Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WPIAL basketball playoff pairings

WPIAL boys playoffs
Class AAAA
First round
Friday, Feb. 13
Peters Township vs. Penn-Trafford at Baldwin, 8 p.m.; Seneca Valley vs. Fox Chapel at North Hills, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 14
Pittsburgh Central Catholic vs. Hempfield at Plum, Noon; Penn Hills vs. Upper St. Clair at Baldwin, 1:30 p.m.; Latrobe vs. Bethel Park at North Allegheny, 3 p.m.; North Hills vs. Franklin Regional at Plum, 3 p.m.; Mt. Lebanon vs. Kiski at North Allegheny, Noon; McKeesport vs. North Allegheny at Fox Chapel, 1:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Sat. Feb. 21
Peters Township-Penn-Trafford winner vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic-Hempfield winner; Seneca Valley-Fox Chapel winner vs. Penn Hills-Upper St. Clair winner; Latrobe-Bethel Park winner vs. North Hills-Franklin Regional winner; Mt. Lebanon- Kiski winner vs. McKeesport-North Allegheny winner.

Class AAA
Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 13
Valley vs. Hopewell at South Fayette, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Mars vs. Elizabeth Forward at Valley, 3 p.m.; Montour vs. Belle Vernon at North Hills, 1:30 p.m.; Trinity vs. West Mifflin at Southmoreland, 1:30 p.m.
First round
Friday, Feb. 13
Highlands vs. Indiana at Fox Chapel, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Thomas Jefferson vs. Blackhawk at Canon-McMillan, 1:30 p.m.; Moon vs. Uniontown at Chartiers Valley, Noon; Greensburg Salem vs. Ambridge at Chartiers Valley, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 or Wednesday, Feb. 18
Chartiers Valley vs. Mars-Elizabeth Forward winner; Laurel Highlands vs. Valley-Hopewell winner; New Castle vs. Montour-Belle Vernon winner; Hampton vs. Trinity-West Mifflin winner.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Saturday, Feb. 21
Chartiers Valley-Mars-Elizabeth Forward winner vs. Thomas Jefferson-Blackhawk winner; Laurel Highlands-Valley-Hopewell winner vs. Highlands-Indiana winner; New Castle-Montour-Belle Vernon winner vs. Moon-Uniontown winner; Hampton-Trinity-West Mifflin winner vs. Greensburg Salem-Ambridge winner.

Class AA
Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 13
Ford City vs. Avonworth at Knoch, 8 p.m.; Quaker Valley vs. Springdale at North Allegheny, 8 p.m.; New Brighton vs. Burrell at Ambridge, 8 p.m.; West Shamokin vs. Fort Cherry at Northgate, 8 p.m.; Seton-La Salle vs. Shenango at Cornell, 8 p.m.; Greensburg Central Catholic vs. Sto-Rox at Hampton, 8 p.m.; Shady Side Academy vs. Charleroi at Yough, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Burgettstown vs. Rochester at Ringgold, 3 p.m.; Monessen vs. Steel Valley at Belle Vernon, 3 p.m.;
First round
Tuesday, Feb. 17 or Wednesday, Feb. 18
Jeannette vs. Burgettstown-Rochester winner; Ford City-Avonworth winner vs. Quaker Valley-Springdale winner; South Fayette vs. New Brighton-Burrell winner; Washington vs. West Shamokin-Fort Cherry winner; Beaver Falls vs. Seton-La Salle-Shenango winner; Mohawk vs. Monessen-Steel Valley winner; North Catholic vs. Greensburg Central Catholic-Sto-Rox winner; Aliquippa vs. Shady Side Academy-Charleroi winner.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Saturday, Feb. 21
Jeannette-Burgettstown-Rochester winner vs. Ford City-Avonworth-Quaker Valley-Springdale winner; South Fayette-New Brighton-Burrell winner vs. Washington-West Shamokin-Fort Cherry winner; Beaver Falls-Seton-La Salle-Shenango winner vs. Mohawk-Monessen-Steel Valley winner; North Catholic-Greensburg Central Catholic-Sto-Rox winner vs. Aliquippa-Shady Side Academy-Charleroi winner.

