Tri-State Sports & News Service writer Drew Karpen profiles the Hempfield boys basketball team. Click here to read his story.
(Photo: Junior guard Kason Harrell, right, being guarded by Norwin's Steve Socrates during a game last season, hopes to lead Hempfield to an outright section title this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"The past two years have been a free-for-all at the top of the Class AAAA Section 1 boys basketball standings, but only one team has been in the midst of all the excitement both times.
Two years ago Hempfield Area split the section title with Penn-Trafford and found itself in the same position last year with Kiski Area.
"This year we are trying to win the section [outright]," junior Kason Harrell said. "I feel like if we work hard in practice, we can make it a WPIAL title and that is what we are looking for right now."
A 6-foot-3 guard, Harrell is one of the main reasons why the Spartans have had success the past two years. Harrell, an all-section selection last year, is entering his junior year as one of the top players in the WPIAL."