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Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Alyssa DiPippa, Butler

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Alyssa DiPippa
School: Butler
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Alyssa is a four-year starter who is one of three captains for the Golden Tornado this season. Alyssa averaging 9.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. She also competes in volleyball and track and field at Butler and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America. Alyssa will attend college either at Penn State or Kent State where she plans to major in either Architecture or Interior Design.

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Hockey: North Feature Athlete – Butler’s Dustin Davis

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Name: Dustin Davis
School: Butler
Grade: 12
Sport: Hockey

Background: Davis leads Butler in goals (16) and points (24), helping the Tornadoes to a 9-3-3 mark so far this season. The senior forward has been especially hot lately, including netting a hat trick and adding an assist in Monday’s 6-1 win over Upper St. Clair. Davis has scored at least one goal in each of his past five games and has 17 points over his past seven contests, helping Butler to a 5-0-2 mark over that span. 

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Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Butler's Tyler Frederick

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Name: Tyler Frederick
School: Butler
Grade: 10
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: Frederick scored 21 points to lead Butler to a 61-53 win Saturday against previously undefeated South Fayette. Frederick, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, has been one of the catalysts in Butler's 9-2 start (2-2 in Class AAAA Section 4). Frederick leads the Golden Tornado in scoring with 18 points per game and is one of the team's top defenders. Frederick is an interesting story because he didn't pick up a basketball for the first time until seventh grade. By eighth grade, he was dunking. Now he's one of the top scorers in Class AAAA.

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Hockey: Tornadoes tough to beat

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

It’s been a month and a half since Butler last lost a hockey game.

The Tornadoes last defeat came on Nov. 17, a 1-0 loss to Mt. Lebanon. Since then, Butler is 3-0-2 and has outscored its opponents 24-9. Butler hasn’t allowed more than three goals in a game since a 7-6 win over Canon-McMillan on Nov. 6.

Butler has gotten great goaltending from Clay Bachman, who is 6-3-2 with a 2.34 goals-against average and .923 save percentage on the season. Offensively, Connor Scott has led the way with 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists).

Butler will try to continue its unbeaten streak next Thursday when it takes on Penn-Trafford at 8:30 p.m. at Ice Connection.