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HSFB preview by position: List of top offensive line recruits grows

As Central Catholic's left tackle on a state championship team, C.J. Thorpe has established himself among the top linemen in the WPIAL. But four others ...

Butler aims to improve in Densmore's 3rd season

Entering the third year of rebuilding the Butler football program, Golden Tornado coach Rob Densmore is focused on one thing. Moving forward. Butler opened with seven consecutive ...

Pittsburgh athletes of the week: West Mifflin's Micah Watts, Butler's Emily Horstman

Micah Watts School: Attends Propel Andrew Street; runs for West Mifflin. Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Watts won the 200-meter ...

Previewing the 2016 WPIAL baseball season

Class AAAA Preseason Top Five Team (2015 record) 1. Central Catholic (12-8) 2. Plum (19-3) 3. North Allegheny (12-9) 4. Butler (10-10) 5. Latrobe (11-10) Section favorites 1. North Allegheny: A ...

Hempfield's Thomas, Butler's McCue win regional bowling titles

Hempfield's Bill Thomas was the ninth seed and Butler's Ashley McCue 10th after six games in the qualifying round of the Western Pennsylvania regional bowling ...

Butler squad captures 2nd competitive spirit title in 4 seasons

Chants of T-O-R-N-A-D-O rang throughout Giant Center in Hershey. And that was from the fans in the stands. It was all in response to the Butler cheerleading ...

Adaptable Butler hockey team finding success in Class AAA

The Butler hockey team is right in the thick of the Class AAA playoff chase with 17 points, with just seven points separating the Golden ...

HS notebook: WPIAL teams to vie for spirit titles Saturday

Thirty-two teams will head to Hempfield High School on Saturday to compete for the WPIAL spirit championships. Starting with the 12 small varsity teams, the ...

Butler edges Fox Chapel

Logan Dubyak ran six times for 115 yards and two touchdowns as Butler beat Fox Chapel, 30-22, in the Quad North Conference on Friday night. ...

Gorman: Teams searching for first win

They didn't circle this date on the calendar before the season, but four WPIAL football teams realize it might be their best — and only ...

HSFB preview by position: WPIAL full of game-changing kickers

The WPIAL's kickers had a remarkable season a year ago with some game-winning kicks and standout performances fit for the record books. ...

Butler hopes upward trend continues

Butler showed positive signs in Rob Densmore's first season as head coach. The Golden Tornado posted wins in two of its first three games to ...

Butler's Fiorina helps club volleyball team to 13th place at nationals

The past and future of Butler boys volleyball were on display in Columbus, Ohio during the first week of July. Golden Tornado graduate Chris Fiorina, ...

Butler's McKee enjoys spring success with Mercyhurst baseball

Closer or ace — either way, Colin McKee shut the door on batters once again this season for the Mercyhurst University baseball team. The Butler native ...

Butler volleyball team has short playoff run

After surviving a rugged WPIAL Section 2-AAA schedule, the Butler boys volleyball team thought it was battle tested and ready for the postseason. The Golden Tornado ...

Butler County spotlight athletes: May 24, 2015

Connor Ollio School: Butler Year: Freshman Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Ollio was a key contributor and helped Butler reach the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs ...

Butler BlueSox regroup, hope to repeat in Prospect League

The Butler BlueSox enjoyed a stellar summer in 2014 that included a Prospect League-high 40 wins, a league-record 11-game winning streak and the franchise's first ...

Butler softball team itching to take next step

Once again this season, Butler's softball team was shown that perfection — or close to it — is required in Section 3-AAAA. The top three ...

Timely hit gives Plum baseball team playoff victory

Carl Vollmer referenced former N.C. State basketball coach Jim Valvano's "survive and advance" mantra after Plum's WPIAL baseball playoff game Wednesday. The Mustangs did both — ...

Butler girls lacrosse team struggles for consistency

Bidding farewell to a large senior class is not always easy — especially when those players had extensive playing experience. The Butler girls lacrosse team discovered ...

Butler County spotlight athletes: May 10, 2015

Chris Law School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Law was hitting .545 and helped lead the Knights to the WPIAL Section 5-AAA ...

Butler boys lacrosse team enduring growing pains

Butler's boys lacrosse team is hoping to build the program into a WPIAL playoff contender. The Golden Tornado have some familiar faces in place to help ...

HS highlight reel: Familiar teams to compete for track titles

Monday's WPIAL team track and field championships will feature some familiar teams. On the boys side, two-time reigning Class AAA champ North Allegheny will try ...

Tournament win has given Butler volleyball team confidence

Butler's offensive attack might not be among the most explosive in WPIAL Section 2-AAA boys volleyball this season. However, the Golden Tornado are showing they ...


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