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Softball

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 ...

Big 6th lifts Glendale

FLINTON — Glendale’s odds to win its District 6 Class A semifinal against Conemaugh Valley seemed pretty long going into the bottom of the sixth inning on Thursday evening. The top-seeded Lady Vikings had trailed the whole game, and the fourth-seeded Blue Jays had just lengthened their ...

Ridge blazing trail

FISHERTOWN — The Chestnut Ridge softball team is used to success from its days in the Sideling Hill League and District 5. Now, playing in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and District 6, there have been new adventures in 2019. Let’s just say that after Thursday’s 7-1 win over ...

BEA rallies to oust P-O

MILESBURG — Hard as the 8-4 loss to arch-rival Bald Eagle Area was to swallow, Philipsburg-Osceola softball coach Jim Gonder had one small consolation: He’s going to be eating well. Gonder and BEA coach Don Lucas are good friends, and they wagered dinner on the game with the winner ...

Lady Warriors fall on walk-off

MEYERSDALE — Everett’s season came to an end in crushing fashion, as Dezaray McNett hit a walk-off single to lift Meyersdale to an 8-7 win Thursday in the District 5 Class 2A semifinals. Winning pitcher Shawna Leonard stifled Everett’s offense with 15 strikeouts in a complete-game ...

Cavender slugs C-K to victory

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel’s Harleigh Cavender had hit four home runs heading into Monday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game against Williamsburg. The catcher added two more on back-to-back at-bats with the second giving the Lady Bulldogs the eventual winning run in a 6-4 victory ...

Mounties win thriller over MU

PHILIPSBURG — One of the toughest playoff games the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team played last year en route to a state title was a come-from-behind one-run win over Tyrone in the first round of the District 6 Class 3A playoffs. Time will tell if the third-seeded Lady Mounties’ 6-5 win ...

Lady Panthers just miss the upset

MILESBURG — Bald Eagle Area softball coach Don Lucas could tell when the Penn Cambria team arrived here Monday that the Lady Panthers had bad intentions. “You could tell they had upset written all over their faces,’’ he said. And the Lady Panthers very nearly did upset the ...

Glendale off to hot start in playoffs

FLINTON — Freshman Kyla Campbell tossed a five-inning no-hitter on Monday to lead the No. 1 seeded Glendale softball team past Blacklick Valley, 12-0, in a District 6 1A playoff matchup. The Lady Vikings, who virtually ended the game with five runs in the bottom of the fourth, will get ...

Lady Lions down rival Tigers

Isabella Zavalinski and Hannah Strawmire each had three hits to lead the Altoona softball team to a 10-4 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action at Logan Elementary Friday. Strawmire, the winning pitcher, had two doubles, while Zavalinski had three singles in a game the Lady Lions (2-15) ...

College signing

Kierra Moist: PSU Altoona softball Name: Kierra Moist High school: Area Area High School Hometown: Altoona Sport: Softball Position: Center field College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Penn State Altoona: “I loved the thought of being ...

Lukehart steps into spotlight and shines bright for Vikings

FLINTON — Glendale was without its head coach, in a 4-0 hole and its star pitcher was unable to pitch due to a broken finger. Then, Madison Lukehart hit a towering home run and the Lady Vikings seemed to snap out of their funk. As the ball cleared the fence, Lukehart let out an excited ...