What to watch for in WPIAL sports on Oct. 26, 2022: Cross country gold up for grabs
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:16 PM
While the WPIAL playoff continue in soccer, volleyball and field hockey, there is gold to be won in them there hills on Thursday.
The 2022 WPIAL cross country individual and team championships will take place at Roadman Park on the campus of Cal (Pa).
There will be six championship races:
Girls 2A at 11 a.m.
Boys 2A at 11:45 a.m.
Girls 3A at 1 p.m.
Boys 3A at 1:45 p.m.
Girls A at 3 p.m.
Boys A at 3:45 p.m.
Strive for Five is the battle cry for the North Allegheny boys and girls cross country teams. The Tigers are trying to win their fifth straight WPIAL 3A boys and girls team titles.
The 2021 WPIAL individual champions last fall were C.J. Singleton of Butler in boys 3A, Ryan Pajak of Ringgold in boys 2A, Sean Aiken of Eden Christian Academy in boys A, Mia Cochran of Moon in girls 3A, Jolena Quarzo of Brownsville in girls 2A and Corinn Brewer of Greensburg Central Catholic in girls A.
The quickest WPIAL team tournament of the school year is the district field hockey championships: two rounds over a span of three days.
The semifinals are set for Thursday with doubleheaders at three sites.
The winners advance to the WPIAL finals at Washington & Jefferson on Saturday afternoon on HSSN.
Soccer second round
The eight teams that qualified for the WPIAL Class 4A girls soccer players have had to wait at least a week and half to make the postseason debuts.
Finally the curtain goes up with the quarterfinals taking place Thursday.
With 2021 champion Moon now playing in 3A, a new champion is ready to be crowned with the first four of seven postseason matches in 4A are set.
No. 8 Bethel Park at No. 1 North Allegheny
All four matches begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Class 3A quarterfinals in girls soccer are also set for Thursday.
No. 10 Oakland Catholic at No. 2 Moon
All of these second-round matches are also at 6:30 p.m.
Finally in boys soccer, Class 2A owns the quarterfinals spotlight Thursday.
No. 6 Beaver at No. 3 Shady Side Academy
There matches also all start at 6:30 p.m.
Serving quarters on the court
The opening round is in the books and now the elite eight in each classification is set to begin in the WPIAL girls volleyball playoffs.
On Thursday, Class 4A and Class A continue into the second round.
Two teams will be making their 2022 postseason debuts Thursday after enjoying a couple of 4A first-round byes.
The other two 4A second round matches:
No. 6 Peters Township at No. 3 Seneca Valley at 7:30 p.m.
The Class A quarters are:
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