Softball

West Greene’s Jade Renner pitches against Rockwood in the PIAA Class A playoffs June 3, 2019, at Peters Township.
PIAA softball playoffs roundup: West Allegheny cruises past Exeter in 1st round
June 3, 2019
Alyssa Goldstrom was 2 for 4 with a home run as WPIAL champion West Allegheny defeated Exeter, 15-6, a PIAA Class 5A first-round game Monday afternoon at Seton Hill.

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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Grove City during PIAA playoff action Monday, June 3, 2019 at Slippery Rock University.
Knoch softball bows out of PIAAs with loss to Grove City
The Knoch softball team made its first trip into the PIAA softball playoffs Monday. The weather was near perfect, and the Knights’ confidence was at an all-time high as they looked to rebound from their semifinal loss and make a deep run in the state playoffs.

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Penn-Trafford slugs past Central Mountain, earns 1st PIAA victory since ’90
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn-Trafford didn’t just collect 15 hits in its PIAA Class 5A first-round softball game at Penn State’s Beard Field; the Warriors sent shockwaves through Happy Valley.

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Mt. Pleasant bounces back, defeats Bellefonte in PIAA opening round
UNIVERSITY PARK — Mt. Pleasant had two days to forget about losing the WPIAL Class 5A softball championship game.

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Plenty of shakeup in Trib HSSN state softball rankings
It was not a good week to be a favorite in the district finals. In fact, only one team ranked No. 1 in the Trib HSSN state softball rankings from a week ago is still on top this week.

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North Allegheny shortstop Cole Young makes a play against Bethel Park during their WPIAL Class 6A consolation game May 28, 2019, at W&J.
TribLive High School Sports Network broadcasts for week of June 3, 2019
June 2, 2019
With the district playoffs in the rear-view mirror, the final event of the 2018-19 school year begins this week on the TribLive High School Sports Network.

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Mount Pleasant’s Abby Swank (6), tries to get something going in the bottom of the 7th inning, during their WPIAL Class 4A softball championship 0-3 loss to Elizabeth Forward, at Latrobe’s Graham-Sobota Field in Unity Township, on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Mt. Pleasant softball gets 2nd chance to win a title
Mt. Pleasant will try to get ramped up for another postseason run after falling short in the WPIAL Class 4A softball final Friday to first-time champion Elizabeth Forward.

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Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
The Trib HSSN Softball Team of the Week is Elizabeth Forward, a team that did what nobody else could do this season to win the program’s first softball championship.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Rae McNair celebrates her RBI base hit against Yough Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Westmoreland lookahead for Week of June 3, 2019
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Penn-Trafford’s Mario Disso celebrates his RBI base hit during the third inning of the WPIAL Class 6A championship game against Pine-Richland Thursday, May 30, 2019, at Wild Things Park.
Westmoreland baseball/softball preview capsules: Games of Monday, June 3
PIAA playoff previews

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Knoch starting pitcher Amanda Fischer throws against Thomas Jefferson during WPIAL girls 4-A consolation game at Seton Hill University.
Knoch softball embraces underdog role in PIAA playoffs
If there’s one softball team in the PIAA Class 4A bracket flying under the radar, it has to be Knoch.

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Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week for games of May 27-June 1
June 1, 2019
The Trib HSSN Softball Player of the Week is Avonworth senior Sarah Helffrich, who stood out on both days of the WPIAL Class 3A championship game.

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Leechburg pitcher Emma Ritchie (right) high-fives Aubry Skeel during their WPIAL Class A playoff game against Jeannette Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fox Chapel High School.
With school out, Leechburg turns complete focus on PIAA softball playoffs
Kristen Knapp, Aubry Skeel and Kiera Jones left Leechburg on Thursday night as graduates.

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Mt. Pleasant’s Taylor Sofranco bunts the ball on a throw from Thomas Jefferson during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Softball sites, times: 4 WPIAL teams headed to Penn State’s Beard Field for PIAA openers
Four WPIAL softball teams will take an early look at the state championship site.

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Brentwood’s Abby Wolf competes during the 2019 season. She was a setter for the volleyball team, point guard in basketball and catcher in softball.
Wolf caps 3-sport Brentwood career with 9 letters
May 31, 2019
Abby Wolf packs a ton of talent into her 5-foot, 3-inch frame.

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District champions highlighted in Trib HSSN baseball, softball power rankings
A golden week has produced changes throughout the Trib HSSN baseball and softball power rankings, including a new No. 1 in softball following the 2019 WPIAL championships.

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Mt. Pleasant pitcher Carolyn Alincic delivers against Yough Monday, April 29, 2019, at Mt. Pleasant Area High School.
Mt. Pleasant vaults to 13th in the nation
May 30, 2019
Mt. Pleasant will go for its second WPIAL softball championship Friday afternoon with it will do so with an even loftier ranking than it had heading into the Class 4A semifinals.

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Connellsville’s Payton Lowry howls in victory with teammates while watching from the dugout as their team scores against Penn-Trafford during WPIAL softball semifinals Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Seton Hill University.
Weather again forces WPIAL to postpone some softball championship games
Mother Nature continues to win out over the WPIAL softball finals.

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West Greene celebrates with the trophy after beating Union in the A WPIAL softball championship Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Peterwood Park.
Top-seeded West Greene captures 4th straight WPIAL softball championship
May 29, 2019
West Greene coach Bill Simms doesn’t mind seeing his team have a target on its back.

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WPIAL changes start time for Class 3A softball final between Avonworth, Keystone Oaks
With rain in the forecast, the WPIAL moved up the start time for the Class 3A softball final Wednesday at Peterswood Park.

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