Video: Boys Lacrosse - Hampton vs. Canon-McMillan (May 22)

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It's the end of the school year and also a Sports Town Lacrosse Saturday. This video feature congratulates the WPIAL Division 2 champion Hampton Talbots on a great season. Please enjoy the following video clips of the Talbots' boys' lacrosse team. The clips were taken on May 22, 2015 as the Hampton defeated Canon-McMillan 15-12 at Highmark Stadium.



Lacrosse: Seniors lead Hampton boys to WPIAL Division II title

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Joe Koch profiles the Hampton boys lacrosse team.

2015 0529 Hampton BLacrosse(Photo: Chris Geraud celebrates with the championship trophy along with his Talbot teammates after Hampton defeated Canon-McMillan in the WPIAL Division II championship last Friday at Highmark Stadium. Bill Wade/Post-Gazette)

"Not long after Canon-McMillan High School took a 9-6 lead against Hampton in the WPIAL Division II boys lacrosse championship game last Friday at Highmark Stadium, Talbots first-year coach Jim Vollberg believed his team had what it took to rally — and ultimately prevail — against the Big Macs.

"Senior leadership," he said. "The seniors really came through, and we had a lot of guys working hard. [Seniors] Nick Grabowski and Seve DiBucci both brought the guys in — and not just on the sidelines or on the field — but the whole season."

Grabowski, in particular, had a potent role in his team's comeback and ultimate 15-12 victory for the Talbots, who finished the season at 14-6. In Pennsylvania high school lacrosse, only the WPIAL teams that compete in Division I advance to the state tournament.

Grabowski's three goals came in a span of 5 minutes, 19 seconds. That flurry turned what had been a precarious 11-10 lead into a comfortable 14-10 margin. Canon-McMillan did close the gap to two goals, 14-12, but that's as close as the Big Macs (16-2) would get to the Talbots."


Alumni Update - Caleb Smithco (Slippery Rock)

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ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Slippery Rock University men's track and field team opened competition at the NCAA Division II NationalSmithco SRU Championships Friday evening with Caleb Smithco competing in the triple jump.

Smithco, a freshman from Hampton High School, placed 15th in his first career outdoor national meet with a leap of 14.77 meters (48' 5.5"). It marked an improvement of one spot from his 16th place finish at the indoor National Championships earlier this semester.

He was 18th out of 19 jumpers after his first jump of 14.54 meters (47' 8.5") and remained in 18th after he fouled his second attempt. He moved up to 15th with his final attempt of 14.77 meters, but missed the cut to make the finals. The ninth and final jump to qualify for the finals was 15.07 meters (49' 5.5").


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Lacrosse: Surprising Hampton to play for WPIAL title

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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

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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.