2020 WPIAL Champions


Baseball schedule/results
Butler 13 Knoch 3

Softball schedule/results
Butler 11 Kiski Area 0
Butler 6 Norwin 1

Basketball (Girls) schedule/results

Basketball (Boys) schedule/results

Golf (Boys) Schedule/results

Soccer (Boys) schedule/results

Soccer (Girls) schedule/results

Football schedule/results

Golf (Girls) Schedule/results

Volleyball Schedule/results

Tennis Schedule/results


Butler sophomore Wyatt Kos finished with an 8-over 79 and tied for 34th at the 2021 PIAA State Championship. Kos was the first Golden Tornado golfer to participate in the state playoffs in over 15 years.

Butlerís Hunter Swidzinzski tied for sixth in the 2022 PIAA boys Championship with a 73-75-148, 4-over-par.


2020 WPIAL
Butler senior CJ Singleton won the annual Marty Uher Invitational Saturday at California (Pa.) University. He completed the course in 16 minutes, 13 seconds for his first victory of the 2021 season.

Butler High Record

Butler Jr.High - 51 Fox Chapel - 32
Varsity Wrestling Coach Scott Stoner
"Our feeder system has been the key to our success,""Donnie Geibel has done a great job with the junior high."

Academics over...

2011 WPIAL

Butler - 11 Hampton - 8

Butler - 51 Shaler - 50

All-Section, All-WPIAL, All-State, All-Region, All-America, National All-America, McDonald’s All-America and Parade All-America at Butler HS … Named the Gatorade Pennsylvania Player of the Year as well as the Pennsylvania State Player of the Year
" Now I'm doing what I've dreamed about doing my whole life: playing pro soccer."
- former Butler High soccer player Meghan Schnur

There's only one thing left to do: turn pro.

PIAA State Champion


Butler 5 Burrell 0

Last Chapter

Athlete of the Year

National Treasure



3A Champions


4 Minute Man

WPIAL 3A Champion

Butler 11
Kiski Area 0
Butler 6
Norwin 1

Butler 13 Knoch 3

National Record

PIAA Silver Medalist

Butler 53 Pine Richland 52

Butler 58 Pine Richland 50

Butler 72 Seneca Valley 60

Drew Griffith
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Athlete of the Year

National Champion 2023

Butler 35 Knoch 27

PIAA Champion

On to the Semi-Finals....
Butler 3 Peters Township 0

Senior Hunter Swidzinski
needed to eagle #18 to get to the top of the leaderboard at the PIAA Golf Championship at Penn State's Blue Course...

...guess what...he did! Finishing 8 under, 64
the best round in the two day event.

...three playoff holes, a walked in 15 ft. birdie putt, and Butler has a PIAA State Champion... the number #1 Pennsylvania High School golfer of 2023 is...
Hunter Swidzinski.

Swidzinski goes 5-under in WPIAL team golf final

Hunter Swidzinski
carded a 5-under-par 67 to lead Butler to a runner-up finish at the WPIAL Class 3A boys golf team championship at Cedarbrook Gold Golf Course. It was the top individual effort out of 36 golfers. Also scoring for the Golden Tornado were Wyatt Kos (73), Boden Lenyk (73), Jase Renwick (81) and Blake Scott (84). The team finished with 378 strokes. Peters Township won the WPIAL title with 371 strokes

Section Champions

Boys Golf
Butler advances 6 golfers
All six Butler boys golfers made the target score of 81 or less during the WPIAL Individual Qualifier held at Cranberry Highlands. Hunter Swidzinski carded a 71 to earn medalist honors in the section for the second successive year. Boden Lenyk had a 74, Wyatt Kos 76, Jase Renwick 77, Levi McClellan 80 and Blake Scott 81.

