Softball

The North Allegheny volleyball team hoists the state championship trophy after defeating Unionville, 3-0, in the PIAA Class 4A final on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Cumberland Valley.
PIAA board favors 6 classes for girls volleyball, rejects plan to expand track to 3
July 17, 2024
STATE COLLEGE — The PIAA wants to increase girls volleyball to six classifications, but a request to expand track and field to three was rejected by the board.

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Seneca Valley starting pitcher Lexie Hames throws against Norwin during the WPIAL 6A softball championship Friday, May 31, 2024 at Lilley Field.
Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames, Neshannock’s Addy Frye top 2024 all-state softball teams
July 5, 2024
Two WPIAL softball players, Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames and Neshannock’s Addy Frye, were named Pennsylvania’s top pitcher and player when all-state teams were announced Friday.

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Armstrong’s Emma Paul rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer against Connellsville during their WPIAL Class 5A playoff game on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Gateway.
Armstrong’s Emma Paul named 2023-24 TribLive HSSN Girls Athlete of the Year
July 3, 2024
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Seneca Valley pitcher Lexie Hames pumps her fist after getting her final strikeout to defeat Hempfield on Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2024, in Jackson.
2024 TribLive HSSN Softball Player of the Year: Seneca Valley’s Lexie Hames
June 29, 2024
It’s not always easy being the most dominant pitcher in the area, playing for a team with WPIAL title expectations.

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Mt. Pleasant softball coach Chris Brunson
Championship softball coach Chris Brunson leaving Mt. Pleasant for Waynesburg University
June 28, 2024
Championship softball coach Chris Brunson is making the jump to the college level as he leaves the Mt. Pleasant high school team to head to Waynesburg University.

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Neshannock pitcher Addy Frye delivers against Bentworth during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on May 30 at Cal (Pa.).
2024 TribLive HSSN Terrific 10 Softball All-Stars
June 27, 2024
Here’s a look at the TribLive HSSN softball all-stars for the 2024 season.

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Chartiers Valley’s Taylor Walsh pitches agaisnt Elizabeth Forward on June 6 at Gateway.
Seniors help ‘make a name’ for Chartiers Valley softball
June 23, 2024
Every year, teams often live by a saying or quote that resonates. Coaches put it inside their dugouts and gyms when they work out or even on the back of a shirt.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Morgan Alisesky (1) celebrates with teammates after defeating Pittston Area in the PIAA Class 5A state championship game on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Penn State.
Thomas Jefferson’s state softball title capped special season in memory of former coach
The 2024 season is one players and coaches on the Thomas Jefferson softball team will never forget.

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Elizabeth Forward pitcher Shelby Telegdy delivers against Hampton during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Cal.
2024 Trib HSSN Head of the Class: Softball Player and Coach of the Year for each classification
June 22, 2024
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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Ligonier Valley’s Cheyenne Piper pitches against South Park during a WPIAL Class 3A softball semifinal Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Penn-Trafford High School.
Ligonier Valley’s Cheyenne Piper selected Tribune-Review Westmoreland Softball Player of the Year
“Fight, fight, fight!”

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Freeport pitcher Sydney Selker delivers against Southmoreland during their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gateway.
Freeport’s Sydney Selker selected Valley News Dispatch Softball Player of Year
Player of the Year

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Avonworth pitcher Carson Franc delivers during the first inning of the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Neumann-Goretti on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Penn State.
Trib 10: State finalists, champs top final baseball, softball power rankings
June 20, 2024
Only two district teams won state diamond gold this spring, and both were on the softball field at Penn State.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Morgan Alisesky celebrates after stealing second base against Pittston Area during the eighth inning of the PIAA Class 5A state championship game on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Penn State.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school softball rankings for June 19, 2024
June 19, 2024
The 2024 high school softball season is in the books, leading to the final weekly Trib HSSN state softball rankings of the year.

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Kiski Area’s Trinity Seibel takes a cut during Tuesday’s Western Pa. Softball All-Star Game at Plum.
Senior softball players enjoy relaxed atmosphere of inaugural all-star game
June 18, 2024
Temperatures hovered in the mid 80s under a setting sun as Team Gold and Team Black gathered Tuesday evening for a celebration of the 2024 WPIAL softball season.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Zoe Krizan is a Drexel softball commit.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for June 18, 2024
Trib HSSN softball player of the week: Zoe Krizan

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Neshannock’s Katherine Nativio (7) catches the final out in front of Jaidon Nogay (1) in the PIAA Class 2A championship game against South Williamsport on Friday, June 14, 2024 at Penn State.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for June 17, 2024
June 17, 2024
Trib HSSN softball team of the week: Neshannock Lancers

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Freeport pitcher Sydney Selker delivers against Southmoreland during their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gateway.
Plum set to host inaugural senior all-star softball game
Many of the top senior softball players in the WPIAL will gather Tuesday evening for an all-star game at Plum High School.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Julia Resnik misses a tag on Blue Mountain’s Addyson Fishburn in the PIAA Class 4A championship game Friday, June 14, 2024.
Blue Mountain stops Elizabeth Forward in PIAA Class 4A championship game
June 14, 2024
STATE COLLEGE — Elizabeth Forward lost the PIAA Class 4A softball championship game 4-0 to Blue Mountain on Friday afternoon at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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Neshannock celebrates with the PIAA championship trophy after beating South Williamsport in the Class 2A finals Friday, June 14, 2024 at Penn State.
Neshannock caps perfect season with dominant win in state championship game
STATE COLLEGE — In the course of winning 73 of its previous 74 games, Neshannock rarely had opponents who were able to respond to the Lancers’ big plays.

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The Thomas Jefferson softball team celebrates with the state championship trophy after defeating Pittston Area in the PIAA Class 5A final on Thursday at Penn State.
Thomas Jefferson captures 1st softball state title with walk-off win
June 13, 2024
STATE COLLEGE – Taylor Karpac’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Thomas Jefferson a 2-1 victory over Pittston Area in the PIAA Class 5A softball championship game Thursday evening at Penn State’s Beard Field.

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