Softball

Elizabeth Forward huddles up during a PIAA Class 4A semifinal against Archibishop Wood on Monday, June 10, 2024.
PIAA Class 4A softball championship preview: Elizabeth Forward vs. Blue Mountain
June 13, 2024
This is the seventh season of the PIAA hosting six state softball championships and the 13th season the state has held the finals at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State.

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Neshannock’s Miley Anderson scores on a wild pitch against Bentworth during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game May 30.
PIAA Class 2A softball championship preview: Neshannock vs. South Williamsport
This is the seventh season of the PIAA hosting six state softball championships and the 13th season the state has held the finals at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Shelby Telegdy pitches against Archibishop Wood in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Monday.
Mental toughness helps Elizabeth Forward softball to PIAA Class 4A title game
June 12, 2024
Elizabeth Forward softball’s Shelby Telegdy admits last season’s WPIAL semifinal against rival Belle Vernon wasn’t one of her best days.

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Carmichaels’ Bailey Barnyak tags out Chartiers-Houston’s Seanna Riggle during the PIAA Class A quarterfinals Monday at Peterswood Park.
PIAA Class A championship preview: Carmichaels vs. DuBois Central Catholic
This is the seventh season of the PIAA hosting six state softball championships and the 13th season the state has held the finals at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Adalina Bracco takes a knee on first base during a WPIAL semifinal against Latrobe on Wednesday, May 22, 2024.
PIAA Class 5A softball championship preview: Thomas Jefferson vs. Pittston Area
This is the seventh season of the PIAA hosting six state softball championships and the 13th season the state has held the finals at Nittany Lion Softball Park at Penn State.

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Neshannock pitcher Addy Frye delivers against Bentworth during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game May 30.
Neshannock has Laurel’s number again in latest chapter of storied softball rivalry
June 10, 2024
Even though Neshannock had won the previous nine matchups in the last three years against county rival Laurel, both teams knew the result of Monday’s PIAA Class 2A softball semifinal would be a coin flip.

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The Thomas Jefferson softball team leaves the field after defeating Central Mountain in the PIAA Class 5A semifinals Monday, June 10, 2024 at Mt. Aloysius College.
High school roundup for June 10, 2024: Thomas Jefferson softball, Indiana baseball make 1st PIAA finals
Morgan Aliesky hit the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and Zoe Krizan drove in five runs to lead Thomas Jefferson to a 9-8 victory over Central Mountain in the PIAA Class 5A softball semifinals Monday.

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Norwin’s Josey Michalski celebrates with teammates after hitting a 2-run homer against Hempfield during the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals.
Softball seniors get 1 last hurrah with WPA all-star game
Brookelyn Kotch, Josey Michalski, and Bailey Snowberger were the only three seniors on a rather young Norwin softball team that upended No. 1 Hempfield in the WPIAL Class 6A semifinals before suffering a 4-3 extra-inning heartbreaker to No. 2 Seneca Valley in the title game.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Julia Resnik throws to first to record the final out against Archibsihop Wood in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Monday, June 10, 2024.
Elizabeth Forward rolls into state championship game with shutout win
Elizabeth Forward has dominated its opposition throughout the season, and Archbishop Wood became the latest team to feel its wrath during an 8-0 victory in the PIAA Class 4A semifinals Monday.

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Carmichaels’ Bailey Barnyak hugs Carys McConnell after Barnyak dove home McConnell to beat Chartiers-Houston in the bottom of the seventh inning during the PIAA Class A semifinals Monday at Peterswood Park.
Carmichaels surges past rival Chartiers-Houston to reach state softball finals
WPIAL champion Chartiers-Houston was in total control of its PIAA Class A semifinal against rival Carmichaels.

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Rosters announced for new Western PA Senior Softball All-Star Game
Rosters are set for the inaugural Western PA Senior Softball All-Star Game at 8 p.m. June 18 at Plum.

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Avonworth’s Hunter Blackson scores against Fairview during their PIAA Class 3A state quarterfinal on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Slippery Rock.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports for June 10, 2024: 3 area baseball, 6 softball teams set for PIAA semifinals
June 9, 2024
Welcome to semifinals Monday in the PIAA baseball and softball playoffs.

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Elizabeth Forward’s Shelby Telegdy went 4 for 5 with a three-run homer and six RBIs in the PIAA quarterfinals.
Trib HSSN softball player of the week for June 9, 2024
Trib HSSN softball player of the week: Shelby Telegdy

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Laurel’s Ivy Pancher scores against Bentworth in the PIAA Class 2A quarterfinals Thursday.
Trib HSSN softball team of the week for June 9, 2024
Trib HSSN softball team of the week: Laurel Spartans

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Addy Frye and her Neshannock teammates will play Laurel in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals Monday.
This week on Trib HSSN for week of June 10, 2024
And then there were two. The final two broadcasts to wrap up the school year take place on the PIAA softball diamonds this week here on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Chartiers-Houston’s Meadow Ferri makes a running catch on a ball hit by Union’s Addie Nogay during the WPIAL Class A softball championship game Friday, May 31, 2024, at Cal (Pa.)’s Lilley Field.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania high school softball rankings for June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024
The PIAA softball playoffs have reached the final four with two rounds in the books that caused many changes to the weekly Trib HSSN state softball rankings.

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Hampton catcher Mackenzie Reese celebrates her double against Elizabeth Forward during the WPIAL Class 4A championship game on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Lilley Field.
Hampton softball team caps historic season in PIAA playoffs
Hampton’s softball team lost its final two games of the season, but it didn’t dampen team’s accomplishments under first-year coach Kate Hedderman.

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Avonworth’s Jack Dolan watches his go-ahead RBI single during the ninth inning against Fairview in the PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday.
Trib 10: After rough state playoffs, new teams take baseball, softball top spots
June 7, 2024
It has been a rough first two rounds of the state playoffs for WPIAL baseball and softball teams.

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Neshannock center fielder Jaidon Nogay makes a diving catch against Bentworth during the WPIAL Class 2A championship game on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at Cal (Pa.).
PIAA announces semifinal sites, times for 2024 state softball playoffs
Neshannock and Laurel won’t travel far for the next round of the PIAA softball playoffs and neither will Chartiers-Houston or Carmichaels.

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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 named Gatorade Pa. Softball Player of the Year
Seneca Valley pitcher Lexie Hames was named Gatorade Pennsylvania Softball Player of the Year on Friday, making her the first WPIAL athlete to win the award in six years.

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