Author: Devon Moore


Kiski Areaճ Drew Dinunzio Biss stops Hamptonճ Josh Andersson in the second half at the Richard J. Dilts Field, Friday Sept 28, 2018.
Hampton football works to improve during offseason training
July 3, 2019
As the football program inches through the summer months, Hampton is looking for the sort of gradual improvement that often takes patience.

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Franklin Regional’s Nolan Scholze battles Hampton’s Harper Cook during their WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Norwin High School.
Hampton grad Harper Cook joins American U soccer
June 27, 2019
Perhaps four years from now, Harper Cook will understand the reason he will be spending his college years in Washington, D.C., instead of New Jersey.

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Hampton’s Campbell France competes in the 800-meter run during the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Slippery Rock. France finished third and advanced to the PIAA championships.
‘Mentally sound’ France finishes Hampton career on high note
June 20, 2019
Most high-performing scholar athletes don’t peak during their senior year of high school. They compete in college.

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Hampton players hope to jump-start new Allegheny lacrosse program
Jake Schwarzbach was on varsity lacrosse for four years and emerged as one of the team’s better faceoff players. Alex Winklosky always was on his wing during those faceoffs.

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Valerie Fischer won the WPIAL title in the 400.
Bucknell commit Fischer caps golden Hampton career at WPIALs
June 13, 2019
It has been at least a decade since Hampton had a WPIAL champion runner. That changed this year.

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Former Hampton lacrosse players prepare for next level at Allegheny
After reaching the WPIAL final and state playoffs for the third year in a row, more Hampton girls lacrosse players are headed to play at the next level.

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Despite no 3-peat, Hampton girls lacrosse proud of another strong season
June 6, 2019
Often times, great programs are unhappy with results other programs would call a milestone. But Hampton girls lacrosse, though disappointed in its WPIAL silver medal, is keeping things in perspective after its 15-12 loss to Oakland Catholic in the final.

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Hampton’s Brandon Stephany (3) looks to get by Freeport’s Luke Miller (26) April 30, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys lacrosse reaches program milestone at state tournament
In one snapshot, it was the same story for the Hampton boys lacrosse team. But in the big picture, the team went further than any before it.

Read More...

Fischer leads Hampton track team’s strong finish
May 30, 2019
If you would have told Derek Brinkley at the beginning of track season he would take four kids to states, he might have thought you were talking about one relay team.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Burke Camper (15) points upward after hitting a two-run home run against Moon April 16, 2019 at Hampton.
Despite early exit, seniors led Hampton baseball this season
When Hampton baseball players look back on this season, they will remember it as one of the most consistent and successful in recent memory.

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Hampton catcher Bella Henzler competes against Penn Hills March 26, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton softball focuses on positives after playoff loss
May 23, 2019
It might not have been Hampton softball’s season, but if growth and maturity are indicators, WPIAL Class 5A could have its hands full next year.

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Hampton Sarah Rech, who committed to play lacrosse at Akron, was joined for a signing ceremony by, from left, Talbots coach Kelsey Viets, parents Roger and Brenda Rech and athletic director Bill Cardone.
Rech’s commitment signals growth for Hampton lacrosse
May 17, 2019
The Hampton girls lacrosse team has done a lot of winning over recent years. With that, naturally, comes players choosing to continue their careers after graduation

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Hampton’s tennis team prepares to play Woodland Hills April 10, 2019.
Future looks bright for Hampton boys tennis
The Hampton boys tennis team ended its season on a high note and figures to have a bright future.

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Sergey Shubenkov, authorised neutral athlete for Europe, right, and Ronald Levy of Jamaica for the Americas, left, concentrate prior to the 110 meters hurdles at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Hampton girls track endures, earns another WPIAL playoff berth
May 9, 2019
The Hampton girls track team might not have hit the ground running, but the Talbots picked up steam quickly.

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Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track features mix of old, new
There was a good dynamic of young and old that represented Hampton boys track this year.

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Hampton girls lacrosse shows grit as they try to stay atop the WPIAL
May 2, 2019
Great programs always find a way to win, and it never is on talent alone.

Read More...

Hampton’s Brandon Stephany (3) looks to get by Freeport’s Luke Miller (26) April 30, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton lacrosse looks well-balanced as season winds down
During another stellar season by the Hampton boys lacrosse team, a familiar setback occurred . But this time, it seemed different.

Read More...

