Softball

Beaver’s Payton List brings the ball upcourt against Montour on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Beaver Area High School.
Beaver’s Payton List tabbed Trib HSSN Girls Athlete of the Year
July 2, 2022
Specialization in one sport became the thing to do for high school athletes in the early years of this century.

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Belle Vernon’s Maren Metikosh rounds third after hitting a home run against Yough on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Westmoreland notebook: Belle Vernon slugger Maren Metikosh class of 4A softball
Maren Metikosh has a name that rolls off the tongue. It is pure alliteration for broadcasters and announcers at Belle Vernon softball games.

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Beaver pitcher Payton List delivers against Elizabeth-Forward during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Friday, June 3, 2022, at California University.
Beaver’s Payton List, Mt. Lebanon’s Deirdre Flaherty top all-state softball awards
June 30, 2022
Mt. Lebanon catcher Deirdre Flaherty and Beaver pitcher Payton List topped the list of players earning all-state honors Thursday from the Pennsylvania High School Softball Coaches Association.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Abby Swank delivers a pitch in a scrimmage against Frazier on March 17.
Westmoreland County Senior Spotlight: Mt. Pleasant’s Abby Swank
June 27, 2022
Coming into 2022, Mt. Pleasant’s softball team was without six seniors from the previous season.

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Burrell’s Katie Armstrong
Burrell’s Katie Armstrong earns 2022 Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of the Year honors
June 25, 2022
2022 Valley News Dispatch Softball All-Stars

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North Hills pitcher Sophia Roncone gave up only two hits in a 1-0 nine-inning state playoff loss to Central Mountain.
State playoff loss puts heartbreaking ending on successful season for North Hills softball
Sophia Roncone didn’t bend when facing the pressure of the first round of the PIAA Class 5A softball playoffs. What the North Hills senior pitcher did was turn in one of the best performances of her career.

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Chartiers Valley softball season punctuated by memorable playoff wins
Success isn’t always measured by championships.

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Union starting pitcher Mia Pruehs throws against West Greene in the WPIAL Class A softball championship Wednesday June 1, 2002 at California University.
2022 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 24, 2022
This spring, those sitting at head of the softball class had a clear view of so many individual and team standout performances.

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Bethel Park’s David Kessler celebrates his double against Selinsgrove during the PIAA Class 5A state championship game June 17 at Penn State.
Trib 10: 4 WPIAL baseball, softball teams end season with PIAA gold
June 22, 2022
The 2022 WPIAL baseball and softball season are in the books.

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Fox Chapel’s Izzy Zober, 11, will play for the U12 Israeli national team.
Fox Chapel’s Izzy Zober to compete on inaugural U12 Israeli national softball team
June 21, 2022
Fox Chapel’s Izzy Zober and Franklin Regional’s Grace Stark are making softball history.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay celebrates her double against Conwell-Egan during the PIAA Class 2A championship game on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for the week ending June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022
Perfection is hard to achieve.

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Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy celebrates with teammates after defeating Lewisburg in the PIAA Class 3A state championship game.
Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week: Week ending June 19, 2022
The deer may be home, home on the range, but the Antelopes are celebrating in that rare golden field, where only district and state champions go to play.

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Neshannock’s Neleh Nogay (left) and Aaralyn Nogay celebrate with their father, assistant coach Don Nogay, after defeating Conwell-Egan, 4-1, in the PIAA Class 2A state championship game Friday at Penn State.
Neshannock softball caps undefeated season with state championship
June 17, 2022
UNIVERSITY PARK — At the beginning of the spring season, Neshannock softball was barely on anybody’s radar in the state. The Lancers were not in any state or district rankings and had not even made the state tournament in eight years.

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Armstrong softball coach Doug Flounders hands out runner-up medals after the PIAA Class 5A state championship game against Pittston on Thursday at Penn State.
Armstrong shut down by undefeated Pittston in Class 5A softball final
June 16, 2022
UNIVERSITY PARK – Armstrong’s potent offense met its match Thursday in the PIAA Class 5A softball championship game at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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Seneca Valley’s Maddie Gross watches her three-run homer against Hempfield during their WPIAL Class 6A semifinal on May 25 at Fox Chapel.
2022 PIAA Class 6A softball championship preview: Seneca Valley vs. Spring-Ford
June 15, 2022
PIAA Class 6A softball championship

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Armstrong catcher Isabella Atherton celebrates with pitcher Cameryn Sprankle after beating Penn-Trafford in the PIAA Class 5A softball semifinals Monday.
2022 PIAA Class 5A softball championship preview: Armstrong vs. Pittston Area
PIAA Class 5A softball championship

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Seneca Valley’s Maddie Gross is greeted at home after a two-run homer against North Allegheny in the WPIAL 6A softball championship game June 1.
Trib HSSN State Softball Rankings for June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022
Twelve softball teams from across the state have punched their tickets for the final destination of the season: Penn State.

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Armstrong celebrates beating Penn-Trafford in the PIAA Class 5A softball semifinals Monday, June 13, 2022, at Mars Area High School.
Armstrong wins rematch with Penn-Trafford to return to state championship game
June 13, 2022
Just think, these teams will be in the same section next year.

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Beaver pitcher Payton List cools off between innings Monday in a PIAA Class 4A semifinal game against Clearfield at St. Francis (Pa.).
Clearfield softball stuns WPIAL champion Beaver, ending 42-game winning streak
LORETTO – Beaver’s 42-game winning streak and hopes for a second consecutive PIAA Class 4A softball title ended shockingly Monday in a semifinal round game at St. Francis University.

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Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames is greeted after a home run against North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class 6A championship Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Cal (Pa.).
Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week: Week ending June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022
On April 27, the Seneca Valley softball team lost a third straight game, dropping its record to 5-6.

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