Hampton recognized with WPIAL Sportsmanship Award for 3rd consecutive year
With tremendous Talbot pride, HTSD is thrilled to announce that Hampton has been named a recipient of the WPIAL annual Sportsmanship Award for a third consecutive year.
This is Hampton’s seventh WPIAL Sportsmanship Award, moving the District into a three-way tie with North Hills and South Fayette for the most in league history. Hampton has won all seven of its WPIAL Sportsmanship Awards in a 14-year span, having previously won in 2008-09, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2017-18, 2019-20, and 2020-21.
“To be recognized with the WPIAL Sportsmanship Award for a third consecutive year is a testament to the integrity of our student athletes, coaches, administrators, athletic director, and our families,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Loughead. “This is a wonderful accolade that speaks to the District’s longstanding Tradition of Excellence both on and off the field.”
Four other schools received the award for the 2021-22 academic year: Beaver, Ligonier Valley, Penn-Trafford, and Saint Joseph.
In 1997, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and WPIAL launched the program entitled “SPORTSMANSHIP: The Only Missing Piece is You”. The purpose of the program is to promote sportsmanship in the schools and to reward those schools that best demonstrate the elements of good sportsmanship.
The selection process was based on the fall, winter, and spring seasons of the 2021-22 school year. Schools were eligible to be nominated through either a self-assessment, by another school, or by an officials’ chapter. The WPIAL Sportsmanship Award Committee then met to discuss the nominees, with a maximum of five schools eligible to be honored for their good sportsmanship.
Winning schools are bestowed with a “SPORTSMANSHIP: The Only Missing Piece is You” 4×6 banner, a PIAA Board of Directors resolution acknowledging their selection, and a distinctive paperweight with the miniature banner embedded inside. The five winning schools will be recognized during the WPIAL Sportsmanship Summit, which will be held at the Heinz History Center and Sports Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 16.