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HS highlight reel: Hearings scheduled before WPIAL board

By Chris Harlan
The WPIAL scheduled several eligibility hearings for November with Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic junior Isaiah Harvin among them. The Penn Hills native, who transferred from Linsly School in Wheeling, W.Va., will have his case heard Nov. 17, said WPIAL executive director Tim O’Malley. Harvin (6-3, 190) played receiver for Linsly. …
Gorman: Hampton’s Grabowski goes from protecting the QB to playing it
By Kevin Gorman
The running joke at Hampton is that the Talbots have an offensive tackle playing quarterback and don’t know whether to call him a skill player …
Rech’s 3 touchdowns lift unbeaten Hampton over Franklin Regional, 28-21
By Bill West
There’s no warning about heavy machinery at Hampton’s Fridley Field, but Friday night, a wrecking ball rolled through to help the Talbots remain undefeated. Hampton’s …
Franklin Regional, Hampton share passion for physical football
By Bill West
There’s nothing futuristic about the way Hampton and Franklin Regional play football as both embrace a throwback approach. Still, Talbots coach Jacque DeMatteo offered a …
Hampton pulls away from Knoch for 5-0 start
By George Guido
Before the season, the Hampton Talbots weren’t in the conversation much when it came to Greater Allegheny Conference contention. But now, the talk could center …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Q&A: Hampton’s Nick Grabowski
By Chris Harlan
With at least one touchdown in all four wins, Hampton’s Nick Grabowski has the undefeated Talbots off to their best start in nearly a decade. …
1 year after 0-2 start, 5 WPIAL teams are seeing how the other side lives
By Chris Harlan
Laurel Highlands coach Zack Just shared a sense of optimism with his players this week. Sure, they’re heavy underdogs to Thomas Jefferson, but there’s reason …
Hampton boys soccer ready for tough section schedule this season
By Steven W. Young
The Hampton boys soccer team went 8-8 last year and is looking forward to a chance to make it to the playoffs this year. But …
Midfield will be important for Hampton girl’s soccer team
By Steven W. Young
The Hampton girls soccer team will rely on senior leadership to reach the playoffs in a competitive section. The Talbots have to find a way …
Hampton to return to run-first philosophy
By Jerry Clark
Hampton coach Jacque DeMatteo takes pride in a blue-collar work ethic that he instills in his players. While DeMatteo holds true to his philosophy, it …
Hampton’s Marinelli plans to enjoy senior season
By Tribune-Review
Freelance writer Steven W. Young sat down with Hampton senior Mike Marinelli to discuss how the offensive and defensive lineman is preparing for the upcoming …
Hampton to adopt new offensive look
By Jerry Clark
Hampton coach Jacque DeMatteo is feeling pretty good about his quarterback situation. Nick Grabowski returns as the starter after throwing for 1,368 yards and 16 …
Goalie sets goal to return after heart surgery
By Jason Mackey
So many times throughout his hockey career, former Hampton goaltender Cam Raidna has looked down to his chest, skates or the ice to track a …
West Mifflin earns trip to PIAA tournament
By Mark Kaboly
Batting behind A.J. Olasz all season, Dan Howard has seen it a number of times. Even though West Mifflin’s cleanup hitter is used to opposing coaches liking their chances of pitching to Howard rather than Olasz in key situations, it doesn’t make it any less disrespectful in the eyes of …
No. 10 West Allegheny baseball earns spot in WPIAL Class AAA final
By Alex Oltmanns 9:49 p.m.
Behind some timely two-out hitting and strong pitching, No. 10 West Allegheny (17-4) downed Hampton, 3-1, in a WPIAL Class AAA semifinal matchup Friday at West Mifflin. West Allegheny got on the board first in the second inning as Nick Wiethorn’s two-out double brought home Nic Daigle. After Hampton tied …
Errors costly as No. 3 Hampton tops Knoch
By Alex Oltmanns
It didn’t take long for the Hampton baseball team to get to Knoch’s bullpen Monday in a WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal playoff game at North …
Hampton outlasts Keystone Oaks to advance in WPIAL playoffs
By Chris Harlan
Hampton pitcher Ben Vey quickly understood Keystone Oaks’ make-him-throw-strikes strategy when the first batter walked on four pitches. His team had the same plan. “I …
Baseball and softball playoffs underway
By Jerry Clark
With the baseball playoffs heating up this week, few teams are as hot as the Vincentian Royals. The Royals took the section with a mark …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Nathan Sloan, Oakland Catholic’s Taylor McCorkle
By Alex Oltmanns
Nathan Sloan School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Heading to Pitt to study engineering and run cross country and track …
Prospect watch: Hampton’s Collin Luther
By Chris Harlan
Elon basketball coach Matt Matheny had this question for Hampton’s Collin Luther: What position do you play? For a versatile senior listed at 6-foot-7, that’s …
Hampton senior breaks 18-year-old record in triple jump at Mars Invitational
By Chris Harlan
Hampton’s Caleb Smithco likes to watch two videos at the same time. One shows him triple jump. Britain’s Jonathan Edwards breaks the world record on …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park basketball transfer ruled ineligible for 1 year
By Chris Harlan and Kevin Gorman
Lincoln Park’s basketball coaches weren’t overly surprised when transfer Nick Aloi was declared ineligible by the WPIAL on Thursday. But they were shocked by what they considered extra-harsh punishment. When the WPIAL Board of Control declared Aloi ineligible for one year, its members could have made the penalty retroactive to …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Ben Vey, South Fayette’s Ashley Iagnemma
By Brian Graham
Ben Vey School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: University of Buffalo recruit Vey went 3 for 3 with a home run to …
Alle-Kiski Roundball Classic notebook: Luther twins playing last games together
By George Guido
Hampton twins Ryan and Collin Luther have been playing together since they first touched a basketball. But the combination will come to an end soon. Ryan is headed for Pitt, and Collin remains undecided about which college he will attend. Saturday night at the 11th annual Roundball Classic, the twins …
High school notebook: Hampton’s Luther edges New Castle’s Hooker in all-state player of the year voting
By Chris Harlan
Despite four head-to-head losses, Hampton senior Ryan Luther was chosen over New Castle’s Malik Hooker as the state’s Class AAAA boys basketball player of the …

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