Lacrosse: Surprising Hampton to play for WPIAL title

Written by Marky Billson on .

Marky Billson profiles the Hampton boys lacrosse team.

"When the Hampton Talbots play Canon-McMillan at 6 tonight for their second WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship in the past four years, they will arrive at Highmark Stadium at Station Square as something of a surprise.

For Hampton (13-6), a traditional local lacrosse powerhouse that won three league championships in the first four years of WPIAL sanctioning, had only a 9-6 record and was loser of four of its previous six games after a 10-4 setback to Mars Area 18 days ago.

Even in their first playoff game on May 13 they were taken to overtime by Indiana (9-7), a team the Talbots defeated 19-7 a month ago."



Softball: Hampton powers past Elizabeth Forward in wild game

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

It is not often that a WPIAL playoff game sees 22 total runs scored but that is exactly what the offensive bats of Hampton and Elizabeth Forward produced in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Once the offensive fireworks were done and the dust settled it was No. 5 Hampton (11-4) escaping with a 12-10 win against No. 12 Elizabeth Forward (12-8). The Talbots got not one, but two three-run home runs to account for half of their runs. The three-run blasts were hit by Chloe Nelligan and Sam Clutter. Now Hampton must play No. 13 Southmoreland (12-3), an upset winner over defending WPIAL Class AA champion Beaver Area in the first round. The Talbots and Scotties will meet Tuesday at Fairhaven Park at 2 p.m.


Softball: North Feature Athlete - Chloe Nelligan, Hampton

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Name: Chloe Nelligan
High School: Hampton
Grade: 9
Sport: Softball
Position: Pitcher

Background: Thrust into action six games into the season because of an injury to senior pitcher Megan Thorton, Hampton freshman Chloe Nelligan answered the call. Nelligan led the Talbots to a playoff berth and a share of the section title with Mars.


Softball: Hampton shares Section 5-AAA title with Mars

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the Hampton softball team.

"Mid-April of last year the Hampton softball team was riding high.

The Talbots were coming off a 15-3 win at Kittanning on April 17 that put them into first place in the section with a 4-2 record.

A day later coach Ron Fedell would receive news that would derail the season. Fedell received a phone call from his starting pitcher's father with injury news. Jocelyn White had a hairline fracture at the top of her foot. She would miss at least two weeks.

The Talbots would lose their next four games and fall out of playoff contention, ultimately finishing 5-5 in section play in fourth place and without a postseason berth."



Alumni Update – Emily Rabenold (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City College has selected senior men’s tennis player Peter Riley (Woodbury,Rabenold GC Pa./Northern Bedford) and junior women’s cross country/track and field performer Emily Rabenold as its Omicron Delta Kappa Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, respectively, for the 2014-15 academic year.


Riley and Rabenold received their awards Saturday morning at Honors Convocation in Harbison Chapel.


Rabenold, a Hampton graduate, is a three-year letterwinner in track and field and a two-year cross country letterwinner. In November, she became the third NCAA Division III All-American in program history by placing 28th at the NCAA Championships in Mason, Ohio.


She is a two-time conference Most Valuable Performer in cross country and also earned All-Mideast Region recognition in both 2013 and 2014.