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Sophomore RB Coxon leads Plum to lopsided win

By Wes Crosby
Sophomore running back Nick Coxon might have had a coming-out party in Plum’s 45-19 win against Hempfield in a Foothills Conference matchup at Spartan Stadium on Friday. Coxon started the game with a 49-yard run in Plum’s first play from scrimmage. He busted through the line and down the right …
Hempfield boys soccer adjusting to style change
By Ed Phillipps
The Hempfield boys soccer team was in need of some tough love, and new coach Tom Sochacki is there to provide it. Admittedly a squad that found itself playing sloppy last year, the Spartans went 7-6-3 overall and 5-5-2 in Section 1-AAA. In the offseason, the players realized they could …
H.S. Picks ‘tunes’ up for new season
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review ace high school football prognosticator, has been heard around the sports department humming popular songs. When one of his colleagues heard him trying to hum the “Selfie” song, he yelled at Picks to stop. Another writer called out the other writer and told him he was …
WPIAL coaches, quarterbacks have concerns about using newly approved footballs
By Paul Schofield
South Fayette quarterback Brett Brumbaugh tossed around a lot of different footballs this summer — the Nike, the Wilson GST and the Spalding SB1. But …
HSFB preview by position: Special talent for area kickers
By Chris Harlan
Count Hempfield among the WPIAL teams that can score without ever reaching the end zone. With senior kicker John Domit, the Spartans must only approach …
Players have higher expectations at Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
Rich Bowen has a track record of turning around struggling football programs. He did it at Yough, Elizabeth Forward and his alma mater Serra Catholic …
Hempfield girls soccer team conditioned for victories
By Ed Phillipps
Whether the soccer season is a race or a marathon, the Hempfield girls are conditioned for both. Under the guidance of first-year coach Jeff Palm, …
HSFB preview by position: Division I O-line recruits have something to prove
By Chris Harlan
Baldwin’s Sterling Jenkins and Hempfield’s Tony Pilato are both highly rated offensive linemen according to the national recruiting websites. The seniors are coveted for their …
Hempfield golfer attacking greens, chemo
By Andrew Erickson
By the end of his senior golf season, Hempfield’s Javon Trout said he hopes he’ll be holding a big trophy. The 18-year-old has been refining …
HS notes: Hempfield hires Swan as basketball coach
By Paul Schofield
It didn’t take Hempfield long to find a new boys basketball coach. Less than three weeks after Mark Marino resigned after one season as coach, the school board hired former coach Bill Swan by a 7-0 vote Monday. Swan coached Hempfield from 2001-09, compiling a 117-76 record and three section …
Hempfield track standout picks Eastern Michigan
By Paul Schofield
It took awhile, but Hempfield senior sprinter Jasmine Jones finally has found the college she wanted: Eastern Michigan. Jones said the process took a little …
Hempfield’s Adams, Holmberg named Greensburg Tribune-Review Athletes of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Max Adams Hempfield · Senior · Track and Field/Football Tell Hempfield’s Max Adams to do something on the football field or as a thrower on …
Hempfield girls 400 relay team, Adams earn All-American honors
By Paul Schofield
The Hempfield girls 400-meter relay team wasn’t just satisfied with being two-time PIAA track and field champions. They ended the 2014 as high school All-Americans. …
Greensburg Salem’s Claire Oberdorf named Greensburg Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Jason Mackey
Player of the Year Claire oberdorf greensburg salem, junior, shortstop Last year it was older sister Jayne, who’s now at Marist College in New York. …
Norwin’s J.J. Matijevic named Greensburg Tribune-Review Baseball Player of the Year
By Paul Schofield
PLAYER OF THE YEAR J.J. Matijevic Norwin, senior, shortstop It was quite a senior season for Norwin shortstop J.J. Matijevic. He finished as the WPIAL’s …
Hempfield lacrosse standout headed to RMU
By Andrew John
Many high school athletes dream about playing their sport of choice at the highest level in college. While in the infant stages of learning her …
HS buzz: Baseball stars set to face off Sunday
By Staff Reports
Many of the area’s top players will take the field at Kelly Automotive Park in Butler on Sunday for the annual WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association All-Star doubleheader. At 1 p.m., a team of Class A all-stars will play a group from Class AA, and the Class AAAA vs. Class AAA …
Hempfield track and field teams enjoy banner day
By Paul Schofield
Coach Ron Colland called it a great day when the Hempfield girls track team won the 2013 Class AAA PIAA track title. Colland’s teams improved on that performance Saturday. Hempfield returned home with so many gold medals from the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg, the high school might …
It’s a banner day for WPIAL athletes at PIAA track championships
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Hempfield junior Maddie Holmberg sat on the ground and answered questions Saturday following another memorable performance by her and her teammates at the …
Hempfield’s Adams, Holmberg, Connellsville’s Wiltrout capture PIAA gold
By Paul Schofield
SHIPPENSBURG — Hempfield senior Max Adams admitted he was a little nervous during the PIAA Class AAA discus finals at the PIAA track and field …
Hempfield softball in rare position out of postseason
By Andrew John
Finishing with eight wins in section play normally is not considered a down year for a program; it also typically allows a team to qualify …
Nagging injuries catch up to Hempfield girls lacrosse in postseason
By Gary Horvath
When the Hempfield girls lacrosse team started the season 9-0, head coach Rebecca Bragan cautioned her team that its success through half a season would …
WPIAL champion relay teams from Latrobe, Hempfield hope for repeat performance at states
By Paul Schofield
When Latrobe girls track assistant coach Michele Butler puts together a relay team, she lets the runners battle for the spots. Butler has had a …
Mt. Lebanon hurdler turns misfortune into PIAA invitation
By Paul Schofield
Sometimes in life, you don’t always get a second chance. Natalie Corrado got a second chance Saturday at the WPIAL track and field championships at …
Seneca Valley upsets No. 1 seed Hempfield
By Paul Schofield
Seneca Valley baseball coach Eric Semega knew there was no pressure on his team in the opening round of the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs on Monday. That’s because the Raiders, the 2013 WPIAL runners-up, dropped three of their last four games and limped into the playoffs seeded No. 16 with …

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