Class A
First round
Saturday, Feb. 14
Sewickley Academy vs. Geibel at Keystone Oaks, Noon; Clairton vs. Monaca at Belle Vernon, 12 p.m.; Serra Catholic vs. Avella at Keystone Oaks, 3 p.m.; Neshannock vs. St. Joseph at Hampton, 2:30 p.m.; Carmichaels vs. Cornell at Ringgold, Noon.
Monday, Feb. 16
Beth-Center vs. Union at Northgate, 8 p.m.; Lincoln Park vs. Vincentian at North Hills, 8 p.m.;
Tuesday, Feb. 17
OLSH vs. Bentworth, TBA.

GIRLS
Class AAAA
Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 13
Gateway vs. Penn-Trafford at Baldwin, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Pine-Richland vs. McKeesport at Fox Chapel, 3 p.m.
First round
Fox Chapel vs. Shaler at North Hills, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
North Allegheny vs. Baldwin at Fox Chapel, Noon; Norwin vs. Penn Hills at Baldwin, Noon; Oakland Catholic vs. Upper St. Clair at Baldwin, 3 p.m.; Hempfield vs. Peters Township at Plum, 1:30 p.m.; Bethel Park vs. Kiski at North Allegheny, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 or Wednesday, Feb. 18
Mt. Lebanon vs. Pine-Richland-McKeesport winner; Butler vs. Gateway-Penn-Traffford winner.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Saturday, Feb. 21
Mt. Lebanon-Pine-Richland-McKeesport winner vs. North Allegheny-Baldwin winner; Norwin-Penn Hills winner vs. Oakland Catholic-Upper St. Clair winner; Butler-Gateway-Penn-Trafford winner vs. Hempfield-Peters Township winner; Bethel Park-Kiski winner vs. Fox Chapel-Shaler winner.

Class AAA
Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 13
Kittanning vs. McGuffey at Cornell, 6:30 p.m.; Belle Vernon vs. Hopewell at South Fayette, 6:30 p.m.; Yough vs. Highlands at Fox Chapel, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Blackhawk vs. South Park at Canon-McMillan, 12 p.m.; Laurel Highlands vs. Knoch at Valley, 1:30 p.m.; Ambridge vs. Uniontown at Chartiers Valley, 1:30 p.m.
First round
Saturday, Feb. 14
West Allegheny vs. Mt. Pleasant at North Hills, 3 p.m.; Thomas Jefferson vs. Chartiers Valley at Canon-McMillan, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18
New Castle vs. Kittanning-McGuffey winner; Hampton vs. Belle Vernon-Hopewell winner; Elizabeth Forward vs. Blackhawk-South Park winner; Indiana vs. Yough-Highlands winner; West Mifflin vs. Laurel Highlands-Knoch winner; Mars vs. Ambridge-Uniontown winner.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Saturday, Feb. 21
New Castle-Kittanning-McGuffey winner vs. West Allegheny-Mt. Pleasant winner; Hampton-Belle Vernon-Hopewell winner vs. Elizabeth Forward-Blackhawk-South Park winner; Indiana-Yough-Highlands winner vs. Thomas Jefferson-Chartiers Valley winner; West Mifflin-Laurel Highlands-Knoch winner vs. Mars-Ambridge-Uniontown winner.

Class AA
Preliminary round
Friday, Feb. 13
East Allegheny vs. Charleroi at Yough, 6:30 p.m.; Greensburg Central Catholic vs. Freeport at Hampton, 6:30 p.m.; OLSH vs. Aliquippa at Ambridge, 6:30 p.m.; Avonworth vs. Mohawk at Knoch, 6:30 p.m.; Beaver Falls vs. Bishop Canevin at North Allegheny, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Jeannette vs. Beth-Center at Southmoreland, 3 p.m.; Brownsville vs. Apollo-Ridge at Southmoreland, Noon; South Fayette vs. Neshannock at Hampton, 1 p.m.
First round
Monday, Feb. 17 or Tuesday, Feb. 18
Sto-Rox vs. East Allegheny-Charleroi winner; Washington vs. Greensburg Central Catholic-Freeport winner; Ford City vs. Jeannette-Beth-Center winner; Shady Side Academy vs. OLSH-Aliquippa winner; Beaver vs. Brownsville-Apollo-Ridge winner; Burrell vs. South Fayette-Neshannock winner; Seton-La Salle vs. Avonworth-Mohawk winner; Riverside vs. Beaver Falls-Bishop Canevin winner.
Quarterfinals
Sto-Rox-East Allegheny-Charleroi winner vs. Washington-Greensburg Central Catholic-Freeport winner; Ford City-Jeannette-Beth-Center winner vs. Shady Side Academy-OLSH-Aliquippa winner; Beaver-Brownsville-Apollo-Ridge winner vs. Burrell-South Fayette-Neshannock winner; Seton-La Salle-Avonworth-Mohawk winner vs. Riverside-Beaver Falls-Bishop Canevin winner.

