Tag: Freedom

Penn-Trafford's Will Mayr (53) forces a fumbles on Plum's Marcus Thomas (25) in the third quarter of a WPIAL 5A conference game on Friday Sept. 08, 2017 at Penn-Trafford.
Five things to watch in Week 5: Teams jockey for position in Big East Conference
September 28, 2017
That will become a little more clear after No. 3-ranked Gateway visits No. 2 Penn-Trafford on Friday night for a first-place matchup of undefeated teams.

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Big Game Hunting – Week Five
Playoff picture taking shape now with some new names getting into the mix. Joe Rossi and the South Fayette Lions keep rolling through another regular season. Joey Koroly at my alma mater etching his name into the record books. The real attention-getter last weekend was Pine-Richland. Sure no surprise that they won against then number […]

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Chicks Picks – Week Three – 2017
September 15, 2017
Welcome to Week 3 of the high school football season. When Chick’s Picks received a call from The Boss late last week, her first thought was – Uh oh!  The Boss never summons her this early in the season, unless there is a problem.  Chick’s Picks packed up her trusty crystal ball and headed to […]

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Big Game Hunting – Week Three
September 14, 2017
After Friday a third of the 2017 season will be in the books. For some teams they will have played four games. Some teams are still sorting things out, others are dealing with devastating injuries to key players, while still others are figuring things out and kicking it into high gear. Hope remains strong for […]

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CTK ’17 – MSA Sports Preseason Top Ten – Class 2-A
August 30, 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 – 2-A Midwestern Athletic Conference Preview
August 23, 2017
The Midwestern Athletic Conference had six teams qualify for the Class 2A playoffs in 2016.  Five of those six teams won a game in the postseason.  A wide variety of teams and directions exist in the MAC.  Teams like Riverside and Laurel bounce back from troublesome years to find success and playoff victories.  Cardinal Wuerl […]

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CTK ’17 – WPIAL Saturday Football Schedule
August 21, 2017
While there is little doubt that high school football is king on Friday nights in Western Pennsylvania, Saturday high school football in the WPIAL is still enjoyed by many, although sadly it is becoming a dying breed with only five schools that play a majority of their home games on Saturday afternoons or evenings. Last […]

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WPIAL football conference preview: Class 2A Midwestern Athletic
August 18, 2017
The favorite Neshannock (12-2 overall, 7-0 Midwestern in 2016) Reigning conference champion Neshannock is looking to turn the page after having a special season halted

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California Outlasts Freedom to Win WPIAL 2-A Title
May 30, 2017
All year, the California Trojans baseball team has relied on their pitching and defense to win games. A solid defense keeping the score low has allowed the Trojans offense to scatter runs over seven innings of play. On Tuesday, it took more than seven innings. California scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning to claim a 3-1 victory over Freedom in the WPIAL Class 2A Championship on Tuesday at Wild Things Park in Washington. The victory gave the Trojans their fifth WPIAL Championship in program history, ranking fifth all-time.

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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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