Friday, February 28, 2020



Winnipeg 3 Washington 0

St Louis 3 NY Islanders 2

San Jose 3 New Jersey 2 OT

NY Rangers 5 Montreal 2

Toronto 5 Florida 3

Chicago 5 Tampa Bay 2

Minnesota 7 Detroit 1

Ottawa 5 Vancouver 2

Boston 4 Dallas 3

Nashville 4 Calgary 3

NCAA Basektball

#3 Gonzaga 94 San Diego 59

#14 Oregon 69 Oregon St 54

Wisconsin 81 #19 Michigan 74

California 76 #21 Colorado 62

Sports News

WPIAL Basketball Championships

The WPIAL’s three-day basketball championship weekend at the Petersen Event Center is underway.  Two and a half weeks ago, the League released the brackets and teams have battled through deficits and overtime periods to reach the finals.  Twelve games are on the schedule over three days in Oakland.  We’ll have FOUR Saturday championship games for you on WJPA-FM. Not only will the championships be determined, but the last four PIAA tournament berths will be decided as well, all based on the League’s “follow the winner” qualifying system. Peters Township, Ringgold and Bethel Park boys and Baldwin girls teams are all still alive heading into Saturday’s games.  Bracket & Listen links and the complete schedule for our coverage follow.

Girls WPIAL Brackets — — Boys WPIAL Brackets

WPIAL Basketball Championships at Petersen Events Center
Thursday, Feb. 27
2A Girls #2 Bishop Canevin over #4 Laurel, 50-41 (Canevin’s 5th WPIAL title)
1A Boys #1 Vincentian over #3 Cornell, 63-51 (Vincentian’s 4th WPIAL title)
3A Boys #2 North Catholic over #1 Lincoln Park, 65-56  (NC’s 5th WPIAL title)

Friday, Feb. 28
3 pm  1A Girls #2 West Greene vs. #1 Rochester
5 pm  2A Boys #1 Our Lady of the Sacred Heart vs. #2 Sto-Rox
7 pm  4A Girls #1 North Catholic vs. #2 Southmoreland
9 pm  5A Boys #3 Mars Area vs. #8 Laurel Highlands

Saturday, Feb. 29
11 am  3A Girls #1 Beaver vs. #2 Mohawk
1 pm  4A Boys #6 Belle Vernon vs. #1 Highlands  —  WJPA-FM (95.3)
2:50 pm  5A Girls #3 Trinity vs. #1 Chartiers Valley  —  WJPA-FM (95.3)
7 pm  6A Girls #1 Bethel Park vs. #2 North Allegheny  —  WJPA-FM (95.3)
9 pm  6A Boys #3 Mt. Lebanon vs. #1 Butler  —  WJPA-FM (95.3)

NHL; Bruins Keep Rolling

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins have widened their lead in the NHL’s Atlantic Division. David Pastrnak’s  46th goal of the season was the eventual game-winner as the Bruins topped the Stars, 4-3. The game was deadlocked, 1-1 until Brad Marchand and Nick Ritchie tallied 77 seconds apart late in the second period.  Jaroslav Halak turned back 31 shots to help Boston end its first two-game losing streak in over a month.  The Bruins now pace the Eastern Conference and Atlantic Division races by seven points over Tampa Bay.  The Lightning dropped their fourth straight since a team-record, 11-game winning streak. Dominik Kubalik recorded his first career hat trick with three goals in the third period of the Blackhawks’ 5-2 victory at Tampa. The Blackhawks trailed 2-0 before scoring three times in the final period, including three in a 5:20 span.  Slater Koekkoek  scored his first goal of the season and Brandon Saad added his 20th as Chicago beat the Lightning for the first time in regulation since Dec. 13, 2009.

PGA; Lewis, English Lead Honda Classic

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Tom Lewis and Harris English each fired 4-under 66s to take a one-shot lead in the first of the PGA’s Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens.  Lewis and English each made the field on sponsor exemptions after failing to qualify for the event. Zach Johnson shares second with J.T. Poston, Brian Stuard, Cameron Tringale and Lee Westwood, who also made the field on a sponsor exemption.

On The Air

HEREFriday, February 28 12:00pm
Friday, February 28
CURRDATEFriday, February 28 12:00pm

4:50pm HS Wrestling  AM 1450

WPIAL Individual Wrestling Class AAA Preliminaries and Quarterfinals

Listen Now
HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm
Saturday, February 29
CURRDATESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

9:50am HS Wrestling  AM 1450

WPIAL Individual Wrestling Class AAA Semifinals

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

12:50pm HS Basketball  FM 95.3

Belle Vernon vs. Highlands, Boys 4A WPIAL Championship

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

2:50pm HS Basketball  FM 95.3

Trinity vs. Chartiers Valley, Girls 5A WPIAL Championship

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

4:50pm HS Wrestling  AM 1450

WPIAL Individual Wrestling Class AAA Championship & Consolation Finals

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

6:50pm HS Basketball  FM 95.3

Bethel Park vs. North Allegheny, Girls 6A WPIAL Championship

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

7:45pm College Basketball  AM 1450

Michigan State at Maryland

HERESaturday, February 29 12:00pm

8:50pm HS Basketball  FM 95.3

Mt. Lebanon vs. Butler, Boys 6A WPIAL Championship

HERESunday, March 1 12:00pm
Sunday, March 1
CURRDATESunday, March 1 12:00pm

1:00pm Pirates Baseball  AM 1450

Pirates vs. Toronto (at Bradenton)

HEREMonday, March 2 12:00pm
Monday, March 2
CURRDATEMonday, March 2 12:00pm

1:00pm Pirates Baseball  AM 1450

Pirates vs. Toronto (at Dunedin)

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