Butlerís Griffith breaks Pa. high school
cross country record

Senior wins MileStat Invitational in 14 minutes, 21 seconds. Drew Griffith nears the finish line of the MileStat Invitational Saturday in Mechanicsville, Va. He won the 5,000-meter course in a time of 14 minutes, 21 seconds, to break a Pennsylvania record by three ticks.
Drew Griffith competed outside of Pennsylvania and wound up leaving his mark in the Commonwealth regardless. The Butler senior competed in the Boys Elite division of the MileStat Invitational in Mechanicsville, Va., and won the event, completing the 5,000-meter course in 14 minutes, 21 seconds. That snapped the previous Pennsylvania high school 5,000-meter mark of 14:24, set by Gary Martin of Archbishop Wood two years ago.
ďI knew what the record was and that I would have loved to break it at some point, but I didnít go down (to Virginia) for that reason,Ē Griffith said. ďIt was a big event with a lot of top runners and I was excited to see how Iíd do.Ē
He wound up doing better than everybody
John Enrietto Eagle Sports Editor

Butler 4 Knoch 0

Butler 3 Canon Mac 1
Audrey Lehman produced 14 kills, 16 digs and four aces as the Butler girls volleyball team stunned Canon-McMillan, 3-1. The Big Macs entered the match ranked No. 2 in the WPIAL and took only their second loss of the season. Match scores were 25-23, 21-25, 25-17, 25-22

Butler 38 Brashear 0

Butler 27 Meadville 26

Butler 184 North Allegheny 185
Jase Renwick carded a 33 for the Golden Tornado at North Park Golf Course. Butler (8-2, 5-2) also received a 35 from Hunter Swidzinski and a 38 from Wyatt Kos.

Butler 3, Central Catholic 1
Cody Lubinsky scored twice and Mason Anderson found the net once for the Golden Tornado. Jaxon Llewellyn, Andrew Lucas and Landon Stevenson each contributed an assist.

Butler 1 Pine Richland 0

Butler 1 Pine Richland 0

Butler 3 West Middlesex 0
Behind efforts by Audrey Lehman and Brynn Cornibe ó who combined for 30 kills ó and Molly Wogan (40 assists), the Butler girls volleyball team downed West Middlesex in three sets. The Golden Tornado (2-0) claimed the games by scores of 25-20, 25-11, and 25-22. Lehman added nine aces and Cornibe five.
The JV team also won, 2-1.

Butler 3 Erie Prep 0
Audrey Lehman tallied nine kills and four service aces to lead Butler to a sweep of visiting Cathedral Prep by scores of 25-17, 26-24 and 25-17.

Butler 184 Shaler 214
Macie McLister and Paige Ponteous both carded 41 and the Butler girls golf team defeated Shaler, 184-214

Butler 188 North Allegheny 192
Three Butler golfers shot 38 or better as the Golden Tornado boys downed North Allegheny, 188-192, at Slippery Rock Golf Club. Hunter Swidzinski led the way with a 35, followed by Wyatt Kos (37) and Levi McClellan (38).
The Golden Tornado now stand at 4-1 overall
and 2-1 in section play

Butler cross country runners
Slear, Brewster
top Butler Road Race 5-mile field

Butler 5 North Allegheny 2

Butler 3 Pine Richland 0
Butler had little trouble topping Pine-Richland in boys volleyball action, sweeping the Rams by scores of 25-11, 25-12 and 25-21. Max Gianneski dropped 14 kills on P-R, Alex Moncello had 32 assists and Andrew Archer served up three aces. Adam Kaufman added 18 digs for the Golden Tornado (7-3, 4-2)

Butler 19 Fairview 6

Butler 5 Pine Richland 4

Butler 8 Pine Richland 6
Behind multi-hit performances by five hitters, Butler took the third of its three-game section baseball series with Pine-Richland with an 8-6 win. Left fielder Liam McElroy had two base knocks ó including a triple ó and center fielder Mac Schnur had three hits on the day. Boden Lenyk earned the win on the mound by going two innings. Lance Slater, Noah Collins, and James Desmond all had two hits apiece.

