It’s that time of year again – the season of high school girls’ sports is upon us! With so many different leagues and tournaments to compete in, it can be hard to know what to watch for each week. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the biggest events happening in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) this year. From football to soccer, we’ve got you covered!
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The WPIAL Girls Basketball Season is right around the corner and there are plenty of games to watch! Here are a few games to keep an eye out for:
– Friday, November 3 at Bedford North Lawrence vs. North Allegheny
– Saturday, November 4 at Greensburg Salem vs. Armstrong County
– Tuesday, November 7 at Clairton vs. Elizabeth Forward
– Thursday, November 9 at McCandless vs. Pine-Richland
– Saturday, November 11 at West Mifflin vs. Chartiers Valley
The WPIAL girl’s soccer season is in full swing and there are plenty of games to watch. Here are some of the top matchups to keep an eye on this week:
Central Catholic at North Allegheny
Trophy Club at Chartiers Valley
West Allegheny at Pine-Richland
It’s always exciting to watch teams battle it out in a close game, so make sure to check out these matchups this week!
When: Thursday, May 10th, 7 PM
Where: Bishop Cushing Regional High School
Watch: Bishop Cushing vs. Norristown Catholic
In the upcoming weeks, several girls’ volleyball teams in the WPIAL will be playing their final matches before playoffs begin. Here are some things to keep an eye out for:
-Duquesne Catholic will play a rematch against their rival, Ursuline, in a battle for first place in the league.
-Westmoreland County will have a big showdown against Greensburg Central when these two teams meet for the last time in the regular season.
-Wilson Area and Greensburg Catholic are battling it out for a third place in the league.
-And finally, North Allegheny and Shaler are vying for seventh place.
Girls’ track and field
The WPIAL girl’s track and field season starts this week and will run through the end of May. With so many events to cover, here are five things to watch for:
1. District championships: The top athletes from each region will compete in district championships this week. Winners of these championships will advance to the PIAA state championships, which will take place in June.
2. Regional championships: The top athletes from each region will compete at regional championships this week. Winners of these championships will also advance to the PIAA state championships, but with a chance to earn a spot on the team that will represent Pennsylvania at the National Championships in July.
3. individual event competition: Some of the top athletes in WPIAL girl’s track and field will be competing in individual event competitions this week. These events can include the 200-meter dash, long jump, shot put, and discus throw.
4. relays: Athletes will also be competing in relays this week. Relays are an important part of track and field, as they allow teams of four athletes to complete an event together much faster than if each athlete competed individually.
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The top matchup sees defending state champion, Greensburg Salem, take on Pine-Richland. Both teams are coming off strong showings in the PIAA playoffs and should be looking to continue that success this season.
Another strong contest is between Mohawk and North Allegheny. Mohawk is coming off a strong season where they advanced all the way to the semi-finals of the PIAA playoffs. North Allegheny has been a consistent force in the West Penn Conference and should provide a tough challenge for Mohawk.
Finally, we have two matches that could potentially go either way. DuBois Area will travel to Oakmont while Chartiers Valley will host Slippery Rock. Both of these teams are capable of putting on a great show, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
-With the start of the school year, it’s time to get pumped up for WPIAL girls basketball. Here are five games to watch this week:
Monday, August 7th: Upper Darby (Pa.) vs. West Mifflin at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 9th: Greensburg Salem (Pa.) vs. Clairton at 7 p.m.
Friday, August 11th: North Allegheny vs. Pittsburgh Catholic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 12th: Central Catholic vs. Chartiers Valley at 5 p.m.
There are a number of high-profile WPIAL girl’s volleyball games this week, with both defending champion and perennial contender Steel Valley playing on the road. Here are five storylines to watch:
1) Can defending champion Steel Valley keep its undefeated streak alive against visiting North Allegheny?
2) Is perennial contender Clairton able to overcome North Allegheny in a rematch of last year’s regional final?
3) Can South Side hold off Clairton in a battle of two strong WPIAL programs?
4) Can newcomer Duquesne upset one of the league’s powerhouses?
5) Can any team catch South Side or Clairton in the standings?
