Alumni Update – Emily Rabenold (Grove City)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- The Grove City College women's track and field team captured the teamRabenold GC title at the 18-team Westminster Invitational Saturday afternoon at Memorial Field.

The Wolverines accumulated 153.50 team points in rolling to the championship. Clarion took second with 123.50 points and Westminster took third with 120 points.

Grove City athletes earned six individual wins Saturday. Sophomore Emily Rabenold, a Hampton graduate, won the 3000 steeplechase in a school-record time of 11 minutes, 3.50 seconds. She also won the 5000 in 18:15.81.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)


Baseball: North Feature Athlete - Ben Vey, Hampton

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Name:‭ ‬Ben Vey
High School:‭ ‬Hampton
Grade:‭ ‬12
Sport:‭ ‬Baseball
Position:‭ ‬Pitcher/infielder

Background Info:‭ ‬A‭ ‬5-foot-10,‭ ‬205-pound right-handed pitcher,‭ ‬Vey tossed six‭ ‬hitless‭ ‬innings against rival Mars last week.‭ ‬Despite having his no-hit bid broken in the seventh inning,‭ ‬the Buffalo recruit struck out six during the No.‭ ‬4-ranked Talbots‭'‬ 9-1‭ ‬Section‭ ‬5-AAA win.‭ ‬Two days later against Knoch,‭ ‬the right-handed hitting Vey provided Hampton‭ (‬3-1,‭ ‬2-0‭) ‬with a home run during a‭ ‬9-1‭ ‬section win April‭ ‬11‭ ‬against the Knights. Vey earned his first win this season in March when he pitched three scoreless inning against Class AAAA Seneca Valley.


Baseball: Hampton ready for section schedule

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Hampton baseball coach Gary Wilson believes his team has enough experience to compete in Section 5-AAA as well as challenge for a WPIAL playoff spot.

After four games, including a pair of exhibition contests during a spring trip in South Carolina, the Talbots were just 1-3.

Hampton earned its first win March 31 with an 8-2 non-section win over Class AAAA Seneca Valley. Junior Luke Nugent paced the Talbots by going 3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored against the Raiders. Senior star pitcher Ben Vey tossed three scoreless innings to earn the victory.

"I like what I have to work this this season," Wilson said. "We have a handful or returning starters. Things look good so far."


Boys Basketball: Another great season ends for Hampton

Written by Brad Everett on .

Another season. Another fantastic run for the Hampton Talbots.

Hampton finished 24-5, the third consecutive season the Talbots compiled at least 20 wins. The Talbots advanced to the WPIAL championships game for the third year in a row and fifth time in six seasons, and were two wins away from reaching the PIAA championship. Over the past six seasons, the Talbots are 135-33.

New Castle was once again the thorn in Hampton's side the season, handing the Talbots four of their losses. In addition to a pair of Class AAAA Section 3 wins, New Castle also defeated Hampton in the WPIAL championship (55-49) and PIAA quarterfinals (57-55). The Red Hurricanes, who won the PIAA title three nights ago, are 9-0 against the Talbots the past three seasons.


Boys Basketball: It was a bittersweet season for Hampton

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Ryan Riordan's feature on the Hampton boys basketball team.

"Most teams in the WPIAL would love to have the run the Hampton boys basketball team has enjoyed over the past three years.

The Talbots are 71-16 over that span, and have advanced to the WPIAL championship game and at least the second round of the PIAA tournament each of those seasons.

But the Talbots' inability to beat New Castle has left a bitter taste in the their mouths.

Hampton is 0-9 against New Castle in the past three seasons, losing the WPIAL title game to the Hurricanes each year. The latest loss to New Castle, a 57-55 defeat Saturday in the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals at Bethel Park, ended Hampton's season. The Talbots finished the season at 24-5."