Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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PIAA Basketball
Semifinals

Class 6A Girls
Peters Township 51
Upper Dublin 46 OT

Class 5A Boys
Moon Area 73
Mars Area 55

Class 1A Boys
Vincentian Acad. 57
Monessen 43


NHL
Tampa Bay 4
Arizona 1

Vancouver 3
Chicago 2 OT

Vegas 7
San Jose 3

Winnipeg 3
LA Kings 2

PIAA Hoops: Peters Township Advances to State Title Game
Trailing by 5 with 1:26 to play, Peters Township rallied to tie the game in regulation, then win it overtime, advancing to its first-ever PIAA state championship game. Makenna Marissa hit four foul shots to pull the Indians to within one, then freshman Journey Thompson converted one of two with 9 seconds to play to force the game to OT. Peters Township won the tip and Marissa hit a short jumper, giving the Indians a lead they would never give up, earning a trip they've never made before.

Tuesday night, Thomas Jefferson and Chartiers Valley girls meet for the fourth time this year with a berth in Saturday's Class 5A title game on the line. Chartiers Valley won all three meetings so far, the last one in the WPIAL championship game 2 1/2 weeks ago. We'll have the game on WJPA-FM (95.3) starting at 6:45 pm.
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PIAA Semifinals Tuesday
5A Thomas Jefferson vs. Chartiers Valley -- 6:45 pm, Peters Township -- WJPA-FM (95.3) -- Listen Here!

PIAA Championship Friday
6A Peters Township vs. Garnet Valley -- 5:45 pm, Giant Center, Hershey -- WJPA-FM (95.3) -- Listen Here!

Pirates To Go With Kang At Third; Gonzalez At Shorstop
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin Newman. "It was not an easy decision because all four guys, in their own way, had legitimate claims to be the regular," Huntington said.
Kang is just 5 for 28 (.185) with 13 strikeouts this spring but all five hits have been solo home runs. Moran was 6 for 28 (.214) with a double and a homer through the weekend. Moran, however, had committed four errors while Kang had two. "The power has been real," manager Clint Hurdle said of Kang. "It's spring training, but it's five homers. We don't have anybody else that's hit five homers." Kang missed the entire 2017 season and the beginning of 2018 because he was unable to secure a work visa to travel from his native South Korea following a third DUI arrest. He then underwent wrist surgery last year before returning to the Pirates for the final three games of the season.

NCAA; Final AP Top 25
NEW YORK (AP) - Duke is back on top followed by Virginia and North Carolina to give the Atlantic Coast Conference a 1-2-3 showing in the final AP Top 25 poll this season. The Blue Devils jumped from fifth to first Monday after winning last week's league tournament with the return of freshman star Zion Williamson from a knee sprain. That made Duke the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The Cavaliers and Tar Heels stayed in their positions in what is believed to be the first time a conference has claimed the top three spots in the final AP poll. Gonzaga fell from first to fourth, while Michigan State climbed to fifth. Utah State was 25th for its first AP poll appearance since the final poll in 2011.

NCAA Big Dance Is Set
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - For the second time in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament history one conference has produced three No. 1 seeds. ACC powerhouses Duke, Virginia and North Carolina join West Coast Conference standing Gonzaga as the top seeds in the tournament. The ACC joins the 2009 Big East as the only conferences with a trio of No. 1s. Duke is No. 1 in the East, followed by Michigan State, LSU and Florida State. The Blue Devils took the top spot after winning the ACC Tournament. Virginia heads the South Regional and is followed by Tennessee, Purdue and Kansas State. The Cavaliers and Volunteers were No. 1 in the AP poll at various points this season. North Carolina heads a Midwest Regional that includes No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Houston and No. 4 Kansas. Of the four, the Cougars were the only team to advance to its conference tournament title game. The West is headed by Gonzaga, which is just ahead of Michigan, Texas Tech and Florida State. Bubble teams that made the tournament include St. John's, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Florida and Temple. Georgetown, Xavier, Creighton, and North Carolina State failed to join the 68-team tournament, nor did Clemson, TCU, Texas, Indiana, Alabama and Memphis.

