Softball

2019 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Harleigh Cavender C So. Claysburg-Kimmel Notable: Hit .514, scored 39 runs with 49 RBIs and eight home runs. PSBCA, ICC All-Star. Kaitlyn Brunelli 1B Sr. Bedford Notable: Hit .636, scored 32 runs with 23 RBIs and 14 extra-base hits. LHAC All-Conference, playing at ...

Highly successful P-O coach stepping down

Jim Gonder turned the Philipsburg-Osceola softball program into a state power over his 37 years as head coach. Now the program will be looking to someone else to lead it. Gonder, who went 682-151 and won three state titles over his career at his alma mater, announced on Twitter on Tuesday ...

Two District 6 champions will play for a state title

A pair of District 6 champions are headed to state championship games. Mount Union got a two-out, two-run double from Quinnten Fultz in the fourth inning to break a one-all tie with District 10 champion Franklin, and the Trojans held on, 3-1, to clinch a spot in the PIAA Class 3A championship ...

Lady Bulldogs drop thriller in ninth

CRESSON — The Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team’s solid 20-win season ended in heartbreak early Thursday evening at the Mount Aloysius College softball field. The Lady Bulldogs built a 5-2 lead in a PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal game against unbeaten DuBois Central Catholic on a ...

Glendale falls on tough call

EVERETT — For a moment in the top of the eighth inning, Glendale thought it was out of a jam with the third out. However, the foul ball call quickly came — negating the out at first — and Millersburg had another chance. With the game knotted, the Lady Indians took advantage of the ...

Glendale, Claysburg stay close

Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale both will stay in the Mirror’s coverage area as they move into the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class 1A softball playoffs. The District 6 champion Lady Bulldogs will take on District 9 champion DuBois Central Catholic very close to home at Mount Aloysius at ...

Lady Bulldogs knock off Union

UNIVERSITY PARK — Having won five District 6 titles in the last 11 years, Claysburg-Kimmel is used to playing at Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park. The Lady Bulldogs certainly looked at home on a sunny Monday evening at Penn State in the first round of the Class A ...

Campbell delivers for Glendale

SOMERSET — The Glendale softball team didn’t have time to soak in the atmosphere of its 2019 PIAA Class 1A opener against Shanksville-Stonycreek Monday at Somerset Area Junior High School. That’s because in the blink of an eye, Glendale was down, 3-0, after the bottom of the ...

Lady Lions’ seventh-inning rally falls short

DUBOIS — Chestnut Ridge rallied from a four run deficit to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Monday afternoon at Heindl Memorial Field in DuBois, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to Clearfield, 4-3, in first round action of the PIAA Class 3A state softball playoffs. ...

Been there, done that

LORETTO — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale have owned the District 6 Class 1A bracket the past three seasons and met once again in the championship game at Saint Francis University. The teams both play in the Inter-County Conference, had split the last two district titles and both beat the ...

Lady Eagles no-hit in title game

CRESSON — Trailing Bellefonte 1-0 in the fourth inning of the District 6 4A championship game, Tyrone’s Maci Brodzina rounded third and was all set to race home with the tying run. That was because Ally Jones hit a ground ball that headed for left field. Bellefonte’s Emma DeHaas was ...

BEA has too much offense for Ridge

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — It’s been said often, and it’s probably true, that pitching and defense wins championships in baseball and softball. But putting together a potent batting attack like the one that the Bald Eagle Area High School softball team ...

Softball games postponed

Two more District 6 softball championship games were postponed Thursday. That means there will be four titles on the line today in Cambria County on what is forecasted to be a rain-free day. Glendale and Claysburg-Kimmel will meet in the Class 1A title game for the third year in a row at ...

BG re-scheduled for this morning

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game against top-seeded West Shamokin was postponed Tuesday. The game is scheduled to be made up this morning at PNG Field at 10 a.m., but the importance of getting the game in as quickly as possible is significant as the ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Lady Eagles advance to final

CRESSON — It had been so long since the Tyrone Area High School softball team last earned a playoff win that no one in attendance was even aware of when the last postseason victory was. But with a 7-2 District 6 Class 4A semifinal win against No. 2 Cambria Heights on Friday at Mount ...

Lady Colts rally, but fall short

JOHNSTOWN — For the third straight year, the Northern Cambria softball team advanced to the District 6 Class 2A semifinals with hopes of making it to the championship game. For the third straight year, the Lady Colts’ season ended in disappointment. Fourth-seeded NC battled back from an ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight all-stars

District 6 announced its high school softball all-star teams for all classifications and the Altoona Mirror coverage area was well represented. The PSBCA Class 1A-2A all-star team saw 10 players from Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale being named. The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Vikings, which ...

Mountain League teams named

There were 15 baseball players and nine softball players from the Mirror coverage area for 2019 that were named to the Mountain League All-Star squads. Tyrone’s Corey Lehman (catcher) and Brandon Lucas (designated hitter) made the baseball first team along with Central’s Paxton Kling ...

HR ignites Claysburg

PORTAGE — Claysburg-Kimmel’s Rebekah Claar had been struggling at the plate in recent weeks, and the freshman had been putting a lot of pressure on herself to break out of her slump. With her team leading by three in the fifth inning after Portage stole momentum, Claar broke out in a big ...