Hempfield Sports

Stoner's 2 homers fuel Hempfield softball's quarterfinal win

Madison Stoner stepped to the plate and remembered the advice she always received from her father and her coaches. "They told me that when a pitcher ...

No. 4 Hempfield rallies past Franklin Regional

In an attempt to get a run across with one out in the bottom of the sixth Thursday against Franklin Regional, Hempfield coach Tim Buzzard ...

No. 4 Hempfield uses quick start to rout Kiski Area in WPIAL baseball playoff opener

Hempfield wanted to get off to a better start in the WPIAL baseball playoffs after back-to-back first-round exits. The Spartans did so in more ways than ...

Hempfield softball, baseball teams hope for long postseason runs

Hempfield's softball team is poised to defend its WPIAL Class AAAA championship. The Spartans' baseball squad would like to join along with a long playoff run. For ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Hempfield was the only defending champion to earn a top seed Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its annual softball tournament. The Spartans (18-2) won ...

HS highlight reel: Hempfield honors softball coach Kalp

Monday was a special day for Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp, not only because his No. 3-ranked Spartans defeated top-ranked North Allegheny in a nonsection ...

Hempfield girls, NA boys maintain reign as WPIAL track and field champions

When you talk WPIAL track and field dominance over the past five years, you'll see Hempfield and North Allegheny at the top of the list. As ...

Westmoreland high school athletes of the week: Hempfield's Hayden Fox, Derry's Chelsea Bisi

Hayden Fox School: Hempfield Sport: Track and field Class: Junior Claim to fame: Fox set the Westmoreland County Coaches Association javelin record Saturday with a ...

Greensburg Salem's Howard sets meet record, earns 4 medals at WCCA championships

Greensburg Salem senior Julia Howard had a busy day Saturday at the Westmoreland County Coaches' Association track and field championships. Howard set a meet record in ...

Long winning streak helps Hempfield baseball take control of Section 2-AAAA

When the preseason baseball rankings were released last month, Hempfield wasn't mentioned to challenge for the Section 2-AAAA title. But after they put together a 10-game ...

Thanks to Hempfield co-op, Jeannette's Spino gets chance to excel on track

Seth Spino didn't know how he would be received when he showed up at Hempfield for track and field practice his freshman year. Jeannette had just ...

Gorman: Hempfield softball star Ryan honors father

The Hempfield softball team took a bus straight from their April 12 game at Connellsville to Barnhart Funeral Home in Greensburg. Still wearing their uniforms, ...

First-year Hempfield coach weaves physics into turning around boys volleyball program

Kyle Turkalj's first season as the Hempfield boys volleyball coach has been about finding an angle with his new team. Specifically, the angles of incidence ...

New coach's revamped offense sparks Hempfield girls lacrosse to 4-0 start

After she took over the Hempfield girls lacrosse program earlier this year, coach Mandy Ormsby expected her rookie season to be a rebuilding effort. She ...

Hempfield's Fox chasing school pole vault record, also excelling in javelin 

Hayden Fox has a vision. The Hempfield junior wants to become a two-time PIAA Class AAA champion in the pole vault and would like to clear ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield's Matt Tarabek, Southmoreland's Adeline Nicholson

Matt Tarabek School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Class: Senior Claim to fame: Tarabek, who has committed to Fordham, was 3 for 4 with a double and ...

Talent-laden roster has defending WPIAL champ Hempfield vying for repeat

On a preseason questionnaire completed by high school coaches to help this newspaper better cover area teams, Bob Kalp wrote in the section about expectations: ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball season

Class AAAA Preseason top five Team (2015 record) 1. Hempfield (20-3) 2. Shaler (16-6) 3. North Allegheny (22-3) 4. Seneca Valley (15-4) 5. Baldwin (14-5) Section favorites 1. Hempfield: ...

Hempfield's Thomas, Butler's McCue win regional bowling titles

Hempfield's Bill Thomas was the ninth seed and Butler's Ashley McCue 10th after six games in the qualifying round of the Western Pennsylvania regional bowling ...

'Week Zero' option allows Hempfield, Greensburg Salem football to again face off

When the WPIAL announced the new conferences earlier this week, many thought some rivalries would be lost. But in Westmoreland County, it actually rekindled some old ...

WPIAL football teams to be tested by unfamiliar foes

West Allegheny football coach Bob Palko won't take his team to Montour or Blackhawk or Hopewell next season. His Indians visited almost every year in ...

Team effort carries No. 5 Pine-Richland to win over Hempfield

The last time the Pine-Richland girls basketball team took the court, Amanda Kalin scored a career-high 41 points and willed the Rams to a close ...

Hempfield swimmer Sternick will have opportunity to compete in variety of events at Dickinson College

Hempfield senior Molly Sternick will face a dilemma on the Dickinson College women's swimming team next season that she should appreciate. Dickinson coach Paul Richards said ...

Hempfield's OT free-throw shooting paves way to playoff win over Peters Township

When Hempfield girls basketball coach Aaron Epps looked at the WPIAL brackets when they were released Feb. 9, he said Section 1-AAAA was disrespected again. Even ...


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