Author: Devon Moore


Logan Nicklas scored 60 goals for Hampton.
Hampton’s Logan Nicklas relishes goal scorer’s role, commits to Gannon
November 14, 2019
Scoring in soccer is often at a premium, so a natural goal scorer is among the most valuable of finds.

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Hampton’s Josh Holmes competes during a meet at Pine-Richland this season.
Hampton’s Holmes runs ‘victory lap’ at PIAA cross country meet
Josh Holmes had been chasing a state cross country qualification for a long time. All it took was a little bit of patience.

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Senior Dustin Payne scored an 11-yard touchdown to end Hampton’s season in a 27-7 loss to Mars on Oct. 25, 2019.
Hampton senior scores inspirational touchdown
November 7, 2019
On the last game of its season against its most bitter rival, Dustin Payne proved to Hampton — and everyone at Fridley Field that night — there is no such thing as a losing season.

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Hampton goalkeeper Thomas Bradfield (0) looks to make a save against Mars’ Dane Beller (27) September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Mix of old, young help Hampton boys soccer to best season since ’11
If this season is any indication of what lies ahead for the Hampton soccer program, parents should start packing their bags for the state playoffs. But not this year.

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Hampton sophomore Kai Herchenroether (18) competes against Franklin Regional earlier this season.
Hampton volleyball program headed in right direction
October 31, 2019
The Hampton girls volleyball team may have not made it as far in the playoffs as it did last year, but it has to feel like it took a step forward.

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Hampton senior Josh Andersson has 63 carries and 410 yards this season.
Injuries, lack of depth proved costly for Hampton football
October 24, 2019
As the Hampton football team looks back on its season, it might think about it as a wasted opportunity — but that doesn’t mean the team didn’t give its best.

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New coach carrying on family tradition for Hampton bowling team
Two years ago, Glenn Thomas wanted to start a bowling team at Hampton. The impetus? His sons, Garrett and Jacob, wanted to bowl. New coach Bob Wallace will follow in those footsteps.

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Class 5A No. 1 Penn-Trafford rolls past Hampton
October 18, 2019
If you blinked Friday night at Fridley Field, you might have missed Penn-Trafford score on offense, defense and special teams — before the end of the first quarter.

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Hampton’s Ansley Haught competes during a duel meet at Pine-Richland Sept. 17, 2019.
Hampton girls cross country team learns to overcome obstacles
October 17, 2019
The main goal for Hampton girls cross country this season was simply growth and development. Learning how to overcome injuries and obstacles is part of that process, and the Talbots have done it well.

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Hampton’s Ryan Koprivnikar (92) competes against Franklin Regional’s Dan Rafferty (44) Oct. 1, 2019 at Center Ice Arena.
Hampton hockey hopes to ride fundamentals, goaltending
If Hampton hockey is going to enjoy the success it has had in previous seasons as a perennial playoff team, it’ll need to change some things around.

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Spencer, Pine-Richland roll over Mt. Lebanon
October 11, 2019
Pine-Richland is a top-flight Western Pennsylvania football program.

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Hampton’s Matthew Ruzomberka competes for the 2019 Talbots golf team.
Matthew Ruzomberka brings British flavor to Hampton golf team
October 10, 2019
Next year, perhaps Matthew Ruzomberka will get lucky with windy and rainy weather at the WPIAL championships.

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Hampton’s Arianna Erka competes for the 2019 Talbots golf team.
Erka stars at sectionals for Hampton golf
Arianna Erka has gone from a freshman trying to find a place on the Hampton boys golf team to a section champion.

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South Fayette’s Naman Alemada throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
South Fayette’s Naman Alemada strong-arms Knoch
October 4, 2019
If there were any doubts about which team belonged in first place in the Northwest Eight Conference, Naman Alemada and No. 2 South Fayette put them to bed as quickly as possible against No. 5 Knoch.

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Hampton’s Josh Holmes competes during a meet at Pine-Richland September 17, 2019.
New runners make strides for Hampton cross country team
October 3, 2019
This season, Dean Longwell was looking for growth from the Hampton cross country team — and that’s what he’s seen across the board.

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Hampton senior Claire Braun (4) competes against Franklin Regional during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Aug. 27, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Changes to program don’t slow Hampton volleyball
A coaching change can give a program a breath of fresh air, but new Hampton volleyball coach Mike Hansen wants his seniors to know that they’re the ones who deserve all the accolades.

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No. 3 Gateway speeds to victory over North Hills
September 27, 2019
No. 3 Gateway made quick work of North Hills on Friday, spoiling the Indians’ homecoming with a 40-7 victory at Martorelli Stadium field.

