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Even Up, Seton-LaSalle Continues Trend of Even Year WPIAL Boys Soccer Runs With Win Over GCC
November 7, 2010
At Elizabeth Forward High School in Boys WPIAL A Soccer finals the Seton-LaSalle Rebels won in dominant fashion over the Greensburg Central Catholic Centurions 3-0. The win is the fourth boys soccer title for the Rebels, with their other championships coming in 2002, 2006 and 2008.

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Peters Township Finally Golden in WPIAL Girls AAA Soccer
The Peters Township Indians had always been a power as far as WPIAL Girls Soccer was concerned, yet a WPIAL Championship had always eluded them...until Saturday when they blanked the Norwin Knights 3-0 to win the 2010 WPIAL Girls Class AAA soccer championship.

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Plum’s Yurovsky is the Golden Girl, While SSA’s Perelman and QV’s Caravaggio Take Silver in 2010 PIAA Girls Singles Tennis Championships
There were plenty of medals being handed out to WPIAL tennis players Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Back in September, Ronit Yurovsky of Plum beat Sara Perelman of Shady Side Academy in two sets to claim the WPIAL Girls Singles Tennis crown in Class AAA. Saturday afternoon, history repeated itself as Yurovsky beat Perelman again in the state finals.

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Peters Twp Beats Pgh Central Catholic in Double OT for WPIAL Boys Soccer AAA Gold
For the second time in three years, the Peters Township Indians won WPIAL gold by outlasting Pittsburgh Central Catholic 1-0 in double overtime Saturday night at Elizabeth Forward high School.

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Shady Side Academy Wins First Ever WPIAL Girls A Soccer Title
Shady Side Academy made history at Baldwin Stadium by defeating Sewickley Academy to become the first ever WPIAL Girls Class-A champions. The 5th seeded Indians scored an early 2nd half goal and used that momentum to help them control play throughout the final 40-minutes.

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Ryan Gil and NA Teammates Golden in PIAA Cross-Country Championships
It was a golden Saturday for both Ryan Gil, who won the 2010 Boys Class AAA Individual cross-country race while his North Allegheny teammates finished first in the boys team standings at the Parkview Course in Hershey. Here are the results from both Class AAA and Class AA races for both the boys and girls. PIAA BOYS CLASS AAA TEAM RESULTS:

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Freeport Wins First Ever WPIAL Girls Volleyball AA Title
Coming into Saturday's WPIAL Class AA Volleyball Championship match, everyone knew that there was going to be a new champion after the defending back-to-back Class AA Champion West Allegheny Indians had been dethroned on Thursday night at Franklin Regional High School in the semifinals by the number top-seed Indiana "Little Indians" in five thrilling sets.

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Frazier Claims First WPIAL Girls Class A Volleyball Gold
If you were passing through the town of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania Saturday afternoon and you were wondering where all the residents were, I can tell you that a very large number of them were in Murrysville supporting their Frazier Commodores girls volleyball team.

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Pine-Richland Wins Third WPIAL Girls Volleyball AAA Crown
Hats off to the WPIAL Girls Volleyball steering committee as they got all of the top two seeds playing for the Championships in all three classifications this season. This particular conflict featured two northern suburban schools that do not have an affinity for one another on the volleyball court.

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NA Duo Settles for Silver in 2010 PIAA Girls Doubles Tennis Championships
A pair of WPIAL duo's made it to the Semifinals in the 2010 PIAA Girls Doubles Tennis Championships this weekend in Hershey, one in Class AAA and one in Class AA. The North Allegheny team of Lylie Isaacs and Mikayla Becich had to settle for silver after they advanced to the finals Saturday afternoon only to lose in two sets.

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District College Football Recap for Saturday November 6th
On the first weekend in November, conference and divisional championships were decided in the NEC, PSAC and PAC, plus an offensive showdown in Greensburg highlight this week's action. Here are recaps from all the games around the region: Gannon 24 - Slippery Rock 20

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Mars Remains Perfect With WPIAL Girls AA Soccer Championship
The Planets capped off a perfect run through the WPIAL season with a 2-0 win over Beaver Saturday at Baldwin High School. Second seeded Mars ends its championship season at (22-0) and even though the Planets controlled the ball and most of the play against the Bobcats, it took a while for the games first goal to be tallied.

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Hampton is the New Sheriff in the WPIAL Boys AA Soccer Town After Ousting Mars
On the one hand, Hampton (21-1-0) had defeated Mars (14-6-2) twice during the 2010 regular season, and was certainly motivated to avenge a loss in the 2009 WPIAL Championship game. On the other hand, the Planets were the two-time defending champion, but the Talbots would not be denied the gold medal this time, winning 4-1 at Baldwin High School on Saturday evening.

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Highway to Heinz – Round One Recaps
November 6, 2010
Home cookin was the rule of thumb in the opening round of the 2010 WPIAL Football Playoffs. 23 of the 32 teams that hosted First Round games were winners and are moving on to the Quarterfinals. Here are recaps from most of the eight games in each classification.

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WPIAL and City League Football Week 10 Games
November 5, 2010
There was a time when every WPIAL football team played ten games. It was called the regular season. Since the district went to a nine-week regular season, non-playoff football teams have a choice whether they want to play a tenth game. Sadly, most do not.

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Was Maurice Lucas the Best in Western PA Hoops?
Former Schenley High School basketball great Maurice Lucas died this week and the headline in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called him the greatest player ever from Western Pennsylvania. Accurate headline or overstatement?

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Scholastic Notebook – 11/05/2010
Ten teams have the perfect outlook on the WPIAL playoffs. The playoffs start Friday night and 10 WPIAL teams enter the postseason with perfect 9-0 records. A year ago, not one team made it through the WPIAL playoffs with an undefeated record. Only three years ago, all four WPIAL champs (Serra, Jeannette, Thomas Jefferson and Central Catholic) were undefeated.

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WPIAL/Pittsburgh City League Week 10 Friday Scores
While the Pittsburgh City League concludes its regular season this weekend, it's postseason time for the WPIAL. The District 8 Semifinals will be played next Thursday and Friday while the District 7 First Round took place Friday night with 32 lidlifters. Here are ALL the WPIAL First Round final scores. WPIAL CLASS AAAA First Round:

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MSA Sports Friday Night HighLights – Week Ten
The orange cones were taken away, the ribbon was cut and the curtain was raised on the Highway to Heinz...the 2010 WPIAL Football Playoffs on Friday night. While teams like Ringgold, Deer Lakes, Ellwood City and Cornell saw memorable seasons come to an end, 32 teams have advanced to the Quarterfinals...ten of them thanks to huge efforts by these gridiron performances.

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2010 Turns Out to be Year of the Tigers in WPIAL Field Hockey
November 4, 2010
When it comes to WPIAL Girls Field Hockey Playoffs, 2010 turned out to be the Year of the Tigers. Both the North Allegheny Tigers in Class AAA and the Ellis School Tigers in Class AA captured district gold Monday night with victories at Fox Chapel High School. Here are the short but sweet results from the two round playoffs in both classifications.

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