Butler - 46
Keystone Oaks - 33
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past JV performances...
Overtime Ends Season with Victory
The Golden Tornado boys JV team ended their season with a
66-62 overtime victory over the New Castle Red Hurricanes.
Butler was led by Dan Andreassi
with 15 points. Bobby Freshwater
had 14 points, Nate Hartung had
12, and Adam Palace scored 11
for the Tornado. Hartung grabbed 9 rebounds and Palace had
8. Butler ends the season with a 15 and 6 record. Best of
luck to the sophomores and juniors at the next level next
#23 in Overtime Wins it for Tornado
No, not Michael Jordan. In the previous meeting between Pine-Richland
and Butler the Tornado won in overtime with Bobby
Freshwater scoring 23
points. This time Butler defeated P-R 62-60 in overtime as
well. Freshwater only scored 13 points this time, but someone
else led the way with 23--Nate
Hartung. Adam Palace scored
15 points. Hartung also had 12 rebounds. Butler, 14 and 6,
will play its final game Friday afternoon against New Castle.
The game will be at 4:30 pm and be held at the IHS.
Butler Gets Back on Track
Following a tough loss to Blackhawk only 48 hours earlier,
the Golden Tornado bounced back in defeating Ambridge 59-45.
Butler was led by Dan Andreassi
with 16 points. Kyle Shaffer
had 10 points. Also, Adam Palace and
Bobby Freshwater each had 9 points
for the Blue 'n Gold. Butler, 12 and 6, will travel to Pine-Richland
Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm.
Cougars Claw Out Victory
In a hard fought game by both teams, Blackhawk defeated Butler
60-56. Leading the Golden Tornado was Bobby
Freshwater with 22 points. Nate
Hartung had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Also, Dan Andreassi
scored 9 points for Butler. Butler, 11 and 6, will host Ambridge
Friday night at 6:00 pm.
CT "Ice Man" Gilliland
It took a last second foul shot, but a win is a win. The Tornado
knocked off North Allegheny 44-43 compliments of CT
Gilliland's hot-hand, cool-shot free throw. Butler
was led by Bobby Freshwater with
14 points. Adam Palace had 10, and Gilliland and Nate
Hartung each had 8. The three aforementioned players
also had 5 rebounds apiece. Butler, 11 and 5, will play host
to Blackhawk Wednesday night at 6:00 pm.
"Quitting" Not in Tornado's Vocabulary
It didn't look like a good for the Tornado. At the half, Butler
trailed Seneca Valley 20-12. Butler could've thrown in the
towel and went home, but they didn't. Seneca did win 51-47,
but not without a fight. Leading Butler was
Bobby Freshwater with 18 points, 14 of which came in
the fourth quarter. Dan Andreassi
had 12 points and John Galante scored
9 points. Freshwater also grabbed 7 rebounds. Butler, 12 and
6, will play host to North Allegheny Tuesday night at 6:00
Titanic Effort Sinks Tornado
It just wasn't the Tornado's night. Shaler
came into Butler and blew away the Tornado 67-45. It seemed
that every time Butler got something going, the Titans were
there to put a halt to it. Butler was led by Nate
Hartung with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Adam
Palace scored 11 points and grabbed 14 boards. Butler,
12 and 5, will play at Seneca Valley Friday at 6:00 pm.
Close Call Goes to the Indians
In a game that close throughout, North Hills was able to upend
the Tornado 37-34. The win was thanks in part to a third quarter
in which Butler was outscored 10-3. Butler was led by
Nate Hartung with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bobby
Freshwater scored 8 points and had 6 boards. And Adam
Palace had 6 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Butler,
# and #, will play at home Monday night versus Shaler. Tip-off
is scheduled for 6:00 pm.
Kiski Area Drops Tornado
Kiski Area defeated the Butler JV's 56-48. Butler was led
by Bobby Freshwater with 19 points
and 6 boards. Dan Andreassi scored
10 points and Kyle Shaffer grabbed
9 rebounds. The Golden Tornado drops to 11 and 3. Butler will
play Franklin Regional next.
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A Palace in the Sky
Coming off their loss to Kiski only 24 hours before, Butler
rebounded and defeated Franklin Regional 41-37. The Tornado
led in the rebounding category 32-23.
Adam Palace led with 11 rebounds and Nate
Hartung, Dan Andreassi, and Bobby
Freshwater each had 5. Freshwater scored 16 points,
Palace had 8, and Hartung with 7. Butler, 12 and 3, will play
at 6:00 pm Friday at North Hills.
Almost JV Overtime
Butler was able to escape New Castle and
overtime with a 37-35 victory. With under 5 seconds remaining,
Bobby Freshwater connected on
a lay-up for the go ahead score. Butler was led by Freshwater
with 13 points and 6 rebounds. CT Gilliland
also had 7 points. Nate Hartung
contributed 8 rebounds while Adam Palace
had 7 boards. Butler, 11 and 2, will play at Kiski Monday
night and Franklin Regional Tuesday evening. Both games are
slated to begin at 6:00 pm.