Butler 22 Knoch 11

Butler 15 North Catholic 8

Butler 65 Pine Richland 61

Butler bowlers clinch section crown
Eric DeVore rolled a 731 series Wednesday as the Butler boys bowling team clinched the WPIBL North section title with a 7-0 victory over Shaler at Family Bowlaway. DeVore rolled games of 236, 249 and 246. Luke Keene added a 646 series and high game of 234. Rocco Rice contributed a 243-639 for the Golden Tornado (8-0). Butlerís girls clinched a WPIBL playoff berth with a 7-0 triumph. Natalie Coughenour rolled a 541 series and 199 game while Kelsee McConnell had a 515 series for Butler (6-2).

Butler 46 Seneca Valley 42

Butler 81 Bethel Park 66

Butler bowlers sweep rival Tigers
Butlerís boys put together four different 600 series and the Golden Tornado bowling teams
went on to sweep North Allegheny, 7-0.
Eric DeVore paced the Golden Tornado boys with a 242 game and 671 series. Luke Keene added a 225-647, Zach Kniess a 644 series and Alex Ekas a 631.
Butlerís boys are 5-0 on the season.
Kelsee McConnell led the Butler girls (4-1) with a 224 game and 587 series, Natalie Coughenour had a 539 series and Makenzie Zimmerman rolled a 232 game.

Butler 57 Avonworth 42

Butler 52 Obama Academy 35

Butler 75 Slippery Rock 48

Golden Tornado 67 Mercyhurst Prep 43
Thanks to double-figure scoring efforts from Justine Forbes, Amelia McMichael, and Hannah Aldridge, the Butler girls basketball team downed Mercyhurst Prep, 67-53, on the road. The Golden Tornado went 16-for-19 from the stripe, along with knocking down seven treys. BUTLER 67
Justine Forbes 20, Amelia McMichael 18, Hannah Aldridge 14, Sydney Patterson 9, Avery Maier 4, Jessica Chwalik 2. Totals: 22 16-19 67.
Kulyk 18, Messer 15, Lang 10, Stevenson 6, Pierce 4. Totals: 22 3-4 53. Butler 18 8 15 26 ó 67 Mercyhurst Prep 21 14 8 10 ó 53 3-point goals: Butler 7 (McMichael 4, Aldridge 2, Forbes); Mercyhurst Prep 6 (Kulyk 2, Stevenson 2, Lang 2)

Butler 67 Franklin Reginal 48

Butler 94 Armstrong 51
Butler 81 Armstrong 58

Butler 85 Plum 61

Butler 63 Kiski 33

Butler 64 Kiski 61

Butler 53 Avonworth 48

Butler 71 Obama Academy 43

Griffith shatters course record
in winning WPIAL cross country

Butler 35 Shaler 28

Butler 37 Erie 20

Butler 195 Pine-Richland 206
Butlerís strong effort, paced by a 35 from Ryan Porch, was too much for Pine-Richland as the Golden Tornado coasted to a 195-206 victory at Slippery Rock Golf Club.

Butler 3 Cathedral Prep 0
Ava Plunkard had 22 assists, 12 digs and two aces as Butlerís girls volleyball team opened the season with a 3-0 victory at Cathedral Prep. Match scores were 25-17, 25-10, 29-27. Brynn Morton tallied eight kills and six digs for the Golden Tornado. Brynn Cornibe contributed six kills and two block

2022 PIAA Champions

WPIAL Champions Again

Butler 3 Seneca Valley 1

Double Duty

6 in a row

Butler 10 Gateway 0

State Champions

Butler tennis off to 2-0 start...

