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Young Hampton girls basketball team forges ahead to postseason

By Devon Moore
A lot has changed since 2011 for the Hampton girls basketball team. New players. New coach. But one thing is certain: Hampton — along with ...
Hampton hockey center Weinbrenner keeps even keel
By Devon Moore
At the beginning of the season, Hampton hockey coach Matt Ranallo asked junior center Justin Weinbrenner what his goals were. His answer was smart ­— ...
Highlands halts Hampton, keeps share of 1st place in section
By George Guido
Highlands swept the season series from Hampton for the first time in five years, but it wasn’t easy. The Golden Rams led by 11 points with ...
Shaler divers feel right at home at Hampton
By Josh Rizzo
Shaler senior Mike Schmelzer and junior Evan Kelly lack the fundamental tool needed to practice diving at their home pool. There are no diving boards. While ...
Hampton seniors Seymour, Mattson rely on each other
By Devon Moore
Four years ago, Jake Seymour made a suggestion to future teammate Caleb Mattson. He thought his friend would be a good fit for the school’s ...
Freshman pair shines for Hampton swim team
By Devon Moore
One has flawless technique, the other is self-motivated and driven. One is focused on “looking pretty” in the pool, the other went to karate state ...
Jenna Lafko gives boost to Hampton girls basketball team
By Devon Moore
Hampton girls’ basketball coach Tony Howard had a word with his team before the season about his emphasis on the mental aspect of the game. ...
Hampton’s Ionadi fills scoring void
By Devon Moore
With a Hampton boys basketball team that graduated 15 seniors over the past two years, including all five starters last year, coach Joe Lafko was ...
Highlands breaks open tight Section 1-AAA contest against Hampton
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Highlands had been looking to play its best game. If this wasn’t it, then opponents don’t want to be around when it happens. The Golden Rams turned an early-season Section 1-AAA showdown with Hampton into a version of the Cager Classic on Friday night, bombing in 3-pointers, dominating the paint ...
Hampton swimmers seeking success
By Devon Moore
Last year, strong individual and relay efforts helped lead the Hampton boys swim team to third-place finish at the WPIAL championship and 12th-place spot at ...
Hampton’s Raible headed to Duquesne
By Karen Kadilak
Hampton High School senior Brittney Raible will continue her rowing career close to home. Raible, 17, signed a letter of intent to the Duquesne University women’s ...
Former Mars coach looks to lead Hampton girls to victory
By Devon Moore
First-year Hampton girls basketball coach Tony Howard wants his players to not only embrace the fundamentals, but to also think like a successful coach. I told ...
Hampton volleyball takes big step forward
By Devon Moore
For some teams, winning a state championship is where the bar is set. But sometimes it’s not about how high the bar is, but how ...
NFL honoring Super Bowl participants at alma maters
By Chris Harlan
Hampton’s William “Red” Mack, a Green Bay Packer in Super Bowl I, will be honored by the Talbots before Friday night’s home football game. The on-field ceremony is in conjunction with the NFL’s High School Honor Roll initiative, which awards a commemorative golden game ball to each school that produced ...
WPIAL golfers are dominant at PIAA West Region tournament
By Paul Schofield
Peters Township senior Connor Schmidt knew early in his round Monday that it could turn out special. After two early bogeys, Schmidt rebounded with consecutive ...
Hampton golf breaks through
By Devon Moore
The Hampton golf team came into the season looking for a different ending to the same old story. Mission accomplished. For three years, Hampton advanced to the ...
Franklin Regional runs past Hampton
By Michael Love
Franklin Regional snapped Hampton’s 12-game conference winning streak and pulled into first place by a half game in the Greater Allegheny Conference with a 21-2 victory over the Talbots on Friday. “This was two really good football teams on the field (Friday),” said Franklin Regional coach Greg Botta, whose Panthers are ...
Young Hampton runners look to fulfill potential
By Devon Moore
Two things definitely happened to the Hampton boys cross country team during the offseason. They worked harder and improved as a team. But unexpectedly, a team ...
Hampton’s Balish, GCC’s Zambruno capture WPIAL girls golf titles
By Bill Beckner Jr.
After a rough stretch early in her round, Marissa Balish’s day could have gone downhill like many of her putts. Instead, everything is looking up ...
Hampton running on all cylinders in shutout victory over Knoch
By William Whalen
Knoch needed its best performance of the season to have a chance against Class AAA No. 3 Hampton, but the Knights’ mistakes were too costly to overcome. Hampton scored 14 points off two Knoch turnovers Friday as the Talbots turned in their most complete performance of the season in a 28-0 ...
Hampton football at its best when it counts
By Devon Moore
Call it a penchant for sneaking up on people. It’s been the Hampton Talbots football way this year. Few pundits had them atop the Greater Allegheny ...
HS highlight reel: Section doubles moves indoors
By Tribune-Review
With rain in the forecast for Tuesday, the WPIAL decided to move its scheduled section doubles tournaments indoors, including Section 1-AAA (The Club in Monroeville, 11:15 a.m.), Section 2-AAA (Pure Athletex, 10 a.m.), Section 3-AAA (Alpha Tennis and Fitness, 9:30 a.m.), Section 4-AAA (Glen Creek Tennis Club, 10 a.m.), Section ...
Rech-led No. 3 Hampton rallies past Armstrong
By William Whalen
Armstrong has had success this season at home, but the River Hawks on Friday night found out how hard it is to win on the ...
Hampton next up as Armstrong navigates through tough conference schedule
By Jerin Steele
Armstrong football coach Frank Fabian and his staff have a motto: “The biggest game is the next one.” Each week, they focus solely on the ...
Hampton girls volleyball turning it around
By Devon Moore
Staying positive isn’t always easy on a losing squad. The players on the Hampton girls volleyball team know that first-hand. With more experience and a different ...
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