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Playoff experience could pay dividends for Butler basketball team

By Joe Sager
Reaching the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs was one of the Butler boys basketball team’s immediate goals. The Golden Tornado achieved it this year. Head coach ...
Butler girls basketball team hopes to build new identity
By Joe Sager
When it comes down to one game, anything can happen. It’s a scenario the Butler girls basketball team hoped to avoid. However, it’s a situation ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
By Joe Sager
Tyler Frederick School: Butler Year: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Frederick had 12 points in a 70-57 win over Seneca Valley that put Butler ...
Butler players call it splits in PIHL all-star game
By Joe Sager
It was Butler vs. Butler at the PIHL Class AAA all-star game last Sunday at the RMU Island Sports Center. Golden Tornado players were among the ...
Streak intact for Butler wrestlers
By Joe Sager
The tradition continues for the Butler wrestling team. The Golden Tornado advanced to the WPIAL team playoffs for the eighth year in a row this ...
HS highlight reel: Playoff positions on the line
By Tribune-Review
The fates of several of boys basketball teams’ seasons hangs in the balance Friday night, when the bulk of WPIAL programs wrap up section play. Four teams from each section advance to the WPIAL playoffs, which begin next week — more than four can advance if head-to-head records fail to ...
Penn State trip is homecoming of sorts for former Butler hockey goalie
By Joe Sager
Jake Hildebrand continues to be the man between the pipes for Michigan State’s hockey team. The Butler native played every minute in goal for the Spartans ...
Butler wrestlers seek momentum in second half
By Joe Sager
With only four senior starters, Butler has a young wrestling team this season. Head coach Scott Stoner was starting to see the Golden Tornado’s relatively inexperienced ...
Butler bowling teams throwing strikes
By Joe Sager
Once again, the Butler Area Senior High School boys and girls bowling teams are off to a strong start. The Golden Tornado girls entered 2015 ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Jan. 4, 2015
By Joe Sager
C.J. Campbell School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Campbell, Butler’s captain, helped the Golden Tornado to a tie for third in ...
Butler girls basketball team earning narrow victories
By Joe Sager
The Butler girls basketball team hopes experience equals playoffs this year. With four starters back in seniors Julia Baxter, Alyssa DiPippa, Kalynn Callihan and Danielle Hensel, ...
Deep roster sparks Butler boys basketball team
By Joe Sager
Practices have been intense for the Butler boys basketball team. With a bounty of experienced players, competition for playing time is evident each time the Golden ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
By Joe Sager
Ryan Giallonardo School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Giallonardo, a guard, helped Mars earn wins in its first five games to start ...
Hard work shapes Butler hockey team’s identity
By Joe Sager
With the graduation of 11 seniors, Butler’s hockey team was in search of an identity this season. So far, the Golden Tornado have found it with ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014
By Joe Sager
Justice Lewandowski School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Lewandowski scored 19 points in both of Butler’s tipoff tournament wins. How nice is ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Dec. 7, 2014
By Joe Sager
Jonathan Fair School: Butler Year: Junior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Fair, a defenseman, was Butler’s second-leading scorer (12 points) through the team’s first 10 ...
Butler soccer team hopes to build on trip to WPIAL semifinals
By Joe Sager
Faced with the realization that it might not reach the postseason, the Butler boys soccer team rallied in the second half of its season. Once it ...
Butler football team making strides
By Joe Sager 6:10 p.m.
Butler’s football team took some positive strides in its first year under head coach Rob Densmore. While the Golden Tornado (2-7) doubled its win output ...
Upper St. Clair back in familiar territory; will vie for 1st WPIAL title since 2011
By Ed Phillipps
Despite finding itself in an unfamiliar position at the beginning of the season, the Upper St. Clair boys soccer team now feels right at home. ...
Butler girls soccer program making steady progress
By Joe Sager
The Butler girls soccer team was hoping for a breakthrough this fall. The Golden Tornado wanted to get back to the WPIAL playoffs for the ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
By Joe Sager
Anthony Werth School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Werth, a forward, helped Butler get back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Butler ...
Butler girls golfers hit team benchmark
By Joe Sager
The Butler girls golf team achieved one of its goals when it advanced to the WPIAL Class AAA team championship. The Golden Tornado’s season ended ...
Fox Chapel clinches playoff berth
By Staff Report
Fox Chapel clinches playoff berth Carrington Vaughn ran 20 times for 170 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown as Fox Chapel clinched a playoff spot by shutting out Butler (2-6, 1-5), 21-0, in the Quad North Conference on Friday night. Vaughn, along with teammate Thomas Smith, recorded 12 tackles for the ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
By Joe Sager
Nic Leone School: Butler Year: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Leone led the Golden Tornado this season and advanced to WPIAL Class AAA ...
New-look Butler hockey team ready for season
By Joe Sager
It’s a new season and a new head coach for Butler’s ice hockey team. However, the Golden Tornado are looking for familiar results from a ...

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