Wrestling

Ridge second after day one

INDIANA — Chestnut Ridge started off a little bit slow in the first session on the opening day of the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament, but the Lions picked it up from there. Ridge advanced four, and nearly a fifth, into the semifinals on Friday in the Ed Frey Arena at the Kovalchick ...

Mtn. Lions looking for strong showing

Altoona has been knocking on the door leading to the District 6 Class 3A Tournament team leaders the last couple of years. Two years ago, the Mountain Lions had an historic day, crowning four champions out of five finalists — the most titles by an Altoona team since 1981 — finished fourth ...

Chestnut Ridge hoping for repeat success at regional event

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror The last time Chestnut Ridge advanced a school-record 11 wrestlers to the Southwest Regional Tournament was two years ago. The Lions won the regional team title for the first time in school history. Ridge is again taking 11 wrestlers to the regional ...

PIAA Southwest 2A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming regional wrestling tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Kaden Cassidy, Bishop McCort vs. Josh Boozel, Mount Union. Champion: Boozel. Comment: Boozel got pretty physical with Cassidy at districts in a loss. I think Boozel avenges the loss. 113 ...

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror TYRONE — Four Altoona wrestlers, including three-time District 6 champion Cole Manley, and one from Hollidaysburg were tabbed No. 1 seeds for the District 6 Class 3A Tournament at the seeding meeting Tuesday night at Tyrone High School. Joining Manley, who ...

Flo Wrestling fails miserably with huge match

College wrestling fans like me were all set to watch the Penn State-Oklahoma State match in the NWCA Dual Championship Series title match on Flo Wrestling on Sunday, but this is the message we got: “500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR’’ Bummer, something has gone wrong. “Sorry for the ...

Healthy Manley ready for run at state title

Altoona’s Cole Manley was wrestling at the NHSCA Virginia Beach National Duals in May, and he was on his game, beating nationally ranked wrestlers, including second-ranked Austin Gomez, a two-time Illinois state champion and Iowa State recruit. But in the second period of his bout against ...

CC’s Murin dominant in winning again

Central Cambria’s Max Murin was dominant in winning his fourth District 6 Class 2A title on Saturday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. How dominant? We’ll let his coach, Bob Nikolishen, always one to come up with unique comment, put his performance into words: “Max was a steel ...

Chestnut Ridge wins sixth straight crown

JOHNSTOWN — The beat goes on for the Chestnut Ridge High School Lions wrestling program. No pun intended, but the Lions earned the lion’s share of laurels at the District 5 wrestling championships held Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Sports Complex. Chestnut ...

22 find route to advance: MV’s Stewart part of good day for area

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Moshannon Valley 195-pounder Clayton Stewart was nicknamed “Bolt” by a former football coach because he couldn’t get the lock off of his seventh grade locker, and the bolt had to be cut off. Stewart certainly found the combination for an upset on the ...

District 5 Class 2A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the district wrestling tournament 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Caleb Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge vs. Eli Brougher, North Star. Champion: Holderbaum. Comment: Holderbaum just beat Brougher, 7-1, in the District 5 Duals. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Garret Cornell, ...

Golden Tigers lose in regular-season finale

MILL HALL — The Hollidaysburg wrestling team finished its regular season at 4-9 with a 53-13 loss at Central Mountain Thursday night in high school action. The Golden Tigers got a fall from Nathan Swartz at 138, a major decision from Cody Dively at 132 and a regular decision from Dalton ...

History awaiting Murin

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Central Cambria’s Max Murin has been setting school records his whole high school career, and this weekend he could add to the list. Murin is the all-time school career wins record holder with a 143-5 record, the record holder for wins as a freshman ...

Three Bearcats, CC’s Murin earn top seeds

TYRONE — Huntingdon will begin its quest for a fourth straight District 6 Class 2A Tournament this weekend with three No. 1 seeds. The Bearcats didn’t come close to the seven top seeds it going into last year’s tournament, but the Bearcats did all right at the seeding meeting at Tyrone ...

P-O tops Hollidaysburg

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola recorded three falls in edging Hollidaysburg, 36-27, in high school wrestling on Tuesday. Ian Klinger (160 pounds), Kyle Taylor (170) and Micah Sidorick (220) had falls for the Mounties. Brandon Anderson (195) and Noah Clark (120) contributed ...

Chestnut Ridge falls in PIAA Duals

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge won some close matches at the PIAA Duals the first two days, but the Lions weren’t able to get over the hump in their consolation quarterfinal match against a tough Southern Columbia. Southern Columbia won nine of the first 12 bouts, ...

’Cats eliminated; Lions still alive in consy rounds

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge was knocked off a run at the finals of the PIAA Team Duals by Bishop McDevitt in the quarterfinals, but the Lions bounced back to win a squeaker in the second round of consolations on Friday at the Giant Center. Huntingdon wasn’t as ...

Versatile youngster leads P-O to victory

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola freshman Jason Franchock has taken his lumps this season, partly because he’s outweighed in most of his bouts. He weighed in at 105 pounds on Friday night against Central. “He’s small but he’s mighty,” P-O coach ...

Bearcats, Lions move on to quarterfinals

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Both Chestnut Ridge and Huntingdon advanced to today’s quarterfinal round of the PIAA Dual Meet Championships, and both have big obstacles in front of them at Hershey’s Giant Center. District 6 champion Huntingdon went first and defeated District 4 ...

Biddle, Garner, Norris pin in Central victory

MARTINSBURG — Brock Biddle at 170 and Cam Norris at 195 got pins in two of the final three bouts to punctuate Central’s 50-24 dual meet wrestling win over visiting Northern Bedford on Thursday night. Austin Garner also won by fall for the Scarlet Dragons at 285, while Braeden Swab (138) ...