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Hampton’s first doubles team Lindsey Schwarzbach (left) and Ella Hilton take the court against Shaler August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton tennis players improve against tough competition
September 26, 2019
Members of the Hampton girls tennis team are finding out playing the sport isn’t just enough — you have to love it.

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Hampton’s Logan Nicklas (9) competes against Armstrong September 25, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton girls soccer looking to put pieces together
The Hampton girls soccer team has the tools. It just needs to learn to put it all together.

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The Hampton football team hosts Fox Chapel on Sept. 20, 2019.
Fox Chapel edges Hampton to claim first win
September 20, 2019
In a show of patriotism, the Hampton student section’s theme was red, white and blue for the Talbots’ homecoming tilt with Fox Chapel.

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Hampton’s Gabe Viszlay (16) and Mars’ Luke Harvey (22) compete for a loose ball September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Sophomores spark Hampton boys soccer team
For the Hampton boys soccer team, sophomores are finding out just how much they can grow in two years.

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Hampton golf team in race for the top
The Hampton golf team came into the year with potential depth issues. Those issues were answered and now, it’s the same race to the top as usual for the Talbots and Shady Side Academy.

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Hampton quarterback Ian Anderson (10) looks to pass against Shaler September 6, 2019 at Hampton.
Rejuvenated Hampton football team off to strong start
September 12, 2019
The Hampton football team is loving the changes associated with a new season.

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Hampton’s Ansley Haught (left) and Kendall Solkovy prepares for the 2019-2020 cross country season September 4, 2019
Freshman class brings enthusiasm to Hampton girls cross country team
September 5, 2019
There will be plenty of new faces in the running for the Hampton girls cross country team this year. What they could grow into remains to be seen.

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Hampton’s Joe Fish prepares for the 2019-2020 cross country season September 4, 2019
Opportunity knocks on Hampton boys cross country team
For underclassmen on the Hampton boys cross country team, opportunity abounds.

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Hampton celebrates after scoring during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Aug. 27, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Hampton volleyball aims to continue winning ways despite change
August 29, 2019
Two significant changes affect the Hampton girls volleyball team this year. Making the necessary adjustments to both will help ensure continued success for the program.

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Hampton’s first doubles team Lindsey Schwarzbach (left) and Ella Hilton take the court against Shaler August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Young Hampton girls tennis team pushes on without Cordisco
The Hampton girls tennis team is left to contend with a big loss it hardly gained begin with. But the team makeup remains the same and provides hope for the future.

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Hampton’s Logan Nicklas prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 20, 2019.
Large, experienced senior class hopes to continue Hampton girls soccer success
August 22, 2019
Coming off its best season since 2007, the Hampton girls soccer team has enough experience for an encore. But the stage needs set, and a few major props need replacing.

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Middle school program pays dividends for Hampton boys soccer
Hampton boys soccer only returns three starters from last year’s team. Before coach Matt McAwley helped establish a middle school program, it could have signaled a rebuilding year.

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Indiana building for future around young players
August 17, 2019
Most would have forgiven Brandon Overdorff if his team didn’t make much noise last year. He took over the program just before the summer with barely enough time to learn all of his players’ names, let alone implement a system into a one-win team the year before.

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Hampton’s Josh Andersson prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 5, 2019.
For experienced, hungry Hampton, the time is now
August 16, 2019
The last time Hampton made the playoffs, an Andersson was at the helm. This year might be the team’s best chance yet to get back, and coach Jacque DeMatteo hopes having two Anderssons in the backfield will help.

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Hampton golfer Arianna Erka returns for her junior season with the Hampton golf team in 2019.
Hampton golf team hopes to fulfill potential
August 8, 2019
The Hampton golf team brings back most of its talent from last season.

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Hampton junior Hannah Schepner received the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award for gymnastics on June 17, 2019, at the Heinz History Center.
Hampton’s Schepner: Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award ‘pretty special’
August 1, 2019
Hampton junior Hannah Schepner found out she won the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award this spring, but her journey started at age 13 during one of her career’s lowest moments.

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Hampton began construction on their new track and field directly after graduation in early June.
Hampton’s Fridley Field renovations near completion
Anyone near Fridley Field in Hampton lately may have noticed construction. By the time fall sports roll around in a month, it will have the look and feel of a new outdoor facility.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Logan Nicklas scored 60 goals for Hampton.
Hampton’s Logan Nicklas relishes goal scorer’s role, commits to Gannon
November 14, 2019
Scoring in soccer is often at a premium, so a natural goal scorer is among the most valuable of finds.

