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Hempfield track athletes cap indoor season at state meet

By Alex Oltmanns
The Hempfield track and field program officially began practices for its outdoor season Monday. But before it could start competing outdoors, it had some business to ...
Hempfield bowlers set for regional competition
By Alex Oltmanns
While it may have only finished sixth at the WPIBL championships last week, the Hempfield boys bowling team might consider that result a moral victory. Competing in the championship event at New Great Valley Lanes in North Versailles without defending state champion Javon Trout left a void in the Spartans lineup, ...
Hempfield hockey team bolts to big lead, tops Thomas Jefferson, 7-4
By Dave Mackall
After a nine-day layoff, the Hempfield hockey team didn’t miss a beat. The Spartans jumped on Thomas Jefferson for four first-period goals — two by freshman ...
Hempfield’s Kemerer, Logan capture unexpected wins to qualify for WPIAL semifinals
By Paul Schofield
It was one of the craziest second days at the WPIAL/PIAA Southwest Regional Class AAA Wrestling Championships in years, maybe ever. From the first matches of ...
Young Hempfield swimmers gain experience at WPIAL meet
By Kevin Lohman
Though they may be inexperienced, members of the Hempfield swim team are bursting with talent. A defining characteristic of the team is its youthful inexperience, with another quality being its startling talent. Last weekend at the WPIAL Class AAA swimming championships, the Spartans worked at rectifying one of those characteristics ...
Hempfield boys lacrosse set to officially join WPIAL
By Andrew John
When the Hempfield boys lacrosse team was created more than three years ago, there was one goal in mind: joining the WPIAL as a varsity sport. Last Monday, that goal came to fruition as the Hempfield school board decided to lift the boys lacrosse team from club team status, which ...
Fox Chapel moves on after pulling off another upset against Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
Fox Chapel pulled off its second consecutive upset of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs. After taking down No. 5 Pine-Richland last week, No. 12 Fox Chapel ...
With full lineup healthy, Hempfield hockey team hopes to make run at PIHL Penguins Cup title
By Andrew John
The Hempfield hockey team will likely need contributions from every member of its team if it hopes to make a deep run in the Penguins ...
Hempfield rallies in 4th to beat Gateway
By Paul Schofield
Things didn’t look good when Hempfield senior Kason Harrell headed to the bench with his fourth foul with 5:52 left and his team down two ...
Several big rematches are likely for WPIAL Class AAA postseason
By Bill West
About a month ago, Hempfield senior Sam Krivus and Penn-Trafford sophomore Cameron Coy ceased training together when they crossed paths at Young Guns Wrestling Club ...
Bethel Park girls use big run to down Hempfield in 1st round of WPIAL playoffs
By Paul Schofield
No. 4 Bethel Park had a losing record before the Christmas break. But since then, it has been a different team. The Black Hawks (19-4) used a 13-0 run close out the game in Friday’s WPIAL Class AAAA first round, ran their winning streak 16 and defeated No. 13 Hempfield, 51-36, at ...
WPIAL players selected to play in Big 33 game
By Staff Reports
Twelve senior players from the WPIAL have been selected to play in the 58th annual Big 33 Football Classic on June 20 at Hersheypark Stadium. The team includes Central Catholic tight end Graham Adomitis (Princeton), linebacker Bryan Glover (Eastern Michigan) and defensive back John Petrishen (Penn State); Penn Hills lineman ...
Penn-Trafford girls awarded No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford’s girls basketball team surprised many last season by winning the WPIAL Class AAAA title as the No. 7 seed. The Warriors (21-1) won’t be sneaking ...
HS highlight reel: Decision time for WPIAL committee
By Tribune-Review
The pieces of the WPIAL basketball pairings puzzle will fall into place Tuesday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Green Tree. Who deserves to sit in those top-seeded spaces will be a subject of much debate in several classifications. For the boys, Aliquippa (21-0) and Mars (21-1) are logical choices in ...
Latrobe boys basketball team stuns top-ranked Hempfield
By Bill West
Still buzzing from a home victory that ended Hempfield’s Section 1-AAAA win streak Friday night, Latrobe senior Matt Dragan climbed a ladder in front of ...
Gorman: Idiots could learn a lesson from kids
By Kevin Gorman
One of my favorite lines about life lessons came from a colorful character in the sports world named Rudolf Walter Wanderone Jr. You might know ...
Hempfield, Greensburg Salem hockey players ready for all-star showcase
By Andrew John
An all-star game can be an event that carries many different meanings for all parties involved. That is certainly the case for the local players ...
Hempfield wrestlers turn focus to individual postseason
By Kevin Lohman
Coach Vince DeAugustine and the Hempfield wrestling team have had to battle through all kinds of obstacles this season. A wave of injuries and illnesses ...
Hempfield defeats Norwin, 59-44, gains share of Section 1-AAAA title
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield clinched at least a tie for the Section 1-AAAA title Tuesday, and it could secure the top seed in the upcoming WPIAL Class AAAA ...
Hempfield boys swim team claims WCCA title by winning final event
By Nathan Smith
Only three points separated Franklin Regional, Hempfield and Penn-Trafford in the boys standings of the Westmoreland County Coaches Association swimming championships heading into the final ...
Young Hempfield swimmers look to make impact at WCCA meet
By Kevin Lohman
The Hempfield swim team is entering the home stretch of its season, but before the Spartans have an opportunity to compete for hardware at the ...
Hempfield girls basketball team working to improve during season’s 2nd half
By Kevin Ritchart
At the outset of the 2014-15 season, Hempfield girls basketball coach Aaron Epps thought poor defense would be his team’s downfall. But it’s been inconsistent ...
Hempfield bowlers off to fast start
By Alex Oltmanns
After spending the better part of two decades coaching one of the Hempfield bowling team’s section rivals, Rich Gockel is returning to his alma mater. A Hempfield graduate, Gockel worked as an assistant coach on Greensburg Central Catholic’s staff for 16 years before getting the call from the Spartans in August, ...
Franklin Regional wrestling states case for No. 1 seed
By Paul Schofield
The Franklin Regional and Latrobe wrestling teams turned in quite a battle in the Section 1-AAA team tournament Wednesday at Franklin Regional. Returning PIAA and WPIAL ...
Hempfield swimmers return to pool, serve as each other’s ‘best therapists’ after teammates’ death
By Kevin Lohman
It’s been just over two weeks since the tragic death of Hempfield senior swim team captain Judson Shiffler. On Tuesday, the Spartans returned to the ...

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