Softball

Baran, Tyrone knock off Huntingdon; Glendale rolls

TYRONE — Cate Baran threw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts to help Tyrone edge Huntingdon, 5-3, in high school softball action on Wednesday. Emily Lehman contributed two hits and two RBIs for Tyrone. Riley Confer drove in two runs for Huntingdon. SCORE BY INNINGS Huntingdon 000 003 ...

Huntingdon wins own tourney

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon beat Williamsburg, 13-0, in five innings in the opener and Hollidaysburg, 11-2, in the finals to win its own tournament in high school softball on Saturday. In the opener, the Lady Bearcats (2-4) scored all 13 runs in the first three innings. Chrislyn Patrick had two ...

P-O’s Harris has day to remember at Penns Valley

SPRING MILLS — Kam Harris homered in all three of her at-bats, driving in eight runs to key Philipsburg-Osceola’s 13-0 Mountain League win at Penns Valley in high school softball on Friday. Maddie Lucas also went deep for the Lady Mounties, while Rachel Simpson knocked in three runs, and ...

Lucas’ slam more than enough for P-O

HUNTINGDON — Madison Lucas delivered a grand slam as one of her two hits to lead Philipsburg-Osceola to a four-inning 15-0 victory over Huntingdon Thursday in high school softball action. Winning pitcher Kam Harris came through with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs, while Rachel ...

Negley, Central win

EVERETT — Ashley Negley went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs to power Central to a 13-8 victory over Everett in high school softball on Wednesday. Maddi Metzler and Grace Baker each had two hits for Central, Tori Longenecker scored four runs, and Dylan Claycomb worked five innings for ...

Patton’s double lifts Lady Devils

BELLWOOD — Sophomore Faith Patton’s two-run walkoff double capped Bellwood-Antis’ rally in a 5-4 win over Moshannon Valley in high school softball on Monday. Patton finished with three hits in four at-bats. Haley Schmidt, also a sophomore, pitched a complete game for the Lady Blue ...

Maceno powers Lady Eagles in season-opening victory

CLEARFIELD — Callie Maceno homered, singled four times and drove in four runs, and Emily Hamer doubled to go with three singles and a pair of RBIs as Tyrone opened the season with an 18-8 Mountain League win at Clearfield in high school softball on Friday. Emily Lehman doubled and knocked ...

Heights ousts varsity softball coach

By Calem Illig For the Mirror PATTON — After a former Cambria Heights varsity softball coach pleaded to board members to allow him to continue coaching, the district instead decided to hire Drew Thomas as the girls softball coach for the 2018 season. Eric White, who coached the Cambria ...

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. ...