Wrestling

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Fisher Hunt 23-2 2. Benson Hunt 21-4 3. Mykut Hunt 21-6 4. L. Shaffer Port 19-5 5. Col. Sossong Port 18-4 6. Mills Hunt 18-5 Knode Hunt 18-5 8. Cornell Ever 17-0 9. Dale MV 17-1 10. Kocik Hunt 17-3 PINS 1. Fisher Hunt 17 2. Benson Hunt 12 3. ...

Chestnut Ridge routs Bedford

NEW PARIS — Chestnut Ridge remained unbeaten in dual meets at 4-0 after dismantling Bedford, 63-7, Saturday night in high school wrestling action. Daulton Seace (285 pounds) won the first match, pinning his opponent in 1:28. That was followed by wins for Kai Burket (106), Caleb Holderbaum ...

Talented Lions simply too much for Black Panthers

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com NEW PARIS — With so much talent and balance, the Chestnut Ridge wrestling team is going to pound opposing teams like a wrecking ball slamming into a building. The wrecking ball swung on Friday night at Richard W. Fisher Gymnasium, and Northern ...

Penn Cambra falls short on road

JOHNSTOWN — Penn Cambria got a fall from Derek Brown at 182 pounds and a technical fall from Jarred Stoy at 170, but it wasn’t enough as Westmont Hilltop downed Penn Cambria, 33-26, Friday night in high school wrestling action. 113—Blackburn, WH, won by forfeit. 120—Christie, WH, ...

Dragons close strong to earn win

LOYSBURG — Central wrestling pulled away late by scoring points in the last four weight classes on the road to defeat Northern Bedford, 42-30, Thursday night. With Northern Bedford leading, 30-19, after a forfeit at 285 pounds, the Scarlet Dragons scored a fall, technical fall and two ...

Golden Tigers get six pins in home victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was the second period of the 160-pound bout, and things were looking bleak for Hollidaysburg’s Nate Fisher. He was losing 6-0 to Penns Valley’s Abraham Allebach after getting taken down for a second time. Fisher, a junior, wasn’t panicking, though. “I got scored ...

P-O goes down to wire in loss at DuBois

DuBOIS — DuBois got a forfeit win at 126 from Ed Scott in the final matchup of the night which gave the Beavers a 34-33 win over Philipsburg-Osceola in high school wrestling action Thursday. The Mounties went ahead, 33-28, at 120 when Chase Chapman pinned Lance Brown in ...

Warriors dominate Devils, improve to 4-3

BELLWOOD — The dual meet between Bellwood-Antis and Everett started and ended with convincing individual bout wins by B-A’s Trentin Whaley at 182 and Colton Gority at 170. Fortunately for Everett, there were a lot more bouts in between. The now 4-3 Warriors recorded three pins, ...

New season already has big bouts, huge wins

Happy 2018 to all the local area wrestling fans, wrestlers and coaches! So far, the season has seen some big bouts, big wins, surprising losses and a subtle shift in the look of wrestling gear. It’s time to recognize some of the wrestlers and teams with the first edition of the 2017-18 ...

P-O’s Johnson healed, off to strong start

After finishing fourth in the Northwest Regional Tournament as a sophomore, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Matt Johnson was poised to have a junior year that might take him to the PIAA Championships. But early in the season, in late December, at the Conestoga Valley Buckskin Classic, Johnson ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 7-5 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 8-3 3. Matthew Davis Cambria Heights Fr 9-3 4. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 5-3 5. Collin Sparr Juniata Valley Fr 6-2 Ones to watch: Collin Smilnak, Holl; Robert Sloan, TM; Ian Crouch, Cent 113 POUNDS 1. ...

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 ...