Hansen hopes to spread love of volleyball to Hampton youth
April 25, 2019
For anyone with kids in elementary or middle school who are looking to play a sport — and possibly fall in love with it — new Hampton coach Mike Hansen thinks volleyball could be their calling.

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Hampton’s Maria Schrecongost rounds second against during a game against Penn Hills in March.
Experience paying off for Hampton softball
April 18, 2019
Hampton softball is off to a scorching hot start in this spring, but the team is staying focused on the big picture.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Burke Camper (15) points upward after hitting a two-run home run against Moon April 16, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton baseball continues hot start in Section 2-5A
After a slow start, the Hampton baseball team finds itself in a good situation — one that’s partly due to situational hitting.

Read More...

A relay baton is seen at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Hampton girls track looks to compensate for relay team losses
April 11, 2019
With only underclassmen on Hampton’s state-qualifying relay team last year, the squad looked poised to score big on the team and individual levels.

Read More...

Hampton’s Abheet Badrinath, last season’s No. 3 singles player, has moved to the top spot.
Hampton tennis facing challenges with new lineup, section
With its top seniors and expected No. 1 player not returning, the Hampton boys tennis team has a challenging road to get back to the playoffs.

Read More...

Hampton boys lacrosse boasts strong group of athletes
April 4, 2019
What happens when you bring a group of experienced athletes from different sports and put them on a lacrosse team? Hampton is about to find out.

Read More...

Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track hopes to replace departed performers
Hampton boys track is hoping big things come from small packages.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Bella Henzler competes against Penn Hills March 26, 2019 at Hampton.
‘Baptism by fire’ could pay off for Hampton softball
March 28, 2019
The Hampton softball team had inched its way toward a playoff berth for a couple of years before it finally broke through last year.

Read More...

Hampton girls lacrosse depth will be tested In quest for three-peat
Hampton girls lacrosse coach Kelsey Viets tells her team every year is a new challenge.

Read More...

Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw beats Hampton’s Justin Hart 3-2 in the 195lbs bout during the ACWT Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Injuries slow Hart’s bid for state championship
March 21, 2019
Hampton wrestling coach Chris Hart preaches it: You always can take more from a loss from a win.

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Hampton pitcher Tyler Bischke prepares for the 2019 season March 18, 2019.
Hampton baseball to rely on small, talented senior class
When first-year coach Kellen Wheeler sat down his five baseball seniors after he accepted the job last winter, he had a message: They’re going to play, and they’re all going to lead.

Read More...

Hampton’s Zach Wright works against North Hills’ Jeremy Macpherson at 126 pounds during their match Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Hampton High School.
Hampton wrestling has many positives to pull from season
March 15, 2019
Last year, the Hampton wrestling team burst on the scene with a 20-win season. But this year’s “sophomore slump” wasn’t the result of less talent. Better yet, coach Chris Hart feels it built character.

Read More...

Hampton hockey head coach Luke Leya proposed to girlfriend Emilee DeRose, with an assist from his players, on the ice Feb. 18, 2019, at the Frozen Pond Arena, in front of a large crowd on senior night. Both families were in attendance. Hampton won the game against Armstrong, 6-3.
Hampton hockey season remembered for big moments
If the Hampton hockey team experienced a range of emotions after its 4-1 playoff defeat at the hands of Latrobe, it probably is because the season featured a full range of highs and lows.

Read More...

Hampton’s Drew Scheib checks for his time in the 100 butterfly against North Hills Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018 at North Hills.
Hampton swimmers save best for last at WPIAL championships
March 6, 2019
Hampton swimmers peaked at the right time for the WPIAL championships, and one of them was rewarded with a trip to states.

Read More...

Hampton’s Hannah Schepner competes on the uneven bars during a multi-team meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at Jewart’s Gymnastics.
Schepner among bright spots for youthful Hampton gymnastics team
February 21, 2019
The Hampton gymnastics team didn’t meet its yearly goal of making the WPIAL team championships, but there were plenty of bright spots.

Read More...

Fox Chapel senior Luke Hoover tries to bring down Hampton QB Ross Andersson during home game on Oct. 6, 2017.
Family and football helped propel Hampton’s Ross Andersson to Johns Hopkins
February 18, 2018
Ross Andersson might not be a professional-caliber football player. But he's going to be a great professional-caliber something one day, and if he's good enough

Read More...

Kiski Areaճ Drew Dinunzio Biss stops Hamptonճ Josh Andersson in the second half at the Richard J. Dilts Field, Friday Sept 28, 2018.
Hampton football works to improve during offseason training
July 3, 2019
As the football program inches through the summer months, Hampton is looking for the sort of gradual improvement that often takes patience.

