Tag: Hempfield

Yough's Hannah Bach during practice on Tuesday at Yough Senior High School.
High school notebook: Yough’s Bach commits to Pitt for softball
August 17, 2017
Yough softball player Hannah Bach had interest from a few Ivy League schools and appeared to be close to committing to one of them. But

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Hempfield's Braden Brose makes a catch through traffic, during the WCCA 7 on 7 football games, at Latrobe Area Senior High School, in Unity Township, on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the tight ends
August 14, 2017
As spread offense became a trend, the tight end position quickly changed. A number of high school coaches no longer feature them strictly as a

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Hempfield quarterback Justin Sliwoski looks for an opening against Norwin defenders during the championship 7-on-7 football game during the 7th annual WCCA 7-on-7 football tournament at Greater Latrobe Senior High School on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
Keeping his cool key to success for Hempfield senior QB Sliwoski
August 13, 2017
Good luck trying to shake Justin Sliwoski. Can't be done, on or off the football field. The smooth-going Hempfield senior does not flinch. There was

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Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec leaps past Central Catholic's Clay Myers during the second quarter Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Highmark Stadium.
HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the quarterbacks
August 12, 2017
The WPIAL had its first career 5,000-yard passer in 1993, when then-North Hills senior Eric Kasperowicz reached the lofty number. Now, the list is almost

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Pine-Richland quarterback Phil Jurkovec leaps past Central Catholic's Clay Myers during the second quarter Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Highmark Stadium.
HS football position by position breakdown: Scouting the quarterbacks
The WPIAL had its first career 5,000-yard passer in 1993, when then-North Hills senior Eric Kasperowicz reached the lofty number. Now, the list is almost

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WPIAL football conference preview: Class 6A Southeastern
August 9, 2017
The favorite Mt. Lebanon (7-4 overall, 5-1 Southeastern in 2016) Bolstered by a pair of Division I-bound linemen and a 2,000-yard passer, Mt. Lebanon has the talent to defend its Southeastern Conference title. The Blue Devils will be led by Colgate recruit Coleman Coco and fellow lineman Colby Sorsdal, who

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Former Southmoreland standout Stone lands another D-I offer
August 6, 2017
AAU basketball has become the perfect matchmaker for Brandon Stone. Six-foot-11 male seeks high-level Division I scholarship. Stone, who left Southmoreland after three years to

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2017 Diamond Dolls Softball All-Stars
June 24, 2017
Morgan Ryan finished off a great career as a Hempfield pitcher this season. Bailey Parshall still has one year left as a pitcher at Belle Vernon, but already has had a great career. The two were so good this season - and in their careers - that the MSA Sports staff found it impossible to pick one over the other as Player of the Year. So there is a double take on Player of the Year this year. Ryan and Parshall have been selected co-Players of the Year and lead the MSA Diamond Dolls softball all-star team. The Diamond Dolls are the top 12 players in the WPIAL, regardless of position, and they are picked by the MSA staff. Here are thumbnail sketches of the players of the year and the rest of the Diamond Dolls team.

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2017 PIAA Softball Playoffs RESULTS
June 18, 2017
Four out of six state softball championship and one runner-up. not to bad for the WPIAL in the first year of the six classification championships in PIAA Softball. Hempfield completed its season of dominance in Class 6-A with a third state crown and second in a row while Mount Pleasant (4-A), South Park (3-A) and West Greene (1-A) brought home their schools first PIAA softball title. South Side made it to the state finals, but brought home silver. Here are ALL the results from the 2017 PIAA Softball Playoffs. All results with (MSA) after them are games you can listen to archived here on The Network. 2017 PIAA SOFTBALL CLASS 6-A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:

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Hempfield Perfect in Winning Back-to-Back State Titles
June 15, 2017
When asked which of his Hempfield squads was the better over the past two years, coach Bob Kalp could not give a definitive answer. However, he certainly made a...perfect...point. "It's hard to argue with 27-0." His Lady Spartan softball team repeated as PIAA state champions with a 5-3 victory over Hazleton in the Class 6A Championship game on Thursday at Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park. The back-to-back championships are the first ever to occur at the highest classification of PIAA softball.  The victory also extended the Hempfield winning streak to 41 games, capping off a perfect 27-0 season.

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