Kansas City 3
San Fransisco 2
HS Football, Wk. 9
Wash High 27
Derry Area 19
West Greene 15
Fort Cherry 28
Peters Township 21
High School Football Wrap Up
Mike Cushma kick a game-winning field goal, leading Chartiers-Houston to a win over Fort Cherry, clinching a playoff berth for the Bucs. CHHS is the fourth place finisher in the Class A Black Hills Conference. In the Tri-County South, Avella rolled past West Greene. That win, coupled with Beth-Center's win at Bentworth, puts the Eagles into the playoffs for the second straight year as the TCS fourth place team. B-C finished the regular season unbeaten, winning the conference title.
Wash High scored three times in a 7:06 span of the second half, rallying to down McGuffey and win the Double-A Interstate Conference title. The Little Prexies are 9-0, their fifth unbeaten regular season in the last 25 years. McGuffey finishes in third place in the conference and will open the playoffs on the road. Waynesburg's win over Derry Area puts the fourth-place Raiders into the post-season as well. Trinity's late surge toward a Triple-A berth came up short as the Hillers lost at Ringgold. Trinity had won four of five heading into the game.
The WPIAL Football Committee will announce the playoff pairings Monday night. We'll carry the MSA Sports Playoff Pairings Show, starting at 7 pm.
Royals Gain Control in Series
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Kansas City Royals got another solid performance from their bullpen on Friday to take a two-games-to-one lead in the World Series. Royals relievers tossed four hitless innings to lead a 3-2 win over the Giants in San Francisco. Kelvin Herrera worked out of a sixth-inning jam before Herrera, Brandon Finnegan, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined to retire the last nine Giants in order. The strong relief work came after winning pitcher Jeremy Guthrie allowed two runs and four hits in five-plus innings. Guthrie had a two-hitter and a 3-0 lead until Brandon Crawford led off the sixth with a single and scored on Michael Morse's RBI double. Buster Posey's grounder plated the Giants' second run later in the sixth. Right fielder Lorenzo Cain made a pair of nice catches and put the Royals ahead to stay with an RBI grounder three batters into the game. Kansas City padded its lead in the sixth as Alex Gordon hit an RBI double and scored on Eric Hosmer's single. Kansas City is now 10-1 in the postseason, with the lone loss coming against the Giants on Tuesday. San Francisco has dropped two straight after winning their previous seven World Series games. Losing pitcher Tim Hudson allowed three runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Game 4 is Saturday in San Francisco. Ryan Vogelsong will try to even the series for the Giants against Jason Vargas.
Pitt and Penn State in Action
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A sellout crowd of more than 100,000 will be on hand tonight when Penn State hosts Number 13 Ohio State for the annual "White Out" game at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions come into this matchup as a heavy underdog riding a two-game Big Ten losing streak. The Buckeyes have won four in a row by an average score of 56-17.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh hosts Georgia Tech at Heinz Field this afternoon in an ACC matchup. Pitt is going for two conference wins in a row after beating Virginia Tech 21-16 last week. Georgia Tech has dropped two straight after winning their first five games of the season.
WPIAL Soccer & Volleyball to Semifinals
The WPIAL Boys & Girls soccer playoffs are set for Semifinals on Monday with the top three teams in each bracket qualify for the state tournament as well. The WPIAL Finals are set for Oct. 31/Nov. 1 at Highmark Stadium.
The WPIAL Volleyball tournaments have moved to the semifinals as well. No Washington/Greene County teams remain in the brackets. The WPIAL Finals are set for Baldwin, Saturday, Nov. 1.
Girls Soccer (click for brackets)
AAA--Canon-McMillan vs. Moon Area, Monday, 6 pm at West Allegheny
Boys Soccer (click for brackets)
AAA--Peters Township vs. Pittsburgh Central Catholic, Monday, 8 pm at West Allegheny
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