FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) and MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader, have announced a three-year partnership agreement that will enable the WPIAL to provide a customized sports information platform for its member schools.
MaxPreps and the WPIAL will offer a publishing platform across desktop, tablet and mobile that will streamline the process of managing sports information from its member schools. The partnership enables all information published on MaxPreps.com to be automatically provided to the WPIAL for use in managing various initiatives.
Beginning with the winter season of the 2017-18 school year, coaches will submit complete schedules and scores to MaxPreps.com, allowing the WPIAL to track regular-season standings and results used for post-season qualifications.
"MaxPreps is excited to add one of the most influential sections in Pennsylvania as an official partner," said Andy Beal, president and founder of MaxPreps. "We already have a great partnership with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, and our agreement with the WPIAL allows us to strengthen and expand upon that to provide the best sports information to the section's high school community."
"We're excited to form a partnership with MaxPreps," said WPIAL Executive Director Tim O'Malley. "Our member schools will have the opportunity to use their platform to organize stats and scores. We look forward to our coaches and teams getting involved and learning how to better simplify the scoring process."
MaxPreps.com is the nation's most visited site for high school sports coverage. MaxPreps has been on the prep sports scene since 2002 and has successfully partnered with 25 high school state associations. MaxPreps.com also is an official partner of the National Federation of State High School Associations.About MaxPreps.com
MaxPreps is the leading online high school sports destination offering high school sports fans the most comprehensive coverage with the latest news, analysis, rankings and streaming content. MaxPreps aspires to cover every high school team, game and player by partnering with more than 100,000 coaches throughout the country. A unit of CBS Interactive and a CBSSports.com site, MaxPreps was founded in August 2002 and is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif. For more information about MaxPreps and for the latest high school sports news, please visit www.maxpreps.com
.About the WPIAL
The WPIAL is a private non-profit voluntary interscholastic athletic league of 267 member senior and junior high schools covering 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The counties are: Allegheny (except for public schools in the City of Pittsburgh), Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland. Each school year, the League sponsors championships in 25 different sports. The WPIAL is online at www.WPIAL.org