Softball

Seneca Valley’s Olivia Herrem is greeted by teammates at home plate after hitting a home run against Shaler on May 8.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 22, 2024: Spots in softball finals up for grabs
May 21, 2024
Four WPIAL softball semifinals games are in the books from Tuesday, as the Class 3A and 2A title games are set for PennWest-California University next week.

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Bethel Park’s Noah Lejeune celebrates with Kaden Flambard (2) and Ethan Stanhoff after defeating Trinity, 11-1, in their WPIAL Class 5A quarterfinal on Tuesday at Boyce-Mayview Park.
High school roundup for May 21, 2024: Bethel Park, West Allegheny advance in 5A bracket
Ethan Stanhoff and Dylan Paul each drove in three runs and Michael Bruckner knocked in a pair to lead No. 5 Bethel Park to an 11-1 victory over No. 12 Trinity in the WPIAL Class 5A baseball quarterfinals Tuesday.

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South Park’s Sydney Sekely pitches against Ligonier Valley during a WPIAL Class 3A softball semifinal Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Penn-Trafford High School.
South Park’s Sydney Sekely throws perfect game to win duel with Ligonier Valley’s Cheyenne Piper
Make it four consecutive no-hitters for Ligonier Valley. Only the fourth one belongs to the other team.

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Penn-Trafford’s Cam Ponko celebrates with pitcher Allyson Paulone after defeating Bethel Park in their WPIAL Class 5A playoff game on May 13.
Westmoreland County WPIAL softball playoff capsules for Wednesday, May 22, 2024
WPIAL softball playoffs

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Norwin’s Bailey Snowberger slides safely into second base under Hempfield’s Allie Cervola last season.
Norwin softball grateful for another shot at powerhouse Hempfield
To have another chance — that is all Bailey Snowberger could ask for.

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Neshannock’s Dom Cubellis makes a running catch on a ball hit by Burrell’s AJ McLafferty during the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals Monday at Seneca Valley.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 21, 2024: It’s a quick turnaround for baseball semifinalists
May 20, 2024
Welcome to Semifinals Tuesday in the WPIAL baseball, softball and boys volleyball playoffs.

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Penn-Trafford’s Erin Drotos connects during the sixth inning against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 5A game on May 13.
H.S. softball notebook: Section 2-5A teams representing in WPIALs
Section 2-5A, it’s your time to flex.

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Ligonier Valley starting pitcher Cheyenne Piper delivers against Ellwood City during the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday at Plum.
Westmoreland high school softball playoff preview capsules for May 21, 2024
WPIAL softball playoffs

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Chartiers Valley’s Lily Duffill competes during the 2024 season.
Chartiers Valley softball sophomore packs powerful punch
May 19, 2024
Mashing home runs has become just “another day in the office” for Chartiers Valley sophomore phenom Lily Duffill.

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Latrobe’s Kayla Williams scoops up a ball hit by Western Beaver’s Lucy Tomkowski during the 2023 WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024
Trib HSSN softball team of the week – Latrobe Wildcats

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Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy throws against Freeport on May 1.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for May 18, 2024
Trib HSSN softball player of the week – Alivia Lantzy

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Mt. Lebanon pitcher David Shields celebrates after driving in a run with a single against Hempfield on April 25.
Trib 10: Handful of baseball, softball teams fall out of power rankings in early days of playoffs
The 2024 WPIAL diamond playoffs are through the first round in baseball and halfway through the softball postseason with two rounds down and two remaining.

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Norwins’ Bailey Snowberger hits a home run against Hempfield last season.
Norwin notebook: Baseball, softball players earn all-section honors
The Big 5/6 Conference, which covers the top two classifications in WPIAL sports, released its all-section softball and baseball teams.

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North Hills’ Kaylee Bischoff tracks down a ball against Penn Hills last season.
Playoff win proves emotional for North Hills softball
Faced with a frighteningly similar situation as a year ago, the North Hills softball team showed the resiliency that’s been a year in the making.

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Hempfield’s Emily Griffith celebrates after driving in a run against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Hempfield.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania High School Softball Rankings for May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024
With the exception of one classification, the elite softball teams across the state did what they needed to do to remain part of the Trib HSSN state rankings heading into the district playoffs.

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South Park sophomore Sydney Sekely
High school roundup for May 16, 2024: Sydney Sekely sparks South Park into 3A semifinals
May 16, 2024
Sydney Sekely threw a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead No. 3 South Park to a 4-0 win over No. 6 Central Valley in the WPIAL Class 3A softball quarterfinals Thursday.

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Mohawk’s Alivia Hare celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run against Freeport during the sixth inning of their WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Seneca Valley.
Gem by Mohawk ace Reagan Magno leaves Freeport shaking off playoff loss
Freeport’s 2-1 loss to Mohawk on Thursday night in the WPIAL Class 3A softball quarterfinals appeared to unfold as a disappointment that should have been difficult for any high school athlete to handle.

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Avonworth starting pitcher Alivia Lantzy throws against Yough during the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday.
Alivia Lantzy hits 600K milestone, helps Avonworth bounce Yough from playoffs
Almost every time Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy received the ball from catcher Rylee Gray, she bounced it three or four times before returning to the circle.

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Ligonier Valley celebrates with starting pitcher Chyenne Piper after beating Ellwood City, 1-0, during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Thursday at Plum High School.
Ligonier Valley’s Cheyenne Piper throws 3rd straight no-hitter in quarterfinals vs. Ellwood City
She had just thrown her third straight no-hitter — the second in a row in the WPIAL playoffs — and Ligonier Valley senior Cheyenne Piper was just as dumbfounded as her opponents.

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Shaler’s Brady Alexander celebrates after scoring during the 2023 PIAA Class 5A championship game against Strath Haven.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 16, 2024: Shaler, South Fayette try it again
With a shaky forecast this past Tuesday and Wednesday, all of the WPIAL baseball first-round games are in the books … except one.

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