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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 ...

PIAA 3A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming PIAA wrestling tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Doug Zapf, Downingtown West vs. Darren Miller, Kiski Area. Champion: Zapf. Comment: DuBois freshman star Trenton Donahue could meet up with Miller in semis. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Louis ...

CC’s Murin full of confidence heading to states

After his 3-2 loss to Athens’ Brian Courtney in the 126-pound final at the PIAA Class 2A Championships last year, Central Cambria’s Max Murin sat dejectedly against a wall in a hallway. A returning state champion, his dream of being a three-time state champ was dashed. He had his chance ...

Pfahler will be remembered for great state tourney

I was shocked and in disbelief on Thursday night when I saw a Facebook status that former Chestnut Ridge wrestler Gary Pfahler had died. It couldn’t be true, I thought. He was so young. In 2008, I had covered him as he shocked so many by beating Burrell’s returning state champion, ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-8 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; ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 40-1 2. McCoy CR 39-3 3. McGill CR 39-5 4. Murin CC 36-0 5. Brown MV 36-1 6. Biddle Cent 35-4 7. Baney Hunt 34-5 8. Deremer CR 34-6 9. McClellan Alt 33-5 10. Simmons CH 33-8 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 24 2. Biddle Cent 23 3. Murin CC 22 4. ...

Mountain Lions, Tigers strong on day 1

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror It was a pretty good opening night for 10 of the 15 area wrestlers in the Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament on Friday at the AAHA Fieldhouse. Altoona advanced five of its seven regional qualifiers into the semifinals, including 160-pounder Hunter ...

Chestnut Ridge wrestling legend dead at 26

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror Gary Pfahler became a trailblazer when he wrestled at Chestnut Ridge, becoming the school’s first state champion in any sport in 2008 and earning Bedford County’s first state title in 25 years. Pfahler, named the Mirror’s Wrestler of the Year in ...

Lions, Tigers combine for 12 at regionals

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror For a few of the 15 area wrestlers, this weekend’s Northwest Regional Class 3A Tournament at the AAHS Fieldhouse will serve as a launching pad for next week’s PIAA Championships. For others, they’ll have to be on top of their game to grab one of the ...

PIAA Northwest 3A wrestling predictions

Todd Irwin’s annual predictions for the upcoming regional wrestling tournament. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Andrew Brest, General McLane vs. Trenton Donahue, DuBois. Champion: Donahue. Comment: Bellefonte’s Cole Stewart and Mifflin County’s Christian Fisher could make it a District 6 rematch ...

MV’s Brown gives it all he has to win regionals

Moshannon Valley’s Larry Brown won the 160-pound weight class at the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament. It was arguably the deepest weight at the tournament. And you hear in his voice and in his demeanor after he came down off of the medals stand at Ed Fry Arena that the second-ranked ...

Ridge’s Williams makes up for past disappointments

Chestnut Ridge 113-pound senior Dylan Williams entered the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament with hardly any fanfare. He was coming off of a second-place finish at the District 5 Tournament, had bad memories of the “blood rounds” of past regional tournaments, had never qualified for ...

Mirror rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Allen Simmons Cambria Heights So 33-8 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; ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Oliver Hunt 40-1 2. McCoy CR 39-3 3. McGill CR 39-5 4. Murin CC 36-0 5. Brown MV 36-1 6. Biddle Cent 35-4 7. Baney Hunt 34-5 8. Deremer CR 34-6 9. Simmons CH 33-8 10. Brown PC 33-10 PINS 1. Oliver Hunt 24 2. Biddle Cent 23 3. Murin CC 22 4. ...

Quartet of Lions win titles; Manley gets fourth crown

Four was the magic number for the Altoona Area High School wrestling team at the District 6-3A tournament Saturday night. Senior 132-pounder Cole Manley became just the second wrestler in school history to win four D6 3A championships, and Manley was one of four individual champions that the ...

CC’s Murin dominates another regional

Williams, McCoy, Brown, Oliver win, too By Todd Irwin For the Mirror INDIANA — Central Cambria’s Max Murin accomplished a feat not many wrestlers in the history of the Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament have been able to do — win four titles. Murin earned his fourth title with ...

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 ...