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Andrew Burda J.T. Stahlman Cameron Russell

They made
their points!

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).

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Venango County's 2,000 point scorers
(all girls)
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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).

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Rocky Grove's Dylan Gravatt is Venango County's top scorer among boys with 1,904 points.

Trish Erickson
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Mike Emick

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. Tom Carroll of St. Joe (left) holds the boys county record for most points in a season with 706 in 1958. (Blauser holds the girls mark with 807). Mike Emick of Oil City has the county single-game record with 56 points in 1971.

Venango County
scoring records

Career Points

Boys -- 1,904, Dylan Gravatt, Rocky Grove, 2010

Girls -- 2,385, Susan Blauser, Cranberry, 1995

Points in a Season

Boys -- 706, Tom Carroll, St. Joseph, 1958

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

School Scoring Records
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Smattering of other stats

Two hundred rebounds in a season and 500 for a career sound like a pretty good achievement. So do 30 in a game. And then there's 100/300 assists and 100 steals.

But I don't have that much info. This is what I have so far...

I've posted those who have 200 boards, etc. on the team pages.

Rebounds

Season -- 300 or more

622 -- Mark Garbacz, VC, 1970

438 -- Skip Homan, VC, 1978

417 -- Susan Blauser, Cranberry, 1995

398 -- Peg McDougal, Oil City, 1975

372 -- Hillary Hager, Franklin, 2000** 

360 -- Dave Friggle, Rocky Grove, 1965**

360 -- Mary Kay Lynch, VC, 1981

331 -- Devin Zagar, VC, 2013

325 -- Scott Eckert, VC, 1982

*256 -- Mike Emick, Oil City, 1971 (His total is for the 10 games -- out of 25 -- that I could find in the newspaper.) Emick had four games of 30 or more rebounds.

** estimated

Career -- 1,000 or more

1,213 -- Tracy Whitling, Oil City, 1997

1,132 -- Mary Kay Lynch, VC, 1981

1,124 -- Susan Blauser, Cranberry, 1995

1,059 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

1,13

Game -- 30 or more

55 -- Mark Garbacz, Venango Catholic, 1970 (national record)

36 -- Mike Emick, Oil City, 1971

36 -- Peg McDougal, 1975

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Assists

Season -- 100 or more

215+ -- Mike Snell, Franklin, 1979

169 -- Erin Morris, Oil City, 1993

158 -- Steve Russell, Franklin, 1976

153 -- Rachel Agnew, Cranberry, 1995

139 -- Dutch Burch, Oil City, 1950

134 -- Easton Fulmer, Franklin, 2022

125 -- Dalton Buckley, Franklin, 2020

121 -- Easton Fulmer, Franklin, 2021

120 -- Jake Hornbeck, Oil City, 2023

103 -- Carla Stephens, Cranberry, 1995

Career -- 300 or more

757 -- Carrie Mason, Cranberry, 2001

375 -- Easton Fulmer, Franklin, 2022

361 -- Janelle Hall, Oil City, 1996

336 -- Steve Russell, Franklin, 1976

3-pointers

Game (7 or more)

11 -- Shaun Grill, Franklin, 2002

9 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2013

9 -- Tyler Lukasiak, Oil City, 2017

8 -- Nathan Bell, Rocky Grove, 2007

8 -- Cruz Mietus, Rocky Grove, 2008

8 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2013

8 -- Easton Fulmer, Franklin, 2022

7 -- Lacey Stephens, Cranberry, 2000

7 -- Olivia Lobaugh, Cranberry, 2004

7 -- Cruz Mietus, Rocky Grove, (2X, 2008 and 2007)

7 -- Parker James, Venango Catholic, 2008

7 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2011 (2X)

7 -- Coleman Willison, Cranberry, 2011

7 -- Nate White, Rocky Grove, 2014

Season (70 or more)

111 -- Shaun Grill, Franklin, 2002

91 -- Cruz Mietus, Rocky Grove, 2008

85 -- Becca Gravatt, Franklin, 2015

82 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2013

76 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2012

75 -- Saddle Gravatt, Franklin, 2010

74 -- Cruz Mietus, Rocky Grove, 2007

Career (150 or more)

253 -- Ryan Willison, Cranberry, 2013*

247 -- Saddle Gravatt, Franklin, 2010

223 -- Tyler Davis, Rocky Grove, 2017

195 -- Easton Fulmer, Franklin, 2022

182 -- Hayden Adams, Franklin, 2021

165 -- Cruz Mietus, Rocky Grove, 2008 (need 2006)

161 -- Damon Curry, Franklin, active

160 -- Becca Gravatt, Franklin, 2015

156 -- Preston Morgan, Franklin, 2018

154 -- Angelina Starr, Franklin, 2014

* -- missing three games from 2009-10

Free Throw Shooting

Cranberry

Bob Foggan, 1957 -- 18/18 stretch including 20/21 in 28-point game

Carrie Mason, 2001 -- 89% career

Franklin

Chuck Snell, 1956 -- 22 straight, 20 of them in one game; 72% in 1957; News-Herald thought nobody would ever break that

Easton Fulmer, 2022 -- 89% on 141 free throws; 13/13 in one game

Oil City

Jon Settlemire, 1971 -- 13/13 game

Ron McCoid, 1965 -- 85% for season; 39/41 including 14/14 and 10/10 stretches

Cam Van Wormer, 2023 -- 30/33, including 21/21

Mike Emick, 1971  -- 16/17 in 56-point game

Rocky Grove

Isaac Clayton, 2022 -- 22/22 in 39-point game

Cruz Mietus, 2007 -- 55/59 for the season, 51/52 until the last two games, 10/10 vs. East Forest

Venango Catholic

Joe Caffrey, 1974 -- 82%; 16/16 twice

Joe Fonzo, 1967 -- 14 in one stretch

Dan O'Connor, 1969 -- 14 in one stretch

Tom O'Connor, 1972 -- 80%; 12/12 in one stretch

Blocks

Season

126 -- Devin Zagar, Venango Catholic, 2013

95 -- Johnathan Leccia, Franklin, 2023

Career

215 -- Johnathan Leccia, Franklin, 2023

(Photo by Kelly Malek)

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