Softball

WPISL teams gearing up for stretch run
September 22, 2020
With four weeks of action left in the regular season, the varsity teams in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League are preparing for the stretch run to the playoffs.

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Bethel Park, Plum, North Allegheny earn WPISL Week 2 sweeps
September 14, 2020
Bethel Park, Plum and North Allegheny each recorded doubleheader sweeps during Week 2 of the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball season.

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WPISL opens season with varsity games, JV tournament
September 8, 2020
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League kicked off its season over the weekend, and in varsity league play Sunday and Monday, Baldwin, Ellwood City, Seneca Valley and Montour picked up doubleheader sweeps.

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Plum’s Cassidy Starr makes contact in a game during the 2019 Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League season.
Slow-pitch softball league planning ‘full bore’ for upcoming season
August 16, 2020
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League’s 15th fall season is scheduled to begin Labor Day weekend.

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South Park’s Maura Huwalt vs. North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale
Trib HSSN June Madness finals: Maura Huwalt, South Park vs. Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny
June 23, 2020
We have finally reached Championship Week in June Madness as we determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson vs. North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale
Trib HSSN June Madness semifinal: Amani Johnson, East Allegheny vs. Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny
June 19, 2020
Over the course of the next week, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Beaver County league gives high school softball players a place to play
June 17, 2020
High school softball is coming back — at least in Beaver County.

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North Allegheny’s Rachel Martindale vs. South Park’s Nikki Doria
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Rachel Martindale, North Allegheny vs. Nikki Doria, South Park
June 15, 2020
Over the course of the next few weeks, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson celebrates with C’Keiyah Marshall during the Class 3A WPIAL girls basketball final March 3, 2018 at Petersen Events Center.
Amani Johnson recalls busy East Allegheny athletics career
June 11, 2020
Trib HSSN has been fortunate to cover a lot of great athletes the last two decades. While the ‘Best of the Century’ contest continues, HSSN now feature some of these high school stars from the last two decades Mondays and Thursdays on the Rebel Yell podcast.

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Belle Vernon players, from left, Alyssa Larson, Erica Amoroso and Megan Christner run to greet Emily Frederick after she hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Yough in the 2015 WPIAL Class AAA championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 1
June 10, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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East Allegheny’s Amani Johnson vs. Quaker Valley’s Tabitha Bemis
Trib HSSN June Madness quarterfinals: Amani Johnson, East Allegheny vs. Tabitha Bemis, Quaker Valley
June 9, 2020
Over the course of the next few weeks, June Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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Maddie Uschock pitches against Latrobe during 2018 WPIAL championship game.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 2
June 8, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Manager Bob Kovalcin led Latrobe to the 2008 WPIAL championship and came out of retirement this year to lead the Wildcats again.
PIAA’s spring sports cancellation especially tough for new softball, baseball coaches
June 6, 2020
Bob Kovalcin did not coach a game this season at Latrobe, but the man who came out of retirement to lead the Wildcats softball team has spent the last couple of weeks conducting exit meetings with his players.

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Valley seniors Maureen Pallone, left, and Casey Bonk accept the 2010 WPIAL Class AA trophy after beating Burrell, 5-4, in 12 innings.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 3
June 4, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Vincentian’s Bridget Melvin slides safely across home plate for the winning run as Chartiers-Houston catcher Colby Miller watches during the 11th inning of the WPIAL Class A championship game at Lilly Field on June 3, 2010.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 4
June 2, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Freeport starting pitcher Tori Radvan throws against Burrell Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Freeport Community Park.
Senior Spotlight: Freeport 2-sport standout left her mark on diamond
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Deer Lakes head coach Craig Taliani celebrates at home plate with his team after they defeated Greensburg Central Catholic 3-2 in the WPIAL Class AA championship game at California University of Pennsylvania’s Lilly Field on May 31, 2012.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 5
May 31, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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Yough’s Hannah Christner hit .340 last season.
Senior Spotlight: Catcher Hannah Christner was a hit for Yough softball
May 29, 2020
Editor’s note: Each day, Trib HSSN will spotlight WPIAL spring athletes whose senior years were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Laurel Highlands’ Breehana Jacobs vs. South Park’s Nikki Doria
Trib HSSN May Madness: Breehana Jacobs, Laurel Highlands vs. Nikki Doria, South Park
May 28, 2020
Over the course of the next month and a half, May Madness will determine who fans believe is the WPIAL Athlete of the Century.

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West Greene varsity softball players dog pile after winning 5-4 against Monessen during the WPIAL softball championship tripleheader at Seton Hill University, Thursday May 31, 2018. West Greene won 5-4.
Decade’s best WPIAL finals: Softball No. 7
May 26, 2020
From classification expansion to field renovations forcing a change in the venue for the district championships, there was a lot going on with the WPIAL softball championships this past decade.

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