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Westmoreland athletes of the week: GCC’s Tyler White, Hempfield’s Michelle Burns

By Andrew John
Tyler White School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Basketball Year: Senior Claim to fame: White, who is averaging 13.5 points, scored 30 to lead Greensburg ...
Hempfield hockey team continues to play through injuries, inexperience
By Josh Rizzo
Shaking the intimidation factor required the right mentality for freshman forward Jared Gerger and the Hempfield hockey team. Even if the Spartans didn’t look formidable, ...
Three’s company for Hempfield boys basketball team
By Paul Schofield
Zak Mesich made sure his first start of the season was something special for himself and his team. Hempfield made a school-record 20 3-pointers on Friday, including nine by the junior, and Hempfield rolled to a 90-72 victory against Albert Gallatin. The victory clinched a WPIAL Class AAAA playoff berth for ...
In midst of 5-game losing streak, Hempfield boys on edge of playoff contention
By Dave Mackall
It is a rarity in recent years that the Hempfield boys basketball team has fallen short of the WPIAL playoffs. Count this season as one ...
Tribune-Review Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin’s Anthony DelleFemine, Hempfield’s Aubree Halusic
By Andrew John
Anthony DelleFemine School: Norwin Sport: Basketball Year: Junior Claim to fame: DelleFemine, who is averaging 18.2 points, scored 26 to lead Norwin (10-5, 5-2) to ...
Kiski Area boys make playoff push by knocking off Hempfield
By George Guido
After winning just one Section 1-AAAA game during the first half of the season, the Kiski Area boys feel they can put together a push ...
Hempfield wrestlers look to maintain winning tradition
By Jasper Wilson
Hempfield wrestling began this season without a returning state qualifier, the first time that’s happened since 2005. According to 11-year coach Vince DeAugustine, himself a …
Promising Hempfield swim teams have PIAA aspirations
By Karen Kadilak
The Hempfield boys and girls swimming teams have so much depth, Kevin Clougherty, the coach of both, already is thinking about potential qualifiers for the …
Hempfield girls primed for section meeting with No. 1 Norwin
By Dave Mackall
Don’t try to convince Aaron Epps with impressive facts and figures. It won’t work. The only thing at the moment that really matters to the Hempfield ...
Penn-Trafford makes most of breaks to beat Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
Penn-Trafford coach Jim Rocco needed an early timeout to settle his team down Friday night in a Section 1-AAAA matchup against rival Hempfield. The well-timed break ...
Hempfield rifle team looks to bounce back
By Alex Oltmanns
Much like last season, the Hempfield rifle team features a young roster, this season with just two seniors. But with the perennial WPIAL power coming off a season that saw it finish in fourth place, Hempfield coach Tom Miller is cautiously optimistic about his team, even with a primarily young group. “It ...
Hempfield girls to feature small lineup with focus on playing fundamental defense
By Alex Oltmanns
The Hempfield girls basketball team will look to play to its strengths this season. Going into the season knowing they won’t hold a height advantage over ...
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 ...
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