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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, …
Butler bowlers advance to regionals
By Joe Sager
The success keeps coming for the Butler boys and girls bowling teams. Both squads captured section championships and performed well at the WPIBL championships. The Golden Tornado boys finished third, and the girls placed sixth at the event. Both teams took part in this weekend’s Western Pennsylvania Regionals at North …
Hempfield’s Henderson, Butler’s Paul win regional bowling titles
By Staff Report
Hempfield’s Jonathan Henderson rolled a 257 in the championship match to defeat Knoch’s Brett Miner and earn a Western Pennsylvania regional bowling title Friday at North Versailles Bowl. Henderson averaged 190 pins in the six-game qualifying round, then won three matches in the stepladder finals. Butler’s Megan Paul, who averaged …
Butler hockey team enters PIHL playoffs on a roll
By Joe Sager
The regular season can be a roller coaster. Now that it’s over, Butler’s hockey team is happy to be going up a peak and not …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 2, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Connor Scott School: Butler Year: Sophomore Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Scott scored seven goals in a three-game stretch to help Butler continue its hot …
Butler’s Tincha a pleasant surprise for Grove City basketball team
By Joe Sager
Hard work and dedication continue to pay off for Luke Tincha. Both traits helped land the Butler graduate an opportunity to contribute as a freshman …
Butler County spotlight athletes: Feb. 16, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Will Bortmas School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Wrestling Claim to fame: He went 5-0 at 220 pounds to help Butler capture the William Jenkins Duals …
Butler hockey team hopes to build on All-Star momentum
By Joe Sager
Mike Guentner coached his team to another thrilling victory. Although, this time, Butler head coach Guentner was at the helm of the Northeastern team as …
Friday night lights entice new Butler football coach
By Rick Wills
Rob Densmore says he would rather follow high school football than any other sport, including professional or college football. “I would watch high school football …
Butler County spotlight athletes: Feb. 9, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Troy Double School: Butler Year: Senior Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Double is the captain of the Butler hockey team. He hopes to lead the …
Butler wrestlers looking to build off team success
By Joe Sager
Butler’s wrestling team pulled off one upset, but couldn’t manage another. The ninth-seeded Golden Tornado edged eighth-seeded Mt. Lebanon in the WPIAL Class AAA wrestling …
Butler girls fighting for playoff spot
By Joe Sager
Butler’s girls basketball team has rediscovered its offensive rhythm. The Golden Tornado hope it was just in time. Butler got off to a strong start …
Butler’s Hildebrand steady in goal for Michigan State
By Joe Sager
Recognition keeps coming for Jake Hildebrand. The Michigan State sophomore goaltender earned the Big Ten First Star of the Week for his effort against Penn …
Butler hockey team seeking new identity
By Joe Sager
Butler’s hockey team hoped the sequel was better than the original. Last year, the Golden Tornado finished with its best record (10-12) since 2003-04 and …
PIHL announces all-star teams
By Gary Horvath
The PIHL announced selections for the 2014 All-Star games to be held Feb. 9 at Robert Morris’ Island Sports Center. The Open Class game will begin at 11 a.m., with Class A, AA and AAA games to follow at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. All-Star selections were …
Section play brings out best in Butler, Seneca Valley
By Joe Sager
Historically, Section 3 is one of the toughest in WPIAL Class AAAA boys basketball. In the past three years, eight of the 12 WPIAL semifinalists …

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