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Brandt just one win from medal

March 8, 2013 HERSHEY — Altoona’s T.J. Brandt — the school’s all-time winningest wrestler and a four-time qualifier for the PIAA Class AAA Championships — is one win away from earning that elusive first medal. more »»

Experience could benefit area wrestlers at PIAA meet

March 7, 2013 For Bedford’s Ryan Easter, Claysburg-Kimmel’s Josh Brown, Chestnut Ridge’s Tyler Dibert and Moshannon Valley’s James Stodart, stepping onto a mat at the Giant Center this morning for the PIAA Class... more »»

No local wrestlers picked to reach finals in Class AA

March 7, 2013 Bedford coach Brian Creps says that Ryan Easter has been walking around with a smile on his face in the days leading up to the PIAA Championships. It’s not hard to figure out why he’s been smiling. more »»

Brandt thinking medal at states

March 6, 2013 T.J. Brandt has accomplished just about everything he could ask of himself as a wrestler in his four stellar seasons at Altoona Area High School. more »»

PIAA tourney toughest in the land

March 6, 2013 State titles or appearances in the PIAA Class AAA championship finals have been rare for wrestlers from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Philipsburg-Osceola. more »»

Easter’s finest: Bedford junior aims for third state medal

March 5, 2013 When Bedford’s Ryan Easter walked out to the Giant Center floor, in front of a packed house, for the PIAA Championships’ parade of champions for all of those wrestling for medals last year, he wore... more »»

Irwin: Regional meat grinder humbles even the best

March 5, 2013 Just when wrestlers feel good about the way they’ve been wrestling and they expect to stay on that postseason surf they’ve been riding, the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament comes up and smacks... more »»

Mirror wrestling rankings

March 5, 2013 106 POUNDS 1. Collin Glorioso Huntingdon Fr 35-4 2. Damian Huff Hollidaysburg Jr 24-4 3. Jonathan Gabriel Bedford Fr 32-4 4. Chris Thompson Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 19-3 5. more »»

Mirror wrestling leaders

March 5, 2013 WINS 1. Dibert CR 38-5 2. A. Buttry CR 37-6 3. D. Albright CR 36-6 4. Glorioso Hunt 35-4 5. Crouse CR 35-8 6. Hollingshead Alt 34-4 7. T. Williams Bed 34-5 8. Easter Bed 33-2 9. Claar CR 33-12 10. more »»

Three 2012 champions fall in regional finals

March 5, 2013 Thirteen state champions return to this week’s PIAA Championships, but three Class AA champs will enter the Giant Center as regional runners-up. more »»

Champ Brandt leads 4 AAHS matmen to states

March 3, 2013 Altoona Area High School senior T.J. more »»

’Cat fights the Law, and Law doesn’t win

March 3, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Between the District 6 finals two weeks ago and the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament, Huntingdon freshman Collin Glorioso and coach Jon Mykut came up with a new gameplan against... more »»

C-K’s Brown comes out on top as long-awaited rematch looms

March 2, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — It was the most white-knuckle bout of the first day of the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament, and it left Claysburg-Kimmel’s Josh Brown and his his coach, Dave Marko, draine. more »»

5 Blair County wrestlers one win away from titles

March 2, 2013 Five area wrestlers moved into today’s 12:30 p.m. more »»

Host Altoona boasts six grapplers at regional

March 1, 2013 Altoona coach Joel Gilbert has been coaching the Mountain Lions for six years, and his six-man contingent is the largest he’s returned to the Altoona Fieldhouse for the Northwest Regional Class AAA... more »»

Huff, Barton good bets to win regional

March 1, 2013 Hollidaysburg hasn’t had that many Northwest Regional Class AAA Tournament champions in its wrestling history, but the Golden Tigers could make some history this weekend. more »»

District 5 teams hoping for better regional this time out

February 27, 2013 There was a lot expected of District 5 in last season’s Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament, especially by its coaches, because of the quality of wrestlers and teams in the distric. more »»

Trip to states on line this weekend

February 27, 2013 For Claysburg-Kimmel’s Josh Brown, Bedford’s Ryan Easter and Chestnut Ridge’s Tyler Dibert, the Southwest Regional Class AA Tournament has been the launching pad for two trips to the PIAA... more »»

Coming a long way: Ridge’s Albright picked up the sport fast

February 26, 2013 Dan Albright had never really participated in any sports when he was younger. In fact, when he was 12 or 13 years old, he weighed about 330 pounds. more »»

Irwin: D-6 Class AAA tourney not what it used to be

February 26, 2013 One of the bigger topics fans and media were talking about at the Altoona Fieldhouse this past weekend was the District 6 Class AAA Tournament is certainly not what it used to be. more »»

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