Softball

North Hills players celebrate after winning the 2019 slow-pitch softball title.
North Hills wins slow pitch softball title
November 14, 2019
The North Hills girls slow pitch softball team hoisted its first Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League title after defeating Plum, 12-8, in the championship game at Tillbrook Field in Irwin last month.

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Elizabeth Forward shortstop Anna Resnik loses the ball as West Perry’s Tiara Johnson slides into second base in the bottom of the seventh inning of the PIAA Class 4A state championship game Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Penn State University.
Elizabeth Forward’s Resnik chooses Robert Morris
November 4, 2019
Elizabeth Forward’s Anna Resnik has decided where she’ll play collegiate softball, and she won’t have to travel too far to do so.

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Westmoreland H.S. notebook: Yough softball coaching job reopens
November 2, 2019
Yough is looking for a softball coach — again.

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Norwin’s Bailee Bertani hits a two-run double in front of Bethel Park catcher Shayna Postler during the second inning of their WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinal Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Gateway High School.
Norwin softball standout Bailee Bertani chooses Robert Morris
October 26, 2019
Bailee Bertani said she always dreamed of playing softball at the Division I level.

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Westmoreland notebook: Belle Vernon freshman’s research project catches eye of WNBA
October 5, 2019
Viva Kreis fell for basketball at a young age.

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Yough names Kelsey Kuhns softball coach
October 4, 2019
Just five years ago, Kelsey Kuhns was leading the Southmoreland softball team from behind the dish.

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Latrobe junior pitcher Jordan Tallman went 9-2 with a 1.39 ERA last season before being injured.
Latrobe’s Jordan Tallman makes Division I softball commitment
September 29, 2019
Academics came first when Jordan Tallman went college hunting.

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The Penn-Trafford softball team was honored for its state championship Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at the state House of Representatives.
Penn-Trafford softball honored by state House of Representatives
September 18, 2019
Penn-Trafford, the floor is yours.

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Latrobe’s Jordan Tallman pitches a throw during a softball scrimmage against Yough on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Latrobe softball pitcher Tallman back in circle, anticipating 2020 season
July 24, 2019
Perhaps the greatest what-if story of the 2019 WPIAL softball season was Latrobe pitcher Jordan Tallman.

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Mt. Pleasant head coach Chris Brunson hits balls for his team while at practice on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Mt. Pleasant High School.
Mt. Pleasant names softball coach Chris Brunson as new athletic director
July 15, 2019
Chris Brunson just finished his first season as the softball coach at Mt. Pleasant.

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Elizabeth Forward Anna Resnik (6), races towards pitcher Kailey Larcinese (8), and catcher Brianna Sersevic (3) to celebrate their 3-0 win over Mount Pleasant, during the WPIAL Class 4A softball championship at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Trib HSSN rewind: A look back at the 2019 softball season
July 14, 2019
Late-round WPIAL playoff losses can do plenty to motivate teams for the state playoffs.

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Shaler’s Kelsey Cordera will play at Edinboro.
Shaler’s Cordera reaps rewards of switch to 1st base
July 3, 2019
Kelsey Cordera had an opportunity to do some different things during her senior year at Shaler Area.

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Knoch’s Gourley honored by recognition from Pa. softball coaches
July 2, 2019
Monica Gourley collected three hits in four at-bats, one being a triple, and also drove in two runs in the Knoch softball team’s 7-2 victory over Thomas Jefferson in the WPIAL Class 4A third-place game.

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Avonworth’s Sarah Helffrich scores against Keystone Oaks during the 3-A WPIAL softball championship Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Peterswood Park.
Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2019
Back in the day, when a student did well in the classroom they were sometimes moved to the front of the class.

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Connellsville Area starting pitcher Mia Burd throws against West Allegheny during the 5-A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2019 at Peters Township High School.
Standout pitchers highlight 2019 Trib HSSN softball all-star team
June 22, 2019
The one word that best describes the 2019 WPIAL softball season is dominant.

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Elizabeth Forward’s pitcher Lailey Larcinese (8) during their WPIAL Class 4A softball championship 3-0 win over Mount Pleasant, at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Elizabeth Forward’s Kailey Larcinese named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year
Kailey Larcinese dominated in the pitchers circle for a team that won 19 games in a row, a first WPIAL championship and a runner-up trophy in the PIAA postseason.

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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Grove City during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Knoch’s Amanda Fischer named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
2019 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week lifts team to state title
June 17, 2019
The final Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for the 2019 season is Frazier junior Logan Hartman, who was the winning pitcher and contributed offensively as the Commodores won their first PIAA softball championship.

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Final Trib HSSN state softball rankings for 2019 season
June 16, 2019
Six softball teams were crowned state champions last week at Penn State, leaving them at the head of the class in the final edition of the Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Westmoreland high school notebook: First-time softball champions come up big defensively
Penn-Trafford and Frazier softball teams had a lot in common when they won PIAA softball titles on Friday at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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