This is quite the trio, here, as Venango Catholic's Andrew Burda confronts (so to speak) Cranberry's Cameron Russell and J.T. Stahlman in a 2019 game. Burda is the last Venango County player to score more than 50 points in a game, hitting 52 on Jan. 25, 2021, vs. Forest Area. He also reached the 1,000 points milestone that night. Russell and Stahlman were best known for their roles on Oil City's three-time District 10 championship football teams. (Photo by Richard Sayer).
Venango County's 2,000 point scorers
Three players in Venango County history have scored 2,000 points in their careers, and they are all girls who played Division I basketball in college. From left: Carrie Mason of Cranberry, (2,335) Hillary Hager of Franklin (2,299) and Susan Blasuer of Cranberry (2,385).
Rocky Grove's Dylan Gravatt is Venango County's top scorer among boys with 1,904 points.
Oil City's Trish Erickson made "Faces in the Crowd" in Sports Illustrated after scoring a school and county record 48 points in the fall of 1976. Dave Lynch of VC (left) holds the boys county record for most points in a season with 749. (Blauser holds the girls mark with 807). Mike Emick of Oil City has the county single-game record with 56 points in 1971.
Boys -- 1,904, Dylan Gravatt, Rocky Grove, 2010
Girls -- 2,385, Susan Blauser, Cranberry, 1995
Points in a Season
Boys -- 798, Dave Lynch, Venango Christian, 1968
Girls -- 807, Susan Blauser, Cranberry, 1994
Points in a Game
Boys -- 56, Mike Emick, Oil City, 1971
Girls -- 48, Trish Erickson, Oil City, (fall of) 1976