Missing the PIAA State Play-offs? Beaver County Radio is replaying some of the classic High School Play-off games of all-time

Chuck Wilson in the WBVP basketball broadcast booth. Photo Courtesy of Bobbie Wilson-Tkacik

(Beaver Falls, Pa.) Are you board and bummed out that the PIAA State Basketball Play-offs were cut short? Well we’ve got the perfect thing to bring your spirits back up as we wake up the High School play-off spirits of the past. 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM, and beavercountyradio.com are jumping back in time to some of the classic Boys and Girls play-off games in Beaver County Radio History.  It all gets underway this Friday with the 1949 PIAA State Championship Game featuring Aliquippa vs. York. Beaver County Radio legend Chuck Wilson had the call of this classic that saw Aliquppa bring home the first ever state championship in any sport to Beaver County. The pregame gets underway at 7:00 pm Friday night March 19, 2020 on 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM and on beavercountyradio.com.

The action will continue over the next three weeks as we bring you more classic match-ups. You can view the schedule below:

  • Tuesday March 24, 2020 from 1974 the PIAA State Basketball Championship featuring Midland vs. Exetor. This classic game featured Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame Coach Ed Olkowski and his Leopards as they became the first school in Beaver County to win back to back state titles.
  • Friday March 27, 2020 from 2006 the Hopewell Girls brought home the gold against Allentown Central Catholic in the PIAA State Final
  • Tuesday March 31, 2020 from 2005 in what is probably one of if not the classical WPIAL Championships games of all-time, Beaver Falls took on Aliquippa. In this game Lance Jeter game up big for the Tigers hit buzzer beaters to continue through 3 overtimes before he sank a basket as time expired in the third over time to send the Tigers home with WPIAL gold.
  • Friday April 3, 2020 from 1996 Blackhawk vs. Franklin in the West Final in the PIAA State Play-offs Archie Miller came up big with time running out in the second over time to send the Cougars to the state final.
  • Tuesday April 6, 2020 from 2000 Blackhawk Girls beat West Mifflin in the WPIAL Girls Basketball Championship. The game went into 3 over times before the Lady Cougars could finally bring home the gold. The game featured West Mifflin’s Tanisha Wright who scored 51 points for West Mifflin. Wright went on to play in the WNBA.

The pre-game gets underway at 7:00 pm for each game. you can listen to the games on 1230 WBVP, 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM, and beavercountyradio.com

Beaver Falls Dominates in Victory

The Beaver Falls Tigers defeated Carylnton Cougars 62-44 tonight. The Tigers dominated on both sides all game. The Tigers took an early lead in the first quarter, but then the Tigers started to turn it up a notch. Coming out the second quarter on fire lighting it up behind the ark, the Tigers took a 12 point lead going into the half. The Tigers did not led up in the second half as they kept up their tenacious defense causing all sort of problems for the Carlynton. The Tigers take on Lincoln Park on Saturday at place and time to be decided.

You can listen to the post game here:

Central Valley Falls Short

The Central Valley Lady Warriors fell to the North Catholic Lady Trojans 53-49. It was a hard fought game for the Lady Warriors but their effort was not enough. What looked to be a blow out win for the the Trojans quickly turned into a battle. The Lady Trojans took an early 10-3 lead in the first. But, the Lady Warriors stormed back going on a 16-5 run to end the first quarter. Both teams kept up the tenacity in the second quarter making it a 2 point game going into halftime. The second half looked promising for the Warriors but ultimately they could not stop the Trojans.

You can listen to the post game here:

North Catholic Defeats Aliquippa!

Aliquippa and North Catholic met for a playoff game of basketball.  Both teams demonstrated power out of the gate, early in the game.  Aliquippa started off with a short lived lead but North Catholic quickly responded.  Both teams kept it close and ended the first quarter with a score of 16-13 in favor of North Catholic.  The rest of the first half continued with the same momentum, although North Catholic maintained their lead with a first half score of 35-28. In the second half, the Quips fired back with a strong comeback and brought the score difference down to 1. Ultimately, Aliquippa couldn’t take the lead to seal the deal and North Catholic won the game with a final score of 68-62.

You can listen to the post game here:

 

Beaver Advances to the Quarter Finals

 

The Beaver Lady Bobcats defeated Penn Cambria Lady Panthers 48-36 in a back and forth showdown. It was all the Lady Bobcats in the first quarter starting the game on a 8-0 run, and kept their foot on the pedal taking a commanding 14-2 lead at the end of the first. But, that was not enough to stop Penn Cambria as they  opened the second quarter on a 6-0 run and later cut the lead going into the half to 2 points.But, despite all their efforts it was not enough as the Lady Beavers started the second half on fire and kept up the pressure on the Lady Panthers. Resulting in a Beaver Bobcats victory, the Lady Bobcats play the Tyrone Golden Eagles, Friday at an unknown place and time.

You can listen to the post game here:

Link for PIAA Girls Basketball Play-off Game: Beaver vs. Penn Cambria, Tuesday March 20, 2020 at 5:30 PM

1230, WBVP , 1460 WMBA, 99.3 FM, and beavercountyradio.com’s Bob Barrickman and Bruce Frey have the call from Hempfield High School of this 2020 PIAA Class 4A Second Round high school girls basketball state playoff game as the Beaver Bobcats battle the Penn Cambria Panthers.

If you can’t listen to the game on the air you can listen to it live by click on the logo  below :

CCBC Players of the Game!!!

 

Rochester: Corynne Hauser

Otto Eldred: Reilly Raught

Villa Maria: Carissa Dunham
Blackhawk:Mackenzie Amalia

Fairview:James  Sitter

BeaFalls:AnthonyFranchi

 

Rochester Girls move on after dominating victory

 

Rochester girls roll through Otto Eldred Girls by a score of 44-18. The Lady Terrors started out well taking an early 10-9 lead of the Lady Rams. Then the Lady Rams went on a 11 point run, and kept pouring it on. Going into the half with a commanding lead up 44-18. And the Lady Rams did not let up in the second half, going into the 4th quarter they had 38 point lead. Ultimately the Lady Rams were just too much for the Lady Terrors to handle as the Rochester defeated Otto Eldred 69-40.

 

 

On-line Link for PIAA Boys Play-off Basketball: Beaver Falls vs. Fairview , Saturday March 7, 2020 a at 3 pm.

(Beaver Falls, Pa.)   Tune into Beaver County Radio Friday March 6, 2020. 1230 WBVP and 99.3 FM’sBob Barrickman and Jason Colangelo have the call from Edinboro University of this 2020 PIAA Class 3A First Round high school boys basketball state playoff game as the BF Tigers battle the District 10 champion Tigers. .

Tip off is set for 3pm. Click on the Listen Live Button below and press play to hear the game streaming on beavercountyradio.com:

On-line Link for PIAA Girls Play-off Basketball: Blackhawk vs. Vila Maria, Saturday March 7, 2020 at 12:30 pm

(Beaver Falls, Pa.)   Tune into Beaver County Radio Friday March 6, 2020. 1230 WBVP and 99.3 FM’s Bob Barrickman and Jason Colangelo have the call from Edinboro University of this 2020 PIAA Class 4A First Round high school girls basketball state playoff game as the Cougars battle the District 10 champion Victors.

Pre-Game is set for 12:30 pm and 1:0 p.m. is tip off. Click on the Listen Live Button below and press play to hear the game streaming on beavercountyradio.com: