HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
Holy Redeemer softball continues Division 3 streak with shutout of Seminary

WILKES-BARRE — Little by little, the Holy Redeemer softball team kept building its lead Monday afternoon. Two runs here. Then a run here and another and another and another. All building up to the offensive outburst that has been Redeemer’s trademark in recent years. The outburst came in the sixth as the Royals scored five […]

Comments - 10:30 pm

Holy Redeemer softball has tough act to follow

The Holy Redeemer softball team put itself in rare company last season. By winning consecutive PIAA Class 2A state championships, the Royals became only the fourth program to win back-to-back state crowns. The tricky part now — none of those programs were able to make it three in a row. The Royals, though, return all […]

Comments - 10:02 am

Nanticoke defeats Wyoming Area in softball

WEST PITTSTON — Miranda Bohn feels like a part of the Nanticoke softball team again. The junior left-hander missed the entire Wyoming Valley Conference season last year when she broke her right wrist in an exhibition game against Holy Redeemer. She managed to come back for a few games in the District 2 playoffs, but […]

Comments - 10:12 pm

Nanticoke softball player ruled eligible by District 2

PLAINS TWP. — The District 2 athletic committee voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Nanticoke senior softball player Morgan Briggs to play her final season despite participating in an all-star game as a junior. The committee heard about 30 minutes of testimony before rendering a 7-0 decision. Two committee members — Hazleton Area athletic director Fred […]

Comments - 12:40 am

Times Leader Softball Player of the Year: Taylor Baloga helps Pittston Area to first winning season since 2005

Pittston Area’s Taylor Baloga finished her high school career without a championship. Her accomplishments, though, couldn’t be measured by a trophy or a medal. Baloga’s contribution her senior season was making Pittston Area softball relevant again, and that was a big reason she was selected the Times Leader Player of the Year. Pittston Area finished […]

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2016 Times Leader Softball All-Stars

Kristen Coffay Holy Redeemer Jr., P/SS Two-time Times Leader selection. … Finished with a 13-2 record, 1.36 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 87.2 innings pitched. … Hit .319 with 19 RBI, four doubles and two triples. Morgan Bienkowski Holy Redeemer So., P/SS Two-time Times Leader selection. … Had an 8-0 record with a 0.53 ERA […]

Comments - 12:11 am

Morgan Bienkowski makes her mark on Holy Redeemer’s second straight state championship

STATE COLLEGE — The door to Holy Redeemer’s second straight state championship opened when Morgan Bienkowski stepped to the plate. Moniteau’s hopes for a crown pretty much ended when Bienkowski took her familiar spot in the pitching circle. From start to finish, Bienkowski proved a Royal pain to Moniteau. With four hits Thursday and and […]

Comments - 10:03 pm - updated: 11:36 pm.

Holy Redeemer wins second consecutive 2A state softball title

STATE COLLEGE — So much for that scoreless streak. Holy Redeemer not only ended Moniteau’s run of 11 consecutive shutouts in the first inning, the Royals obliterated it. Redeemer scored five runs in its first trip to the plate as it went on to win its second consecutive PIAA Class 2A state softball title with […]

Comments - 7:24 pm - updated: 11:33 pm.

Holy Redeemer softball looking for another state crown

Way back in early April, Holy Redeemer was 1-2. Not a great start for the defending PIAA Class 2A softball champion. There was no panic. Standout shortstop/pitcher Morgan Bienkowski was out with a wrist injury. A couple freshmen were getting accustomed to playing at the high school level. A transfer was finding her place with […]

Comments - 8:16 pm - updated: 8:17 pm.

Redeemer softball opponent Moniteau proving it belongs

A guy who was in the stands watching Holy Redeemer win the PIAA Class 2A softball championship last year will have an even better view of the Royals on Thursday. Dan Beebe attended Redeemer’s 10-5 comeback win against Deer Lakes. Now his job as Moniteau’s coach is to have his Warriors unseat Redeemer as the […]

Comments - 5:51 pm - updated: 5:52 pm.

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