Wrestling

Cornell wins battle while Glendale takes the war

FLINTON — The way the dual meet raced along, it appeared even the wrestlers wanted to see the highly anticipated 132-pound between Glendale’s Brock McMillen and Everett’s Garret Cornell. The first six bouts from 145 to 195 were pins in either the first or second period, with the Vikings ...

Bellwood-Antis downs Claysburg

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis lost its first bout of the night, but still went on to record a 59-18 wn over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action on Tuesday. The Blue Devils picked up falls from Trentin Whaley (195), Evan Pellegrine (285) and Alex Taylor (152). Claysburg-Kimmel ...

Glendale shines at Classic

CRESSON — Glendale coach Billy Dubler’s voice was shot. He was hoarse, and he could hardly be heard as he spoke. But you could sense the pride as he spoke about the way his wrestlers competed at the 45-team Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College. The Vikings had five ...

McGill, Knisely claim King of Mountain titles

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge closed out the 2018 King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in third place out of 32 schools with 158 team points. Council Rock South won the team title with 198.5 team points and two individual champions. Seneca Valley took second place with 189 ...

Glendale solid at Panther Holiday Classic

CRESSON —- Glendale sits in eighth place with 82.5 points as the top school from the Mirror coverage area in the team standings at the 2018 Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College on Friday night. Altoona is close behind in ninth place with 78.5. At 106, fourth-seeded Suds Dubler ...

Chestnut Ridge rolls past Bedford

NEW PARIS — Trevor Weyandt, Baltzer Bollman, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Dalton Seace won by fall as Chestnut Ridge dominated Bedford, 54-17, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Nathan Gabriel and Mathew Emerick pinned their opponents for the Bisons. 106: Simon Osman (CRH) over ...

Bearcats take down Mounties in tight contest

HUNTINGDON — Given last year’s nailbiter between Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola — won by the Bearcats — Tuesday’s dual meet between the teams figured to be another tight match. They didn’t disappoint. In a dual meet with seven bouts decided by four points or less, the ...

Ridge routs Central Cambria

NEW PARIS — Kai Burkett, Nathan Holderbaum, Taylor Claycomb, Gryphon Callihan, Seth Holderbaum, and Dalton Seace were all winners by for Chestnut Ridge in its 75-6 win over Central Cambria Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Trevor Weyandt won by technical fall, 17-2, in 5:45, ...

C-K’s Harr wins title

SAINT MARYS — Claysburg-Kimmel crowned one champion at the Saint Marys Kickoff Clasic in the form of Kobe Harr on Saturday afternoon in high school wrestling action. Harr won 1-0 over Saint Marys in the 160-pound final. He beat Cameron County’s Wendell O’Brien, by technical fall, 18-3, ...

McCready eyes national title

Hollidaysburg Area High School senior wrestling standout Mason McCready has his eye on a PIAA Class 3A state championship this upcoming season. Down the road, he’s hoping to become an NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling champion. McCready figures that Bucknell University is the best place ...

Condo leaves behind giant legacy in Philipsburg

Dick Condo was one of the most friendly, easy-going, humble and unassuming guys you could find near a wrestling mat or anywhere for that matter. I always expected to see him when I showed up at Philipsburg-Osceola High School for a wrestling match or a practice. He’d be there handing out ...

Lock Haven leaves impression on McClellan

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Lock Haven University senior Ronnie Perry provided one of the most thrilling stories in the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Cleveland this past March by taking second place at 149 pounds. Perry — a seventh-place finisher in the ...

Swartz gets his shot with D-1 program

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com By any measure, Nathan Swartz enjoyed an outstanding wrestling career at Hollidaysburg Area High School. Swartz logged a 97-43 career record in four years, with 53 true falls. He was a District 6 Class 3A champion at 138 pounds as a junior, and ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

2017-18 Mirror wrestling all-stars

It was a memorable 2017-18 season for Chestnut Ridge senior Justin McCoy, Altoona senior Parker McClellan and Glendale freshman sensation Brock McMillen. And not just because their last names begin with “Mc.” They all made it to the state finals, but they came up one win shy of ...

McCoy, McClellan cap banner careers

Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy’s run to the 152-pound finals of the PIAA Class 2A Championships was predictable, dominating opponents the way a returning state champion should. His shocking 8-1 loss to Frazier’s Thayne Lawrence, whom he had majored, 10-1, at the Southwest Regional, was ...

Lazor keeps Ridge program at high level

Chestnut Ridge Greg Lazor has turned the Chestnut Ridge wrestling program into a state power. The current run the Lions are one can be characterized as a dynasty. Lazor has been coaching at Ridge for 10 years, and he’s led the Lions to a 187-47 record, seven straight District 5 Tournament ...

Pennsylvania dominates Border Brawl with 13 W’s

JOHNSTOWN — Team Pennsylvania won 13 of 18 bouts, including both head-to-head matches between state champions, in a 51-18 victory over Team Maryland/West Virginia in the Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic at Richland High School on Sunday. Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy was named ...

Area stars to wrestle

JOHNSTOWN — The third annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic, which will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Richland High School in Johnstown, features four wrestlers from Chestnut Ridge High School, two from Penn Cambria and one from Portage. In all, 11 Pennsylvania school districts ...

Silver lining: Altoona’s McClellan drops title match, 7-5

HERSHEY — Some raised their eyebrows when Altoona’s Parker McClellan moved up to 220 pounds late in the season. The move nearly put him at the top of the medals podium at the PIAA Class 3A Championships on Saturday night at the Giant Center. McClellan, a senior in his second state ...