HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Hazleton Area off to state playoffs again

EDWARDSVILLE — Apparently, the lead was big enough for one member of the crowd to leave the District 2/4 Class 6A softball championship game early Thursday. So the groundhog hiding in Hazleton Area’s dugout decided to make a mad dash to freedom as a few players scurried in different directions. The unexpected wildlife interruption broke […]

Comments - 8:57 pm

D2 softball titles to be decided at tripleheader

The first and last games of Thursday’s District 2 softball tripleheader at Wilkes University are championship rematches from last season. The middle game will be a battle of one team seeking its first district championship in 18 years against another vying for its first in 36 years. All that for just $6 for grown-ups and […]

Comments - 9:53 pm

Abington Heights strikes in fifth to defeat Pittston Area in district title game

SCRANTON —Alexa McHugh came through with a first-inning RBI and for the first four innings Tuesday night, it looked like the run might hold up for Pittston Area. Patriots pitcher Nina Cencetti allowed six hits, but kept Abington Heights off the scoreboard through the first four innings. Then Abington Heights went to work in the […]

Comments - 11:30 pm

Wyoming Area stuns Nanticoke to advance to district title game

NEWPORT TWP. — As the losses piled up in late April, Wyoming Area softball coach John McNeil kept mentioning the need for his team to mature. The Warriors, perhaps, came of age Tuesday as they fought through a gut-wrenching, emotional 10 innings to knock off top-seeded Nanticoke 6-5 in a District 2 Class 4A semifinal […]

Comments - 10:20 pm

Berwick holds on against Crestwood in D2-4A opener

WRIGHT TWP. — Berwick will certainly be a huge underdog come Friday against undefeated Nanticoke. The Dawgs, though, will certainly remember how they made it to that District 2 Class 4A softball quarterfinal game because Tuesday’s 7-5 first-round victory over Crestwood was quite memorable. Berwick tacked on two runs in the seventh on a pair […]

Comments - 10:29 pm - updated: 10:31 pm.

Megan Trivelpiece, Hazleton Area overcome slow start to win district semifinal game

HAZLE TWP. — Things didn’t go too well the first time through the batting order. Nine batters, one hit, no runs. Hazleton Area, though, got in sync the next time against Scranton pitcher Sam Peck. Especially senior Megan Trivelpiece. Trivelpiece blasted a three-run homer to right in a four-run third and then helped close out […]

Comments - 9:41 pm - updated: 9:50 pm.

H.S. SOFTBALL: Nothing is certain as WVC teams begin quest for D2 titles

Some District 2 softball team has to be the upstart. It happened last year with sixth-seeded Pittston Area advancing to the D2-3A championship game. A year before that, it was sixth-seeded Lakeland, which played for the 2A crown. And in 2014, fourth-seeded Tunkhannock played for the 3A title. The best place to look in the […]

Comments - 8:03 pm

Tunkhannock softball holds off Dallas

DALLAS TWP. — Tunkhannock’s 7-4 victory over Dallas on Thursday had no bearing on the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 2 softball standings. Tunkhannock was locked into second and Dallas into fourth entering the final day of the regular season. The game, though, proved something for next week — the District 2 Class 4A playoffs could […]

Comments - 10:17 pm

TL Athletes of the Week: Holy Redeemer’s Morgan Bienkowski, Meyers’ Namir Murphy

MORGAN BIENKOWSKI School: Holy Redeemer Year: Junior Sport, position: Softball, pitcher Family: Nikki, mom; Ed, dad; Jess, sister Last week: It’s been a historic week for the Royals pitcher who threw two perfect games. The first came on Monday during Holy Redeemer’s 16-0 five-inning victory over Wyoming Seminary. Bienkowski had 14 strikeouts in that game. […]

Comments - 9:00 am

Holy Redeemer softball clinches WVC Division 3 title

WILKES-BARRE — Just when it seems like an opponent — and there hasn’t been many this season — looks like its going to give Holy Redeemer a tough time, it happens. Bang. Big inning. Game all but over. The fifth was when Redeemer struck Thursday, using a grand slam by Allyson Laiuvara on the way […]

Comments - 10:03 pm

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