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A-K Valley high school roundup: Class A No. 2 Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic girls rout Class AA No. 1 Burrell

By Staff Reports
This wasn’t the way Burrell wanted its regular season to end. The question is, will a loss to one of the best teams in Class A ...
Burrell claims 10th straight WPIAL Class AA wrestling championship
By Doug Gulasy
As the referee raised his arm following a victory in the WPIAL heavyweight bout against Freedom’s Evan Sweesy, Burrell senior Alex Moses looked at the ...
Top-seeded Belle Vernon chasing 1st title while Burrell goes for 10th straight
By Paul Schofield
Belle Vernon’s special 2015 wrestling season didn’t end the way the team had planned. The Leopards were beaten in the WPIAL Class AAA finals by eventual ...
Burrell bowlers eye tournaments
By Jerin Steele
When Burrell bowler Tyler Merrick walks into Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell, his mood brightens. “I call (Wildlife Lanes) my true home. I can be completely ...
Burrell, Kiski Area wrestling teams looking to win WPIAL titles in same season for just second time
By Doug Gulasy
Chris Heater knows the situation isn’t unique. That doesn’t make it common. The yearly success of the Burrell and Kiski Area wrestling programs means in any ...
Burrell moves step closer to 10th WPIAL title in row
By William Whalen
Top-seeded Burrell took another step in its decade of dominance — and a 10th consecutive WPIAL Class AA team wrestling championship — as the Bucs ...
A-K Valley roundup: Burrell girls boost resume with nonsection win
By Staff Reports
Burrell plays a tough schedule for a reason: to get ready for the WPIAL girls basketball playoffs. And the Bucs are getting sharper with each win against upper-class teams. Burrell, ranked No. 1 in Class AA since the weekend, picked up its fourth victory against a team from a higher ...
High school notebook: Basketball playoff picture becoming clear
By Bill Beckner Jr.
A few local teams remain in the WPIAL basketball playoff chase with a week left in the regular season. The St. Joseph boys (5-14, 2-7) will ...
Late basket lifts Knoch to overtime victory over Burrell
By George Guido
Friday was “Red Out” night at Knoch High School as the students raised funds to fight heart disease. But it was Burrell that left the gym ...
Burrell girls look to keep playoff bar high
By Bill Beckner Jr.
It’s a hustle and bustle weeknight at Burrell — movement all over campus. As girls basketball players run up and down their home court in a ...
Spotlight Athletes: Burrell’s Tayler Roach, Freeport’s Matt Huston
By Tribune-Review
Tayler Roach School: Burrell Class: Junior Sport: Swimming Report card: A third-year starter, Roach has been an integral part of Burrell’s success this ...
Burrell bolts to 13th consecutive section title by beating South Allegheny
By Doug Gulasy
The number 13 typically carries with it the stigma of misfortune. When it comes to wrestling, however, Burrell doesn’t usuually rely on abstract concepts like ...
Depth throughout lineup provides Burrell wrestling with plenty of matchup options
By Doug Gulasy
As is his custom, Josh Shields will play his version of the match game before each round of the WPIAL Class AA playoffs. Burrell’s third-year ...
Guido: Big 33-Super Bowl streak lives another year
By George Guido
The Super Bowl is turning 50 soon, and so is the Big 33-Super Bowl streak. When the Broncos and the Panthers take the field in ...
Burrell’s Myers shines in senior night win over rival GCC
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Her team’s only senior, Natalie Myers was appreciative that Burrell still took the time to give her a senior night. Myers got the customary treatment ...
Alle-Kiski wrestling notebook: Worthing, Greenwald reach century mark
By Doug Gulasy
The Westmoreland County Coaches Association tournament marked the turn of the century for a pair of Alle-Kiski Valley wrestlers. Two seniors, Kiski Area’s Tyler Worthing and Burrell’s Damon Greenwald, earned their 100th career victories at the two-day tournament held at Franklin Regional. Worthing earned his achievement in the quarterfinals, pinning Derry’s Deion ...
Burrell routs Valley as Section 3-AA tournament looms
By Doug Gulasy
Burrell has bigger goals on its plate than beating Valley, but a victory over their crosstown rivals still gives the Bucs plenty of satisfaction. No. 1 ...
A-K Valley spotlight athletes: Deer Lakes’ Jessica Philistine, Burrell’s Damon Greenwald
By William Whalen
Jessica Philistine School: Deer Lakes Class: Senior Sport: Basketball Report card: A three-year starter and second-year team captain, Philistine is coming off a 16-point ...
Guido: Burrell girls feeling right at home
By George Guido
The Burrell girls basketball program’s 34-game home winning streak will be on the line Monday when the Bucs host Greensburg Central Catholic. Burrell has not lost at home since Jan. 16, 2012, when the Bucs dropped a 53-38 decision to Deer Lakes. What’s impressive about this streak is the fact Burrell ...
A-K Valley high school roundup: Burrell boys topple Freeport in Section 1
By Staff Reports
Don’t count Burrell out of the Section 1-AAA boys basketball playoff race just yet. The Bucs made it three wins in their last four games as three players scored in double figures in a 59-43 win over Freeport on Tuesday night. Brendan Lettrich led the way with 18 points, while Lucas Cable ...
Valley wrestling looks to end Burrell’s run of section victories
By Doug Gulasy
After wrestling for Valley as a freshman and sophomore, Jihad Ratliff spent his junior year of high school behind enemy lines: He attended Burrell, the ...
Burrell thwarts Apollo-Ridge upset bid, wins 51-36
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell is beginning to fine-tune its game as it starts the descent toward the end of the regular season. But the Bucs, despite blossoming into ...
Secondary scorers step up to help take pressure off Burrell’s go-to players
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Burrell knew just as well as its opponents coming into the season that forward Natalie Myers would be the centerpiece of its offense. The 5-foot-11 ...
Burrell pulls away from Valley for win
By George Guido
Despite the home court being much of a factor this season, Burrell used a strong second-half effort Tuesday night to down neighboring Valley, 61-30, in ...
Kiski Area claims Westmoreland County wrestling crown
By Doug Gulasy
If Kiski Area wants to achieve its goal of a WPIAL Class AAA team championship, the Cavaliers probably will need to go through the likes ...
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