North Hills Athletic Association


The North Hills Athletic Association

offers the following programs to girls ages 5 thru 18:

Logo - Softball - All Programs



Logo - Travel Softball

Logo - Johnny Jax

Here is a list of all of our girls who hit it over the fence at Johnanna Field

Player Name



Colleen McCarthy



Sarah Whelan



Rachel Windsor



YOUR Name Here!







 Did YOU jack it out of Johnanna? Let us know, and we'll add it to the list!

Memories from Preview Seasons:


2012 North Hills Slow Pitch Girls WIN Championships!

  • Regular Season:

    Please join us in congratulating the North Hills Jokers as the champions of the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League Tier 1 Playoffs.  The Jokers bested 24 other Pittsburgh  Area 12U teams.  The girls won in impressive fashion they defeated Hampton 17-3 in the quarter finals, beat North Hills SWAG 22-6 in the semi-finals and won the Championship with a 17-7 victory over DeHaven. The Jokers completed a perfect season with a 17-0 record

  • Tournament Season:
    • 8U Slow Pitch Girls WIN DeHaven and Bauerstown Tournaments
    • 10U Slow Pitch Girls WIN DeHaven Tournament
    • 12U Slow Pitch Girls WIN Bauerstown Tournament
      • The 12U North Hills Slow Pitch Girls go 5-0 to win the Bauerstown Tournament.  Our girls pulled off one of the most amazing comebacks ever.  Down by 17 runs in the 5th inning, they outscored the scored the opponent 25-2 to go on and win the game and secure the top seed.  They then won the Championship by scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 7th.  The girls were so impressive that they averaged over 20 runs a game, 7 players had a hit in every game and 8 players scored at least one run in every game.
    • 15U Slow Pitch Girls WIN Bauerstown Tournament 


 18U Slow-Pitch Seniors Go Out IN STYLE!

The NHAA Tradition CONTINUES - honoring our 18U Senior Girls with a night on the town courtesty of Crystal Limousine and dinner courtesy of Coaches Tim Scherling, Ken Bly, Scott Tovissi

  • Chelsie Costa
  • Ashley Yankin
  • Cara Tovissi
  • Ally Greer
  • Katie Bly
  • Kristen Scherling


NHAA - Girls at Table  NHAA - Allie's Cake

NHAA - Girls at Limo NHAA - Girls on Incline


2010 NHAA Slow Pitch Tournament Girls Impress

Congratulations to the 2010 NHAA Slow Pitch Tournament teams for an outstanding tournament season. Overall the NHAA Slow Pitch girls entered 9 tournaments and finished with two Championships, two Seconds and five Thirds. The NHAA girls made it to at least the semi-finals of every tournament entered.

12U Tournament Team Recap

Congratulations to the 12U Girls Slow Pitch tournament team for winning the 2010 Bauerstown 12U tournament. After taking second place (losing only to Dehaven) through pool play, the girls went on to beat both undefeated Ingomar (19-4) and undefeated Dehaven (5-3 in extra innings) in the playoffs to secure the title. The 12U team also finished 2nd in the Brentwood Tournament and 3rd in the Cranberry Tournament.


 Top row – Coach Joe, Sarah, Coach Rich, Emily, Brittany, Coach Ginny, Colleen, Rachel, Tori
Bottom Row – Gracie, Shannon, Jessica, Celina, Jenna, Sabrina, Coach Johnny


10U Tournament Team Recap:

The 10U girls finished the tournament season with a 2nd and two 3rd place finishes. At the Middle Road Tournament, our girls lost a heartbreaker in the championship game in extra Innings to Bauerstown. The girls also had 3rd place finishes in both the Dehaven and BAGAA tournaments. Our girls were very competitive in each tournament as they were able to beat eventual tournament winners during pool play.

NH Tour 01 (137)

Front Row – Lauren, Hayley and Madison

Middle Row – Addy, Madison, Bethany, Brianna, Carlie, Lexie, Sara, Riley and Payton

Top Row – Coach Ed, Coach Mike, Coach Jeremy, Coach Kim and Coach Bob

Missing from the picture – Emily and Callie


 8U Tournament Team Recap

Within minutes of the thrilling win by the 12U girls, our 8U Girls also took the 2010 Bauerstown 8U title, beating Hampton in similarly dramatic style with a barrage of runs also in extra innings! After suffering a hard-fought 1-run defeat to Hampton earlier in pool play, the resilient 8U team bounced back from a 5-run deficit to win the championship game convincingly, 18-7.The 8U team also finished third in the DeHaven and Robinson Township Tournaments


softball 8U champs

Coach Cameron, Coach Mary Beth, Coach Bill Sr., Coach Bill Jr., Players- Team Captians - Meghan and Leslie; Billie, Emma, Julia, Kieran, Elizabeth, Shay, Melanie, Mikayla, Courtney - Missing from photo - Megan and Morgan


