Softball

College signing: Makenzie Lukehart: PSU DuBois softball, basketball

Name: Makenzie Lukehart High school: Glendale Hometown: Utahville Sport: Softball, basketball Position: Centerfield, guard College choice: Penn State DuBois Other colleges considered: Clarion, Messiah Why I picked DuBois: “They have a great PTA program, I like the small campus, ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...

2017 in review

JANUARY n The Penn State football team loses a heartbreaker in the Rose Bowl, 52-49, to USC on a last-second 46-yard field goal. n Penn State’s Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels announce they will leave early for the NFL Draft. Teammate Marcus Allen announces he will return for his senior ...

Olivia Smith: Davis & Elkins softball

Name: Olivia Smith High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Softball Position: Shortstop College choice: Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) Other colleges considered: Morgan State, Saint Vincent, IUP Why I picked Davis & Elkins: “I connected with the team and the coach and ...

Negley leads Central to 11th win

ROARING SPRING — Ashley Negley scored all four goals for Central in its 4-2 victory over Penns Valley in high school girls soccer on Monday. Cassie Mock and Jenna Ritchey had assists for the Lady Dragons, who improved to 11-2-1. SCORE BY HALVES Penns Valley 1 1 — 2 Central 1 3 ...

Glendale gets 5 on team

From Mirror reports Philipsburg-Osceola, Central and Claysburg-Kimmel typically play some of the best softball in District 6, and often the commonwealth. Glendale also played to that level this season. All four programs were heavily represented on the Pennsylvania High School Softball ...

Playing on for Mick

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Dawn Focht grew up twirling baton, so it was only natural that her daughter, Mikayla, who was 7 at the time, would be put into the same activity as a youngster. There was one problem with that, Mick (as Mikayla was known to many), wanted no part of it. “She said, ‘I ...

Softball tournament set to honor Focht

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Everything is set for the first 4Mick 4The Game Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament. The event, in honor of Hollidaysburg Area High School softball standout Mikayla “Mick’’ Focht, who died in an ATV accident in April, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Legion ...

2017 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Lindsey Fasolo C Sr. Altoona Notable: Provided the Lady Lions with power behind the plate, hitting four homers and driving in 19 runs in 19 games. Finished with a .339 batting average. Maggie Peck 1B Sr. Philipsburg-Osceola Notable: Became Lady Mounties’ career home run ...

Altoona’s Fasolo savors all-star experience

UNIVERSITY PARK — Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo was one of a number of area players who got to play in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night at Penn State’s Beard Field. And the recent graduate was happy she did. “I thought it was a really cool ...

Szynal, 3 Tigers honored by CPL

Central Penn Baseball League champion Hollidaysburg was well represented in the 2017 league all-stars that were announced recently. Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal was selected as the coach of the year, and Golden Tigers infielders Lennox Pugh and Cory Storm, and pitcher Sam Servello were ...

Lady Mounties fall game short of state final

CRESSON — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Maggie Peck, who broke school home run records this season and valiantly pitched in relief against South Park in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal game at Mount Aloysius, fought hard to hold back the tears. “Um, I don’t want to cry,” she said. ...

Lady Mounties run over Deer Lakes

CRESSON — With Kameryn Harris coming off of her fourth straight shutout in the postseason, the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team just needed a little offense in its PIAA Class 3A state quarterfinal against Deer Lakes on Thursday at Mount Aloysius College. The Lady Mounties certainly got that ...

Lady Vikings have rough day in quarters

CRESSON — The Glendale softball team’s memorable 2017 season ended Thursday in a manner the Lady Vikings would probably rather forget. District 5 champion Meyersdale pounded out 17 hits on its way to a 15-2 win over Glendale in a PIAA 1A quarterfinal game at Mount Aloysius College. Four ...

Lady Bulldogs fall in close one to WPIAL champs

SOMERSET — The West Greene High School softball team brought some daunting numbers into Thursday’s PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal-round matchup against Claysburg-Kimmel. West Greene made it all the way to the state finals last year, and had lost just once in 24 games entering Thursday’s ...

Claysburg moves on in slugfest

BROCKWAY — All it took was a little time and some patience for the Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team to notch an 11-5 win over Coudersport in the opening round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs Tuesday. The Bulldogs (16-7) not only waited through a one-day delay to play Coudersport but ...

Juniata Valley misses chances

CRESSON — Juniata Valley’s 2-1 loss in the first round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs Monday surprised a lot of people across the state, including several Greensburg Central Catholic parents who were happily stunned their team knocked off the Green Hornets at Mount Aloysius College. Two ...

Lady Vikings play sound ball

CRESSON — The best way that a team can guarantee itself of advancing in playoff competition is to perform fundamentally well in all aspects of its game. Glendale left no stone unturned in its first-round PIAA Class 1A state softball playoff game Monday afternoon at Mount Aloysius ...

Lady Mounties endure long night to advance

UNIVERSITY PARK — For Philipsburg-Osceola, the wait to resume its rain and lightning delayed PIAA first-round playoff game against Pequea Valley on Monday night at Penn State’s Beard Field was worth it. After a weather delay of two hours and 10 minutes, including an hour-and-two minutes ...

Mulhollen, Glendale savor D6 title

Name: Lexi Mulhollen School: Glendale Age: 15 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Mulhollen went 1-for-3 with a home run and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Glendale beat Claysburg-Kimmel, 5-4, in the District 6 Class 1A ...