"For the Franklin Regional High School softball team, the only constant seems to be change.
Last year, the Panthers experienced a move from Class AAA to Class AAAA, competing in Section 2-AAAA against teams mostly from the eastern suburbs of Allegheny County.
Next season, Franklin Regional will move to Section 1-AAAA with long-dominating Westmoreland County programs such as Greater Latrobe, Hempfield Area and Norwin. But coach Jim Armstrong gets Franklin players to succeed by blocking out external flux.
"They try to [talk about next season]," he said. "And I say, 'What are we doing today?'""