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Johnson next in line of talented Mars rushers

By Joe Sager
Each year, Mars is known best for an effective running game. This season should be no different. Last fall, a broken leg in the first game ...
Deer Lakes’ Petruska resigns to coach hoops at Mars
By Bill Beckner Jr.
Dana Petruska resigned as girls basketball coach at Deer Lakes and accepted the same position at Mars. Petruska coached at Mars from 1986-2005 and won 286 ...
WPIAL standouts competing at USA Diving Junior and Senior Nationals
By Karen Price
Three current WPIAL diving champions, one former champ and several potential future winners are among a contingent of Western Pennsylvania athletes competing at the USA ...
Harlan: Carmody ‘a little awestruck’ by early offers
By Chris Harlan
Mars sophomore Robby Carmody traveled hundreds of miles to play basketball this summer and now has two college coaches interested in keeping him close to home. Duquesne coach Jim Ferry and Penn State’s Pat Chambers were the first to offer Carmody a scholarship after watching the 6-foot-4 guard compete out ...
Mars boys hoops squad keeps busy with competitive summer schedule
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys basketball team had a busy postseason. The Fightin’ Planets are having an even busier offseason. Mars, which reached 20 wins in the regular ...
Mars girls lacrosse team looking ahead
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls lacrosse team had championship dreams in only its second year as a varsity program. After reaching the WPIAL Division II semifinals last year, ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 14, 2015
By Joe Sager
Ty Reginelli School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Reginelli earned MVP honors in the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association Class AAAA vs. Class ...
Mars baseball team ready to reload
By Joe Sager
The WPIAL Class AAA baseball playoff brackets have not been kind to Mars lately. Two years ago, the Fightin’ Planets fell to Blackhawk and ace ...
Butler County Spotlight Athletes: June 7, 2015
By Joe Sager
Asa Adams School: Knoch Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Adams, a catcher, helped Knoch win its first WPIAL Class AAA championship and PIAA ...
Mars boys lacrosse builds strong foundation
By Joe Sager
After falling in the WPIAL Division II quarterfinals the previous two seasons, the Mars boys lacrosse team had its sights set higher this year. The Fightin’ ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 31, 2015
By Joe Sager
Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: He captured WPIAL and PIAA Class AAA gold in the 110 hurdles. ...
Mars doubles partners want more after getting PIAA bronze
By Joe Sager 10:44 p.m.
Mars tennis players Josh Raymundo and Aaron Gruber returned from Hershey with medals, although not the kind they wanted. The Fightin’ Planets duo missed out ...
Mars softball team looks to bright future
By Joe Sager
The Mars softball team took a step back in this year’s postseason. Next season, though, the Fightin’ Planets hope to make a huge leap forward. ...
WPIAL players take control of early rounds at PIAA tennis tournament
By Jeff Dewees
HERSHEY — Friday’s opening-round action in the PIAA singles and doubles tennis tournament proved successful for WPIAL players. The WPIAL placed three of the final four entrants in the Class AAA singles tournament and the same number in doubles. It has continued the trend of recent seasons in wrestling control away ...
PIAA officials mull football classifications
By Chris Harlan
Will there be four or six classifications for high school football? For now, that remains undecided. The PIAA Board of Directors examined eight separate proposals at Wednesday’s meeting and approved them all on a first-read basis, said WPIAL representative Scott Heinauer, Mars’ athletic director, clearing the way for more discussions. Half ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 17, 2015
By Joe Sager
Josh Raymundo School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Tennis Claim to fame: Raymundo teamed with Aaron Gruber to win the WPIAL Class AAA doubles title. Mars ...
Mars tennis adapts to Triple-A competition
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys tennis team’s first venture into WPIAL Class AAA was a successful one. After finishing as team runner-up the past two seasons in Class ...
Central Valley wins program’s 1st playoff game
By Chris Harlan
Once second baseman Rocco Martini made an over-the-shoulder catch for the final out Tuesday, Central Valley’s senior-heavy roster finally could celebrate the first playoff win ...
Mars baseball team seeking playoff push
By Joe Sager
The Mars baseball team hopes a strong end to the regular season results in a good start to the postseason. An emotional 5-4 loss to ...
Knoch comes from behind to edge Mars, clinches playoff berth
By George Guido
When Knoch and Mars engage in an athletic event, something big usually is on the line. Monday was no different. Mars was looking to tie ...
Mars girls lacrosse team adapts to changing roster
By Joe Sager
It’s not often a team can lose nearly 100 goals of production and not miss a beat. That’s the case for the Mars girls lacrosse ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 3, 2015
By Joe Sager
Mike Kolor School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Track Claim to fame: Kolor set a school and Mars Track and Field Invitational meet record in ...
New coach, familiar results for Mars lacrosse team
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys lacrosse team has a new head coach this year in Ed Monahan, but the Fightin’ Planets picked up right where they left ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 26, 2015
By Joe Sager
Corbin Kessler School: Seneca Valley Year: Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: The third baseman helped the Raiders climb to the top of the Section ...
Mars’ Rinaman sprints to 2 gold medals at host invitational
By Ed Phillipps
Hunched over with his head hanging, Mars’ Ori Rinaman mustered what energy he had left for his final effort at the Mars Invitational on Friday ...

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