Softball

Norwins’ Bailey Snowberger hits a home run against Hempfield last season.
Norwin notebook: Baseball, softball players earn all-section honors
May 18, 2024
The Big 5/6 Conference, which covers the top two classifications in WPIAL sports, released its all-section softball and baseball teams.

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North Hills’ Kaylee Bischoff tracks down a ball against Penn Hills last season.
Playoff win proves emotional for North Hills softball
Faced with a frighteningly similar situation as a year ago, the North Hills softball team showed the resiliency that’s been a year in the making.

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Hempfield’s Emily Griffith celebrates after driving in a run against Seneca Valley on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Hempfield.
Trib HSSN Pennsylvania High School Softball Rankings for May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024
With the exception of one classification, the elite softball teams across the state did what they needed to do to remain part of the Trib HSSN state rankings heading into the district playoffs.

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South Park sophomore Sydney Sekely
High school roundup for May 16, 2024: Sydney Sekely sparks South Park into 3A semifinals
May 16, 2024
Sydney Sekely threw a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts to lead No. 3 South Park to a 4-0 win over No. 6 Central Valley in the WPIAL Class 3A softball quarterfinals Thursday.

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Mohawk’s Alivia Hare celebrates after scoring the go-ahead run against Freeport during the sixth inning of their WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at Seneca Valley.
Gem by Mohawk ace Reagan Magno leaves Freeport shaking off playoff loss
Freeport’s 2-1 loss to Mohawk on Thursday night in the WPIAL Class 3A softball quarterfinals appeared to unfold as a disappointment that should have been difficult for any high school athlete to handle.

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Avonworth starting pitcher Alivia Lantzy throws against Yough during the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals Thursday.
Alivia Lantzy hits 600K milestone, helps Avonworth bounce Yough from playoffs
Almost every time Avonworth pitcher Alivia Lantzy received the ball from catcher Rylee Gray, she bounced it three or four times before returning to the circle.

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Ligonier Valley celebrates with starting pitcher Chyenne Piper after beating Ellwood City, 1-0, during a WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinal Thursday at Plum High School.
Ligonier Valley’s Cheyenne Piper throws 3rd straight no-hitter in quarterfinals vs. Ellwood City
She had just thrown her third straight no-hitter — the second in a row in the WPIAL playoffs — and Ligonier Valley senior Cheyenne Piper was just as dumbfounded as her opponents.

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Shaler’s Brady Alexander celebrates after scoring during the 2023 PIAA Class 5A championship game against Strath Haven.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 16, 2024: Shaler, South Fayette try it again
With a shaky forecast this past Tuesday and Wednesday, all of the WPIAL baseball first-round games are in the books … except one.

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Thomas Jefferson pitcher Aubrey Shaffer celebrates after defeating North Hills in their WPIAL Class 5A playoff game on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Gateway.
High school roundup for May 15, 2024: Top seeds tumble in WPIAL baseball, softball playoffs
May 15, 2024
Emma DeSimone doubled twice and drove in three runs as No. 10 Thomas Jefferson knocked off No. 2 North Hills, 6-4, in the WPIAL Class 5A softball playoffs Wednesday.

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Norwin pitcher Brookelyn Kotch delivers against Pine-Richland during their WPIAL Class 6A playoff game on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Gateway.
Norwin plays mistake-free softball in win over Pine-Richland
Brookelyn Kotch has a message for her Norwin teammates.

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Ligonier Valley pitcher Chyenne Piper delivers during her no-hitter against Keystone Oaks in their WPIAL Class 2A playoff on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gateway.
Westmoreland high school notebook: Piper sizzles for Ligonier Valley softball
Even in the playoffs, teams are paying the Piper.

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Jeannette’s Raylyn Gallik scores behind Northgate’s Sa’Niyah Wilson during WPIAL Class A softball first round action Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at West Mifflin High School.
Westmoreland softball playoff preview capsules: Games for May 16, 2024
WPIAL softball playoffs

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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.
A-K Valley softball playoff preview capsule: Game for May 16, 2024
WPIAL softball playoffs

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Shaler’s Brady McGuire celebrates with Colby McGuire during a game against North Hills last season.
What to watch for in WPIAL sports on May 15, 2024: Shaler, South Fayette meet in eagerly anticipated matchup
May 14, 2024
Let’s just call it even steven.

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Ligonier Valley pitcher Chyenne Piper delivers during her no-hitter against Keystone Oaks in their WPIAL Class 2A playoff on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gateway.
High school roundup for May 14, 2024: Cheyenne Piper throws perfect game for Ligonier Valley in 3A 1st round
Cheyenne Piper finished off a perfect game by striking out the side in the seventh inning, leading No. 2 Ligonier Valley to an 8-0 victory over No. 15 Keystone Oaks (8-10) in a WPIAL Class 3A first-round softball playoff game Tuesday.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Emma Leachalk throws out Central Valley’s Hannah Moskal during a WPIAL Class 4A first-round softball game Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at West Mifflin High School.
Well-prepared Central Valley knocks Mt. Pleasant out of WPIAL softball playoffs
Like most games, Central Valley softball players knew the assignment.

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Jeannette’s Mackenzie Lewis tags out Northgate’s Kaylee Beerhalter during their WPIAL Class A first-round game.
Jeannette softball advances past Northgate even without the benefit of a hit
No hits, no problem.

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Freeport pitcher Sydney Selker celebrates her 500th career strikeout with catcher Reese Selker during their WPIAL Class 3A playoff game against Southmoreland on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Gateway.
No. 12 Freeport softball upsets No. 5 Southmoreland in WPIAL Class 3A 1st round
Freeport made the WPIAL softball playoffs 12 straight seasons before missing out last spring.

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Knoch starting pitcher Marlee Fraser throws against Greensburg Salem during WPIAL Class 4A softball first round action Monday, at Plum.
A-K Valley softball playoff preview capsules: Games for Wednesday, May 15, 2024
WPIAL softball playoffs

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Pitcher Kayla Williams will lead Latrobe against West Allegheny on Wednesday.
Westmoreland softball playoff preview capsules: Games for Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Class 6A

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