Butler 81 Norwin 73

Butler 72 Hampton 65

Butler 66 Hampton 57

Butler 69 NorthAllegheny 59

Butler 40 Shaler 22

Butler 86 North Allegheny 79

Butler 57 Hempfield 41

Butler 81 Hempfield 77


Butler 62 Seneca Valley 55

Butler 55 North Hills 16

Butler 50 Franklin Regional 27

Butler 70 Erie Prep 35

Butler 84 Latrobe 58

Butler 4 Central Catholic 0

Butler 60 Franklin 8

Butler 56 Harbor Creek 6

Butler 1 Pine Richland 0

Butler 3, Hampton 2
Singles: 1-Megan Kang (H) def. Mikayla Turner 6-3, 6-1; 2-Grace Stitt (H) def. Jillian Clark 6-1, 6-1; 3-Carly DeVore (B) def. Emma Spiess 6-3, 6-1 Doubles: 1-Cameron Hanratty/Ali Smith (B) def. Mallory Malloy/Abi Green 6-1, 6-0; 2-Emily Porneluzi/Bekah Kalberer (B) def. Katie Baker/Heidi Kroneberg 6-2, 3-6, 6-1

Butler 0 Seneca Valley 0

Butler 188 Pine Richland 217
Behind sophomore Hunter Swidzinski's 1-under 34, the Butler boys golf team carded its lowest score in over a decade in a 188-217 win over Pine-Richland at Hiland Golf Course.
The Golden Tornado (7-2, 10-2) also received 37s from Colin Patterson and Ryan Porch and 38s courtesy of Lucas Slear and Tyler Figlioli. Butler (188): Hunter Swidzinski 34, Colin Patterson 37, Ryan Porch 37, Lucas Slear 38, Tyler Figlioli 38

Butler 190 Mars 198
Ryan Porch and Tyler Figlioli both carded 37 to lead Butler to a 190-198 win over Mars at Hiland GC. Hunter Swidzinski shot a 38 for the Golden Tornado (7-2, 5-2).

Butler 8 Meadville 1
Chloe Weiland, Leah Deal and Madison Rose all scored two goals as Butler defeated Meadville, 8-1. Vanessa Drohan also scored for the Golden Tornado (5-0). Mckenna and Delaney Yaracs combined for three saves in goal.

Butler 4 North Hills 0
Sam Miller scored a pair of goals as Butler remained unbeaten with a 4-0 win at North Hills. Chloe Weiland and freshman Sydney Patterson also scored for the Golden Tornado (1-0, 6-0), Mckenna and Delaney Yaracs combined for six saves in goal.

Butler 27 Meadville 13

Butler 201 North Hills 234
Tyler Figlioli managed a 37 and Wyatt Kos a 38 as Butler defeated the Indians at Shannopin Country Club. The Golden Tornado improved to 6-2 in the section and 8-2 overall. Butler (201): Tyler Figlioli 37, Wyatt Kos 38, Parker Worsley 41

Butler 183 Shadyside 218

Butler's Ainsley Plant follows through on her swing on the No. 3 hole at Hiland Golf Course.
The Golden Tornado girls golf team deferated Shady Side Academy, 183-218.

Butler 199 North Allegheny 208
Tyler Figlioli, Hunter Swidzinski and Lucas Slear each carded a 39 to lead Butler to a 199-208 win over North Allegheny at North Park Golf Course. The Golden Tornado improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in section matches. Butler (199): Tyler Figlioli 39, Hunter Swidzinski 39, Lucas Slear 39 North Allegheny (208): Jake Watterson 39, Chris Hoffman 41, Collin Wang 41

Butler 202 Seneca Valley 208
Seneca Valley's Nolan Nicklas and Butler's Colin Patterson both shot a 37, but it was the Golden Tornado who came away with a 202-208 boys golf section victory at Butler Country Club. Hunter Swidzinski contributed a 40 for Butler (4-2, 6-2). Seneca Valley (208): Nolan Nicklas 37, Casey Clawson 41, Nolan Kummer 43 Butler (202): Colin Patterson 37, Hunter Swidzinski 40, Wyatt Kos 41

