High School Sports
Guts and glory
Mars wills its way to state title game, 62-61
ALTOONA – Belief and guts and love and trust.
3/20/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Cummings helps SSA pick up state title
Butler County resident Meredith Cummings helped bring a state title to Shady Side Academy.
3/19/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Pure joy for Planets
Mars girls bounce WPIAL champion Gateway, 50-38, reach PIAA 5A semifinals
CANONSBURG — Gateway made a run. Mars made history.
3/19/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Butler County HOF sets inductions
1978 Knoch football team, 9 individuals joining Hall of Fame at 53rd annual banquet April 28
LYNDORA — The Butler County Sports Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the organization's 53rd annual banquet at 6 p.m. April 28 at the Lyndora American Legion Hall.
3/17/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Still in the hunt
Mars in semifinals with clutch 60-51 win over Highlands
MONROEVILLE — The Mars Fightin' Planets only scored 17 points in the first half and played the final 3:49 of the game without stalwart guard Robby Carmody, who fouled out.
3/17/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Johnson nets 35 as Mars girls join PIAA quarterfinals with 61-53 victory
PLUM — Thomas Jefferson went cold while Mars' Tai Johnson remained red hot.
3/15/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Area PIAA Qualifiers
Following are the Butler County-area swimmers and divers who have qualified for the PIAA Championships, to be held Wednesday through Saturday at Bucknell University in Lewisburg.
3/14/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Mars stays alive
Planets use defense to stop Trinity in PIAA 5A playoffs, 49-40
MOON TWP — Mars turned an unfamiliar position into a very familiar result.
3/14/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Slow start, fast finish
Mars shakes off sluggish 1st half, rolls to victory
Mars girls hoops withstands sluggish start to advance in state playoffs.
3/12/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
4 for 4
Mars beats Hampton again, moves on
O'HARA TWP — There was no huge momentum swing in Friday's state playoff game between Mars and Hampton.
3/10/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
3 stay alive on mat
Newell, Herrera and Hornfeck reach quarterfinals
Three Butler County wrestlers are still alive for a state championship and will be competing in Class AAA quarterfinal action Friday at the Giant Center in Hershey.
3/9/2018 High School Wrestling 0 comments
Best in the State
Mars' Carmody named Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Player of the Year
ADAMS TWP — Mars' Robby Carmody found out Thursday before school that he had been named 2017-18 Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
3/9/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Masters of the mat
6 county wrestlers seek state glory at PIAA Championships
Christian Sequete and Alex Hornfeck are seniors set to compete in the PIAA Class AAA Wrestling Championships for the first time.
3/8/2018 High School Wrestling 0 comments
Mars falls in playoff opener
Mars ended its varsity hockey season Monday night with a 5-3 first-round Penguins Cup Class AA playoff loss to Franklin Regional at Center ice Arena.
3/6/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
WPIAL Wrestling Results
Here are results involving Butler County wrestlers at Saturday's WPIAL Class AAA Championships:
3/5/2018 High School Wrestling 0 comments
Herrera, Newell just miss titles
Mars' Hornfeck earns 3rd place
CANONSBURG — Alejandro Herrera and Louis Newell have plenty in common these days.
3/5/2018 High School Wrestling 0 comments
5 area wrestlers reach semifinals
Butler County will have five wrestlers in the semifinals Saturday after a good night on the mat at Canon-McMillan High School Friday at the WPIAL Class AAA Championships.
3/3/2018 High School Wrestling 0 comments
Gold Yet Again
Pierre adds to his haul
Mars' Pierre wins for second straight day at WPIAL Swimming Championships.
3/3/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Mars wins 1st WPIAL hoop crown
PITTSBURGH — Robby Carmody dangled from the rim, having rocked the basketball through the rim at Petersen Events Center. The Mars senior forward's dunk was merely symbolic.
3/3/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Mars' Pierre wins gold
Swims to first in the Class AA 200 freestyle
PITTSBURGH — The 200-yard freestyle is not Andrew Pierre's best event, but you wouldn't have known it by watching him swim the Class AA event Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool.
3/2/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
County swimmers after WPIAL titles
Clark, Karenbauer, Pierre among top contenders in respective AA events
Over the last year, Freeport's Ariana Clark made an increased investment into her swimming career — and is reaping the benefits.
3/1/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Comeback ends in defeat
Mars girls fall to OC, 48-44, in 5A semifinal
ROSS TWP — The consolation prize for Mars was getting back into and at one point, tying the game after falling behind by double digits.
3/1/2018 High School Basketball 0 comments
Class AAA Qualifiers
Following are Butler County's Class AAA swimmers who have qualified for the WPIAL Championships, scheduled Thursday and Friday at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool.
2/28/2018 Other High School Sports 0 comments
Planets break through!
Mars boys reach program's 1st WPIAL basketball championship tilt
WHITEHALL — The Mars boys basketball team is used to being the aggressor, often forcing opponents out of their gameplan on both offense and defense.