Softball

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 ...

Lady Bulldogs avenge loss from last year’s final

LORETTO — After losing to Glendale in the District 6 Class 1A softball championship game last year, the Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs had a definitive plan of attack when the two teams met in the district championship rematch Wednesday afternoon on the St. Francis University softball ...

P-O nips Central for title

LORETTO — Philipsburg-Osceola junior pitcher Kam Harris seemed calm, cool and collected when Central batters reached base on Wednesday evening in the District 6 Class 3A championship. She had a lot of opportunities at keeping her cool because the Lady Scarlet Dragons stroked 10 hits, had 15 ...

Reffner reflective on career in Everett defeat

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com DuBOIS — Sydney Reffner’s high school softball career came to an end Wednesday afternoon after a game that did not reflect how good she’s been as an Everett Lady Warrior. But moments after making the final out and wrapping up an 0-for-4 ...

Everett’s Maxwell honored for track and field work

LOYSBURG — Everett Area High School sophomore Kaitlyn Maxwell, who recently won two medals at the PIAA Track and Field Championships, earned the Inter-County Conference 2018 track and field MVP honor. Maxwell was the top point producer with 248, edging out Juniata Valley senior Taylor Leidy ...

Grabill’s hit gives Claysburg walk-off win

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team drubbed Homer-Center during the regular season 14-0. If the Lady Bulldogs and their fans thought it would be more of the same in the playoff meeting between the two teams, they were in for a big surprise. Fourth-seeded Homer, which entered the ...

Harris, Carns lead P-O into district title game

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG — The last time Philipsburg-Osceola and Ligonier Valley played each other, P-O pitcher Kam Harris got the better of Jane Garver in a pitching duel in last year’s District 6 Class 3A Championship. The teams tangled in the semifinals on ...

Central clobbers Bald Eagle Area

MILESBURG — Central’s offense exploded against Bald Eagle Area freshman Madison Peters in Thursday’s District 6 3A softball semifinals here Thursday, pounding out 14 hits in a 10-1 upset of the second-seeded Eagles. Central now advances to the district finals against defending champion ...

Glendale downs Bishop Carroll

FLINTON — The top seeded Glendale Lady Vikings came out firing in the first two innings, scoring six runs against the three seeded Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies in yesterday’s District 6 Class A softball semifinal matchup. While the Huskies came on late, it was too much to make up, as the ...

Colledge leads Lady Warriors with glove, bat

EVERETT — In the top of the third of the Everett-Chestnut Ridge playoff game, Ridge’s Attie Milliron crushed one into the left-center gap. Brooke Colledge streaked after it and made the catch, smashing her face off the fence in the process. With Colledge writhing in pain on the ground, ...

Lady Colts reach end of road against Mount Union again

MOUNT UNION — It was deja vu all over again for Northern Cambria. For the second consecutive season, Mount Union stood in the way of the Colts in the District 6 Class 2A softball playoffs, and for the second straight year, the results were the same. The Trojans advanced to the district ...

Ramblers have too much of everything

By Hunter Muro For the Mirror Windber — The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers had no answer offensively against Windber starter Baylee Roxby, and could not stop the Lady Rambler’s hot bats either as they fell 12-2 in a District 5 Class 2A softball semifinal matchup Tuesday. Roxby tossed ...

State College too much as Lady Lions end season

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona Area High School softball team huddled down the left-field line for the 20th and last time this season after its 9-0 loss to State College in the District 6 Class 6A semifinals on Thrusday at Community Field. And when it broke the huddle with the traditional ...

One inning lifts Huskies into semis

EBENSBURG — Three pitches made all the difference in Thursday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal softball game at Ebensburg’s First Energy Field. Third-seeded Bishop Carroll rapped three hits off Moshannon Valley’s Sidney Lewis on three consecutive pitches in the third inning that ...

Tigers cannot finish what they start

DuBOIS — Hollidaysburg was unable to hold onto an early lead, as the Lady Tigers were defeated 13-3 in five innings on the road by DuBois in the District 6 Class 5A softball semifinals at Heindl Field on Thursday. The Lady Tigers got off to a strong start, scoring a run in the top of the ...

Heck, Lady Panthers knock off Williamsburg

LOYSBURG — Sarah Heck fanned 11, and Northern Bedford erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 9-3 Inter-County Conference interdivisional softball win over visiting Williamsburg on Thursday. Alyssa Foor knocked in two runs, Britt Ebersole and Allie Snider collected two hits ...