Wrestling

Brown gets Division I ride

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Moshannon Valley’s Larry Brown’s thoughts since he finished fifth at the PIAA Class 2A Championships have been primarily focused on where he was going to continue his wrestling career. In the end, though, the Black Knight senior 160-pounder chose Division ...

Manley savors national title

Altoona’s Cole Manley wasn’t satisfied with the way his high school season ended at the PIAA Class 3A Championships, finishing fifth at 132 following an ultimate tiebreaker loss in the semifinals and a tiebreaker setback in the consolation semifinals. That drove him last Saturday as he ...

Tigers’ Moore to step down

From Mirror reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District announced on Monday that wrestling coach Mike Moore is stepping down after 15 years as the head of the program. “My decision has not been made lightly,” Moore said in a press release. “I hold every ...

Mirror wrestling all-stars: State champions highlight 34th annual team

It was a banner 2016-17 wrestling season for state champions Central Cambria’s Max Murin (138), Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy (145) and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver (170) and their teams. Murin and Oliver captured their second state titles, while McCoy was the program’s first state champ ...

Murin, Oliver put stamps on careers

They have two of the most dominating wrestlers in the state for four years, and Central Cambria’s Max Murin and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver turned it up a few notches this season. Murin went 40-0, becoming the only area wrestler to finish undefeated, with 25 pins and eight technical falls, ...

Lazor keeps Chestnut Ridge on successful path

Chestnut Ridge’s Greg Lazor has only been coaching at Chestnut Ridge for nine years, but he’s led the Lions to 171 wins, six straight District 5 Tournament titles and five straight District 5 Duals crowns. The coaching honors have started to pile up too. Lazor has been voted the ...

Manley excels at Border Brawl

JOHNSTOWN — Cole Manley was named the outstanding wrestling for Team Pennsylvania in the Keystone State’s 47-12 victory over Team Maryland/West Virginia in the second annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic on Friday night at Pitt-Johnstown. Manley, who was a four-time PIAA ...

Murin, Oliver set for Dapper Dan

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror The Mirror coverage area is rarely represented in the prestigious Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic, but there will be two area wrestlers competing against United States All-Stars this year. Central Cambria two-time state champion Max Murin and Huntingdon two-time ...

DeSanto-Lee match was roof-rattling bout for the ages

There were two championship finals bouts in the Class 2A and Class 3A state tournaments that had the crowd buzzing well after they ended, and one rattled the roof because of the crowd reaction. I thought nothing could beat the intensity, drama and crowd noise of the Class 2A 138-pound finals ...

Gill puts competition in proper perspective

HERSHEY — Canon-McMillan’s Brendan Furman, who went on to win the 285-pound title at the PIAA Class 3A Championships, had just pinned Hollidaysburg’s Hunter Gill in 40 seconds in the quarterfinals. Most wrestlers obey an unwritten tournament sportsmanship tradition by shaking the hands ...

Final wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 44-1 2. McCoy CR 43-3 3. McGill CR 43-7 4. Murin CC 40-0 5. Brown MV 39-3 6. Biddle Cent 39-6 7. Baney Hunt 39-6 8. Deremer CR 35-8 9. Brown PC 34-12 10. Fisher Hunt 34-13 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 26 Biddle Cent 26 3. Murin CC 25 4. ...

Mirror final wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-10 2. Caleb Holderbaum Chestnut Ridge Jr 22-11 3. Hunter Dively Claysburg-Kimmel So 21-7 4. Chase Chapman Philipsburg-Osceola Fr 21-14 5. Micah DeLattre Moshannon Valley So 17-8 Ones to watch: Joey Dignan, PC; Roland Mills, Hunt; ...

Murin, McCoy, Oliver capture PIAA gold

HERSHEY — Central Cambria’s Max Murin, Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver all trailed at one point in their title bouts at the PIAA Class 2A Championships on Saturday afternoon. They just didn’t let their respective outcomes stay that way. All three ...

Lions’ Manley entices opponent into loss en route to semifinals

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HERSHEY — Altoona’s Cole Manley was having trouble getting any offense going against Bethlehem Catholic’s Jarred Papcsy in their 132-pound PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal on Friday afternoon at the Giant Center. So, down 1-0, he tried something different on the ...

Three area top seeds will wrestle in finals today

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HERSHEY — Central Cambria’s Max Murin, Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy and Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver have been ranked No. 1 at their weights for most of the season. Today, they’re a little closer to becoming the ultimate No. 1 wrestler at their ...

Three shine on first day

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HERSHEY – Altoona’s Cole Manley debuted this season in January by moving up to 138 to wrestle Hollidaysburg’s Nathan Swartz after rehabbing his surgically-repaired shoulder. On the opening day of the PIAA Class 3A Championships at the Giant Center in ...

Ridge, Bearcats off to strong starts

HERSHEY — Both Chestnut Ridge and Huntingdon went 3-for-3 with a combined three pins, a technical fall, major decision and decision on the first day of the PIAA Class 2A Championships on Friday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Ridge’s top-ranked Justin McCoy (145), Morgan Deremer (160) and ...

Three area top seeds begin quest

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Central Cambria’s Max Murin (138), Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy (145) and Huntingdon returning state champion Jacob Oliver (170) are all ranked No. 1 at their weights going into the PIAAA Class 2A Championships. Moshannon Valley’s second-ranked Larry ...

PIAA Class 2A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming PIAA wrestling tournament: 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Beau Bayless, Reynolds vs. Josh Boozel, Mount Union. Champion: Bayless. Comment: Tempted to go with a District 6 and SW Regional rematch between Bishop McCort freshman and Bedford native Kaden ...

Manley getting his last shot to add to his Altoona history

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Altoona coach Joel Gilbert found star 132-pound senior Cole Manley doing back flips in the wrestling room before the Northwest Regional Tournament started. It didn’t exactly make Gilbert’s day to see that, but Manley was excited and ready to go. The PIAA ...