Butler 180 Shaler 220
Paige Scott carded a 34 to lead the Butler girls golf team to a 180-220 victory over Shaler. Ainsley Plant added a 46 for the Golden Tornado (4-1, 3-0), who play Fox Chapel Thursday at the Pittsburgh Field Club. Butler (180): Paige Scott 34, Ainsley Plant 46, Paige Ponteous 48, Taylor Temple 52 Shaler (220): Jordan Geidel 51, Gabby Geyer 53, Sydney Lang 55, Noelle Roth 61

Butler 7 Hempfield 0
Butler's girls soccer team improved to 3-0 as Chloe Weiland scored three goals, Ella Rekich and Tori Stevenson two apiece in a 7-0 blanking of visiting Hempfield. Delaney Yaracs played the first half in goal for Butler, which used three netminders on the night.

Butler 5 North Hills 0
Landon Mohney had two goals and an assist as Butler (3-0) stayed unbeaten with a 5-0 shutout of North Hills. Evan Lubinsky, Cody Lubinsky and Jack Beneigh scored a goal each. Noah Wolford and Drew Knight split duties in goal for the Golden Tornado.

AAA Champions

Butler 2 Seneca Valley 0

Butler 13 Armstrong 3

Butler 4 Kiski Area 3

Butler Knoch

Butler 58 Penn Trafford 55
(watch final seconds in OT)

Butler 48 Hempfield 36

Butler 59 Norwin 46

Butler 74 Pine Richland 71

Carney comes up big...

Butler 74 Canon-Mac 37

Butler 46 Pine Richland 39

Butler 92 Seneca Valley 83

Butler 48 Penn Trafford 27

Butler 52 North Hills 26

Butler 78 Kiski 58

Butler 82 Latrobe 72

On to the WPIAL Championship

Butler 28 Slippery Rock 3

Section Champion

Butler 4 Seneca Valley 0

Butler 55 Blackhawk 14

Butler 3 Pine Richland 0

Butler 183 North Hills 212
Three Butler golfers carded a 35 as the Golden Tornado (9-5) ended the regular season with a 183-212 win over North Hills.
Colin Patterson, Tyler Figlioli and Hunter Swidzinski led the Butler win

Butler 2 Seneca Valley 1

Butler's boys soccer team defeated Seneca Valley, 2-1. Ian Llewellyn scored the first goal on an assist from Cody Lubinsky. Landon Mohney had the second goal, which was unassisted

Butler 4 North Hills 0

Butler's Vanessa Drohan (7) battles for possession of the ball during the Golden Tornado's 4-1 girls soccer win over North Hills
Sam Miller and Chloe Weiland both scored a pair of goals and Butler remained unbeaten with a 7-0 victory over Shaler. Paige Miller and McKenna Yaracs split time in goal for the Golden Tornado (7-0, 6-0

Butler junior C.J. Singleton holds a sizable lead down the final stretch in the boys cross country meet at Butler.
Singleton won the race in 16 minutes, 19 seconds

Singleton wants it all for Butler

Butler's Ryan Porch carded a 1-under-par 35 on the back nine Monday at North Park to make the cut at the WPIAL section 3 individual qualifier. A sophomore, Porch will be moving on to the semifinals. Other Golden Tornado golfers in the event were Colin Patterson, Tyler Figlioli, Lucas Slear, Hunter Swidzinski and Wyatt Kos

Butler's Paige Scott and Landis Ruth qualified for the WPIAL Individual Finals with their efforts at the qualifying round held at Fox Chapel Golf Club

Golden Tornado out to 2-0 start

Scott cards 35

Butler Girls now 4-0
Butler's girls golf team improved to 4-0 with a 166-213 victory
over Kiski Area at Apollo Elks Golf Club
Butler (166): Paige Scott 37, Landis Ruth 41,
Ainsley Plant 44, Chloe Paulisick 44

Butler 213 Shaler 236
Tyler Figlioli and Ryan Porch both carded a 41 for Butler (2-2) at Wildwood Golf Course. Butler (213): Tyler Figlioli 41, Ryan Porch 41, Wyatt Kos 42

Pennsylvania Player of the Year

Cardiac Kids roll on...
Butler 77 USC 73


Butler 93 Central Daulphin 90

"We are the...


