Softball

Carroll shuts out Bedford

BEDFORD — Faith Blake had a pair of hits and scored three runs, Adison Divido scored three runs and had a pair of hits, and Emma Simmons pitched a two-hit shutout for Bishop Carroll in a 12-0 high school softball win over Bedford on Wednesday. Paige Hillegas had both of the Lady Bisons’ ...

Central rallies to nip Philipsburg-Osceola

MARTINSBURG — Jenna Ritchey had a pair of triples, and Olivia Smith had four hits as Central rallied past Philipsburg-Osceola, 7-6, in a battle of Mountain League unbeatens Tuesday in high school softball. The Lady Dragons scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the ...

PC’s Reeses combine to down Lady Devils

EBENSBURG — Sydnie Reese belted a home run in the first inning, and that was all Penn Cambria needed in edging Central Cambria, 1-0, in high school softball action on Monday. Reese had both of Penn Cambria’s hits. Casey Reese threw a five-hit shutout with nine strikeouts, one walk and one ...

Thompson, Central knock off Altoona

MARTINSBURG — Kate Thompson pitched a complete-game four-hitter to lead unbeaten Central to a 3-1 victory over visiting Altoona in high school softball action on Friday. Olivia Smith and Tierney Fernandes collected two hits apiece for Central (4-0), while Jen Ritchey and Alana Padula both ...

Central edges Penn Cambria

CRESSON — Central scored an unearned run in the top of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to edge Penn Cambria, 2-1, in high school softball action on Wednesday. Kaitlyn Thompson pitched four shutout innings in relief of Dylan Claycomb to earn the win. Casey Reese gave up just ...

Unbeaten Tussey Mtn. downs Northern Bedford

LOYSBURG — Bailey Fields collected two hits and drove in two runs to lead Tussey Mountain (3-0) past Northern Bedford, 5-3, in high school softball action on Monday. Winning pitcher Faith Barnett struck out five and walked one. She also had two hits and an RBI. Northern got three hits from ...

PC’s Davis clutch in seventh inning

CRESSON — Laura Davis doubled home two runs in the bottom of the seventh to lift Penn Cambria over Bishop Carroll, 3-2, Thursday afternoon in high school softball action. The winners, down 2-1 after six innings, got two hits each from Jenna Gailey and Sydney Reese. Carroll got two hits from ...

Bearcats’ Miller throws 1-hitter

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Catherine Miller fired a one-hitter as Huntingdon blanked Hollidaysburg, 4-0, at Legion Park on Wednesday in high school softball action. Leah Reed and Destiny Beimesdeifer each had two hits for Huntingdon. 2B—Peterson (H). Multiple hits—Reed 2, Beimesdeifer 2 (H). ...

Central opens with win

MARTINSBURG — Dylan Claycomb fired five shutout innings to help Central open the season with an 8-2 win over Bald Eagle Area in high school softball action on Friday. Jen Ritchey delivered two hits for Central. SCORE BY INNINGS Bald Eagle Area 000 000 2—2 6 3 Central 151 100 ...

Tyrone opens positions

The Tyrone Area School Board voted Tuesday to open up two head varsity coaching positions - wrestling and softball.The board voted unanimously to open up the position of head varsity wrestling coach while Board Member Jim Raabe was the sole dissenter in opening up the varsity softball coach's ...

Five area players make state-wide first team

Five players from the Altoona Mirror coverage area - including two from PIAA Class AA quarterfinalist Philipsburg-Osceola - have been named to the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association all-state first team.Third baseman Haylee Hayward and pitcher Kam Harris represented the Lady ...

Local stars cherish showcase

UNIVERSITY PARK - The atmosphere in the District 6 dugout for the two District 6 Hall of Fame Classic all-star games against District 4 Wednesday night at Penn State's Nittany Lion Softball Park was apparently laid-back, to say the least."We were talking in the first game about ordering pizza ...

D6 all-star game Wednesday

Nine area seniors - including four from Bellwood-Antis - will be among the 28 players participating in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 All-Star Games on Wednesday night at Beard Field at Penn State Softball Park.The team breakdown will be determined after a practice at ...

College signing

Name: Makenzie EshelmanHigh school: Northern Bedford CountyHometown: New EnterpriseSport: SoftballPosition(s): Pitcher, first base, third baseCollege choice: Allegany College of MarylandOther colleges considered: Oklahoma UniversityWhy I picked Allegany College of Maryland: Close to home, ...

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 ...