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Deer Lakes’ Edwards named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Player of the Year Tiffany Edwards Deer Lakes, Senior, Pitcher For years, Tiffany Edwards worked at her family’s business, Edwards ...
Trinity’s Gray named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year
By Karen Price
Player of the Year Olivia Gray Trinity, SENIOR, shortstop Four-year starter Olivia Gray was accustomed to batting leadoff and collecting hits like they were ...
Deer Lakes softball well-represented on coaches’ Class AA all-state team
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes took its place among the best softball teams in the state two weeks ago when it reached the PIAA championship game in State ...
Trib Cup: Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes, Neshannock, Sewickley Academy lead spring standings
By Alex Oltmanns
Four local schools had a little extra to celebrate at the conclusion of this year’s high school sports calendar, finishing as the top point scorers during the spring season in the Trib Total Media/WPXI High School Sports award standings. A culmination of the success across a wide range of sports, ...
Deer Lakes hires boys basketball coach
By Staff Report
Deer Lakes filled its boys basketball coaching vacancy Tuesday night by hiring former Shady Side Academy coach Terence Parham to replace Jon McKay. Parham coached at Shady Side Academy, his alma mater, from 2004-12, and he led the Indians to a 129-69 record and eight consecutive WPIAL playoff appearances. Shady Side ...
Prospects remain bright for Deer Lakes softball
By Bill Beckner Jr.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Deer Lakes softball coach Craig Taliani likes to say the difference between travel softball and high school softball is that the former ...
PIAA Class AA softball championship notebook: Deer Lakes’ 2nd loss similar to 1st one
By Bill Beckner Jr.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Deer Lakes coach Craig Taliani said his players were “lights out by 11” the night before the PIAA Class AA softball championship. ...
Deer Lakes falls to Holy Redeemer in PIAA softball championship game
By Bill Beckner Jr.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Their faces long and their eyes rimmed in red, Deer Lakes softball players left the field at Penn State feeling emotions they ...
PIAA Class AA softball championship capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Holy Redeemer
By Tribune-Review
PIAA Class AA softball championship Deer Lakes (24-1) vs. Holy Redeemer (22-1) 10 a.m. Friday, Nittany Lion Softball Park, University Park Coaches: Craig Taliani, Deer ...
Previewing the 2015 PIAA baseball and softball championships
By Compiled By  trib Total Media
Below is a look at the PIAA baseball and softball championship games involving WPIAL teams. Class AAA baseball Knoch vs. Abington Heights Noon ...
PIAA championship notebook: Valley state champs advise to ‘soak it up’
By Bill Beckner Jr.  and Doug Gulasy
Teams can get swept along by the hype of playing in their first state championship game, but the A-K Valley’s most recent softball state champions ...
Deer Lakes’ state title-game run started in Myrtle Beach
By Bill Beckner Jr.
As their bus bounced along highways and byways on a long road trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., Deer Lakes softball players passed the time with ...
Hutchinson’s heroics secure Deer Lakes’ victory
By George Guido
SLIPPERY ROCK — After missing out what could have been the catch of the year — or at least the PIAA tournament — Deer ...
Gorman: A new target for Deer Lakes’ Taliani
By Kevin Gorman
Maria Taliani slammed a shot off Slippery Rock’s scoreboard in her first at-bat, so her second time up, the Deer Lakes star saw the homemade ...
Deer Season continues: Lancers headed to first state championship after 4-3 win
By Bill Beckner Jr.
SLIPPERY ROCK — Message received: Deer Lakes is playing for keeps. Pushed to the brink in what has been a season of cushiony wins, the Lancers ...
Deer Lakes wins -- going to PIAA championship softball game
By Bill Beckner
SLIPPERY ROCK -- Deer Lakes’ softball needed a little extra to win in extras. But the reward was well worth it. The Lancers rallied to edge past Cambridge Springs, 4-3, in eight innings in today’s PIAA Class AA semifinal at Slippery Rock University and advance to the state championship for …
Deer Lakes softball, Knoch baseball rained out in PIAA semis
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Due to rain, the Deer Lakes-Cambridge Springs PIAA Class AA softball semifinal scheduled for Monday was postponed until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Slippery Rock. Meantime, the ...
PIAA Class AA softball semifinals preview: Deer Lakes vs. Cambridge Springs
By Tribune-Review
Deer Lakes (23-1) vs. Cambridge Springs (18-4) UPDATE: Moved to 1 p.m. TUESDAY at Slippery Rock University (rain) Coaches: Craig Taliani, ...
PIAA softball semifinals preview: Hempfield chases berth in finals
By Paul Schofield
The last time the Hempfield softball team won 20 games was in 2001. That’s also the last time the team reached the PIAA semifinals. Hempfield (20-2) ...
Deer Lakes softball making some noise
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When things get too quiet around the Deer Lakes softball dugout, senior pitcher Tiffany Edwards turns up the volume. Deer Lakes likes to tee it up ...
A-K Valley seniors take swing in WPIAL All-Star game
By Doug Gulasy
Deer Lakes senior Scott Ventura didn’t have a particularly good time in his two previous games at Washington & Jefferson’s baseball field. The Lancers played at ...
Knoch, Deer Lakes learn semifinal sites
By Bill Beckner Jr.
State sites selected Game sites were announced for Monday’s PIAA baseball and softball semifinals. In Class AAA baseball, WPIAL champion Knoch (21-2) will play District 3 ...
Deer Lakes advances to PIAA semifinals for first time
By Bill Beckner Jr.
CRESSON — Deer Lakes’ softball team literally had to drive up a mountain to get to its PIAA quarterfinal game Thursday. But the team also ...
PIAA Class AA softball quarterfinals capsule: Deer Lakes vs. Everett
By Tribune-Review
PIAA Class AA softball quarterfinals Deer Lakes (22-1) vs. Everett (15-7) 4 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Aloysius College Coaches: Craig Taliani, Deer Lakes; Jackie ...
A-K Valley high school notebook: Deer Lakes’ Gozzard finds groove in postseason
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Deer Lakes senior shortstop Katie Gozzard loves the softball postseason. Whether its memory-association from postseasons’ past or simply better hitting against better pitching, Gozzard flat-out grooves ...

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