Read More...

Franklin Regional’s Nolan Scholze battles Hampton’s Harper Cook during their WPIAL Class AAA quarterfinal Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at Norwin High School.
Hampton grad Harper Cook joins American U soccer
June 27, 2019
Perhaps four years from now, Harper Cook will understand the reason he will be spending his college years in Washington, D.C., instead of New Jersey.

Read More...

Hampton’s Campbell France competes in the 800-meter run during the WPIAL Class AAA track and field championships at Slippery Rock. France finished third and advanced to the PIAA championships.
‘Mentally sound’ France finishes Hampton career on high note
June 20, 2019
Most high-performing scholar athletes don’t peak during their senior year of high school. They compete in college.

Read More...

Hampton players hope to jump-start new Allegheny lacrosse program
Jake Schwarzbach was on varsity lacrosse for four years and emerged as one of the team’s better faceoff players. Alex Winklosky always was on his wing during those faceoffs.

Read More...

Valerie Fischer won the WPIAL title in the 400.
Bucknell commit Fischer caps golden Hampton career at WPIALs
June 13, 2019
It has been at least a decade since Hampton had a WPIAL champion runner. That changed this year.

Read More...

Former Hampton lacrosse players prepare for next level at Allegheny
After reaching the WPIAL final and state playoffs for the third year in a row, more Hampton girls lacrosse players are headed to play at the next level.

Read More...

Despite no 3-peat, Hampton girls lacrosse proud of another strong season
June 6, 2019
Often times, great programs are unhappy with results other programs would call a milestone. But Hampton girls lacrosse, though disappointed in its WPIAL silver medal, is keeping things in perspective after its 15-12 loss to Oakland Catholic in the final.

Read More...

Hampton’s Brandon Stephany (3) looks to get by Freeport’s Luke Miller (26) April 30, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys lacrosse reaches program milestone at state tournament
In one snapshot, it was the same story for the Hampton boys lacrosse team. But in the big picture, the team went further than any before it.

Read More...

Fischer leads Hampton track team’s strong finish
May 30, 2019
If you would have told Derek Brinkley at the beginning of track season he would take four kids to states, he might have thought you were talking about one relay team.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Burke Camper (15) points upward after hitting a two-run home run against Moon April 16, 2019 at Hampton.
Despite early exit, seniors led Hampton baseball this season
When Hampton baseball players look back on this season, they will remember it as one of the most consistent and successful in recent memory.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Bella Henzler competes against Penn Hills March 26, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton softball focuses on positives after playoff loss
May 23, 2019
It might not have been Hampton softball’s season, but if growth and maturity are indicators, WPIAL Class 5A could have its hands full next year.

Read More...

Hampton Sarah Rech, who committed to play lacrosse at Akron, was joined for a signing ceremony by, from left, Talbots coach Kelsey Viets, parents Roger and Brenda Rech and athletic director Bill Cardone.
Rech’s commitment signals growth for Hampton lacrosse
May 17, 2019
The Hampton girls lacrosse team has done a lot of winning over recent years. With that, naturally, comes players choosing to continue their careers after graduation

Read More...

Hampton’s tennis team prepares to play Woodland Hills April 10, 2019.
Future looks bright for Hampton boys tennis
The Hampton boys tennis team ended its season on a high note and figures to have a bright future.

Read More...

Sergey Shubenkov, authorised neutral athlete for Europe, right, and Ronald Levy of Jamaica for the Americas, left, concentrate prior to the 110 meters hurdles at the IAAF track and field Continental Cup in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Hampton girls track endures, earns another WPIAL playoff berth
May 9, 2019
The Hampton girls track team might not have hit the ground running, but the Talbots picked up steam quickly.

Read More...

Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track features mix of old, new
There was a good dynamic of young and old that represented Hampton boys track this year.

Read More...

Hampton girls lacrosse shows grit as they try to stay atop the WPIAL
May 2, 2019
Great programs always find a way to win, and it never is on talent alone.

Read More...

Hampton’s Brandon Stephany (3) looks to get by Freeport’s Luke Miller (26) April 30, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton lacrosse looks well-balanced as season winds down
During another stellar season by the Hampton boys lacrosse team, a familiar setback occurred . But this time, it seemed different.

Read More...

Hansen hopes to spread love of volleyball to Hampton youth
April 25, 2019
For anyone with kids in elementary or middle school who are looking to play a sport — and possibly fall in love with it — new Hampton coach Mike Hansen thinks volleyball could be their calling.

