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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park v Sewickley on Comcast on-demand

March 4, 2010

PITTSBURGH, PA – (March 4, 2010) – Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications, will once again bring the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) boys and girls basketball championships to its signature On Demand service this weekend.

For the fifth consecutive year, all eight WPIAL championship games – scheduled to be played on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6 at Duquesne University's A.J. Palumbo Center – will be available to Comcast digital cable subscribers at no additional cost. To watch any game, customers simply go to the Comcast's vast On Demand library the day after the game and select the "Your Town-Get Local" folder followed by the "Sports" and then "Basketball" folders. Customers can watch the games as often as they want and at their convenience with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward.

Chris Shovlin, Ray Goss and Scott Nolte will handle play-by-play on this busy weekend, with Jim Elias and Mike White providing color commentary.

BOYS CLASS AAAA:.Gateway (18-4) makes its first appearance in the WPIAL title game against Mt. Lebanon (24-1), which is making its second straight appearance. Available Sunday.

BOYS CLASS AAA: Chartiers Valley (24-1) will face Hampton (21-2) as the Talbots make their second consecutive appearance in the championship game. Available Saturday.

BOYS CLASS AA: Defending champion North Catholic (22-2) is back again and will tangle with Rochester (23-2). Available Sunday.

BOYS CLASS A: Defending champion  and top-seeded Sewickley Academy (21-2) is back in the title game against Lincoln Park (18-6), which is making its first appearance in the championship game. Available Saturday.

GIRLS CLASS AAAA: Baldwin (20-4) gets to the championship game for the first time in 27 years and will face defending champion Mt. Lebanon (23-2). Available Sunday.

GIRLS CLASS AAA: No. 1 seed Hopewell, a perfect 25-0 so far this season, faces New Castle (20-3), which will play for the title for the third time in four years. Available Sunday.

GIRLS CLASS AA: Seton-LaSalle (20-5) returns to the title game and faces Jeannette (23-2), which is making its first trip to the championship. Available Sunday.

GIRLS CLASS A: Perennial contender North Catholic (22-3) will make its 26th appearance in the championship game when it takes on Vincentian (15-7). Available Saturday.

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Bob Grove
412-747-6001
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About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls students from more than 65 surrounding school districts.

Media Contact: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, fred.miller@nndsonline.org