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Butler County spotlight athletes: April 13, 2014

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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 …
Another Raymundo makes racket on court for Mars tennis
By Karen Kadilak
By reaching the Class AA final last week, Mars sophomore Josh Raymundo became the second member of his family to play for a WPIAL boys …
Central Catholic’s Blasinsky, Sewickley Academy’s Ross win WPIAL singles titles
By Gary Horvath
As one champion ended his WPIAL tennis career on top, another burst onto the scene. Central Catholic senior Adam Blasinsky defended his title at the WPIAL Class AAA boys singles championship 6-2, 7-5 over Latrobe’s Chad Kissell on Tuesday at Bethel Park, and Sewickley Academy freshman Luke Ross claimed the …
Mars baseball team searching for right mix
By Joe Sager
The Mars baseball team has plenty of holes to fill — and not much time to do it. However, the Planets helped themselves a bit …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 30, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Tommy Pierre School: Mars Year: Senior Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Pierre helped lead Mars to the WPIAL and PIAA Class AA swimming championships. How …
Early offseason unfamiliar territory for Mars hockey team
By Joe Sager
The offseason started a little soon for the Mars hockey team. After all, the Planets had competed for the previous six Penguins Cup Class A …
Virginia Tech swimmer builds on Mars prep career
By Karen Kadilak
A freshman, former Mars standout Maggie Gruber was happy just to have competed for Virginia Tech at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships from March …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 23, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Abby Jones School: Knoch Year: Sophomore Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Jones placed second at the WPIAL championships and 15th at the PIAA championships in …
Super Six savor swim championship for Mars
By Joe Sager
The Mars boys swimming team won a state championship. And it did it in style. With only the 400 freestyle relay remaining at the PIAA …
Mars boys win PIAA Class AA swimming title
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — The Mars boys didn’t need a dramatic win or even a top-three finish. That didn’t stop the Planets from delivering the signature moment of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. Mars came from behind to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3 …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 16, 2014
By Tribune-Review
John Castello School: Mars Year: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Claim to fame: Castello helped Mars win a section title. The Planets reached the PIAA Class AAA …
Mars basketball team has solid foundation for future
By Joe Sager
For the Mars boys basketball team, the next wave is here. And, it made some strong ripples this season. The Planets, hit hard by graduation …
West Allegheny, Mars swimmers win PIAA titles
By Jason Mackey
LEWISBURG — Jarod Kehl had been working for this. Perhaps at a cost for the West Allegheny junior, too. But who cares now, right? Kehl tapered for the PIAA Class AA swimming and diving championships, ceding the WPIAL title to Chartiers Valley’s Drew Damich. On Friday at Bucknell University’s Kinney …
TJ beats Mars to advance to Penguins Cup final
By Mark Kaboly
Bill Crousey has been preaching defense all season. Even after Thomas Jefferson peppered an undermanned Mars team during a January game, Crousey harped on the …
PIHL semifinals roundup: Quaker Valley rallies to beat Freeport in final second
By Matt Grubba  and Mark Kaboly
Quaker Valley’s defense of its Penguins Cup title continues after a remarkable last-minute escape. The Quakers scored twice in the final 33 seconds of the …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 9, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Brooke Zukowski School: Knoch Year: Freshman Sport: Swimming Claim to fame: Zukowski claimed gold in the 100 breaststroke at the WPIAL Class AA swimming championship …
Mars boys swimmers bask in WPIAL gold
By Joe Sager
It’s quality over quantity for the Mars boys swim team. That’s how it’s always been and this year is no different, as the Planets team …
Breaking down the PIAA boys basketball playoffs
By Compiled By Chris Harlan
Class AAAA WPIAL/City League: New Castle (26-0), Hampton (22-4), Kiski Area (17-6), North Allegheny (21-4), Bethel Park (18-6), Allderdice (21-4). Around the state: Philadelphia’s Roman …
High school notebook: Lincoln Park looking forward to rematch with Johnsonburg
By Staff Reports
Lincoln Park wanted at some point this postseason a rematch with Johnsonburg, the team that ended last season’s playoff run. Well, here it is. WPIAL …
PIHL Penguins Cup playoffs preview: Defending champs face tough road
By Joe Sager
The road to Consol Energy Center begins Monday for PIHL teams when the puck drops on the Penguins Cup playoffs. Defending champions North Allegheny (Class …
Strong finish encouraging for Mars girls basketball team
By Joe Sager
A playoff loss can be devastating for any team. Not for the Mars girls basketball squad. In fact, the Planets can’t wait to get back …
Butler County spotlight athletes: March 2, 2014
By Tribune-Review
Connor Scott School: Butler Year: Sophomore Sport: Hockey Claim to fame: Scott scored seven goals in a three-game stretch to help Butler continue its hot …
North Allegheny swimmers sweep WPIAL championships
By Jason Mackey
The Upper St. Clair boys may have won the battle, but North Allegheny, as has become its custom, won the war. Ryan Dudzinski powered the …
North Allegheny girls again favored to win WPIAL swimming championship
By Jason Mackey
Jacquelyn Du wants the North Allegheny girls swimming and diving team to focus on its own times during Thursday and Friday’s WPIAL championships. With as …

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