By Staff Report
Miranda Reesman had a blast in Leechburg’s section opener.
The senior shortstop hit a three-run homer during a seven-run fifth inning, and the Blue Devils pulled away for a Section 3-A win Friday over Riverview, 16-6, in six innings.
The big inning broke open a game that was tied 6-6, and the ...
South Allegheny softball poised for successful season By Dave Mackall
Could this be South Allegheny’s year to really shine in softball? Hal Minford thinks so.
Even with a season-opening, one-run loss still on his mind, the Gladiators’ sixth-year coach expects his team to be a contender for a WPIAL Section 4-AA title.
“It’s the best team, one-through-nine, we’ve had here,” Minford said. ...
Greensburg Central Catholic softball hopes to bounce back in Class A By Kevin Ritchart
Last year was rough for the Greensburg Central Catholic softball team.
The Centurions finished with a 2-8 record, but at this time a year ago, coach Tom Appleby didn’t know whether GCC would have enough girls to field a team.
“Last year was a low point for us,” Appleby said. “We chose ...
Hempfield softball motivated after missing playoffs By Alex Oltmanns
After missing the postseason for the first time in 31 years, the Hempfield softball team and coach Bob Kalp and are in an unfamiliar position heading into 2015.
“I told the kids at the beginning of this year after we had our team meeting, I said, I really don’t know how ...
Expectations high for Gateway softball By Katie Foglia
The Gateway softball team and its coach, Andy Popojas, are looking forward to getting the season started. The first few games were canceled because of ...
Previewing the 2015 WPIAL softball season By Compiled By Bill Hartlep
Preseason top five
Team 2014 record
1. Shaler 17-4
2. Canon-McMillan 18-5
3. Latrobe 17-6
4. Norwin 12-4
5. North Allegheny 16-5
1. Latrobe: After finishing third in the ...
Ligonier softball team works on offense By Peter Turcik
The Lady Rams will begin the 2015 Ligonier Valley High School softball season with a trip to Heritage Conference rival Blairsville. Last year Ligonier Valley ...
Valley Independent roundup: Belle Vernon freshman Parshall proves hype is real By Jeff Oliver
When Belle Vernon Area freshman Bailey Parshall accepted a scholarship to pitch softball at Penn State, some people may have been a little skeptical.
On Tuesday at Washington Township, McKeesport got to see what the hype was all about.
Parshall fired a 2-hitter with 12 strikeouts and 2 walks to lead BVA ...
The Signal Item softball preview By Nathan Smith
Expectations are high for the Signal Item area softball teams entering the season.
A year after only two qualified for the postseason and another fell one game short, all four teams return several starters and are looking to reach the WPIAL postseason.
The following is a look at what to expect from ...
High school roundup: Shaler downs North Hills in opener By Staff Reports
Lauren Miller, A.J. Nichols and Jacey Schott each had four hits to lead Shaler to a 14-7 victory over North Hills in a Section 3-AAAA softball game Monday.
Shaler (1-0, 1-0) accumulated 21 hits in the triumph. Lindsey Wittig drove in three runs for the Indians (0-1, 0-1).
Hempfield 12, Penn-Trafford ...
Monessen beats Charleroi in 8 innings By Jeff Oliver
A year ago, Monessen won five straight games at the end of the season to earn a second straight WPIAL Class A playoff berth.
Meanwhile, the ...
Daily News roundup: Yough opens with come-from-behind win By Staff Reports
T.J. Lux singled home Eric Borkovich with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to cap Yough’s rally for a 5-4 win over Ringgold in a nonsection baseball game Monday.
The Rams (0-1) built a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but the Cougars (1-0) plated one ...
California Area softball to stay patient with young team By Bill Hughes
California Area softball coach Earl Doman and his team are coming off of a winless season, and he is realistic about expectations.
“We are very young and are going to take some bumps and bruises,” he said. “The young girls are going to get experience and that will help build for ...
McKeesport softball hopes to roll with changes By Dave Mackall
There’s a different look this season to the McKeesport softball team.
Chelsea Butler takes over as coach of the Tigers, who have moved to Class AAA from Quad-A.
“Believe me, that doesn’t mean we’re not in for a battle,” said Butler, who succeeds Melissa Conrad as coach. “The teams in our section ...
BVA hoping to shake trend By Bill Hughes
The Belle Vernon Area softball team has had two consecutive losing seasons. That’s uncharted territory for the Leopards.
BVA went 5-12 last season. Combined with the ...
1st-year Ringgold softball coach thrown into fire By Bill Hughes
First-year Ringgold coach Don Crile wasn’t done any favors for his inaugural season.
His team plays in Section 3-AAA, which he knows will be challenging.
“I think this is one of the toughest sections in the entire WPIAL,” he said. “Trinity, West Mifflin, Thomas Jefferson, and Elizabeth Forward were all strong teams ...
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