Softball

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 ...

Prospects promising for Sewickley Academy softball

The Sewickley Academy softball team did better than expected and, with most of its starting lineup back, looks forward to next season. The Panthers were 11-6 ...

Ellwood City shuts out South Park for WPIAL Class AA title

When sophomore designated hitter Reagan Mittler came up to the plate, Ellwood City had two outs and had made it almost all the way through ...

Hempfield defends WPIAL Class AAAA softball title

Hempfield junior pitcher Morgan Ryan has become somewhat of a prophet, and that's OK with coach Bob Kalp. After the Spartans had a disappointing 2014 ...

Mt. Pleasant cruises to 1st WPIAL championship

Mt. Pleasant celebrated its first WPIAL softball championship much in the way it went about its 10-0 rout of No. 3 seed West Allegheny in ...

Gorman: For WPIAL, a roll of dice

The Ellwood City softball team was on the bus Thursday, 15 minutes away from school when coach Gary Rozanski got a phone call at 7:45 ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL softball championships

Here's a look at Thursday's 2016 WPIAL softball championships: Class AAAA Hempfield vs. Baldwin 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 ...

Hempfield seeking 2nd straight WPIAL title

It was a play that might have saved Hempfield's softball season. In the seventh inning of a WPIAL Class AAAA semifinal win against North Allegheny ...

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