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Valley, Burrell will meet for WPIAL title

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another chapter in one of the area's top rivalries is about to be written.

For the first time in A-K Valley history, Valley and Burrell will play each other for a WPIAL championship.

Both of the school's softball teams posted wins today in the Class AA semifinals to set the stage for one of the more anticipated games in recent local memory.

Burrell defeated Sto-Rox, 3-1, in 10 innings at Shaler, while Valley downed Waynesburg, 4-1, in Kennedy Township.

Top-seeded Valley (20-0) will meet 10th-seeded Burrell (17-2) next Thursday (time to be determined) at California (Pa.) University's Lily Field.

Both of Burrell's losses are to Valley in Section 3-AA.

Valley won its last WPIAL title in 2007, Burrell in 2000.

Burrell's baseball team also will play for a WPIAL Class AA title, Wednesday, in Washington.

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