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Butler volleyball players hit road for national tournament

By Joe Sager
The past, present and future of Butler boys volleyball are hard at work this summer. All three were on display at the 35th annual United …
Former Butler, PSU LB sharing insights with young players
By Jerry Clark
Football may have taken Tyrell Sales around the world, but the Butler native has found his way back home, and he is happy to have …
No break from the diamond for Butler grad Herald
By Joe Sager
There is no such thing as too much baseball for Cody Herald. The Butler High School graduate enjoyed a strong spring when he helped his …
Butler’s Hildebrand concludes second MVP year at Michigan State
By Joe Sager
Michigan State’s men’s ice hockey team is in the rebuilding process. The Spartans know they have a solid foundation in goal, though. Jake Hildebrand, a …
Butler football team adjusting to new coach
By Joe Sager
Butler’s football team has struggled over the past two decades. The Golden Tornado’s last winning season was in 1997. The squad is 10-54 overall since …
Worst to first? Butler baseball team did it
By Joe Sager
Butler’s baseball team pulled off a rare feat this season to complete a remarkable reversal. The squad went from 2-16 overall and winless (0-10) in …
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 1, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Julia Baxter School: Butler Year:  Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Baxter placed fifth in the high jump at the PIAA Class AAA …
Butler volleyball team falls short of goal
By Joe Sager
Butler’s boys volleyball team hoped to reach the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. Norwin had other ideas. The Knights defeated the Golden Tornado, 3-1, in the …
Baby steps for Butler softball program
By Joe Sager
Even though Butler’s softball team did not achieve its goal of reaching the playoffs, first-year head coach Shauna Troup was encouraged by the squad’s progress. …
Butler girls lacrosse team aims to break playoff hex
By Joe Sager
Butler’s girls lacrosse team is used to reaching the postseason. The Golden Tornado are back in the WPIAL playoffs for the fourth year in a …
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 11, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Zachary Junk School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Junk is an outfielder and pitcher for the Knights, who qualified for the WPIAL …
Butler boys tennis team building for future
By Joe Sager
Butler’s boys tennis team closed the season on a positive note. The Golden Tornado beat Seneca Valley, 4-1, to finish with a 7-8 overall record. …
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 4, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Matt Rudzki School: Butler Year:  Senior Sport:  Volleyball Claim to fame: Rudzki has helped Butler’s volleyball team clinch a WPIAL playoff berth and challenge for …
Butler player, coach move on after representing school at hockey showcase event
By Joe Sager
Even though it did not win a title, Team Pittsburgh’s run at the America’s High School Showcase was a success. That’s because the USA Hockey …
Pitching, defense fuel Butler baseball team’s strong start
By Joe Sager
Butler’s baseball team is attempting to go from worst to first. Through the first half of section play, that’s exactly what happened for the Golden …
Butler volleyball team hopes to continue strong start
By Joe Sager
After missing out on the WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball playoffs last year, Butler is determined to make a return trip. But the Golden Tornado …
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 20, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Wyatt Daugherty School: Butler Year:  Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Daugherty has been one of Butler’s top pitchers this year. He helped the team …
Butler softball coach wants to restore winning attitude
By Joe Sager
Butler’s girls softball team has a new head coach and a new attitude. Shauna Troup took over the program this season. She served as an …
High school notebook: PIHL hosting America’s Showcase this week
By Staff Reports
High school hockey in Pittsburgh will be in the spotlight again this week as the PIHL hosts America’s Showcase, a tournament that will feature some of the nation’s top prep players from around the country. Teams representing 20 states will compete in 52 games Thursday through Monday at Robert Morris’ …
Butler programs bowling over the competition
By Joe Sager
Butler’s girls bowling team hoped to secure a second consecutive state championship. However, the Golden Tornado saw those aspirations roll away March 15 at the …
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 6, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Matt Huey School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Huey, who paced Butler in kills, helped the team post a 4-0 start to …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 30, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Tommy Pierre School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Pierre helped lead Mars to the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA swimming championships. How …
Butler County makes impact on Point Park women’s basketball program
By Joe Sager
The Point Park University women’s basketball team has built a powerhouse program. Butler natives Tony Grenek and Katresa Savisky have played big parts in the …
Standout WPIAL pitchers learn importance of changing speed
By Bill West
Blackhawk’s Brendan McKay broke onto the WPIAL baseball scene three seasons ago with a curveball that baffled and two fastball variations that zoomed past all …
Butler seniors restore pride to hockey program
By Joe Sager
Butler’s hockey team wanted to win a PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA championship. When Pine-Richland dashed the Golden Tornado’s hopes with a 4-2 quarterfinal victory, …

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