Wrestling

Johnstown hosts jr. wrestling

Johnstown — The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau will welcome the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Junior High State Championships on March 3-4 at the 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial. The best junior high wrestlers from 14 areas throughout the ...

Six area champions crowned

For Altoona Area High School senior wrestling standout Parker McClellan, it was the icing on a very sweet proverbial cake. Along with winning his second District 6 Class 3A wrestling championship Saturday night at the Altoona Fieldhouse, McClellan captured his 100th career victory in the ...

McCoy, McGill finish on top

INDIANA — The team race between Chestnut Ridge and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy was so close on Saturday night at the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament, every bonus point win mattered. In fact, when Justin McCoy earned a 10-1 major decision over Frazier’s Thayne Lawrence in the ...

Ridge falters a bit, but still leads

INDIANA — Chestnut Ridge rolled through the preliminary round of the first day of the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament, going 10-3 and getting bonus points in all but one of those wins. They looked like they might run away with the team title they’ve been looking for since winning ...

District 6 3A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Matt Sarbo, Altoona vs. Cooper Gilham, Bald Eagle Area. Champion: Sarbo. Comment: Hard to predict how Sarbo will handle the weight drop, but giving him the edge over Gilham. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Christian Fisher, Mifflin County vs. Garrett Giedroc, Bald Eagle Area. ...

Ridge holding favorite’s role

Chestnut Ridge won its first Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament title in 2015. Since then, the Lions have finished second to Huntingdon by eight points in 2016 and by three points to Bishop McCort last season. Ridge enters this year’s tournament as one of the favorites to win a team ...

PIAA 2A SW regional picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Conner Redinger, Quaker Valley vs. Amonn Ohl, Saint Joseph’s. Champion: Redinger. Comment: Four out of the top five guys in the PA Power Wrestling rankings are at this weight. Look out for Chestnut Ridge’s Kai Burkett on Ohl’s side. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Josh ...

Lions boast 3 top seeds among six out of area

TYRONE — Nearly half of the No. 1 seeds for Saturday’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament will be represented by wrestlers from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Philipsburg-Osceola. Six area Class 3A wrestlers were tabbed No. 1 seeds at the seeding meeting on Tuesday night at Tyrone Area High ...

District 6-3A tourney will look different next season

The District 6 Class 3A Tournament will have the same teams as last season, but it will look significantly different next season. Philipsburg-Osceola and Bald Eagle Area have always wrestled in the Class 3A tournament since the class division split in 1974, but they will be competing in the ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 29-7 2. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 22-12 3. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 21-13 4. Ian Crouch Central Fr 18-15 5. Hunter Horton Tussey Mountain Fr 12-12 Ones to watch: Greg Edwards, Bed; Matthew Davis, CH; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. ...

Ridge crowns 8 champs

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — The beat went on for Chestnut Ridge and its defending state champion, Justin McCoy, at the District 5 Class 2A Wrestling Tournament Saturday night at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Sports Center. McCoy became just the ...

Area wrestlers have tough night

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Huntingdon had won four straight District 6 Class 2A titles, but that streak had to come to an end at some point. On Saturday night, the streak was ended by Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy. Saint Joseph’s ran away with the team title by 59.5 ...

After upset, Eagles’ Hicks one of 17 area semifinalists

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Tyrone’s Jamal Hicks missed 14 matches during the regular season with a broken hand he sustained during a morning workout. Hicks came back for the final dual meet against Bellwood-Antis, but he really announced his return on the first day of the ...

McCoy has good shot at history

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy has been setting school records and reaching new milestones throughout his career, and now he’s set to go where no other Ridge wrestler has gone. If the returning state champion wins a District 5 Tournament title on ...

Todd Irwin’s District 5 2A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge vs. Eli Brougher, North Star. Champion: Burkett. Comment: Semifinals are already set between Brougher and Bedford’s Greg Edwards, who could make it an all-area final. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Nathan Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge vs. Jacob ...

Bearcats look to claim 5th straight title

While the postseason tournaments become more about individuals than teams, the most intriguing part of this weekend’s District 6 Class 2A Tournament could be the team race. Huntingdon has won the team title four straight years, but the Bearcats’ streak will be threatened. The Bearcats ...

Todd Irwin’s D6 2A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Baylor Shunk, Penns Valley vs. Amonn Ohl, Saint Joseph’s. Champion: Ohl. Comment: They haven’t wrestled each other, but I’ve seen both this season, and I’m more impressed with Ohl. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Josh Boozel, Mount Union vs. Brock McMillen, Glendale. ...

Richner, Mykut garner 2A top seeds

TYRONE — Unlike previous years, top seeds were hard to come by for Mirror coverage area wrestlers at the District 6 Class 2A seeding meeting on Tuesday night at Tyrone Area High School. In fact, Moshannon Valley’s Alex Richner (126) and Huntingdon’s Alex Mykut (195) are the only No. 1 ...

Ridge’s McCoy remains true to his upbringing

There have been many opportunities in which Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy could brag about himself. He could brag about winning a Class 2A state title last year and his three state medals. He could boast about winning three District 5 titles. He could go on and on about his 156-17 ...

Time to turn focus from duals to postseason

We’ve come to the point in the high school wrestling season where we turn our focus from dual meets to postseason tournaments. The District 6 Class 2A Tournament and the District 5 Tournament begin the postseason around here. For Chestnut Ridge, its dual meet season lived up to the ...