Rams Fall to Tornado in Overtime
With only 2 seconds remaining in regulation, Pine-Richland
was able to sink a desperation trey to send the game to overtime.
That same opportunity presented itself at the end of OT, but
the shot fell short. In the 54-51 victory, Butler was led
by Bobby Freshwater with 23 points.
Dan Andreassi scored 10 while
Nate Hartung had 8 points. Adam
Palace grabbed 7 rebounds for the Tornado. Hartung
had 5 boards. Butler, 10 and 2, will invade New Castle Friday
night at 6:00 pm.
Freshwater Dries Out Plum
Despite having an early 10-point lead turn into 4, Butler
was able to hold on for the 56-47 victory over Plum. Butler
was led by Bobby Freshwater with
19 points. Kyle Shaffer had 10 points while Nate
Hartung and Matt Achesinski
each scored 8. Achesinski pulled down 14 rebounds as Shaffer
and Dan Andreassi had 7 boards.
Butler will play again next Tuesday hosting Pine-Richland
at 6 pm.
Turnovers Torment Tornado
Much like the girls' varsity on this night, turnovers lost
the game for the JV boys. Butler had 21 turnovers to NA's
8. But the Tornado only lost by a score of 54-51. Butler was
led by Nate Hartung and Bobby
Freshwater with 16 points apiece. Hartung also had
6 rebounds. Dan Andreassi scored
7 points with 7 assists. Matt Achesinski
had 6 points with 4 rebounds. Butler will play host to their
JV Holiday Tournament Friday and Saturday at the IHS gymnasium.
Opponents and times are TBA.
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Chris Wagner BHS
Can't Stop The Wall
Any offensive lineman in the Quad North knows his name: 6'4'',
350+ pound Nate Hartung. The
defensive tackle also plays a little roundball. Now Seneca
Valley knows his name as well. With a team-high 13 points
and 10 rebounds Hartung led Butler on to a 55-40 victory.
Kyle Shaffer had 10 points and
10 rebounds as well. Bobby Freshwater
scored 12 and Matt Achesinski
had 8 points. Hartung and Freshwater also had 4 assists each.
Butler, 6 and 1, play at NA this Friday. The game begins at
JV Overtime--Fresh as Water?
Possibly the most exciting aspect of high school basketball
is JV overtime. It is so enthralling due to its novelty nature.
It happens so rarely, you can't help but love it. Unless you
play for Shaler and lost to Butler on a post-buzzer free throw
56-55. As time expired in OT tied at 55, Bobby
Freshwater threw up a prayer 3-pointer. He was fouled
in the act of shooting, made his first foul shot, and won
the game. Freshwater led with 24 points and 7 assists. Dan
Andreassi had 9 points while
Matt Achesinski scored 8 with 7 rebounds. Butler, 4
and 1, play Connellsville Saturday at a special 1 pm start
The Tornado Rolls Again
On Saturday afternoon, Butler defeated Connellsville 53-44.
The Tornado trailed by 4 at halftime but opened the second
half with a 9-0 run to take the lead. Butler was led by Bobby
Freshwater with 17 points. Nate Hartung scored 10 with
6 boards. Matt Achesinski and
CT Gilliland each had 6 points
and CT had 4 blocks. Kyle Shaffer also
pulled down 5 rebounds for Butler. Butler, 5 and 1, plays
host to Seneca Valley Tuesday at 6 pm.
Butler Freshens Things Up
Despite a 10-0 run that spanned two halves, the Tornado
held on to defeat the North Hills Indians 40-35. Leading the
r scoring strike was Bobby
Freshwater with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Joel Rehm scored 9 and Adam
Palace 8. Junior Matt
Achesinski grabbed 4 boards as well. Butler, 1 and
0 section; 3 and 1 overall, will play Friday at Shaler. The
game begins at 4:30 pm. They will also play Saturday at home
against Connellsville at 12:30 pm
Butler Rocks the Rams
Someone once said, "When you have a team down, kick 'em."
That, in a way, is what Butler did in defeating Highlands
55-39. The Tornado opened the game with a first quarter 16-4
lead. Highlands never got back into it. Leading Butler's scoring
attack was Bobby Freshwater with
Matt Achesinski had 10 while Nate
Hartung added 8. Achesinski
grabbed 7 rebounds and Freshwater had 6 boards. Butler, 1
and 1, play their section opener Tuesday against North Hills
Butler Storms the Wolverines
The Woodland Hills football team may be
playing for the state title, but Butler dominated the Wolverines
on the court, 49-42. The leading scorer for Butler was
Bobby Freshwater with 13 points. Freshman Nate
Hartung also contributer 11 points for the Tornado.
CT Gilliland, Dan Andreassi,
and Adam Palace each had four
rebounds for Butler. Butler, 1 and 0, will play at home, Tuesday
night against Central Catholic.
That Dreaded Number
The varsity boys lost to Peters Twp. with 45
points. The varsity girls lost to Erie McDowell with 45 points.
