Girls Basketball: Outright section title on the line for Hampton

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When Hampton visits Mars at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, it will mark the return of Tony Howard to the Mars campus since he became the Talbots' coach this season.

But whatever personal feelings Howard might have about his previous employer, all of that must be set aside as the Talbots and the Planets are fighting yet again for the Section 1-AAA championship.

Hampton had a 11-0 section record entering the final week of section play. The record will remain the same as the Talbots visit Shaler in a non-section game at 7:30 p.m. today.

Mars is 9-1. The Planets visit Knoch at 7:30 p.m. today and should be 10-1 heading into the section finale with the Talbots.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Hampton’s Antonio Ionadi

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Name: Antonio Ionadi
High School: Hampton
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Ionadi, the team's sixth-man last season, has shot into the spotlight this season after all five of Hampton's starters graduated, and has asserted himself as one of the premier scorers in the WPIAL. Ionadi, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, is averaging 23.9 points per game, which ranked first in Class AAA and tops among all North Xtra players. Ionadi has made at least five 3-pointers seven times, connecting on a career-high nine and scoring 37 points in an 85-84 win against Mars.


Girls Basketball: Hampton continues to take aim at section title

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Hampton was supposed to play North Allegheny in a non-section game this past Saturday at the day-long North Allegheny Invitational Tournament. But the event – which would have featured four boys games and two girls games – was called off because of Winter Storm Jonas. The weather system caused several other games to be postponed both on Friday and Saturday.

North Allegheny Athletic Director Bob Bozzuto said a decision would be made today as to when the event would be rescheduled.

"We're just going to see when these teams can fit this in with their schedules," he said. "The games could be played on one day or spread over two days. We'll know more (today)."

With the non-section game up in the air, Hampton can turn its attention to today's road game with Deer Lakes that starts at 7:30 p.m. Hampton holds the section lead with a record of 9-0, and Deer Lakes is in third place with a record of 6-2. Mars is second with a record of 7-1.


Swimming: Hampton diver edges fellow sophomore at North Allegheny Invitational

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It was a pair of sophomores battling it out at the 2016 North Allegheny Diving Invitational last week. When the scores were tallied it was Hampton sophomore Adrienne White winning the event. She edged Latrobe sophomore Taylor Miller. White scored a 487.25 and Miller scored a 466.60. Bethel Park's Maria Capozzi (439.20), Penn-Trafford's Maddie Huitt (427.05) and North Allegheny's Maddie Mianzo (423.65) rounded out the top five. The event is one of the premier diving competitions during the WPIAL regular season. White and Miller are no strangers to big events. Both qualified for the WPIAL Class AA diving championships last year as freshmen. White took fifth and Miller took ninth. Both have already qualified for WPIALs this season.


Video: Hockey - Hampton vs. Penn Trafford (Jan. 19)

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Enjoy some highlights from last night's PIHL Class AA hockey. In these clips, we see the Hampton Talbots defeat the Penn Trafford Warriors 5-1.