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Bases-loaded free passes prove big in Deer Lakes’ softball victory over Burrell

By George Guido
Top-ranked Deer Lakes was the beneficiary of a pair of three-run homers in Tuesday’s 12-5 victory over Burrell. While the Lancers enjoyed the blasts, it …
Valley News Dispatch Spotlight Athletes: Fox Chapel’s Brandon Mitchell, Burrell’s Melissa Mazzei
By Tribune-Review
Brandon Mitchell Class: Senior School: Fox Chapel Sport: Track and field Report card: At the Butler Invitational last week, the 6-foot-6, 215-pound Mitchell took home …
Alle-Kiski roundup: Burrell knocks off Deer Lakes
By Staff Reports
Burrell started fast this baseball season, winning its first three games. But the Buccaneers reversed course and dropped four in a row. Desperate to get …
Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Burrell softball comes from behind to top Valley
By Staff Reports
After helping Valley’s cause with five errors across the first two innings, Burrell’s softball team recovered nicely to post its fourth straight win 8-5 in …
Valley News Dispatch spotlight athletes: Riverview’s Dom Conte, Burrell’s Lizzie Weimer
By D.j. Vasil
Dom Conte School: Riverview Class: Senior Sport: Baseball Report card: Conte is a key player and team captain for the Raiders (6-0). As a pitcher …
Kiski Area’s Simmons, Burrell’s Bordonaro named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Kiski Area’s Mike Simmons and Burrell’s Sydney Bordonaro have been selected as the Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year Boys player of the …
Fox Chapel’s Mathias named state’s player of the year
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Fox Chapel 6-foot-3 center Erin Mathias capped a remarkable senior season with yet another honor Friday as she was named the Pennsylvania Sports Writers’ Class …
Burrell softball rallies past Freeport
By Matt Grubba
Freeport’s bats started out hot, but Burrell’s kept connecting to the finish. The Bucs scored four runs in the sixth and three more in the …
Alle-Kiski athletes branching out across the U.S.
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It started as an unassuming trip to the West Coast. It ended an unforgettable, life-changing experience for Sydney Bordonaro. The junior basketball standout from Burrell, …
Kittanning’s Jason Nolf named Trib Total Media wrestler of the year
By Bill West
When he had a few free minutes before or after his high school wrestling practices, Kittanning senior Jason Nolf sometimes wandered across the hallway outside …
Deer Lakes softball powers past Burrell
By George Guido
The Deer Lakes softball team showed Friday why it is favored to make a fourth straight deep run into the WPIAL playoffs. Deer Lakes, ranked …
Burrell rugby team shows its might in victory over Kiski Valley
By Jason Orfao
The second annual Battle of the Valley rugby match gave the Kiski Valley Titans an opportunity to see how it stacked up against an elite …
Guido: Wild, record-setting basketball season comes to close
By George Guido
It’s time to put a lid on the 2013-14 local scholastic basketball season. The highlight of the campaign was the superb run by the Burrell girls …
Burrell girls lead Cager Classic win
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell’s girls basketball team played 30 games this season, their final one less than a week ago. That meant fresh legs when the team’s three …
Knoch boys, Burrell girls send ‘big 3’ to Cager Classic
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Move over Miami Heat. Knoch senior Austin Miller wants the spotlight turned on his team’s trio. “We’re the real Big 3, not LeBron, D-Wade and …
Burrell rugby team bolts to sizzling 3-game start
By Jason Orfao
At the beginning of each season, regardless of the sport, every coach is challenged with the task of figuring out where each piece of the …
After reaching WPIAL finals, PIAA semifinals, Burrell girls program reaches new heights
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Their eyes swimming in tears as they filed out of the locker room, Burrell’s girls basketball players were confronted with finality on Tuesday night at …
Burrell’s Myers’ string of double-doubles thwarted in loss
By George Guido
It was no secret that Burrell sophomore Natalie Myers had been playing some of the best basketball in the western end of the state during …
Guido: NA’s hardwood unkind to A-K Valley playoff teams
By George Guido
There’s little doubt Burrell’s Tuesday night loss to Seton-La Salle in the PIAA semifinals at North Allegheny was to an outstanding team. But the setback came at a place where local teams have struggled over the past several playoff seasons. The McCandless court was not kind to Alle-Kiski Valley playoff …
Seton-La Salle girls open early lead to down Burrell; return to PIAA title game
By Bill Beckner
As is the we-meet-again nature of the PIAA basketball playoffs, teams almost always get rematches with opponents they lost to in the district tournament. And …
PIAA Class AA semifinal capsule: Burrell (28-1) vs. Seton-La Salle (25-4)
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell (28-1)  vs. Seton-La Salle (25-4) 6 p.m. Tuesday at North Allegheny How they got here: PIAA playoffs — Burrell: defeated  District 9 runner-up Clarion-Limestone, …
Breaking down the PIAA basketball semifinals
By Compiled By   Tribune-Review
Class AAAA New Castle (29-0) vs. Abington (25-5) 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chambersburg Winner plays: The winner of Chester (25-5) vs. La Salle College (22-6) How they got here: WPIAL champion New Castle defeated Bethel Park, 71-64, in the first round; North Allegheny, 64-54, in the second round; and Hampton …
Burrell senior Manga eager for rematch vs. Seton-La Salle
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Jaila Manga went for a rebound and fell to the court, her lower back and elbow meeting the hard floor with a thud. A few …
Burrell girls ready for 2nd shot at Seton-La Salle
By Bill Beckner Jr.
When people check out good basketball teams this late in the season, especially those with few losses on their records, the first thing they want …
Burrell feels right at home in Sharon gym
By George Guido
SHARON – Burrell found friends in high places Friday night. It didn’t take long for Burrell to take a liking for the rims at the Sharon gymnasium. Shots seemed to gently roll around the iron and fall. Even missed shots from long range did not produce long rebounds outside the …

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