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Heinauer sees benefits for Mars from 7-on-7 scrimmages

By Joe Sager
High school football practice officially starts in August. Like many teams, though, Mars has been putting in work over the summer. “We’ve been pretty busy. …
Mars grad Cannon guiding Seton Hill pitchers
By Joe Sager
D.J. Cannon wanted to find a job in sports once he graduated from Seton Hill University. Turns out the 2007 Mars graduate didn’t have to …
Mars softball team savors successful season
By Joe Sager
Many members of the Mars softball team can’t drive yet. That didn’t stop the Planets from racking up the miles this season. Due to unusually …
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 15, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Matt Rafferty School: Seneca Valley Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Rafferty helped No. 16 seed Seneca Valley win a WPIAL Class AAAA championship …
Fledgling Mars girls lacrosse program looks to build on success
By Joe Sager
First-year jitters? Not for the Mars girls lacrosse team. The Planets began their first year as a varsity sport in impressive fashion. The team finished …
Butler County spotlight athletes: June 8, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Vince Augustine School: Seneca Valley Year:  Junior Sport: Baseball Claim to fame: Augustine bats fourth for the Raiders and helped the team capture the WPIAL …
Mars tennis team ready to move up in 2015
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys tennis team proved it is one of the state’s best. And the Planets are ready to show it at the highest level …
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 …
Thomas Jefferson edges Mars in 9-inning thriller
By Dave Mackall
On a night full of excitement for the Thomas Jefferson softball team, Lacie Lautner stayed calm. Lautner outdueled Niki Schlegel in a battle of sophomore …
Breaking down the WPIAL softball championships
By Compiled By Jason Mackey
Class AAAA Canon-McMillan vs. Shaler 7 p.m. Thursday, Cal (Pa.) No. 1 Canon-McMillan (18-3) Coach: Michele Moeller No. Name Pos. Yr. 0 Linda Rush SS So. 34 Brittney Crawford LF Fr. 13 Abby McCartney CF Jr. 8 Olivia …
Mars baseball team will regroup after another early WPIAL exit
By Joe Sager
Mars had a good feeling it would make a long run in the baseball playoffs. Instead, Indiana silenced the Planets with a 10-0 win in …
Trib Cup: Mars softball headed to WPIAL title game
By Tribune-Review
The Mars softball team came up short in its bid to win its third consecutive Section 5-AAA title this year, but the failure turned into a blessing. Head coach Michele Goodworth struggled to keep her squad focused to play consistent softball given the constant postponements due to weather. Seeing Knoch’s …
Mars girls hang on, reach Class AAA semifinals
By Jason Orfao
It took a pair of nail-biting, one-run wins to lift 11th-seeded Mars into the WPIAL Class AAA semifinals, but it appeared the Planets would coast into the championship after jumping out to a big lead Thursday at Fox Chapel. Elizabeth Forward, the No. 7 seed, made the Planets endure plenty …
Mars topples West Mifflin in pitchers’ duel to advance in playoffs
By Mark Kaboly
Paige Flore’s stats were coming eye-opening. The West Mifflin senior pitcher went into Tuesday’s Class AAA quarterfinal game against Mars with a WPIAL-leading 16 wins, …
Butler County spotlight athletes: May 18, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Hannah Kendrick School: Seneca Valley Year:  Junior Sport: Lacrosse Claim to fame: Kendrick scored her 100th career goal and helped Seneca Valley reach the postseason. …
Mars baseball team gets hot as WPIAL playoffs approach
By Joe Sager
The Mars baseball team has built momentum heading into the postseason. That’s a remarkable feat considering the poor weather the Planets and every other local …
Shady Side Academy, Sewickley Academy continue tradition of success at WPIAL boys tennis finals
By Gary Horvath
Tradition was on display Thursday at the WPIAL boys tennis team finals at North Allegheny. Sewickley Academy won its 11th straight Class AA title 4-1 …
Clemente Jr., ex-Steeler Ward honor WPIAL’s most positive athletes
By Gary Horvath
The Senator John Heinz History Center was host to the third annual Western Pennsylvania Positive High School Athlete Awards on Saturday. The event, put on …
Mars lacrosse team continuing to grow in second season
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys lacrosse team proves that it’s possible to learn and win at the same time. Last season, the Planets, in their first year …
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 27, 2014
By Tribune-Review 4:18 p.m.
Abbie Thrower School: Knoch Year:  Junior Sport: Softball Claim to fame: She hit .414 through Knoch’s first nine games. Her five doubles tied for the …
Mars girls lacrosse team making strides in inaugural varsity season
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls lacrosse team is in its first year of varsity-level action. So far, so good for the Planets. Like the Mars boys lacrosse …
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 County Hall of Fame reunites Mars girls team
By Joe Sager
During the 1976-77 season, the Mars girls basketball team celebrated many triumphs on its way to the PIAA Class AA championship game. The Planets are …
Butler County spotlight athletes: April 13, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Track and field Claim to fame: Rinaman swept the two sprints and two hurdles events in a meet …
Mars softball team feels at home on the road
By Joe Sager
This year, the Mars softball team has felt at home on the road. Thanks to inclement weather and poor field conditions, the Planets were scheduled …

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