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High school notebook: Hempfield softball star Ryan commits to Notre Dame

By Karen Price
Notre Dame softball coach Deanna Gumpf and associate coach Lizzie Ristano watched Hempfield’s Morgan Ryan pitch at the Team New Jersey Summer Classic over the ...
Greensburg Central Catholic’s Liberatore named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR COLLIN LIBERATORE Greensburg Central Catholic, senior, pitcher/First baseman Collin Liberatore was a big reason why Greensburg Central Catholic won its ...
Hempfield’s Ryan named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Morgan Ryan Hempfield, Sophomore, Pitcher Morgan Ryan was a good pitcher as a freshman, but during her sophomore year the ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Hempfield softball team could have pieces in place for return to PIAA playoffs
By Paul Schofield
It’s not far-fetched to think Hempfield and Cumberland Valley may meet again in the 2016 PIAA Class AAAA softball playoffs. Both teams will return numerous starters, ...
Hempfield’s postseason run falls just short of title game
By Paul Schofield
CRESSON — When heavy rains postponed Monday’s PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinal game between Hempfield and Cumberland Valley at Bald Eagle Area, the consensus from ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: California’s Nate Luketich, Hempfield’s Madison Stoner
By Andrew John
Nate Luketich School: California Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Luketich drove in three runs to lead California (20-3) to a 10-0 win over ...
PIAA postpones semifinal games
By Tribune-Review
Rain and thunderstorms forced the PIAA to postpone nine baseball and softball semifinal games Monday, including five involving WPIAL teams. The games were all moved to Tuesday. In baseball, Shaler (20-5) will play District 1’s North Penn (21-4) at 3 p.m. at Greene Township Park in Scotland. Knoch (21-2) will play ...
PIAA softball semifinals preview: Hempfield chases berth in finals
By Paul Schofield
The last time the Hempfield softball team won 20 games was in 2001. That’s also the last time the team reached the PIAA semifinals. Hempfield (20-2) ...
Hempfield again bests North Allegheny to advance to PIAA semis
By George Guido
Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan doesn’t mind putting her fielders in charge. With two strikeouts Thursday, Spartans defenders recorded the other 19 outs, including the final one. ...
Refocused Hempfield advances past Shaler to PIAA quarterfinals
By Karen Price 12:16 a.m.
When the Hempfield softball team defeated North Allegheny to win the WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship last week, coach Bob Kalp gave his players the ...
Ryan tosses 1-hitter as Hempfield wins 3rd WPIAL championship
By Karen Price
After missing the playoffs for the first time in 31 years last season, the Hempfield softball team defeated North Allegheny, 3-0, to win its third ...
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships
By Bill Hartlep
Breaking down the 2015 WPIAL softball championships Class AAAA Hempfield vs. North Allegheny 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. ...
Greensburg Tribune-Review athletes of the week: GCC’s Collin Liberatore, Hempfield’s Taylor Blevins
By Andrew John
Collin Liberatore School: Greensburg Central Catholic Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Liberatore, a Campbell recruit, drove in a run to lead Greensburg Central ...
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 ...

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