Softball

Plum slow-pitch softball chasing another WPISL championship
October 6, 2018
The Plum slow-pitch softball team won all 17 of its games last year and captured its second Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League championship in three years. The Mustangs have their sights set on another title this fall, and the senior-laden group has not slowed down in its quest. andquot;This team

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Mt. Pleasant softball coach Lauren Armanious resigns
October 4, 2018
Despite a wealth of talent returning from a WPIAL and PIAA semifinal team, Lauren Armanious resigned as Mt. Pleasant softball coach after five seasons. Armanious guided the Vikings to a WPIAL Class 3A title in 2016 and a PIAA 4A championship in 2017. She cited personal reasons for her departure,

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North Allegheny slow-pitch softball off to 2-1 start
September 20, 2018
Pondering where the ball needs to go provides North Allegheny senior left-center fielder Abby Birch options as the softball floats toward her. Birch, a member

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Baldwin hires Dennis Squeglia, who won basketball titles at Seton, to coach softball
September 13, 2018
Dennis Squeglia, who has WPIAL and PIAA girls basketball titles on his coaching resume, was announced Thursday as softball coach at Baldwin. Squeglia spent two

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Pine-Richland softball’s Alyssa Miller plays for Team USA in Dominican Republic
August 31, 2018
It will still be a while before Alyssa Miller is suiting up in her Pine-Richland softball uniform. But until then, the all-section honorable mention outfielder

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The Hempfield Area softball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Parkland, 4-3 in 8 innings, in the PIAA Class 6A state final Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
PIAA chooses championship sites for 2019-22 spring sports seasons
July 25, 2018
The state baseball and softball finals will call Penn State home for at least four more years. The PIAA announced championship sites for spring sports

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Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp during quarterfinal action against Warwick June 2018 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield’s Kalp earns national honor, expects to return next season
July 6, 2018
Longtime Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp told those in attendance at the team's season-ending banquet he plans to come back to coach a 23rd season.

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Hempfield softball coach Bob Kalp during quarterfinal action against Warwick June 2018 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield’s Bob Kalp named FloSoftball national coach of the year
July 5, 2018
Veteran coach Bob Kalp has been guiding Hempfield softball for more than two decades. He turned the program into a perennial power. His exploits and

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Freeport's Ally DeJidas works out Tuesday, March 13, 2018, during practice at the high school.
Freeport’s Ally DeJidas named Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year
June 30, 2018
PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ally DeJidas Freeport, jr., center field Ally DeJidas knows her favorite home run from the spring season: a three-run blast that

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Hempfield starting pitcher Maddie Uschock throws a complete game shutout against Warwick during the first round PIAA 5-A softball playoffs Monday June 4, 2018 at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield’s Uschock named Tribune-Review’s Westmoreland Softball Player of the Year
You shocked Maddie Uschock's answer was a fairly succinct, andquot;Nope.andquot; andquot;When talent, hard work and the drive to win are put together that's the result

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Belle Vernon Area starting pitcher Bailey Parshall throws against Mt. Pleasant during quarterfinal PIAA 4-A softball action at Greater Latrobe High School.
Belle Vernon’s Parshall named Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Year
Bailey Parshall had an outstanding softball season to cap off an outstanding scholastic career. Parshall was a standout for Belle Vernon both in the pitching

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Thomas Jefferson sophomore pitcher Bella Bucy helped the Jaguars reach the 2018 WPIAL championship game.
Thomas Jefferson softball wraps best PIAA run
June 25, 2018
It wasn't the best record by a Thomas Jefferson softball team in school history, but it might have been the best season. It was, at

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The Thomas Jefferson softball team celebrates a 2-0 eight-inning win against Albert Gallatin on May 23, 2018, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Thomas Jefferson softball team has plenty to look forward to
The Thomas Jefferson softball program continues to grow. And thrive. TJ finished as the WPIAL Class 5A runner-up and in the PIAA Final Four this

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The Hempfield Area softball team celebrates with the championship trophy after defeating Parkland, 4-3 in 8 innings, in the PIAA Class 6A state final Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
With PIAA three-peat complete, Hempfield softball looks ahead
June 17, 2018
It's been a couple of days since the Hempfield softball team celebrated the program's third consecutive PIAA title and fourth overall. The parade with fire

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Shady Side Academy softball looks toward promising future
June 16, 2018
It was a season of revival for the Shady Side Academy softball team, which finished with a 7-3 record and was second in Section 2-2A

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Baldwin's Taylor Dadig (23) competes against Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals May 21, 2018, at Boyce-Mayview Park.
Baldwin softball players relish special season that included 4th straight section title
June 15, 2018
It wasn't the finish they envisioned, but the season can be deemed a success. Baldwin's softball team's 2018 campaign ended June 7 in the PIAA

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Hempfield's Emma Hoffner drives in the winning run with a base hit during the eighth inning of the PIAA Class 6A state championship game against Parkland Friday, June 15, 2018, at Penn State University.
Hempfield softball rallies to win third consecutive PIAA title
UNIVERSITY PARK — Winning state titles and getting late-inning heroics never gets old for coach Bob Kalp and his Hempfield softball team. Hempfield captured its

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Mohawk coach Brad Hruska
Mohawk falls to Upper Dauphin in PIAA Class 2A title game
UNIVERSITY PARK — Winning pitcher Alexis Weaver lined a two-run single off opposing pitcher Trinity Voss' right leg in the third inning, and District 3

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West Allegheny's Britney Wilson hugs head coach Mindi McFate after their loss to Lampeter-Strasburg in the PIAA Class 5A state championship Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Penn State University.
West Allegheny’s rally falls short in PIAA Class 5A softball title game
June 14, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK — Two comeback wins in one week was probably too much to ask, but West Allegheny still gave it a try. The Indians

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Hempfield Area celebrates beating Baldwin during quarterfinal PIAA 6-A softball action at Greater Latrobe High School.
Hempfield softball thriving in late-inning situations during postseason
If the score gets tight late in Friday's PIAA Class 6A softball championship game, don't look for Hempfield to shy away from the moment. Where

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