The month of May always seems to be full of track track and more track. As teams wrap up their seasons with league championships they’ll then move on to district and states. This afternoon was Mountain League track and field championships that featured a majority of the schools we cover.
Centre County softball teams keep battling the bats to continue in the PIAA softball tournament. This afternoon I traveled to cover Philipsburg-Osceola take on Beaver at St. Francis University. I had never photographed at the Red Flash stadium, and I spent most of the game wondering around the field looking for the right angle and location to get clean images. I did this as the Lady Mounties started on a high note, fell apart for several inning then came back in the seventh for the win.
Today I traveled to Hershey for the first day of PIAA State wrestling. After covering wrestling all season I was ready for the 8 mats that cover the Hershey Giant Center’s floor for the first round. This year we didn’t have as many wrestlers for me to keep track of and I’ve learned the ropes of the tournament after my three day stay there last year.
It’s hard to believe that after chances of snow earlier in the week, today it was in the 70s and the spring sport season is already drawing to an end. This afternoon was the first round for the District 6 class AA softball. It was the fastest game I’ve covered all season, and an uneventful first few innings. Things spiced in the later innings with the score tied, 3-3 at the top of the seventh.
Ligonier Valley scored two runs, making the score 5-3 as Bald Eagle Area headed to their last at bat. They battled back and made the score 5-4. With two outs, a runner on first and second, and the count full, one strike ended their season.