For the tenth year in a row, WJPA-AM (1450) is your home for March Madness. Our coverage starts with select Conference Championship games this week and runs through the Women's & Men's National Championship games April 7-8. For the first time, you'll also be able to listen to our coverage online from the opening tip right up to the crowning of this year's champions.

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ON The AIR:

Today
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. Detroit
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:00 pm

College Basketball
First Four Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:30 pm--
Prairie View A&M vs.
Fairleigh-Dickinson
9:00 pm--
Temple vs. Belmont

PIAA Basketball
Class 5A Girls
Semifinals

Thomas Jefferson vs.
Chartiers Valley
WJPA-FM (95.3)
6:45 pm --Listen Here!

Wednesday
College Basketball
First Four Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)

6:30 pm--
N. Carolina Central vs.
N. Dakota State
9:00 pm--
St. John's vs. Arizona St.

Thursday
College Basketball
First Round
WJPA-AM (1450)
11:00 am--
Tournament Today
Featured games
12:00 noon--
Yale vs. LSU
4:30 pm--
Murray St. vs. Marquette
7:20 pm--
St. Mary's vs. Villanova
9:55 pm--
Baylor vs. Syracuse

Friday
College Basketball
First Round
WJPA-AM (1450)
11:00 am--
Tournament Today
Featured games
12:00 noon--
Iowa vs. Cincinnati
4:00 pm--
AZ St/St John vs. Buffalo
7:20 pm--
Georgia St. vs. Houston
9:55 pm--
St. Louis vs. Va. Tech

PIAA Basketball
Class 6A Girls
Championship

Peters Township
vs. Garnet Valley
WJPA-FM (95.3)
5:45 pm--Listen Here!

Saturday
College Basketball
Second Round
WJPA-AM (1450)
11:00 am--
Tournament Today
Featured games
12:00 noon--

Sunday, Mar. 24
College Basketball
Second Round
WJPA-AM (1450)
Featured games
12:00 noon--

Monday, Mar. 25
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. Houston
WJPA-AM (1450)
8:00 pm

Tuesday, Mar. 26
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. Houston
WJPA-AM (1450)
2:00 pm

Thursday, Mar. 28
Pirates Baseball
Season Opener
Bucs at Cincinnati
WJPA-AM (1450)
3:45 pm

College Basketball
Sweet 16
Two feature games
WJPA-AM (1450)
Following Pirates

Friday, Mar. 29
College Basketball
Sweet 16
Two feature games

WJPA-AM (1450)
6:00 pm

Saturday, Mar. 30
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Cincinnati
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:45 pm

College Basketball
Regional Finals
Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
5:00 pm

Sunday, Mar. 31
College Basketball
Regional Finals
Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:00 pm

Monday, Apr. 1
Pirates Baseball
Home Opener
Bucs vs. St. Louis
WJPA-AM (1450)
12:10 pm

College Basketball
Womer's Regional Finals
Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:30 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 3
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. St. Louis
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Thursday, Apr. 4
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. Cincinnati
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Friday, Apr. 5
College Basketball
Women's Final Four
Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:30 pm

Saturday, Apr. 6
College Basketball
Men's Final Four
Doubleheader
WJPA-AM (1450)
3:30 pm

Sunday, Apr. 7
Pirates Baseball
Bucs vs. Cincinnati
WJPA-AM (1450)
12:35 pm

College Basketball
Women's National
Championship Game
WJPA-AM (1450)
5:45 pm

Monday, Apr. 8
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
1:55 pm

College Basketball
Men's National
Championship Game
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:30 pm

Wednesday, Apr. 10
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:40 pm

Thursday, Apr. 11
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Chicago Cubs
WJPA-AM (1450)
7:40 pm

Friday, Apr. 12
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Washington
WJPA-AM (1450)
6:40 pm

Saturday, Apr. 13
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Washington
WJPA-AM (1450)
3:40 pm

Sunday, Apr. 14
Pirates Baseball
Bucs at Washington
WJPA-AM (1450)
12:35 pm

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