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Softball

Walters big reason behind C-K victory

WILLIAMSBURG — Sierra Walters allowed just two hits and a run and struck out 10 as Claysburg-Kimmel avenged an earlier loss to Williamsburg, 5-1, in high school girls softball Thursday. Harleigh Cavender and Haileigh Reed each had two hits and drove in a run, and Reed hit a pair of ...

Pearsons help power Tyrone

TYRONE — Ella Pearson homered and drove in three runs to lead Tyrone to a 12-3 victory over Central in high school softball action on Tuesday. Beth Pearson, who had two doubles, also drove in three runs for the Lady Eagles. Lacey Lynn drove in the Lady Dragons’ lone run. SCORE BY ...

Altoona Mirror seeking nominations for banquet

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be announced at its Athlete of the Year banquet on May 24. Area high schools are invited to submit brief nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly Award, which ...

Heights holds on to defeat Ridge

PATTON — A five-run, fifth inning rally led Cambria Heights back to an 11-10 victory over Chestnut Ridge Wednesday afternoon in high school softball action. Lexi Griak had three hits including a home run and drove in five runs, and Karli Storm had two hits and three RBIs. SCORE BY ...

Heights takes care of rivals

PATTON — Arianna Westrick went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, Paige Jones had three hits, including two doubles, and Cambria Heights topped Northern Cambria, 9-3, Tuesday afternoon in high school softball action. Jenna Serafin struck out seven in five innings of work for the Lady Highlanders, who ...

Frederick helps guide Lady Pirates to victory

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel has proved to be a stumbling block for Williamsburg’s softball program throughout most of Elizabeth Frederick’s time with the Lady Pirates. Monday, Frederick was the one causing problems for the Lady Bulldogs. The star senior struck out 12 batters and ...

Jones leads Heights over Rangers

SIDMAN — Paige Jones fired a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts in helping Cambria Heights improve to 7-1 with a 5-1 win over Forest Hills in high school softball action on Monday. Karli Storm and Beth White each had two hits for the Lady Highlanders. SCORE BY INNINGS Cambria Heights 230 ...

Lady Tigers win tournament

PORTAGE — The Hollidaysburg Area High School softball team won the Mayhem on the Mainline Tournament Saturday, thanks to a 15-5 win in six innings over Bishop McCort in the title game. The Lady Tigers advanced to that game with a 13-3 win over Portage in the tourney opener. Winning pitcher ...

Kline has big game for Lady Panthers

ALEXANDRIA — Abby Kline went 4-for-5 with three RBIs to improve her batting average to .576 for the season, and Makayla Kochara went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and a three-run home run as Northern Bedford beat Juniata Valley, 12-11, in high school softball action Friday. Northern Bedford was ...

Lady Pirates strong in 7th

BELLWOOD — Williamsburg fell behind 5-0 but rallied back and scored two runs in the seventh inning to edge Bellwood-Antis, 7-5, in high school softball action on Tuesday. Elizabeth Frederick went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Lady Pirates, Ashley Brubaker went 3-for-4, and Kendel Norris and ...

Heights rallies for road victory

JOHNSTOWN — A two-out rally in the top of the fifth produced five runs and pointed Cambria Heights to a 10-4 victory over Bishop McCort in high school softball action on Monday. Paige Jones struck out 10 batters in five innings to seal the win. On offense, Karli Storm had two hits and three ...

Lady Bulldogs score late to finish off Bellwood

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to seal its 13-3 victory over Bellwood-Antis in high school softball action on Thursday. Nevaeh Walter drove in four runs for the Lady Bulldogs, McKenzi Black had two hits and three RBIs, Harleigh Cavender had two ...

Lady Tigers dealt setback at their new home for softball

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The wait was extended for the Hollidaysburg Area High School softball team to open up its new home after having played a little more than one decade at Legion Park. A Saint Marys pitcher, though, managed to crash the party. Lady Dutch hurler Kendall Young pitched a ...

Lady Vikings softball team holds off B-A in final inning for win

BELLWOOD — Solo RBI efforts from Riley Best and Kelly Kasaback helped lift Glendale over Bellwood-Antis, 2-1, in high school softball on Tuesday. Best got the win in relief. Starter Hanna Noel struck out nine in five scoreless innings. The Lady Blue Devils got two hits from Gabriela Finn and ...

Lady Eagles nip Bellwood-Antis; CC prevails

TYRONE — Tyrone scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Bellwood-Antis did not respond in a 7-6 triumph for the Lady Eagles Saturday in high school softball. Beth Pearson homered and drove in three runs for Tyrone, and Maci Brodzina and Ella Pearson each had a ...

Bulldogs rough up Panthers

CLAYSBURG — McKenzi Black had two hits, including a three-run homer, and finished with five RBIs as Claysburg-Kimmell needed just four innings to beat Northern Bedord, 16-0, in high school softball action on Friday. Winning pitcher Olivia Bushore struck out five, walked two and gave up two ...

Lady Highlanders put up big numbers early in victory

Cambria Heights scored 13 runs in the first inning en route to a 22-0, three-inning win over Bishop Guilfoyle at Garfield Park in high school softball action on Thursday. Jenna Serafin, the winning pitcher, also had three hits to go with two hits from Emma Stockley. Serafin and Kenna Rogin ...

College signing

Olivia Bushore:Saint Vincent softball Name: Olivia Bushore High school: Claysburg-Kimmel Hometown: Claysburg Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher College choice: Saint Vincent College Other colleges considered: Susquehanna, PSU Altoona, Gettysburg, Seton Hill Why I picked Saint ...

Lady Pirates get solid outing from Frederick in win

WILLIAMSBURG — Elizabeth Frederick struck out 14 batters and allowed just one run as Williamsburg defeated Glendale, 2-1, in a key Inter-County Conference matchup in high school softball action Tuesday. Kaelyn Calderwood and Madison Mikesic drove in the Lady Pirates runs, and Mikesic ...

‘Payne’ful farewell: Successful B-A coach steps down after 13 years

Bellwood-Antis softball coach Jim Payne announced his resignation from the program he led for the past 13 years over the weekend. Payne engineered one of the more impressive turnarounds in the area softball scene during his time coaching the Lady Blue Devils. “Jim did an amazing job in ...