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

By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Doug Gulasy
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 — barely. Ethan Winesburgh’s two-out single to left field scored Brian Albert in the bottom of the seventh inning, giving No. 2 Plum (19-2) a 3-2 walkoff ...
Butler girls lacrosse team struggles for consistency
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Joe Sager
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
By Tribune-Review
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 for a three-peat, while recent champs Hempfield, Canon-McMillan and Butler also will compete. The group has combined to win the past nine titles. In Class AA, ...
Tournament win has given Butler volleyball team confidence
By Joe Sager
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 ...
Butler players help Team Pittsburgh win Showcase title
By Joe Sager
Team Pittsburgh prevailed at the America’s Showcase high school hockey tournament. Three Butler players — Jonathan Fair, Marcus McCall and Connor Scott — played a ...
HS athletes of the week: Athletes prepare for Butler Invite
By Tribune-Review
Forty-two teams and more than 1,300 athletes will be in attendance Friday at the 51st Butler Invitational at Butler High School. “We are really excited about the quality that our meet continues to attract,” Butler girls coach John Williams said. Fox Chapel (boys) and Shaler (girls) are the defending team ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 12, 2015
By Joe Sager
Chris Fiorina School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball Claim to fame: Fiorina, an outside hitter, is one of two lettermen returning this season for the ...
Butler baseball team looking to make it two in a row
By Joe Sager
Butler captured its first baseball section championship in more than two decades last season. Now, the Golden Tornado are looking to capitalize on that momentum and ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 5, 2015
By Joe Sager
Luke Baranchak School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Baranchak, a second baseman, helped Butler to a 3-1 start and has been among ...
Butler softball seeks to end playoff drought
By Joe Sager
The Butler softball team has not reached the WPIAL playoffs since 2009. With only two seniors graduated from last year’s team, the Golden Tornado hope to ...
Butler’s Paul finishes bowling season with state championship
By Joe Sager
Megan Paul went out on top. The Butler senior wrapped up her high school bowling career with a girls singles state championship last weekend at ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 29, 2015
By Joe Sager
Francis Folz School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Folz captured gold medals in the 50 free and 100 free at the PIAA ...
Community rallies around Butler hockey team
By Joe Sager
Butler’s hockey players were told to “embrace the battle” in the postseason. It worked as the Golden Tornado reached their first PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, March 22, 2015
By Joe Sager
Marcus McCall School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: McCall, an alternate captain, helped lead Butler to its first playoff win since 2004 ...
Butler’s Paul wins state bowling title, Armstrong’s Shaner takes 2nd
By Staff Report
Armstrong bowler Jared Shaner rolled back-to-back 299 games at the Pennsylvania singles tournament Friday in Ephrata. But he finished second. Shaner, who was the top scorer after six qualifying games (269.5 average), lost in the championship match to Neshaminy’s David Moffitt in a roll off. After they each rolled a 211, Moffitt ...
Butler Area school board OKs investigation of girls basketball coach
By Rick Wills
The Butler Area School District has hired a lawyer to investigate the behavior of the girls’ high school basketball coach toward her players, a school board member said. “We have some parents who are saying she is a great coach, and some parents who say she is harming kids,” school ...

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