Wrestling

Ridge still dominating D5 with coaching, young talent

Some District 5 wrestling teams probably looked at all of the Chestnut seniors graduating last season, including 2017 state champion Justin McCoy, and thought the 2018-19 season might be the year the Lions come back to the pack. Nope, didn’t happen. Instead, the Lions reloaded, filling ...

Golden Eagles slip past Bellwood

TYRONE — Tyrone got pins from Ashton Sipes at 113 and Hunter Walk at 120 in the final two bouts of the night to score a 42-36 win over rival Bellwood-Antis in high school wrestling action Monday night. The Golden Eagles also got falls from Mason Walls (126), Tommy Hicks (170), Aric Reader ...

Bearcats fall to WH

TYRONE — Huntingdon and Westmont Hilltop met in the District 6 Class 2A Team Duals finals for the second straight year on Saturday afternoon at Tyrone High School. And for the second straight year, the Hilltoppers took home the title. Westmont pulled away from the charging Bearcats by ...

Ridge captures title

NEW PARIS — Chestnut Ridge had continued to show its dominance in District 5 this season – even with a lineup that includes four freshmen starters. The Lions continued their reign on Saturday afternoon in their home gym by beating an improved Bedford, 52-14, in the District 5 Duals ...

Bisons pull off upset at districts

BERLIN — The Bedford wrestling team pulled off an upset Thursday night in the District 5 Team Duals, beating No. 3 seed Berlin Brothersvalley, 40-30, in high school action. Bedford (7-5), which went into the match as the No. 6 seed, will wrestle North Star Saturday in the semifinals. The ...

Freshman comes through in the clutch for Vikings

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com FLINTON — With Tristan Rutter out of the lineup with a broken leg he sustained at the Fred Bell Tournament, Glendale coach Billy Dubler figured he needed to gamble a little bit against West Branch in their District 6 Duals Class 2A ...

P-O eliminated by Hilltoppers

JOHNSTOWN — The Philipsburg-Osceola wrestling team was eliminated from the District 6 2A Team Duals Tuesday night, thanks to a 51-15 loss to Westmont Hilltop in high school action. The Mounties (9-6) were the No. 7 seed while Westmont was No. 2. P-O’s only victories came from Chase ...

‘Feed me’ gesture stokes fire of growing rivalry

The growing rivalry between Bedford’s Kaden Cassidy and Everett’s Garret Cornell really didn’t need much added to it to it. The anticipation of their Thomas Chevrolet Tournament bout was pretty high. Both are state placers — Cornell finished third last season while Cassidy was third ...

Motivating factor: Ridge’s McGill focused on winning elusive state gold

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill cleared a big hurdle in the quarterfinals of last year’s PIAA Class 2A Championships by beating Wyalusing’s returning state champ Creighton Edsell, 4-2. McGill then jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Port Allegheny’s Jacob ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 20-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 23-1 3. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 20-8 4. Ashton Sipes Tyrone Fr 9-6 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 16-9 Ones to watch: Trevor Husick, TM; Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

McGill, Thomas go hand in hand

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com BEDFORD – Chestnut Ridge’s Jared McGill has his goals set for PIAA gold in March, but another title at the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament will do for now. McGill blitzed his way through the 27-team tournament with three pins and a 13-2 major ...

MV’s Dale takes home title at 152

By Brian Carson For the Mirror ALLPORT — After two years of disappointment in the finals of the Ultimate Warrior Tournament, Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale finally won his championship. Dale captured the 152-pound title with a 5-0 win over Jacob Trumblower of Lake Lehman to lead the area ...

Lions on top at Thomas tourney

BEDFORD — Chestnut Ridge stands alone at the top of the team standings after the first day of the 2019 Thomas Chevrolet tournament at Bedford High School. The host Bison are currently in sixth with 71 points. Kai Burkett is the first of several Lions to reach the tournament semifinals ...

Tussey Mountain, Everett post victories

MOUNT UNION — Tussey Mountain won by fall in three of the first four bouts against Mount Union, and Nick Brumbaugh won by 17-10 decision at 138 to get the Titans a 45-33 win over the Trojans in high school wrestling action on Thursday night. Cole Weist, Noah Foor, Damon Lemin, Hunter Horton ...

Unknowns step into spotlight for Glendale in victory

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com FLINTON — The Glendale wrestling team not only gets big contributions from its stars, including returning state runner-up Brock McMillen, it also gets key wins from the unheralded guys. Two of the unheralded Vikings — Baine Seilhamer and Ethan ...

PC’s Brown savors state medal after tough loss

Penn Cambria’s Derek Brown was in awe of his first state tournament as a sophomore, but he nearly created some shock and awe in his second PIAA Class 2A Championships as a junior. He made it to the 170-pound semifinals, where he dropped a 15-9 heartbreaking decision to Susquehanna ...

Niebauer’s move to CC as coach was inevitable

Matt Niebauer was with his brother, Todd, as an assistant coach at Penn Cambria so long he lost track of how long he was there. Through most of Todd’s 16 previous years as head coach, Matt was there in dual meets, regular season tournaments and postseason tournaments. But in the spring, ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 15-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 17-1 3. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 12-6 4. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 16-5 5. Trevor Husick Tussey Mountain Fr 16-3 Ones to watch: Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent; Eden Wagner, ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Mills Hunt 23-6 2. Col. Sossong Port 22-3 3. Brown PC 21-2 4. Croft CC 21-4 5. Kocik Hunt 21-9 6. Sarbo Alt 20-1 7. Cornell Ever 19-0 8. Smychynsky PC 19-3 9. Hileman Alt 19-4 10. C. Proudfit PC 19-5 PINS 1. Reed Hunt 15 2. Seace CR 14 Deline Hunt 14 ...

Family mat-ters: Niebauer brothers go head to head

EBENSBURG — Matt Niebauer assisted his brother, Todd Niebauer, for many years at Penn Cambria, coaching many wrestlers, including some of the current Panthers. Matt, though, became the head coach at Central Cambria in the offseason after the departure of Bob Nikolishen. So, it was kind of ...