Wrestling

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 18-7 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 10-5 3. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 17-9 4. Alex Bowman Central Fr 8-4 5. Hunter Horton Tussey Mountain Fr 11-7 Ones to watch: Matthew Davis, CH; Garrett Misiura, Glen; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. Brock ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 29-1 2. L. Shaffer Port 29-7 3. Col. Sossong Port 28-6 4. McGill CR 27-0 5. McCoy CR 26-1 6. Fisher Hunt 26-2 7. Brown PC 26-4 8. Simmons CH 25-4 9. Sarbo Alt 25-5 10. Cornell Ever 24-2 PINS 1. Fisher Hunt 17 McCoy CR 17 3. Link CH 16 ...

McCready, Simmers capture tourney titles

MORRISDALE — Hollidaysburg’s Mason McCready and Altoona’s Nate Simmers claimed titles at the 31-team Ultimate Warrior Tournament at West Branch High School in wrestling action on Saturday. McCready won the 182-pound class with a 5-2 decision over West Branch’s Kyle Myers in the ...

McCoy triumphs at Thomas

BEDFORD — It was a little harder than last year, but Chestnut Ridge returning state champion Justin McCoy was still able to enjoy his third Thomas Chevrolet Tournament title. McCoy pinned his way to the finals, but he had to go the full six minutes in a 4-1 win over Burrell’s Corey ...

Ridge takes command at Thomas tourney

Chestnut Ridge advanced six wrestlers to the semifinals and leads the team competition after the first day of the 28-team Thomas Tournament at Bedford Area High School on Friday. Kai Burkett (106 pounds), Scotty Miller (138), Justin McCoy (152), Jared McGill (170), Austin Crouse (182) and ...

Bearcats crush Rams

SPRING MILLS — Caden Reamer Brynen Kisiel, Andrew Finkle, Ryder Kocik, Isiah Reed and Cody Bilger won by fall as Huntingdon topped Penns Valley, 60-12, Thursday night in high school wrestling action. 120—Reamer, H, pinned Dolheimer, 4:29; 126—Kisiel, H, pinned Stamm, 3:50; 132—Benson, ...

Bearcats rally at the end to beat Philipsburg

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG — The first eight bouts in Wednesday’s grueling wrestling battle between once-beaten Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola were all decisions, which the teams split. The Mounties rallied to win two of those, including Brandon ...

Tigers triumph

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Collin Smilnak’s pin at 106 secured Hollidaysburg’s 42-33 win at Punxsutawney in high school wrestling Wednesday. Gus Dellinger (195), Mason McCready (182) and Nathan Swartz (138) also notched pins for the Golden Tigers. 126—Dively, H, won by forfeit. ...

NB pins loss on Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Northern Bedford chalked up four falls and five forfeit wins in rolling past Bellwood-Antis, 60-15, in high school wrestling action Tuesday. Eyziak Cottle, Chase Eller, Tristin Guyer and Kyle Guyer recorded the falls for the Black Panthers. Bellwood’s Trentin Whaley won by ...

Thomas Tourney is one of the best regionally

This upcoming weekend marks the return of one of the toughest local tournaments — the Thomas Chevrolet Tournament, where more than 20 schools will squeeze into the Bedford High School gym to battle some of the best Class AA competition in the region. It’s been called a mini-Southwest ...

Tyrone graduate on Purdue coaching staff

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com It was only in late August when Purdue wrestling head coach Tony Ersland hired Tyrone graduate A.J. Schopp as an assistant coach. Schopp had been an assistant for two years at South Dakota State after being a three-time All-American at Edinboro ...

Central Cambria takes second

CLAYSBURG — Central Cambria finished as the runner-up at the Claysburg Pizza Duals winning, 39-27 over Meyersdale, 55-20 over Claysburg-Kimmel, 46-28 over Marion Center and 54-27 over Glendale before losing 52-16 to champion Northern Lebanon in high school wrestling Saturday. Central ...

Bearcats overcome early deficit to take down Lions

By Ryan Kuhn For the Mirror After Altoona took an early lead, Huntingdon pulled away late to earn a 41-23 victory Thursday night in high school wrestling action at the Altoona Area Junior High School Fieldhouse. “It’s always a good match against Altoona,” Huntingdon coach Jon Mykut ...

PC dominates Bedford

CRESSON — Penn Cambria coach Todd Niebauer and Bedford coach Brian Creps came to an agreement on the Panthers’ senior night that all five of the PC seniors would get to wrestle. With Bedford missing starters Greg Edwards and Matt Emerick at 106 and 126, respectively, and the Bisons ...

Dragons pick up two victories

THREE SPRINGS — In a double-dual meet at Southern Huntingdon, Central took care of Bellwood-Antis and the host Rockets to improve to 4-4 in high school wrestling on Thursday. In a 46-24 win over the Blue Devils, Central got pins from Nathan Daniels, Cameron Ulery, Braeden Swab and Damian ...

Everett topples Glendale

WARFORDSBURG — Glendale took a 27-24 lead with three matches remaining, but Everett recorded two forfeits and a fall to beat the Vikings, 42-27, in high school wrestling Wednesday. Logan Propst, Cody Rock and Liam Flaherty had falls for the Warriors, and Brent Kuhn, Garrett Misiura and ...

Altoona scores early, often in win over rival Hollidaysburg

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com The course of the wrestling match between rivals Hollidaysburg and Altoona was set early on when the Mountain Lions won two close bouts at 126 and 132 pounds, respectively. Damion Finnegan moved up to 126 in the second bout of the night and beat ...

Foursome’s falls enough to give Panthers victory

LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford improved to 8-5 Tuesday night, thanks to a 51-21 win over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action. The Panthers got falls from Alex Fouse, Austin Mowry, Tyler Wirth and Kyle Guyer. Claysburg-Kimmel (1-5) received pins from Dalton corle and Hunter ...

Working his way back

As with many wrestlers of his caliber, Everett senior Liam Flaherty was wrestling in a tournament over the summer. Things were going OK until he hurt his right knee. “The guy went in on a sweep single, and I was in a pretty dangerous position,” he remembered. “We didn’t stalemate or ...

Schopp returning to area as Purdue assistant

When Penn State wrestles Purdue at home on Friday night, area wrestling fans will see a familiar face on the Boilermakers’ bench in Tyrone native A.J. Schopp. The 2010 state champion, two-state runner-up and four-time state placewinner is in his first year as an assistant coach at Purdue ...