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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 ...
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 ...

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