Softball

PSBCA contest pushed back

The Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 All-Star Game scheduled for this evening has been postponed because of the rain in today’s weather forecast. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday. Gates at the Penn State Softball Complex will open at 5 p.m. with the 10-inning ...

College signing

Kaitlyn Cappella: Penn State Altoona softball Name: Kaitlyn Cappella High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Softball Position: Catcher/infield College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius Why I picked Penn State Altoona: ...

Thompson comes up big during state playoff run

Name: Hannah Thompson School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Thompson went 1-for-3, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs in Philipsburg-Osceola’s Class 3A state championship victory over Holy Redeemer. In the ...

Way to go, P-O: Lady Mounties capture third state championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Holy Redeemer senior pitcher Morgan Bienkowski came into Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A state championship softball game against Philipsburg-Osceola with some gaudy pitching statistics. - 282 strikeouts in 135 innings - 0.26 ERA - 13 shutouts But the Lady Mounties jumped on ...

Burge family celebrates again

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jayde Burge said she didn’t know why she spiked the softball to set off a raucous celebration after making the final out of Philipsburg-Osceola’s PIAA Class 3A championship Thursday at Penn State’s Beard Field. She just might have been reliving one of the biggest ...

P-O shuffles lineup with 1B Potter in Europe

UNIVERSITY PARK — During its run to a PIAA Class 3A softball championship and a 25-1 record, Philipsburg-Osceola has enjoyed a lineup that hardly changed throughout the season. That wasn’t the case in Thursday’s championship game. Senior Lacey Potter, the team’s first baseman and ...

Gonder adds to highly successful coaching resume

When the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team steps on Penn State’s Beard Field to take on Holy Redeemer in the PIAA Class 3A state title game at 1:30 p.m. today, coach Jim Gonder will be in a familiar spot. Gonder’s teams have played in a lot of big games since he took over the program 36 ...

PIAA Class 3A softball final

Matchup: 6-1 Philipsburg-Osceola (24-1) vs. 2-1 Holy Redeemer (20-2) Site, time: Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park, 1:30 p.m., today Coaches: Philipsburg-Osceola—Jim Gonder, 664-146 in 36 years. Holy Redeemer—Jerome Paulukonis, 100-10 in five years. Possible ...

Central, Glendale, Claysburg-Kimmel will be well represented

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central, Glendale and Claysburg-Kimmel will each have two players in this year’s annual Pennsylvania Softball Coaches’ Association All-Star game. The game, pitting all-stars from District 6 versus all-stars from District 4, will be held on June 20 at Beard Field at ...

Eyes on the prize: Lady Mounties one win from state title

LORETTO — With four home runs for the season and hitting in front of Madison Lucas, who hit a Philipsburg-Osceola single-season record for homers with 12, Hannah Thompson isn’t known for her power. But when the senior muscled up against Southmoreland reliever Lexi Klatt, she ignited an ...

Claysburg-Kimmel falls short in semis

MILESBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel pitcher Olivia Bushore took a deep sigh of relief after escaping a jam with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the third inning. Just four pitches later, she was back out in the hot sun under pressure again. This time, with two outs, Williams ...

Claysburg, P-O softball staying close to home

The Claysburg-Kimmel and Philipsburg-Osceola softball teams will stay within District 6 on Monday as they attempt to make it to their respective PIAA championship games later this week. The Lady Bulldogs will take on District 11 champion Williams Valley at the Milesburg Little League Complex ...

C-K takes down DuBois

LORETTO — With her team down 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth and runners on first and third, Claysburg-Kimmel’s Madison Knisely watched as the first pitch to her sailed over the catcher’s head. As she moved out of out of the batter’s box in case the runner on third tried to score, ...

Lady Mounties get some revenge

LORETTO — South Park has been Philipsburg-Osceola’s state playoff nemesis the last two years. The Lady Eagles beat P-O in last year’s semifinals en route to a state title and in the quarterfinals two years ago. So, when the teams met up again in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Thursday ...

Green sparks Locker Room

Tyreke Green had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Locker Room to a 13-3 win over Police in an Altoona Teener Major League 14-15 game at Mansion Park on Tuesday night. Green also got the win, striking out five without a walk. Nick Folcarelli, Gauge Frank and Andrew Greiner all added ...

Trip to quarters a habit for C-K

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — In Claysburg-Kimmel coach Mike Barbarini’s eyes, the Lady Bulldogs’ first-round PIAA Class 1A playoff softball victory Monday evening wasn’t a work of art. But it was a ticket to ride, and at this point in the season, ...

Thal, Harris spark P-O win

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK – Philipsburg-Osceola lived on the edge in the District 6 playoffs, winning by a run in all three of its games en route to winning a third title in a row. But on Monday night at Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball ...

Fifth inning dooms Central in first-round exit

By Rob Longo For the Mirror McCANDLESS — In a high-scoring affair early on in Monday’s opening round of the PIAA 3A softball playoffs, Central matched District 7 champion Southmoreland hit for hit and run for run, tied at five through the first four innings. But then came the fifth ...

Lady Vikings will need to build upon lessons in state playoffs

By Tyler Kolesar For the Mirror VENITIA — Things looked very promising for the Glendale Lady Vikings in the top of the first inning against the defending state champion West Greene Lady Pioneers Monday in the first round of the PIAA Class 1A state softball tournament. An RBI single by ...

Lady Bulldogs, Lady Mounties have date at PSU

A pair of area softball squads will be playing at Penn State, while the Huntingdon baseball team finally will be using a venue it had expected to see when the PIAA playoffs begin in those sports on Monday. Claysburg-Kimmel and Philipsburg-Osceola will comprise the second half of a ...