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Hempfield offense, pitching deliver in WPIAL semifinal victory

By George Guido
After missing the WPIAL softball playoffs for the first time in 32 years last season, Hempfield is on its way to the Class AAAA finals. Hempfield ...
After capturing 3rd straight section title, Hempfield baseball falls short in opening round
By Alex Oltmanns
As the 2015 WPIAL postseason began, the Hempfield baseball team was hoping a repeat performance of last season was not in its future. But unfortunately, after ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hempfield’s Hayden Fox, Latrobe’s Maddy Mueseler
By Andrew John
Hayden Fox School: Hempfield Sport: Track and field Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Fox earned the WPIAL Class AAA title in the pole vault after ...
Grand slam powers top-seeded Hempfield into WPIAL semifinals
By Ed Phillipps
When Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp took his spot on the third-base line in the third inning Tuesday, he was thinking offense. By the time he jogged off the field, he was plotting how to hold on to a big lead. Sparked by a grand slam from Michaela LeDonne and a solo ...
High school notebook: WPIAL honors scholar-athletes
By George Guido
The vastly expanded WPIAL scholar-athlete luncheon Monday included 20 individuals who received $1,000 each in scholarship money to their chosen colleges. The program honored two or four athletes in its previous 23 years. Girls receiving scholarships at the Green Tree DoubleTree hotel were Maria Fleck (Mohawk), Madeline Holmberg (Hempfield), Victoria Kocsuta (Montour), ...
HIgh school notebook: Gold medal-winning Belle Vernon senior turns focus to PIAA meet
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield freshman Molly DeBone and Greensburg Central Catholic junior Michelle Karabin were amazed at what they accomplished at the WPIAL track and field championships Thursday, ...
Latrobe’s Mueseler sets standard in 300 hurdles
By Paul Schofield
A Maddy broke another Class AAA record at the WPIAL track and field championships Thursday at Baldwin, but this time it wasn’t Maddie Holmberg of ...
Bethel Park ace shuts down Hempfield baseball team
By Paul Schofield
Before the WPIAL baseball committee released the Class AAAA pairings last week, Hempfield coach Tim Buzzard said that Bethel Park would be a tough draw ...
In first WPIAL year, Hempfield boys lacrosse builds a foundation
By Andrew John
Sustainable sports programs need commitment and athletes focused on fundamentals. This is what the Hempfield boys lacrosse team is on the way to accomplishing in its first year with WPIAL affiliation. Hempfield (3-11, 0-5 Division II, Section 1) has struggled to capture wins but has made strides toward building a foundation ...
HS highlight reel: WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings
By Tribune-Review
Hempfield (Class AAAA), Belle Vernon (AAA), Deer Lakes (AA) and Chartiers-Houston (A) earned the top seeds Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its postseason softball tournament. Play begins Monday with preliminary-round games and Tuesday and Wednesday with first-round games. All four WPIAL championship games are scheduled for May 28 at ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Greensburg Salem’s Lawson Monta, Hempfield’s Taylor Hoffman
By Andrew John
Lawson Monta School: Greensburg Salem Sport: Track and field Year: Junior Claim to fame: Monta, who also throws shot put, captured the discus title with ...
Hempfield girls win 4th straight title at WPIAL track championships
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield track coach Ron Colland usually likes a big meet to be determined before the final race. On Monday, however, he was hoping for the opposite ...
High school baseball teams relish opportunity to play at PNC Park
By John Harris
In the midst of playing a baseball game at PNC Park, Hempfield catcher Eric Loucks permitted his mind to drift. Accustomed to less glamorous surroundings at ...
Hempfield star Holmberg happy to return
By Bill West
The recovery plan from a right-knee injury suffered last September will require Hempfield senior Maddie Holmberg to remain grounded for the next few weeks, but ...
HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles
By Tribune-Review
Monday’s WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
Hempfield girls lacrosse makes quick transition
By Devon Moore
When you’re on the right road, sometimes you can take your hands off the wheel and let the car drive itself. When Hempfield girls lacrosse coach Greg Palmerio inherited a team rich in talent and experience this spring, that’s exactly what he did. “It’s a really good group of girls,” said ...
Hempfield’s Holmberg, Franklin Regional’s Kemerer honored at awards banquet
By Paul Schofield
Hempfield senior Maddie Holmberg can add another first to her already impressive resume. She and her dad, Rob, became the first parent/child in 59 years ...
Monessen’s Bolton sprints to MVP honors at WCCA track meet
By Paul Schofield
When you run track at a small school, you look forward to competing against athletes from larger ones. That’s what happened to Monessen junior ...
Hempfield boys, girls track teams riding high after invitational
By Alex Oltmanns
Track and field is largely an individual sport, but at the Lady Spartan/Wildcat Invitational on Friday at Latrobe Memorial Stadium, Hempfield received complete team efforts ...
Hempfield boys volleyball rebounds from slow start
By Devon Moore
Hempfield boys volleyball coach Chris Dinkel has planted the seeds for growth within his program. But he isn’t about to stand around and watch it ...
Hempfield’s Harrell, Norwin’s Gribble named Greensburg Tribune-Review Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Hartlep and Paul Schofield
BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kason Harrell Hempfield 6-3, Sr., GUARD There were times this season opposing coaches tried to stop Hempfield senior Kason Harrell with ...
Hempfield tennis team under new direction
By Andrew John
A new era begins for Hempfield boys tennis as Ray McCanna takes over the program for Jerry Way, who will still remain involved as a volunteer coach. The Spartans, who finished 7-5 in Section 1-AAA last season, return only one starter and have just one senior on the team. Luke Persin, ...
Hempfield baseball chasing 3rd straight section title
By Alex Oltmanns
The early stages of the regular season are an important time for the Hempfield baseball team. Not afforded with the luxury of spring training, WPIAL teams ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Jeannette’s Tony Mash, Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan
By Andrew John
Tony Mash School: Jeannette Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Mash, after striking out the first 10 batters he faced, finished with 14 strikeouts ...
Nominees announced for Westmoreland County Scholar-Athlete awards
By Paul Schofield
Westmoreland County Senior Judge John J. Driscoll can still see Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Sid Bream sliding home to defeat the Pirates in the 1992 National League Championship Series. It was gut-wrenching loss for him and many Pirates fans. The manager of that Pirates team, Jim Leyland, who also managed ...

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