WPIAL Playoffs High School Basketball Scores: Laurel Highlands vs Blackhawk Tuesday February 27, 2024

Tuesday – February 27, 2024:



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Laurel Highlands



51 Final

                                                                       Class 4A Boys      

Lincoln Park


74 Final

                                                                         Class 3A Boys      
Ellwood City

Deer Lakes


39 Final OT




64 Final




54 Final

                                                                         Class 2A Boys      
Serra Catholic



76 Final

                                                                          Class 1A Boys      



46 Final

Aliquippa Over Serra Catholic 76-50: Friday 2/23/2024

Story by Ryan Gerazounis, Beaver County Radio

(Wexford, PA): 

On Friday night in Wexford, Pennsylvania. The number one seed in 2A WPIAL high school basketball, the Aliquippa Quips were set to take on the number 8 seed Serra Catholic at North Allegheny High School. Aliquippa coming off of a 70-57 win over Nazareth Prep. Their opponents the Serra Catholic Eagles beat Chartiers Houston 58-47 to reach this game.

Playing their relentless style defense, the Quips started off the game on an 8-0 run. Serra Catholic struggled against Aliquippa’s press all first quarter. Forcing turnovers were key for the Quips as they lead the way 15-9 after one quarter of play. In the second quarter the Eagles found some success behind the shooting of Owen Dumbroski. Serra Catholic managed to score 13 points in the quarter but a first half total of 22 points still had the Eagles trailing top seeded Aliquippa 39-22 at halftime.

Owen Dumbroski started off the third quarter off with a three pointer, pulling Serra Catholic to within 14 points. Aliquippa’s athleticism though was just too much to handle. The Eagles continued to struggle while the Quips hot hand, sophomore Josh Pratt just started catching fire. After three quarters the Quips lead 55-40. Josh Pratt outscored the Eagles 7-0 to start the final frame and the Quips never looked back. Outscoring Serra Catholic 21-10, Aliquippa easily dismantled the Eagles by a final score of 76-50.

High scorer of the game was Josh Pratt from Aliquippa with 26 points. Owen Dumbroski lead the way for Serra Catholic with 18 points on the night.

The number one overall seed in 2A, Aliquippa Quips will advance to face the Fort Cherry Rangers on Tuesday February 27th.










CCBC Players of the Game: Friday February 23, 2024


99.3 FM, 1230 WBVP and beavercountyradio.com’s CCBC Players of the Game for Serra Catholic vs Aliquippa High School Basketball

Your CCBC Players of the Game:

Serra Catholic: Owen Dumbroski

Aliquippa: Josh Pratt

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Aliquippa Rolls Past Dallas To Capture 4A State Title 12/7/23

(File Photo)

Story by Ryan Gerazounis, Beaver County radio

(Mechanicsburg, PA):

On Thursday night the Aliquippa high school football team had an opportunity to capture it’s fifth state championship title. When they faced the Dallas Mountaineers in the AAAA PIAA Finals at Cumberland Valley high school.

The Quips hit the ground running from the beginning, in the first quarter they jumped out to a 16-0 lead. Scoring touchdowns both on the ground and through the air. Then again on a Tiqwai Hayes 34 yard touchdown run giving Aliquippa a 24-7 lead after one quarter.

The only thing that was different for Aliquippa in the second quarter was now the defense wanted in on the action. Qa’lil Goode snagged three interceptions in the first half. Taking the third 87 yards to the house, giving the Quips a commanding 40-14 lead at the half.

In the second half, the running game of Aliquippa continued to punish a worn Dallas team. Cameron Lindsey and John Tracy added three more touchdowns on the ground. Putting the WPIAL AAAA champions up 60-14 over the Mountaineers. At that point the players, coaches and fans just had to patiently wait for the clock to hit triple zeros for the celebration to begin.

That’s just what they did and when the final horn sounded, the 2023 Aliquippa football team capped off a perfect 14-0 season with a AAAA PIAA State Championship.




Beaver County Radio to Broadcast all Four WPIAL Championship Games on Friday

(File Photo of Acrisure Stadium when it was Heinz Field)

(Brighton Twp., Pa.) Beaver County Radio 99.3 ,1230 WBVP, and beavercountyradio.com  will broadcast live all four WPIAL Championship Games from Acrisure Stadium on Friday. The action will get underway at 11:00 with the Class A game. Robert Mangino and Bruce Frey will have coverage starting at 10:30 AM. Mangino and Frey will also have coverage of the Class AA game as Beaver Falls takes on Steel Valley. The second half of the day will feature Mangino and Mike Azadian with the AAA final featuring  Avonworth and Belle Vernon. The final game of the day will feature Aliquippa and McKeesport.
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New Brighton/Western Beaver Game For Friday Night Moved To Beaver High School

(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
(Image/BCR Archives)

The Week 7 game for Friday night between Western Beaver and New Brighton will be moved to Pat Tarquinio Field on the campus of Beaver High School.

