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September 23, 2011
Player                School        Class     Major Hillary Allen          Drexel          Jr.        Elementary ed. Lindsey Atzert          Cabrini          So. Educational studies Paige Collings          Drexel          Jr. Biological sciences Danielle McDevitt       Holy Family    So.    Elemen./sp. ed. Ashley Minch          Rowan          Jr.
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December 11, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Philadelphia and New York won yesterday in the opening round-robin singles softball squash racquets matches in the annual men's series for the Lockett Cup at the Berwyn Squash and Fitness Club. The Lockett Cup event had been held every year since the early 1920s until it was wiped out by a snowstorm two years ago. It also missed play last year, when squash racquets was in a transitional period from hardball to softball play. Yesterday the cup play was at softball for the first time in the history of the inter-city series.
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September 19, 1994 | By Mayer Brandschain, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Dave McNeely of Episcopal Academy won the men's Class A championship of the Darwin Kingsley Softball Squash Classic over lefthander Ed Chilton, the pro at Wilmington Country Club, 9-7, 9-0, 9-4, yesterday at Penn's Ringe Courts. Stephanie Teaford of Penn Charter won the women's Class A championship over Elise O'Connell of Agnes Irwin, 2-9, 9-6, 9-1, 9-7, in the final of round- robin play.
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July 13, 2010
Player                      School         Major       GPA Ashley Botelho               Drexel         Bus. Ad.       3.54 Mary Pat Conville            La Salle         Education    3.53 Lauren Davis-Macedonia   Ursinus         Biology       3.46 Sam Ingersoll               West Chester   Psychology 3.91 Krystle Metzler               Temple         Business    3.
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July 19, 1987 | By Dave Caldwell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Her most valuable pitching asset is not her searing, 60-m.p.h. fastball, nor is it her tricky, four-pitch repertoire. Downingtown's Courtney Hankes is a formidable softball pitcher because she stays as cool as a Popsicle. "I don't let things bother me," she said. "I think it really helps. You can't let things bother you. " Hankes had a mostly bother-free senior season, in which she fired five no- hitters and led Downingtown to its second straight Ches-Mont League softball championship, and she will be attending the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, a rising Division I softball powerhouse.
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June 13, 2000 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mickey Shaw, the all-time victories leader among Washington Township softball coaches, has stepped down after 15 years. "There are a lot of factors, but the biggest one is I want to spend more time with my kids," Shaw said. Shaw amassed 311 victories, and he cited the 1993 state-finalist season and the last two years as highlights. "Those moments were special especially the last two seasons," Shaw said. "After everything that happened to this team this spring, I couldn't ask for anything more than what the kids accomplished.
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May 25, 2012
Sarah Rosenburg gave up just one hit and no earned runs as she helped Central coast to a 7-1 win over Philadelphia Academy Charter in the Public League softball final at LaSalle University. Rosenburg struck out 12 and walked none for the complete-game win. Gina Guadalupe added a pair of hits and two runs scored and senior Stephanie Cattan went 1 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored.   Volleyball Washington overcame a power outage to capture its first back-to-back boys volleyball Public League title as the Eagles dropped Masterman, 3-0. Washington capped off a perfect (13-0)
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May 1, 1993 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Sandy Stringham was younger, she set her sights on being a gymnast. The Rider College softball team should be grateful that Stringham eventually decided not to be the next Mary Lou Retton. The junior centerfielder from Rancocas Valley is Rider's career leader in stolen bases - she had 78 through her first 38 games - and could set more records by the time she graduates next year. The first sport she was introduced to, however, was gymnastics, at age 5. In high school, Stringham competed for Rancocas Valley as a gymnast, but to make the necessary commitment to that sport, she would have had to abandon softball.
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July 9, 1996 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Imagine being 11 years old and a baseball nut. Imagine being invited to attend the All-Star Workout Day by a friend, then finding out your seats are in the first row of the deluxe-box section behind first base, then being dragged onto the field to participate, and then being interviewed on ESPN and being called "a national hero. " Marty Howell wasn't dreaming yesterday. All of that happened to him at Veterans Stadium. Marty, of West Creek, Ocean County, N.J., was summoned by Stars manager Bill Cosby to pinch-hit against the Stripes in the All-Star Celebrity Softball Game.
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April 17, 1995 | By Eric Karabell, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Colleen Koch has placed softball in its proper perspective. To her, it's a game, nothing more. That's not to say Koch, a talented senior shortstop for William Tennent, doesn't love the sport. And it certainly doesn't imply she's merely an average player. But rather than worry about which colleges are recruiting her, Koch would rather enjoy her last year of high school and concentrate on preparing herself for whichever college is lucky enough to get her - as a student, not an athlete.
