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Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

By Joe Sager
Robby Carmody School: Mars Year: Freshman Sport: Football Claim to fame: Carmody caught two touchdown passes in Mars’ 28-13 loss to Thomas Jefferson in the ...
Mars football fights through adversity to find success
By Joe Sager
The Mars football team had high expectations entering the season — contending for a WPIAL Class AAA championship. That goal appeared to be taken away in ...
Previewing the PIAA soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS Peters Township vs. Great Valley When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium Records: PT: 21-2; GV: 19-5-2 How they got here: WPIAL champ ...
Thomas Jefferson’s ground game conquers Mars, 28-13
By Mark Kaboly
Austin Kemp meets with Bill Cherpak at his house every week to put together a play sheet and talk strategy for that night’s game. The get-together ...
Undefeated TJ prepares for Mars’ ‘very concerning’ ground game
By Dave Mackall
There’s little history between the football programs at Thomas Jefferson and Mars, yet there’s one thing they will be sure to have in common when ...
Statewide HSFB notebook: Perkiomen Valley rolls to PAC-10 title in District 1
By Staff Reports
When the high school football season kicked off in late August, Perkiomen Valley was a question mark. By the time the Vikings closed out their Pioneer Athletic Conference slate last week, however, they resembled more of an exclamation point. By dispatching Upper Perkiomen, 56-7, in its regular season finale last Thursday, Perkiomen ...
Previewing the WPIAL quarterfinals
By Staff Reports
Below is a look at some of the top WPIAL quarterfinal matchups: Class AAAA 2-Penn-Trafford (10-0) vs. 7-North Allegheny (8-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at ...
Montour’s long shots lead to WPIAL Class AA girls soccer title
By Bill West
In a manner that fit with its program history, Montour leaned on long shots to claim its first WPIAL girls soccer championship Saturday at Highmark ...
Mars volleyball grows up in higher classification
By Joe Sager
The Mars volleyball team’s first year in Class AAA didn’t go exactly as planned. After starting Section 3 play with a 3-0 mark, the Fightin’ ...
Mars rides Rinaman’s 6 TDs to win over Montour
By Chris Harlan
Mars coach Scott Heinauer was the only person excited about Friday’s cold, rainy forecast. Well, him and maybe his fullback. “This weather helps us,” said Heinauer, ...
Previewing the WPIAL soccer championships
By Bill West
CLASS AAA BOYS No. 1 Upper St. Clair vs. No. 3 Peters Township When: 8:15 p.m. Friday Records: Upper St. Clair (19-0-1), Peters Township (17-2) How ...
Unfamiliar schemes a challenge for Mars, Montour coaches
By Bill West
Mars coach Scott Heinauer and Montour coach Lou Cerro both spoke as if they’d studied film footage from an alien encounter rather than reviewed each ...
Big 1st half propels Mars girls soccer team past Yough, 3-0
By Bill West
Yough’s girls soccer team made shutdown defense its claim to fame on the way to an unbeaten regular season. Mars forced the Cougars offense to shoulder ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Oct. 26, 2014
By Joe Sager
Andrew Romanchak School: Freeport Year: Senior Sport: Football Claim to fame: Romanchak set a school record when he passed for 443 yards in a win ...
Mars hockey team seeking return to championship form
By Joe Sager
Last season was a rare off year for the Mars hockey team. The Fightin’ Planets missed out on playing for the PIHL Penguins Cup for the ...
High school notebook: Plenty to play for in GAC in Week 9
By Chris Harlan and Bill Hartlep
Just 11 of 64 possible WPIAL football playoff positions remain open heading into the final week of the regular season, and many teams have plenty ...
Mars girls golf team using season as building block
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls golf team can’t wait for next season. After all, the Fightin’ Planets return every member of the squad, which competed this fall at ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
By Joe Sager
Nic Leone School: Butler Year: Sophomore Sport: Golf Claim to fame: Leone led the Golden Tornado this season and advanced to WPIAL Class AAA ...
Mars grad’s consistency invaluable for Grove City golf team
By Joe Sager
There are a lot of variables in a round of golf. One thing the Grove City College men’s team can count on, though, is Christian ...
Knoch upsets No. 10 Mars to end 4-game losing streak
By Dave Yohe
Knoch coach Mike King knew his team was capable of big wins. His squad proved that again Friday night, knocking off No. 10 Mars, 14-7, in a Greater Allegheny matchup at Knoch Knights field. It marked the Knights’ second win this season over a ranked opponent and also ended their four-game ...
Different look, same results for Mars girls soccer powerhouse
By Joe Sager
The Mars girls soccer team continues to win in impressive fashion, which is nothing new. However, the Fightin’ Planets have a different identity after graduating an ...
HS highlight reel: Central Catholic’s Joseph commits to PSU
By Tribune-Review
Given a choice between NCAA wrestling perennial powerhouses, Central Catholic senior Vincenzo Joseph sided with the program that includes more familiar faces. Joseph committed to Penn State Monday, less than 72 hours after visiting Iowa, his other top option. The senior also made official visits to Virginia Tech, Cornell and ...
Mars grad returns from injury, shines for Kent State women’s soccer
By Joe Sager
Karli Paracca couldn’t wait to get back on the soccer field and prove she was at full strength. The Mars High School graduate left no doubt ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
By Joe Sager
Ori Rinaman School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Football Claim to fame: Rinaman rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns in Mars’ 44-6 win over ...
Butler County spotlight athletes: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
By Tribune-Review 6:10 p.m.
Cole Ferguson School: Mars Year: Junior Sport: Soccer Claim to fame: Ferguson has been one of the top offensive producers for Mars, which started the ...

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