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Burrell baseball tops Apollo-Ridge to clinch playoff berth

When Apollo-Ridge got two runners into scoring position — including the tying run — with two outs in the top of the sixth inning, Burrell ...

Burrell, Freeport softball emerge as challengers to Deer Lakes for Section 3-AA title

Deer Lakes senior center fielder Maureen Hutchinson was her school's homecoming queen this past fall. Her softball team also might be waiting in suspense to ...

Burrell sophomore Johnson wins national gymnastics title

Burrell sophomore Taylor Johnson went as far as any gymnast can go this season in her competition level. Her final meet was a memorable one. ...

Zest for success key for Burrell softball team

Burrell softball is all about energy. High levels of liveliness and giddiness. From pregame to the final out, noise permeates from the Bucs' dugout. Intensity shows ...

Slick defense lifts Burrell in 1st-place softball showdown

Burrell has been trying to cut down on errors this softball season so it doesn't impede the progress of its strong-hitting offense. With a pair ...

A-K Valley high school roundup: Burrell baseball rolls past Sto-Rox

Burrell baseball began Tuesday on a two-game losing streak, but it didn't take long for the Bucs to ensure the skid wouldn't reach three. Behind ...

Walk-off sacrifice fly sends Burrell softball past Deer Lakes

Alaina York usually does the catching for Burrell's softball team but she shed the mask and padding and played left field against Deer Lakes, a ...

Guido: Burrell mayor salutes high school standouts

Lower Burrell City Council was busy Monday night, honoring various Burrell student-athletes for their recent accomplishments. Mayor Rich Callender passed out commendations to the following ...

Burrell softball upends unbeaten Freeport

Burrell softball went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for some preseason scrimmages and practices, but the trip occurred a week before the WPIAL's official start date. ...

Burrell's Greenwald named Valley News Dispatch Wrestler of the Year

Burrell wrestling coach Josh Shields didn't bother hiding his emotion when senior Damon Greenwald scored a takedown of Jeannette's GioVonne Sanders to win the 152-pound ...

Franklin Regional's Lee named 2016 Tribune-Review Wrestler of the Year

Franklin Regional junior wrestler Spencer Lee almost didn't compete during the 2015-16 season. He had surgery in the fall to repair a tear in the ...

Freeport southpaw Pastorek in control against Burrell

Nathan Pastorek wanted to establish control of his pitches in his first extended start of the season. In so doing, he took control of the game. Pastorek ...

Burrell's Weimer, Scherer segue from indoor track success to outdoor meet goals

Lizzie Weimer had plenty of success during indoor track and field season this winter. That didn't stop the Burrell junior from feeling some relief when ...

Highlands' Nee, Burrell's Myers named Valley News Dispatch Basketball Players of the Year

Valley News Dispatch Boys Player of the Year JAMISON NEE Highlands 6-0, Sr., G When he discovered Highlands had made the WPIAL ...

Kiski Valley rugby wins annual 'Battle of The Valley'

There is a rich sports history at Davis Field in Vandergrift. On Wednesday, Kiski Valley added to it by ushering in rugby's first chapter. With rugby ...

Burrell soccer star Ignozzi commits to Wagner

Doctors once said Anika Ignozzi might never play sports. To that, her parents had a wistful reaction, but they didn't give up hope as their ...

Guido: From Mighty Elephants to memorable comebacks, basketball season had it all

It's time to wave goodbye to the local high school basketball season. At the start, it was speculated the Highlands boys and Burrell girls had ...

Young Burrell baseball team seeking success

After missing the playoffs two years ago for the first time in 15 seasons, the Burrell baseball team seemed to have righted the ship last ...

Burrell softball looks to replace 5 starting grads

To Burrell, there's only one way to find replacements for five starters: head south to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for three days and nights to start ...

Cager Classic offers chance to see A-K Valley's best basketball players

All-star basketball games are meant to be showcases, where fans can check out some of the players they only have heard about during the season. It's ...

Memorable run for Highlands boys, Burrell girls

The Highlands boys and the Burrell girls have more in common than reaching the PIAA basketball quarterfinals. While both finished two wins shy of the state ...

Burrell's Greenwald joins exclusive club with PIAA wrestling title

HERSHEY — Damon Greenwald admits to struggling with his confidence. The problem reared its head until midway through this season, as the Burrell senior worried ...

Burrell's Greenwald earns PIAA Class AA finals berth

HERSHEY — Burrell senior Damon Greenwald wants to end his high school wrestling career with no regrets. He may finish as a state champion on ...

Burrell girls basketball team bows to North Star in PIAA Class AA quarterfinals

North Star has been a shining star all season. The Cougars continued their postseason run with a 47-41 victory over Burrell in the PIAA Class AA ...

PIAA quarterfinal basketball previews

Boys Class AAA Highlands (23-5) vs. Mars (21-6) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Penn Hills Winner plays: Bishop McDevitt (22-6)/New Castle (25-2) winner Tuesday in semifinals. ...


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