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Now more advanced in fundamentals, Hempfield lacrosse team making strides

By Gary Horvath
A little more than a year ago, a new sport invaded Hempfield High School, completely on a whim. Now in its second season, the Hempfield …
Nicholson and Holmberg stand out at track and field invitational
By Paul Schofield
Gateway senior Montae Nicholson and Hempfield junior Maddie Holmberg will do anything to help their teams win. Nicholson and Holmberg were among the numerous athletes …
Hempfield’s Holmberg, Day look to post top marks at Saturday’s Lady Spartan, Wildcat invitationals
By Paul Schofield
Maddie Holmberg didn’t get to compete at the Tri-State Coaches Association meet on April 5 because of a family function. But the Hempfield junior is …
Hempfield baseball players battling weather
By Alex Oltmanns
It can certainly be challenging for a high school baseball team to improve early in the season when it is confined to practicing in a gymnasium. But that’s exactly what the Hempfield baseball team — along with many other local squads — have been faced with so far this spring …
Hempfield’s Krivus again a national champion
By Paul Schofield
Sam Krivus left Hershey last month with a bad taste in his mouth. And no the Hempfield junior eat some bad chocolate. He was disappointed how he wrestled at the PIAA Class AAA Championships. Krivus won the 2013 title and was hoping for a repeat performance. But that dream was …
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Joey DeFloria, Mt. Pleasant’s Paige Hertzog
By Andrew John
Joey DeFloria School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: DeFloria, who has three doubles and a home run with six RBIs, collected a double and three RBIs for Hempfield (5-0, 2-0) in a 16-5 win over Kiski Area in Section 2-AAAA action on April 1. DeFloria, a Bucknell …
Hempfield’s Jasmine Jones among YWCA of Westmoreland Sportswomen Award winners
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield senior Jasmine Jones has an incomplete resume. It’s missing a couple of things she hopes to collect next month. Jones will be honored as …
Hempfield’s Harrell, Burns named Greensburg Tribune-Review basketball players of the year
By Jason Mackey and Paul Schofield
Hempfield’s Kason Harrell and Monica Burns are the 2014 Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year. Boys player of the year Kason Harrell Hempfield 6-3, Junior, …
Hempfield girls track team looks to defend WPIAL, PIAA titles
By Paul Schofield
When Jasmine Jones crossed the finish line first in the 2013 PIAA Class AAA 400-meter relay, the victory pretty much cemented the Hempfield girls track …
Just 5 starters return for Hempfield softball, but expectations remain the same
By Kevin Lohman
One year removed from a third-place finish in the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs, the Hempfield softball team is gearing up for another run at the …
Norwin rallies past Hempfield behind 4 home runs
By Dave Mackall
Norwin turned a big deficit into a 13-10 victory Tuesday by hitting four home runs in the final three innings of its WPIAL Section 1-AAAA …
Hempfield edges Norwin on extra-inning home run
By Dave Mackall
Hempfield and Norwin played home run derby Monday, and it took an extra inning to decide the outcome of their WPIAL Section 2-AAAA baseball opener. Dom Mori’s two-run shot for No. 3 Hempfield in the top of the eighth inning lifted the Spartans to a 4-3 victory over host Norwin. …
Banquet honors top prep players in Westmoreland County
By Paul Schofield
Some of the top student-athletes in Westmoreland County will be honored at the 58th annual awards banquet sponsored by county Judge John J. Driscoll on April 29 at Ferrante’s  Lakeview in Hempfield. The county’s 18 athletic directors, along with the Driscoll committee, reviewed this year’s candidates Thursday and voted on …
Hempfield bowler Trout celebrates 1st state title
By Alex Oltmanns
Led by Javon Trout’s historic individual championship performance, the Hempfield bowling program was able to leave the state championships at North Versailles Bowl with at …
Hempfield boys, girls fall just short at state bowling finals
By Staff Report
Pennsbury and Elizabethtown won the boys and girls team bowling tournaments Saturday at North Versailles Bowl. Pennsbury edged the top-seeded Hempfield boys 2-0 in the championship match. The Moon boys also advanced to the Baker playoff rounds but lost in the quarterfinals. Singles champion Javon Trout threw a 608 three-game …
North Allegheny girls avenge WPIAL semifinals loss to Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
When the WPIAL basketball committee announced the pairings for its tournament a month ago, North Allegheny was awarded the No. 1 seed in Class AAAA. …
Hempfield’s Trout, P-T’s Balas win state bowling titles
By Staff Report
Trout, Balas  win state titles Hempfield’s Javon Trout and Penn-Trafford’s Amanda Balas claimed state bowling championships Friday at North Versailles Bowl. Trout averaged 237.5, including a high game of 279, during the six-game qualifying round. Balas averaged 190 in the qualifying round and beat Lancaster Mennonite’s Chelsey Merklinger, 187-185, in …
Appeal sends Hempfield girls to 2nd-place finish at indoor state championship meet
By Ed Phillipps
On March 1, the Hempfield girls indoor track team won the championship at the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association state championship meet at Penn …
Hempfield girls bounce back in PIAA tourney
By Kevin Ritchart
Hempfield girls basketball coach Aaron Epps isn’t happy his team fell short of the WPIAL championship earlier this month, but losing that game may have …
Hempfield hockey reflects on semifinal finish
By Alex Oltmanns
In just a mere 51 minutes of regulation time, the Hempfield hockey team’s playoff win over Indiana summed up an entire season of progress for …
Hempfield soccer standout awarded prestigious scholarship
By Kevin Lohman
After completing an arduous and competitive selection process, Wheeling Jesuit University has awarded their esteemed Stephen J. Laut scholarship to Hempfield senior Megan Boyle. The …
High school wrestling notebook: WPIAL wrestlers set records
By Paul Schofield
The high school wrestling season came to an end Saturday in Hershey, and it turned out to be another fantastic year for WPIAL wrestlers. There …
Hempfield girls harass way to win over Fox Chapel
By Bill West
Hempfield girls basketball coach Aaron Epps shrugged as he spoke about the 14 points his players scored in the third quarter Tuesday night during their …
Fast start again fuels Hempfield girls to victory
By Gary Horvath
The starts of games haven’t been the problem for Hempfield in the playoffs. Fueled by a 18-0 run to start the game, the WPIAL runner-up defeated City League champion Obama Academy, 54-33, in the opening round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs Friday at Allderdice. Hempfield will play Fox Chapel …
Hempfield’s Henderson, Butler’s Paul win regional bowling titles
By Staff Report
Hempfield’s Jonathan Henderson rolled a 257 in the championship match to defeat Knoch’s Brett Miner and earn a Western Pennsylvania regional bowling title Friday at North Versailles Bowl. Henderson averaged 190 pins in the six-game qualifying round, then won three matches in the stepladder finals. Butler’s Megan Paul, who averaged …

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