The game was originally set to be played under portable lights at Rich Niedbala Field in Industry, but Western Beaver Athletic Director John Rosa told Beaver County Radio that the game had to be moved due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

Traditionally, the home games at Western Beaver are played during the daytime, often on Saturday afternoons. A recent petition has begun to install lights for the field for night games.

Heading into the game, Western Beaver has an overall record of 4-3, with a 3-1 record in Midwestern Athletic Conference (2A) play. New Brighton is 0-7, with a record of 0-4 in the MAC.

The time of the game will be at 7:00 PM.

Miguel Andujar and Joshua Palacios Drive In 3 Runs Apiece as Pirates Beat Cubs 8-6

CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Andújar had thee hits and drove in three runs, Joshua Palacios hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off a late rally by the slumping Chicago Cubs to win 8-6 on Thursday night.

The loss was the 10th in the last 13 games for the Cubs, who fell into a tie with Miami for the final NL wild-card spot.

“We didn’t play our style of baseball,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “When we hit, we didn’t pitch. Some calls didn’t go our way. We’re not going to win when we don’t play clean baseball. Guys that don’t make mistakes, made mistakes. That’s just where we’re at right now.

“We got nine games left to play our style of baseball. We got to play better.”

Pittsburgh’s Johan Oviedo (9-14) threw six scoreless innings, giving up four hits. The right-hander walked five but escaped trouble on multiple occasions and held the Cubs hitless in eight at-bats with runners in scoring position.

Connor Joe and Ji Hwan Bae each drove in a run for the Pirates, whose bullpen surrendered six runs in the last three innings.

The Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the third when an error by shortstop Dansby Swanson on a potential double play set the stage for Andújar to drive in Joe and Bryan Reynolds with a two-out double into the right-center field gap.

Andújar knocked in another run in the fifth. His hits and RBIs all came against Kyle Hendricks (6-8), who went six innings and gave up seven hits and three runs (one earned).

“Obviously a little frustration, but no panic at all,” Hendricks said. “We still know what we’re capable of. We’re right where we want to be. It’s all in our control. We just got to play fundamental baseball and get back to playing the brand of baseball that we’re used to.”

The Pirates made it 5-1 in the eighth inning when Bae drove in Jared Triolo with a two-out RBI triple. Joe scored Bae with an RBI single before he was thrown out at second.

Mike Tauchman had an RBI double in the eighth and scored later on an RBI groundout from Nico Hoerner to get the Cubs within 5-4.

“This is a playoff-type atmosphere,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “The crowd was in the game. They got back in the game because the Cubs kept punching back. I think you saw from our young players that they continue to go, continue to play, continue to execute and it was fun to watch.”

Palacios homered in the ninth to make it 8-4.

Swanson hit a two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star David Bednar before the closer retired the next three batters.

WPIAL Football Scores (9/15/23)

Southside 55

Northgate 6


Seton La Salle 49

Quaker Valley 0


Avonworth 45

Hopewell 6


Central Valley 34

Chartiers Valley 6


Moon 14

Penn Hills 13


Beaver 49

South Park 23


Ambridge 22

Blackhawk 16


Aliquippa 42

Montour 18


Rochester 42

Summit Academy 6


Mohawk 45

Riverside 0


Ellwood City 34

Freedom 14


Beaver Falls 63

New Brighton 20


Neshannock 27

Western Beaver 26


West Allegheny 46

New Castle 0


WPIAL High School Football Scores 9/8/23

Rochester 42

New Brighton 6


Aliquippa 33

North Catholic 7


Central Valley 55

Hampton 0


Beaver 42

Freedom 0


Neshannock 42

Ambridge 12


Western Beaver 47

Hopewell 0


Knoch 27

Beaver Falls 24


Mars 49

Blackhawk 7


Southside 41

Burgettstown 7


Ellwood City 25

Carlynton 12


Shenango 24

Riverside 19


Freeport 38

Quaker Valley 6


West Allegheny 48

Ringold 6