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Hempfield boys take aim at 5th straight section title

By Alex Oltmanns
The senior class on last season’s Hempfield boys basketball team claimed at least a share of the Section 1-AAAA title in each of its four years at the school. But after losing four starters and seven seniors from last season’s 21-4 team, the Spartans will rely upon a new group to ...
Smith leads Fox Chapel to 1st win over Hempfield
By Staff Report
Thomas Smith ran 48 times for 298 yards and four touchdowns to lead host Fox Chapel to a 42-28 nonconference victory against Hempfield (3-6). Dimitri Spina threw for 189 yards and a score for the Foxes (1-8). Wesley Morris also had a 49-yard pass reception. Daniel Walters had four touchdown passes ...
Hempfield boys soccer players already looking toward next season
By Alex Oltmanns
Missing the playoffs by less than one game would be a disappointment for most any team. But despite narrowly missing out on the postseason, the Hempfield ...
Fox Chapel tries to avoid winless season
By Marty Stewart
The Fox Chapel football team will have one more shot at picking up a win after falling to Butler, 30-22, on Friday night to drop to 0-8. The game was tied at 14 at the half, but the Golden Tornado scored 16 points in the third quarter on a pair ...
Hempfield hockey ready for next step in Class AA
By Andrew John
After reaching the semifinals in the PIHL playoffs last season, the Hempfield hockey team has been tasked with going further at a higher classification. The Spartans (1-2), who have been rebuilding since coach Denny Zeravica took over the program four years ago, have made the move from Class A to AA ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Hempfield’s Donnie Washington
By Karen Price
Hempfield junior running back Donnie Washington has established himself as a dual-scoring threat who has come up big for the Spartans on a number of ...
Hempfield collects decisive victory over Latrobe
By Karen Price
Hempfield coach Rich Bowen told his players after a loss to  Penn-Trafford in Week 6 that they needed to stay strong and go 3-0 to ...
Despite tough losses, Hempfield volleyball chasing playoff berth in Section 1-AAA
By Kevin Ritchart
Coach Jenny Feiertag is coaching a different Hempfield team than the one she was earlier this season. That can be good or bad, depending on how one might choose to look at it. The Spartans (7-5, 6-3) are in the thick of the race for a playoff berth in Section ...
Hempfield junior golfers gain experience at WPIAL qualifier
By Andrew John
For the first time in four years, the Hempfield boys golf team didn’t have a representative in the WPIAL individual tournament. But the three Spartans, ...
Penn-Trafford QB Laffoon sets career TD pass mark in rout of Hempfield
By Nathan Smith
Brett Laffoon threw his way into the Penn-Trafford record books in a 42-7 win Friday over Hempfield. The Warriors’ senior quarterback threw for three touchdowns to ...
Hempfield runners prepare for WCCA meet
By Alex Oltmanns
Heading into next week’s Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet, the Hempfield boys and girls cross country teams have the same thought in mind — improvement. While the boys team is 1-4 and the girls are 3-2, both teams have come a long way since practice began Aug. 17. “At first ...
Hempfield girls getting scoring throughout lineup in quest for playoff berth
By Karen Price
Coming into the season, Hempfield girls soccer coach Jeff Palm knew his team’s defense would be difficult to beat, but that alone wouldn’t win games. They’d ...
Defense shines bright as McKeesport routs Hempfield
By Dave Mackall
Stop if you’ve heard this before. McKeesport’s triple-option offense gets much of the attention directed toward the Tigers’ celebrated football program. Its defense not so much. It might be time to show the ‘D’ some love. “Our defense is tough,” McKeesport coach George Smith said Friday after watching his Tigers rout ...
Hempfield uses 20-point 4th quarter to upend Connellsville
By Jason Black
The Hempfield football team appears to have mastered the art of the fantastic finish. Just two weeks after pulling out a last-second win over Norwin, the ...
Hempfield field hockey continues upward climb
By Alex Oltmanns
If the first part of the season is any indication, it appears the Hempfield field hockey team may be in line for its best campaign in team history. Registering three wins last year after posting two the year before and a combined total of one the previous five seasons, the Spartans ...
Connellsville looks to build on Week 3 victory at homecoming game against Hempfield
By Jason Black
Saturday morning film study can be a tedious grind after a Friday night loss, but for Connellsville, the look back at a performance against Latrobe ...
Kiski Area tops Hempfield, wins 2nd in a row
By John Krysinsky
Led by a balanced attack, Kiski Area powered their way to a 35-20 win Friday over Quad East Conference rival Hempfield at Spartan Stadium. Quarterback Chad Kuhn threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Jon Bracy caught four passes for 118 yards and added a late ...
Hempfield volleyball off to fast start
By Kevin Ritchart
Physically, the Hempfield girls volleyball team can hang with any squad in the WPIAL. It’s the mental aspect of the game the Spartans are working to improve, according to first-year coach Jenny Feiertag. “We need to be smarter in the game instead of just playing the game,” Feiertag said. “We ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Hempfield’s Daniel Walters
By Karen Price
Hempfield finished 3-6 last season, but quarterback Daniel Walters said the record doesn’t truly reflect the team the Spartans really were. They made their mistakes, ...
Hempfield shocks Norwin on late TD
By Paul Schofield
Norwin learned something about Hempfield on Friday night that other teams in the Quad East must take note of: The Spartans don’t quit. Hempfield rallied from ...
Lightning strikes put charge into H.S. Picks
By H.s. Picks
It was adventurous opening of the high school football season for H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review’s prognosticator. Picks spent the first day of the season playing 34 holes of golf, but he couldn’t finish his second 18 because he was making a dash to avoiding lightning bolts. Then, he attended numerous ...
Norwin, Hempfield looking for improvement in Week 2
By Paul Schofield
Almost every high school football coach subscribes to the theory that the most improvement a team will make the entire season comes between the first ...
Plum tops Hempfield once again
By Michael Love
For the second year in a row, Plum got the better of Hempfield in a season-opening Quad East clash. Last year, the Mustangs took care of business 45-19 at Hempfield. The Spartans tried to turn the tables Friday, but the outcome was similar. Plum, ranked 10th in the Tribune-Review Class AAAA ...
Hempfield girls to again rely on stingy defense
By Joe Sager
Hempfield’s girls soccer team is in search of offense this season. Until the Spartans find a steady source of goals, they’ll rely heavily on their ...
Quartet of 11th graders set to lead Hempfield golf team this season
By Alex Oltmanns
With the graduation of a pair of top seniors from a year ago, the Hempfield boys golf team will look to a group of juniors ...

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