Bellefonte High School softball player Tara Baney is the Centre Daily Times Female Athlete of the Week.
Baney pitched the Lady Red Raiders to the District 6 Class AAA title with a 7-2 triumph against Johnstown last Wednesday.
Baney, a freshman righ-hander, allowed just one hit through the first five innings as second-seeded Bellefonte built a commanding lead against the top-seeded Lady Trojans. Baney finished with a four-hitter, with no walks and five strikeouts as Bellefonte won its 13th district crown in the last 15 seasons. Baney improved to 2-0 in the postseason.
The Lady Raiders will face District 7 champion Thomas Jefferson at 4 p.m. Monday at Baldwin High School in a PIAA Class AAA playoff opener.