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Lanny Frattare To Announce High School; WPIAL Welcomes New Members

Former Pirate broadcaster Lanny Frattare will take to the air waves again this fall as he begins announcing high school games for the MSA Sports Network.

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MSA broadcasts games online and a few local radio stations.

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Frattare to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

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"When I stepped away from the Pirates, I was hoping to continue to be part of the broadcast and sports communities of Western Pennsylvania, and have a chance to work with young people," Frattate said in a statement released by MSA. "My position as an assistant professor of communication at Waynesburg University affords me those opportunities, and now so too does this invitation to announce high school football. Western Pennsylvania high school football is sewn deeply into the fabric of our community, as is the MSA Sports Network. I look forward to sharing my Friday evenings with all my friends who are devoted to WPIAL football."

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In other high school news, he WPIAL will welcome five new teams for football when the season kicks on Friday. Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Central Valley, Erie McDowell and Sacred Heart will all be move o District 7 from various leagues around the area. OLSH is in the WPIAL but is new to football.

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WPIAL executive director Tim O'Malley told the PG:

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"Hopefully, they'll add to the competitive balance of football played here," O'Malley said. "Obviously, the travel was a concern to us. But there are quality roadways between our schools and those teams. Plus, at this time of year weather is not a concern. It's not like teams are having to travel to those three schools in midweek, like they would for basketball."

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.