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Irwin: Duals experience will aid Ridge down the road

January 3, 2013 In case you missed it, and you probably did unless you were checking out the internet, Chestnut Ridge went 4-1 at the Dale Bock Duals on Saturday in Chambersburg. more »»

Butler made huge impact on area wrestling

July 9, 2012 Jim Butler wrestled for Clearfield in the early 1960s, but he never made the varsity lineup. more »»

Irwin: Bedford-Ridge match was dual meet of the year

March 18, 2012 From Chestnut Ridge dealing with the death of a team member to Bedford winning its fifth straight District 5 Duals title to Claysburg-Kimmel winning the Southwest Regional Tournament, it was quite a... more »»

Irwin: Top talent at states always a shock to system

March 13, 2012 For some reason, the PIAA Championships are always a shock to my system, like a jab to the nose that leaves you seeing stars. Except the stars are wrestling on almost every mat at the Giant Center. more »»

Law will take Round 5 against CC’s Risaliti

March 8, 2012 Central Cambria coach Bob Nikloshen has compared the battles between Red Devil 160-pounder Tony Risaliti and Forest Hills’ Cody Law to the fight in Rocky IV between Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago. more »»

Brandt has good attitude going into Hershey

March 7, 2012 There’s all kinds of approaches wrestlers use to get ready for Hershey, but I like T.J. Brandt’s attitude going into the PIAA Class AAA Championships. more »»

Irwin: New state finals schedule is bad for wrestling

March 6, 2012 The lights are turned off at the Giant Center and a spotlight follows each finalist as they walk with their coaches to the mat. more »»

Altoona’s Brandt has what it takes to win regional

March 2, 2012 Altoona’s T.J. Brandt has rolled into the Northwest Regional Class AAA Tournament the past two years and come up just short when he advanced to the finals, losing both times. more »»

Staying on the limb this week and picking Szala to win

March 1, 2012 Less than two weeks ago, Penn Cambria’s Nick Szala worked his way through a rugged 138-pound weight class and won a District 6 Class AA title by beating Bellwood-Antis’ Trevor Helsley, 4-2. more »»

Irwin: Miller’s improvement pushes him close to top

February 28, 2012 When he came down off the District 6 Class AAA medals stand wearing a silver medal around his neck Saturday night at the Altoona Fieldhouse, Hollidaysburg’s Larret Miller was smiling. more »»

Tigers’ Huff should rise to top at 106

February 24, 2012 The talent level at the 106-pound weight class, or the former 103, has sometimes been lacking in District 6 Class AAA. more »»

Irwin: Weight class deserved attention for its depth

February 21, 2012 The 138-pound semifinal bouts of the District 6 Class AA Tournament were filled with so much talent they should have had spotlights shining on them. more »»

Weight class deserved attention for its depth

February 21, 2012 The 138-pound semifinal bouts of the District 6 Class AA Tournament were filled with so much talent they should have had spotlights shining on them. more »»

Gulibon returns from injury to win 4th title

February 21, 2012 Derry Area’s three-time state champion Jimmy Gulibon hadn’t wrestled since tearing his MCL on Dec. 30 in the Powerade finals. more »»

Claysburg’s Dively hoping to finally bring home gold

February 17, 2012 Among all of the storylines at the District 6 Class AA Tournament, Ty Dively’s quest for a title at 138 pounds — the toughest weight in the event — is probably the biggest one. more »»

Irwin: Eight to be inducted into D-6 Hall of Fame

February 14, 2012 Eight people will be inducted into the District 6 Hall of Fame over the next two weeks before the finals of the Class AA tournament Saturday and the Class AAA tournament the following Saturday at th... more »»

Irwin: Ridge improvements made D-5 finals a classic

February 7, 2012 When I was trying to figure out how close the Bedford-Chestnut Ridge rematch would be prior to Saturday’s District 5 Team Duals starting, I thought it would be a lot closer than the first time the... more »»

Irwin: Rumors create havoc in District 6 Duals flap

January 31, 2012 When the District 6 Class AA Duals pairings came out last week, Cambria Heights was the No. 8 seed and was scheduled to wrestle top-seeded Mount Union on Wednesday. That’s when it got messy. more »»

Irwin: Sanderson doesn’t take PSU’s victory personally

January 25, 2012 Cael Sanderson was the most successful college wrestler ever at Iowa State, claiming four national titles, going undefeated throughout his career and later winning a gold medal. more »»

Irwin: Weyant enjoying wrestling after auto accident

January 10, 2012 Claysburg-Kimmel’s Dylan Weyant burst on the scene last year as a junior with some big early-season wins. more »»

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