Off to the Big Show...

and the beat goes on...


Section Champions

Butler Bowlers Section Champions....

Butler 76 Seneca
Valley 54

Butler 103 Pine Richland 83

Butler 94 Pine Richland 86

Butler 65
Central Catholic 54

TSTCA Champions

2000 Club

Butler 70 North Hills 50

Butler 49 Shaler 42

Butler 72 North Allegheny 57

Butler 80 Seneca Valley 66

Butler 88 PineRichland 84 OT

Butler 51 Knoch 27

Butler 49 PineRichland 47

Emma Monteleone made a driving layup with
3.8 seconds

Butler 102 Mars 84
Butler 85 Mars 72

Butler 61 North Hills 50

Butler 61 North Allegheny 51

Butler 49 Pine Richland 47

Butler 75 Mt. Lebanon 71

Butler 73 Plum 45

Butler 66 Franklin Regional 31

Butler 6 Connellsville 0

Butler 3 North Allegheny 0

Butler 3 Mars 1

Butler 5 North Hills 1

Butler 65 Grove City 64

Butler 13 Knoch 4

Butler 90 North Allegheny 60

"Challenging his comfort zone"

On to the Big Show

Butler 75 Upper St. Clair 70

Butler 72 North Hills 59

Butler 59 North Allegheny 44

Butler 60 New Castle 21

Butler 82 Seneca Valley 67

Butler 76 Central Catholic 57

Butler 103 Mars 81

Butler 46 Armstrong 24

Butler 72 North Allegheny 65

Butler 75 McDowell 72

Are you kidding?

48 points


Butler 36 Shamokin 28

Butler 3 Seneca Valley 2

Butler 3 Shaler 2

Butler freshman Paige Scott fired a 76 at Suncrest Golf Course Wednesday to place first at the WPIAL Girls Individual Qualifier. Scott's finish advanced her to the WPIAL Girls Individual Finals, which will be held Oct. 3
Butler's boys Brayden Setnar, also shot a 76 and placed 4th

Butler 4 USC 1

Butler 3 Seneca Valley 1

Best season record in quarter century.

Back to Back
WPIAL Champions


Boys Runner-up
WPIAL Champions

Butler 6 Shaler 3

Headed for Gold?

54th Annual Invite

Butler 4 North Allegheny 1

Butler 85 North Allegheny 65

Butler 7 Armstrong 4

Butler girls win 3rd straight TSTCA title...

Junior High Girls Basketball

Butler 36 Seneca Valley 35

Butler 56 Hampton 43


Butler 73 North Allegheny 55

The Golden Tornado boys distance relay team
set school record...

Butler 56 Shaler 37

Butler 72 Seneca Valley 67

Butler 70 Central Catholic 63

Butler 46 Pine Richland 26

Butler 51 North Catholic 47

Butler 58 North Allegheny 56

Butler 95 Mars 89

Butler 92 Mars 71

Butler 40 Knoch 25

Butler 52 Allderdice 44

Butler 78 North Hills 66

Butler 82 Shaler 58

Butler 49 Deer Lakes 41

Butler 75 Highlands 65

Butler 7 Shaler 0


Butler 28 Canon Mac 26

Butler 45 Altoona 28

Butler 47 Shaler 0

Butler 5 Shaler 0

Butler 2 Pine Richland 1
Butler wins in overtime
Stewart header lifts Tornado
Justin Stewart headed in a goal off a set piece taken by Tate Mohney with two minutes remaining in the second overtime as Butler's boys soccer team edged Pine-Richland, 2-1. Mohney scored a goal early in the first half. Andrew Chwalik earned the win in net for Butler (3-1, 2-0).


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