Track: Talbots’ Smithco has top triple jump this season

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

On April 11 at the Butler Invitational, Hampton’s Caleb Smithco achieved the best triple jump in the WPIAL this season.

Smithco recorded a jump of 48-1, which was good for first place in the event, beating defending WPIAL triple jump champion Gary Jackson of Baldwin by more than two feet.

Jackson’s mark at the Butler Invite is the second best jump in WPIAL Class AAA this season.

Smithco’s jump also broke the Hampton school record. Additionally, he holds the Talbots record for the long jump at 21-9, which he set last season.

Smithco finished fourth at the Butler Invitational in the long jump. 


Boys Lacrosse: North Feature Athlete - Hampton's Nick Grabowski

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Nick Grabowski
School: Hampton
Grade: 11
Sport: Boys Lacrosse
Position: Midfield

Background Info: Nick is a two-year starter for the Talbots, who also is a captain on this year's team. In a 10-7 loss to Pine-Richland this past Wednesday, Nick scored three goals and now has 19 goals and 6 assists this season. Nick also plays quarterback and linebacker for the Hampton High football team.


Baseball: With familiar face at helm, Hampton rolls

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Drew Karpen profiles the Hampton baseball team.

2014 0417 Hampton Baseball(Photo: Hampton's Steve Dayton pulls in a fly ball during a non-section game against Bethel Park March 27. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)

"He's back.

Those close to the Hampton community remember the name Gary Wilson. Wilson coached the Talbots baseball team for 13 years before taking the past four years off. But his desire to return was too strong, putting Wilson in the position he is right now. Wilson is in the first year of his second stint as head coach of Hampton.

In his first term, Wilson had a decent amount of success, taking the Talbots to WPIAL championship games in 2004 and 2010 but lost both times.

This time around, he is hoping to finish the feat."


Alumni Update – Emily Rabenold (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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.