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DuBOIS — The St. Marys and Punxsutawney softball teams will square off for the third time this season today at DuBois City Park’s Heindl Field with the District 9 Class 4A championship at stake.

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DuBOIS — The St. Marys and Punxsutawney softball teams will square off for the third time this season today at DuBois City Park’s Heindl Field with the District 9 Class 4A championship at stake.

  • By Craig Moyer cmoyer@thecourierexpress.com
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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning on its way to an 10-0 victory over Cameron County in five innings in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A playoffs at Heindl Field Wednesday.

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LORETTO — The DuBois and Central Mountain softball teams will lock horns for the District 6/9 Class 5A championship today, marking the second straight year the two foes will battle each other for the crown.

  • By Craig Moyer cmoyer@thecourierexpress.com
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DuBOIS — The DuBois softball team overcame and early deficit to record a dominant 13-3 win over Holidaysburg in five innings at Heindl Field to advance to the District 6/9 5A championship game.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team found itself in its second close game of the season against Elk County Catholic Thursday before the Lady Cardinals pulled away late to capture a 10-0, 6-inning mercy rule victory at the new Rose and Dennis Heindl Memorial Field.

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DuBOIS — Senior Day is always a special time, but it had a little extra meaning for the DuBois softball team Wednesday as three of the Lady Beavers’ five coaches celebrated the occasion with their daughters at the Highland Street fields.

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BROCKWAY — Hits were hard to come by for both the Johnsonburg and Brockway softball teams for most of the game Tuesday, and it was the Ramettes who collected enough timely hits to upend the host Lady Rovers, 9-3.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team continued its recent hot streak Thursday against cross-town rival Elk County Catholic and came away with the Elk County Tournament title in the process with a 12-3 victory at Benzinger Park.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team jumped out to a 7-2 first-inning lead Wednesday against Curwensville and never looked back in a 13-2, 5-inning victory against the Lady Tide.

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DuBOIS — Punxsutawney senior Kylee Lingenfelter proved too much for DuBois to hand — both in the circle and at the plate — as the Lady Chucks knocked off the Lady Beavers 12-0 in five innings Wednesday at the Highland Street fields.

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JOHNSONBURG — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team got another shutout in the circle from junior Ashley Wruble Tuesday, as the Lady Cardinal ran their record to 13-0 with an 11-0, 6-inning victory against Johnsonburg.

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BROOKVILLE — After grinding out a tight 5-3 win in the opening game of a doubleheader with visiting Brockway, the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team completed a sweep with a 25-1 three-inning rout in the nightcap at Northside Field Monday afternoon.

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DuBOIS — Conditions were just right for hitting Monday at the Highland Street softball fields, as DuBois and Altoona combined for 27 hits — nine of which went for extra bases.

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BROCKWAY — Brockway hosted Sheffield for a doubleheader Thursday in a matchup of two teams searching for their first win of the season.

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DuBOIS — The annual meeting between the DuBois and Philipsburg-Osceola softball teams always produces its share of memorable moments for various reasons, and Wednesday’s matchup was no different.

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BROOKVILLE — With big measuring-stick games looming, DuBois Lady Beavers softball coach Denny Nosker wanted to see some productive swings at Northside Field Monday afternoon.

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ST. MARYS — The DuBois and St. Marys softball teams locked horns in a good old-fashioned pitchers’ duel Wednesday with the Lady Beavers’ coming away with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

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ALTOONA — Powered by the left arm of pitcher Sarah Snyder and an offense that pounded out 16 hits, the DuBois softball team won its third straight game Thursday by hammering Altoona, 14-0, in a full-length game.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois softball team got a one-hit shutout from Tori Gregory Wednesday as the Lady Beavers captured their second win in as many days with a lopsided 15-0, 3-inning mercy rule win against Bradford at the Highland Street fields.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team ran its record to 5-0 on the seaso with a lopsided 23-1, 3-inning win against Brockway on a snowy Monday afternoon at DuBois City Park.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team used a big four-run second inning Thursday to knock off visiting Johnsonburg, 5-2, at the DuBois City Park Challenger Field.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team rallied from 2-0 deficits in each of its first two games of the season to come away with victories, but the Lady Cardinals made sure no comeback was needed Monday in a 6-1 win against Brookville at DuBois City Park.

