Softball

B-A, P-O head up all-district team

District 6 Class AAA runner-up Bellwood-Antis and PIAA Class AA quarterfinalist Philipsburg-Osceola placed four players apiece on the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 all-star team.Outfielder Saige McElwain, first baseman Taylor Shildt, catcher Caroline Showalter and ...

McCort falls short

UNIVERSITY PARK - Ethan Pritchett pitched a complete-game three-hitter to lift Neumann-Goretti to a 3-0 victory over Bishop McCort in the PIAA Class AA baseball championship game on Thursday at Medlar Park at Lubrano Field.The Crimson Crushers got two runners on it both the second and third ...

Younger Hasson lands coaching post in Philly

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School product Jason Hasson was recently named the new head boys basketball coach at West Catholic Prep in Philadelphia.Hasson is the son of one-time Altoona and Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball coach Paul Hasson.A graduate of St. Vincent's College who also has a ...

Lady Mounties can’t hold early lead

SOMERSET - It's the season for amusement parks, and the Philipsburg-Osceola High School softball team should be prepared after the thrill ride the Lady Mounties had taken themselves and their fans on in the PIAA Class AA tournament.In the first round, P-O staged an amazing comeback from five ...

P-O site unveiled

The Philipsburg-Osceola High School softball team will stay in the District 6/5 region as it continues its quest for a PIAA Class AA championship.The Lady Mounties' state quarterfinal game on Thursday will be held at Somerset Area High School with the first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m., the PIAA ...

Martin tops Park in early showdown

Trenton Creppage had two hits and drove in a run for once-beaten Martin Oil as it dealt Park Furniture its first loss, 5-2, in George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation action on Tuesday at Geesey Park.Martin took a half-game lead over Park for first place in the Cox Division by virtue of ...

Lady Mounties get dramatic win

By Todd IrwinFor The MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - A check of the Philipsburg-Osceola softball roster shows that there are only two seniors - third baseman Haylee Hayward and left fielder Chelsey Henry.Both of them took backseats to freshman hero Kam Harris in the District 6 Class AA championship ...

Outcome this year a lot different

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSTRATTANVILLE - When Everett met up with Moniteau in last season's PIAA Class AA softball playoffs, the District 5 champion Lady Warriors rallied from a six-run deficit and advanced to the second round with an 8-7 victory in nine innings.To ask for history ...

Hornets playing at Mount Aloysius

The PIAA has announced the sites and times for Monday's first-round state baseball and softball playoff games, and only two of the five teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage area will be playing within District 6 or District 5.District 6 Class A baseball champion Juniata Valley will be at ...

Lady Mounties capture 12th district title

UNIVERSITY PARK Accustomed to taking home the District 6 Class AA championship trophy and sometimes the PIAA state title trophy, the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team hadn't won a District 6 title since 2013.In fact, the Lady Mounties were turned away from their 12th district title in 2014 by ...

Extra-inning thriller doesn’t go B-A’s way

UNIVERSITY PARK - Taylor Shildt had been coming through in white-knuckle situations all afternoon for the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils.Perhaps the most poise the senior right-handed pitcher showed came when she had to relive the disappointment just moments after Bellefonte scored the winning ...

B-A puts four on first team

Bellwood-Antis infielders Maddie Miller and Laycee Clark, pitcher Taylor Shildt and designated player Caroline Showalter were each named to the Inter-County Conference North Division All-Star team, which was announced recently.Everett had five players named all-stars for the league's South ...

Defensive woes doom Lady Panthers

BEDFORD - Meyersdale needed only three hits and a little help from Northern Bedford's defense to defeat the Lady Panthers, 6-4, in a District 5 Class A semifinal softball game on Tuesday at Bedford Area High School.Isabella Miller got the Red Raiders on the board with an RBI double in the first ...

Lady Rockets end Glendale’s season

FLINTON - "Keep the line moving'' has become a fashionable term in just about every level of baseball and softball these days.It refers to the importance of teams getting runners on base, moving them along the bases by extending innings, and ultimately, having them score runs.Southern ...

Claysburg-Kimmel ousted by Lady Jays

JOHNSTOWN - The Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team's season ended Thursday with an 8-1 loss to Conemaugh Valley in the District 6 Class A semifinals.SCORE?BY?INNINGSClaysburg-Kimmel000 100 0 - 1 5 2Conemaugh Valley350 000 x - 8 10 1Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (13-7); Conemaugh Valley ...

BEA still owns hex on Central

MARTINSBURG - It's tough to beat the same team twice, but to do it three times in the same season is a real rarity.Chalk up that feat to the Bald Eagle Area High School girls softball team, which knocked off Mountain League rival Central for the third time on Thursday afternoon.The Lady Eagles ...

Lady Mounties punch ticket to title game

PHILIPSBURG - It might have felt good at the time, but in the long run, the worst thing Mark Zimmerman's Ligonier Valley softball team could have done was give Philipsburg-Osceola a wakeup call once it had tied the score at 2-2.Because the Lady Mounties responded with a four-run rally that gave ...

Lady Warriors three-peat

BEDFORD - A moderately steady rain waterlogged the Bedford Area High School softball field at around 6 p.m. Thursday and forced stoppage of the District 5-AA championship game between Everett and Chestnut Ridge.After play had been suspended for about a half-hour, the umpiring crew called the ...

B-A back in title game

BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis girls softball team moved up to Class AAA last season and surprised many District 6 followers by knocking off Bellefonte in the tournament championship game.The Lady Blue Devils blanked Somerset, 2-0, in the 6-AAA semifinals Wednesday at the George O. Martin ...

Eshelman hits, pitches Lady Panthers to win

HYNDMAN - Northern Bedford softball coach Christa Moyer said she trusted her team too much to panic after the Lady Panthers fell behind 3-1 in the first inning of their District 5 Class A playoff game against class power HOPE for Hyndman.Northern Bedford scored four unanswered runs and survived ...