 All-Star Softball Sunday - June 20 2010

Every year we like to set aside some time to get our NHAA Softball teams (6U - 12U) together for a day of fun and to recognize families, coaches, sponsors and especially our softball players. Our second annual All-Star Softball Sunday is June 20th at Bartlett Field.




A new field dedicated 100% to girl's softball!


We are excited to (finally) announce that The Mac .. is Back! The finishing touches are complete and McIntyre Field is once again open for business. This new state-of-the-art field combines the natural feel of a grass
outfield along with a synthetic infield playing surface. Not only will this reduce the amount of rainouts, it will give our girls a chance to play on a field they deserve, and on the same field that North Hills High School Softball calls home. (click on images to enlarge)


Mac-3   Mac-2   Mac-1


2010 Registration Another Recordbreaker

Slowpitch Commissioner Ed Tonarelli and Fastpitch Commissioner Lou Saban continue turning our Softball Programs into the area's finest. We have once again surpassed last year's registration mark and the end is nowhere in site.


2010 Softball Clinic:

North Hills Fastpitch once again partnered with the LaRoche College Lady Redhawks for another fun and educational Softball Clinic. Special thanks to Coach Gentile of the Lady 'hawks, and NHFP Commissioners Lou Saban and Gary Sheppard.




North Hills Girls Win GPGSL 12 & Under Fast-Pitch Championship:

Congratulations to Coach Dave Ledergerber’s North Hills 12 & Under Fast-Pitch Softball team for bringing home the 2009 Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League Championship.
Our girls completed a dominant run through the 16-team playoff field with a heart-stopping 8-7 victory over defending champ and previously undefeated Deer Lakes in the title game.

 NHAA 2009 12UFP GPSL Champs

Pictured are (bottom, from left) Krista Ledergerber, Haley Brennfleck, Kayleigh Sabolovic, Kalli Knochel, Heather Tschannen, (top, from left) Victoria Wolf, Emma Helton, Sydney Wolf, Jackie Yencik and Breanna Brenner. Not pictured are Samantha Sherrer, Caroline Sieber, Amara Stephenson and Madelyn Traczek.


10U Slow Pitch wins C.I.T. Tournament:

4 win Sunday captures Crafton-Ingram-Thornburg championship


Congratulations to the 10U Slow Pitch tournament team for winning the C.I.T. tournament. This team went 7-1, only giving up 14 runs over 8 games. After losing to a very good West Jefferson team on Saturday the girls came back on Sunday ready to battle. With great pitching and a tremendous defensive performance they went on to beat Cranberry, Penn Township, and West Jefferson twice to win the crown. We are very proud of these little CHAMPIONS. The C.I.T. tournament is fast-becoming the biggest and most competitive slow pitch tournament in Southwestern PA.

 CIT Classic Tournament CHAMPS!! (58)

200810U Slow Pitch Tournamnet Team: Pictured Left to Right

1st row: Jessie, McKenzie, Jenna, Jamie, Jordan, Sean

2nd row: Megan, Celina, Shannon, Allyson, Tori, Emily

3rd row: Manager Lou, Coaches Jim And Rich 


Come from behind win sparks run to championship

The North Hills 8U all star team won the McCandless tournament in dramatic fashion vs. Hampton Township. With the scored tied 6-6 in the bottom of the sixth; Haley Behr singled home Bethany Tonarelli with the championship run. Tonarelli led off the sixth with a single and advanced to second on Emily Reiner’s single before Behr’s heroics.
North Hills pulled off an amazing comeback. The girls were down by three runs with two outs and no one on base before they erupted for 5 runs and advanced to the playoff round. Then, the girls used stifling defense and timely hitting in beating #1 seed Ingomar 10-3 and #2 seed Hampton for the championship. North Hills’ defense gave up only 10 runs over the final 16 innings of the tournament.

The North Hills tournament team would like to thank the parents, grandparents, family and other North Hills’ tournament players and coaches for their outstanding and very vocal support.


8U 2008 Tourny Champs