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Don't miss matchups for Week 5

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Hempfield (3-2, 2-1) at 4-6A Bethel Park (2-2, 2-0) 7:30 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams are coming off tough losses and are vying ...

Hempfield, Bethel Park hope to put losses behind them in battle for Southeastern lead

How do high school football teams recover after tough losses? That's the job Hempfield coach Rich Bowen and Bethel Park coach Jeff Metheny faced this ...

H.S. Picks has fond memories of Palmer

H.S. Picks wants everyone to pause for a moment of silence for golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died earlier this week at 87. The Tribune-Review high ...

Chemistry key for Hempfield girls volleyball

Hempfield's girls volleyball team hopes it has found the missing ingredient to a championship season. After losing in the WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinals the last three ...

Peters Township holds off Hempfield rally for Southeastern victory

Peters Township stunned Hempfield, 38-35, in a WPIAL Class 6A Southeastern Conference slugfest Friday night at Spartan Stadium in a scenario befitting an episode of ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 4

Southeastern (6a) Norwin (2-2, 1-1) at Canon-McMillan (1-3, 0-2) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The Big Macs welcome the Knights into Canon-McMillan Stadium, looking for their first ...

Hempfield soccer teams develop chemistry, look to compete for postseason

Hempfield's boys soccer team hopes to reach the WPIAL playoffs. The Spartans' girls squad wants to go deeper in the postseason. Accomplishing those goals won't come ...

Sliwoski making a splash for unbeaten Hempfield

When the high school football season in Pennsylvania officially began three weeks ago, WPIAL coaches knew very little about Justin Sliwoski. That is changing in a ...

Week 3's don't-miss matchups

Southeastern (6A) 5-6A Bethel Park (1-1, 1-0) at Norwin (2-1, 1-0) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: The teams, who each earned victories last week, play for the ...

H.S. Picks recalls days following 9/11 tragedy

H.S. Picks wants everyone to pause for a moment of silence to honor the men and women who died during the terrorist attack on 9/11, ...

Hempfield upsets No. 4 Mt. Lebanon on late TD, remains undefeated

It has been a while since Hempfield won a football game of this magnitude. And it has been a while since the Spartans started 3-0. But Hempfield ...

Franklin Regional's Jackson claims WCCA golf title

When Palmer Jackson played in his first Westmoreland County Coaches' Association golf tournament in 2015, things didn't go well. But the Franklin Regional sophomore atoned for ...

Hempfield looking to get to 3-0 against Southeastern Conference favorite

A high school football season sometimes can be compared to a roller-coaster ride, full of its emotional ups and downs. The job of the high school ...

H.S. Picks gets help with Week 2 choices

H.S. Picks spent Labor Day weekend licking his wounds while playing in a charity golf event called the "Goosey Open." Even though his team did ...

High school notebook: Verkleeren to wrestle at Iowa State; Lee wins world title

Former Belle Vernon wrestler Jarod Verkleeren, who is enrolled at Hempfield for his senior year, has made a verbal commitment to Iowa State to continue ...

Hempfield capitalizes on 4 turnovers, whips Canon-McMillan in conference opener

Hempfield's aggressive defense Friday night prevented Canon-McMillan from surging to its best start in 13 years. The Spartans offense was pretty impressive, too. Justin Sliwoski passed ...

Don't miss matchups for Week 1

Southeastern (6A) Canon-McMillan (1-0, 0-0) at Hempfield (1-0, 0-0) 7 p.m. Friday The buzz: Both teams kicked off the season with a win: Canon-McMillan outscored Kiski Area, ...

H.S. Picks enjoyed packed stadiums in Week Zero

H.S. Picks learned a lot from the Week Zero season openers last week. In fact, he couldn't ask for anything more. He watched great games, ate ...

Boys soccer preview: Westmoreland County teams look forward to competition in Section 4-AAAA

The circle is smaller in Section 4-AAAA, and the talent collectively higher. Simple math demonstrates the difficulty of a boys soccer section that, with the ...

Hempfield gets running start against Greensburg Salem

Hempfield football coach Rich Bowen is worried about his defense coming into the season. But for at least one game, his starting defense showed the ability ...

Neighboring Hempfield, Greensburg Salem set to square off after 4-year hiatus

Greensburg Salem senior linebacker Teegan Hahn was sitting in the Spartan Stadium bleachers watching his brother Tanner play the most recent time Greensburg Salem and ...

H.S. Picks ready for another stellar season

H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review's wily prognosticator, had quite an offseason, especially exploring new vacation spots. His trips took him to Central Pennsylvania, where he enjoyed floating ...

Hempfield focused on defensive improvement

Since Rich Bowen returned to coach Hempfield five years ago, the Spartans have had no problem scoring points. But if Hempfield wants to improve on its ...

Hempfield captures WCCA 7-on-7 championship

As Hempfield football coach Rich Bowen watched his team win the sixth annual Westmoreland County Coaches' Association 7-on-7 football tournament Thursday at Mt. Pleasant, he ...

Plum's Kirilloff named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Alex Kirilloff Plum, Senior, Outfield/Pitcher Alex Kirilloff never attended Plum, but that didn't stop him from becoming a Mustangs ...


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