Track: Burrell teammates flex muscles at PIAA championships

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Seniors Nikki Scherer and Lizzie Weimer led Burrell to a fourth-place team finish at the PIAA Class 2A championships last weekend.

Scherer took second place in the 200-meter run with a time of 24.71. The important race for Scherer was the 400, and she took gold with a time of 54.82. This marked her second PIAA gold medal after winning the 100-meter dash as a sophomore.

On the field, Weimer claimed third place in the shot put with a mark of 43-6 to earn her eighth PIAA medal. She also earned fifth place in the discus with a mark of 131-7.


Track: Burrell teammates leave WPIAL finals with lots of gold

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After their performance at the individual Class 2A championships last Thursday, it will be hard to forget Nikki Scherer and Lizzie Weimer. Combined, the seniors won a combination of six gold medals.

Scherer won the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes. She was also a part of the winning 400-meter relay team of junior Taylor Johnson, senior Alaina York and freshman Olivia Kelly. Winning the 100 was important to Scherer this year after she surrendered her title to Avonworth/Northgate's Hayden Robinson last year. Hunter Robinson took second last year. This year the Robinson sisters competed in Class 3A.

Weimer won the shot put and discus titles for the third consecutive year.

Sophomore Kaylen Sharrow grabbed fourth place in the 300-meter hurdles to earn a spot with her teammates at this weekend's PIAA Championships.


Track: Burrell girls claim WPIAL title

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The Burrell girls won the WPIAL Class 2A title last Monday.

The Bucs defeated opponents South Park (79-71), Beaver (78-72) and Freeport (96-54). Several athletes had individual wins including Courtney Hughes in the long jump and Nikki Scherer in the sprint events. The pair also aided the winning 400-relay team of Taylor Johnson and Alaina York.

Faith Remich added a win in the 1,600-meter run, while Lizzy Weimer was victorious in the shot put and the discus.

The athletes will have to shift gears to individual championships to be held on Thursday at Baldwin.


Football: Burrell three-sport standout commits to Washington & Jefferson

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Max Garda will go down as the top quarterback in Burrell football history. Garda became the first signal caller in school history and only sixth in WPIAL history to pass and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season.

During his senior season, Garda passed for 1,107 yards and rushed for 1,164. He combined for 22 touchdowns in being named to the Class 3A Allegheny Conference second-team as a quarterback and kick returner. As a safety, Garda recorded 73 tackles, as he was named to the all-conference first-team.


Now Garda will look to etch his name into the record book at Washington & Jefferson College. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior announced his commitment on April 22. He will look to compete for the quarterback and slot receiver position for the Presidents.


Garda was also a standout on the basketball and baseball team. On the hardwood, Garda was a four-year starter and finished with over 1,250 points. He averaged 17 points and five assists his senior season.


Track: Burrell sprinter off to a blazing start

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Burrell's Nicole Scherer is not messing around this year. The senior and Pitt recruit is on top of the Pennsylvania leaderboard after last weekend.

Scherer won the 200-meter dash at the TSTCA championships last Saturday. She broke the tape in 24.95, also earning the No. 1 spot in the state. The closest runner to Scherer was Butler's Alexis Leech, who finished in 25.99.

Scherer went on to win the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.36.

She is the reigning WPIAL and PIAA champion in the 200. She holds a WPIAL bronze medal in the 100.