Softball

Hempfield's Ryan named Westmoreland Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan is the first one to tell you that winning a WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA softball title was a team ...

Plum varsity slow-pitch remains undefeated with sweep of Hampton

The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team showed no signs of slowing down Sunday as they overwhelmed Hampton in a doubleheader sweep. The Mustangs won the first ...

Plum slowpitch sweeps North Hills

The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team improved to 4-0 Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of North Hills — 21-3 and 7-5. North Hills took an early ...

Plum sweeps Mt. Pleasant to open season

The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team picked up where it left off last season. The Mustangs, the defending Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League champions in the ...

Plum slowpitch hoping to defend title

The Plum varsity slow-pitch softball team rose to the top of the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League last year. The Mustangs captured the league championship with ...

Hempfield's Ryan named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Softball Player of the Year

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan is the first one to tell you that winning a WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA softball title was a team ...

Deer Lakes' Taliani named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year

Player of the Year Maria Taliani DEER LAKES, SENIOR, LEFT FIELD After her historic, three-home-run, seven-RBI performance in last year's WPIAL Class AA championship game ...

High school notebook: PIAA champs earn all-state honors

The Hempfield and Yough softball teams made program history by claiming PIAA titles earlier this month. Several members of those teams were recognized for their ...

A-K Valley pair earn all-state honors

While the local softball postseason ended earlier than any other had in the A-K Valley since 2006, individual talent from the area still was recognized ...

Pastor's sacrifice fly lifts Hempfield softball to PIAA championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp rarely shows emotion after a softball game — win or lose. Friday as Jordan Sterling slid home with ...

Pearce's RBI double gives Yough softball school's 1st PIAA championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Yough senior Cassidy Pearce knew Thursday was the last time she would play in a competitive softball game, so she made the ...

Williams Valley tops West Greene in PIAA Class A title game

UNIVERSITY PARK — West Greene's historic softball ride came to an end Thursday morning with a 3-2 loss to Williams Valley in the PIAA Class ...

PIAA postpones championships featuring Vincentian baseball, Hempfield softball

With inclement weather in the forecast Thursday in State College, the PIAA postponed three baseball and softball championship games until Friday. Vincentian Academy will play Meyersdale ...

PIAA softball finals preview: WPIAL teams look to make history

When Hempfield heads to Penn State for the PIAA Class AAAA softball championship game Thursday, it will have the chance to break even more school ...

CWNC softball enjoys memorable season

Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic's softball team enjoyed a breakthrough this season. The Trojanettes captured their first section championship since 2000 and made their first PIAA tournament ...

Shutout puts Hempfield softball in PIAA Class AAAA title game

CRESSON – Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp is a stickler about playing flawless defense. So when Chambersburg put runners on first and third with one ...

Thomas Jefferson softball team's 2016 season ends in consolation round

The Thomas Jefferson softball team was hoping to advance to the WPIAL Class AAA finals again this season. The TJ girls, the 2014 WPIAL champions, fell ...

South Park softball team's prolific attack stymied by Moniteau

South Park came into Monday's PIAA Class AA softball semifinal having scored 16 runs in each of its past two games. But against District ...

West Greene softball team downs DuBois Central Catholic, earns state title-game berth

Once again, it was a fifth-inning eruption that paved the way for a West Greene softball victory. The Pioneers scored four runs in the bottom ...

Yough softball team gets historic win

CRESSON — Yough softball coach Art Harvey shed a tear after Monday's PIAA Class AAA semifinal game at Mt. Aloysius College. The tears had two meanings ...

Fast start powers Yough to PIAA quarterfinal victory

CRESSON — "Woop woop!" Yough took advantage of its new rally cry by scoring in every inning of its PIAA Class AAA softball victory Thursday over ...

Hempfield softball team relying on experience

After losing to Cumberland Valley in the 2015 PIAA Class AAAA softball semifinals, the Hempfield players told coach Bob Kalp they'd be back in 2016. The ...

Ryan homers, knocks in 4 runs to lead Hempfield back to PIAA semifinals

SLIPPERY ROCK — Hempfield pitcher Morgan Ryan was in a mini-slump during the WPIAL playoffs and told her mother Shelly after a recent game that ...

Trib Cup: Steel Valley softball caps special season in PIAA tournament

The Steel Valley softball team came within one win last season of advancing to the PIAA playoffs for the first time in program history. But in ...

Penn Hills softball coach lauded for selflessness

One of the best lessons anyone can apply in life is to never give up and fight until the end. That is exactly what Penn ...

Yough's ultimate goal, state title, remains within reach

At the beginning of the 2016 season, Yough established goals that would guide the team's campaign. Among them was to finish the year as champions. ...

Bottom of lineup leads Hempfield softball past Latrobe in PIAA 1st round

When Hempfield coach Bob Kalp is in the third base coaching box, he's not concerned about what portion of the batting order the Spartans have ...

Baldwin softball team finishes as WPIAL Class AAAA runner-up

Baldwin's softball team finished as the 2016 WPIAL Class AAAA runner-up. The No. 3-seed Lady Highlanders lost a tough 2-0 decision to No. 1 Hempfield in ...

PIAA softball roundup: West Allegheny holds off Punxsutawney

Ashley Seamon threw a seven-hitter with four strikeouts to help West Allegheny defeat Punxsutawney, 3-2, in a PIAA first-round softball game Monday at Brockway. It ...

West Greene tops Chartiers-Houston for 1st WPIAL softball title

It's finally time to make some more room in the trophy case at West Greene High School. The Pioneers softball team won its first WPIAL ...

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