recaps.WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

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WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recaps for Monday, May 13th
May 13, 2013
For the first time in several years, opening day of the WPIAL baseball playoffs was not affected by the weather. On second thought, it was not affected by wet weather as chilly, brisk temperatures made if fell more like late-March rather than mid-May. But make no mistake about it, this was playoff baseball as 64 teams shooting for four championships was cut to 32 squads on one day. Here are recaps from the First Round of the 2013 WPIAL baseball Playoffs.A special thanks to Josh Rowntree, Sam Hall, Chris Lackner, Lee Mohn, Greg Kuntz, Randy Gore, Bob Orkwis, Bobby Fox, Jason Tennant, Steve Nagler, Mike Azadian, Melissa Carle, Bob Gregg, Dennis Fischer and Adam Hoerner for their help on these recaps.  WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

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This Week on the MSA Sports Network – 05/12/2013
May 12, 2013
Everybody not playing will be tuned in starting this week for EXCLUSIVE coverage of all the WPIAL springs sports playoffs starting this week here on the MSA Sports Network. We have First Round and Quarterfinals WPIAL baseball action, First Round play in the WPIAL softball playoffs as well as the start of the District 7 boys and girls lacrosse and boys volleyball postseason tournaments, plus the 2013 WPIAL Individual Track and Field Wrap-up Show, all the latest news form the world of auto racing with another edition of Rappin on Racin and the start of the 2013 Frontier League with another year of Washington Wild Things baseball ALL here ONLY at MSAsports.netMonday, May 13th:TALK SHOW - Rappin on Racin at 6:00pm on MSAsports.net

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FINAL 2013 WPIAL Baseball Standings
May 11, 2013
Here are the FINAL WPIAL baseball standings for the 2013 season. The standings will be updated daily throughout the regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings with 64 teams postseason bound. You can follow the district high school baseball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Monday and game broadcasts every day through the postseason here on the MSA Sports Network.The top three teams in each section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs while the top eight teams make the Pittsburgh City League postseason.# - Clinched Section Title    * - Clinched Playoff Berth x - Eliminated From Playoff Contention

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WPIAL Baseball Playoff Recap for Saturday, May 11th
The 2013 WPIAL Baseball Playoffs opened Saturday afternoon with one lone Preliminary Round contest. With the Class AAA 16th-seed decide, the stage is now set for a very busy First Round in all four classifications on Monday. Here is the recap from the pigtail game played on a chilly Saturday afternoon.WPIAL CLASS AAA Preliminary Round: Yough Cougars 3  -  Knoch Knights 2The Cougars scored all three runs in the third inning without a ball leaving the infield and held on for dear life in the seventh for their first playoff win in over ten years and a meeting with unbeaten South Park on Monday.

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FINAL 2013 WPIAL Softball Standings
May 10, 2013
Here are the FINAL WPIAL softball standings. The standings will be updated daily through the 2013 regular season...including the FINAL WPIAL playoff clinchings with 58 teams postseason bound. You can follow the high school softball season with schedules, scores, weekly rankings every Tuesday and game broadcasts, including another year of the MSA Sports Hometown Softball Program here on the MSA Sports Network. The top three teams in each section qualify for the WPIAL playoffs. The 2013 WPIAL Softball Playoffs ONLY on the MSA Sports Network will be sponsored by Carlow University. # - Clinched Section Title * - Clinched Playoff Berth x - Eliminated From Playoff Contention

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WPIAL Boys Volleyball Playoff Clinchings
The 2013 WPIAL Boys Volleyball Playoffs begin next week with the brackets being released on Monday. So as we hit the final night of section play and the regular season, here are the 24 WPIAL boys volleyball teams that have punched their ticket for the District 7 postseason.WPIAL Boys Volleyball Class AAA: (SET WITH 12 PLAYOFF TEAMS - FOUR FIRST ROUND BYES)Section 1: (Section Record) Bethel Park Black Hawks : (11-1) Peters Township Indians : (9-2) Upper St. Clair Panthers : (9-3) Baldwin Highlanders : (6-6)

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Shady Side and Sewickley Keep the Academy’s Golden in WPIAL Boys Team Tennis
May 9, 2013
Since 2004, Sewickley Academy has sat atop the WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Double A classification as champion. Call it a Golden Decade. The streak continued Thursday as the Panthers captured their 10th straight district team tennis crown with a victory over Mars. It's not as long, but in Class AAA, Shady Side Academy swept past North Allegheny to win a 3rd consecutive tennis title for the Indians. Here are ALL of the results from the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Tennis Playoffs.2013 WPIAL CLASS AAA TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:Shady Side Academy Indians 5 - North Allegheny Tigers 0WPIAL CLASS AAA Semifinals:Shady Side Academy Indians 4 - Mount Lebanon Blue Devils 0

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North Allegheny and Washington Win Gold in the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Track & Field Finals
An old-new champion was crowned in Class AAA Thursday at Baldwin High School in the boys team track finals. It is the 9th WPIAL team championship for North Allegheny, but only the Tigers first in five years. NA knocked out two-time defending champion Hempfield en route to the gold. In Class AA, Washington won its second straight district title, the 4th AA team track championship overall for the Little Prexies. Here are the results from the Semifinals and Championship Finals in the 2013 WPIAL Boys Team Track & Field Playoffs. 

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Hempfield and South Fayette are the Golden Girls of WPIAL Team Track & Field in 2013
Hempfield won their first WPIAL girls team track championship in 1984 and waited 27 years for their second crown. The wait for a third district title was a bit shorter...12 month to be exact as the Spartans won gold for a second consecutive season Thursday at Baldwin High School. Meanwhile, South Fayette captured the schools first ever girls team track gold by edging Beaver, Southmoreland and two-time defending champion Freeport. Here are the results from the Semifinals and Championship Finals in the 2013 WPIAL Girls Team Track & Field Playoffs. 

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MSA Sports Top Ten – WPIAL Baseball Playoff Teams – 05/08/2013
May 8, 2013
Every week during the regular season, MSA Sports ranks the Top Ten teams in each of the four classifications. It’s a sliding system based on wins and losses that week. Our final ranking is more of a seeding as we attempt to put together our own little playoff bracket based on what we believe the WPIAL steering committee might do Thursday.The WPIAL Baseball Playoff Pairings Show can be heard Friday night at 7:00pm only here on the MSA Sports Network.The records are overall through Tuesday.WPIAL BASEBALL CLASS AAAA:

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