Read More...

Hampton’s Maria Schrecongost rounds second against during a game against Penn Hills in March.
Experience paying off for Hampton softball
April 18, 2019
Hampton softball is off to a scorching hot start in this spring, but the team is staying focused on the big picture.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Burke Camper (15) points upward after hitting a two-run home run against Moon April 16, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton baseball continues hot start in Section 2-5A
After a slow start, the Hampton baseball team finds itself in a good situation — one that’s partly due to situational hitting.

Read More...

A relay baton is seen at the NCAA outdoor track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
Hampton girls track looks to compensate for relay team losses
April 11, 2019
With only underclassmen on Hampton’s state-qualifying relay team last year, the squad looked poised to score big on the team and individual levels.

Read More...

Hampton’s Abheet Badrinath, last season’s No. 3 singles player, has moved to the top spot.
Hampton tennis facing challenges with new lineup, section
With its top seniors and expected No. 1 player not returning, the Hampton boys tennis team has a challenging road to get back to the playoffs.

Read More...

Hampton boys lacrosse boasts strong group of athletes
April 4, 2019
What happens when you bring a group of experienced athletes from different sports and put them on a lacrosse team? Hampton is about to find out.

Read More...

Hampton’s Matt Gust competes in the 800 relay against Highlands April 4, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton boys track hopes to replace departed performers
Hampton boys track is hoping big things come from small packages.

Read More...

Hampton catcher Bella Henzler competes against Penn Hills March 26, 2019 at Hampton.
‘Baptism by fire’ could pay off for Hampton softball
March 28, 2019
The Hampton softball team had inched its way toward a playoff berth for a couple of years before it finally broke through last year.

Read More...

Hampton girls lacrosse depth will be tested In quest for three-peat
Hampton girls lacrosse coach Kelsey Viets tells her team every year is a new challenge.

Read More...

Thomas Jefferson’s Max Shaw beats Hampton’s Justin Hart 3-2 in the 195lbs bout during the ACWT Saturday Jan. 19, 2019 at Fox Chapel Area High School.
Injuries slow Hart’s bid for state championship
March 21, 2019
Hampton wrestling coach Chris Hart preaches it: You always can take more from a loss from a win.

Read More...

Hampton pitcher Tyler Bischke prepares for the 2019 season March 18, 2019.
Hampton baseball to rely on small, talented senior class
When first-year coach Kellen Wheeler sat down his five baseball seniors after he accepted the job last winter, he had a message: They’re going to play, and they’re all going to lead.

Read More...

Hampton’s Zach Wright works against North Hills’ Jeremy Macpherson at 126 pounds during their match Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Hampton High School.
Hampton wrestling has many positives to pull from season
March 15, 2019
Last year, the Hampton wrestling team burst on the scene with a 20-win season. But this year’s “sophomore slump” wasn’t the result of less talent. Better yet, coach Chris Hart feels it built character.

Read More...

Hampton hockey head coach Luke Leya proposed to girlfriend Emilee DeRose, with an assist from his players, on the ice Feb. 18, 2019, at the Frozen Pond Arena, in front of a large crowd on senior night. Both families were in attendance. Hampton won the game against Armstrong, 6-3.
Hampton hockey season remembered for big moments
If the Hampton hockey team experienced a range of emotions after its 4-1 playoff defeat at the hands of Latrobe, it probably is because the season featured a full range of highs and lows.

Read More...

Hampton’s Drew Scheib checks for his time in the 100 butterfly against North Hills Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018 at North Hills.
Hampton swimmers save best for last at WPIAL championships
March 6, 2019
Hampton swimmers peaked at the right time for the WPIAL championships, and one of them was rewarded with a trip to states.

Read More...

Hampton’s Hannah Schepner competes on the uneven bars during a multi-team meet Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 at Jewart’s Gymnastics.
Schepner among bright spots for youthful Hampton gymnastics team
February 21, 2019
The Hampton gymnastics team didn’t meet its yearly goal of making the WPIAL team championships, but there were plenty of bright spots.

Read More...

Fox Chapel senior Luke Hoover tries to bring down Hampton QB Ross Andersson during home game on Oct. 6, 2017.
Family and football helped propel Hampton’s Ross Andersson to Johns Hopkins
February 18, 2018
Ross Andersson might not be a professional-caliber football player. But he's going to be a great professional-caliber something one day, and if he's good enough

Read More...

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