Read More...

Hampton’s Josh Holmes competes during a meet at Pine-Richland this season.
Hampton’s Holmes runs ‘victory lap’ at PIAA cross country meet
Josh Holmes had been chasing a state cross country qualification for a long time. All it took was a little bit of patience.

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Senior Dustin Payne scored an 11-yard touchdown to end Hampton’s season in a 27-7 loss to Mars on Oct. 25, 2019.
Hampton senior scores inspirational touchdown
November 7, 2019
On the last game of its season against its most bitter rival, Dustin Payne proved to Hampton — and everyone at Fridley Field that night — there is no such thing as a losing season.

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Hampton goalkeeper Thomas Bradfield (0) looks to make a save against Mars’ Dane Beller (27) September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Mix of old, young help Hampton boys soccer to best season since ’11
If this season is any indication of what lies ahead for the Hampton soccer program, parents should start packing their bags for the state playoffs. But not this year.

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Hampton sophomore Kai Herchenroether (18) competes against Franklin Regional earlier this season.
Hampton volleyball program headed in right direction
October 31, 2019
The Hampton girls volleyball team may have not made it as far in the playoffs as it did last year, but it has to feel like it took a step forward.

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Hampton senior Josh Andersson has 63 carries and 410 yards this season.
Injuries, lack of depth proved costly for Hampton football
October 24, 2019
As the Hampton football team looks back on its season, it might think about it as a wasted opportunity — but that doesn’t mean the team didn’t give its best.

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New coach carrying on family tradition for Hampton bowling team
Two years ago, Glenn Thomas wanted to start a bowling team at Hampton. The impetus? His sons, Garrett and Jacob, wanted to bowl. New coach Bob Wallace will follow in those footsteps.

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Class 5A No. 1 Penn-Trafford rolls past Hampton
October 18, 2019
If you blinked Friday night at Fridley Field, you might have missed Penn-Trafford score on offense, defense and special teams — before the end of the first quarter.

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Hampton’s Ansley Haught competes during a duel meet at Pine-Richland Sept. 17, 2019.
Hampton girls cross country team learns to overcome obstacles
October 17, 2019
The main goal for Hampton girls cross country this season was simply growth and development. Learning how to overcome injuries and obstacles is part of that process, and the Talbots have done it well.

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Hampton’s Ryan Koprivnikar (92) competes against Franklin Regional’s Dan Rafferty (44) Oct. 1, 2019 at Center Ice Arena.
Hampton hockey hopes to ride fundamentals, goaltending
If Hampton hockey is going to enjoy the success it has had in previous seasons as a perennial playoff team, it’ll need to change some things around.

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Spencer, Pine-Richland roll over Mt. Lebanon
October 11, 2019
Pine-Richland is a top-flight Western Pennsylvania football program.

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Hampton’s Matthew Ruzomberka competes for the 2019 Talbots golf team.
Matthew Ruzomberka brings British flavor to Hampton golf team
October 10, 2019
Next year, perhaps Matthew Ruzomberka will get lucky with windy and rainy weather at the WPIAL championships.

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Hampton’s Arianna Erka competes for the 2019 Talbots golf team.
Erka stars at sectionals for Hampton golf
Arianna Erka has gone from a freshman trying to find a place on the Hampton boys golf team to a section champion.

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South Fayette’s Naman Alemada throws a pass during practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.
South Fayette’s Naman Alemada strong-arms Knoch
October 4, 2019
If there were any doubts about which team belonged in first place in the Northwest Eight Conference, Naman Alemada and No. 2 South Fayette put them to bed as quickly as possible against No. 5 Knoch.

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Hampton’s Josh Holmes competes during a meet at Pine-Richland September 17, 2019.
New runners make strides for Hampton cross country team
October 3, 2019
This season, Dean Longwell was looking for growth from the Hampton cross country team — and that’s what he’s seen across the board.

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Hampton senior Claire Braun (4) competes against Franklin Regional during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Aug. 27, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Changes to program don’t slow Hampton volleyball
A coaching change can give a program a breath of fresh air, but new Hampton volleyball coach Mike Hansen wants his seniors to know that they’re the ones who deserve all the accolades.

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No. 3 Gateway speeds to victory over North Hills
September 27, 2019
No. 3 Gateway made quick work of North Hills on Friday, spoiling the Indians’ homecoming with a 40-7 victory at Martorelli Stadium field.

