WPIAL soccer, volleyball championships on tap in Saturday’s 3 things to watch in high school sports
If you can’t make it to Highmark Stadium or Fox Chapel High School, you can watch all-day action of the WPIAL soccer and volleyball finals on Solid Gold Saturday on the TribLive High School Sports Network.
The lineup for the four remaining soccer championships:
Girls A -- Freedom vs. Bentworth at 11:30 a.m.
Boys AA -- Quaker Valley vs. Shady Side Academy at 1:15 p.m.
Girls AAAA -- Seneca Valley vs. Peters Township at 3:30 p.m.
Boys AAAA -- Seneca Valley vs. Norwin at 5:45 p.m.
The lineup for the girls’ volleyball finals:
A -- Fort Cherry vs. Bishop Canevin at noon
AA -- North Catholic vs. Frazier at 2 p.m.
AAA -- Knoch vs. Thomas Jefferson at 4 p.m.
AAAA -- North Allegheny vs. Baldwin at 6 p.m.
In volleyball, North Allegheny, Knoch and Bishop Canevin are all trying to successfully repeat.
Trib HSSN has video streams from all eight title matches.
Serving for PIAA gold
Four WPIAL tennis champions are two wins away from adding state gold to their championship season.
Two district singles tennis players and a pair of WPIAL duos have advanced to the PIAA semifinals.
The semifinals and finals are Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club.
In girls’ AAA, North Allegheny senior Ashley Huang has lost only three games in back-to-back straight set wins. She will face Amelia Honer of Council Rock North in a semifinals match at 10:30 a.m.
WPIAL champion Laura Greb of Knoch has also reached the final four as she will take on Brenna Magliochetti of Bethlehem Catholic at 8:30 a.m. in Class AA.
In the PIAA doubles, Ella Santora and Aya Youssef of Shady Side Academy will battle Dina Nouaime and Tina Prince of Methacton in a Class AAA semifinals match at 10:30 a.m.
Not to miss out on the district championship state runs is the Beaver duo of Devyn Campbell and Anna Blum when they face District 10 champions Sarah DeMarco and Tara Thomas of Villa Maria Academy. That semifinals match is at 8:30 a.m.
Running for PIAA gold
Last year, senior Tristan Forsythe of Winchester Thurston won PIAA gold in boys’ Class A while the Fox Chapel girls’ team won a state crown in Class AAA.
The top district runners in the WPIAL and across the commonwealth are in Hershey for the 2018 PIAA boys and girls cross country championships.
The event takes place at the Parkview cross country course in Hershey with the following race times:
Girls A -- 9:30 a.m.
Girls AA -- 10:15 a.m.
Girls AAA -- 11 a.m.
Boys A -- 11:45 a.m.
Boys AA -- 12:30 p.m.
Boys AAA -- 1:15 p.m.