Class A
First round
Friday, Feb. 13
Fort Cherry vs. Winchester Thurston at Northgate, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Rochester vs. Carmichaels at Ringgold, 1:30 p.m.; Monessen vs. Clairton at Belle Vernon, 1:30 p.m.; Quigley vs. California at Valley, Noon; Serra vs. Sewickley Academy at Keystone Oaks, 1:30 p.m.; Mt. Alvernia vs. Avella at North Hills, Noon.
Monday, Feb. 16
North Catholic vs. Union at Northgate, 6:30 p.m.; Vincentian vs. Geibel at North Hills, 6:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals
Friday, Feb. 20 or Saturday, Feb. 21
North Catholic-Union winner vs. Rochester-Carmichaels winner; Monessen-Clairton winner vs. Vincentian-Geibel winner; Quigley-California winner vs. Fort Cherry-Winchester Thurston winner; Serra-Sewickley Academy winner vs. Mt. Alvernia-Avella winner.

15 comments:

Ringgold Alum said...

I hope Peters can win AAAA. I really like the way they play. They remind me alot of Char Valley. Do you think the injury to Corey Wilcox will slow them down? Who is going to take his place?

The Post-Gazette has Mt. Lebo winning it. Thoughts on that as well.

Anonymous said...

Quad A is up for grabs. I wouldn't be surprise to see a 3rd or 4th seed walk away with the "ship". Watch out for Fox Chapel.

Ronnie H said...

Boys Winners: No need to follow the games, this is exactly what is going to happen.

AAAA: North Hills
AAA: Highlands
AA: Beaver Falls
A: Sewickley Academy

Rams said...

Char Valley is going to win AAA and I still think Peters will win AAAA.

Anonymous said...

I love high school sports but the purity is being destroyed by performancing enhancing drugs. I wonder how many kids are currently using anabolic steriods and/or Human Growth Hormone. I'd say 5-10% of all participants in the big 3 (football, basketball, and baseball) are juicing.

Mike, performance enhancing drugs in WPIAL sports is the story that is going to get you to the NY Times.

Anonymous said...

^hahahaha this guy's a joke

a-roid said...

The reason its tough to tell about steroids is not all of them are designed to make athletes huge. Many of the steroids are designed to give athletes a ripped slimmer look. A-rod for example was taking ones that were designed to keep him around the same body weight.

I think high school athletes should be tested.

Anonymous said...

High school athletes should be tested, but currently the urine test is only good for anabolic steroids. Human Growth Hormone can only be detected by a blood test for the time being, although several labs are trying to develop a urine test for HGH.

Blood testing high school athletes (heck even college and pro athletes) won't be done because of the cost. So HGH is and will still be used in high school, college, MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL. It is a sad reality that performance enhancing drugs are still major factors in athletics. Anyone who thinks performancing enhancing drugs are NOT used by wpial athletes is fooling themselves.

Anonymous said...

I would say no one in the WPIAL I have seen has been using performance enhancing drugs. Have you seen the bodies of these players?

I dont think you could even question performance enhancing drugs because I havent seen one kid who is superior in strength.

I think Peters will have a difficult time without wilcox. He is definetly their best defender and does alot of little things for them. Their bench is also pretty weak.

Anonymous said...

You cant always go by their bodies. Not all steroids are designed to give you the huge body builder look.

Its hard to say if there are athletes on the juice in the WPIAL.

mike_kovak said...

I don't want to live in NYC. Nice enought to visit for the Big East Tournament but a little too busy for this old mountain boy.

As for high school testing, I'm all for it but I don't know who would pay the bills.

Free Ken Barna said...

Ken Barna 4 life

Anonymous said...

Don't expect Ken Barna to get any breaks from the liberal media aka mike kovak and josh yohe. They have no sympathy for his plight and instead only want to focus on one side of the story.

Anonymous said...

The truth is Ken didnt say anything that wasnt a fact...unfortunately you have to have a filter somewhere between your brain and your mouth and, well lets face it, if you know Ken you know that he has never been accused of having that filter...

PhillyRHP said...

Ken was a terrible head coach.