Softball

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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Carmichaels pitcher Bailey Barnyak receives her silver medal from coach Dave Briggs after the PIAA Class A championship game against DuBois Central Catholic on Thursday.
Sun shines on DuBois Central Catholic in PIAA Class A softball win over Carmichaels
STATE COLLEGE – Carmichaels was facing a tough battle in the PIAA Class A softball championship game Thursday afternoon, taking on a DuBois Central Catholic team making its third state final appearance in six years.

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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
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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