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Longtime Westminster coach’s influence is felt in WPIAL basketball

By Chris Harlan
There to watch a high school game that drew a few thousand, Ron Galbreath squeezed into the crowd at Geneva College’s field house and rooted ...
Play-in games provide welcome opportunity for WPIAL hoop teams
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David and his boys basketball team could have spent a week wishing for North Hills to win the WPIAL title. A year ...
Quaker Valley chasing 4th straight hockey title
By Bill Hartlep
For the past three seasons, members of the Quaker Valley hockey team have hoisted the PIHL Class A Penguins Cup championship trophy on the ice ...
New Castle continues playoff mastery of Hampton
By Chris Harlan
Hampton coach Joe Lafko recalled a time as a player when his team lost each postseason to the same rival. It was tough to accept. “They were our New Castle,” he said.   Watching his Talbots lumber out of the locker room Friday night, Lafko understood their frustration. Seeded third, Hampton lost ...
Hampton ends Southmoreland’s dream season
By Bill West
A program that symbolizes WPIAL boys basketball royalty made sure the clock struck midnight on Southmoreland’s Cinderella season Tuesday at North Hills High School. Hampton (19-4), a WPIAL finalist four times in the past five seasons, forced the Scotties (18-6) to race from end to end in their Class AAA ...
For Pete’s sake: WPIAL set to host basketball finals at Pitt’s home court for 1st time since 2006
By Chris Harlan
Mt. Lebanon coach Joe David saw Palumbo Center at its very best. He was there a decade ago waiting for the Class AAAA boys final ...
Hampton wins 1st WPIAL gymnastics title
By Bill Hartlep
Rachel Hornung had quite the debut at the WPIAL gymnastics championships Saturday. The freshman won the advanced division all-around title to lead Hampton to its first WPIAL championship. Hornung won the beam event with a score of 9.5 and scored 38.25 overall to edge Baldwin’s Josie Karabinos (37.85) and defending champion Danijela ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Joey Lafko, Bethel Park’s Rachel Mazzie
By Brian Graham
Joey Lafko School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Lafko scored a game-high 30 points and led Class AAA No. 2 Hampton to ...
Section 1 runner-up Hampton earns No. 3 seed over 3 section champs in Class AAA
By Chris Harlan
South Fayette coach Rich Bonnaure wasn’t sure why his boys basketball team worked so hard for a No. 7 seed. “We might as well play ...
Class AAA No. 1 Mars holds off No. 2 Hampton for section title
By Chris Harlan
With an unfriendly crowd in a fervor, Mars coach Rob Carmody witnessed his team’s youth at times in Friday’s nervous final minutes. He saw a ...
Hampton girls overwhelm Kittanning in Section 1-AAA clash
By Matt Grubba
Hampton never gave Kittanning a chance to get started. The Talbots scored the first 10 points, and their full-court press led to 21 steals in a ...
Hampton girls basketball team hustles past Ford City, 53-31
By Matt Grubba 1:26 a.m.
What was a battle for second ended up not being much of a fight. Hampton scored the last eight points of the first quarter and continued to pull away throughout the game for a Section 1-AAA win over visiting Ford City, 53-31, on Tuesday. Jenn Lafko scored 12 points, and Laryn Edwards ...
New-look Hampton changes styles but getting similar winning results
By Chris Harlan
Hampton dedicates the first 20 minutes of every practice to shooting drills, with a focus on the most ideal spots. Lately, that could be just about ...
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review athletes of the week: Hampton’s Pat Murray, South Park’s Allison McGrath
By Brian Graham
Pat Murray School: Hampton Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Murray scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Talbots to a 102-60 ...
Ringgold stops Hampton’s 2-point conversion attempt for overtime victory
By Jeff Oliver
It was fitting that in the end, Ringgold’s defense made the big play. The Rams stopped Hampton’s two-point conversion attempt in overtime Friday to come away ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Hampton to face Ringold in Class AAA quarterfinal
By Jerry Clark
At the time, a 20-14 loss to Mars to close out the regular season seemed like a lousy way for Hampton to end a campaign ...
Hampton hockey now calls Harmar home
By Jerry Clark
It’s never a bad thing to get off to a good start to the season, and the Hampton hockey team has done just that. At 2-0-1, Hampton has found success in its new home (Bladerunners in Harmarville). The Talbots previously played at Ice Connection on Route 8 but are doing ...
High school football notebook: Hampton, New Castle bringing rivalry outside
By Chris Harlan
New Castle and Hampton can’t seem to avoid one another. But now their basketball rivalry has transitioned to football. “I had an inkling the WPIAL ...
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 final ...
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 sci-fi ...
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. ...

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