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Five Hempfield Students signed their National Letter of Intention to continue their academic and athletic career at the collegiate level. Those students include Eli Carr, Maggie Dougherty, Emma Fetsco, Maggie Howard, and Peyton Murray.

Carr, who is taking his talents to Brown University to wrestle, is the 2023 WPIAL champion in the 139-lb weight class, and has a varsity record of 77-15, and finished 4th in the state last year.

Dougherty is committing to University of Miami Ohio, for javelin. Dougherty qualified for the WPIAL Track and Field championship. 

Fetsco is committing to Notre Dame College as a girls lacrosse goalie. 

Howard, who has committed to Georgetown for softball, helped lead the Spartans to a WPIAL championship and a state championship appearance. 

Murray is committing to Notre Dame over other large schools like Penn State, Indiana, Iowa, and more. Murray is a two time WPIAL champion for discus and was the runner up in shot put last spring. Last year, he went on to become a State champion in discus and was the runner up in shot put. 

Congratulations to all five of our Spartan Athletes who are moving to the next level in post-secondary athletics.

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Owen Buchholz, Contributor
Owen Buchholz is a junior journalist and an athlete. He is a letterman and is on the leadership council for the varsity football team and also plays basketball at the school. Off the field, Owen has a 4.0 GPA and dreams of becoming a sports journalist or analyst for ESPN. This is Owen's second year as a part of The Hempfield Area Royal. In his free time, he loves to watch movies and play basketball with his younger brother. His favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness and his favorite actor is Matt Damon. Owen loves listening to music. His favorite era of music is the early 2000s and loves listening to Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran. His favorite song is Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston. Over the summer, Owen worked as a bus boy for The Sequel in Greensburg. Owen loves to eat. His favorite meal is his mother's homemade beef stroganoff.