Tag: Derry Area

Big Game Hunting – Week Nine
October 25, 2017
I often think how funny it is to see all the work that goes into figuring out playoff scenarios, especially some of the deep-down tiebreaker stuff. The procrastinator in me just says, “week nine is coming, it will all be sorted right out there, so why bother doing the actual math?” Once again, as it […]

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Hometown Volleyball Recap – Freeport
October 13, 2017
An undefeated section season continues for Freeport volleyball after a Senior Night victory. The Lady Yellowjackets defeated the Derry Lady Trojans in straight sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-23). After the Senior Night festivities for the five seniors on the roster, things got off to a slow start for Freeport as Derry rattled off the first three […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Four
September 25, 2017
The celebration continues with the announcement this week that the MSA Sports Network will soon become the Trib Live High School Sports Network. A lot of very happy people in southwestern Pennsylvania when that news broke Monday, none more happy than I, but, there is work to do. Onward we march into the 2017 campaign. […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week One
August 31, 2017
We know how fast this goes from previous experience, so we won’t be surprised when the playoff pairings show jumps on us real fast. How many week one games will be the difference between teams being part of that show and teams being on the outside looking in? Only time will tell and it is […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 3-A
August 29, 2017
Each and every Monday during the regular season, the MSA Sports Network will rank the Top Ten football teams in each of the six classifications. With days to go before the 2017 WPIAL football regular season kicks off for all with Week One, we present our Preseason Top Ten teams…with the Top Ten in Class […]

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CTK ’17 – 3-A Interstate Conference Preview
August 22, 2017
For the majority of last season, all of the talk in the 3A classification revolved around the Beaver Valley Conference. While that conference did produce both finalists in the WPIAL title game at Heinz Field, the Interstate Conference had its fair share of compelling storylines. Chief among them was the unexpected rise to prominence of […]

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Burrell Wins Record 11th Straight WPIAL AA Wrestling Crown
February 4, 2017
Every year begins the same way in AA WPIAL wrestling, with fans asking one question, who will end Burrell's reign? And for the 11th year in a row, the answer remains the same, no one. Burrell came in to Saturday with an intensity that was clearly unmatched, and they dominated from start to finish en route to their 13th overall WPIAL crown. It started with their semi-final win over Derry, where after losing the first match by fall, rattled off 11 straight wins to knock off the Trojans 44-18. They advanced to the finals, where they would meet Freedom for the second straight season. The Bulldogs were coming off a 38-30 win over South Fayette, avenging an earlier 40-28 loss from the South Side Duals.

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MSA Sports Top 25 WPIAL Stories of 2016 – #20 through #16
December 30, 2016
It has become a tradition like no other...at least during the holiday season here at the MSA Sports Network. As we close out 2016 and another great high school sports year, we look back at some of the top stories from around the WPIAL in calendar year 2016. We continue our countdown with #20 through #16. #20 - FROM NUMBER ONE TO DONE

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MSA Sports Friday Night HighLights for Week Ten
November 5, 2016
Last weekend, all of the ciphering and dissecting of the district tiebreakers determined the 64 teams that would qualify for this years postseason. Then on Monday, the powers that be in the district put together the brackets that mapped the course of the playoff over the next three to four weeks. Finally on Friday, the games kicked off and a few hours later, the playoff field was sliced in half to 32 still alive for one of six golden footballs. Here are the players that came up large in Primetime in leading their teams to either the Semifinals or the Quarterfinals next Friday.  Max Devinney - Pine-Richland

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Chicks Picks for Week Ten
November 3, 2016
Welcome to Week 10 of the high school football season. Chick’s Picks attended the annual Playoff Pairings meeting on Monday night.  After witnessing so much joy from the teams that punched their tickets to the postseason, Chick’s Picks couldn’t help but feel bad for those that missed out – especially those with only a few losses on the year. The situation reminded Chick’s Picks of a time when the MSA Sports crew got together for pick-up game of dodgeball.  The Boss and world-renowned broadcaster Sam Hall were the team captains.  Based on her athletic prowess, Chick’s Picks was sure that she would be drafted in the early rounds.

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