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Butler County spotlight athletes: Sept. 14, 2014

By Tribune-Review
Damien Pickett School: Butler Area Year: Junior Sport: Football Claim to fame: Pickett rushed for 276 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in Butler’s …
Butler boys soccer team anticipates tight section race
By Joe Sager
Butler Area’s boys soccer team realizes there’s a fine line between getting back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs and sitting at home. With a …
Butler girls volleyball team facing uphill climb
By Joe Sager
Butler’s girls volleyball team wants to get back to the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. It’s a place the Golden Tornado hasn’t been since the 2008 season. The team hoped a strong showing in its own season-opening tournament would help set the tone for the year. Butler opened last weekend’s eight-team …
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
By Joe Sager
Cody Milsom School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Football Claim to fame: Milsom rushed for 76 yards and two touchdowns in Knoch’s 22-7 win over Franklin …
Butler golf teams face challenges
By Joe Sager
Butler’s boys and girls golf teams keep building for the future. Placed in two of the WPIAL Class AAA’s most difficult sections, the Golden Tornado …
Fresh off NCAA championship, Butler grad diving into coaching career at Westminster
By Joe Sager
Heath Calhoun is going from diver to coach. The Butler graduate capped off a stellar career with the Clarion University swimming and diving team. He …
HSFB preview by position: Special talent for area kickers
By Chris Harlan
Count Hempfield among the WPIAL teams that can score without ever reaching the end zone. With senior kicker John Domit, the Spartans must only approach …
New coach hopes to rebuild at Butler
By Joe Sager
Rebuilding Butler football has been Rob Densmore’s goal since he was hired in February as the program’s fourth head coach in eight years. He and …
Butler graduates contribute to top season in BlueSox history
By Joe Sager 5:57 p.m.
The Butler BlueSox enjoyed the franchise’s best season this summer. A Prospect League-high 40 wins, a league-record 11-game winning streak and the franchise’s first playoff …
Allegheny soccer Hall of Fame adds Butler grad
By Joe Sager
Mia Hamm inspired an entire generation of young soccer players. Allison Pyewell Nichols had a chance to learn from the American legend in person — …
Butler hits the road for summer camp
By Joe Sager
Call it the camp before the camp for the Butler football team. The Golden Tornado headed north to Edinboro University to take part in a three-day football camp. It was a new experience for Butler under first-year head coach Rob Densmore, who thought this was the squad’s first team camp …
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 10:33 p.m.
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 …

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