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BELLEFONTE — The DuBois softball team ventured on to a real field for the first time Wednesday in its season opener at Bellefonte, a game the Lady Beavers ultimately lost 14-4 in six innings.

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DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic and Clarion squared off Wednesday at City Park in a matchups of teams that are perennially in the hunt for the District 9 Class A title.

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BROOKVILLE — Even an eight-game losing streak to finish the season didn’t damper what the Brookville Lady Raiders softball team put together last year.

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DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic and St. Marys played the inaugural game at the new City Park Challenger Softball Field, and it was the host Lady Cardinals who opened the stadium, and season, with a 6-3 victory.

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BROCKWAY — With just two players back who saw significant playing tome a year ago, it’s safe to say the Brockway softball team finds itself in a rebuilding year.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois softball team is under new leadership this season, but that new face — Denny Nosker — is a very familiar one with all parties involved with the program.

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DuBOIS — Coming off back-to-back runs to the PIAA Class A semifinals, the DuBois Central Catholic softball team will have a new look this season after losing one of, if not the best senior class in program history to graduation.

  • By Rich Murawski sports@thecourierexpress.com
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CURWENSVILLE — The Curwensville softball team won just nine games last year and lost to Johnsonburg in the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class 2A playoffs.

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  • By Andy Stine astine@thecourierexpress.com
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DuBOIS — After being forced to forfeit half the season last year, the Penn State DuBois will be looking to build the program more in its second year of existence in 2018.

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The Pennsylvania High School Coaches Softball Association (PaHSCSBA) released its 2017 All-State teams Thursday afternoon, and the Tri-County Area was once again well-represented with nine players earning honors across four different classifications.

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FAIRCHANCE — After practicing most of the summer, the DuBois 11-year-old All-Star softball team put together a strong run in Fairchance, going 2-2 to capture a runner-up finish in the state tournament.

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FAIRCHANCE — Coming off a memorable 8-3 win over Nittany Valley that spanned over two days, the DuBois 11-year-old All-Star softball team suffered a tough 18-8 loss to Williamsport Sunday at the state tournament in Fairchance.

  • By Andy Stine astine@thecourierexpress.com
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ST. MARYS — One day after dropping into the losers’ bracket of the Pennsylvania State Tournament, the St. Marys Little League softball team got back on track with a 6-0 shutout over Archbald at St. Marys High School on Thursday evening.

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ST. MARYS — Morrisville and St. Marys squared off in a handful of hard-fought games the past two years at the Minor League All-Star Softball State Tournaments in Bradford and Wellsboro, respectively.

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ST. MARYS — The pressure of competing in the state tournament didn’t seem to phase the St. Marys Little League All-Star softball team one bit Tuesday, as the Section 1 champs opened play with a convincing 12-0, 5-inning victory over Warrington at Benzinger Park.

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DuBOIS — The Punxsutawney and DuBois Junior League All-Star softball teams met for the third time Monday in District 10 Tournament play, and it was Punxsy that came away with a 9-0 victory at City Park to capture the district crown.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Minor League All-Star softball team entered Monday’s District 10 championship game against Punxsy as the undefeated team, but it appeared an “if necessary” title contest was on the horizon with Punxsy leading 13-2 entering the bottom of the fifth.

  • By Andy Stine astine@thecourierexpress.com
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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys Minor League softball team used two big innings, getting four runs in the top of the third and six more in the fourth to defeat DuBois, 11-5, in the District 10 winners’ bracket final on Thursday evening at Benzinger Park.

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RIDGWAY — The DuBois Junior League All-Star softball team played its way back to the District 10 championship game with a convincing 13-1, 5-inning victory against Elk-McKean County Thursday night in Ridgway.

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DuBOIS — Runs were at a premium the first time the DuBois and St. Marys Little League All-Stars softball teams met, but that wasn’t the case Wednesday as St. Marys came away with an 8-4 victory to force the if necessary District 10 championship game.

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DuBOIS — A fast start proved to be enough for the Punxsutawney Junior League softball All-Stars Sunday in a 4-2 win over DuBois in the opening game of the District 10 Tournament at City Park.

  • By Andy Stine astine@thecourierexpress.com
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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The DuBois minor league softball team used a big four-run inning in the third to beat Punxsutawney, 7-2, in the winners’ bracket of the District 10 Tournament on Sunday afternoon.