Manley wins junior state title
JOHNSTOWN — Altoona’s Trevor Manley captured a state title in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Junior High Championships on Sunday.
Manley, competing at 252 pounds, pinned Southern Columbia’s Dyer Stine in 4 minutes, 11 seconds in the championship match.
Manley, who finished third a week before in the Area 11 championships behind Tussey Mountain’s Matthew Watkins and Juniata Valley’s Dalton Dick, decisioned Northern Lehigh’s Joshua Schaffer, 7-4, in the semifinals. He had pinned Greensburg Salem’s Joseph Gongaware in 3:55 in the quarterfinals.
Hollidaysburg’s Campbell Walls, the Area II champion at 157, placed runner-up in the state meet. He lost by decision to Muncy’s Ty Nixon, 12-5.
Earlier, Walls decisioned Shamokin Area’s Maximus Madden in the semifinals, 7-4, and pinned Donegal’s Joel Grillo in the quarterfinals in 3:58.
Chestnut Ridge’s Luke Moore placed fourth at 124 pounds, and Bellwood-Antis’ Alex Taylor was fourth at 147.
Placing fifth were Chestnut Ridge’s Calan Bollman (92) and Philipsburg-Osceola’s Kaleb Stamm (157), while Tussey’s Watkins was sixth at 252.
Waynesburg won the team title, followed by Southern Columbia, Forest Hills, Williamsport and Muncy. Forest Hills’ Jackson Arrington won the 97-pound title, Erik Gibson won the 140-pound title, and Noah Teeter was runner-up at 112.
Bush, Jeffries in top five
UNIVERSITY PARK — Central High School swimmers Christopher Bush and Jackson Jeffries competed at the District 6 2A Swimming & Diving Championships at Penn State where the duo both finished in the top five in their respective events.
Bush, a junior, placed second in the 200 IM with a new school record time of 2:04.59. He was also second in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.30.
Jeffries, a freshman, placed third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.36. He took fourth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.78.