Softball

Ritchey hits, pitches Central past Huntingdon

MARTINSBURG - Jenna Ritchey had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for Central in its 5-0 victory over Huntingdon in high school softball action on Tuesday.Ritchey also earned the victory and struck out four. Dylan Claycomb finished the game, as Central improved to 7-3.The Dragons' Olivia ...

Mock powers Central over Altoona

A three-run sixth inning propelled the Central softball team to a 6-3 win over Altoona Monday afternoon in high school action at Logan Elementary School.The Lady Dragons trailed 3-2 before beginning the comeback. Cassie Mock led the winners with two hits and three RBIs. Olivia Smith added a ...

Bellwood blanks Tyrone

BELLWOOD - Edyn Convery hit a grand slam and a double and drove in six runs for Bellwood-Antis in a 13-0 victory over Tyrone in high school softball Saturday.Taylor Shildt had four hits, including a double, for the Lady Devils.Tyrone got its lone hits from Gracie Gensimore and Madi ...

Penn Cambria downs Portage

CRESSON - Macy Sral tossed a five-inning four-hitter and also drove in three runs to help Penn?Cambria romp past Portage, 13-3, in high school softball on Friday.Casey Reese delivered two hits and two RBIs for Penn Cambria (4-2), Lexi Strasser and Mackenzie George each had two hits, and Jenna ...

Lady Lions pull out win in 8th

DuBOIS - Alexa Young's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning scored Andrea Parrish with the eventual game-winning run as Altoona edged DuBois, 4-3, on Thursday in high school softball and improved to 4-0.Parrish finished with three hits for Altoona, and MacKenna Daniel added two hits. Young ...

Altoona’s Young shines in extra innings

Junior Alexa Young pitched a sparkling two-hit shutout in a nine-inning game, striking out 19 batters, to lead Altoona to a 1-0 victory over visiting Huntingdon at the Logan Elementary School Field Wednesday in high school softball action.Young walked just two batters for unbeaten Altoona ...

Glendale pulls out win over Mount Union

MOUNT UNION - Courtesy runner Summer Pennington scored on Lauryn Clarkson's one-out sacrifice fly to lift Glendale to a 6-5 Inter-County Conference softball victory over Mount Union on Tuesday.Glendale trailed, 5-4, heading to the seventh but tied the game when Cierra O'Shell, running after ...

Young flirts with perfection

Name: Alexa YoungSchool: Altoona AreaAge: 16Grade: JuniorSport: SoftballAthlete of the week achievement: Young fired a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks in a 5-1 victory over Saint Marys. She came within one batter of a perfect game - the leadoff hitter reached on an error, and she ...

Central beaten by PV

MARTINSBURG - The Central High School softball team fell to 4-2 on Friday with an 8-3 Mountain League loss to Penns Valley.Darby Boyles and Maddi Metzler each doubled and drove in a run for the Lady Dragons.SCORE BY INNINGSPenns Valley301 004 0-8 5 0Central000 102 0-3 5 32B-Lyon, Hess (PV); ...

Young just misses perfection in Lady Lion win

St. Marys' first batter reached on an error and came around to score. Following that batter, Altoona pitcher Alexa Young pitched a perfect game, recording 10 strikeouts and allowing no hits or walks in the Lady Lions' 5-1 win against St. Marys in high school softball on Wednesday.Montana ...

Shildt leads Bellwood’s rout of Mount Union

BELLWOOD - Taylor Shildt was the winning pitcher and had two hits as Bellwood-Antis defeated Mount Union, 11-1, in five innings in high school softball action on Tuesday.Kelcie Dennis drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Devils.SCORE BY INNINGSBellwood-Antis001 00X X- 1 6 4Mount Union513 ...

Freshman sparks Central victory

MARTINSBURG - Freshman outfielder Maddi Metzler homered, doubled, and drove in five runs to lead Central to an 11-1 six-inning victory over Claysburg-Kimmel Friday afternoon in high school softball action.Jenna Ritchey had two hits and knocked in three runs for Central (3-0), while Lindsey ...

Shildt, Lady Devils dominate

BELLWOOD - Taylor Shildt had three hits, including a home run, in an 11-0 victory over Juniata Valley in high school softball on Thursday.Krystina Taylor also homered for the Lady Devils, and Maddie Miller pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout.SCORE BY INNINGSJuniata Valley000 00X X- 0 ...

Negley, Ritchey key to Central win

MARTINSBURG - Ashley Negley and Jenna Ritchey each had three hits, and Negley had five RBIs as Central dispatched Tyrone, 16-0, in just 21/2 innings Wednesday afternoon in high school softball action.Central (2-0) scored 10 runs in the first inning. Anna Baran doubled for the Lady Eagles' only ...

Bishop Carroll cruises past Lady Marauders

The Bishop Carroll softball team opened its season Tuesday afternoon with an 11-1 win over Bishop Guilfole in high school action at Garfield Park.Winning pitcher Abby Simmons struck out six.Steph Biter drove in three runs to go with two RBIs from Emily Dietrich. Teammate Faith Blake added three ...

Lady Lions blank MU

The Altoona Area High School softball team opened the season with a 4-0 victory over Mount Union on Monday at Logan Elementary School field.Alexa Young tossed a complete-game four-hit shutout with nine strikeouts for the Lady Lions. Jordyn Merritts, Andrea Parrish and Alyssa James each drove in ...

Hollidaysburg slugs its way past Bearcats

HUNTINGDON - Mikayla Focht smashed a home run - to go with four singles - while driving in four runs to power Hollidaysburg over Huntingdon, 13-7, Thursday afternoon in high school softball action.Jordynn Robertson added four hits for the Lady Tigers, who also got a pair of singles from Colleen ...

College signing

Name: Laycee ClarkHigh school: Bellwood-AntisHometown: BellwoodSport: SoftballPosition: Third base and shortstopCollege choice: Penn CollegeOther colleges considered: Frostburg State, Penn State, GenevaWhy I picked Penn College: Proximity to my home and provides me the opportunity to play ...

2015 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAMJacqueline FinnCSr.Bellwood-AntisNotable: Four-time first-teamer hit .512 with 31 RBIs, seven doubles, two triples and two homers. New York recruit finished career with 143 hits, 114 RBIs.Kenzie Burge1BSr.Philipsburg-OsceolaNotable: Saint Francis signee hit .559 with nine doubles and ...

Five area players first-team all-state

Five area softball players were selected to the first team of the Pennsylvania High School Coaches Softball Association all-state team.Philipsburg-Osceola shortstop Abby Showers and outfielder Megan Bainey, Cambria Heights pitcher Cori James and Everett outfielder Allison Snider were tabbed ...