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Hempfield runners off to strong start

By Alex Oltmanns 8:55 p.m.
The Hempfield boys and girls cross country teams head into the start of Division I Section I meets this week after competing in the Slippery …
Hempfield field hockey continues to improve under 2nd-year coach
By Alex Oltmanns 8:55 p.m.
In her second year as coach of the Hempfield field hockey team, Michelle Fischer is hoping to bring stability to the program. Fischer was hired …
Connellsville hopes to keep rolling
By Jason Black
When the Connellsville football team was jogging off the field following its 21-7 victory over Latrobe in Week 3, Falcons coach Dave  McDonald called it …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park seeking co-op for girls basketball
By Chris Harlan Paul Schofield and Dave Mackall
Lincoln Park will add a girls basketball team this winter, and already it’s drawing WPIAL scrutiny. The Midland charter school asked to form cooperative agreements in girls basketball, boys track, baseball and boys golf with Western Beaver, a small public school in nearby Industry. The WPIAL board on Monday approved …
Hempfield pulls away for 55-20 victory over Kiski Area
By Thomas Zuck
Hempfield junior quarterback Daniel Walters rushed for four touchdowns and threw for three more to lead the Spartans  (1-2, 1-2) to a 55-20 Quad East victory over Kiski Area (0-3,0-3) at Davis Field in Vandergrift. Walters had 146 yards rushing and 172 passing. Don Washington added 110 yards on 10 …
Hempfield girls tennis out to defend section title after 13-1 seasons
By Brian Graham
Jerry Way has led the Hempfield girls tennis team to three section titles in four years, including last season when the team went 13-1. But …
Gorman: ‘Blood thicker than football in our house’
By Kevin Gorman
Ordinarily, the head coach doesn’t wrap the opposing quarterback in a postgame bear hug, especially after he throws two second-half touchdown passes to win the …
H.S. Picks settles a disagreement
By H.s. Picks
H.S. Picks, the Tribune-Review High School football prognosticator, doesn’t mind swinging a golf club. But Picks had to put the striped shirt on recently, separating a couple of his old buddies on the golf course. They got into an argument about who had the better football programs in the area …
Norwin remains perfect with win against Hempfield
By Nathan Smith
The last time Norwin started 2-0, none of its current players was in high school. The Knights changed that with a 21-0 win Friday over …
Led by deep senior class, Hempfield volleyball has championship aspirations
By Brian Graham
Lindsay Turchetta is not satisfied with fifth place in the WPIAL. The Hempfield girls volleyball coach thought 2013 would be a more successful season for …
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 …

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