PIAA Championship High School Basketball Scores: Scranton Prep vs Blackhawk (Girls) Saturday March 23, 2024

Saturday – March 23, 2024:



            1230WBVP-AM, 99.3 FM, beavercountyradio.com-PIAA Girls 4A Championship

Scranton Prep



56 Final

                                                                       Class 4A Boys      
Archbishop Carroll

Lincoln Park


80 Final

                                                                         Class 3A Boys      
                                                                         Class 2A Boys      
Holy Cross



74 Final

                                                                          Class 1A Boys      

Link for Girls Piaa 4A Final: Blackhawk vs. Scranton Park, 03/23/24 at 11:30 AM

99.3, 1230 WBVP, 1460 and beavercountyradio.com‘s Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey have the call of the WPIAL Girls Class 4A Final from the Giant Center in Hershey as Blackhawk battles Scranton Prep. Air time on Beaver County Radio today, March 23, 2024 is set for 11:30 AM with Tip of scheduled for 12PM .
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CCBC Players of the Game: Friday March 22, 2024


99.3 FM, 1230 WBVP and beavercountyradio.com’s CCBC Players of the Game for Holy Cross vs Aliquippa High School Basketball PIAA 2A State Championship

Your CCBC Players of the Game:

Holy Cross: Mike Hughes

Aliquippa: Josh Pratt

You can see all of the past CCBC Players of the Game for High School Sports by clicking on the CCBC Logo Below:



Lincoln Park Over Archbishop Carroll 80-50 To Capture State Title: Thursday 3/21/2024

Story by Ryan Gerazounis, Beaver County Radio

(Hershey, PA): 

The plot was simple for the Lincoln Park boys basketball team on Thursday night. Win and they will be back to back PIAA 4A State Champions. In their way representing the eastern side of the state, the Archbishop Carroll Patriots.

From the onset the Archbishop Carroll basketball team which starts all freshmen and sophomores looked to be overwhelmed by Lincoln Park. In the first quarter Brandin Cummings and Meleek Thomas got things started by scoring a combined twenty of the Leopards 25 points. Lincoln Park Park held a comfortable 25-10 lead after one. The second quarter mirrored the first with more dominating play by the Leopards. This time Mikey Crawford contributed eight points to help Lincoln Park take a twenty-nine point 51-22 lead into the half.

The second half proved to be more competitive on the Patriots behalf. Holding Cummings and company to only thirteen points while managing to score 12. Trailed 64-34 after the third quarter. However a statement making performance by Brandin Cummings in the fourth quarter left no doubt which team was going to walk away victorious. Cummings hit four of his seven tree pointers in the quarter along with another bucket to score fourteen of Lincoln Park’s final sixteen. The Lincoln Park Leopards would shut the door on the Archbishop Carroll Patriots and successfully defend their PIAA State Gold by a final score of 80-50.

The Leopards finish their 2023-24 campaign by going 28-3 overall. Defending their PIAA 4A title by going back to back.

Brandin Cummings lead all scorers with 37 points. Followed by teammates Meleek Thomas with 16 and Mikey Crawford with 15. Leading the way for Archbishop Carroll was Ian Williams with 12 points.













Link for Aliquippa and Holy Cross Boys 2A Final: 03/22/24

99.3, 1230 WBVP, 1460 and beavercountyradio.com‘s Mike Azadian and Bruce Frey have the call of the WPIAL Boys Class 2A Final from the Giant Center in Hershey as Aliquippa battles Holy Cross. Air time on Beaver County Radio today, March 22, 2024 is set for 1:30PM with Tip of scheduled for 2PM .
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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