Softball

Altoona drops pitcher’s duel to Huskies

LEWISTOWN - The Altoona Area High School softball team's outstanding first season under head coach Beth Campbell came to an end Wednesday afternoon when host Mifflin County prevailed in a 1-0 pitcher's duel over the Lady Lions in a District 6-AAAA semifinal softball playoff game.Right-hander ...

Bellefonte stops Huntingdon’s run

BELLEFONTE - The Bellefonte Lady Raiders blanked the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats by the final of 8-0 at sun-splashed O'Leary Field in the District 6 Class AAA softball semifinals Wednesday.For Bellefonte, the win over Huntingdon completed the season hat trick, as the Lady Raiders won both regular ...

Tussey Mountain falls to Meyersdale for second straight year

MEYERSDALE - Tussey Mountain fell to Meyersdale Area for the second straight year in the first round of the District 5 Class A softball tournament.This year's 4-1 loss was another tough setback as the Lady Titans out-hit the homestanding Lady Raiders but had critical errors, and all the close ...

Young pitches Altoona into AAAA semifinals

DuBOIS - The Altoona softball team used a dominant performance from junior pitcher Alexa Young, and a big day from the top half of its lineup, to blank DuBois, 8-0, Tuesday in a District 6-9 Class AAAA quarterfinal game.Altoona, the No. 5 seed, and fourth-seeded DuBois, had split their regular ...

Eagles edge Tigers

SOMERSET - The Hollidaysburg Lady Golden Tigers knew they were a scrappy team with a record that didn't show how good of team they really were.They used every ounce of that scrappiness, but still fell short Tuesday to Somerset in a 10-8 loss in District 6 Class AAA softball playoffs."Somerset ...

Lady Vikings top Colts for first playoff victory since 1992

FLINTON - The Glendale softball team has been waiting a long time for a playoff win.While it wasn't always pretty, the Lady Vikings and third-year head coach Phil Barroner crossed another goal off their checklist with a District 6 Class A quarterfinal win over seventh seeded Northern Cambria, ...

Barnett leads Tussey to win

SAXTON - Faith Barnett pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just two hits, as Tussey Mountain won its District 5 Class A softball playoff play-in game over ninth-seeded Berlin Brothersvalley, 5-0, Tuesday.The eighth-seeded Lady Titans, who will travel to top-seeded Meyersdale today at 4:30 ...

Victory puts Ridge in another title game

By Rick WeaverFor The MirrorNEW PARIS - Chestnut Ridge has won 15 District 5 softball championships, including five straight (2009-2013) over the last 40 years. Manager Chuck Corle, just the same, would like to see the Lions start a new streak.Chestnut Ridge will give Corle that chance when it ...

C-K bunts its way past Carroll

CLAYSBURG - For the first five innings of Monday's District 6 Class A softball quarterfinal, Claysburg-Kimmel's freshman No. 6 hitter Jazmin Kennedy was called upon to bunt twice against Bishop Carroll Catholic ace Abby Simmons.The results were a sacrifice bunt in the second inning and a bunt ...

Youth is served for Central in easy win

By Jim LaneFor the MirrorMARTINSBURG - The Central Lady Dragons won the District 6 Class AA softball championship last season and advanced to the PIAA state quarterfinals before being eliminated.Having lost some key players to graduation, a rebuilding job might have been in order for the Spring ...

Mounties too much for Lady Hilltoppers

By Rich MurawskiFor the MirrorPHILIPSBURG - The Philipsburg-Osceola softball team clubbed seven doubles and got a solo home run from Chelsey Henry as it powered past No. 9 seed Westmont Hilltop, 9-0, Monday in a District 6 Class AA quarterfinal game.The Lady Mounties ripped 11 hits off two ...

Miller, defense spark Bearcats to win

By Cole CruscielFor the MirrorJOHNSTOWN - Perhaps the only thing louder than a passing storm during Monday's D6 Class AAA first round matchup were the cheers and encouragement coming from the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats bench throughout the afternoon.That endless flow of support propelled the Lady ...

Pairings released for AAAA, AAA

There could be an all-Blair County semifinal in the District 6 Class AAA softball tournament.The district announced its seedings for its Class AAAA and AAA playoffs on Thursday - the smaller-school classifications had been unveiled earlier in the week - and it revealed that Hollidaysburg had ...

Heights ousted by rival McCort

PATTON - The first round of the District 6 Class AA softball playoffs was a rematch of a game played earlier this season, the result being an 8-1 victory by Bishop McCort over Cambria Heights.That game was mirrored on Thursday, as the Lady Crushers beat the Lady Highlanders, 11-1."Every year, I ...

Lady Lions top Punxsy

Andrea Parrish delivered two hits and three RBIs, and Alexa Young fired a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to pace Altoona past Punxsutawney, 4-1, in high school softball action at Logan Elementary School on Thursday.Alyson Adams and Lindsey Fasolo each had two hits for Altoona, which ended the ...

Lady Panthers upset by No. 12 Forest Hills

CRESSON - After sweeping Forest Hills during the regular season, Penn Cambria had the tough chore of beating the young but dangerous team for the third time in the first round of the District 6 Class AA softball playoffs.The 12th seeded Lady Rangers used a tag-team pitching performance from ...

Daniel sparks Lady Lions

CLEARFIELD - MacKenna Daniel had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Altoona to a 5-1 win at Clearfield Wednesday afternoon in high school softball action.The Lady Lions (10-9) also got two hits each from Andrea Parrish and Bethany Kudlawiec. Winning pitcher Alexa Young scattered five ...

Huntingdon’s Miller no-hits Penns Valley

HUNTINGDON - Catherine Miller pitched a no-hitter for Huntingdon Monday afternoon in a 1-0 victory over Penns Valley in high school softball action.Miller, just a sophomore, also broke the school record for strikeouts with 10, giving her 249 for her career. The old record was held by Brittany ...

P-O gets Class AA top seed

Philipsburg-Osceola will attempt to win its 11th District 6 softball championship as the No. 1 seed in this year's Class AA tournament.To do that, the Lady Mounties might have to get by the defending champion, Central.The Mirror coverage area double-A softball powers emerged with the top two ...

Young pitches and hits Altoona over Tigers, 7-2

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Alexa Young drove in four runs and was the winning pitcher in Altoona's 7-2 triumph over Hollidaysburg in high school softball Thursday.Alissa James doubled and drove in two runs. Kylie Kane and Sammy Parnell each had two hits for Hollidaysburg.SCORE BY INNINGSAltoona202 000 3-7 ...