Now its the JV boys turn. Although Butler put forth a tremendous
effort, they ended up on the losing end to Central Catholic,
59-45. In scoring, Bobby Freshwater
and Adam Palace each had 11 and
Matt Achesinski scored 10. Joel
Rehm and Nate Hartung
each had six for the Tornado. Achesinski grabbed six boards
while Palace tallied five. Butler, 1 and 1, plays at Highlands
Thursday night. Hopefully, they can stay away from 45 points.
Butler & New Castle Have
New Castle - 63
Butler - 51
Elbows were flying. Punches
were thrown. Kicks were hurled. But New Castle got in the
last blow, winning 63-51. Late in the game, Butler center
Sam Ward and an unnamed Hurricane player went for a loose
ball. It ended in the two being separated following their
brawl on the court. Neither were ejected, but each received
a foul for their actions. Ward ended with 10 rebounds for
the tenacious Tornado. In scoring, David Salsovic led with
15. Matt Slater had 12, Travis Bell had 10, and Tim Madigan
with 8. Butler
ends their season with a 12 and 9 overall record, 7 and 5
in the section. Thanks to coaches Dennis Gallagher and Mark
Maloy for a great year and all of Butler looks forward to
seeing these players next year at the next level.
Tornado Sends Rams Spinning
Pine-Richland - 26
Butler - 49
In yet another impressive
victory, Butler tore through Pine-Richland 49-26. Butler held
P-R to 4 points in the 1st, 3rd, and 4th quarters! Butler
was led by Matt Slater and
David Salsovic with 15 points apiece. Salsovic had
9 rebounds while Slater grabbed 7. Butler's record improves
to 12 and 8 with a 7 and 4 section record. Their final game
is Thursday, Feb. 8 at New Castle. Time is 5:00 pm.
North Hills - 42
Salsovic led the Golden Tornado with 19
points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Travis
and Matt Slater each scored
9 points for Butler. Slater also had 5 steals. Tim
Madigan added 7 points, 2 assists,
and 3 rebounds. Josh Wingfield
had 6 rebounds with 3 assists. Sam
added 5 rebounds and Tim Nebel
had 4 in a 47-42 victory for Butler over North Hills. Early
in the first quarter, North Hills led 11-2. But Butler stormed
back to take a 22-19 lead at half-time. The Tornado did faulter
a bit in the third quarter, trailing 35-33 going into the
fourth. But again Butler came back with 7 points from Salsovic
and 5 points from Bell to take
the victory and remain undefeated at home. Butler is now
and 5 with a section record of 5 and 2.
Shaler - 46
A Titan-ic Effort In another
hard fought game, Butler was able to defeat an upstart
team, 50-46. Leading the Tornado was Matt
Slater with 17 points and 6 rebounds.
Tim Madigan had 14 and
Travis Bell had 10 for Butler.
Both had 4 rebounds as did Sam Ward.
C.T. Gilliland added 3 boards.
For the second game in a row, Butler fell behind 11-2 early,
but closed the gap to 13-10 by the end of quarter number
one. Butler was ahead 16-10 in the second when Shalerwent
13 to 2 run. But the Tornado returned the favor with a run
of their own to tie the score at 29 at intermission. Butler
fought off a late Titan rally for the victory. Butler is
now 11 and 5 with a 6 and 2 section record.
Butler dropped their first home loss of the season to section
foe Seneca Valley Friday night. To begin the game, SV went
out to a 9-0 lead. But the Tornado fought back like always
and got within 1 at halftime, 28-27. Butler led at the end
of three, 42-40. But the Raiders were just too much. SV went
on a 15-8 run to close the game. Tim Madigan led the Tornado
with 15 points, 5 assists, and 4 boards. Matt Slater had 11
points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. Josh Wingfield added 8
points and Matt Achesinski 7. Travis Bell also had 5 rebounds.
Butler Falls Just Short One More Time ...
The J.V.'s played another hard fought game, this time at rival
North Allegheny. Butler lost again in the closing seconds,
54-52. Butler fell behind 10-2 early, however, they came back
again to take a 26-22 lead into the half. But NA wouldn't
go away. They also came back and would hold on late for the
victory. Butler was led in scoring by: Tim Madigan, 17; Josh
Wingfield, 16; and Matt Slater, 15. Travis Bell added 4. Madigan
also had 5 rebounds. Their record moves to 11 and 7 with a
section record of 6 and 4.
Another Close Game for the J.V.'s
The Butler boys' J.V. team
came to play Friday night, but they hit another bump in the
road. Ambridge upended the Tornado, 41-37 in a non-section
game. The game went back and forth all night until the Bridgers
hit an 8-2 run in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Butler
was led by Josh Wingfield with 8 and Matt Slater with 7 points.
In rebounding: Tim Madigan, 6; Sam Ward, 5; and Matt Slater,
Tim Nebel, and John Pribis; each with 4. Butler's record drops
to 11 and 8. Their last home game is Tuesday, Feb. 6.