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Photo Journal: Girls Lacrosse WPIAL 2A Championship - Hampton 15, Oakland Catholic 5 (May 25)

Written by Marilyn Schwilm on .

Hampton and Oakland Catholic met in the WPIAL 2A Girls Lacrosse Championship, Thursday, May 25 at Robert Morris University's Joe Walton Stadium. Hampton won the title 15-5.  Both teams will move on to PIAA competition.

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Photos by Marilyn C. Schwilm, Tri-State Sports & News Service

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Lacrosse: Fast start, depth pay off for WPIAL Class 2A girls champion Hampton

Written by Joe Koch on .

When Oakland Catholic was upsetting Quaker Valley in the WPIAL Class 2A semifinal this past Tuesday at North Allegheny High, a large group of Hampton Talbots paid close attention while watching that game from the Newman Stadium bleachers.

The homework paid off.

Fueled by matching 5-1 starts at the beginning of each half, Hampton High's girls lacrosse team earned its first WPIAL title in the sport with a 15-5 victory over the upstart Eagles.

"We haven't played [Oakland Catholic] before, so I didn't know what to expect beyond their game with Quaker Valley," said Hampton coach Kelsey Viets. "We took a lot of notes during that game, and we prepared. We knew they were a quick team in transition and winning draws."

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Track: Group of Hampton athletes to compete at WPIAL championships

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Hampton will have several athletes compete at the WPIAL Class 3A individual championships Thursday.

Senior thrower Ashley Bergman will compete in the discus and the javelin after winning both events at the team championships last week. Sophomores Valerie Fischer and Cambell France both advanced in the 400-meter run. Senior Erin Herock and sophomore Peyton Wheeler will compete in the 300-meter hurdles.

On the boys side, Zach Case and Eli DeGregorio advanced in the 800-meter run. Jason Goodman is looking for redemption from his third-place finish in the triple jump last year. He will also compete in the long jump.

Meanwhile, Mike Yakich and Ben Brandeis are both expected to perform well in the hurdles.

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Alumni Update - Caleb Smithco (Slippery Rock)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BLOOMSBURG, Pa.– The Slippery Rock University men's track and field team finished second in the team standingsSmithco SRU at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships that concluded Saturday at Bloomsburg University.

Shippensburg won the team title for the ninth consecutive year with 205 points. Slippery Rock was second with 149.5 points, nearly twice as many as third place East Stroudsburg, which finished with 77 points.

Caleb Smithco and Adam Leeper picked up 18 points in the triple jump. Smithco, a Hampton graduate, won the title with an NCAA provisional leap of 14.86 meters.

 

(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)

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Alumni Update - Matt Dayton (Grove City)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Two Grove City College baseball players earned weekly honors TuesdayDayton GC afternoon from the Presidents' Athletic Conference in recognition of their respective performances last week.

 

Senior first baseman Matt Waugaman is this week's conference Hitter of the Week. Freshman DH Matt Dayton captured the conference's Rookie of the Week honor.

 

Dayton hit .385 (5 for 13) last week for Grove City in earning his second Rookie of the Week honor this year. His two-run double Monday highlighted a five-run outburst in Grove City's 14-12 victory.


Dayton, a Hamp has started 32 games this year, primarily at DH. He is hitting .264 and owns a .375 on-base percentage.

 

(photo courtesy of Grove City College)