Seton-LaSalle vs Freedom

The Seto-LaSalle Rebels were just too much for the Freedom Bulldogs to handle beating the Bulldogs by more than 20 points. The Rebels took an early lead 8 point lead in the first. And continued to add on to that lead going up 46-35 on the Bulldogs at the half. The Bulldogs started out slow in the 3rd quarter not scoring for the first two minutes of the period. Despite the early slow start the Bulldogs did show some fight as tried cutting lead, but they could stop the Rebels they increased the lead to 70-52. Despite their efforts it was not enough to mount an comeback as the Rebels defeated the Bulldogs 94-61.




You can listen to the post game here:

Bob Barrickman talks WPIAL Football Re-alignment on Teleforum with Frank Sparks.

(Beaver Falls, Pa.)  The WPIAL approved its conference realignment plan that was created by input from the schools and has now released it to the public. Beaver County Radio Sports Director and play by play man Bob Barrickman joined Frank Sparks on Teleforum Tuesday January 21, 20120 to talk about the changes that are coming.

A big part of the discussion centered around the fair play rule that made it so Aliquippa is forced to move up to Class 4A Section 1 when in fact they are only a Class A school.  Barrickman told the listeners that the Quips are appealing the ruling.

Barrrickman and Sparks discussed the major take aways from the new alignment which are Class 4A is bigger with 22 teams compared to just 16 last year, Non-conference games will be played at the beginning of the season, The competition will be better compared to the last few years,  and teams are now in geographically friendly sections based on their location making for less travel and expense for the schools.

To Listen to the interview press the play button  below:

Scroll down to see the listing of the new classifications for local teams:


Section 1

  • Bethel Park
  • Moon
  • Peters Township
  • South Fayette
  • Upper St. Clair
  • West Allegheny


Section 1

  • Aliquippa
  • Beaver
  • Blackhawk
  • Chartiers Valley
  • Montour
  • New Castle


Section 1

  • Ambridge
  • Avonworth
  • Central Valley
  • Hopewell
  • Keystone Oaks
  • Quaker Valley


Section 2

  • Beaver Falls
  • Ellwood City
  • Freedom
  • Laurel
  • Mohawk
  • Neshannock
  • New Brighton
  • Riverside

Section 4

  • Brentwood
  • Carlynton
  • Seton LaSalle
  • South Side
  • Sto-Rox
  • Western Beaver


Section 3

  • Burgettstown
  • Cornell
  • Fort Cherry
  • Northgate
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart
  • Rochester
  • Shenango
  • Union

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