WPIAL sports: Tuesday is likely to be a wonderful day to use your imagination in Western Pennsylvania. So get ready to make a lot of noise when eastern rivals meet. It is in a Class 3A boys volleyball match with first place on the line. Also, Norwin is undefeated and in the first position in Section 3-3A. As we approach the halfway mark of the season. Hempfield and Penn-Trafford, both 4-1 in the section. They are one game behind the Knights. Penn-Trafford visits Norwin and the Knights were knocked out of the district quarterfinals last year by eventual district winner North Allegheny. On the other hand,  the Warriors advanced to the district semifinals before falling to Seneca Valley.

This Tuesday, three additional WPIAL Class 2A teams will compete for at least a piece of the section lead.

• Montour (3-1) plays North Catholic in Section 1. (3-0).

• Gateway (3-0) hosts Plum in Section 2. (2-1).

• In Section 3, Keystone Oaks (2-1) faces reigning champion Seton LaSalle across the street (4-0)

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Chasing QV

WPIAL sports: Boys lacrosse teams in Quaker Valley’s Section 1-2A are currently in the first position. When Trinity hosts South Fayette on Tuesday, two teams who are hot on the heels of the 3-0 Quakers will meet. With a 2-0 section record, the Hillers sit a half-game behind the Lions, who have a 2-1 record.

Last year, these two teams came close to meeting in the WPIAL quarterfinals. South Fayette was seeded fourth and received a first-round bye. Trinity had a No. 12 seed, and the Hillers and Lions would have faced in the Elite Eight if it had defeated No. 5 Hampton. With a consolation-round win against North Catholic, South Fayette advanced to the district semifinals and qualified for the PIAA tournament. read also.

WPIAL sports: Sectionals for Tennis doubles

The WPIAL boys tennis playoff program begins Tuesday with the opening of doubles sectionals. The qualifiers for the 2022 WPIAL boys doubles tennis championships. It will be determined by a two-day competition in each of the four Class 3A and 2A regions next week. Also, no more than two players from each school are allowed to compete in the sectionals.

Tuesday will host the first round, quarterfinals, and semifinals, with the championship and consolation bouts taking place on Wednesday. Each section’s top four players will progress to the district championships.

The host venues, weather allowing, will be:

Franklin Regional’s Section 1-3A

North Allegheny’s Section 2-3A

Fox Chapel, Section 3-3A

Bethel Park’s Section 4-3A

Norwin’s Section 1-2A

Blackhawk’s Section 2-2A

Valley’s Section 3-2A

Sewickley Academy Courts at Nichols Field, Section 4-2A

Read more: Men’s Tennis: Tiebreaks play a big role in Northwestern’s loss against Illinois.

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