Softball

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 ...

Juniata’s Sellers honored by Landmark

TOWSON, Md. - Huntingdon's Alissa Sellers was one of three Juniata College track and field athletes who were selected all-Landmark Conference.Senior Alissa Sellers of Huntingdon led the Eagles with two all-aonference selections and Field Athlete of the Year recognition. She was named to the ...

Everett comes back to beat Bellwood-Antis

BELLWOOD - Everett scored four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to rally from an early 3-0 deficit and top Bellwood-Antis, 8-4, in a high school softball game Wednesday.Winning pitcher Kadie Morral had two hits, including a double, for the Lady Warriors.Krystina Taylor had two hits, ...

Penn Cambria’s Sral limits Bishop Guilfoyle in a victory

CRESSON - Macy Sral pitched a complete game and allowed just two hits for Penn Cambria as it defeated Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-2, and improved to 14-5 in high school softball Tuesday.Sral added two hits for Penn Cambria, and Nicole Weakland had two hits and drove in two runs, while Victoria McElheny ...

Northern Bedford edges Claysburg

LOYSBURG - Makenzie Eshelman's one-out sacrifice fly plated Kaity Corle with the only run, and Northern Bedford held off visiting Claysburg-Kimmel, 1-0, in a Inter-County Conference interdivisional high school softball game on Monday.Corle reached on an error to open the bottom of the first, ...

Lady Lions go 2-0 in tourney

Alyson Adams hit a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Altoona over Mifflin County, 3-2, in the Altoona Hitting for Hope Tournament at Logan Elementary School field on Saturday in high school softball action.Altoona's Andrea Parrish homered and had three hits against ...

Shildt reaches milestone in B-A win

BELLWOOD - Taylor Shildt collected her 100th career hit, becoming just the fourth Bellwood-Antis player to reach that milestone, as the Lady Devils topped Moshannon Valley, 10-0, in an Inter-County Conference North Division high school softball game on Thursday.Maddie Miller pitched a three-hit ...