Tag: Burrell

Plum’s Kaitlyn Killinger works against Moon’s Lillian Snyder during their WPIAL Class 3A semifinal on Nov. 1, 2022, at Gateway.
Plum’s Kaitlyn Killinger named 2022 Valley News Dispatch Girls Soccer Player of the Year
December 3, 2022
Kaitlyn Killinger works with a girl in her neighborhood, a member of the Plum youth soccer program, on several aspects of the game.

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Deer Lakes’ Ryan Hanes heads the ball in front of Harbor Creek defenders during their PIAA Class 2A state playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in West Deer.
Deer Lakes’ Ryan Hanes named 2022 Valley News Dispatch Boys Soccer Player of the Year
Postseason honors have been piling up for Deer Lakes senior Ryan Hanes.

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Burrell’s Cooper Hornack (left) works against Niko Ferra during practice on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at Burrell High School.
Burrell wrestling team aims to start new streak of WPIAL titles
November 30, 2022
The Burrell wrestling team is determined to get back on the top step of the podium.

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Burrell running back Devin Beattie helped the team to the WPIAL playoffs this season.
After 2nd straight playoff trip, Burrell coaches, players continue to push program forward
November 20, 2022
Burrell football coach Shawn Liotta isn’t going to try and cram any square pegs into round holes. Twenty-four years of coaching experience has shown Liotta the way to properly structure a program requires coaches and cultures evolving to their environments.

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Hempfield’s Ella Bringe, right, blocks against Ligonier Valley during the Penn-Trafford volleyball tournament Sept. 17.
Rosters set for inaugural WCCA all-star volleyball match
November 18, 2022
A new event has joined the Westmoreland County Coaches Association sports rotation.

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Bundled-up fans at Forbes Field on Thanksgiving Day, 1947, watch Willie Thrower score a touchdown as Ken High won its second consecutive WPIAL title over Har-Brack, 27-0. Thrower intercepted two passes, ran for one and passed for another.
Through the Years: In 1947, Ken High shut out Har-Brack
November 17, 2022
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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Players selected for We Serve First All-Star Classic girls volleyball event
The inaugural We Serve First All-Star Classic girls volleyball event will be Dec. 10 at Kiski Area High School, and the 36 seniors set to take part have been selected.

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Burrell sophomore guard Anna Clark listens to coach Shaun Reddick during an open gym workout Tuesday.
Experienced lineup, drop to Class 3A could spark Burrell girls
November 15, 2022
The Burrell girls basketball team was on the move in the offseason, dropping down to Class 3A.

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Burrell’s Macky Bennis shoots a 3-pointer against Valley on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, at Jeannette High School.
Burrell boys eye return to postseason after dropping to Class 3A
A new section with new opponents in a new classification doesn’t change the goals of the Burrell boys basketball team.

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Verona coach Joe Zelek, Harold Mauro, Garry Lyle and assistant Carl England plot strategy as Verona looked to face East Huntingdon on Nov. 10, 1962. A year later, Lyle would become the first Black athlete at George Washington University. He later played seven seasons with the Bears.
Through the Years: In 1962, Verona made last-minute grab at Gardner points
November 10, 2022
Each week throughout the high school football season, the Valley News Dispatch will take a look at the players, coaches and events that shaped our scholastic legacy.

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