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April 20, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The crack of the bat against the softball sounded the same to Jovanna Alfonsi. The swing looked the same for No. 16, too. As did the way the ball careened off of her bat and shot out toward the field. Everything was the way it was supposed to be for the North Penn senior this season. Except that the ball almost always found its way to the glove of an opponent when the Maidens needed a big hit. It was frustrating, the catcher - who bats sometimes as the No. 4 or 5 hitter - conceded.
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April 15, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
As the nine-hole hitter for the Springfield (Delco) softball team, Kaylee Lennon usually walks to the plate with her teammates already on base. Which means it's the leftfielder's job to move them or help them across the plate. In the bottom of the third inning Wednesday, Lennon experienced that familiar feeling as she walked to the batter's box with Hannah Sweeney on second base. It was a scoreless game and Lennon got the bunt sign from coach Todd Odgers. She knew that laying it down just right was critical to get her team going.
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April 14, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
A 2-0 victory for Cumberland's softball team Monday at Kingsway brought with it a few things for the visitors. Second baseman Alyssa Donato picked up her 100th career hit. Teammate Haley Hulitt mowed down one Dragons batter after another, escaping from a couple of jams on the way to a no-hitter. In the moment, neither player knew what she had accomplished. Hulitt got word a bit after the game that she was credited with the no-no. As for Donato, she thought her second-inning single was just another base knock until her coach called for time and balloons were brought out on the field.
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April 13, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Mackensie Compton started things off with a hard-hit single to left field. Olivia Zaino followed with a well-placed bunt for an infield single. Then, Sophie Beretski came to the plate for the Neshaminy softball team and sent one flying to left, an absolute rip that turned into a two-RBI double. And that was just the first three batters of Monday afternoon. Neshaminy came out swinging against a very good Villa Maria pitcher in Maddie Abbot, and the result was a 10-2 win in nonleague action against the Hurricanes.
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April 7, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
Senior trip brings with it a break to a high school's graduating class. For senior Kennedy Whalen, it also means about a week's time away from the Gateway softball season. Whalen will have some time to reflect this week on the team's unexpected start. "I'll be able to really understand the things I need to work on and what I can do to improve, just like I try to do every game," Whalen said. The season opener is likely still fresh in her mind. The Gators, with Whalen in the familiar spot of going the distance on the hill, tied host Haddon Heights, 2-2, on Monday, when storms hit during the bottom of the sixth inning.
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April 5, 2016 | By Vince DeBlasio, Staff Writer
As a first, Kingsway softball has gone to a big-little system this season. The senior captains looked at it as the best way to get underclassmen, who make up a high percentage of the team, acclimated to the program, and its recent history. "We want them to feel really part of it, because their bats and their fielding are definitely as important as ours," said Devon Grippe, whose group includes sophomores Danielle Dominik, Amanda Harvey and Cat Knoll. "Everyone's a contributor, and we want them to know that.
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April 3, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Gillian Barrie called it a "collective effort. " The decision for the Perkiomen Valley rightfielder to bunt toward the first-base side in the fourth inning, that is. It started during her pre-at-bat conversation with senior shortstop Ana Bruni, who had reached third base on her second triple of the game. Then Barrie saw her third-base coach point, which made her look toward first and recall discussions she had with Bruni at practice about dragging bunts. No signals had to be called.
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April 1, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"Sarah Schubert, super-fast. " It was that simple for freshman third baseman Erin Bevec when she described how she knew her Great Valley softball teammate was going to make it home to score the winning run. It was the top of the seventh and the Patriots were tied, 3-3, with Downingtown East. There were two outs. Schubert stood on second, having beaten out a grounder for an infield single and then stealing a base. Bevec was at the plate, already 2 for 3 on the afternoon. With two outs, Schubert was running anyway.
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March 25, 2016
1 Avon Grove 19-5 last season When you have the best pitcher in the state - Oregon recruit Maggie Balint - you start the season at No. 1. The Red Devils have won 40 combined games the last two years. 2Perkiomen Valley 25-2 Runners-up in District 1 Class 4A and state quarterfinals a year ago, the Vikings return the majority of the starting lineup from that team, including pitcher Emily Oltman. 3 Neshaminy 19-3 A gifted senior class graduated, but a plethora of talent remains on this team, including the entire outfield, pitching staff and middle infield.
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March 25, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Caela Abadie, West Chester Rustin. One of the best power hitters in the state, the senior pitcher is tied for the Pennsylvania record with 31 career home runs. She will play for St. Joseph's University in the fall. Taylor Briggs, Council Rock North. An impact player as a freshman last year, she hit .403, registered 25 hits, scored 20 runs and knocked in 10. The shortstop's consistency in a strong league will pay dividends for the Indians. Ana Bruni, Perkiomen Valley. The senior shortstop set four single-season records last season for the Vikings: hits, batting average, runs, and steals.
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