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Pastor's sacrifice fly lifts Hempfield softball to PIAA championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp rarely shows emotion after a softball game — win or lose. Friday as Jordan Sterling slid home with ...

PIAA postpones championships featuring Vincentian baseball, Hempfield softball

With inclement weather in the forecast Thursday in State College, the PIAA postponed three baseball and softball championship games until Friday. Vincentian Academy will play Meyersdale ...

PIAA softball finals preview: WPIAL teams look to make history

When Hempfield heads to Penn State for the PIAA Class AAAA softball championship game Thursday, it will have the chance to break even more school ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Hempfield's Justin Wright and Taylor Hoffman

Justin Wright School: Hempfield Sport: Baseball Year: Sophomore Claim to fame: Wright drove in two runs with a triple and double to lead Hempfield (18-8) ...

Shutout puts Hempfield softball in PIAA Class AAAA title game

CRESSON – Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp is a stickler about playing flawless defense. So when Chambersburg put runners on first and third with one ...

Hempfield softball team relying on experience

After losing to Cumberland Valley in the 2015 PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinals, the Hempfield players told coach Bob Kalp they'd be back in 2016. The ...

Ryan homers, knocks in 4 runs to lead Hempfield back to PIAA semifinals

SLIPPERY ROCK — Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan was in a mini-slump during the WPIAL playoffs and told her mother Shelly after a recent game that ...

Plum shuts out Hempfield to reach PIAA semifinals

It had been 18 years since a Plum baseball team advanced to the semifinals of the PIAA playoffs. In 1998, the Mustangs captured the WPIAL Class ...

Hempfield again gets best of rival Norwin to win 1st PIAA playoff game

About the only thing that went wrong for the Hempfield baseball team Monday was its mode of transportation to the PIAA Class AAAA playoff game ...

Bottom of lineup leads Hempfield softball past Latrobe in PIAA 1st round

When Hempfield coach Bob Kalp is in the third base coaching box, he's not concerned about what portion of the batting order the Spartans have ...

Hempfield defends WPIAL Class AAAA softball title

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan has become somewhat of a prophet, and that's OK with coach Bob Kalp. After the Spartans had a disappointing 2014 ...

Hempfield seeking 2nd straight WPIAL title

It was a play that might have saved Hempfield's softball season. In the seventh inning of a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal win against North Allegheny ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball championships

Here's a look at Thursday's 2016 WPIAL softball championships: Class AAAA Hempfield vs. Baldwin 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 ...

Westmoreland athletes of the week: Norwin's Ramon Milke, Hempfield's Madison Stoner

Ramon Milke School: Norwin Sport: Baseball Year: Senior Claim to fame: Milke hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh to lead No. ...

Hempfield, Baldwin to clash for WPIAL Class AAAA softball championship

Both teams are riding impressive winning streaks into the WPIAL finals. No. 1-seed and defending WPIAL champion Hempfield has won nine consecutive games en route to ...

PIAA track notebook: Laurel's Wilson claims Class AA javelin crown

SHIPPENSBURG — Laurel senior Jake Wilson had the seventh best throw in the PIAA Class AA javelin seedings entering Friday's track and field championship meet ...

Defending champion Hempfield returns to WPIAL softball final

Two years ago, after Hempfield didn't make the WPIAL Class AAAA softball playoffs and watched section rivals Penn-Trafford and Latrobe reach the consolation third-place game, ...

No. 1 Plum notches 3rd straight shutout to reach WPIAL title game

Plum got a run in the third and two more in the sixth Tuesday against Hempfield, and they were plenty. Just one run has been ...

Stoner's 2 homers fuel Hempfield softball's quarterfinal win

Madison Stoner stepped to the plate and remembered the advice she always received from her father and her coaches. "They told me that when a pitcher ...

No. 4 Hempfield rallies past Franklin Regional

In an attempt to get a run across with one out in the bottom of the sixth Thursday against Franklin Regional, Hempfield coach Tim Buzzard ...

No. 4 Hempfield uses quick start to rout Kiski Area in WPIAL baseball playoff opener

Hempfield wanted to get off to a better start in the WPIAL baseball playoffs after back-to-back first-round exits. The Spartans did so in more ways than ...

Hempfield softball, baseball teams hope for long postseason runs

Hempfield's softball team is poised to defend its WPIAL Class AAAA championship. The Spartans' baseball squad would like to join along with a long playoff run. For ...

Breaking down the 2016 WPIAL softball playoffs

Defending champion Hempfield The favorite In a three-team race, Shaler has the edge after splitting its season series with North Allegheny and edging Hempfield in ...

WPIAL announces softball playoff pairings

Hempfield was the only defending champion to earn a top seed Thursday when the WPIAL released pairings for its annual softball tournament. The Spartans (18-2) won ...

HS highlight reel: Hempfield honors softball coach Kalp

Monday was a special day for Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp, not only because his No. 3-ranked Spartans defeated top-ranked North Allegheny in a nonsection ...


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