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Hampton’s first doubles team Lindsey Schwarzbach (left) and Ella Hilton take the court against Shaler August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton tennis players improve against tough competition
September 26, 2019
Members of the Hampton girls tennis team are finding out playing the sport isn’t just enough — you have to love it.

Read More...

Hampton’s Logan Nicklas (9) competes against Armstrong September 25, 2019 at Hampton.
Hampton girls soccer looking to put pieces together
The Hampton girls soccer team has the tools. It just needs to learn to put it all together.

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The Hampton football team hosts Fox Chapel on Sept. 20, 2019.
Fox Chapel edges Hampton to claim first win
September 20, 2019
In a show of patriotism, the Hampton student section’s theme was red, white and blue for the Talbots’ homecoming tilt with Fox Chapel.

Read More...

Hampton’s Gabe Viszlay (16) and Mars’ Luke Harvey (22) compete for a loose ball September 17, 2019 at Mars.
Sophomores spark Hampton boys soccer team
For the Hampton boys soccer team, sophomores are finding out just how much they can grow in two years.

Read More...

Hampton golf team in race for the top
The Hampton golf team came into the year with potential depth issues. Those issues were answered and now, it’s the same race to the top as usual for the Talbots and Shady Side Academy.

Read More...

Hampton quarterback Ian Anderson (10) looks to pass against Shaler September 6, 2019 at Hampton.
Rejuvenated Hampton football team off to strong start
September 12, 2019
The Hampton football team is loving the changes associated with a new season.

Read More...

Hampton’s Ansley Haught (left) and Kendall Solkovy prepares for the 2019-2020 cross country season September 4, 2019
Freshman class brings enthusiasm to Hampton girls cross country team
September 5, 2019
There will be plenty of new faces in the running for the Hampton girls cross country team this year. What they could grow into remains to be seen.

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Hampton’s Joe Fish prepares for the 2019-2020 cross country season September 4, 2019
Opportunity knocks on Hampton boys cross country team
For underclassmen on the Hampton boys cross country team, opportunity abounds.

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Hampton celebrates after scoring during a scrimmage against Franklin Regional Aug. 27, 2019, at Franklin Regional.
Hampton volleyball aims to continue winning ways despite change
August 29, 2019
Two significant changes affect the Hampton girls volleyball team this year. Making the necessary adjustments to both will help ensure continued success for the program.

Read More...

Hampton’s first doubles team Lindsey Schwarzbach (left) and Ella Hilton take the court against Shaler August 28, 2019 at Hampton.
Young Hampton girls tennis team pushes on without Cordisco
The Hampton girls tennis team is left to contend with a big loss it hardly gained begin with. But the team makeup remains the same and provides hope for the future.

Read More...

Hampton’s Logan Nicklas prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 20, 2019.
Large, experienced senior class hopes to continue Hampton girls soccer success
August 22, 2019
Coming off its best season since 2007, the Hampton girls soccer team has enough experience for an encore. But the stage needs set, and a few major props need replacing.

Read More...

Middle school program pays dividends for Hampton boys soccer
Hampton boys soccer only returns three starters from last year’s team. Before coach Matt McAwley helped establish a middle school program, it could have signaled a rebuilding year.

Read More...

Indiana building for future around young players
August 17, 2019
Most would have forgiven Brandon Overdorff if his team didn’t make much noise last year. He took over the program just before the summer with barely enough time to learn all of his players’ names, let alone implement a system into a one-win team the year before.

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Hampton’s Josh Andersson prepares for the 2019-2020 season August 5, 2019.
For experienced, hungry Hampton, the time is now
August 16, 2019
The last time Hampton made the playoffs, an Andersson was at the helm. This year might be the team’s best chance yet to get back, and coach Jacque DeMatteo hopes having two Anderssons in the backfield will help.

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Hampton golfer Arianna Erka returns for her junior season with the Hampton golf team in 2019.
Hampton golf team hopes to fulfill potential
August 8, 2019
The Hampton golf team brings back most of its talent from last season.

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Hampton junior Hannah Schepner received the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award for gymnastics on June 17, 2019, at the Heinz History Center.
Hampton’s Schepner: Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award ‘pretty special’
August 1, 2019
Hampton junior Hannah Schepner found out she won the Hines Ward Positive Athlete Award this spring, but her journey started at age 13 during one of her career’s lowest moments.

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Hampton began construction on their new track and field directly after graduation in early June.
Hampton’s Fridley Field renovations near completion
Anyone near Fridley Field in Hampton lately may have noticed construction. By the time fall sports roll around in a month, it will have the look and feel of a new outdoor facility.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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