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Second-half adjustments help Burrell boys soccer win in 2OT

By Doug Gulasy
Members of the Burrell boys soccer team came out for the second overtime of their game against West Mifflin on Saturday afternoon with hands on their hips, tired after 95 minutes of play. The Bucs found their second wind quickly. Joey Cox knocked a cross-field pass from Corey Mazary past …
Freeport QB sets passing mark in rout
By Doug Gulasy
Freeport quarterback Andrew Romanchak thought the pass fell incomplete. Coach John Gaillot worried it might get intercepted. Instead, the ball deflected off intended receiver Justin …
Alle-Kiski Valley soccer teams prep for postseason shootouts
By Doug Gulasy
Throughout the regular season, the Kiski Area boys soccer team works on penalty kicks as one of several pre-practice drills. Those drills are about to …
High school notebook: Burrell’s Bordonaro getting back to form
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell senior girls basketball player Sydney Bordonaro is on the mend after having surgery to repair a recurring shoulder injury. The all-state point guard tore …
Valley high school soccer notebook: Area coaches waiting to learn playoff fates
By Doug Gulasy
The WPIAL Soccer  Committee will release the playoff bracket Wednesday, and Alle-Kiski Valley coaches will be waiting to see who their teams draw in the first round. Eleven local teams qualified for the postseason: the boys teams from Burrell, Fox Chapel, Kiski Area, Knoch and Riverview, and the girls teams …
Jackson surpasses 3,000 career rushing yards in Highlands’ rout of Burrell
By R.A. Monti
It was a night of firsts for Highlands in its 55-7 victory over Burrell on Friday at Golden Rams Stadium. The Rams (7-0, 7-0 Allegheny …
Guido: Ehrlich, Brown lifted Burrell to playoffs 10 years ago
By George Guido
Each Friday throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look back at the players, coaches and events that are …
No. 10 Kittanning drops Burrell, 43-7, behind Toy, Dudek
By Bill Beckner Jr.
While there was quite a buildup to Saturday night’s football game — Burrell paired it with the city’s day-long 50th anniversary celebration — visiting Kittanning …
Quick goals put Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team on winning path
By Jason Black
A fast start is what the Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team was shooting for in its Section 1-AA home game against Burrell on Thursday, and …
Guido: Burrell celebrates golden anniversary
By George Guido
The big weekend is almost here for Burrell football fans and alumni. The Bucs will be playing the 500th game in school history against Kittanning …
Burrell’s Mazary hopes prolific scoring aids push for playoffs
By Doug Gulasy
Corey Mazary thought he and the Burrell boys soccer team got off to a “kind of slow” start in a Section 1-AA game against Greensburg …
Valley notebook: Burrell goalie makes most of opportunity
By Doug Gulasy
Justin Schwartz took the field as a forward growing up, but he hadn’t played in the field for three years until the Burrell boys soccer team’s game against Greensburg Salem last  week. He made the most of the rare opportunity. Schwartz started in goal but moved to right midfielder in …
West Shamokin’s ground game too much for Burrell
By R.A. Monti
West Shamokin’s thunder-and-lightening ground attack was too much for Burrell to overcome Friday night. Wolves (1-4, 1-4) running backs Zac Horner (134 yards on 22 carries) and Andrew Wingard (139 yards on 16 carries) combined for 273 of the team’s 395 rushing yards in the 41-13 win over the Bucs …
A-K Valley roundup: Burrell’s Mazary scores record 6 goals in win
By Staff Reports
Corey Mazary is turning into the area’s premier goal scorer. The junior forward from Burrell scored a school-record six goals Tuesday night to lead Burrell …
McGrath gains 259 yards, Deer Lakes holds off Burrell for 1st win
By R.A. Monti
Ryan McGrath performance was the definition of “workhorse” in Deer Lakes’ 35-20 Allegheny Conference win over Burrell (0-4, 0-4) on Friday night at Lancers Stadium. The senior ran for 259 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries to give Deer Lakes (1-3, 1-3) its first win of the year. “He’s …
Alle-Kiski Valley HSFB notebook: Petrishen makes stop in Alle-Kiski Valley
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Central Catholic standout Johnny Petrishen could be making his final football stop in the A-K Valley Friday at Fox Chapel. The Lower Burrell native, who …
Valley roundup: Burrell’s Mazary scores twice in Buccaneers win
By Staff Reports
Burrell’s boys soccer team still has its sights set on back-to-back Section 1-AA titles. Corey Mazary fired in a pair of goals and assisted on one by Josh Wertkin to lead the Buccaneers to a 3-1 victory over Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday night in Lower Burrell. The win moves second-place …
Ford City does little wrong in blanking Burrell
By R.A. Monti
Ford City’s defense was almost flawless in the Sabers’ 27-0 win over Burrell on Friday at Burrell  Stadium. The Sabers (1-2, 1-2) held the Bucs …
Birdie flying solo; going no-huddle to change it up
By The Birdie
When the Birdie makes his weekly predictions, he often gets input from people around the newsroom, from the veteran scribblers and picture-takers, to the sports part-timers and night janitor. Usually, he’s all about collaboration — even though he takes all the credit when he wins. But when he’s losing, he …
Burrell softball coach resigns after 5 seasons
By Doug Gulasy
Burrell softball coach Mike Spagnolo, who led the Bucs to a WPIAL championship and WPIAL runner-up finish in his five seasons with the school, said Monday night he’s resigning from his post. Spagnolo, who has three children in college, said he was resigning mainly for family reasons. “With four kids …
Burrell girls soccer team off to 4-0 start in bid to return to postseason
By Doug Gulasy
The Burrell girls soccer team finished the 2013 season strong, winning its final six games. Unfortunately, the surge came too late to propel them into …
A-K Valley roundup: Burrell girls soccer blanks Deer Lakes to stay undefeated
By Staff Reports
Senior goalkeeper Bailey Klems turned away all five shots she faced, and Jennifer Ryan scored the game’s only goal as Burrell blanked Deer Lakes, 1-0, on Saturday in a Section 2-AA girls soccer game. Erin Duffey assisted on the goal. Burrell (4-0, 2-0), which is tied with Mars (2-1, 2-0) …
Burrell falls to Shady Side Academy in emotional home opener
By D.j. Vasil
Burrell’s home opener Friday night also was a night of remembrance. “Small In Numbers … Big In Heart” was on the front of every Burrell player’s warmup shirt before their matchup against Shady Side Academy at Buccaneer Stadium. On the back, the number 70 marked the memory of fallen teammate …
‘He’s still a part of this team’: Burrell honors player who died during preseason
By Mary Ann Thomas
Although he died from a rare heart tumor on the practice field, Burrell lineman Noah Cornuet, 16, was still listed on Burrell’s official player roster …
Valley edges emotional Burrell team on OT field goal
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When Rory Baker joined Valley’s football team before training camp, he showed coach Muzzy Colosimo what he could do, kicking a long field goal on …

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