Wrestling

Lions, Tigers go 1-3 in duals

WINGATE — Both the Altoona and Hollidaysburg Area High School wrestling teams went 1-3 on Saturday at the Bald Eagle Area Duals in scholastic action. Altoona beat Warwick, 38-37, on Criteria H, which is most points scored in the first period. Hollidaysburg also beat Warwick, 38-33. The ...

Trio use pins to lead Tussey Mountain to victory

CLAYSBURG — Brady Villa (132), Seth Grove (182), and Nick Thompson (220) all won by fall as Tussey Mountain defeated Claysburg-Kimmel, 42-35, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. Claysburg received major decisions from Cade Keithley (138) and Kobe Harr (170), and pinfalls from ...

Mounties work for extra points, top Central

PHILIPSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola coach Brad Pataky says he has noticed his wrestling team working for bonus points early in the season, especially at the recent Conestoga Valley Tournament. That was clearly evident against Central on Wednesday night at the P-O gymnasium. The now 2-0 ...

Ball gets things rolling for winning Black Knights

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror FLINTON — Joe Ball is known more for his exploits on the first day of the District 6 Class 2A Tournament, where he’s pulled off upsets of higher seeded wrestlers the last two seasons. But on Tuesday night, the Moshannon Valley senior proved he can win big ...

Year of the championship

More than perhaps any other year in recent memory, the calendar year 2017 brought something special for just about every sports fan in the Altoona Mirrorás readership area. Name the sport, and there was a corresponding honor or accolade for an athletic team or individual. Penn State ...

2017 in review

JANUARY n The Penn State football team loses a heartbreaker in the Rose Bowl, 52-49, to USC on a last-second 46-yard field goal. n Penn State’s Chris Godwin and Garrett Sickels announce they will leave early for the NFL Draft. Teammate Marcus Allen announces he will return for his senior ...

Fisher runner-up at Conestoga

LANCASTER — Philipsburg-Osceola and Huntingdon were ninth and 10th, respectively, at the Conestoga Valley Holiday Classic in high school wrestling on Saturday. The Mounties finished with 111 team points, while the Bearcats checked in with 106.5. Huntingdon 220-pounder Landon Fisher posted ...

Portage finishes ninth at West Mifflin tourney

WEST MIFFLIN — Sparked by a trio of third-place individual showings, Portage took ninth place out of 36 teams at the DeAugustino Holiday Tournament at West Mifflin High School in wrestling Friday. Cole Sossong (160), Corey Sossong (120) and Logan Shaffer (126) each won in the consolation ...

Warriors top Hornets

ALEXANDRIA — Cody Rock (220 pounds), Garret Cornell (126), Evan Brennan (132), Liam Flaherty (138), Lane Younker (145) and Luis Saldivar (160) all won by fall as Everett doubled up Juniata Valley, 46-23, in high school wrestling on Thursday evening. William Emery pinned his opponent for the ...

Claysburg-Kimmel falls at Mt. Union

MOUNT UNION — Cade Keithley and Blayde Shawley pinned their opponents, but Claysburg-Kimmel came up short against Mount Union, 48-22, in a high school wrestling dual meet on Wednesday night. The dual victory was the Trojans’ 600th in school history. 106—Beatty, MU, won by forfeit; ...

Black Knights falter

HOUTZDALE — Mount Union scored four wins by forfeit and three by true fall in a 45-31 dual meet victory over host Moshannon Valley Friday night in high school wrestling action. Mo Valley (4-3) got a true fall from Joe Ball at 132. 106—Beatty, MU, won by forfeit. 113—DeLattre, MV, ...

Bearcats bounce back from BEA loss with easy victory

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon wrestling team had only a couple of days to chew on a five-point loss to Bald Eagle Area, so focus was a concern going into Thursday night’s match against Hollidaysburg. No need to worry, though, for Huntingdon coach Jon Mykut ...

Propst, Brennan help deliver key wins in Everett victory

CLAYSBURG — Logan Propst and Evan Brennan won by fall as Everett edged Claysburg Kimmel, 40-33, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. The Bulldogs got pins from Dalton Corle and Liam Lafferty. 195—Clark, E, won by forfeit; 220—Propst, E, pinned Dodson, :32; 285—Corle, CK, ...

Close matches don’t fall Scarlet Dragons’ way

MARTINSBURG — Of the 13 contested bouts between Central and Clearfield, three of them were decided by three points or less. Unfortunately for the Scarlet Dragons, those three didn’t go their way. The Dragons recorded five pins to Clearfield’s four, but the Bison captured close wins at ...

Bellwood-Antis edges C-K

CLAYSBURG — Ty Noonan opened the match at 132 pounds with a pin of Zach Claycomb in 4 minutes, 20 seconds to set the tone, and with pins from Trentin Whaley (182) and Evan Pellegrine (285), Bellwood-Antis defeated Claysburg-Kimmel, 33-28, in high school wrestling on Tuesday. Claysburg’s ...

Altoona shines at Panther Holiday Classic

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror CRESSON — Altoona’s Parker McClellan is on a mission for a state medal this season, and if his weekend wrestling is any indication, the senior is on course to make a run. McClellan captured his second title at the Panther Holiday Classic — formerly the ...

Chestnut Ridge wins King of Mountain

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge won the King of the Mountain title with 168.5 points over runner-up Philipsburg-Osceola, which compiled 157.5 points in the 32-team field. The Lions had three champions, including Justin McCoy, who topped Philipsburg-Osceola’s Brian Meyer by major decision, 9-1, ...

New-look Bearcats still putting up victories

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — For the Huntingdon wrestling team, it’s a new season with some new starters in the lineup, and the Bearcats are wearing the new alternate two-piece uniforms instead of singlets. But the Bearcats, who have won four straight District 6 Class 2A ...

Panthers hold off Red Devils

CRESSON — Leading 32-30, Penn Cambria’s Brock Talko sealed his team’s win over Central Cambria with a fall in 1:25 over Thomas Beyer at 145 as the Panthers beat the Red Devils, 38-30, in high school wrestling action Tuesday night. The Panthers got falls from Kayleb Stoy (195) and Gavin ...

P-O wins Mountaineer tourney

PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team started the 2017-18 season with a bang on Saturday by winning its J.J. Powell Mountaineer Tournament and capturing four individual titles, including Outstanding Wrestler Matt Johnson. The Mounties won the team title by 19 points, 210-191, ...