Softball

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 ...

Softball marathon to be held in August

The We CARE Foundation, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, announced the 2015 Softball Marathon will be held Aug. 14, 15, 16.We CARE Therapy Services provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services for children and adults in the Blair County region.We CARE is ...

3 Mountain Lions named to CPL team

Altoona baseball infielder/pitcher Trentin Martin, outfielder Zach Helsel and utility player John McGinley headlined the Central Penn League baseball all-star team, which was announced Tuesday.Hollidaysburg outfielder John Servello was also selected an all-star, while league champion ...

D6 coaches unveil all-stars

A number of area players were named to the District 6 Softball Coaches Association all-star teams recently.Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher Maggie Peck, first baseman Kenzie Burge, shortstop Abby Showers, third baseman Haylee Hayward and outfielder Megan Bainey were recognized as part of the Class ...

Bedford Hall inductions slated

EVERETT - The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame will be having its 10th annual induction ceremony by inducting 10 athletes, two teams and a softball league at 3 p.m. June 27 at the Everett Area High School.There are six inductees from Bedford in Brian "Rusty" Brown (football, basketball and ...

Area athletes make LHAC list

The Laurel Highlands Conference was well represented by athletes from the Mirror coverage area on its spring sports all-conference teams.In boys track and field, first place Central Cambria had Trevor Zearing and Will Seymour, Bedford had Zane Baker and Will Kachman, Bishop Carroll had Matt ...

‘We should be proud’

LATROBE - Bellwood-Antis had been living on the edge for much of its PIAA Class AAA semifinal playoff softball game against Washington Trinity.As it turned out, the margin was just a little too fine.One strike from getting out of a sixth-inning jam, Taylor Shildt's fastball was turned around by ...

B-A makes big strides

LATROBE - Bellwood-Antis High School softball coach Jim Payne had one key idea that he wanted to sell to his Lady Blue Devils this season."We want them to understand tradition," Payne said. "We want them to understand that programs like this have to do the same thing every day. A lunchbox, ...

Seniors set tone for Bellwood

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comBellwood-Antis High School softball games have the feel of a party. The Lady Blue Devils are often dancing before the game, cheering during and carrying signs around afterward.B-A's four-member senior class would have to be consider the party planners."We ...

Lady Blue Devils, Hornets learn their semifinal sites

The Bellwood-Antis softball team and Juniata Valley baseball squad learned where they will be playing their respective semifinal games on Friday.The Lady Blue Devils will take on Trinity, the third seed out of the WPIAL, at Greater Latrobe High School at 6 p.m. on Monday. The winner will take ...

Bellwood will play Donegal

The Bellwood-Antis softball team will play Donegal today at 4:30 in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals at Big Spring High School.Donegal beat Frankford on Wednesday, 15-0, in four innings to advance to today's game. Donegal is the District 3 chamion. Bellwood-Antis is the District 6 champion. ...

Relentless Lady Warriors pull out victory

NEW PARIS - In the bottom of the ninth inning of Everett's PIAA Class AA first-round state playoff game against Moniteau Monday afternoon, Lady Warriors junior pitcher Kadie Morral was seen passionately imploring a teammate not to give up.Morral certainly did not, and neither did the Lady ...

Central girls keep it going

UNIVERSITY PARK - Central's Olivia Smith slid into second base safely in the sixth inning, popped up and saw that Seton-La Salle catcher Alyssa Miller's throw had bounced about 10 feet away from the bag.Usually the baserunner stays put. Smith, on the other hand, took off for third base and made ...

Bellwood-Antis advances with thrilling finish

UNIVERSITY PARK - Close games were the Bellwood-Antis High School softball team's kryptonite this season.Heading into the playoffs, the Lady Devils were 1-5 in games decided by two runs or fewer.They couldn't have found a better time for the scales to even out.For the second game in a row, ...

Baseball, softball players honored

The 20015 Inter-County Conference baseball and softball all-star squads were recently announced and they feature several athletes from the Mirror coverage area.Members of the South first-team outfield include Northern Bedford's Lindsay Over, Everett's Allison Snider and Tussey Mountain's ...