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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
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 …
Fox Chapel’s Papich finds shooting eye at Cager Classic skills competition
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel senior Brian Papich ran in a track and field meet Friday afternoon at Pine-Richland and was in a hurry to finish so he …
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Collin Luther, North Allegheny’s Danielle Wall
By Brian Graham
Collin Luther School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Luther scored a game-high 26 points, but it was not enough, as the Talbots …
New Castle rallies past rival Hampton
By Chris Harlan
New Castle senior Anthony Richards paused to think over the previous eight games with Hampton, trying to remember one that was any better. He couldn’t. …
Hampton gets rematch with rival New Castle
By Chris Harlan
FARRELL — Hampton’s David Huber had 15 points and three teammates scored in double figures Thursday night as the WPIAL runner-up showed its depth in …
PIHL semifinals roundup: ECP tops Armstrong in high-scoring game
By Staff Reports
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Armstrong in the first period of its PIHL Class AA Penguins Cup semifinal against Erie Cathedral …
Hampton, Luther prove too tall a task for Allderdice
By Jason Mackey
Ryan Luther missed a large chunk of the first half during Saturday’s PIAA Class AAAA first-round game with two fouls. When the Hampton boys basketball …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
For 3rd straight season, New Castle tops Hampton for WPIAL championship
By Chris Harlan
After winning a third consecutive WPIAL title with an unbeaten record each time, New Castle coach Ralph Blundo searched for words. “I’d love to put …

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