Alumni Update - Matt Lehman (Clarion)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. – The Clarion football team built an early lead but was unable to hold on against a veteranLehman Clarion offensive unit, as the Golden Eagles fell by a 41-17 score on the road at Shippensburg on Saturday.  

Clarion (1-2) will play its first PSAC West contest of the year next week when they take on Mercyhurst on the road.

The Golden Eagles opened the game with a touchdown and led by a score of 17-14 late in the second quarter, but the Red Raiders took control of the action from there to claim the victory.  

They took advantage of three Clarion turnovers, turning them into 14 points, and the Golden Eagles were unable to score in the second half.

Matt Lehman, a Burrell graduate, caught three passes for 77 yards and his third receiving touchdown of the year.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Alumni Update - Kelsey Oddis (Pitt-Greensburg)

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YOUNGWOOD, Pa.- Kelsey Oddis won her first career race to pace the Pitt-Greensburg Cross Country team as it competed in theOddis PGU Westmoreland County Community College Invitational on Saturday morning.

Oddis, a Burrell graduate, was the first of 38 competitors to finish the race in the women's competition, crossing the finish line with a time of 21:36.7.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Football: East Feature Athlete - Burrell’s Max Garda

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Name: Max Garda
School: Burrell
Grade: 12
Sport: Football
Position: Quarterback

Background: Garda has gotten off to a strong start for Burrell (1-1), which opened the season with a 33-20 win against Springdale before suffering a 27-26 loss to Hopewell last Friday. Garda (5 feet 9, 175 pounds) rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown and added 85 yards and two touchdowns through the air against Springdale. Garda followed that up by rushing for two touchdowns and passing for another against Hopewell. His touchdown runs were 40 and 75 yards. Garda is a three-sport standout. He'll be a four-year starter in basketball and was an all-section outfielder this past spring in his first year of playing high school baseball.


Track: Burrell duo shines at PIAA championships

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Burrell's Nicole Scherer and Lizzie Weimer fared well at the PIAA Class AA championships.

Scherer started the day with a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash. She crossed the line in 24.42 seconds. Girard College's Thelma Davies won the event in 23.85, tying the PIAA record set by Rochester's Lauryn Williams in 2001.

Scherer took fourth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.22. Davies won this event as well in 11.58. Avonworth's Hayden and Hunter Robinson took second and third, respectively.

On the field, Weimer earned her sixth PIAA medal to close out her junior year. Weimer took bronze in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 11 inches. Hickory's Tori McKinley won the event with a mark of 46-2.


Track: Burrell tandem look to defend WPIAL titles

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Burrell's Nicole Scherer and Lizzie Weimer will have an opportunity to defend their WPIAL individual titles this week. The pair both won their respective events at the WPIAL AA North Section Qualifier at Shady Side Academy last Thursday.

Scherer took the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.28, bettering her time of 12.33 from the WPIAL championships last year. She also won the 200-meter dash at the qualifier with a time of 24.84.

Scherer also participated on the winning 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams.

The 400 team of Scherer, Anika Ignozzi, Tori Slomka and Nicole Kristof broke the tape in 50.48. The 1,600 team of Megan Sowol, Scherer, Slomka and Ignozzi won with a time of 4:11.72.