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PSR's Ellis Cannon to handle color of selected WPIAL basketball playoff games

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Comcast will air the 2011 WPIAL Boys and Girls Basketball Championship Games On Demand this weekend. Also look for the Pittsburgh Sports Report Postgame Wrap-Up Show online next week.

PITTSBURGH, PA – (March 3, 2011) – Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications, will bring the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) boys and girls basketball championships to its signature On Demand service this weekend for the sixth consecutive year.

The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School Replays of all eight WPIAL championship games – scheduled to be played on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5 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 “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.

In addition, the Pittsburgh Sports Report Postgame Show will be available online at pittsburghsportsreport.com.

Chris Shovlin and Bruce Sakalik will handle play-by-play chores on this busy weekend, while Jim Elias, PSR Publisher Ellis Cannon and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Mike White will provide color commentary.

BOYS CLASS AAAA: Gateway (21-4) returns to the WPIAL title game for the second straight year against Chartiers Valley (20-5), which won the Class AAA title last season. Available Sunday.

BOYS CLASS AAA: No. 1 seed South Fayette (22-1) faces Montour (18-7) in the first WPIAL championship game appearance for both schools. Available Saturday.

BOYS CLASS AA: Greensburg Central Catholic (23-2) faces No. 3 seed Monessen (22-2). Available Sunday.

BOYS CLASS A: No. 3 seed Lincoln Park (17-6) is back for a second straight year in the title game, this time against Vincentian Academy (23-1). Available Saturday.

GIRLS CLASS AAAA: Two-time defending PIAA and WPIAL champion Mt. Lebanon (20-5) tries to stretch its 19-game playoff winning streak against Shaler (23-2), which is making its first appearance in the championship game in 30 years. Available Sunday.

GIRLS CLASS AAA: Ambridge (20-6) makes its first title game appearance in 10 years against Blackhawk (20-5), which has won 11 straight. Available Sunday.

GIRLS CLASS AA: No. 1 seed Seton-LaSalle (23-2) returns to the title game for the third straight year and faces Jeannette (15-8) in a rematch of last year’s final won by the Jayhawks. Available Saturday.

GIRLS CLASS A: Perennial contender North Catholic (18-7) will make its 27th appearance in the championship game when it takes on Fort Cherry (22-3), which is making its debut in the title game. Available Sunday.

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