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SOFTBALL: Strasburg Defeats St. John

May 24, 2013 NEW PHILADELPHIA — The Strasburg jinx continues. For the seventh time in eighth meetings, the Tigers have ended a fine softball season by St. John. more »»

St. John Girls Win District Semi

May 21, 2013 NEW PHILADELPHIA — For the first time since 2007, St. John Central has won a Division IV Eastern District semifinal softball tournament game. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John Advances

May 16, 2013 SHADYSIDE — The further a team advances in the postseason, the more contributions it needs from up and down its batting order. It’s no secret that S. more »»

Irish, Knights Move On

May 14, 2013 SHADYSIDE — Top-seeded S. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John 14, Toronto 2

May 10, 2013 TORONTO — Hannah Absalom fanned 10 and doubled as St. John beat Toronto. Morgan DeLuca laced three hits for the Fighting Irish, while Caitlin Sliva added a doubl. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John 10, Buckeye Trail 0

May 7, 2013 BELLAIRE — Hannah Absalom tossed another no-hitter, striking out 12 and walking one as St. John blanked Buckeye Trail. Absalom aided her own cause with a triple, double and three RBI. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John, Absalom Rout Big Reds

May 5, 2013 BELLAIRE — Hannah Absalom picked up two victories in the circle Saturday as St. John swept Bellaire, 5-2 and 5-1, in prep softball action in the All-American Village. more »»

SOFTBALL: Crusaders Defeat Absalom, St. John, 3-2

May 3, 2013 BELLAIRE — Steubenville Catholic only laced four hits, but it made them count against pitcher Hannah Absalom and St. John in posting a 3-2 victory at Amanda’s Field in prep softball action Thursday. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John 9, Steubenville 1

May 1, 2013 BELLAIRE — Morgan DeLuca singled, homered and drove in a pair as St. John knocked off Steubenville. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John 10 Monroe Central 0

April 30, 2013 BELLAIRE —Hannah Absalom struck out 10 and scattered a pair of singles as she led St. John past Monroe Central. She also singled and drove in two for the Irish. more »»

Softball: Absalom No-Hits Bishops in Class 1A Final

April 27, 2013 WHEELING —Hannah Absalom wasn’t perfect, but she was darn close to it Saturday afternoon. The hard-throwing right-hander tossed her second consecutive no-hitter as No. 1 seed S. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John Blanks Paden City, 7-0

April 26, 2013 WHEELING — Sometimes it’s hard to get high school kids to focus. Just ask their teachers. more »»

SOFTBALL: Absalom Perfect Again for St. John

April 21, 2013 BELLAIRE — Hannah Absalom threw a perfect game, striking out 15, as St. John blanked Beallsville, 10-0, in prep softball action Saturday at Amanda’s Field. more »»

Prep Softball: St. Clairsville knocks St. John from ranks of unbeaten

April 19, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — St. Clairsville scored only once, but it was enough to knock St. John Central from the ranks of the unbeaten, 1-0, on Lady Red Devils Fiel. more »»

Spring Sports Wrap: Absolom Leading Way for Irish

April 16, 2013 WHEELING —There’s no big secret to why St. John is off to an undefeated start and currently sit atop the OVAC Class 1A ranking. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John Gets Both In Twinbill

April 14, 2013 BELLAIRE — A good pitcher in softball can really cover up any kind of deficiencies a team might have. St. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John Sneaks By Magnolia

April 11, 2013 NEW MARTINSVILLE — When you are battling one of the top teams in the valley with one of the premier pitchers, you had better take advantage of any, and every, opportunity given to yo. more »»

SOFTBALL: St. John 10, Weir 0

April 10, 2013 WEIRTON — Hanna Absalom’s arm (12 strikeouts) and bat (double, two RBI) couple with five Weir (3-9) errors were enough for St. John (9-0) to remain unbeaten. more »»

Prep Softball: Absalom, Irish Hand Shadyside Its First Loss

April 9, 2013 SHADYSIDE — Something had to give Monday afternoon at the Mead Township Complex as a ‘Meetin’ of the Unbeatens’ unfolde. more »»

Softball: St. John 10, Cameron 0

April 6, 2013 WHEELING — Hannah Absalom twirled a three-hitter, striking out 13 as St. John blanked Cameron at the J.B. Chambers Youth Sports Complex. more »»

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