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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 ...
PIHL championship roundup: Canon-McMillan blanks Butler for Class AAA title
By Matt Grubba and Gary Horvath
It didn’t take long for Canon-McMillan’s Austin Czartorsky to break open a defensive struggle. Czartorsky’s two second-period goals, just 10 seconds apart, helped give Canon-McMillan the ...
Butler wrestlers lay groundwork for future success
By Joe Sager
Butler’s wrestling team wrapped up another successful campaign. Even though the Golden Tornado did not have any PIAA Class AAA championship qualifiers, the team made ...
GS’s Heater, Butler’s White win regional bowling titles
By Staff Report
Butler’s Mikayla White and Greensburg Salem’s Zach Heater were crowned champions Friday at the Western Regional high school bowling championships at North Versailles Bowl. White, who had a six-game average of 190.3 in the qualifying round, defeated Penn-Trafford’s Amanda Balas, 189-174, in the finals. Heater beat Beaver Falls’ Nickolas Beier, 215-168, in ...
PIHL Penguins Cup finals preview: Butler chasing 1st title
By Bill Hartlep
Winning the program’s first playoff game since 2004 was nice accomplishment for members of the Butler hockey team. They celebrated the feat after defeating third-seeded ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, March 8, 2015
By Joe Sager
J.D. Bojanac School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: Bojanac captured a WPIAL Section 3-AAA championship at 220 pounds. How great was it ...
Butler hockey team savors upset win over Bethel Park
By Joe Sager
Embrace the battle. It’s the message Butler’s hockey coaches sent to the players as they opened the PIHL Penguins Cup Class AAA playoffs. The sixth-seeded ...
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 ...

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