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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 ...
Late interception seals No. 6 Hampton win over No. 8 Gateway
By Brian Duermeyer
Hampton’s Matt Rech nearly fumbled away his team’s chances of beating visiting Gateway on Friday night, but the star senior earned redemption in the game’s final minute. After losing a fumble that gave the Gators a chance to steal a WPIAL Class AAA win, Rech’s leaping interception near the ...
Hampton golfer Balish commits to Ohio University
By Devon Moore
Hampton golf standout Marissa Balish has found success playing on the boys team. Next year — at the next level — she will try her ...
Team bonding leads to loyalty, trust for Hampton girls
By Devon Moore
The Hampton girls soccer team is putting in extra time this offseason on team building activities. Turns out, the overtime is the fun part. “During preseason, we ...
Hampton boys soccer seniors seeking 1st playoff trip
By Devon Moore
There is a word that has been floating around the Hampton boys soccer team in preseason training — playoffs. It’s an experience chiefly foreign to this ...
Hampton out to maintain Greater Allegheny Conference title
By Jerry Clark
Last season, Hampton football coach Jacque DeMatteo said he had 12 seniors who all contributed a little something different. That contribution led the Talbots to ...
Mt. Lebanon, Hampton capture WPIAL boys lacrosse titles
By Jerry Clark and Chris Harlan
For the fourth time in seven years, Mt. Lebanon is WPIAL champ. Blue Devils junior Dan Lee scored the winner with 6 seconds left ...
WPIAL powers Mt. Lebanon, NA to meet for boys lacrosse title
By Bill Hartlep
As WPIAL boys lacrosse powers, North Allegheny and Mt. Lebanon have engaged in their share of heated matchups. The top two seeds in this year’s WPIAL Division I tournament will meet in the championship game at 8 p.m. Friday at Highmark Stadium, and fans can expect another close contest. The past ...
Southmoreland softball perseveres in playoff win over Hampton
By Jason Black
It didn’t take long for the Southmoreland softball team to face adversity during its WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal against Hampton on Tuesday at Fairhaven Park. ...
Lost among high scorers, lacrosse faceoff specialists can tilt field
By Bill West
In the middle of a conversation before his team’s WPIAL Division I quarterfinal game against Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny senior midfielder Zach Smith casually used ...
Hampton outlasts Elizabeth Forward in playoff opener
By Dave Mackall
Hampton softball coach Ron Fedell must have known something his players didn’t. “I was telling them to just keeping hitting the ball, no matter how many ...
Plans in place to form North Pitt high school rugby club
By Ed Phillipps
It didn’t take long for Jesse Danka to figure out what obstacles stand in his way of forming the North Pitt United rugby club. The club is offering a 101 clinic from 10 a.m. to noon May 23 at Wildwood Sports Complex and hopes to garner enough interest to get ...

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