Girls Cross Country
The WPIAL Girls Cross Country Championship is just around the corner, and with it comes a plethora of top athletes vying for glory.
While some races are sure to be more exciting than others, fans of all ages can look forward to watching some incredible performances from the region’s best girls’ cross country runners.
Here are five races you don’t want to miss this weekend:
-WPIAL Girls Cross Country Championship at Sewickley Hills High School (Friday, Nov. 3)
-North Allegheny League Girls Cross Country Championship at Penn Trafford High School (Saturday, Nov. 4)
-Pittsburgh Catholic League Girls Cross Country Championship at Cathedral Preparatory School (Saturday, Nov. 4)
-Westmoreland County Girls Cross Country Championship at Greensburg Central Catholic High School (Sunday, Nov. 5)
-Southwestern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Girls Cross Country Championship at Jefferson Hills High School (Monday, Nov. 6).
Girls Track and Field
In anticipation of the WPIAL girl’s track and field championships taking place this weekend, here are some things to watch out for.
First up is the triple jump. At Regionals, teams like Holy Cross and East Stroudsburg had standout performers in this event, so watch for who makes a big move in the finals.
Then there’s the 800m. This race can be incredibly close, so it will be important to follow the action closely in order to see who comes out on top.
Lastly, we have the 300m hurdles. These races tend to be very exciting, and it will be interesting to see who manages to come away with the victory.
The WPIAL girls’ soccer season is in full swing, and there are plenty of games to watch. Here are some key matchups to keep an eye on:
On Tuesday, October 3rd, West Allegheny will take on Central Catholic in the first game of the season. West Allegheny returns many key players from last year’s squad, while Central Catholic is led by new head coach Kaitlyn Ciola. The winner of this matchup will likely be the favorite to win the league title.
On Saturday, October 7th, North Allegheny will travel to Pine-Richland to take on the Panthers in a crucial game for both teams. North Allegheny lost key players from last year’s squad, so this matchup will be a good indicator of how they will perform this season. Pine-Richland is also coming off of a successful season and should be a tough opponent.
On Thursday, October 12th, Moon Township will host Fort Pitt Valley in what should be a close game. Both teams return many key players from last year’s squads and it will be exciting to see who can start to assert themselves early in the season.
– Holy Cross vs. Keystone State: The Crusaders will be looking to continue their winning ways as they take on the Blue Raiders in a battle of unbeaten. This contest should be a good one, with both teams having quality players and plenty of firepowers.
– Slippery Rock vs. West Chester: The Tigers will be looking to bounce back from their defeat against Notre Dame while the Panthers will look to stay undefeated. Both teams are led by quality players, and this game should be another exciting one to watch.
– North Allegheny vs. Greensburg Central Catholic: In this matchup, the Rivermen will be looking for their ninth straight victory while the Knights will be looking to improve upon their recent performance. Both teams have strong players, so this is sure to be an exciting game.
One of the best things about fall is all of the girl’s lacrosse games! This season, WPIAL girls lacrosse is sure to have plenty of excitement and suspense. Here are some things to watch for in WPIAL girls lacrosse this season:
Girls Track and Field
The WPIAL girl’s track and field season are in full swing and there are a number of events to watch out for.
The WPIAL Championships will be held on May 20th at the Millersville University Track and Field Facility. This event is open to all WPIAL schools, but only the top four teams will earn berths in the PA State Championships that will be held on June 3rd at University Park.
The individual champions in each event at the WPIAL Championships will qualify for the PA State Championships. Schools that do not have a champion in an event can still enter their athletes in the heats if they are registered with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA).
Here are some events to watch for this season:
The 2017 season is quickly coming to a close for many girls’ softball leagues across the region. So far, we have seen the great play from teams in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) and Central Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (CPIA). Here are three games you don’t want to miss this week:
Wednesday, October 11th – Easton Area at West Mifflin
Saturday, October 14th – Duquesne at Greensburg Central Catholic
Monday, October 16th – Downingtown East at Downingtown West
After reading this article, you will have a better understanding of the different girl’s sports that are taking place in WPIAL. You will know what to look for when watching these games and which players to keep an eye on. Keep up the good work athletes of this region – we are rooting for you!