Alumni Update - Kelsey Oddis (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BUFFALO, N.Y. -  24 rebounds by sophomore Kelsey Oddis, a Burrell graduate, were enough to tie her for the single-game school record,Oddis PGU but not enough to propel the Pitt-Greensburg women's basketball team to victory on Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats would fall 78-55 on the home court of the D'Youville College Spartans, sliding to 5-5 in conference play and 7-10 overall.  

The Spartans improve to 3-8 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and 6-12 on the year.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Greensburg)


Girls Basketball: Burrell remains on top of section

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

Coming out of the snowstorm, Burrell is leading Class AA Section 2.

The Buccaneers are now 10-0 in the section and 13-3 overall after defeating Shady Side Academy and South Allegheny last week.

Senior Natalie Myers has been the standout player for the Buccaneers. The forward and Youngstown State recruit is the sixth-leading scorer in the WPIAL as of Jan. 21, averaging 23 points per a game.

She didn't hit those numbers last week, but still managed a game-high 20 points in a 45-34 victory against Shady Side Academy. On Thursday, Myers recorded a game-high 17 points in a 52-18 win against South Allegheny.


Wrestling: Burrell wrestler is making the grade

Written by Ken Wunderley on .

Ken Wunderley profiles Burrell wrestler Robert Scherer. Read his story below.

2016 0122 Burrell Wrestling(Photo: Burrell's Robert Scherer is looking to match his sister Nikki's impressive resume with a PIAA championship. Cara De Carlo/Tri-State Sports & News Service)

Robert Scherer has two major goals for his senior year at Burrell High School. He wants to become valedictorian of his class and match his sister's athletic achievement.

"I am No. 2 out of 140 kids in my class," said Scherer, who has a 4.40 grade-point average. "I want to be No. 1 by the end of my senior year, so I can be valedictorian."

Scherer also has the task of matching the accomplishments of his younger sister Nikki.

"Nikki won a PIAA Class AA title in the 100-meter dash last year [as a sophomore]," Scherer said. "Usually, it's the older sibbling overshadowing the younger sibbling. This time it's the other way around. To match her achievement, I've got to win a PIAA title."


Girls Basketball: Burrell stays unbeaten in section play

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

The Burrell girls basketball team recorded their eighth straight Section 2-AA victory against Apollo-Ridge.

The Bucs defeated the Vikings, 51-36, last Thursday, to advance their record to 8-0 in the section and 11-3 overall.

Senior Natalie Myers was a driving force in the game with 23 points, including four 3-pointers. As of Jan. 11, Myers was No. 6 in scoring in the WPIAL with 299 points in 13 games.

Juniors Brooke Smith and Eliza Oswalt also tallied double digits with 13 and 11, respectively.


Alumni Update - Travis McKillop (Pitt-Johnstown)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Pitt-Johnstown's quest for a NWCA Division II National Duals championship came to an end Saturday afternoon, as the No. 7 MountainMcKillop PJU Cats fell 30-7 to No. 2 St. Cloud State in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Travis McKillop, who is ranked second in the nation at 184 pounds, and Jacob Hart posted the only victories for Pitt-Johnstown, which had routed No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney on Friday.

McKillop, a Burrell graduate, got the Mountain Cats on the board at 184, as he rallied from an early deficit and piled on the points in an 11-3 major-decision victory over Uthman Rabiu.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Johnstown University)